Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!
A message from Superintendent Banda
Dear SCUSD Families and Friends:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I am honored and excited to begin my first year as Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District. Sacramento is a city on the move – a rising and diverse urban center known for smart leadership, innovation and creativity. I am proud to lead our district as we prepare every student to work, thrive and participate in the community in which they were raised. I am committed to ensuring equitable access, closing historical and pervasive opportunity gaps and providing an excellent education to every single student so they are prepared to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
As families are our most important partners, we are asking you to join us in our mission to ignite a lifelong passion for learning in each and every child. Your engagement and involvement is critical to your child’s success in school and our success as a district. Please consider volunteering in your child’s classroom, joining your school’s parent organization or taking advantage of other opportunities to improve your campus.
At home, please take the time to read to, or with, your child every night. The more your child reads, the better they will perform in school. Also, I encourage you to meet your child’s teacher and open up two-way communication that will serve both parties all year long. Finally, take a few minutes at the end of each school day to ask your child what they are learning.
Once again, welcome! I look forward to seeing you at our schools.
José L. Banda