In an effort to make sure Sacramento City Unified School District
(SCUSD) students have access to healthy meals in the event of a
strike on Wednesday, March 23, SCUSD Nutrition Services
Department is offering grab-and-go meals for students.
Meals will be available at several convenient community
locations for pick up between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day. Meals
will also be available in limited quantities at all SCUSD school
locations IF NECESSARY during the school day, but we recommend
that you visit one of nine convenient community locations.
Last night, SCUSD’s negotiations team met from 2:30 p.m. until
late into the night at the bargaining table with the Sacramento
City Teachers Association (SCTA) and two state-appointed
mediators, who provided ongoing negotiations support between the
two parties. The district’s negotiating team is meeting with
SCTA’s negotiations team and the appointed mediators again today.
Please join us and share your input to help inform the new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2022-23. Your input will help us to understand what is most important, what has been working well, and what needs to be improved.
You may have already learned that the Sacramento City Teachers
Association (SCTA) and SEIU Local 1021 announced a planned strike
to begin on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. We will keep you informed
as we attempt to reach an agreement with our labor partners to
avert a strike.
Your participation in preschool is a wonderful way to begin what
will be many years of involvement in your child’s
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
Parents also attend separate parent education classes (usually
held in the evening) to learn parenting techniques to use in the
classroom and at home.
This fall, SCUSD’s Transitional Kindergarten program (previously called Early Kinder) will be expanded to both half-day and full day programs. For young children who turn age five from September 2, 2022 through February 2, 2023, SCUSD will be offering 19 high-quality transitional kindergarten options throughout the district.
We care deeply about all of our district’s students and
staff. We appreciate the hard work and dedication staff have
demonstrated during these difficult years impacted by the
pandemic, and their ongoing commitment to our students.
As we head into the weekend, we have some updates for our
community. We hope you enjoy the sunshine and get some
TODAY IS SEL DAY!
SEL stands for social emotional learning, and incorporates social
and emotional skills into education. Today is #SELday! To
celebrate, check out this video
showcasing SEL in action in our schools districtwide.
Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge A.
Aguilar issued the following statement in response to strike
authorization votes by the Sacramento City Teachers Association
(SCTA) and the Service Employees International Union Local 1021
Please see this letter which was sent to all SCUSD staff this
evening in response to questions and concerns about a possible
strike in our district.
I have heard questions and concerns from many of our school sites
about Sacramento City Teachers Association’s (SCTA) current
efforts to vote for a strike. I know that hearing about a
potential strike and potential disruption to student learning can
be extremely unsettling. In response I am sharing the following
Dear Sacramento City Unified School District families,
In a special Board of Education meeting last night (Tuesday,
March 8), District staff presented a recommendation for lifting
SCUSD’s masking requirement. You may view the meeting powerpoint
here. The Board voted to maintain our current mask
requirement until, at the earliest, after Spring Break (Monday,
Tomorrow, March 2 is the last day to submit your FAFSA Form to
apply for state and federal financial aid for college. For help
filling out this free form, call: 1-800-433-3243. You can also
submit the FAFSA on the official myStudentAid app. Go
to fafsa.gov to
complete your financial aid application now!
As you may know, the State of California made an announcement
today regarding masking requirements in school settings. SCUSD
will review the state’s new masking guidance and will continue to
consult with Sacramento County Public Health for additional
guidance based on local public health considerations. SCUSD will
communicate any potential updates to our Health & Safety
Guidelines regarding masking at the upcoming March
3 Board meeting and in a subsequent communication to
District families and staff.
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 from February 28 to March 25.
Positive school climate is important to us as we work towards
equitable outcomes for all of our students. The social and
emotional health of our students is a priority. Hearing from all
members of our community on these issues is critical.