April 5, 2019
Community Highlights
Family Night at the River Cats - Please join us at this year’s Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Family Night at the River Cats game on Monday, May 6, 2019.

This is a great opportunity for students, families, employees, and friends to come together at the end of the school year for a fun-filled district-wide event showcasing pride in our schools and community.

All our WUSD elementary school bands will be performing the National Anthem in center field before the game begins! Get there early to see the students perform. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First pitch at 6:35 p.m.

Tickets: All tickets sold will be in the official WUSD section (Assembly Seating Area). To purchase tickets, visit:  https://groupmatics.events/event/Washingtonunified
Parking: FREE parking for four or more, visit:  http://www.lasherautogroup.com/ 
AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction – Please join us in congratulating Elkhorn Village Elementary School who recently received official recognition as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. This achievement represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide.

Additionally, this distinction:

  • Illustrates a commitment to equity and opportunity for all students on a campus.
  • Promotes rigorous academic opportunities for students throughout the campus.
  • Shows a commitment to superb instructional practices across the school.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) was established in 1980 with an emphasis of supporting the most needy student populations. Currently, AVID is implemented in 6,400 schools, across 47 states. Elkhorn Village being certified as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction places it in the top 1% of AVID schools nationwide. 

This is an amazing honor for the school and one that could not have been made possible without amazing teacher leaders working hard to ensure all students are on the right path for success. Congratulations Elkhorn Village Elementary School!
Summer Bridge Program - All incoming 9th grade students are invited to sign up for the River City High School (RCHS) Summer Bridge Program 2019.

Summer bridge programs are designed to ease the transition to high school and support a student’s educational journey by providing the academic skills and social resources needed to succeed in a high school environment.

Spaces are limited, so don’t let this exciting opportunity pass by. Please sign and return the application form to your child’s teacher or the district office by April 1, 2019.

Application forms are available in  English, Spanish, and  Russian.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCHS main office and ask for Deanna or Jamie at (916) 375-7800 ext. 2078 or 2077.
Tuition-FREE College - Are you a recent West Sacramento City high school graduate? Take advantage of the West Sacramento College Promise Program! 

Residents of the City of West Sacramento who have graduated from a Washington Unified School District (WUSD) High School within the last six months will be able to attend their first year at any Sacramento City College (SCC) location (SCC-main campus, West Sacramento Center, or Davis Center) fee-free (12-15 units per semester) starting with the Fall 2019 semester.

5 Easy Steps to Apply for 2019-20 West Sacramento College Promise Program

  • Determine your eligibility:
  • Are you a current resident of West Sacramento?
  • Did you/will you graduate from high school from December 31, 2018 – May/June 2019
  • Do you plan to enroll in Sacramento City College for the Fall 2019 semester full-time (between 12-15 units)?
  • Apply to Sacramento City College.
  • Apply for West Sacramento Promise Program.
  • Apply for financial aid.
  • Complete Sacramento City College’s “Steps to Success” and enroll in 12 or more units for the Fall 2019

For more information, go to West Sacramento College Promise Program website.

Questions? Call (916) 375-5511 or email [email protected] 
Preschool & College Savings Accounts - Attention WUSD Kinder Parents: Did you know you can open a College Savings Account now and receive a $50 seed grant!

The West Sacramento Home Run is a cradle-to-career initiative of the City of West Sacramento, in partnership with WUSD and Sacramento City College.

Through the Home Run initiative, children who attend a high-quality preschool and enroll in a WUSD kindergarten can receive a $50 seed deposit from the City of West Sacramento for opening a Home Run College Savings Account. This year, new accounts are also eligible for matching funds of up to $225 from California’s ScholarShare program, as well as other incentives from the City.

To find out if you are eligible for these bonuses and to learn more about the Home Run, please visit the West Sacramento Home Run website or contact Home Run staff at [email protected].
Board Briefing from March 28 - In an effort to keep our community up-to-date and informed of actions taken by the WUSD Board of Trustees, we will be sharing Board Briefs on a regular basis. Board Briefs are a short summary of key actions taken on WUSD Board of Education agenda items. We hope you find this information helpful! 

Second Interim Financial Report - The Second Interim Financial Report is inclusive of the current year Federal dollars, the State Local Control Funding Formula, and Board approved on-going expenditures. The Multi-Year Projection meets the criteria and standard for fiscal solvency and therefore, meets the definition required for a positive certification.

The Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the WUSD  Second Interim Financial Report for fiscal year 2018-19. The WUSD Fiscal Services Department prepared many informative pieces of information. A power point presentation and narrative show a multi-year projection describing the current budget as of the 2nd Interim. Also included is a look at multi-year projections that show the results of the budgetary reductions recently made. There is also a look at increased costs of operations for 2019-2020 and recommendations to the Board. View the  Executive Summary of Budget & Savings Yielded from Reductions.

School Climate and Student Discipline - In light of recent concerns of student behavior, the WUSD Board of Trustees received a presentation prepared by the Student and Family Support Services Department with an update on district-wide progress on School Climate. The information and discussion included current progress to efforts on suspensions at all school sites and alternatives to school discipline in helping students stay in school while trying to change behaviors to support the students' success in class. While there is not one right answer, the WUSD holds School Climate as a high priority in ensuring a safe, appropriate environment conducive for learning. View the  Student Discipline Presentation.

Miscellaneous Updates:
  • The Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 1819-24 in recognition of Cesar E. Chavez Day of Service and Learning, March 31, 2019.
  • The Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 1819-25 in Recognition of National Women's History Month, March 2019.

For more information on other discussions and actions of the Board of Trustees, please visit our website to connect to our  Board Agenda Online web page