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A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Guardians of the Washington Unified School District,

At the February 16, 2017 Board Meeting, the Board of Education took action to approve Resolution #1617-21 in support of a safe haven for all students in the Washington Unified School District. The resolution begins with the District’s commitment to the success of all students irrespective of immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio-economic status or beliefs.

Providing a safe educational environment for all our students is our top priority each and every day. Particularly this Monday, May 1, 2017, we want you to know that the Washington Unified School District stands in support of your student which includes serving as a safe haven for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement or discrimination. 

Cities across the United States are planning walk-outs from work and school on Monday, May 1, 2017, to support immigrant rights and reform to their working conditions. I ask you to please bring your student to school where we welcome and embrace the rich diversity of our students and families.

We will be present on Monday morning to greet and welcome our students and families. Thank you for your partnership with Washington Unified and the privilege of educating your student. 

Sincerest regards,

Linda C. Luna
Superintendent
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On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the WUSD Board of Trustees approved an agreement to settle recent contract negotiations with CSEA, Riverview Chapter #168.

Representatives from CSEA and WUSD met for a final time on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  After six (6) day-long sessions, negotiations were completed resulting in a tentative agreement.  Continued discussion and constructive dialogue were maintained throughout the negotiations process.  Both parties agree much of the newly negotiated language will improve our current practices related to evaluation, transfer, promotion and professional development.  

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At the April 27, 2017 regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Trustees approved the appointment of two administrators to the positions of Principal for Southport Elementary School and Director of Special Education.

Matt Ainsworth will serve as the new Principal for Southport Elementary School. Mr. Ainsworth has served as the Assistant Principal of Southport Elementary for three years playing a pivotal role in the school’s development both academically and culturally. Prior to serving as Assistant Principal, Mr. Ainsworth taught fifth, sixth, and seventh grade at Southport for eleven years. 

Susan Massey-Clover has been selected as the new Director for Special Education. Ms. Massey-Clover most recently served in the position of Coordinator II of Special Education with the Vacaville Unified School District bringing with her a level of reliability, organization and urgency that will best serve students.

On February 16, 2017 during a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Trustees approved the renewal petition and material revision of West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School’s Charter (WSECP) to be operated as  Washington Middle College High School Charter School (WMCHS)— An innovative Dependent Charter School.

What makes the school unique is its strong partnership with  Sacramento City College—West Sacramento Center allowing students to be immersed in a blended program drawing on both high school and college-level curriculum. 

During the April 6, 2017 regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Trustees reviewed the request by Stonegate Elementary staff to rename the school or facility in honor of long-time West Sacramento resident and beloved WUSD educator, Carla Marquez. It was recommended by the WUSD Board of Trustees that a committee be convened to begin the process.

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Each year school districts throughout California are required to gather Parent / Community feedback regarding our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The questions below are specifically designed to address the Washington Unified School District LCAP while following the guidelines outlined in the state priorities. Please take a moment to share your feedback with us! 

LCAP Parent Survey (English)

LCAP Parent Survey (Spanish)

LCAP Parent Survey (Russian) 

General community/staff survey

2017 Washington Unified School District Employee Appreciation Night ! Be a part of our WUSD team as we celebrate this year's Employee of the Year nominees on May 19th at the River Cats game.  

To place your ticket order, please complete and return this  ORDER FORM  with payment to the Superintendent’s Office.

Ticket deadline is Friday, May 12th. Make checks payable to "River Cats ."
The River City High School is proud to present the lively musical Once On This Island, a highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." The original production, which runs around 90 minutes, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. With book & lyrics by Lynn Aherns and Music by Stephen Flaherty, Once On This Island tells the tale of Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. 
Contact your school band teacher for more information:

Westmore Oaks  & Southport
Kurt Pearsall,  kpearsall@wusd.k12.ca.us

Riverbank & Elkhorn
Dave Johnson,  djohnson@wusd.k12.ca.us
Stonegate & Bridgeway
Delores Henson,  dhenson@wusd.k12.ca.us

Westfield
Paula Ramirez,  pramirez@wusd.k12.ca.us

River City High School 
Anthony Marvelli,  amarvelli@wusd.k12.ca.us
The REACH One Alliance, a character education program that promotes Compassion, Kindness, Inclusion, Service, and Greatness, is having their 2nd Annual REACH for Greatness Show; a community event to raise money for children with rare autoimmune diseases on April 29, 2017 at San Juan High School. Motivational Entertainment for the entire family. All proceeds go to It Takes Guts. Get your tickets at  kevinbracy.com  or  It-Takes-Guts.org
Bridgeway Island Elementary PTO Annual Gala
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Sign up to be a part of the  River City Athletics 2nd Annual Raider Cup Golf Tournament! The event will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2016 at  Wildhorse Golf Course in Davis featuring a 4-person scramble, catered luncheon and awards reception following the golf tournament. Come join the fun and help us make this fundraiser a S-W-I-N-G-I-N-G success! Contact: Jamie King RCHS Athletic Director, 916-375-7800,  jking@wusd.k12.ca.us
May Board Meetings
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday. May 25, 2017

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April 28, 2017