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Feather River Academy

New Feather River Academy Principal: Chris Reyna

New Feather River Academy Principal: Chris Reyna

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. I am honored to be the principal of FRA/PCA. I look forward to serving and supporting students, staff and families as your principal as we continue to create an atmosphere of learning. As a former teacher, elementary, middle school, high school and alternative principal for the past 23 years, I bring with me a whole toolbelt of ideas, resources, and connections to continue to grow our school and to help us all reach new heights. 
 
At FRA/PCA we will continue to focus on customer service, academics, and safety. You can count on me to have an open-door policy. I can be reached directly via email at chrisr@sutter.k12.ca.us or by phone at (530) 822-2400.
 
Sincerely,
Mr. Reyna

Principal Chris Reyna

ABOUT US

Feather River Academy (FRA) is an Alternative Education program operated by the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools and is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association fo Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our program was created to serve students who have not been successful in traditional programs and need an alternative approach to become successful. The foundation of our alternative approach is:
 
  1. Give all students respect - their respect for us will have to be earned. One way to give students respect is to challenge them academically.

  2. Students achieve out of commitment to themselves and to those they care about. Establishing and maintaining committed, supportive, and caring relationships along with using evidence-based instructional strategies will lead to student achievement.

  3. Treat all students as individuals. This demands flexibility and adaptation to meet the academic, social, and developmental needs of each individual student. Students may be matched to Opportunity School, Independent Studies or our Community program based on a variety of factors.

  4. Instruction is the core of what we do. Without effective instruction, the other pieces meet only emotional needs and do not lead to our primary goal of academic success for each student. We are not a social services agency, we are educators.

  5. We rely on referrals from school districts, probation, and SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) to enroll each student. We then work with students and families to develop out educational plans for each student based on their individual need. An MOU (Memorandum of Understanding -a kind of partnership) continues to provide the foundation of the relationship between Feather River Academy and the referring agency. For students and families, this means the following:

Students and families cannot self-refer. Potential students must begin the enrollment process by making contact with the school district where they reside.

Students are encouraged to be successful in returning to and graduating from the school they came from. Every student can be successful in doing so through participation in the planning process and meeting the goals that were identified. We will work along with the students and families to assist in the return process.

Our curriculum (the books and materials used in the classroom) is matched to the largest referring district (Yuba City Unified). The scope and sequence of instruction (what is taught and when during the academic year) is generally aligned as well. This helps returning students become familiar with the classes they may return to.

Feather River Academy does not offer competitive athletics as that term is defined by Education Code Section 221.9 (e).

REQUEST FOR GRADE CHANGE

Pursuant to Education Code Section 49066.5(2)(b): The parent, guardian, or education rights holder of a pupil or, for a pupil 18 years of age or older, the pupil who was enrolled in high school and enrolled in a course during the 2020-2021 school year may apply to the pupil's local educational agency to have a letter grade earned for that course, as reflected on the pupil's transcript, changed to a Pass or No Pass grade. A list of colleges willing to accept these pass/fail marks can be found here.
 
Students or parents MUST submit this application to our office by October 1st in order to request this change. Changes will be processed by August 31st and students/parents may request updated transcripts after that date. 
 

PARENT NOTIFICATION

Public Notice of Application for a Permit to Construct a Source of Hazardous Air Emissions
Public Notice
Independent Study Program
FRA STUDENTS V. PROBATION BASKETBALL GAME

FRA STUDENTS V. PROBATION BASKETBALL GAME

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

Public schools throughout California are required to provide information about themselves to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). These report cards provide a variety of data to allow the public to evaluate and compare schools in seven major areas:
  • Demographic information
  • School safety and climate for learning
  • Academic data
  • Class size
  • Teacher and staff information
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Fiscal and expenditure data
 

CONTACT

Feather River Academy
1895 Lassen Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993 
530-822-2400 (main)
530-822-3267 (fax)
 
STAFF
Chris Reyna
Principal, Feather River Academy
530-822-2401
 
Londa Lamb
School Secretary
530-822-2403
 
Jenn Gomez
Receptionist
530-822-2402
 
TEACHERS
Lorena Ibarra-Heredia 
English and Social Studies
 
Jim Morasch
Science and Health
 
Mark Owen
Math
 
Jim Whitaker
Independent Studies
 
Ernie Wilder
Math and Special Education