The district is proud to share that Ms. Juanita Fred of Pacific Elementary has been nominated for America’s favorite crossing guard! Check out what Ms. Fred said on Good Day Sacramento earlier this week when interviewed about the fabulous work she is doing to keep our students safe when they travel to and from school.
Steps to College 2018 is a university fair created to provide a one-stop educational event for students interested to pursue higher education and career training beyond high school. The fair features more than 50 colleges and universities in California and Mexico, assistance in applying for financial aid, college and immigration advising, all in bilingual setting for members of the whole family.
It is my great pleasure to welcome back all of our students, families and staff. Happy New Year!
Our schools are returning from the winter break with a renewed sense of energy and excitement for the work ahead. The Board is also looking forward to a 2018 filled with ambitious work driven by equity, access and a strong and unwavering focus on student success. We firmly believe our students deserve nothing less.
Governor Jerry Brown released his State Budget Proposal on Wednesday, January 10. With this announcement, the process of crafting the Sacramento City Unified School District’s Budget for the 2018-19 school year officially begins.
The district is now analyzing the Governor’s State Budget Proposal to determine how it would impact funding for our schools and programs. In the coming weeks, the district will be releasing more information about what the Governor’s proposal means for our school district budget.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the Sacramento City Unified Board of Trustees will discuss and vote on a resolution on this serious matter at their January 18 meeting. The district is committed to being a strong community partner to end the human trafficking epidemic that plagues our community.
Attention all parents! Kindergarten and early kinder registration for the 2018-19 school year has begun.
To be eligible to register for kindergarten for the Fall, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. For more information about kindergarten registration in your neighborhood school and the enrollment process, please click here.
California has launched a new website to help families access important information about districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, this website includes easy-to-read reports on measures of school success, much like a report card. The Dashboard replaces the Academic Performance Index or API which was based primarily on test scores and used a single number to rank schools.
Thank you to Blue Diamond Growers in Sacramento for hosting their holiday events for children at the local Washington Head Start/State Preschool and Washington Elementary School. The events took place over two days and included a Santa’s Workshop, gift delivery and showing of the movie Polar Express.
On December 7, 2017 Sacramento City Unified District Board Member Jessie Ryan was unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as President of the Board of Education. President Ryan is the representative for Area 7 which includes the North Oak Park, Central Oak Park, South Oak Park, Hollywood Park and South Sacramento communities. She succeeds Board Member Jay Hansen in the role.
The holiday spirit is in full swing at Sacramento City Unified schools! Thank you to all of our staff, students and families that are offering a hand up to those in need in our community this holiday season. We want to recognize and celebrate the many efforts and people in our district that have organized giving back events such as canned food drives, toy drives and sock drives.
Here are some highlights of efforts in our district to give back this holiday season:
Rosemont High School’s debate team, specifically seniors Jayden Watts and Kaitlin Raymond, secured a coveted Tournament of Champions bid on the national circuit of policy debate. They will compete next April at the University of Kentucky.
Of the thousands of high schools that participate in policy debate nationwide, only around two dozen may boast they have earned this distinction. Very few public high schools are able to succeed on this level as policy debate is the most rigorous academic activity in the country and is dominated by wealthy private schools.
All schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and the district office, will be closed from Monday, December 25 through Friday, January 5 for the Winter Break. Classes will resume on January 8.
It is important to your student’s learning to have them in class every day of the school year even during this holiday season. A few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.Simply put, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.
This week, the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors unanimously voted to roll back SacRT’s student monthly pass from $55 to just $20. The fare reduction is being proposed as a six month pilot.
Do you know a student with a disability who is a junior or senior in high school between the ages of 16-18 years old? Does that student show leadership in her/his community? If so, have them apply to the 2018 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). The Deadline to apply is December 31.
Sacramento City Unified School District signed a historic agreement with U.C. Davis, Sacramento State, U.C. Merced and the Los Rios Community College District to lead California in the gathering and use of data that will enable the district to identify the challenges that prevent students from obtaining a high school diploma and transition successfully to a college or university.
Watch our highlight video to learn more about this important partnership.