News, Announcements, & Success Stories
Share your voice: FCUSD's spending plan for student success
The state of California directs a greater share of public education funding to high-need schools, and requires districts to plan for and show how these funds are spent in a document called a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a state-mandated document that must be updated each year to ensure that the District not only is targeting its services and expenditures toward our highest-need students, but also to measure whether those actions are meeting the desired outcomes. 
We can't identify our highest areas of need without working with all of our stakeholders - our employees, families, students, and community members - to identify what those are. Here's how to do that:
STEP 1: Watch our 2017-18 LCAP presentation. This video provides background on the purpose of the LCAP, and summaries of goals, actions, services, and desired student outcomes.
STEP 2: Take our survey . The deadline to take our online survey is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.
More info: All of these resources, including translated materials, are available at Still have questions? Contact FCUSD Communication & Community Engagement at (916) 294-9000 ext. 104530 or 
VIDEO: Parents of children with autism promote awareness at Gold Ridge Elementary
World Autism Awareness Day was Monday, April 2.  For the fourth year in a row, parent Bea McCloud, whose son Doug has autism, has organized an Autism Awareness Workshop for students and staff at Gold Ridge Elementary to promote awareness in the community.

A group of parent volunteers whose kids have autism and staff, including Principal David Frankel, work together to coordinate this learning experience for the Gold Ridge community. Students and staff learned about how people with autism communicate and learn going through different stations, which allowed them to walk away with a better understanding of autism. 

We hope their story helps spread more awareness and acceptance of people with autism. 

Watch the video highlighting this amazing community driven learning experience! 
VIDEO: Measure P bonds fund new Auxiliary Gym at Cordova
Article and video by: FCUSD Communication Intern Jeremy Buck

Thanks to the generosity of Rancho Cordova taxpayers, who approved Measure P years ago, Cordova High School's new auxiliary gymnasium is ready to host student athletes and activities!

Principal Dan Anklam shared his gratitude to all who helped make this gym possible in this video. Learn more about all the projects Measure P funded here.

Many sports will also take part in the new gym, ones that draw a smaller crowd like volleyball, or wrestling. Anklam also plans to use the gym for the Blood Drives the school puts on throughout the year.
PHOTOS: Third graders at Theodore Judah teach lessons during Old Folsom History Project
Third graders at Theodore Judah Elementary recently participated in project-based learning presentations called "All Around Folsom Town." 

Students of Ms. Foster, Mr. Gallington and Ms. Patel presented to other students, parents, and community members facts about historic places in Folsom that they visited and researched to other students. 

For three weeks students worked in collaborative groups doing research, answering questions, visiting sites, learning how to build a final presentation board and leading discussions regarding their historic sites they researched. 

Students became true experts on the historical sites in Folsom that they researched.

See photos from the event: Old Folsom History Project 
PHOTOS: Student heritage celebrated at Vista's International Night
Article by FCUSD Communication Intern, John Farris

Vista del Lago recently held their Second Annual International Night on March 7.

Students and faculty filled the gym with exhibits, performances, and other projects showing off their own heritage and those of others.
Many students had their own booths, where they were able to teach others about the cultures that have shaped them and their families. Those in attendance had the chance to not only see visuals provided by the students, but also interact with them by participating in games and even trying some traditional food dishes of the students' choice.

There was plenty of live entertainment in which students had the chance to be in the spotlight, some performed an original dance, sang a classic song from their culture, or participated in the International Fashion Show.

There was a packed house for International Night with a lot of participation from students and their families, as well as staff.

See photos from the event: International Night Photo Gallery
Community Partners Breakfast highlights contributions to our schools
FCUSD's Community Partners Breakfast was held on March 22 honoring our over 100 plus community partners: non profits, businesses and government agencies, that support student learning at the District's  many schools.

It was impossible to fit all of our community partners in this video we produced for the event, but it highlights the difference they all make in the lives of our students. We are so grateful for their continued support of student success. 

See photos from the event: Community Partners Photo Gallery
FCEA & FCUSD Joint Negotiations Update: April 2018
Bargaining team members from FCUSD and the Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA), which represents about 1,200 teachers, counselors, and other certificated staff throughout the District, met last month for a regularly scheduled bargaining session.

Team members discussed the cost of a compensation proposal by FCEA, began reviewing an agreement related to release time for Individualized Education Programs, and reviewed questions about a new summer intervention program. 
Click here for the full update.  Previous 2017-18 bargaining updates are posted at 

Job Fair being held at The Folsom Cordova Adult School 
A job fair is being held at the Folsom Cordova Adult School on Wed. April 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Bring your resume and be ready to network with at least 20 employers in the local area.    The job fair is open to the public and of course our students! 

The Folsom Cordova Adult School is located at 10850 Gadsten Way in Rancho Cordova. 

For more information about the job fair call 916-294-9107. 
In other news ...

FCUSD Career Technical Education meeting April 16

Folsom Cordova Unified School District is committed to excellence in our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs. 

We are dedicated to providing a quality education with academic and technical skills in order to prepare our students for college and career. To assist with this achievement, we invite you to participate in the Annual CTE District Advisory Committee Meeting. 

The meeting is being held Mon. April 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Cordova High in the Performing Arts Center. The school is located at 2239 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova.

To RSVP for the event, email Alicia Caddell, CTE Coordinator. 
Join us for UC Information Night

UC Information night is being held Thursday, April 19, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Folsom High Theater located at 1999 Prairie City Rd, in Folsom

The UC Information Night is for freshman, sophomores, juniors and their families to learn about the UC application process and how to strengthen your application in the first hour of the event.

There will be a UC Mini College Fair in the lobby with UC representatives from all nine campuses in the second hour of the event. 

For more information contact Karen Reid, or 916-294-2499 ex) 415133. 

Board of Education:  April 19,  2018
The FCUSD Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Education Services Center Board Room, 1965 Birkmont Drive in Rancho Cordova.
Agendas are posted online the Friday before each regularly scheduled meeting. 
All agendas can be found here. can be found here.  

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