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Dear Sac City Unified Families,
We’re nearing the end of the 2021-22 school year, but we still have plenty of updates and events to share as we head into the summer months.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY COVID COMMUNITY LEVEL UPDATE
Sacramento County remains at the high community level as both the case rate (329.69) and hospitalizations (15.1) per 100,000 increased significantly from last week. Due to this ongoing trend, a mask requirement indoors is required until the end of the school year on June 16th.
We recognize that the decision to mask indoors has not been popular with everyone, but we appreciate the understanding and cooperation our families have shown in helping us get through these final days as safely as possible.
VACCINATION AND TRIAL CLINICS
In addition to masking, we also have tools such as vaccinations, tests and treatments to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have a vaccination clinic at the Serna Center (5735 47th Ave.) today, Friday, June 10 from 4-6 p.m. Students aged 5-11 are now eligible for a refresher. We also offer free COVID-19 testing at three locations:
- Serna Center | Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-3pm
- Albert Einstein Middle School | Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm
- Pannell Meadowview Community Center | 10am-6pm
You can also find information about the Test-to-Treat program here.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND COVID TESTING
Let’s celebrate an incredible year with the reassurance that comes with a negative COVID test! As we prepare for graduation ceremonies and other spring celebrations, even if you are vaccinated against COVID-19, we encourage you to take a test before and after attending these events. We know that vaccination protects against most serious diseases, but even mild cases can spread to vulnerable members of our community. Protect each other by getting tested and learn more here. Have fun while celebrating!
SCUSD EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Due to technical difficulties, the ability to stream last night’s SCUSD Board of Education meeting was limited. The staff presented an update to the district’s proposed budget for 2022-2023 to reflect changes following the governor’s May revision. You can see the presentation shared with the board here. Links to all of Thursday’s other board presentations are available here, including the recipients of the State Seals for Biliteracy and Civic Engagement.
SAC PASS COHORT APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
The Sacramento Parents Advocating for Student Success (Sac PASS) initiative provides parents with intensive training and support. They can gain knowledge and skills that will lead them to become qualified parent leaders at their school sites and at the district level. Virtual and in-person sessions are offered throughout the 9-month leadership training institute.
Sac PASS cohort members receive:
- a monthly stipend of $250 for 9 months;
- at least 4 hours of training per month;
- laptop computer and hotspot if required;
- mentoring from previous PASS participants;
- Formation of leading community organizations in the Sacramento area
Application deadline is June 30th.
If you have any questions, contact the Roberts Family Development Center at 916-646-6631 or [email protected].
SCREENING OF “THE UPSTANDERS”
The Sam Brannon Middle School Student Support Center invites you to a special screening of the film The Upstanders, a documentary about resilience and the power of connection to end, on Tuesday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Mobbing .
Zoom ID: 823 0318 3944
SECOND SATURDAY CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN – TAHOE PARK
Visit Tahoe Park this Saturday (11/6) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for their Concert for Kids featuring live music, dancing, hands-on activities and prizes. Join this family-friendly series in the heart of Tahoe Park near the playground. For more information, visit www.tahoe-park.org.
STUDENT EDUCATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS (SEVA)
The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) hosts an annual student (K-20) video production competition in the Sacramento area called the Student Educational Video Awards (SEVA). This competition recognizes the talents and vision of student video producers.
This competition was attended by 43 students from seven Sacramento City Unified schools!
The students came from these schools: Pacific Elementary, Albert Einstein Middle School, Fern Bacon Middle School, Sutter Middle School, California Middle School, Rosemont High School, and Kit Carson International Academy. We celebrate all the students who submitted their videos to the competition. Ten of our students were finalists in their categories. Three of our students have won SEVA awards. Congratulations!
REGISTER NOW IN OUR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS WITH PARENT PARTICIPATION
Our parent-involved preschool and toddler program, located at Edward Kelley, Thomas Jefferson and Tahoe Elementary, is now registering for Fall 2022. Preschoolers must be fully potty trained and between the ages of 3 and 5 to participate. The monthly costs are: 4 days ($197), 5 days ($241) and Friday Toddler Course ($86). If you are interested, contact [email protected] or call (916) 395-5780.
