Superintendent Raymond’s welcome message to families
"Our schools remain home to outstanding principals, teachers and staff eager to help students achieve their dreams"
Dear Parents and Guardians:
On behalf of the entire team at Sacramento City Unified School District, I would like to welcome you to the new school year. I’d also like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide your child with quality teaching and inspiring programs in a caring learning environment.
As I’m sure you are aware, this is an especially challenging time for public education in California. Like every district in the state, SCUSD is working hard to mitigate the impacts of funding cuts triggered by the economy and to maintain our system of high-quality schools. As a result, we will be operating this year with larger class sizes in kindergarten through third grade and fewer teachers, counselors, assistant principals, librarians, plant managers and custodians. Because of these cuts, schools may be limited in their ability to provide as many services as in the past. In addition, fewer students will be transported by bus to school. Two campuses – Freeport Elementary and Fremont Adult School – are now closed.
The good news is that our schools remain home to outstanding principals, teachers and staff eager to help students achieve their dreams and to create the best possible environment for families. In our classrooms, your child will be engaged, challenged and inspired as we strive to fulfill our mission to prepare every student for success in college and careers.
With reduced funding, it is critical to your child’s success in school and our success as a district that our community engages in our mission. More than ever, we need your support. Volunteer in your child’s classroom, join your school’s parent organization, take advantage of other opportunities to improve your campus and stay informed about what’s happening in your school and around the district. Now is not the time to stand on the sidelines.
Once again, welcome. I look forward to seeing you at our schools.
Jonathan P. Raymond