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Sacramento City Unified School District to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Before November 30 Requirement
Dignity Health, University of California Davis and other health partners to conduct vaccinations of SCUSD eligible students and staff.

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento City Unified School District announced a schedule today for COVID-19 vaccination clinics that will occur before the District’s November 30 requirement for staff and students ages 12 and over.

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Sacramento City Unified School District Trials Safety Technology on School Buses

Sacramento, CA –  In an effort to assess pupil transportation safety and to tackle the problem of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, Sacramento City Unified School District has partnered with BusPatrol to launch a pilot program. The district has equipped five of its buses with AI-powered stop-arm cameras to help deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses.

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Sacramento City Unified School District to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Safety & SCUSD Reporting Process Town Hall Webinar Event on Tuesday, November 16
Townhall panelists to discuss vaccine safety, efficacy, next steps for SCUSD families to report student vaccination status, and more.

Sacramento, CA –  Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) will be holding a COVID-19 Vaccine Safety & SCUSD Reporting Process Town Hall Webinar Event on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:00pm. The webinar will allow community members and school district families to get answers to their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for newly eligible ages 5-11, and the District’s new COVID-19 vaccination status reporting requirement for students and staff.

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Sacramento City Unified School District to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics to Serve Ages 5 and Up
SCUSD Vaccination Clinics to Receive Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric Vaccine Doses for Ages 5-plus Starting Wednesday, November 10

Sacramento, CA –  Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) announced today that all upcoming SCUSD hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinics will now serve all community members ages 5 and up. Ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine through the emergency use authorization from the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sacramento City Unified School District to Open Floyd Farms on November 3
Key Passing Ceremony to be held to welcome Floyd Farm’s operator, the Food Literacy Center

What: Passing of the Keys Ceremony for Floyd Farms, a state of the art green facility and urban farm built for school education on nutrition, and community programing.

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:30am

Where: Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary School
401-A McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA 95818

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students and Staff Approved by Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento City Unified School District took action at the October 12 Special Board of Education Meeting to require vaccinations against COVID-19 for both staff and eligible students (ages 12 and over) by November 30, 2021. 

The process to submit vaccination records, or to file an exemption for medical or personal beliefs, will be announced later this month for those opting to undergo regular routine COVID-19 testing.

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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.