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR NEW KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION PROGRAMS 2022-2023
With the passage of Assembly Bill 130, we are pleased to offer an expanded program allowing all 4-year-old students through the 2025-2026 school year to have optional access to an additional year of learning. Our Transitional Kindergarten program, formerly known as Early Kindergarten, is now offered in more school locations for half or full days and with expanded learning opportunities. Using a game-based learning model, teachers create learning environments that encourage safe play and exploration while encouraging spontaneous discovery and curiosity. Find out more and register your junior scholar for the 2022-2023 school year today!
CITIZEN’S BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Sac City Unified is currently accepting applications for Measure H’s Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. In the March 2020 election, voters for the Sacramento City Unified School District approved Measure H, the district’s $750 million capital improvement bond to create safe, environmentally sound, modern schools and playgrounds through an equitable framework. The Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee will be comprised of dedicated volunteers who will actively review SCUSD’s spending of bond funds and report their findings to the Board of Education and the public. We are accepting applications for Measure H’s Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee until Friday 24 June 2022. Apply today at scusd.edu/cboc-h. Also visit the award-winning District Facilities Master Plan website for more information on the exciting projects already underway.
LOCAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)
An updated draft of SCUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2022-23 is available for review and comment.
Your comments on the draft plan are welcome. The map can be viewed at the Serna Center at 5735 47th Avenue or online at www.scusd.edu/LCAP. The website contains an online form for submitting comments. Comments may also be submitted in paper form to the Serna Center front desk or office at each school site, or emailed directly to [email protected].
The online form includes an option to provide your name and contact information if you wish to be contacted for follow-up. This information is NOT required and no names or contact information will be shared.
SCUSD SUMMER 2022 LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Sac City Unified is excited to share our summer learning opportunities with our K-12 school community, such as Summer Matters for elementary and middle school students and credit recovery, bridge and specialty programs for high school students. Find out more and apply today! Applications are due by Sunday, June 12th!
ARAB AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
The First Arab American Studies in the K-12 Classroom: California Educator Institute will be held June 28-30 and July 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. California K-12 educators learn from some of the country’s leading Arab-American scholars and practitioners. Teachers learn fundamental and central concepts of Arab American Studies, experience content demonstrations, and work in teams with other educators and experts to develop lesson plans. Participation is virtual and free, but places are limited. Participants may request 3 continuing education units ($210) through UC Davis.
To register, visit: bitly.ws/rkfv
A program description is available at: https://tinyurl.com/AAInstituteDescription
DAVID LUBIN NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET
We are excited to announce that NeighborGood Market is coming to David Lubin Elementary School with the grand opening on Sunday May 29th! Visit David Lubin every Sunday through December from 8am to 1pm for fresh farm produce, flowers, local honey, artisans, baked goods, hot food and live music. This market is open to the public and family friendly. You can shop for fresh produce while supporting David Lubin PTG. NeighborGood Market will donate 10% of seller prices to PTG to help fund our STEAM enrichment programs and field trips!
RT RIDE FREE
As students head into summer vacation, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) would like to remind everyone that students in grades TK-12 can use the entire SacRT transit network, including SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride-on- Demand microtransit FREE service! This summer, enjoy more freedom to reach summer jobs, shopping malls, restaurants and more by taking advantage of free rides. Learn more at rydefreert.com.
SAC RT SURVEY
Civic Thread partnered with Sacramento Regional Transit to create a survey to better understand SacRT bus stop conditions and accessibility in the Sacramento community. Your feedback is valuable in highlighting where there are challenges and barriers to accessing active transport and bus facilities that need improvement.
The survey takes about 3-5 minutes and is available in 9 languages. You can access it here until June 6th: tinyurl.com/busstopssurvey22
If you have any questions or problems completing the survey, please contact: Kathryn Canepa, [email protected].