Seven school cafeteria teams operating under SCUSD’s Nutrition Services Department have been bestowed Excellence in Food Safety 2016 Awards by the Sacramento County Environmental Health Division.
The award recognizes operators of food establishments in Sacramento County who have exhibited excellent food safety and sanitation standards during their recent routine inspections. Food establishments eligible for this award include restaurants, schools, coffee shops, delis, retail markets, bars and bakeries.
SCUSD is expanding its successful Early Kinder program to Tahoe and John Sloat elementary schools this fall.
Early Kinder is for students who will turn 5 years of age between September 2 and December 2. The program is designed to give these children an extra year of learning before they start traditional kindergarten.
“We consider Early Kinder a gift of time,” says John Conway, coordinator of the Early Kinder programs. “Kindergarten can be challenging for students who are not truly prepared for the rigors and routines.”
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
Sacramento City Unified School District currently has ten Early Kinder programs. For Early Kinder student registration please contact the school directly. All student registration materials are available at each school sites.