SCUSD’s Immunization Clinic will be open two days a week in August to vaccinate students entering or currently attending SCUSD schools who meet the following criteria:
Are 18 years old or younger
Are without health insurance or are enrolled in Medi-Cal
Are of Native American/Native Alaskan decent
The Immunization Clinic is located in Room 4 of SCUSD’s Enrollment Center, 5601 47th Ave., Sacramento (next to the Serna Center). The clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. according to the following schedule:
A recent change in the state law means eligible parents or guardians no longer will have to pay a fee for state part-day preschool.
Now is the time to register your child in one of SCUSD’s programs. Call (916) 433-2736 or (916) 277-7151 to enroll. Two new locations are opening for the fall: Freeport Elementary School and Fruit Ridge Elementary School.
SCUSD’s Child Development Department offers educationally enriching experiences for children 0-5, which will prepare them for future school success.
The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint veteran educator José L. Banda, currently Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, to the top post in Sacramento.
At a press conference this morning, Mr. Banda, who grew up in Bakersfield and spent three decades working in California public schools, said he is excited to get started in Sacramento and happy to be back in the Golden State.
City Year Sacramento honored Father Keith B. Kenny K-8 School Principal Gail Johnson at its Ripples of Hope Dinner on June 4.
The gala was the group’s second annual leadership event honoring women in education.
Johnson became principal at Father Keith B. Kenny in the fall of 2009, when the school had an Academic Index Performance score of 631. API is the state’s accountability index and the goal is for every school to reach or top 800.
In her time at Father Keith B. Kenny, the school’s API has increased 183 points. The school now has an API of 814.
Golden Empire Elementary School loves the number 6,584.
That is the number of Box Tops collected during the month of May for Golden Empire’s Pie in the Face Box Top Challenge. For every 1,000 Box Tops turned in, a teacher volunteered to get a pie in the face.
With that large number, six teachers got a pie in the face on June 2. Golden Empire teachers Kim Engstrom, Linda Hogg-Wood, Marti Woodward, Maryanne Brown, Drew Gardner and Principal Irene Eister all bravely stepped up for their pie facial.
At C.K. McClatchy High School’s Senior Awards Night on Tuesday, 204 seniors were recognized for receiving more than 100 awards and scholarships.
Scholarships and awards totaling more than $30,000 were presented at Tuesday night’s event. In addition to those awards, many graduates also received scholarships and awards from the colleges they will be attending in the fall.
I Got Caught Attending School is a joint effort with SCUSD, KSFM 102.5 and Natomas Walmart to increase attendance rates in our elementary schools. Recently, students at Bret Harte were “caught” attending school!
In addition, Bret Harte Elementary is SCUSD’s school with the most improved attendance overall. In comparison to last year through the seventh month of the school year, they made the most improvement with a 1.20 percent increase. Students will be receiving a lunch time DJ party from KSFM 102.5 on June 6.
The PACE program at John F. Kennedy High School recognized it’s ninth group of graduating seniors on Wednesday, May 21 with a barbecue and awards ceremony.
The 119 members of the PACE Class of 2014 were accepted to more than 300 colleges and universities, including destinations as diverse as Boston University and New York University to Mills College and University of Colorado.
Thirty-three grads will be heading to the UCs, including eight to UC Berkeley, three to UCLA and seven to UC Davis. Another 42 PACErs are going to a California State University.
Golden Empire Elementary School is shining thanks to the generosity of members of First Covenant Church and Fremont Presbyterian Church. These two congregations chose Golden Empire Elementary as a recipient of the Day of Service event on May 17.
The volunteers improved and spruced up the school in just four hours, focusing much of their efforts on the school garden, building new garden pathways, weeding, tilling the soil and removing dirt and debris.
Sacramento Unified Education Foundation – SCUSD’s official nonprofit organization – celebrated the success of its fund-raising campaign for two arson-damaged playgrounds on May 21 at John Sloat Elementary School.
Last summer, playground structures at John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools were set ablaze. Damage was extensive and both structures were removed for safety reasons. Although SCUSD moved swiftly to replace the structures, the schools opened in the fall without them.
School cafeterias may be closed, but children and teens can still get nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge this summer at locations throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District.
During the school year, SCUSD’s Nutrition Services feeds more than 30,000 students a day in school cafeterias throughout the city. Continuing to feed students throughout the summer helps ensure kids are healthy and ready to learn when school resumes in September.
Several SCUSD teachers were celebrated at this year’s Education Foundation Teacher Recognition Ceremony held at Sierra II Community Center on May 21.
The Education Foundation, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, was created to acknowledge public educators for their invaluable contributions to the teaching profession.
The Foundation is committed to the process of seeking out worthy candidates as recipients of grants, and is highly organized internally to carry out that goal.
Many SCUSD schools will be getting long-awaited facility improvements this summer thanks to Sacramento voters approving Measures Q and R in November 2012.
Bond-funded projects include fire alarm system upgrades, new roofs, parking lot and playground resurfacing and restroom upgrades. Two big projects will also be underway this summer: The construction of an athletics stadium at John F. Kennedy High School and the remodeling of C.K. McClatchy High School’s gym.
Family members and guests cheered as 219 SCUSD Parent Honorees were celebrated at the fourth annual Parent Recognition Celebration on May 22 at the Serna Center.
Parents from 20 schools received certificates of recognition for their completion of the SCUSD Parents as Partners in Schools program, a nine-week workshop series developed by the SCUSD Office of School, Family and Community Partnerships through a grant from Target Foundation.
Parent participants in the SCUSD/La Familia partnership workshop, Positive Parenting of Teens, were also honored.
Ethel I. Baker Elementary School teacher Julie Gordon recently lead a community service effort that resulted in a campus clean up by participants in Bayside Church’s SERVE program.
The beautification day consisted of planting three maple trees, trimming bushes and trees and cleaning up hallways and walkways. Bayside members demonstrated the importance of helping others, says Principal Olga Arellano: “We appreciate their hard and dedicated work.”