Board members and Superintendent Aguilar appointed 16 members to the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee on September 20, 2018. The initial meeting is Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Serna Center Washington Room. Meetings are open to the public.
The district would like to thank our dedicated team for the work they completed at Hiram Johnson’s pool shade structure! The structure had been missing a canvas for about two and a half years. Now students can enjoy having their shade structure back in action. Thank you!
Join this year’s celebration to learn about resource conservation through environmental education.
This year’s activities are provided in partnership with EcoRise, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and community by teacher sustainability, design innovation and social entrepreneurship.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the district’s plan to support student learning. One key aspect of the plan’s development is to ensure engagement with parents and guardians of the district’s highest-need students.
A Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) established to review and comment on the plan is appointed by members of the Board of Education. Interested parents, students or community members are asked to submit an application by Friday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m.
With all of the chaos of the first few weeks of school, Back to School Night may seem like one more appointment that you have to squeeze in between soccer practice and homework. Take advantage of this annual event to see the world your child inhabits every day and meet the teachers and administrators in charge. It’s one of the best ways to begin to build that all-important home-school connection.
Below is a list of all our Sac City Back-to-School Nights. For specific information about an event, please call or visit your student’s school website.
SCUSD was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Gates Foundation’s Advising Challenge program. The Advising Challenge will allow the district to pilot efforts to support our Equity, Access and Social Justice Guiding Principle which states that “all students are given an equal opportunity to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.” Funding will provide dedicated staff time to guide our highest need students from high school graduation through college enrollment.
To motivate students to be active and involved citizens, the Sacramento City Unified School District encourages all 16 and 17 year olds to preregister to vote. Preregistration does not change the voting age, but allows eligible teens to complete the registration form early, so they’re ready to vote when they turn 18.
Students may fill out a physical form or preregister online here.
There’s a pile of academic research that shows students do better when parents and guardians are involved in their education, and a new local initiative aims to help families get even more engaged in the learning experience.
The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) has brought together more than a dozen Sacramento-area public school districts, colleges, universities and education agencies to launch the Family Engagement Forum, a multi-faceted effort to boost family involvement in children’s learning and development in meaningful ways.
Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you enjoyed the summer break and are ready for another memorable year as we begin a new chapter in our work to help all students reach grade level readiness so they are prepared to graduate from our schools with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.
All families should be aware that taking just a couple of minutes to fill out required paperwork will result in millions of dollars for their school.
That is because a large portion of the funds received by the district under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is based on the socio-economic status of our students. To ensure that our schools receive the maximum amount of state funding possible, please complete and submit an LCFF Application for each of your students by October 31.
Sacramento Regional Transit is allowing K-12 students to purchase SacRT monthly student stickers, single fares and daily passes without a school issued ID this month. SacRT knows many students will not have official school IDs at this point in the school year.
K-12 students should just ride SacRT with their sticker or the monthly pass downloaded on the ZipPass app.
If you have any questions, please contact SacRT Customer Service at (916) 321-BUSS.
The Sacramento City Council and Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education held a historic joint meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at Luther Burbank High School.
At the meeting, members of the two bodies approved a joint resolution that would create a Sacramento College Promise program to make sure all area students get the training and education needed to be ready for the jobs of the future.
As the school year kicks off, students, families and staff will be pleased to know that our district has a professional team dedicated to school safety. The Sacramento City Unified School District Office of Safe Schools and a team of 8 School Resource Officers Unit (SRO) works together to patrol Sac City Unified schools and keep them safe.
These officers provide important safety training to all of our schools and their staff. They are a great resource, and in many cases, the expert line of communication on safety issues between administrators and students.
September marks the launch of Sac City Unified’s “Be HERE Every Day Counts” attendance campaign. The campaign has established a goal of helping schools achieve 98 percent attendance in the first month of the new school year. The Be HERE campaign is running parallel with National Attendance Awareness Month which takes place throughout the month of September and is aimed at educating students and families about the importance of regular school attendance.
This school year, Sac City Unified’s Nutrition Services Department will be serving meals at NO COST to 58 of the district’s 80 school sites. Under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, all students at these specific school sites can eat breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of eligibility under the CEP. Interested to see if your school site will be getting no cost meals for students under the CEP? See the lists below for CEP schools, which are Non-Pricing schools. Questions? Please call the Nutrition Services Department at (916) 277-6715.
Sacramento City Unified School District in collaboration with the Sacramento Public Library have launched the “Student Success Initiative”, an effort to provide seamless and equitable access to library resources for all Sac City Unified students.