We are excited to announce new summer programs for 2018! In addition to our regular Summer Matters Program, this year the district will be launching a new FREE Expanded Learning Summer Program that aims to improve grade level readiness for thousands of students in our schools, as well as provide enrichment classes and credit recovery courses.
In the past two weeks the district has shared with all school sites and employees copies of a guide to our district’s finances. The publication titled “Investing in Students: A Guide to Understanding Sacramento City Unified School Districts’ Finances” helps explain a number of financial topics such as how our schools get funded, how our resources are invested and steps the district is taking to balance the budget.
April 16 – 27 are designated as High School Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high schools to foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens. One way to do this is by pre-registering to vote.
Online pre-registration is available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.
Harkness Elementary School’s 54 sixth-graders and their parents started their path to conquering college and creating opportunities and options for their futures recently with a tour of the University of California, Davis.
Working with UC Davis MESA, students worked on an engineering activity – building a small scale model windmill. While the sixth graders worked with the MESA team, parents learned about college costs and visited the dormitories. Principal Isabel Govea said her students were “so happy” to see college life in action, including eating in the dining hall.
Photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best high-resolution images celebrating the Sac City Unified community. We are looking for new photos to highlight as our home page image.
We invite you to capture what is special to you about Sac City Unified. Photos can capture school life, culture, district history or anything that embodies the spirit of Sac City Unified. Selected images should reflect the diversity of our district and will be showcased starting in August 2018 through the 2018-2019 school year.
On March 23rd nearly 100 students participating in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) took a thrilling and energizing field trip to UC Davis to see the FIRST Robotics competition. FIRST Lego League is organized by FIRST Robotics and introduces younger students to scientific and real-world challenges.
Student art, videos and live performances from all grade levels will be highlighted in tonight’s Art of Kindness Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Serna Center. Squeeze Inn and Chando’s Tacos food trucks will be available at the Serna Center all evening for guests wanting to purchase a bite to eat.
Art work and documentaries were produced as a way to record random acts of kindness across the district. Some of the art work will later be exhibited around Sacramento after tonight’s event.
Children at Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School learned water safety tips from Splasher the Frog and his friends Joe and Charlie during their water adventure puppet show!
The AquaSMART Live puppet show teaches children how to be safe when they are in and around California’s Waterways. Splasher the Frog and his friends Joe and Charlie, the AquaSMART Stunt-Dummies, perform scenes to show families what can happen when they are not safe in the water.
Congratulations to Isador Cohen Elementary School students and staff on the grand opening of a new reading corner on Monday morning. Thanks to the work of the Sacramento Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, students can now enjoy a very special spot to read.
We are proud to share that team member Shannon Smith, who works in our district’s accounting department, is the first team member on track to graduate from a new teaching credential program that allows classified district employees to obtain their teaching credential while working for the district.
The Sacramento City Unified School District remains committed to our Safe Haven policy by continuing to focus on the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio-economic status or beliefs.
Schools participating in Project Green 2018 have spent the past 6 months learning about waste and working to improve recycling in their classrooms and cafeterias. As part of the program, students participate in project-based learning activities that incorporate Next Generation Science Standards into their classroom curriculum.
Sacramento City Unified School District in collaboration with the Sacramento Public Library is excited to launch an effort to provide seamless and equitable access to library resources for all Sac City Unified students. The initiative will allow students to access library services simply by providing their Student ID, to make it easier for them to borrow e-books, get help with homework, and much more. The program aims to help students build a path of lifelong learning and future success in their college studies and careers.
Superintendent Jorge Aguilar is always looking for opportunities to hear from parents, students, staff and community members about the various projects, meetings and great work being done in our schools and community.
If you would like to get in touch with Superintendent Aguilar, please click here to send him a message.
Students and staff at Parkway Elementary School were presented with a pleasant surprise last Thursday, April 5th when Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg decided to stop by and join them in a reading circle. The Mayor’s visit helped reinforce the city’s commitment to our students and schools.
Superintendent Jorge Aguilar was at the State Capitol this week advocating for school funding in the state budget, legislation that would help school districts recruit high quality teachers in their local communities and the Pathways to College Act.
In our ongoing commitment to fostering green and sustainable schools, Sacramento City Unified is now accepting nominations for the Green Apple Awards. Each year, these awards help recognize the environmental sustainability efforts of our dedicated staff, students, and community members.
Please join us in welcoming Sergeant Justin Brown to our school community! Sergeant Brown recently took over as the district’s lead School Resource Officer (SRO). He comes to Sac City Unified with over 17 years of law enforcement experience.
In collaboration with our Director of Safe Schools Nina Delgadillo, Sgt. Brown will manage a team of 8 SRO’s that are dedicated to keeping our schools and students safe. He is a product of Sacramento County, having been born, raised and working in our community for decades.