Sac City Unified School District Opens Learning Hubs at Six School Sites
City of Sacramento and community based organizations support small student learning groups
SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Unified School District announced that six learning hubs have opened at school sites throughout the district. These hubs, organized in partnership with community-based organizations and the City of Sacramento, provide small groups of students with distance learning assistance and other activities. Each learning hub is open to 40 students. Students given priority to participate in the learning hubs are children of essential workers, students with special needs, foster youth, and students experiencing homelessness.
Sac City Unified Celebrates Record High FAFSA Completion Rate; Teams Up With California Student Aid Commission To Kick Off 2020-21 FAFSA Application Period
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District today announced that record numbers of its students had completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) last school year.
“We want every Sac City Unified student to graduate college and career ready, and to have the widest array of options when they graduate,” said Superintendent Jorge Aguilar. “Completing the FAFSA expands students’ access to college. This school year we hope to break our record again when all Sac City Unified seniors complete the FAFSA.”
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District’s Phoebe Hearst Elementary was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on the school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Sac City Unified Urges Student and Families to Watch for Warning Signs of Suicide September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sacramento – As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Sacramento City Unified School District urges parents and students to seek mental health support during COVID-19 health pandemic. The district encourages students and parents to learn about signs of distress, and how to ask for help. This includes educating families on the intersection of suicide, mental health, and substance and alcohol abuse.
Sacramento – Every year, the Sacramento City Unified School District recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month. Good attendance and engagement is even more essential to student achievement and graduation because of the lost opportunities to learning that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sac City Unified Serves More than 3 Million Meals Since School Closures in March
District Credits Work of Nutrition Services staff and Community Partnerships with success
SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Unified School District Nutrition Services Department has served nearly 3.2 million meals since school campuses were closed in March. The district continues to serve meals at 44 sites Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sac City Unified Demands SCTA to Cease and Desist its Unlawful Effort to Block Students’ Access to the District’s Distance Learning Plan
Letter orders SCTA leadership to end attempts to create confusion for students and families preparing for distance learning
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District today sent a cease and desist letter to the Sacramento City Teachers Association calling on SCTA to cease its direction to its members to ignore the district’s distance learning plan and schedules. Sac City Unified students can little afford any disruption to their education, as 70 percent of students are low-income, foster youth, or English Learners. All students have been impacted by this health crisis, and require a high-quality distance learning program when school resumes.
Sacramento City Unified Adopts Student-Centered Distance Learning Plan Despite Lack of Agreement with Teachers Union
Students to receive standards-based live instruction beginning Sept. 8
SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Unified School District today announced that – in order to meet the academic, social, and emotional success of all students – it would move forward and implement a full distance learning plan to begin on Sept. 8, without an agreement with the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA). With this plan in place, students and families can receive a class schedule for distance learning, with high quality components including a focus on essential standards and live instruction. A distance learning schedule will begin on Sept.
Sacramento City Unified Announces that Students will Begin Distance Learning on Sept. 3 as SCTA Declares Impasse
District expressed dismay over stall tactics, failing to meet the needs of our most vulnerable students; Negotiations to move to mediation as students begin school on September 3
SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento City Unified School District today announced that negotiations with the Sacramento City Teachers Association have ended as the union declared impasse. In lieu of a full agreement, students will begin distance learning on Sept. 3 and 4 with a temporary schedule including primarily asynchronous minutes. On September 1 and 2, SCTA members will receive paid professional development that will allow them to best meet the academic, social, and emotional success for all students.
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School District prevailed today in an arbitration with Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) over a 2017 contract dispute between the parties regarding the application of health care savings.
The arbitrator’s decision agrees with the district and found that district did not violate the contract.
Sac City Unified High School Recognized for Highest Financial Aid Application Completion
Significant Increases in FAFSA Completion Continue throughout District
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District’s West Campus High School was recognized as one of the top California high schools in the 2020 Race to Submit statewide campaign for the highest financial aid application completion rates in California.
Sac City Unified Releases Comprehensive Distance Learning Plan, Commits to High-Quality Instruction and Support for All Students
Debuts Redesigned Return Together Website
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District today released additional information about how students will return to school with distance learning on September 3, with a comprehensive 27-page Return to Learn: Distance Learning Plan (PDF). This document is a portion of part two of six of the district’s Return Together Plan.
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District released at its Board Meeting details on its full distance learning plan, after the announcement by the district - and others throughout the region – that its students would begin the year remotely. Sac City Unified begins its academic year on September 3 and is currently developing a six part “Return Together” plan. The Board presentation can be viewed here.
Sacramento City Unified School District Announces Next School Year to Begin with Full Distance Learning
SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District announced today that students will begin the school year on September 3 with a full distance learning program. This decision was made in close consultation with public health officials and the Sacramento County Office of Education, to protect the health and safety of students and staff as new COVID-19 cases have drastically surged and testing results are delayed.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento City Unified Teacher Chloe Stidger was honored by the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) for her efforts to go above and beyond for students and encouraging an environment of inclusion and acceptance. Stidger is a Special Day & Autism Teacher at John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) and was honored alongside five other teachers in Northern California.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The LGBTQ+ civil rights movement that began more than fifty years ago with the Stonewall Riots reached another milestone and an important victory with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Tuesday extending Title VII nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ+ people. This is a momentous week!
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and Board President Jessie Ryan issued the following statements on the Supreme Court decision overturning the repeal of DACA:
Sac City Unified to Continue Providing Kids Free Meals During Summer
Serving breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 or younger at 13 sites
SACRAMENTO - Cafeterias may be closed this summer, but children and teens can still get nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District beginning June 15.
Sac City Unified has served nearly two million meals since the beginning of the COVID-19 closure. About two-third of SCUSD’s 40,000 students qualify for a free- or reduced-price meal through the federal school lunch program.
SACRAMENTO - All school districts face multiple challenges in planning the 2020-21 school year including how to safely continue with robust athletic and sports programs. Sports play a significant role in the culture and communities of our schools, and the lives of many dedicated student-athletes.