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.
Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 4423 sets forth the obligation of LEAs that receive SCE funds to establish a DAC. It is very important that the attached form be completed for your school site to be in compliance.
Please complete and submit this SSC form, including the name of the DAC rep from your site and a copy of the SSC minutes recording the selection of that individual to the SCUSD Accountability Office no later than December 16, 2013.
Due to a storage temperature monitoring concern, the SCUSD Immunization Clinic will be closed. Health Services will send notice to school sites and departments when service is resumed. There is no concern with previously administered vaccines. Families may be referred to a local community provider.
The Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento would like to pass along information to you regarding a scholarship opportunity. The Community Service Scholarship program recognizes high school senior women who have excelled academically and are involved in community service. Please see attached documents for information.
The SCUSD Data Dashboard (www.scusd.edu/data-dashboard) is now available online for anyone and everyone – parents, students, employees and community members – to learn more about the Sacramento City Unified School District. SCUSD strives to be open and transparent about successes and challenges. The Data Dashboard is a part of that effort, and will continue to grow and deepen as the district builds and implements the Guide to Success and transitions to the new Infinite Campus student information system.
It’s that time of year once again when new books are displayed in the Professional Library for review and purchasing. The annual Library Services Book Exhibit will be held in the Professional Library at the Serna Center on December 10 and 11, 2013 from 10am to 5pm both days.
There are three attachments to view and print as needed.
The SCUSD Principal Development Program is designed to train SCUSD principals and leaders beginning with their first experiences in leadership through their commitment as district principals. This is a year-long program towards developing your professional leadership skills and building the capacity of SCUSD’s future leaders. LEARN is designed to take the foundations of what we already know about our work and to apply them to real scenarios and situations.
The next quarterly School Office Manager meeting is scheduled for
February 18th, Tuesday, beginning at 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Serna Center. Our focus continues to be to honor recommended topics of interest that benefit the School Office Manager group, as a whole.
Please feel free to email me any recommended training topics, in advance, for any of the quarterly meetings scheduled in May, August, November and February. These half day events fill up quickly so I will continue to do my best to honor everyone’s requests, as coordination continues onward.
The holidays are upon us! Many school sites may be getting inquiries about holiday support resources for families this time of the year. Please see attached flyers for those in need. Any questions – please call School, Family and Community Partnerships at 643-7954.
The Performance Management and Technology Services departments have completed planning documents for you to review around laptop and cart allocations, bandwidth and professional development. If you have any questions, please contact the following people:
The 2013-14 Project Green program is getting started! I am very excited to get going on the third year of wonderful student presentations! This year there is $1 million of Measure Q Bond funds to support the student developed projects. For the next month I will be recruiting schools and signing up teacher/parent advisors and student green teams. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Project Green program, please register to be an advisor at on this Survey Monkey link… https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ6FPB5.
On May 19, 2014, Sacramento City Unified School District‘s BTSA Induction program is scheduled to receive a Site Review. The Site Review, conducted by the State of CA, is organized to confirm the induction program’s performance as specified in annual reporting measures. In order to provide a complete representation of the induction journey, interviews will be conducted from prior members, current members, support providers and site administrators.
Winter 2014 School, Family & Community Partnership Leadership Academy: Leading in Partnership with Caring Schools and Communities
Applications are now being accepted from any parent, staff or community member interested in gaining greater skills in leadership and deepen their understanding of the issues, policies and functions in K-12 education. For more information, please visit: http://www.scusd.edu/leadership-academy.
Friendly reminder that all CPT sign in/out sheets should be submitted to the Professional Development Office by the 30th of each month. Credit Status Reports will be sent out by the 15th of each month.
You may contact Karla Faucett, at 643-2134 or Karla-Faucett@scusd.edu, if your site needs more sign in/sign out sheets or if there are any questions.
Please see the attached memo for details of the furlough information for all other bargaining units and unrepresented employees. Please feel free to share this information with staff or direct employees to our web page at http://www.scusd.edu/school-year-calendars. Thank you.
