With the combination of utility bill monitoring, building and irrigation automation and Project Green, the district is moving towards the goals set by Board Policy 3511; minimizing the district’s energy dependence, carbon footprint and use of natural resources. Utility bill monitoring will ensure detailed accuracy by reviewing bills regularly.
Please see the attached letter to principals and office managers regarding the procedures for registration of kindergarten students whose primary language is other than English for the 2013-2014 school year.
As we head into the graduation season you are reminded of the following language that should be used during graduation.
Principal: Board Member Name, I am pleased to present the members of the class of 2013 of XXX High School, who have met all the requirements for graduation set forth by the State of California and the Sacramento City Unified School District.
Board Member: On behalf of the Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education, I accept these graduates as having all requirements and they are hereby granted the high school diploma.
This fall, SCUSD was awarded a $750,000, three-year grant from the NoVo Foundation to support Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
On Wednesday, May 22, SCUSD and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning are hosting a one-hour free workshop open to teachers, staff, students, parents and community members interested in learning about SEL.
The workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Serna Center’s Parent Resource Center, 5735 47th Avenue. To reserve a spot, call Carrie Rose at (916) 752-3206.
Soon, you will have the option to enable a user-level dashboard in DataDirector! The dashboard is a user friendly way to graphically view your data and access commonly used assessments, reports, and programs. The dashboard includes many exciting features, including:
The attached memo outlines the available options for meeting the SCUSD graduation requirements for physical education. The additional attached document outlines supporting Board Policy referenced in the memo.
The K-2 Mathematics Summer Institute is open to all K-2 teachers. The institute will take place July 1 – 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Serna Center. Teachers must register by June 1. All participants will receive a $300.00 stipend.
In order to clarify the procedures for enrolling English Learners, the attached document has been created collaboratively by members of Multilingual Literacy, Matriculation and Orientation and Assessment, Research, and Evaluation. While the preference is that all new English Learners are registered and tested at the MOC, we recognize that this is not always possible. We hope this document clarifies the steps that must be taken when new English Learners enter our district. If you have any questions regarding enrollment and CELDT testing of new English Learners, please contact me anytime.
WEAVE, Inc. in partnership with Foster Youth Services will conduct an introductory training for school site staff and administrators, school counselors and social workers on human sex trafficking and domestic violence.
Attached is the calendar outlining the timeline for staff to complete CPT Hours for the 2012-2013 school year. These dates also include the additional CPT hours allocated to Title I schools. The deadline to complete hours is May 31st and the deadline to submit paperwork to Karla Faucett is June 3rd. Please share this information with your staff and encourage them to check their hours in eschools. Please provide opportunities for your staff to make-up CPT hours if needed. This time should engage staff in activities that align to the Guidelines for CPT attached.
The California School Climate Survey is an online survey connected to the California Healthy Kids Survey your students just took. The purpose of this survey is to obtain staff perceptions of student behaviors and attitudes, school programs and policies. Staff participation is voluntary and anonymous. The survey does not take more than 15 – 20 minutes. Currently the survey window is open for 30 days, closing May 31, 2013.
If 60% of your staff will complete the survey, you will receive a small monetary award that you can use for your school. Please complete by May 31, 2013.
As many of you know, there will be some movement of SPOM/Custodial personnel as of July 1. In an effort to make sure that our sites are covered, please be thoughtful when approving SPOM/Custodial vacation time between June 14 – September 2, 2013. Extensive vacations (3, 4, 5 weeks) are not recommended during this time period. Thank you!
As part of the operational expectations set forth by the Board, a yearly summary report regarding the District’s Instructional Programs is provided to the Board in June of each year. One of the operational expectations is ensuring the active engagement of parents and guardians in student learning. As such, data is reported on the percentage of parents/guardians who participated in a parent conference during the 2012-2013 school year.
Steps to Respect is a research-based, comprehensive bullying prevention program developed for grades 4 through 6 by the Committee for Children. The program is designed to decrease school bullying problems by:
1. Increasing staff awareness and responsiveness
2. Fostering socially responsible beliefs
3. Teaching social–emotional skills to counter bullying and promote healthy relationships
As we move forward toward the end of the year, many schools are gearing up for the start of the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. With this in mind, principals, athletic directors, departments, and classroom teachers will begin revising their written notifications to parents: student handbooks, ASB handouts, class syllabus, etc.
At this time, we want to make sure that everyone is reminded of the The Free School Guarantee: Student Fees, Charges, Donations and Fundraising guidelines that all schools in California must adhere to.
As you know, a district Permit Committee has been meeting to discuss issues/concerns regarding the current permit process.
We have not finalized all the documentation that will be sent out in the near future (intra application, acceptance letters, probation letters, etc…). However, we hope to have all documentation and support materials out to Principals in the next few weeks.
May 29, 2012, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
UC Davis, Conference Center, Davis
550 Alumni Lane Davis, CA 95616
The purpose of the Iu-Mien Student Conference 15 is to promote higher education, cultural identity, community awareness and leadership development among middle and high school Iu-Mien students. On the day of the conference, there will be music, entertainment, interactive workshops and food.
Due to network difficulties, the deadline is extended until Wednesday, April 10, 2013 for submitting 2012-13 Purchase Order, Blanket Order, Chargeback and Technology requisitions. Requisitions in open status will be cancelled after this date. If you have any questions please contact Budget Services at 643-9402.