Sacramento City Unified Joins Six Districts in Letter to Governor Newsom on Safe Schools for All Plan

Press release

SACRAMENTO – Today, Sacramento City Unified School District joined six other large urban school districts in sending a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom to provide feedback on the Safe Schools for All Plan. Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge Aguilar joined the superintendents of Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, San Diego Unified, and San Francisco Unified School Districts in sending the letter, which urges the state to provide:

  • Clear and consistent state actions
  • Appropriate health standards at schools to lead reopening requirements 
  • An immediate, all-hands-on-deck effort to reduce COVID-19 levels in low-income communities
  • A timetable for vaccination of school staff
  • Public engagement about school reopening with all stakeholders 

Please view the signed letter here in English and Spanish.  

Sacramento City Unified continues its planning for in-person instruction as part of its Return Together Plan. The district shares in the state’s commitment to ensuring effective testing and vaccination, and continues to work with Sacramento County Public Health to implement a testing and vaccination plan that meets standards established by public health officials. The district distributes PPE to its employees and retains a sufficient inventory of PPE for staff and students.  Sacramento City Unified has also provided continued support to families and students since school closures began in March including:

  • In-person Learning Hubs for the district’s most vulnerable students
  • Distributing over 29,000 computers to students to provide access to distance learning
  • Creating an innovative partnership with Comcast, to provide families with free internet access through the Sac City Kids Connect program, as well as hotspots provided to students
  • Continued mental health and support through the district’s Student Support and Connect Centers
  • Professional development for teachers and site leadership to provide effective distance learning and student support
  • Webinars and resources for parents at
  • A continued transparent planning process through the district’s Return Together Plan including outreach and surveys of families’ preferences for returning together
  • In-person athletic conditioning for student athletes through the district’s Return to Plan program
  • Aggressive outreach to locate and support students disengaged with distance learning to ensure these students had the tools and supports to connect to school
  • Serving millions of meals to students throughout the district

To learn more about the Return Together plan, please visit To view the district’s Health and Safety plan visit which includes videos demonstrating the many of the health and safety precautions on district campuses.