Dear SCUSD Community Members:
I want to send this message to express my excitement on starting as the new superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District. I began my work on Saturday, July 1st by meeting with stakeholders, including members of the Fruitridge Community Collaborative and Black Parallel School Board. My Saturday ended with me participating in a Parent Teacher Home Visit, where I had the great honor of joining one of our dedicated and hard-working teachers for a visit with one of our families.
During the summer break, Sacramento City Unified School District’s Office of Safe Schools/School Resource Officer Unit wants to remind you to keep safety in mind.
Forty-one years ago, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra graduated from SCUSD’s McClatchy High School. Last week, Mr. Becerra returned to his alma mater as a distinguished alumni to meet with students and record a video message with words of advice for the class of 2017. On behalf of Mr. Becerra, the district would like to share with all of you his message to our graduates.
A free three-week summer program featuring science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEM) will be offered for elementary students in the third, fourth and fifth grades at California Middle School from July 11 to Aug. 4.
We all know about summer slide, but we are committed to seeing your student soar over this Summer break.
SCUSD secondary schools have submitted their summer reading lists and assignments, so that students have easy access to the learning and assignments/activities due upon their return in the new school year. In addition to class assignment lists, wherever possible we have listed access to free downloadable novels and texts, which means that your students can instantaneously download the materials they need – no waiting, no cost, no excuses!
Kids eat free this summer
SCUSD’s Summer Food Service program is serving breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 or younger at 47 sites
School cafeterias may be closed this summer, but children and teens can still get nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District beginning June 26.
Find summer lunches at the following locations or by texting FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 or call 211 for a location near you.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is incredibly proud of all of our students, teachers and staff for completing another school year. With so many accomplishments and achievements to celebrate, we asked principals to share some of their most memorable moments from the 2016-17 school year. Below are highlights from our schools and a picture slideshow. Please note that some items that were recently published were not republished in this edition.
Can’t make it to graduation?
Access the live stream at www.scusd.edu/2016-2017-graduation-ceremonies. Archived ceremonies will be available on the web for a period of time after their completion.
C.K. McClatchy High School’s Visual and Performing Arts department announced that its students were recently recognized for excellence in the visual arts:
Jodilynn Lee placed first in the Northern California CAEA in the category of 3D Art. Her work will be moving onto the State competition to represent Northern California. Bethany Gen placed second in the Northern California CAEA in the category of 2D art.
Also recognized were Mariana Sampino, 3D Art; Madelyn Powers, Photography; and Maggie Tully, Photography.
The following is published because additions have been made to the Annual Notification of Uniform Complaint Procedures for the 2016-17 school year as a result of a recent notice from the California Department of Education. UCP complaints are those that allege unlawful discrimination and violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs, pupil fees, and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Volunteers teamed up last month in a two-day effort to add outdoor play and learning elements to the Susan B. Anthony preschool area and also clean and beautify the school campus and park.
Nitta Seiun High School, located in Matsuyama, Japan officially cemented its sister school status with C.K. McClatchy in late May during a special signing ceremony. McClatchy students will visit their sister school over the summer.
Washington Elementary School fourth graders used their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) skills to work at solving an issue that confounds government and civic leaders: How can we as concerned responsible citizens help design eco-friendly solutions to help the homeless?
Sacramento City Unified School District’s Title VI Indian Education Program will hold its annual public hearing and Parent Committee Meeting on June 12 at 6 p.m. at Caroline Wenzel Elementary School in Portable 22.
The annual meeting will be used to present assessment data and gather input for the 2017-18 formula grant application.
Caroline Wenzel is located at 6870 Greenhaven Drive. For more information, contact Christina Narvaez at 916-643-9364
Caleb Greenwood Elementary School 3rd and 6th graders were recognized last week for their art work by the Government of Mexico through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
High school students residing in the districts of Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty or Jim Cooper may be eligible for the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. All applications must be RECEIVED by 5 p.m. on June 9.
Today (Wednesday, May 31) is the deadline for submitting comments on the first draft of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is the district plan to improve achievement for all students which includes improving the conditions for learning such as facilities, availability of materials, equity and parent engagement.
The Sacramento Unified Education Foundation sponsored its first ever Teachers Appreciation Gala at Memorial Auditorium on May 19 which honored 106 teachers.
Inspiring teacher nominees included educators from all grade levels across the district.
Sponsors included Intel Corporation, the Sacramento City Teachers Association, Sierra Health Foundation, Clear Channel, Lozano Smith, Moroch, School Financial Credit Union, SMUD, Western Health Advantage and California Family Fitness.
District families, staff and community members are cordially invited to learn more about the Central Kitchen initiative at a community meeting on Wednesday, June 7th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hiram Johnson High School Cafeteria (6879 14th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95820). Light refreshments will be provided.
E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts also known as CLARA is now taking applications for a free performance arts summer camp for incoming seventh grade students attending Sacramento City Unified School District schools. Registration has been extended to June 2, and limited slots are open.
The two-week summer camp runs June 19 – 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration priority is given to students attending schools with Title I funding.