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Sacramento City Unified to Reveal Central Kitchen Food Truck at Farm-to-Fork Festival
Festival sales to benefit SCUSD students

SACRAMENTO, CA –  On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) will debut its Central Kitchen Food Truck at the Farm-to-Fork Festival on Capitol Mall in Sacramento. Proceeds from the Central Kitchen Food Truck sales at the festival will benefit students throughout the district and offer a sneak peak at future lunch menu items provided by the SCUSD Nutrition Services Department.   

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Sacramento City Unified Keeps Students on Campus Through Testing Program
Demonstrates extensive testing capabilities and response a key component in maintaining in-person learning through cases at New Joseph Bonnheim

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District today announced the status of its response to 24 cases at New Joseph Bonnheim Charter School since its reopening on Aug. 9. While Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) initially recommended a school closure, SCPH reversed its initial recommendation after further evaluation and consultation of the district’s capability to quickly respond with testing and staffing to provide tests to all students and staff. 

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Sacramento City Unified School to Provide Mandated Testing at School Site in Community with a Number of Cases of COVID-19
District will deploy rapid response team to provide hundreds of tests in one day at school site

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento City Unified School District oversees New Joseph Bonnheim, a dependent charter school that began in-person instruction on August 9, 2021, and is located in an area with high COVID transmission rates. The order to provide COVID tests for students came in a letter from Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) today after 23 cases were discovered on the campus. According to SCPH, it appears more likely that transmission is occurring outside of the school campus.

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Sacramento City Unified Welcomes Students to First Day of School and to Full In-Person Learning for the 2021-22 School Year
Reopens with strong health and safety protocols in place

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Sacramento City Unified School District welcomed students back for its first day of full in-person learning at all of its 75 school sites throughout the district. It is estimated that approximately 39,000 students will attend the first day in-person for the 2021-22 academic year after more than 18 months of disrupted learning due to COVID-19.

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Sacramento City Unified to Offer Testing at Every School Site Upon Reopening
District provides daily testing at Serna Center, other events ahead of September 2

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District’s first day of full reopening is September 2, 2021. As part of its strong health and safety protocols in place, the district is providing its roughly 41,000 students and 4,700 staff with testing at every one of its 75 school sites upon opening. The district also provides testing for students and staff each day at the Serna Center at 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95824.

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Statement from the Sacramento City Unified School Board in Response to Recent Reports of Racist Language Used by a Teacher in the Classroom

Sacramento, CA – In response to recently reported use of racist language by a teacher at Kit Carson Middle School, the Sacramento City Unified School District Board issued the following statement. While the statement represents the view of the entire Board, the statement may be attributed to Board President Christina Pritchett:

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Sacramento City Unified School District to Honor Multilingual Graduates
582 Sac City Unified Graduates Earn the Seal of Biliteracy

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education will recognize 582 graduates who have achieved the State Seal of Biliteracy. The Board will recognize these students at its meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The Seal will appear on each student’s diploma. 

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Sacramento City Unified Launches New Mental Health Wellness App for Students
Connects students to important tools and resources, at a time more challenging than ever

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School District announced today the debut of a new Mental Health Wellness App for students. The app, called grace, stands for “Giving Resources and Care Everyday.”  The wellness app was created by students, for students and connects users with school-based resources, local community resources, a virtual calming room, crisis support lines and more. The app can be found in the Apple and Android app stores, or at www.preparedapp.com/grace.

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Sacramento City Unified School District Wins $2.5 Million Grant to Expand Mental Health Services for Students and Community in South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento City Unified School District announced today that the district has won a $2.5 million grant to expand mental health services for students and community members  by establishing Student Support Centers at each school site in a network of five schools in the South Sacramento Community Schools (SSCS) consortium.

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Sacramento City Unified’s Luther Burbank High School Unveils New Baseball Field
Ribbon cutting celebrated athletics, and contributions of community members and staff

SACRAMENTO - Luther Burbank High School today hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the new baseball and upcoming softball fields. Community and school leaders attended the event to celebrate the group effort made by community members, elected officials and school staff to provide the new field for use by student athletes. The field replaces the former Burbank field that was notoriously uneven, spurring the phrase “the Burbank hop” in reference to the way the ball hopped around as it rolled across the field.

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Sacramento City Unified Moves Forward with Plan to Provide In-Person Learning for Students, Reaches Agreement with SCTA
“Every day that our students are not on our campuses is time many are not getting the support that they need.”

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified today announced that it will be ready to welcome students back to in-person learning by April 8. The district is moving forward with its reopening Return Together plan and has reached agreement with the Sacramento City Teachers Association, after months of negotiations. The agreement includes a number of modifications to the district’s current plan, including bringing secondary students back earlier than previously projected. 

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

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:

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Joint Statement from Superintendents of Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sac City Unified, San Diego Unified, and San Francisco Unified School Districts

Joint Statement from 
Fresno Unified Superintendent Robert G. Nelson, 
Long Beach Unified Superintendent Jill Baker,
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner,
Oakland Unified Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell,
Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar,
San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and
San Francisco Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews