Dear Sac City Unified Families and Community Members:
We are writing to reiterate that Sac City Unified continues to
work closely with the Sacramento County Public Health Department
(SCPH) and the Sacramento County Office of Education to ensure a
coordinated response that protects students and
staff. As of today, there are no known instances of
a Sac City Unified student or staff person who have tested
positive for COVID-19, and Sac City Unified has not been advised
to close or cease normal activities by the Sacramento County
Public Health Department or the County Office of
Education. Therefore, our schools will remain open until
further notice and we will continue to take proactive measures
such as disinfecting high touch areas and other on a daily
As community concern rises about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or
“COVID-19”, we are sharing resources and guidance provided by our
Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) as well as general
guidelines for staying healthy during the cold and flu season.
The District is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Classified
Champions. We encourage you to nominate outstanding classified
employees who perform at levels over and above their District
duties and who deserve to be recognized as a top employee in our
Our classified employees play a tremendous role in making sure
our schools are safe and healthy places to learn. Click
here to see our 2019 Classified Champions.
Only a few days left until the March 2
deadline for the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act. Completion of the FAFSA/Dream
Act application is required for college financial aid packages.
FAFSA/Dream Act assistance and deadline information may be found
here. Remember to apply on time
to maximize the amount of aid your student receives.
There is urgent work necessary to support our African American
students in reaching their full potential. As educators and
leaders in our community, we are obligated to change outcomes for
African American students on a variety of key district student
outcome indicators, including grade level readiness, graduation,
A-G completion, and college and career readiness measurements.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided school
with more guidance regarding the coronavirus. We understand
there are concerns about this virus but want to reiterate that
the health risk to the general public in California remains low.
Sac City families and students…did you know that students who eat
breakfast each day have higher academic performance and improved
concentration and comprehension than students who do not eat
Breakfast is free for all Sac City students, and the Nutrition
Services Department would like to see you in the cafeteria to
celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 2nd – 6th.
The Nutrition Services Department will also host two events
during National School Breakfast Week.
Preteen Vaccine Week (PVW) is coming up next week from March
1-7. The goals of PVW are to distribute information and
materials through multiple avenues such as schools,
providers and the media to promote the preteen doctor visit
and to raise awareness about routinely recommended immunizations
for preteens: Tdap, HPV, meningococcal and flu vaccines.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDA) is February
24 through March 1, 2020. We’re changing the conversation around
food, body image, and eating disorders! Join the movement and
#ComeAsYouAre, not as you think you should be.
If you are seeking financial assistance for college next year, we
want to remind you that there are multiple scholarships for your
student. Applying for scholarships is one of the most important
steps students and families can take in paying for college.
There is a new movement that has been attracting a lot of
attention lately, especially from high school-aged girls.
Nationwide more than 10,000 girls were involved in 2018, and that
number is expected to triple in 2019. What is this movement
that’s taking the country’s young women by storm? It’s a
relatively new initiative called Girls Go CyberStart.
In Sacramento City Unified School District, your input on how our
schools are doing is important to us. We hope you will take a
couple of minutes to give us feedback by completing our school
climate survey. The survey will be open through March
We are pleased to announce we are now accepting Teacher of the
Year nominations! The nomination period this year is from January
31 through March 8, 2020.
Teachers who have some administrative responsibilities are also
eligible; however, teaching must be their primary responsibility.
All teachers who qualify must have at least seven years
of teaching experience.
Open Enrollment is an opportunity for incoming kindergarten
through 8th grade students who resides permanently within
the boundaries of Sacramento City Unified School District to
apply for spots in schools beyond their neighborhood school, when
space is available.
The Open Enrollment application for the 2020-2021 school
year will available Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 on our Open Enrollment website.
Sac City is the process of adopting new 6-12th Grade Science
materials that align with the Next Generation Science Standards
(NGSS). With the new standards, science practices and
crosscutting concepts are valued in addition to rich science
content. We want your input on the CA NGSS Science Curriculum
There are two ways to review the curriculum and provide feedback.