Meet Our Staff
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1130)
Email Melendy, Kimi
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1132)
Email Blakey, Celestia
Data & Assessment Coordinator
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1133)
Email Bliss, Lisa
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1138)
Email Hargis, Bonnie
Students in Transition Coordinator
and Foster Care Liaison
775-423-2181 (Ext. 4151)
Email Johnson, Carolann
Family Services Specialist-Indian Education
775-423-7701 Ext. 3404
Email Kelsey, Andria
Data Management Specialist
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1131)
Email Lowe, Annalisa
775-423-2181 (Ext. 151)
Email Pacheco, Carlene
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1137)
Email Richardson, Michelle
Parent and Community
775-423-0462 (Ext. 1135)
Email Sheldon, Kristin
Email Waite, Nathan
District Performance Plans
ES | 2016-17 District Performance Plan (535 KB) 16-May-2017
Required Posting of Elementary Average Daily Attendance and Class Sizes
Assembly Bill 2, approved during the 2013 special session, requires the District to post information on the average daily attendance and class size for each of our elementary schools, as well as any variances in the prescribed student/teacher ratios granted by the State Board. Please find that information below. Questions should be directed to the Educational Services Department (775) 423-0462.
Elementary (K-5) Class Sizes
ES | 2017-2018 Class Sizes - Quarter 3 (33 KB) 10-May-2018
ES | 2017-2018 Class Sizes - Quarter 2 (33 KB) 19-Jan-2018
ES | 2017-2018 Class Sizes - Quarter 1 (34 KB) 26-Oct-2017
ES | 2016-2017 Class Sizes - Quarter 4 (34 KB) 17-Jul-2017
ES | 2016-2017 Class Sizes - Quarter 3 (92 KB) 17-Apr-2017
ES | 2016-2017 Class Sizes - Quarter 2 (40 KB) 19-Jan-2017
ES | 2016-2017 Class Sizes - Quarter 1 (40 KB) 19-Jan-2017
ES | 2015-2016 Class Sizes - Quarter 4 (93 KB) 12-Jul-2016
ES | 2015-2016 Class Sizes - Quarter 3 (93 KB) 18-Apr-2016
ES | 2015-2016 Class Sizes - Quarter 2 (70 KB) 20-Jan-2016
ES | 2015-2016 Class Sizes - Quarter 1 (34 KB) 27-Oct-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Class Sizes - Quarter 4 (87 KB) 10-Jul-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Class Sizes - Quarter 3 (42 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Class Sizes - Quarter 2 (125 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Class Sizes - Quarter 1 (42 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Class Sizes (32 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Approved Variances - Quarter 4 (100 KB) 10-Jul-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Approved Variances - Quarter 3 (101 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Approved Variances - Quarter 2 (102 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2014-2015 Approved Variances - Quarter 1 (106 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2013-2014 Approved Variances - Quarter 3 (213 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2013-2014 Class Sizes - Quarter 3 (35 KB) 12-Jun-2015
ES | 2013-2014 Class Sizes - Quarter 1 (36 KB) 12-Jun-2015
Churchill County School District - Assessments
The Churchill County School District assessment program supports teaching and learning through the administration of district and state mandated assessments. This comprehensive series of assessments, offered in various test formats and with varying purposes, provides opportunities for the district, schools, teachers, students, and parents to assess, monitor, and improve student achievement.
