Please see the following updates for Friday, September 17:
Sac City Unified continues to host vaccination clinics in partnership with Dignity Health, University of California, Davis, and other health partners to help stop the spread of COVID in our community. Please view www.scusd.edu/vaccinations to see the schedule and location of upcoming vaccinations clinics.
This will be our last “Back-to-School Update” as our first full week of the school year for the majority of our schools is officially in the books. Over the past week, roughly 39,000 students attended class at our 75 campuses throughout Sacramento City Unified. After more than 18 months of learning interrupted by the pandemic, we are thankful to see so many of our students in person once again.
Hiram Johnson High School will be closed today due to an officer-involved shooting near the school site that occurred early this morning. Although the situation is now resolved, the area in and around the school is an active crime scene, and heavy police presence will impact traffic to and from the school.
The public is advised to avoid the area near the school, and all students from the school should remain at home today.
Thank you for your interest in the SCUSD Independent Study Program. As we prepare for our first day of school on September 2, we are hosting Independent Study information sessions on Tuesday, August 31 to provide information about the program. At this meeting, we will discuss:
On September 2, 2021, less than one week from today, SCUSD will open for its first day of full in-person school in over 18 months for our 40,000 students. District staff have been working hard to prepare for our reopening by following our district’s Return Together plan, and are excited about welcoming students back to campus next week.
Free COVID-19 Testing will be available Monday, August 30 and
Tuesday, August 31 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at C.K.
McClatchy, Hiram Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Luther
Burbank and Rosemont High Schools for all Sac City Unified
students and staff.
Register for Testing
Staff or students can register for testing using the links below.
Our district has gone above and beyond to prepare our school sites for our safe reopening. Much of our work began last year, and remains important as we bring back additional students. To protect students, staff and visitors to school sites, SCUSD staff have evaluated spaces and made modifications in order to maximize ventilation and spacing needs. This includes signage in every space with public health reminders.
Here are just some of the ways that we have prepared SCUSD school sites for the 2021-22 school year:
We look forward to seeing Sac City Unified students starting on September 2 for the 2021-22 school year. Safely reopening our schools to provide our students in-person instruction is the best way to support our students’ academic progress and social and emotional well-being.
Evidence shows that schools can safely reopen using layered mitigation measures to protect the health of students and staff. When these measures are in place, the risk of spreading COVID-19 is greatly reduced.
All families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City
Unified schools are properly funded. You can do your part by
completing the required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
application by October 31, 2021. It only takes a few minutes for
you to help us protect critical funding for our students!
Did you know that children who attend preschool are more
academically successful during their school years and more likely
to graduate from college? Preschool provides an enriching and
supportive environment for early learning.
Enrollment is now open for in our Head Start and State preschool
programs for children 3-5 years old. Children must be 3 years old
by September 1, 2021 to enroll. Priority is given to 4 year old
With only one month left until the start of our new school year, our district is looking forward to welcoming students back for the 2021-2022 academic year and a return to full in-person learning. The first day of the school year for students is September 2, except for New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter and Sacramento New Technology High School which begin on August 9.
The state of California recently enacted a new law - Assembly Bill (AB) 104 - that will expand learning and credit recovery options for students who may have struggled academically during the pandemic-impacted 2020-2021 school year. These include:
Sac City Unified is in the process of finalizing our Facilities Master Plan (FMP) and is looking for feedback from our community. We are holding five community meetings on Zoom between August 3-12 for Sac City Unified families, staff and community members to learn about the draft FMP and offer input.
Your participation in preschool is a wonderful way to begin what
will be many years of involvement in your child’s education.
Enrollment is now open for our Parent Participation Preschool
Program where teachers will help you and your child grow
About the Program
Parents work in the classroom at least one day a week in
collaboration and guidance of the preschool teacher to help
children develop a variety of skills including social and
emotional development, collaborative play, and self-directed