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
On Thursday, October 3, 2019 the Board of Education gave special
recognition to McClatchy High School 9th grader Parker Van
Ostrand. Parker is a nationally-renowned pianist who began
studying piano at the age of four. He has already achieved
many accomplishments, including performing at Carnegie Hall
at the age of five after winning gold in the American Association
For Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) Competition.
The District is proud to share that on September 20, 2019, Mr.
Ron Stratton, a plant manager at Golden Empire Elementary School,
was honored with the prestigious “Community Partnership Award”
at the Sac State College of Education’s 30th
Annual Better Together Community Partnership
Awards! Sac State presents this award every year to an
extraordinary individual who is dedicated to improving the state
of local schools and districts.
Parental involvement is a critical element of a
student’s success. The more involved a parent is in their child’s
education and at their school site, the more the school will
thrive. School site councils are an excellent way for parents to
get involved in decision-making.
Sacramento City Unified will be celebrating its 4th Annual
Green Week by empowering schools with sustainability focused
educational materials from October 7th – 12th.
Our Green Week curriculum was provided in partnership with
EcoRise. EcoRise is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth
to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and
communities by teaching sustainability, design
innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
High school seniors who are planning or
considering attending college next fall should complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA,
as soon as possible beginning October 1st.