We are devastated by the tragedy that occurred this week at
Saugus High School. This tragedy presents another difficult
moment for all of us in the education community as we grieve for
the victims and their families and cope with strong emotions on
Mark your calendars for the Choose Your
Future Community-Based Information Sessions showcasing
all of our high school programs.
These community sessions are for students and their
families to explore Sac City’s diverse group of high school
specialty programs and pathways. Families will have
opportunities to explore, ask questions, and discuss your
student’s high school options with representatives from all our
high schools and specialty programs.
The High School Specialty Program Application is an opportunity
for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of
the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to apply for
enrollment in a SCUSD high school specialty program, based on
space availability for the 2020-2021 school year. SCUSD
offers specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small
specialized high schools.
Students at Einstein Middle School are learning
critical tech skills thanks to an innovative partnership
that the school has established with tech giant
Intel. The “Maker Pal’s” program inspires students to
dream big and work collaboratively in an ever-growing
technological world. Skills like collaboration,
problem-solving and project management are essential
to help students learn these skills at a young
Congratulations to Sacramento City Unified School District
(SCUSD) Family Partnership Facilitator, Prisila Isais, for
receiving a scholarship from the Mexican Consulate to attend the
Educación Migrante México-Estados Unidos conference in Mexico
City the week of October 28, 2019.
On Thursday, November 7, Sacramento Republic FC, dedicated its
first community futsal court project in the greater Sacramento
region, constructed to inspire the next generation to focus on
health through sports, create connected communities through
teamwork, and provide safe, fun spaces to gather.
Congratulations to Joanna Ramirez, a 5th grader at New Joseph
Bonnheim School for being recognized as a stellar
student! Joanna was recognized by the board of
education on November 7th for her active participation in
4-H and Nature Bowl, as well as her passion and accomplishments
in agriculture, science, reading, and learning with Reading
Congratulations to Cal Middle School teacher Ms. Rebecca Long for
being nominated for the California League of Middle
Schools Region 3 Educator of the Year Award! Ms. Long serves as
Cal Middle’s Leadership, Drama, and Media Broadcast teacher, and
was nominated by Principal Andrea Egan.
The Sacramento City Unified school district encourages parents to
download the internet safety guide to help protect students from
predators who are looking to lure victims via tablet, phone, even
video game consoles, and e-sports.
Click here to download the Shared Hope International safety
If your student is a high school senior, they should
have received or will soon be receiving a personalized
college eligibility packet outlining which public college
and university admission profiles most closely align with their
current academic standing. These packets were delivered
to all high schools on Monday, October 21st and are
being distributed to seniors at school.
With Halloween just around the corner, we
understand many students and families are excited
about the opportunity to engage in fun seasonal activities.
This time of year some students may plan on wearing
costumes and engaging in other fun activities in the spirit of
the season. Sacramento City Unified School District has developed
some guidelines to help students and their families
celebrate Halloween in safe, responsible and healthy ways.
On Wednesday, October 16th, almost 10,000 eighth, ninth and tenth
grade students at all Sacramento City Unified schools had the
opportunity to take Preliminary SAT exams. Eighth and ninth
grade students took the PSAT 8/9. Tenth grade students took the
PSAT NMSQT. These college and career readiness preparation exams
were made available by the District at no cost to students
through the use of LCFF/Supplemental and Concentration funds to
ensure equal access and opportunity.
We want to share that Sacramento County Office of Education
Superintendent Dave Gordon, who provides fiscal oversight of the
district, has analyzed and responded to the district’s re-adopted
budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. In his analysis,
Superintendent Gordon states:
When Mrs. Renee Smith learned that her students at Will C. Wood
Middle School could benefit tremendously from a field trip to
Washington D.C., but did not have the resources to
afford the trip, she responded by doing what she knows
best–empowering young people.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Sacramento City Unified School
District Board of Education recognized Albert Einstein Middle
School 8th grader Mi’Bella Gammage for her academic and personal
accomplishments. Mi’Bella is the ASB President at Einstein
and holds a 4.0 GPA. She is currently taking all GATE
classes while also serving in her leadership role on campus.
Sacramento City Unified offers a variety of programs and schools
to meet the needs of our diverse student population and families.
If you and your student are interested in learning more about the
wide array of options available in our district, now is the time
to join a school visitation event or to schedule a campus tour!
The district has scheduled a series of upcoming information and
visitation events where you can tour our schools and have the
opportunity to meet staff and discuss how each option can meet
your students’ needs. See below for the schedule.
How do I prepare my student for college now? What types of
colleges are right for me? Or how can I pay for college? These
are only a few of the many questions parents and students have
when it comes to finding the right college.
The Sacramento City Unified School District’s Student Support &
Health Services Department (SSHS) released its 2018-2019 Annual
Report. This report is a comprehensive overview of the SSHS
programs, services to students, training and professional
development, grants and research projects, collaborative
partnerships, staffing, and budget expenditures within the 18-19