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Rosemont High School Robotics Team Advances to World Championships in Houston

Rosemont High School Robotics Team Advances to World Championships in Houston
Rosemont’s Alliance takes Second Place at Ventura County Regional Robotics Competition

Sacramento, CA – The Rosemont High School Robotics team will advance to the World Championships for youth robotics, known as the 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems, April 19-22, 2023 in Houston, Texas. The Rosemont team qualified after their Second Place Alliance finish at the FIRST® Ventura County Regional Robotics Competition.

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SCUSD to Raise Transgender Pride Flag at Serna Center in Observance of Trans Day of Visibility

What: Trans Day of Visibility Flag Raising Event and Press Conference
Who: Speakers include SCUSD Board President Chinua Rhodes, SCUSD Student Board Member Liam McGurk, City Councilmember Lisa Kaplan, Washington Unified Board Member Jackie Wong, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento LGBT Center Executive Director David Heitstuman and Evan Minton, National Transgender Advocate
When: Monday, March 20 at 11am
Where: Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824

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SCUSD Statement on Racist Material Distributed at Kit Carson International Academy

Sacramento, CA – The District is aware of racist material distributed at Kit Carson International Academy today and wants all of our families to know this matter is being handled with the utmost seriousness. Sac City Unified strongly condemns the use of racist language or material and has taken swift disciplinary action against the two students involved. The district is also providing support for students and staff who may have experienced trauma or harm as a result.

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Sac City Unified to Open Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten for 2023-24 Starting Tuesday, February 21
Sacramento City Unified has expanded its Transitional Kindergarten to 33 locations

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento City Unified announced today that applications will open for the 2023-2024 Transitional Kindergarten program starting Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00am. Students who turn five September 2, 2023 through April 2, 2024 are eligible to apply. Sacramento City Unified will expand its transitional kindergarten to 33 locations for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary Recognized as 2023 California Distinguished School

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento City Unified School District received word this week that Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School has been recognized as a 2023 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. This year, the distinction was awarded to only 356 elementary schools out of the 5,824 statewide.

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SCUSD Board Statement Following Announcement of Annual Evaluation for Superintendent Jorge Aguilar 

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento City Unified School District Board voted today to approve the annual employee performance evaluation for Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, resulting in a satisfactory rating for the 2021-22 school year, and issued the following statement:

“The Sacramento City Unified School District Board is committed to success for all students and addressing the long-term needs of our district. Our Board and Superintendent Jorge Aguilar have engaged in hard work to form a cohesive governance team that is focused on these goals. 

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Sacramento City Unified to Distribute Narcan to All Schools Starting Week of October 10
SCUSD Board of Education approves revision to Board Policy on Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions

Sacramento, CA - Sacramento City Unified announced plans to distribute Narcan to all school sites starting the week of October 10th. Thursday night, the SCUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to revise Board Policy 5141.21: Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions.

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Sacramento City Unified Provides Update on Summer Construction Projects
Summer 2022 Construction Projects prioritized from SCUSD’S Award Winning Equity Based Facility Master Plan

Sacramento, CA - Sacramento City Unified provided an update today on construction projects occurring throughout the district this summer. Projects were prioritized according to SCUSD’s Facility Master Plan. This past spring, the California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) honored SCUSD with the Award of Excellence in Master Planning and called our Equity Based Master Plan a “refreshing and thoughtful approach”.

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Food Literacy Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility at Leataata Floyd Elementary School
New state-of-the-art facility to serve Sac City Unified Students, families, and community members

Sacramento, CA - After more than seven years in the making, the Food Literacy Center has a new home. The 4,500 square-foot facility at Leataata Floyd Elementary now serves as the headquarters for the nonprofit. The 2.5-acre facility features a cooking classroom, commercial kitchen, and student gardens to provide Food Literacy Center the space to advance their mission of developing food literacy in children across Sacramento.

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SCUSD Nutrition Services Offers Summer Meals for Children

Sacramento, CA - Beginning today, Thursday, June 30, 2022, the Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) Nutrition Services Department is offering breakfast and lunch at more than 30 SCUSD school locations.

All children 18 years-old and under can receive a meal, no paperwork necessary and enrollment is not required. The summer meal program is available Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch through Friday, July 29, 2022. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and lunch is served from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Update on West Campus Racist Graffiti Investigation

Sacramento, CA - An investigation into racist graffiti and social media activity at West Campus High School in November 2021 is now complete and a report has been issued.  The Sacramento City Unified School District immediately retained a neutral outside investigator who spent six months looking into the complaints about West Campus.  This investigation was separate from the Sacramento Police Department’s criminal investigation of the matter.   

The investigator was tasked with determining:

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SCUSD Responds to Unfair Practice Charge

Sacramento, CA - SCUSD is aware that the Sacramento City Teachers’ Association (SCTA) filed an Unfair Practice Charge with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) alleging bad faith bargaining and interference with SCTA’s rights.  The District denies the allegations made in the complaint and will respond to the charge.

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Sacramento City Unified Provides Update on Kit Carson International Academy Investigation

Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento City Unified School District has ended its employment relationship with a teacher who used racist language in a classroom at Kit Carson International Academy last June. The district quickly removed the teacher from the classroom following the incident, and the teacher was placed on administrative leave during an investigation about the matter.  

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Negotiations to Recover Lost School Days & Instructional Minutes

Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) have taken an important step toward reaching an agreement on how to recover school days and instructional time that were lost due to the strike, which began March 23rd.

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Sacramento City Unified to Align with State Masking Guidelines Starting Monday, April 18
Masking will be Strongly Encouraged After Metrics on Low Community Spread of COVID-19 Have Been Met for Four Consecutive Weeks

Sacramento, CA - Sacramento City Unified will shift from requiring masking to strongly recommending masking, starting Monday, April 18. This shift in policy follows the Center for Disease Control report that Sacramento County maintained a low transmission level of COVID-19 for four consecutive weeks.