Friday, June 10, 2022
Dear Sac City Unified Families,
We are closing in on the end of the 2021-22 school year, but we still have many updates and events to share as we head into the summer months.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY COVID COMMUNITY LEVEL UPDATE
Sacramento County remains at the High Community Level, as both the case rate (329.69) and hospitalizations (15.1) per 100,000 significantly increased from last week. Because of this continuing trend, indoor masking will be required through the end of the school year on June 16.
We recognize the indoor masking decision was not popular with everyone, but we appreciate the understanding and cooperation our families have shown to help us get through these final days as safely as possible.
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 10, 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.
GRADUATIONS AND COVID TESTING
Let’s celebrate an incredible year with the peace of mind that comes with a negative COVID test! As we prepare for graduations and other spring celebrations, even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, we strongly encourage you 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!
SCUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Due to technical difficulties, there was limited streaming capability of last night’s SCUSD Board of Education meeting. Staff presented an update on the District’s 2022-2023 proposed budget to reflect changes after the Governor’s May Revise. You can see the presentation that was shared with the Board here. Links to all other board presentations from Thursday are available here, including recipients of the State Seals of Biliteracy and Civic Engagement.
SAC PASS COHORT APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
Sacramento Parents Advocating for Student Success (Sac PASS) Initiative provides intensive training and support to parents. They can gain knowledge and skills that lead them to become skilled parent leaders at their school sites and on a District level. Virtual and in-person sessions are offered over the 9-month leadership training institute.
Sac PASS Cohort Members receive:
- a $250 monthly stipend for 9 months;
- a minimum of 4 hours of training per month;
- laptop computer and hotspot if needed;
- mentorship from previous PASS participants;
- education from leading community organizations in the Sacramento Area
The deadline for applications is June 30th.
For questions contact Roberts Family Development Center at 916-646-6631 or SacPASS@robertsfdc.org.
SCREENING OF “THE UPSTANDERS”
Sam Brannon Middle School’s Student Support Center Invites you to join them on Tuesday, June 14 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, for a special screening of the movie “The Upstanders”, a documentary about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying.
Zoom ID: 823 0318 3944
SECOND SATURDAY CONCERTS FOR KIDS – TAHOE PARK
This Saturday (6/11) head to Tahoe Park from 10:00am to 12:00pm for their Concert for Kids event featuring live music, dancing, hands-on activities, and prizes. Join in on this family-friendly series in the heart of Tahoe Park near the playground. More information at www.tahoe-park.org.
STUDENT EDUCATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS (SEVA)
Each year, the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) hosts a video production contest for students (K-20) in the Sacramento region called the Student Educational Video Awards (SEVA). This contest celebrates the talents and visions of student video producers.
There were 43 students from seven schools in Sacramento City Unified who participated in this contest!
The students were from these schools: Pacific Elementary, Albert Einstein Middle School, Fern Bacon Middle School, Sutter Middle School, California Middle School, Rosemont High School, and Kit Carson International Academy. We celebrate all of the students who submitted their videos to the contest. Ten of our students were finalists in their categories. Three of our students won SEVA awards. Congratulations!
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 email@example.com 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. Also be sure to check out the District’s award-winning Facilities Master Plan website for more information about the exciting projects already underway.
LOCAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)
An updated draft of SCUSD’s 2022-23 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is available for review and comment.
Your comments on the draft plan are welcomed. The plan can be reviewed at the Serna Center at 5735 47th Avenue or online at www.scusd.edu/LCAP. The webpage includes an online form to submit comments. Comments can also be submitted via hard copy at the front desk of the Serna Center or to the office at any school site or directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online form will include an option to provide your name and contact information if you would like to be contacted for follow-up. This information will NOT be required and no names or contact information will be shared.
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! Applications are due Sunday, June 12!
ARAB AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
The first Arab American Studies in the K-12 Classroom: California Educator Institute, will be held June 28-30 and July 27, 2022, 9am-3pm. California K-12 Educators will learn from some of the leading Arab American Studies scholars and practitioners in the country. Teachers will learn foundational and core concepts in Arab American Studies, experience content demonstrations, as well as work in teams with other educators and experts in developing lesson plans. It is virtual, and free to attend, but spots are limited. Attendees can request 3 Continuing Education Units ($210) through UC Davis.
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.
SAC RT SURVEY
Civic Thread in partnership with Sacramento Regional Transit created a survey to better understand the conditions and accessibility of SacRT bus stops around the Sacramento community. Your feedback will be valuable to highlighting where challenges and barriers exist to accessing active transportation and bus amenities that need to be improved.
The survey will take about 3-5 minutes to complete and is available in 9 languages. You can access it here until June 6th: tinyurl.com/busstopssurvey22
For any questions or issues completing the survey, please contact: Kathryn Canepa, Kcanepa@civicthread.org.