Friday, June 3, 2022
Dear Sac City Unified Families,
Only two weeks are left of the 2021-2022 school year and we’re grateful that we have been able to remain in in-person learning. Let’s finish this year strong, together!
We understand that the required return to indoor masking may be stressful and feel disruptive to many of our students, but as we follow the science to inform our policy, we know that this is the safest way to finish the school year and enjoy end-of-year celebrations while keeping our community as safe as possible. We also must do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reach a point where masks are no longer required. We have provided some resources below to help your student process the return to masking if needed.
INDOOR MASKING REQUIRED EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sac City Unified has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within our schools and the Sacramento County community to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. The most recent Centers for Disease Control data released yesterday (6/2) shows Sacramento County now in the “high” community level which triggers a return to universal masking indoors for the District based on the Board of Education policy approved in March.
In an effort to give our community time to adjust, this requirement will be effective this coming Monday, June 6. Please send your student to school with a face covering, but know that SCUSD will also provide masks to students who do not arrive at school with a face covering.
RESOURCES FOR PROCESSING CHANGE
- Mask Up! Talking to Young Children about Wearing Masks • ZERO TO THREE
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kids and Masks (for Parents) – Nemours KidsHealth
- Wearing Face Masks and How to Explain It to Kids (Updated December 2021) | Lifespan
- Children and Masks: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Tips on Talking to Kids about Mask Mandates
- Here are some tips to help support students coping with the mask mandate change – OCDE Newsroom
VACCINATION AND TESTING CLINICS
In addition to masking, we also have tools like vaccination, testing and treatments to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We have a vaccination clinic at Serna Center (5735 47th Ave.) today, Friday, June 3, from 4-6pm. Students aged 5-11 are now eligible for a booster! We also have free COVID-19 testing available at three locations:
- Serna Center | Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-3pm
- Albert Einstein Middle School | Monday-Friday 4-7pm
- Pannell Meadowview Community Center | 10am-6pm
You also may find information about the test to treat program here.
PROMS, GRADUATIONS AND COVID TESTING
As we prepare for proms, graduations and other spring celebrations, even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s a good idea to test before and after attending these events. We know that vaccinations protect against serious illness in most cases, but even mild cases can spread to vulnerable, high-risk members of our community. Protect each other by getting tested and learn more here. Have fun celebrating!
NOW ENROLLING IN OUR PARENT PARTICIPATION PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
Our Parent Participation Preschool and Toddler program, located at Edward Kelley, Thomas Jefferson and Tahoe Elementary, is now enrolling for Fall 2022. Preschool children must be fully potty trained and between the ages of 3 and 5 years old to attend. The monthly costs are: 4 day ($197), 5 day ($241) and Friday Toddler Class ($86). If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 395-5780.
NOW ENROLLING IN OUR NEW 2022-2023 TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS
We are excited to offer expanded programming with the passage of Assembly Bill 130 which will make optional access to an extra year of learning available to all 4-year old students by the 2025-2026 academic year. Our Transitional Kindergarten program, previously known as Early Kindergarten, will now be offered at more school sites for half or full days and with expanded learning opportunities. Using a play-based learning model, teachers create learning environments that support safe play and exploration, while also fostering spontaneous discovery and curiosity. Learn more and enroll your young scholar for the 2022-2023 school year today!
CITIZEN’S BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Sac City Unified is currently accepting applications for the Measure H Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. During the March 2020 election, Sacramento City Unified School District voters approved Measure H, the District’s $750 million capital improvement bond, to provide safe, environmentally adaptable, modern schools and playfields through an equitable framework. The Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee will consist of dedicated volunteers who will actively review the spending of bond funds by SCUSD and report their findings to the Board of Education and to the public. We are accepting applications for the Measure H Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee through Friday, June 24, 2022. Apply today at scusd.edu/cboc-h.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST COHORT OF STATE SEAL OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT RECIPIENTS!
We recognize and thank our State Seal of Civic Engagement recipients (SSCE) for their dedication to applying their knowledge, skills, and passions to make a positive impact in our community. We appreciate them for lending their ideas and voices to build public awareness and to advocate for positive changes in our community. Please note that our Board will be recognizing the SSCE recipients at the next Board Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the teachers, principals, counselors and other staff, parents, community partners, and student ambassadors for guiding, mentoring, and supporting students to recognize and activate their voice, agency, and responsibility to advocate for community needs and improvements. See the full list of recipients here.
CALIFORNIA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Malcolm Moore, a catcher for C.K. McClatchy High School who was named the Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year for the second year in a row! At the time of his selection, Moore had batted .511 with 13 home runs, 51 RBI and 47 runs scored through 32 games, leading the Lions (29-4) to a berth in the semifinals of the Division II CIF NorCal Regional Baseball Championships. Moore has maintained a 4.19 GPA in the classroom. “While we all marvel at Malcolm Moore’s amazing power as a hitter, he’s also an elite catcher. He is an excellent receiver with a very strong and accurate arm. He’s our team captain and a great teammate who helps others around him to get better.” Mike de Necochea, Head Coach, McClatchy High.
BASEBALL DIVISION II SEMI-FINALISTS
Congratulations to the C.K. McClatchy Baseball team on an amazing season that reached the Semi-Finals of the CIF NorCal Regional Baseball Division II Championships! Go Lions!
CITY OF SACRAMENTO CARBON ZERO ART CONTEST
Congratulations to Navaya Van of Hiram Johnson High School and Britzia Sandoval-Rios of Luther Burbank High School for receiving honorable mentions in the Carbon Zero Art Contest!
SCUSD SUMMER 2022 LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Sac City Unified is excited to share our summer learning opportunities with our K-12 school community, like Summer Matters for elementary and middle school students and credit recovery, bridge and specialty programs for high school students. Learn more and apply today!
DAVID LUBIN NEIGHBORGOOD MARKET
We are excited to announce that the NeighborGood Market is coming to David Lubin Elementary with the Grand Opening on Sunday, May 29th! Visit David Lubin every Sunday through December from 8am to 1pm for farm fresh produce, flowers, local honey, artisans, baked goods, hot food and live music.This market is open to the public and is family friendly. You can shop for fresh produce and support David Lubin PTG at the same time. NeighborGood Market will be donating 10% of the vendor rates to the PTG to fund our STEAM enrichment programs and field trips!
RT RIDE FREE
As students head into summer break, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) wants to remind everyone that students/youth in grades TK-12th can ride the entire SacRT transit network, including SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service for FREE! Enjoy more freedom this summer to get to summer jobs, shopping centers, restaurants, and more by taking advantage of free rides. Learn more at rydefreert.com.