We are writing to make sure you are aware that winter virus case
numbers are beginning to move upward. Yesterday, the CDC’s COVID
Community Level for Sacramento County moved from the Low Level to
the Medium Level due to an increase in Covid hospitalizations:
Sacramento County COVID-19 Community Level Weekly Metrics -
Sacramento City Unified is in the process of adopting new
instructional materials for History and Social Sciences starting
the 2023-24 academic year. Teachers, students, parents/guardians
and community members have the opportunity to review and provide
input about the instructional materials being considered for
adoption, and we want your feedback.
SCUSD is currently accepting applications for our High School
Specialty Programs. The application window will close on
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. This is an opportunity
for your student to apply for enrollment in a high school
specialty program for the 2023-2024 school year, based on space
Friday is the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break!
There is no school Monday, November 21 through Friday,
November 25. School resumes on Monday, November 28. We
hope you all have a restful holiday filled with love and
Sacramento City Unified School District is applying for
21st Century High School After School Safety and
Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) and 21st Century
Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Elementary and
Middle/Junior High Students Cohort 14 Fiscal Year 2023-24
grant. 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Program provides funding for five years to establish or expand
before, after school and summer programs that provide
kindergarten through twelfth-grade students with academic
enrichment opportunities and support services to help the stu
High School Specialty Program application window officially
opens Tuesday, November 1 and will run through Wednesday,
November 30. This is an opportunity for your student to apply for
enrollment in a high school specialty program for the 2023-2024
school year, based on space availability.
Our Sac City Unified Health Services Department has obtained free
Narcan to distribute to our school sites through the California
Department of Health Care Services Naloxone Distribution Project.
We will be distributing Narcan to all school sites throughout the
week of October 10th. We urge all our community members to learn
about the signs of opioid overdose and speak to our children,
family members, friends and colleagues about the dangers of
We are reaching out to our SCUSD community with an important
public health message about the dangers of opioid use impacting
our community. Sacramento County has experienced 174 deaths due to opioid
overdose in 2021, impacting children as young as 15 and
Sac City Unified, like all districts in California, receives
state funds to operate our schools based on the number of
students enrolled in our district, and on the socio-economic
status of our students. This formula is called the Local Control
Funding Formula, or LCFF. The state LCFF process is the main
source of funding for our schools.
We want to ensure that our district receives every dollar of
state funding that our students deserve. This is why we ask every
family to complete and submit an LCFF Application.
The school year is in full swing and we hope your student is off
to a great start! We’re in your inbox to share a few upcoming
events and opportunities through our district and community. But
first, a quick reminder.
If you’ve already filled out all the forms in your child’s
back-to-school packet, thank you! If you’re not sure or haven’t
had a chance yet, please turn in these important documents as
soon as possible:
We are reaching out to you regarding a serious concern. In
many neighborhoods surrounding our schools, students congregate
in nearby private businesses and parks. The prevalence of
violence, fights, drug use, and other altercations involves not
only students, but also non-students and even adults.
Our District has dispatched community organizations, District
security personnel, and school administrators to help address
these issues. Despite our best efforts, the number of individuals
involved has continued to grow and violence intensifies.
Middle schoolers and high schoolers! Are you interested in
meeting recruiters and getting more information from colleges and
universities? Do you want to discover fun career pathway options?
Join us Saturday, September 24 between 9am and Noon at Hiram
Johnson High School for our College & Career Fair! Save the date:
Saturday, September 24
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hiram Johnson High School
6879 14th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95820
We hope your school year is off to a great start! As you may have
noticed already, we’re taking a new approach to our district
newsletter. Based on parent feedback and engagement data, we’ll
now send your district newsletter once every two weeks, beginning
today. Future newsletters will be sent every other Wednesday,
with the exception of school holidays. We know you get a lot of
communication from your school site as well. Our goal is to keep
our families informed without overwhelming you with too much