Online pre-registration is now available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.
On Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Serna Center (5735 47th Avenue), the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education will take a critical first step in improving student achievement district-wide by identifying what obstacles prevent equity in our school system.
In conjunction with 916 Ink, a local youth writing project, Pacific Elementary students transformed their writing into a published book. Students celebrated recently with an official Book Release Party. The Pacific Youth Writers launched their published work and took pride in the hard work they put into their writing and the power of sharing their story and voice.
Pacific staff hopes to use the opportunity to foster an ongoing love of writing throughout their educational career.
The California Department of Education reports that of the more than 6.2 million students in California public schools, 53 percent are Latinos and 1.4 million are English Learners. In Sac City Unified, almost 40 percent of our students are Latino.
National Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson created the celebration beginning September 15 to coincide with the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The celebration then expanded.
On Tuesday, September 12th, Nutrition staff planned menus, chopped, diced, marinated, roasted, and sautéed a beautiful showcase of meals they envision making for students when the district’s highly anticipated Central Kitchen project comes to fruition in 2021.
More than 100 guests attended the showcase which featured a 7-course display of fresh and locally produced menu options. The showcase also included displays of how the Central Kitchen will reduce costs and connect students to more locally grown food and produce.
Three West Campus High School 10th graders have been selected as national finalists for entering a 90-second video contest asking for community support to win $100,000 in athletic supplies for their school. West Campus was the only Northern California School with a video entry that was selected as a top 20 finalist. KCRA 3 recently did a story covering the group’s effort.
The Board of Education will host a two hour workshop at its September 21st meeting focused on how the district plans to achieve its new guiding principle of ensuring every student has an equal opportunity to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.
This is the first full workshop in the Board’s commitment to dedicate more time at Board meetings on issues of student achievement.
Fifth grade students at Ethel Phillips Elementary led the charge last week in helping to raise money and supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief. The student led effort at Phillips raised over $535 that was sent to support disaster relief efforts in Houston.
In the days since the President signaled he would be ending the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the district has received many questions from concerned students, parents, staff and community members.
Dozens of college recruiters will be in Sacramento this Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 to help Sac City Unified students explore various higher education programs and begin preparing to apply for college. These FREE college fairs are open to all 8th through 12th grade students and their families. The district encourages all students within these grade levels to attend these important events.
September is Attendance Awareness Month. This nationwide campaign is designed to help everyone – from parents and students, to schools and community members, know and understand that every school day counts.
Excused and unexcused absences quickly add up to too much time lost in the classroom, starting in kindergarten and even pre-k. Students are at risk academically if they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days. Too many absences can affect learning, regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused.
Mrs. Siegert McGill is now qualified to compete in the state teacher of the year competition
Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill of Rosemont High School was selected on Friday, August 25th as Sacramento County Teacher of the Year at the County Office of Education’s annual teacher of the year competition.
District employees: remember to log into Google with your SCUSD credentials to be able to watch the YouTube videos.
In response to the President’s announcement yesterday that he would be ending the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Superintendent Aguilar, on behalf of the district, issued the following statement:
Thank you to all that have submitted back to school photos! Here is a collection of some of the photos submitted by the SCUSD community using the social media hashtag #SacGoesBack. We will continue to add more photos to the gallery as they come in! Please continue to share your photos with us on social media throughout the school year. Our pages:
“I applaud Superintendent Aguilar and the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education for taking bold and decisive action to address inequities in our schools. This urgently needed task force will guide our community to improve opportunities and outcomes for all students in Sacramento City Unified schools. I look forward to working with the new superintendent and the task force to make Sacramento’s schools stronger and more effective for all students at every stage of their education.”
At a back to school press conference this morning new Superintendent Jorge Aguilar announced he is forming a Graduation Task Force in response to a three-year decline in graduation rates. Joined at Hiram Johnson High School by the Board of Education and dozens of community leaders, parents, students and advocates, Superintendent Aguilar asked the community to come together and work collaboratively with him in a “moral call to action” to address the inequities that lead to low graduation rates.
Whether it marks the start of the kindergarten or signals the beginning of senior year — or something in between — the first day of school is always special. Tag your first day photos using the hashtag #SacGoesBack and we will share them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Superintendent Jorge Aguilar will be kicking off the school year, and his tenure as Superintendent, with a first day of school press conference on Thursday, August 31st. The event will be at 10 a.m. at Hiram Johnson High School in the Little Theater. Superintendent Aguilar is expected to announce at the press conference his approach for improving graduation rates in the district, as well as issue a call to action to community members.