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ALL-CALL 1/21/2021:

Good Evening Sierra-Plumas Families. This is Superintendent James Berardi with an important announcement regarding our schools.

The California Department of Public Health and CalOSHA have released brand new Guidance to Reopen all California schools. These new guidelines supersede what came before and make our existing safety plans obsolete. Many weeks went into creating our current plans and now we are required to write new plans that follow the new guidance.

This is not what we wanted to hear at this time, but we are required to start over to keep our kids in school. Please remember that even though some schools may not be in-person at this moment, we are still considered open and were expecting all district students to be back in school on February first. Our closures were temporary and were put in place to reset conditions as COVID cases increased in our county. That what our original plan was designed to do.

The intent of these new rules is to get California schools to open. This is having the potential opposite effect on our small rural county.

The district administrators, Sierra Plumas Teachers Association and the Sierra County Public Health Department have been meeting to explore potential options within the new guidance frameworks. As we continue to get a better understanding of these documents, we will share with you what the new plans look like.

You can expect to hear from your site administrator soon to explain the specifics. Please be aware that each site’s plan maybe different from the others based on facilities, staffing and other factors.

I apologize for the on-going changes, as we are attempt to keep up with new regulations that do not remain constant. I thank you again for your patience and have a good evening.
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So are they not going to be going back on the first?

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Happy Monday, I hope you are enjoying some time off on this MLK Day! Here is a transcript for tonight's 5:30 all call. Have a great day! ~Mr. Jones

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Good evening Grizzlies, this is Mr. Jones with a quick update.

Week 2 of distance learning begins this week. Students we had decent attendance for zoom classes last week so thank you!

The first semester was scheduled to end on Jan. 29th. As a staff we have decided that we want the opportunity to hold end of semester activities in person. To do this we will be extending the second semester to end on Feb. 12th. This will allow students and teachers to work together back in-person in order to bring up grades that may be lower than usual given our circumstances. This will not affect our overall school calendar.

Some of you have asked for an update on sports. While there are plans in works in CIF to allow for some sports, the California Department of Health has not authorized youth sports beyond conditioning. There is no new news to report as of yet and we’ll release any information when it becomes available from the state.

Students, you may set up appointments with your teachers during distance learning. If you need assistance please ask your teachers for an appointment either for a one on one zoom or schedule some time on campus. You may not come with others but you can come by yourself on an appointment basis only at this time. Use your asynchronous time wisely!

Lastly, parents please remember if you have positive cases in your household, and your family has been exposed, everyone in the household with exposure needs to quarantine. If you have questions please work with your local health departments in either Plumas or Sierra counties.

Have a great week and go grizzlies!
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Sierra county schools for Adult Education

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ARE YOU AN EMT THAT WANTS TO TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
WANT TO ADMINISTER LIMITED ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IN AN EMERGENCY?
THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A PARAMEDIC OR RN?
BECOME AN AEMT
DOWNIEVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IN COOPERATION WITH SIERRA COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR ADULTS
IS HOSTING AN AEMT CLASS BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2020
LOCATED AT THE DOWNIEVILLE SCHOOL
For more information
Contact MARTY CREEL at Downieville Fire Office (530) 289-0213/ 530-307-0576, mcreel7311@Gmail.com
or
WENDY JACKSON at 530-993-1660 ex 180, wjackson@spjusd.org

Want to serve your community at the next level? Perhaps you have wondered if you have what it takes to help others in a time of crisis? Maybe you have thought about getting into medicine, but you want to know if it is right for you before you invest several years into schooling?
Downieville Fire Protection District is offering an AEMT class. The class will be start in October and last approximately 3 months. Please call 289-0213 or email mcreel7311@gmail.com with any questions regarding the course.
Sierra County Fire Departments need volunteer EMT’s and Firefighters. Becoming an AEMT can be an excellent opportunity to help.
What do EMTs do?
Most people can go their entire career without making a life-or-death decision at work. Most emergency medical technicians (EMT) can't go a single day without making one.

EMTs are first responders in the event of medical emergencies. They respond to any medical emergency, but the most common are car accidents, childbirth, violent traumas, heart attacks and accidents.

Emergency medical technicians are usually dispatched by emergency operators (9-1-1). After arriving on the scene, they work with other emergency personnel (fire fighters and police) to stabilize and transport patients to hospitals best equipped to treat them.

How much do EMTs make?
The average salary for all emergency medical technicians is about $14 per hour. Emergency medical technicians with more experience or in areas with high demand can earn up to $24 per hour.

