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Español: Las escuelas están cerradas hoy, 16 de Nov.
Sus hijos deben permanecer dentro de la casa y no hacer actividades al exterior

Buenos días. Este es un mensaje importante del Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Ciudad de Sacramento. Las escuelas están cerradas hoy, pero queremos mantenerlo actualizado sobre el estado de la calidad del aire. Los niveles de calidad del aire se mantienen a niveles muy peligrosos esta mañana. Cuando la calidad del aire alcanza estos niveles, su hijo debe permanecer dentro de la casa y no hacer actividades al exterior hasta que la calidad del aire se mejore.

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Sac City Schools Will Continue Keeping Students Indoors Due To Poor Air Quality

UPDATED 11/14/18 @ 8:05 P.M. - Our schools will remain open Thursday, November 15th. We understand that many of our families count on us to provide students with a safe and supervised environment to go to during the day. We take this responsibility very seriously and before making the decision to keep our schools open, we did check on the air quality conditions at our schools and consulted with leadership at the Sacramento Air Quality Management District.

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Sac City Schools Are Keeping Students Indoors Due To Poor Air Quality

UPDATED 11/14/18 @ 8:05 P.M. - Our schools will remain open Thursday, November 15th. We understand that many of our families count on us to provide students with a safe and supervised environment to go to during the day. We take this responsibility very seriously and before making the decision to keep our schools open, we did check on the air quality conditions at our schools and consulted with leadership at the Sacramento Air Quality Management District.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Athletic Field at Hiram Johnson High School
***GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**

***UPDATE AT 2PM ON 11/9–THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCREASINGLY POOR AIR QUALITY***

What: After decades of playing on an old and outdated field, student athletes at Hiram Johnson High School can finally celebrate the grand opening of a new athletic field and facility paid for with voter approved bond money. To celebrate the grand opening of the new field, members of the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education, Superintendent, student athletes, coaches, teachers and school staff will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Sacramento City Unified Board of Education Approves 2018-19 School District Budget, Faces $24.3M Deficit

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Thursday night, the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education unanimously approved a $555.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In recent years the district has been facing a number of significant cost increases to cover its obligations, including a state-mandated increase in the amount school districts have to pay for pension contributions administered by CalPERS and CalSTRS and rising health care costs. To balance the budget, the district projects it will need to spend $24.3 million from its reserves in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Albert Einstein’s FIRST Robotics Team Awarded Monsanto Fund Grant

Sacramento – Students at Albert Einstein Middle School have found outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund recently awarded a one-time $1,500 grant to FTC Team #6949, the Einstein Eagles, to support their FIRST Robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in the program. Employees from the local Monsanto site invited Albert Einstein Middle School to apply for the grant in September.

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SCUSD Food Literacy Program to Receive $72,000 Grant from Raley’s

To kick-off Sugar Awareness Week, Sacramento City Unified School District’s Food Literacy Program will be announcing that Raley’s has awarded $72,000 to the program. The Food Literacy Center inspires and teaches low-income elementary children to eat their vegetables by teaching them to cook and the importance of nutrition to improve our health, environment and economy. The programs mission is to inspire kids to make healthier food choices.

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Historic Agreement to Increase College Entrance and Graduation Rates Signed by Sac City Unified and Region’s Leading Higher Education Institutions

SACRAMENTO, CASacramento City Unified School District announced today a major new agreement with U.C. Davis, Sacramento State, U.C. Merced, and the Los Rios Community College District to collect and share data that will enable the district to identify the challenges that prevent students from obtaining a high school diploma and transition successfully to a college or university.

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Teachers of the Year Prepare for Sacramento County Competition

Sacramento City Unified School District’s 2017-18 Teachers of the Year: Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill of Rosemont High School and Mrs. Elizabeth Henrikson of Sutter Middle School have been nominated for Friday’s Sacramento County Office of Education Teacher of the Year Awards at the Hilton Arden West starting at 6:30pm. Both will be introduced by former students who can attest to the effectiveness of their teaching abilities. Below is some background information about Mrs. Siegert and Mrs. Henrikson.

Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill

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SCUSD Statement on Charlottesville

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District today issued the following statement regarding the recent events in Charlottesville:

The tragic events in Charlottesville are a sad reminder that racism, hate, and bigotry are still very much alive in our society. These are incredibly challenging times for our nation and its youth, and a strong reminder of why our district designated itself a Safe Haven School District. 

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Sacramento City Unified School District holds job fair to hire school support staff
200 jobs offered at similar February event

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento City Unified School District is hosting a job fair to fill classified positions such as bus drivers, food service assistants and custodians on Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the district headquarters located at 5735 47th Ave. in Sacramento.

Other available jobs covered by the fair include instructional aides in special education and child development, library media tech assistants and various substitute positions.

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City schools granted additional nutrition funding

Sacramento City Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-18 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at 11 school sites by way of the new Community Eligibility Provision funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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Sacramento City Unified School District holds job fair to hire school support staff

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento  City Unified School District is hosting a job fair to fill classified positions such as bus drivers, food service assistants, and custodians on Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the district headquarters located at5735 47th Ave. in Sacramento.

Other available jobs covered by the fair include instructional aides in special education and child development, library media tech assistants and various substitute positions.

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Sacramento City Unified Board of Education approves 2017-18 school district budget, faces future budget deficits
District reserves will cover current budget but state-mandated PERS/STRS contribution increases and a $621 million other post-employment benefits (OPEB) unfunded liability will require district to reduce spending in future years

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Wednesday night, the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education unanimously approved a $566.99 million budget at a special meeting of the board. While current revenues are sufficient to cover spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year, budget staff warned that spending in future years will need to be reduced in order to avoid fiscal trouble.