Message from the Superintendent

Picture of Superintendent Julie Kehoe

Dear Placer Hills Families,

Welcome to the 2021/22 school year! I hope your summer included many fun-filled days and time with family and friends. I was lucky to be able to spend some time at the beach - one of my favorite places!

We are so excited to have our students return to a full school day, in-person schedule this year (school schedules are listed below). As we begin this school year, I am happy to announce that we will be able to once again offer sports and field trips, and volunteers will be welcomed back on campus! In addition, there are reduced quarantine requirements now in the event we encounter positive COVID-19 cases.

Please read this communication and the attachment carefully. It has information regarding the coming school year and the educational options, and their requirements, available to our Placer Hills students.

As you know, our school Board met on July 21, 2021 and took action to send a letter to CDPH requesting they consider local conditions when issuing health guidelines. A copy of this letter can be found on the District’s website.

The CDPH Guidance for Schools, that was released on July 12th, lifted many of the requirements that were in place last school year, with the exception of wearing face coverings indoors. After consulting with our legal counsel and insurance provider, we were informed that we must follow this requirement just as we had to adhere to the ones in place last year. There are financial and personal liability implications for not following these health mandates and the District has to continue to abide by them.

The good news is that masks will not be required outdoors. We will have outdoor spaces available for teaching outside and will have additional shade structures in place to help support outdoor learning.

Please use this link to read the entire CDPH Guidance for Schools:


The Board and I will continue to stay current with any updates to the CDPH Guidelines. We will adjust our District Guidelines as needed during the school year. As was our practice last year, we will not have more restrictive guidelines than what is mandated.

I realize this is a topic that our families are very passionate about on both sides of the issue. Please continue to support our teachers and site staff as they return to school eager to teach your students.

In the event that your family choice is for your students not to wear face coverings, we have a long term independent study educational option available. Please use the link to access the form if you would like your student to participate in independent study.

Independent Study Form

The attached District Guidance will be updated throughout the year as appropriate and redistributed.

We have much to be grateful for as we begin this school year! Please continue to celebrate all that makes Placer Hills the Hidden Gem that it is!


Julie Kehoe Resendez

School Schedules for the 2021/22 Year

Sierra Hills School Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:13 - 2:00

Wednesday 8:15 - 1:00

Weimar Hills School Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 3:15

Wednesday 9:00 - 2:15

Placer Hills Union School District

16801 Placer Hills Rd. Meadow Vista, CA 95722

Phone: (530) 878-2606, Fax: (530) 878-2663