Welcome to our virtual bulletin board for all principals. Fill out the form in our right sidebar to submit bulletins to be posted below.
A weekly digest of the bulletins is sent to all principals, office managers and executive staff every Tuesday. If you have any questions about bulletins or the weekly digest, please contact the Communications Office at (916) 643-9042.
Schools throughout the District should expect a larger than usual police presence on the first day of school. The District and the Sacramento Police Department are partners in keeping our campuses and students safe and the first day of school is an opportunity to demonstrate our collaboration to the communities we serve. For more information, please contact Safe Schools Manager Nina Delgadillo at (916) 752-3081.
Common Planing Time is time spent in professional development activities that focus on site’s school development/improvement plans and/or the District Strategic Plan. This may be done in department/grade level teams or as whole-staff activities. Typically, team meetings will focus on examination of student work, analyzing student/school data, sharing methodologies, and developing curriculum and assessments.
2015-2016 CPT guidelines for 6 and 8 hour employees are attached.
The Parents Rights and Standards of Behavior manuals and the Voluntary Insurance letters have been shipped. If you did not receive your shipment as scheduled, please contact the warehouse at (916) 277-6660.
If you received your shipment but you need more manuals or letters, please write to Central-Printing@scusd.edu until noon Friday, 8/28/15. After that, we will ship all remaining pieces to Student Hearing and Placement. Please order from them beginning Monday, 8/31/15.
August 18, 2015Action Required - September 3, 2015
AB 2706 now requires schools to provide health coverage information in their enrollment packets at the beginning of the school year. To meet this mandate, we have adopted a flyer developed by All In, and added our district resources to the flyer. Attached you will find this flyer in the threshold languages.
Please include this in your First Day Packets to ensure that it is distributed to all families.
Health Services is operating an Immunization Clinic for SCUSD students who meet certain eligibility criteria. Regular clinics are being offered at the Enrollment Center, and several Tdap-only clinics have been scheduled to coincide with 7th grade orientation at several school sites. Attached are flyers in multiple languages. We have also included a listing of other Sacramento Area Community Clinics.
The Parents Rights and Standards of Behavior Manual and the Voluntary Insurance letter have arrived from the vendor and the warehouse has begun packaging. They will begin arriving at the school sites Tuesday, 8/18/15 and will be finished no later than Friday, 8/21/15.
August 17, 2015Action Required - September 30, 2015
Please see the attached memo regarding increasing funds for your school. Each site must collect 90% of their Free and Reduced Applications by September 30, 2015 in order to increase funding for your site.
The California Department of Education is indicating that individual student results from last spring’s CAASPP testing may be ready for mailing later this month.
To help you communicate with parents and teachers about the results, we have updated our CAASP info sheet to include Frequently Asked Questions and created talking points for discussing scores with staff.
The info sheet is designed to be parent-friendly and may be printed and distributed at your school.
As you know, the first day of school is Thursday, September 3, 2015, just over three weeks from now. Please submit your requisitions for parent/student handbooks and other urgent, start-of-school printing so that we can deliver them to you in time to meet your needs. If you need them by a particular date, please be sure to tell us that. Without a due date, we will work on a first-come-first-served basis.
CSU Sacramento is proud to invite all SCUSD students and their parents to check out their campus and all that college has to offer at it’s annual “Hornet Day” celebration on Saturday, October 24.
Families can check out the campus, attend informational sessions, enjoy the Homecoming festivities at 3:00 pm and attend the football game at 6:05 pm. This is a great event and would be a wonderful way to introduce college to the students at your site!
This year, the Feria de Educación will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). Once again, we invite you to promote the Sacramento City Unified School District by participating in advertising our educational pathway.
Please see the attached Revised Classified and Certificated “Required Work Calendars: School Year 2015-16” for those requiring less than twelve months of service. Please note that the “J” calendar for Classified has an end date of 6/19/15.
District staff has been working with all labor partners to identify the begin and end dates for 2015-16 based on the number of required work days in each work calendar, as well as aligning it with the new School Attendance Calendar for students for 2015-16.
Only the contracted TPA MidAmerica and Zuk Financial will be permitted access to our campuses; then with district and site administers approved appointments for IRS Compliance Educational purposes only. Individual Tax Sheltered Annuity representatives may leave information in front district/school offices for interested staff to make contact for appointments on personal time. There is no selling permitted on district property.
The California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) has an opportunity for K–12 science teachers, administrators, and parents to participate in the 2014 Science Stakeholder Meetings, which will be hosted by the California Department of Education and Educational Testing Service (ETS).
These meetings will give participants the opportunity to provide input to the development of science assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The input gathered from stakeholders will be shared with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as he prepares recommendations for the California State Board of Education for the new science assessments.
CDE would like to recruit parents and their children for an upcoming focus group meeting to be held at SCOE on Monday, June 9, 2014. The purpose of the focus group meeting is to gather feedback from parents and students on their experience with this past spring’s SBAC field test.
Please see the attached letter for more information to share with your parents.
The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests will be updated on May 19, 2014. The current Practice and Training Tests will be replaced by refreshed Practice Tests that more closely mirror the operational assessments. The tests will include new questions and performance tasks. Enhancements also include additional embedded universal tools, designated supports and accommodations.
Friday, May 16, is the last day for SBAC testing. Below are links for teacher, administrator and student surveys created by many of us with the County Office of Education. We hope you will take the time to provide us with valuable feedback to support you for next year.
Getting good reports from schools. Most of the kinks are human errors and fixable.
Please make sure your teachers have logged in and are able to access the TA Interface before testing begins. Please make sure you have entered them first into TIDE before I call to get a password reset that has not been set up.
If students are having difficulty with their SSID number, check that there are no spaces between the CA-1234567890 or that they put the – after CA.
Starting Test Sessions—Because of an update in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface, the TA will need to choose a [Select All] button from the test selection box when starting a test session. This will choose all available tests including all grade levels and both content areas for non–performance task (non-PT) PT and performance task (PT) tests.
Starting on March 25, all Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) users in will have single sign-on access to the Test Administrator (TA) Interface and the Online Reporting System (ORS). Manuals for both of these systems can be found at http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/field-test-ca/resources/.
Starting on April 1, the single sign-on feature will also work for the Test Administrator (TA) Practice and Training Site. At the same time, any temporary usernames and passwords that had been provided to you for accessing the TA Practice and Training
24 days until the testing window begins! Please, if you have any questions contact your specialist or CAASPPSupport@scusd.edu. We were requested from Caltac, due to a very high volume of calls to be the point of contact.
The Test Administrator’s User Guide in now available along with a new Frequently Asked Questions Guide. Please see the attached and on our website.
First, I want to thank each of you for all your hard work with both enrollment and concapping of students this year. The purpose of this message is to provide you with information relative to concapping. As you know, concapping students this year has been difficult due to two factors. First, we increased class size. Second, we eliminated most transportation.
SacPD is very excited to continue the partnership with SCUSD for the 2012/2013 school year. This year SacPD will have 8 SRO’s and 1 Sergeant assigned to Sac City schools, this is a reduction from last year when there were 12 SROs and 1 Sergeant. Sac PD has also assigned LT. Lisa Hinz to Sac City schools. Lt. Hinz will also be coordinating youth programs in the City of Sacramento.