It is important to note that UPE does not have any furlough days this school year; therefore, will be required to work the two (2) days during Thanksgiving Break.
The State of CA invites high school principals to apply for the new Civic Learning Award for California public high schools. The awards are designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.
On July 1, Governor Brown signed legislation that changes the state’s funding formula for California school districts. Under this new formula, school districts receive more money for students who qualify for free- and reduced-price lunches.
To further increase our District’s funding, Chief Business Officer Ken Forrest is asking schools to assist in an effort to get each and every household to complete an income form. Please see the attached letter from Mr. Forrest for more information. A letter to parents is also included in the attachment.
Your 2013-2014 School Site Council (SSC) roster notating who the DAC rep and Chair needs to be submitted. School Site Council agendas, sign-in sheets and minutes also need to be submitted after meetings are held. Your information can be submitted to Jerry Uhl via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or district mail to Box 718.
The Multilingual Literacy Department will sponsor “ELD Trailblazers,” a professional development series for school teams of teachers. Teachers will:
- Engage in the teaching and learning of academic language
- Explore the new CA ELD Standards and their role in the CCSS
- Learn to recognize the language demands of the student tasks encompassed within the CCSS
- Share practice and student work with other teacher teams
The Multilingual Literacy Department will pay for substitute teachers. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Sacramento Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, the MLK Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 MLK Essay contest. Winners from the contest will be announced at the annual celebration dinner on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center Grand Ballroom.
Students in elementary, middle and high school are eligible to participate. The winners in each of the categories (elementary, middle and high school) will receive a $200 Macys gift card. Macys is a sponsor of the essay contest and celebration dinner.
This is a two-day class for school personnel taught by Strategies for Youth and hosted by the Sacramento Police Department. This class provides adults working with teens a better understanding on the workings of the teen brain. The goals of this class are to reduce conflict and escalation of situations with youth, increase compliance of school rules, help to develop youth’s collaborative problem solving skills, as well as tactics for connecting with hard-to-reach youth.
All Common Planning Time (CPT) sign in/sign out sheets shall be submitted electronically via email to email@example.com
by the 30th of each month. Your site/department’s current Credit Status Report will be emailed to you on the 15th of each month.
Also, if your credentialed staff have entered an email address on their Eschools profile – for each CPT session they will receive a confirmation of attendance entered.
In response to requests, the Communications Department is making available to principals a template letter to parents about the suspension of CSTs this spring and the field testing of online Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please feel free to modify the letter and send it out if you so choose.
The 2013-2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series features world-renowned experts, who are at the forefront of research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Their presentations will address the latest approaches to understanding and treating these complex conditions. Speakers will make every effort to convey recent research findings at a level appropriate for a lay audience, and be available for questions following their presentations.
The SCUSD Safety Committee, hosted by the Safe School Office, meets monthly to address safety issues involving students, staff and community. Last year our efforts centered around transition, a new safe school plan template (to be introduced this month), as well as topical issues brought by committee members. Meetings are scheduled the fourth Tuesday of the month (except during November and December), 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Serna Center. If you would like to be added to the list for reminders, please send an email to Tracey Lopez or Gamine Curry. Thank you.
The eConnection is up and running! As in the past, we are looking for interesting stories about our schools, staff, teachers, parents and students. This year, the eConnection will be published on Wednesdays to avoid conflict with the Principals’ Bulletin. The deadline for photos and items will be Mondays at noon. ALSO – please let us know about UPCOMING events that we can pitch to the media and/or cover ourselves in the eConnection.
Please complete each field in the form attached (required) – an incomplete form will be returned to the school. This information is required to generate a Session Registration Number (SRN). Please complete and email the form to Karla-Faucett@scusd.edu in the Professional Development Office at least two (2) weeks prior to trainings. Upon receipt, the Professional Development Office will send the SRN via email to the contact person. The actual signature of site principal and/or central office department head is required.
The American Indian Education Program strives to support students in the Sacramento City Unified School District by providing academic assistance and by building a community in which students can flourish.
Services: Academic Assistance, Family and Community gatherings, Cultural Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, Participate in AIEP Graduation Recognition
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.