December 1, 2017
The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities
Be Part of the Growing WUSD Family! 
2018-19 TK & Kinder Enrollment - We are greatly anticipating the start of the New Year as it kicks off a new enrollment cycle for the kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs in West Sacramento’s premier school district, Washington Unified— The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities.

Enrollment beings
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00 AM - Noon

Birth Date Cut Off for Kindergarten
Your child is eligible for Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or before September 1, 2018.

Birth Date Cut Off for Transitional Kindergarten
Your child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018.

You will need to register your child at his/her neighborhood school. Click here to use our online school locator tool.

Required documents for registration
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records (must be up-to-date)
  • Proof of address (utility bill, mortgage/rental agreement)
  • Physical (must be dated after August 2017)
  • Dental Exam

If you have questions please contact Student and Family Support Services at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1370. 
District Highlights
College Gear Day—We are excited to announce our second College Gear Day on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 for all WUSD employees.

In an effort to promote a college and career environment, we are asking all employees to wear college gear on the first Wednesday of each month. College Gear Day is open to all district employees and TK-12 students on December 6th.

This is a great opportunity for staff to wear their college gear, their children's or family member's college gear, their favorite college team, their favorite college colors, or their favorite student's college shirt. During the month of November, we are asked our community to help build momentum as we moved towards including TK-12 students in our monthly College Gear Day by promoting it at all school sites and now that time has come!

And in the spirit fun competition, schools with the highest percentage of students and staff wearing gear will win the soon-to-be coveted College Gear Day Trophy! Schools will hold the trophy for the entire month and will then pass it along to the next school that wins the following month. #Great2bWUSD
Solar Suitcases—Join us in a special shout out to Jen Garcia's class at Westmore Oaks K-8 who partnered with Wells Fargo to assemble six Solar Suitcases for the We Share Solar program again this year. 

These systems will be deployed to Kenya to help youth in rural schools, orphanages, refugee camps or community centers by providing much needed light for study and electricity for device charging. Students who receive Solar Suitcases overseas will also learn about solar electricity by actually using the Suitcase. The stories of impact on the lives of the recipient students will come back through photos and videos to the students at Westmore Oaks and can be shared with the larger school community. Great job everyone!
Multicultural Day—This month Riverbank Elementary and Westfield Village Elementary hosted Multicultural Day celebrations on campus. The events were a great symbol of unity honoring our community's heritage and diversity, and go a long way to help increase awareness of the tremendous need to celebrate our diversity collectively.
Pathways with a Purpose—The City of West Sacramento is receiving a $25,000 grant for the Kids’ Home Run Intiative, as part of the Pathways with a Purpose Grant. On November 8th, River City High School hosted the formal check presentation in the Career Center featuring special guest representatives from the grant organizers the United States Conference of Mayors and Strada Education Network including West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.

Also attending the check presentation were RCHS seniors representing the engineering pathways program who like many of their peers will reap the benefits of investments like this simply by living and going to school in Washington Unified! We want to thank all who were involved in making this happen and would like to encourage our readers to help increase awareness about the Kids’ Home Run or specific programs such as college promise.
Code for Hood—This year’s Code For Hood Youth Hackathon was a huge success! Teachers of students between the ages of 12-17 were invited to participate in the weekend-long Hackathon on November 3-5 at the West Sacramento Community Center. 

The event featured coding, video game design, 3D design, engineering, art, website design, and entrepreneurship classes that were free for the more than 100 Washington Unified School District (WUSD). As an event sponsor, the WUSD pays for 150 of our 12-17 aged students to attend this event for free—all they need to do is register and simply use the promotional code "WUSD17."

Congratulations to our Bridgeway Island Elementary students who took home the 1st and 2nd place honors!
The mission of the Washington Unified School District, THE GATEWAY TO EXTRAORDINARY POSSIBILITIES , is to challenge and support each student to develop effective critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as a life-long learner acting in an ethical manner to serve a broader community through a community of learners characterized by:
  • Engaging learning experiences in safe, positive environments;
  • Highly-qualified, reflective and adaptive educators;
  • A culture of innovation responsive to student needs and aspirations;
  • A community promoting family involvement, strong partnerships, and school pride.