What are the education requirements to be an emt?
To become an EMT you'll need a high school diploma or GED and formal emergency training. There are three levels of EMT training. The EMT-basic covers a variety of different tasks including dealing with fractures, bleeding, cardiac emergencies and respiratory emergencies. To complete the basic coursework you'll need to pass the state written and practical exam.

The EMT-intermediate training requires the basic training and the addition of 30 to 350 training hours. You'll also learn to administer intravenous fluids, some medications and manage more advanced equipment.

Paramedic is the highest level of training. Paramedics are trained, usually at community colleges, in anatomy and physiology. In some cases, paramedics are awarded associates degrees for their training and finish the program prepared to take their NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) to become a licensed paramedic.

Career paths for EMTs
Many emergency medical technicians choose to stay in their roles for extended periods of time, but advancement opportunities do exist. Some EMTs decide to become managers and administrative directors, while others pursue careers in teaching. Those who grow tired of the demanding field can become dispatchers or physician assistants. Many people also work as EMTs as a first step into healthcare jobs such as registered nurses or doctors.

The future of EMTs
The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) expects an increase in emergency medical technician positions over the 2008-2018 decade. The increased need for emergency medical technicians is largely due to aging baby boomers. In addition to higher call volume, EMTs also have to spend longer with each patient once they reach the emergency room due to overcrowding and insurance paperwork. The longer each EMT spends with each patient, the more need there is for additional personnel to handle other calls.
Source: www.snagajob.com/job-descriptions/emt/
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ARE YOU AN EMT THAT WANTS TO TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
WANT TO ADMINISTER LIMITED ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IN AN EMERGENCY?
THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A PARAMEDIC OR RN?
BECOME AN AEMT
DOWNIEVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IN COOPERATION WITH SIERRA COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR ADULTS
IS HOSTING AN AEMT CLASS BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2020
LOCATED AT THE DOWNIEVILLE SCHOOL
For more information
Contact MARTY CREEL at Downieville Fire Office (530) 289-0213/ 530-307-0576, mcreel7311@Gmail.com
or
 WENDY JACKSON at 530-993-1660 ex 180, wjackson@spjusd.org 

Want to serve your community at the next level? Perhaps you have wondered if you have what it takes to help others in a time of crisis? Maybe you have thought about getting into medicine, but you want to know if it is right for you before you invest several years into schooling?
Downieville Fire Protection District is offering an AEMT class. The class will be start in October and last approximately 3 months. Please call 289-0213 or email mcreel7311@gmail.com with any questions regarding the course. 
Sierra County Fire Departments need volunteer EMT’s and Firefighters. Becoming an AEMT can be an excellent opportunity to help.
What do EMTs do?
Most people can go their entire career without making a life-or-death decision at work. Most emergency medical technicians (EMT) cant go a single day without making one.

EMTs are first responders in the event of medical emergencies. They respond to any medical emergency, but the most common are car accidents, childbirth, violent traumas, heart attacks and accidents.

Emergency medical technicians are usually dispatched by emergency operators (9-1-1). After arriving on the scene, they work with other emergency personnel (fire fighters and police) to stabilize and transport patients to hospitals best equipped to treat them.

How much do EMTs make?
The average salary for all emergency medical technicians is about $14 per hour. Emergency medical technicians with more experience or in areas with high demand can earn up to $24 per hour.

What are the education requirements to be an emt?
To become an EMT youll need a high school diploma or GED and formal emergency training. There are three levels of EMT training. The EMT-basic covers a variety of different tasks including dealing with fractures, bleeding, cardiac emergencies and respiratory emergencies. To complete the basic coursework youll need to pass the state written and practical exam.

The EMT-intermediate training requires the basic training and the addition of 30 to 350 training hours. Youll also learn to administer intravenous fluids, some medications and manage more advanced equipment.

Paramedic is the highest level of training. Paramedics are trained, usually at community colleges, in anatomy and physiology. In some cases, paramedics are awarded associates degrees for their training and finish the program prepared to take their NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) to become a licensed paramedic.

Career paths for EMTs
Many emergency medical technicians choose to stay in their roles for extended periods of time, but advancement opportunities do exist. Some EMTs decide to become managers and administrative directors, while others pursue careers in teaching. Those who grow tired of the demanding field can become dispatchers or physician assistants. Many people also work as EMTs as a first step into healthcare jobs such as registered nurses or doctors.

The future of EMTs
The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) expects an increase in emergency medical technician positions over the 2008-2018 decade. The increased need for emergency medical technicians is largely due to aging baby boomers. In addition to higher call volume, EMTs also have to spend longer with each patient once they reach the emergency room due to overcrowding and insurance paperwork. The longer each EMT spends with each patient, the more need there is for additional personnel to handle other calls.
Source: https://www.snagajob.com/job-descriptions/emt/

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