Principal's Corner

Photo of Principal ThomsenWelcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

On behalf of all the staff at Emerson Junior High School, I want to welcome you to this new school year. Our staff has been hard at work all summer long to get ready, and we can't wait to see you in our virtual classes starting Wednesday, August 26th. 

While we cannot be together on campus yet, we have exciting things planned in our virtual Emerson world. Students, we will take the time to help you get adjusted to our new Learning Management System (Canvas) and help with any tech glitches along the way. All of our classes will help you feel welcomed and comfortable in your learning spaces. 

Parents and Guardians, we know that you have had to make sacrifices and hard decisions to fit within this distance learning schedule. Emerson staff is here to assist in any way we can. As a team, I am confident that we can create a fantastic experience for every student.

I have spent my 21 years in education all at the middle school level. Students at this level are resilient, capable, and caring. I am so looking forward to getting to know our new students & families and reacquainted with those that are returning.

My virtual door is always open. Please email me directly at or call me at (530)757-5430 and let me know how we can help.

Let's have a fantastic year, Eagles!


Scott Thomsen, Principal
Emerson Jr. High School