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Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Backstage volunteers are needed to make May 8th's Dance Showcase a success!  Sign up by clicking on this link: http://signup.com/go/MQxqVzC

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/23/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

CCAA students K-12 are invited to collect boxes of adhesive bandages, in support of a local school's 10 year project recognizing the impact of the Holocaust.  Time spent reaching out to the community or sharing the story behind this project can count as community service hours--see video here or attached file for more background information.  Turn your bandages in to your homeroom teacher by May 30th for a chance for your class to win an ice cream party!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/18/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Get all of your 30 hours (and more) by being an officer for our Parent Teacher Organization!

 

CCAA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is in need of officers for 1st & 2nd Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator. The term for elected officers is two (2) years. If you are interested, please fill out the nomination form available in the school offices and return it to your student’s homeroom teacher or the office no later than 4:00 P.M., Friday, April 27, 2018

 

Elections will be held at both campuses during Open House

Walerga Campus: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Arutas Campus: Thursday, May 10, 2018  

 

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Volunteer Opportunities

Jr/Sr. ball is a few short weeks away and the students have a wish list of some items for their dessert bar they are hoping to have at their Ball. If you love to bake and have any interest in donating or buying any of the following items, please e-mail Ms. Hanson

  • Brownies
  • lemon bars
  • cupcakes chocolate and vanilla variety
  • cheesecake bites
  • chocolate covered strawberries, pretzels, and macaroons
  • Lava cake
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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/6/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

CCAA will be hosting a Health & Wellness fair, featuring many outside organizations in one place to help you have a healthier, happier home.  The fair is open to community members, and attendees will be entered in a raffle for prizes!  We hope to see you there, on the Walerga campus, April 19 from 6-7:30 PM.  See attached flier for more details.

 

We need volunteers to help our first HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR be a wonderful success!  Please email levi.henson@twinriversusd.org to volunteer.

  • Set up 5:00-5:45 - need 4-5 parents to help with set up and take down.
  • Check in table starting at 5:30 (30 minute shifts or longer) - need 2-4 parents to run a check in table
  • Room supervisors 6-7:30 (30 minutes shifts or longer) - 2 parents to monitor and supervise the gym and another set to monitor the band room
  • Clean up 7:30-8:00 - need 4-5 parents to help with take down.
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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 3/14/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Updated info!  The Renaissance Day Organizational meeting on campus is in Room 7 at 3:00pm on Thursday. We’re going to discuss the preference data from our 2016 Ren Day survey and figure out stations for this year. Please bring your awesome ideas for this years’ Ren Day.  

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Last chance to get tickets before the price goes up is this Wednesday!

We also need donations 

Father Daughter Dance tickets will be more at the door. 

If you purchased tickets, your name will be at the door.

Don't forget to bring $10 for your keepsake photo taken by professional photographers. Additional packages will be available too.  We look forward to seeing all the fun decades at our BLAST FROM THE PAST Father Daughter Dance, Friday, February 9th at 7pm. Walerga Campus.  See attached flier for details.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Did someone say HOT CRAB!?, YES THEY DID!!!  Buy your tickets at the PTO School Store link on the homepage (reminder, this is a 21 AND OLDER EVENT)

Where: North Highlands Recreation & Parks Community Center.

6040 Watt Ave. North Highlands, 95660

WHEN: Student Volunteers arrive at 4:45pm; Happy Hour: 5:30pm for no host bar and shrimp cocktails (while supplies last); Dinner Time: 6:30pm

A few more volunteers needed  email Valina.ccaa.pto@gmail.com or view on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

A big THANK YOU to all of the CCAA community who sent in donations for the silent auction. We appreciate your help in raising money for our students!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 1/30/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Volunteer Opportunities

Student Leaders have been working hard on planning CCAA's High School Winter Dance (Theme: Sweethearts) which will be held on Friday, February 2nd from 7:00-10:00 pm. This is our second high school dance of the year.

Here is a list of desired donations (a portion of specific items may be donated)

- Eggs (5 dozens) for deviled eggs.

- 4 bags of single serving mixed chips.

- 2-liter soda (Strawberry, Sprite, Root beer, Coke) one of each.

- 2 cases of mini water bottles

- 1 large bags of ice

- Sugar cookies (2 dozens)

- Mini cupcakes (3 dozens)

- Pink lemonade mix

- Chocolate fountain (To be borrowed)

- Red/White/Pink standard balloons

- red/pink paper plates

- red/pink plastic cups

- red/pink napkins

Please contact Mr. Murillo (raul.murillo@twinriversusd.org) if you would like to donate.

Student leaders truly appreciate your support!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Volunteer Opportunities and Grade 00

Ms. Fischer is requesting parent volunteers to assist with ushering students on and off stage for The Enchanted Forest Dance Showcase and other show-related duties, January 30 & 31.  Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or this SignUp link to pick your slot!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

From Ms. Fischer:  "I am inviting two parents to help clean the dance rooms each week, one at the Walerga site and one at the Arutas site, to earn volunteer hours.  I may have other projects/tasks related to dance department performances, etc. that you can help with too."

Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to sign up!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 12/20/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Until further notice CCAA volunteers will not be working any events at Golden One Center.  We will let you know when we hear from them regarding volunteer dates for our school.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 12/11/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Want to know why CCAA is such a great place to be?  See attached flier, and then come to our Applicant Info Night, Tuesday December 5th @ 6 PM on our Walerga campus.

Current CCAA families--please encourage interested friends and family to attend!  Let's keep our school growing!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Volunteer Opportunities and Parents

Our ELAC committee meets December 6th @ 9 AM in the Arutas library.  This is a great way to earn parent hours!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

CALLING ALL BAKERS!  It’s time once again to break out your mixers and rolling pins!  We need your baked goods for the upcoming CCAA 8th annual Craft Fair

Saturday, November 4, 2017.  We need both big items, like cakes and breads and single serving size items.  Please have your goods wrapped for display and sale with main ingredients (for allergy awareness).

 

Funds from this event go to help 7th & 8th grade students with the cost of the East Coast trip taken every-other year.  Your contribution can count toward Parent Hours if your student is NOT participating in this trip in the spring of 2017.  If a STUDENT makes/packages the items, it may be counted towards STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE, again only if the student is NOT participating in this trip.  PLEASE DELIVER to Mrs. Corben @ Walerga campus on Friday, 11/3 between noon and 6pm.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 10/27/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

KCRA 3 Kids Can Food Drive runs through Thursday, November 9th.  Bring canned and nonperishable food items to our school to help those less fortunate in our community.  Our donations will be supporting the North Highlands Christian Food Ministry which helps local families.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 10/18/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

All CCAA families are invited to participate in some fun family fitness on Thursday, October 12th in the Walerga Cafeteria from 6-7 PM.  Come experience some of the exercises and activities your students do during P.E.!   Adults and students of all ability and fitness levels are welcome, as exercises can be modified.  Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes, and don’t forget to bring water!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Common Vision will be coming to help us with our orchards on BOTH campuses, Saturday September 23 from 10AM to 5PM. Please bring your family and friends to help out during any of those hours! This would count as parent involvement hours for parents who work AND student community service hours for students who help!

Common Vision is the company that helped us start the orchards several years ago and we need more help to keep the orchards going or the district may remove them. Last year they replaced many of our trees, put down weed block, and updated the drip systems. Let's show them that we care about our orchards and appreciate having their expertise by providing several hands to make the work lighter for all!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Our first English Learner Advisory Council meeting will be held September 20 @ 9 AM in the Arutas library.  All are welcome!  See attached agenda for more information.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Rio Linda/Elverta County Fair has a need for volunteers. This is an opportunity to get service hours for our students who are 13 and up.

The fair is on Saturday with shifts going from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students do not need to be there all day, they can do 1-4 hours or more depending on what is available.

 

Some of the activities they may be able to do:  Kids Zone, Arts and Crafts, Bounce House

 

For more information contact Emma Casebolt at 916-563-5393, 916-919-6888 or at rlecfvolunteers@gmail.com

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 9/12/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

You can still sign up to donate items or help out on the night of the event by clicking the link on our Volunteer Opportunities page.  More details can be seen on the flier

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

CCAA will once again participate in the North Highlands Recreation and Part District Recreational Leagues and our soccer season is quickly approaching!  The deadline for soccer coach appointment and clearance is September 10th.   If you are interested in coaching either a 4-6th team or a 7-8th team for any of the seasons listed, please contact Mrs. Corben asap so we can  complete the application and clearance items and start scheduling practices.

Additional upcoming athletic opportunities for 2017-2018:

  • Elementary League (5th & 6th Grade only)
    • Soccer: Sept. 5 – Oct. 26
    • Basketball: March 12 – May 11
  • K-8 League (7th & 8th Grade only)
    • Soccer: Sept. 5 – Oct. 26
    • Cross Country:  Nov. 6 – Dec. 11
    • Volleyball: Jan. 9 – Feb. 22
    • Basketball: March 12 – May 11
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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 8/18/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Parent participation is very important to the success of our school. One way to get involved is to serve on our School Site or Charter Executive Council. Both committees meet once a month in the evening at 4:45 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

The purpose of these committees is to monitor the needs and celebrate the successes of many aspects of our school functions. These committees are made up of staff, students and parents.

 We have openings for parent members on both committees. If you are interested you can go to our school Website. There is a link to committee information. Nomination forms are also available in our school offices.  Nomination forms are due by 3:30pm on Friday, August 18.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 8/10/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Want to get a start on your parent hours or student community service hours? Walerga campus orchard needs some work plus we have some boards that need painting. Please stop by the office between 8-2 any day this week! We have some supplies available, check with Ms. Wendy at 916.566.3470 before you arrive.

 

Please remember the orchards are the responsibility of our parents. If we do not keep it looking nice, the district will remove it. Parent hours and student hours for anyone who helps get it weeded and presentable for the start of school!