2017-2018 List of Assessments and Assessment Schedule
|Assessment||Test Window/Date||Grades Tested||Test Vendor|
|Brigance Early Childhood Screen||August 14 - September 15||PreK-K||Curriculum Associates|
|Fall MAP Assessment||August 28 - September 29||K-8||Northwest Education Association - NWEA|
|Winter MAP Assessment||December 4 - February 2||K-8||Northwest Education Association - NWEA|
|English Language Proficiency Assessment*||January 8 - March 2||K||World Class Instructional Design Assessment - WIDA|
|English Language Proficiency Assessment*||January 22 - March 2||1-12||World Class Instructional Design Assessment - WIDA|
|Nevada Alternate Assessment*||February 28-May 23||3-8 and 11||Data Recognition Corporation - DRC|
|ACT-College/Career Readiness Exam||February 27||11||ACT|
|State Smarter Balanced Assessment||March 5 - May 25||3-8||SMARTER Balanced Consortium - SBAC|
|State Science Assessment||March 5 - May 26||5, 8, and HS||Data Recognition Corporation - DRC|
|Spring MAP Assessment||March 5-May 25||K-8||Northwest Education Association - NWEA|
|CTE Assessments*||TBD||High School||Nevada Department of Education - NDE|
|*Indicates an assessment administered only to students that meet certain qualifications.|
State Academic Assessments | English Language Arts & Mathematics - Grades 3-8
Nevada assesses students' academic achievement in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8 using the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests. Results from the tests show students' progress toward mastering the Nevada Academic Content Standards. The state also requires that students in grades 5 and 8 take a science exam.Visit the Smarter Balanced Website
SBAC Digital Library Login PageThe SBAC Digital Library offers instructional and professional learning resources for grades K-12.
Visit the SBAC Digital Library
SBAC State Administration - ELA & Mathematics Grades 3-8
2017 Nevada Summative Achievement Level Cut Scores (83 KB) 03-Jan-2018
2017-18 SBAC Test Admin Manual (1559 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Accommodations Guide (729 KB) 03-Jan-2018
CCSD SBAC Math Blueprints (358 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Confidentiality Agreement 2017-18 (18 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Estimated Testing Times (86 KB) 03-Jan-2018
FAQs - Smarter Balanced Assessment (206 KB) 03-Jan-2018
IEP 504 Accommodations 2017-18 (46 KB) 03-Jan-2018
SBAC Math & Eureka Alignment (293 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Score Report Guide (English) (536 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Score Report Guide (Spanish) (124 KB) 03-Jan-2018
SBAC Practice and Training Tests
The Smarter Balanced Practice Test and the Training Test provide students with a preview of test questions aligned to academic standards in both English language arts/literacy and math. Both resources can help teachers and students prepare for the Smarter Balanced assessments.View Practice & Training Tests
Sample Test Items by Grade, Subject, Claims
Measurement of Academic Progress - MAP | Reading & Mathematics - Grades K-8
MAP is a Nevada Academic Content Standards aligned, adaptive, and computerized assessment program that provides educators, students and parents with information to improve teaching and learning. Educators use the academic growth and achievement data provided by MAP to implement instruction focused specifically on students’ needs. CCSD students in grades K-8 take the reading and math MAP at least two times during the school year. Individual schools may choose to MAP test a third time during the year.Visit the NWEA-MAP Website
- Teacher Login-Test Administration Dashboard & Reports
- MAP Reports Reference Guide
- Khan Academy Practice Exercises
2017-18 MAP Target Scores (203 KB) 03-Jan-2018
MAP Concepts & Vocabulary (203 KB) 03-Jan-2018
MAP Troubleshooting Guide (339 KB) 08-Feb-2018
NWEA MAP - Proctor Directions (1121 KB) 08-Feb-2018
Parent Guide (English) (248 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Parent Guide (Spanish) (0 KB) 03-Jan-2018
RIT Reference Brochure (12230 KB) 03-Jan-2018
College and Career Readiness Assessment - ACT | Writing, Reading, English, Math & Science - Grade 11
Nevada’s system of education continues to move forward with college and career readiness as a priority for all students. In support of this, Nevada administers the ACT as its College and Career Readiness Assessment. All students in grade 11 are required to take the test; however, there are no Nevada requirements to pass the exam.Visit the ACT Website
Preparing for the ACT - For Students (English) (1433 KB) 03-Jan-2018
Preparing for the ACT - For Students (Spanish) (1473 KB) 03-Jan-2018
English Language Proficiency Assessment - ELPA | All Limited English Proficient Students
Nevada’s system of education continues to move forward with college and career readiness as a priority for all students. In support of this, Nevada administers the ACT as its College and Career Readiness Assessment. All students in grade 11 are required to take the test; however, there are no Nevada requirements to pass the exam.Visit the WIDA Website
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Brigance Early Childhood Screen | Developmental Skills - Grades Pre-K & K
The Brigance is a collection of early childhood assessments and data-gathering tools that help educators identify young learners’ specific strengths and needs in key developmental areas.Visit the Brigance Website
- Brigance Online Management System
The Brigance Online Management System is utilized to input and house the Brigance Early Childhood Screen III data. This site also offers the following resources: Family Connections, Readiness Activities, and Technical Manuals.
