We know our community is anxiously awaiting our plan for what
school year will look for our next academic year. Summer has just
begun, but we are very excited to see the smiling faces of our
students again and we can’t wait to share the upcoming plan with
On June 24, Sac City Unified learned that an employee who works
at John Still Middle School had tested positive for COVID-19.
Sacramento County Public Health confirmed the positive test this
afternoon. Because of the limited staff on campuses at this time,
we cannot release the employee’s title as it would reveal
personally identifiable information in violation of health
privacy laws. Sac City Unified conducted contact tracing to
determine any employees that the individual may have come into
contact with and has contacted them privately.
Since the start of our school closures on March 13, our team has
been working tirelessly to close the digital divide – including
providing our students with computers and looking for new and
innovative ways to connect our students to the internet.
Today, we’re announcing Sac City Kids Connect, a new program to
provide eligible Sac City Unified families with free internet at
home for six months.
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School
District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and Board President Jessie
Ryan issued the following statements on the Supreme Court
decision overturning the repeal of DACA:
Tomorrow is the last day to fill out our surveys on your
distance learning experience! The surveys will close on June 18
at 8 PM.
Student Survey for grades 4-12
There are two student surveys: one for grades 4-6 and
another for grades 7-12. Students should have received
an invitation to their SCUSD email account, and the survey may
also be accessed in their Clever Account by
looking for the icons below.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is pleased to
announce that we will be providing online credit recovery for
9-12th grade students this Summer. We understand
this has been a difficult year and we want to provide this
opportunity while still ensuring the safety of students
Did you know that the first Queer & Transgender Pride marches
occurred one year after Stonewall? Early in the liberation
movement, Pride was a protest. It was a time to bring visibility
to the brutality and discrimination that with which queer
and trans communities faced – and continue to face today.
Stonewall Uprising was led by trans women of color like
Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera that served as the catalyst
for the Queer & Trans Pride movement we have
The 2019-20 academic year was quite literally like none other. It
has been difficult on our students, our teachers, our staff, and
our community. This year has tested all of us to the core.
On top of closing out a very difficult year due to COVID-19, our
awareness about the need to end systemic racism and violence has
been heightened, as we stand with our community whose pain and
anger have been rightly brought to the forefront by the senseless
murder of George Floyd.
Sac City Unified is developing a comprehensive and
safety-centered plan to resume school in the fall. Of course,
because of health and safety guidelines, we expect school to look
much different than when we left our physical campuses on March
All school districts face multiple challenges in planning the
2020-21 school year including how to safely continue with robust
athletic and sports programs. Sports play a significant role in
the culture and communities of our schools, and the lives of many
Our community is in terrible pain. On top of closing out a very
difficult year due to COVID-19, many of our community members are
fighting for their lives. They are out of work and homes,
face economic collapse, and the mental fatigue of a lifetime
encountering systemic racism and violence.
Our district has collaborated with 12 local school districts and
the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to help develop
SCOE’s document of guiding principles and planning considerations
regarding reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year. The
document – School
Year Planning: A Guide to Address the Challenges of COVID-19
– provides guidelines and considerations as each district creates
their own reopening plan.
Starting this week, Sacramento City Unified will kick off our virtual high school graduation ceremonies to honor the graduating class of 2020. While we wish we could celebrate in person with our graduates, a virtual graduation ceremony is a safe way to celebrate and congratulate seniors for achieving this significant milestone.
We are planning virtual graduation ceremonies to honor our
graduating class of 2020. While we wish we could celebrate in
person together, a virtual graduation ceremony is a safe way for
us to celebrate and congratulate our seniors for achieving this
Our SCUSD Student Support and Health Services team put together a
Virtual Calming Room webpage for students, staff, and families to
find tools and strategies for managing emotions.
“This health crisis has created many feelings of uncertainty and
created difficult challenges for our students and families,”
said Sac City Unified Superintendent Jorge
Aguilar. “We are pleased to present this virtual calming
room, along with the many supports that our district offers, to
help support our students’ emotional wellbeing.”