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 8/1/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Our TNT Fireworks Booth, at Watt & Elkhorn (near Taco Bell), is one of the best ways to support CCAA during the year!  Visit our booth to buy your fireworks between June 28 and July 4.  Helpers are also needed to make the booth a success--links to signups are available on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities and Grade 07

CCAA's graduation for the Class of 2017 is almost here. We are in need of a few parent volunteers to help guide guests into the Memorial Auditorium and pass out programs. Student ushers will

be seating guests and handling reserved seating. If you would like to be a part of this special ceremony and receive parent hours, please email Mrs. Hanson or call 566-3470 ext.66257. We would like to have the volunteers arrive by 2:00 and the event should be over around 4:00

8th Grade promotion is almost here!  One of our traditions at CCAA is for 7th grade families to help set up for the promotion ceremony the day before and to help with food prep on the morning of (we also welcome helpers with students at other grade levels). If you can help with decorating on Tue May 30th 2-3:30PM, or food prep / reception on Wed May 31st 7-8:30AM, please email Mrs. Rowden at Debbie.rowden@twinriversusd.org

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

It's nearing the end of the year!  Please submit your parent involvement hours and community service hours online as soon as possible.  Links are available on the homepage to Parent Hour, K-6 Community Service Hour, and 7-12 Community Service Hour forms.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Mother / Son Bingo Night is almost here!  Buy tickets at the PTO SchoolStore, volunteer to help at SignUp.com, or bring in donations of Mother or Son prizes to the Arutas office asap.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


 

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages and Volunteer Opportunities

1. Mother Son Bingo, Arutas Friday May 12 4-8pm sign ups will be on the website soon for that event. 

2. Dance performance at Arutas Tu May 9, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 Showtime: 6pm need 5 parent volunteers.  Sign-ups are now online on our Volunteer Opportunities page

3. Teacher & Staff Appreciation - May 1-5. Make food for the teachers. Arutas has sign up on the website, Walerga, bring anything you want.   Hours are counted by your effort. So if you make a dish for the teachers it is the amount of time spent shopping, cooking and delivering the item. 

 

Finally, a few ongoing opportunities:

At Home Projects:

  • Volunteer to check through Grant Wrangler and other sites for any available grants
  • Volunteers needed to make costumes (see Mrs. Hughes-Corben or Ms. Williams)

At School (but not necessarily during school hours) Projects:

  • Walerga Orchard maintenance - time to pull weeds and start mowing around trees before it gets out of hand! Call Ms. Wendy to schedule a time.  This needs to be done on a regular basis!
  • Weekly Watering at Walerga - schedule a time to come in once or twice a week to hand water our rock garden, orchard, and patio areas.
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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/25/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

LAST CALL! Nominations are currently being accepted for our 2017-18 PTO Board elections.  Please see flier sent home (copy attached) to nominate by April 26th @ 4 PM.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Prom is next Saturday the 29th 7:00-10:00 & we are finalizing the details. We will be setting up for Prom on the 29th at 1:00. If you are interested in helping set up or making a donation, please e-mail desire.deanehanson@twinriversusd.org.  We will leave and come back at 6:00 to prepare the food and drink set up. We have received a couple donations but still need the following:

  • Tortilla chips-6 Lg. bags
  • Sour cream-2 Lg. containers
  • Strawberries-4 Lg. containers
  • Brownie bites-2 pk. 48
  • Churros-50
  • Pretzels-2 bags
  • Hawaiian punch-10 Gallons Blue 
  • Nacho cheese sauce-1 Lg. container
  • Chocolate chips for chocolate fountain-10 bags
  • red table skirts-4
  • yellow tablecloths-4
  • Avocados-10
  • Clear cups-100
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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/21/17




Audience: K-12 Teacher Pages, Volunteer Opportunities, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06

May 1st-5th is Staff Appreciation week at Arutas!  Sign up to bring in food, supplies or decorations to celebrate the K-6 staff:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48a5a82fa1fb6-staff

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/17/17




Audience: Volunteer Opportunities

We always need parents to volunteer to drive for field trips and other school events!

 

The process can take up to 8 weeks, and must be be completed annually.  Please do this process early in the school year. We have had some drivers not getting qualified in time and not able to drive for their event.

 

To ease the time, energy and small fee you will earn 15 parent involvement hours (if you qualify)--that's half your hours for the year just for signing up!  You can then earn additional hours for time spent driving and at events.

 

According to the Transportations policy, this process is required each year.

  1. If you do not already have a staff or volunteer badge a volunteer form must be filled out and signed by the principal. Call the district 916 566-1600 and they can guide you through the time, and requirements of getting your badge.
  2. Proof of liability insurance with coverage of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per incident.
  3. Proof of a valid California Driver’s License.
  4. Proof of current automobile registration
  5. Signed Vehicle Safety and Transportation Procedures and Requirements Form included in this packet.
  6. Signed DMV Pull Notice included in this packet.
  7. H6 report from DMV, (cannot get online), DMV fee $5.00. (example included, please take sample to DMV)

Please bring your badge, proof of insurance coverage including expiration date, current driver’s license, current  car registration, signed Safety form (included in packet), signed DMV Pull Notice (included in packet), and original H6 from DMV, to the school office.

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Posted by: Kelly Redenbaugh
Published: 4/30/16