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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

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Sacramento City Unified Chief Academic Officer Awarded as Everyday Champion by the National Center for Learning Disabilities
Christine Baeta Receives National Award for Lifetime Commitment of Advocacy for Students with Disabilities

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City Unified School District Chief Academic Officer Christine Baeta this week was awarded by the National Center for Learning Disabilities as an Everyday Champion for students with disabilities. This award, which is given to three individuals each year, is given to one administrator, one teacher, and one parent who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to advocacy and work on behalf of students with disabilities. Ms. Baeta received the Administrator Award. 

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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.

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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.” 

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Sac City Unified Urges Student and Families to Watch for Warning Signs of Suicide September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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. 

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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.