State of Nevada End of Course Examinations: Grades 7-13End of Course Overview
View End of Course Exams
A migrant student is a student who has moved during the last 3 years due to parent's agricultural work.
El nino migrante es aquel que se ha cambiado de escuela, pais, estado, o ciudad para que sus padres o guardians encuentren trabajo en agrucultura.
For more information please contact:
Churchill County Migrant Recruiter, Suzanne Lawrence, (775) 427-1999 email@example.com
The State Education Agency (SEA) is required to document every migrant child's eligibility for the Migrant Education Program on the national Certificate of Eligibility (COE) created by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The COE serves as the official record of the State's eligibility determination for each individual child.
- Age: The child is younger than age 22
- School Completion: The child is not a high school graduate or does not hold a high school equivalent certificate.
- Move Across School District Boundaries: The child has moved across school district lines on his or her own, or with or to join an agricultural or fishing worker.
- Date of Move: The child moved within the last 36 months.
- Purpose of move: The purpose of the worker's move is to obtain (or seek) work that is
(a) agriculture or fishing,
(b) temporary or seasonal, and
(c) an important part of providing a living for the worker and his or her family.
The official government website for the Office of Migrant Education
The Churchill County School District Indian Education Program is intended to meet the unique academic and cultural needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in all ChurchillCSD schools.
Using funding from the Title VI federal grant, the American Indian Education Program will provide the following programs and services during the school year:
- Academic advisement for any American Indian student(s) and his/her families
- Advocacy for any Gifted And Talented or Special Education American Indian student(s) and his/her families
- After-school tutoring and/or small learning community clubs
- A partnership with the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Education Department
- Vision Quest classes for 7th & 8th grade American Indian students to celebrate academic excellence and honor Native American Culture
- High School Strength of Nation facilitation
- Provide guest lectures and special presenters on American Indian history, current events, or culture
In order for students to be eligible for programs and services offered by American Indian Education, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled as a student in the Churchill County School District
- Be an enrolled member of a United States-based, state or federally recognized tribe or a descendant of an enrolled tribal member
- Have a completed Student Eligibility Certification Form (506) on file with the ChurchillCSD Indian Education Program
These programs and services were determined in partnership with the Title VI Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).
If you have ideas for future programming or activities, please contact our Indian Education Liaisons:
Title I funds are used to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
Churchill County School District currently has four Title I schools that are being served:
- E. C. Best Elementary School
- Lahontan Elementary School
- Northside Early Learning Center
- Numa Elementary School
Under Title I, School Districts are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. In particular, section 1120 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires a participating School District to provide eligible children attending private elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families with Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the School District for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school. For additional information on services to eligible private school children, see the U.S. Department of Education Office of Non-Public Education website .
Churchill County has three non-profit private school, Seventh Day Adventist School, Rock of Ages Baptist Academy and Logos Christian Academy. Logos Christian Academy has participated in the consultation process with Federal Programs and have opted to not participate in Title I services.
What is parental involvement under Elementary and Secondary Education Act?
Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. However, for the first time in the history of the ESEA, it has a specific statutory definition. The statute defines parental involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring-
- that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
- that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;
- that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
- that other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement ). [Section 9101(32), ESEA.]
What does the research show about how family involvement in children's education affects student achievement?
Studies have found that students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to-
- Earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
- Pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted;
- Attend school regularly; and
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education.
Please see McKinney-Vento Homeless Program for more information or contact Carol Johnson at 775-423-2181 Ext. 151.
Churchill County School District
Students in Transition Program (Homeless Children)
Definition of Homeless
Based on the McKinney-Vento Act, the term "homeless individual" includes:
- An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate (with electricity and plumbing) nighttime residence;
- An individual who has primary nighttime residence in a supervised, publicly or privately operated shelter for temporary accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill)
- An individual who sleeps in a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (e.g. cars, parks, motels)
- Children living with a parent in a domestic violence shelter
- An individual who is, out of necessity, living with relatives or friends due to lack of housing
- Run-away children (under 18 years of age) and children and youths who have been abandoned or forced out of the home by parents or other caretakers, or such youth (between 18 and 20 years of age) who may still be eligible for educational services who:
- Temporarily reside in shelters awaiting assistance from social services agencies
- Live alone on the street or move from place to place between family members, friends or acquaintances
- Children of migrant families who lack adequate housing
The Churchill County School District provides homeless children the opportunity to achieve the same high quality academic standards by eliminating barriers to their education. The District Homeless Liaison with the Students in Transition program works closely with site liaisons (school counselor) at every school in the district to identify over 100 children yearly. Children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, doubled up, or an unaccompanied youth can receive assistance to remove barriers to school enrollment including: transportation to school of origin, assistance obtaining school records, birth certificate and immunization records. Adequate basic needs of food, shelter and clothing for homeless children are a concern for Churchill County School District. The SIT program collaborates with our community through generous donations to provide the children with backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food. Enrichment activities such as field trips, sports, and musical instruments can be requested through the SIT program to help normalize the academic life of the homeless child.
If you need assistance please contact your school liaison.
District Transition Program Coordinator
Carol Johnson, Students in Transition Coordinator
#1 Greenwave Circle
423-2181 ext. 4151
Local Student In Transition Liaisons:
E. C. Best Elementary School
Patty Daum, Counselor
750 E. Williams Ave.
Lahontan Elementary School
Tony Venturacci, Secretary
1099 Merton Dr.
Northside Elementary School
Mandy Pitt, Secretary
340 Venturacci Lane
Numa Elementary School
Noreen Swenson, Counselor
601 Discovery Way
Churchill County Middle School
Robin Wood, Counselor
650 S. Maine St.
Churchill Co. High School
Sherry Martin and Amanda Lister, Counselors
#1 Greenwave Circle
The following items are required prior to enrollment into Churchill County School District:
Nevada Law requires all students entering public school to be immunized.
1. Current Shot Record - Nevada State Immunization Requirements:
- Polio: 3 doses - one additional dose if #3 was given prior to the 4th birthday
- DTP: 4 doses - one additional dose if #4 was given prior to the 4th birthday
- HepA: 2 doses - 2nd dose is due 6-12 month after first
- HepB: 3 doses - 2nd dose is due 1-2 months after the first; 3rd dose is due 4-6 months after the first
- Tdap: Prior to 7th grade entry
- Varicella: 2 doses for those who lack a reliable history of chickenpox
- Tdap: 1 dose - age 11-12, required for 7th grade enrollment
- MCV4: 1 dose - age 11-12, required for 7th grade enrollment
2. State-Issued Birth Certificate
- This may not be a birth record announcement form from a hospital.
- If you do not have a birth certificate you have 30 days to present one.
- This will not keep your child from being enrolled.
3. Proof of Address
- Heat bill, electric bill, rent receipt, sales contract.
We are located at 690 South Maine Street, Fallon, Nevada 89406