Vol. 3, Issue 4 | December 2019
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

During the month of December, HUSD staff will be recruiting students to various career and college preparation programs that HUSD offers. I urge you to help students and families find out about these opportunities. Our district enjoys strong partnerships with local universities and the many outreach programs that work to provide a critical bridge from our secondary schools to a variety of higher education opportunities. 

Our college-going culture is being cultivated among our youngest students. I had the honor of presenting students at Treeview Elementary with Student of the Month certificates for their hard work. It’s a great reminder that regardless of age or grade, students are building a strong foundation in preparation for college, career, and life. I hope you have a wonderful holiday break and I encourage you to make student attendance a priority even towards the festive end of the year.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
College and Career Ready
For more information, visit the YEP Secondary Programs page or contact Maya Hernandez at 510-723-3857 x34194, alhernandez@husd.us.
College Courses for Middle & High School Students
Now enrolling! The 2020 YEP Bridge to College courses are set to begin January 27, 2020, at Bret Harte, Chavez, King, Ochoa and Winton middle schools and Hayward, Mt. Eden and Tennyson high schools. Students can enroll in college-level courses taught by Chabot College instructors, including Drama, Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Sign Language.

This is the only program of its kind in California, which offers college courses on our own secondary school campuses, directly after school. Bridge to College gives students the opportunity to take courses that meet general education requirements for the California State University system and, in many instances, the University of California system.
HUSD offers a variety of opportunities for new and continuing secondary students to prepare them for college, career, and beyond. This month, the career pathway staff will be recruiting students to many of these programs. If your student is interested in AVID, Biomedical Sciences, CMMA, Diaspora, Destination College Advising Corps, Engineering, LISTAS, Technology & Art, Puente, Sustainable Agriculture, or Upward Bound, they can fill out the application by clicking below. For all other programs or to find out which of these programs are available at your child's school, please contact your child's school counselor.
Made in Hayward Scholars
HUSD is now recruiting high school students for the Made in Hayward Scholars Program. MIH Scholars supports students and parents as they prepare for college and career. The program uses the California Colleges curriculum to offer comprehensive college, career, and financial aid planning tools for students and parents.

Please complete the form if you are interested in participating in the program and we will contact you with more information.
Proud to be Made in Hayward
Hayward Adult School Thanksgiving
The Hayward Adult School hosted their 6th annual  Thanksgiving dinner. To date, they have fed 1,000 guests. This year, HAS raised $7,000.00 to make the event possible. Sponsors provided free family portraits for families in attendance and Comerica Bank presented the Hayward Adult School OneChild Store with a $10,000.00 check to support the needs of students. We are grateful to donors and volunteers!
Mt. Eden Student Takes the Stage
Mt. Eden High School's Jordan Robinson took the stage at San Francisco’s  Orpheum Theatre  to perform his slam poetry as part of the Hamilton Education Program.

Jordan performed his poem on the life and significance of Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer who helped survey the original borders of the District of Columbia.
Improved Attendance
Did you know that poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade? By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. Last month, several schools were recognized for their commitment to improving attendance at their sites.

Congratulations to Bowman Elementary, Brenkwitz High,  Hayward High , Schafer Park Elementary, Southgate Elementary, Tennyson High, Tyrrell Elementary, and Winton Middle School.
AVID Students at HUSD Excel
HUSD offers the AVID program for secondary students. Congratulations to students and the staff supporting them as they prepare for college.

Of the AVID seniors at HUSD:

  • 100% submitted a FAFSA or state financial aid form

  • 97% applied to a four-year university

  • 97% were accepted to a four-year university
HUSD Calendar

Important Dates

December 7, 2019
Mt. Eden Entrepreneurship Program: Macy's Holiday Fashion Show

December 9, 2019
ACOE Hour of Code Event

December 11, 2019
School Board Meeting

December 12, 2019
Cafe Dad

December 13, 2019
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

December 17, 2019
Fresh Food Distribution

December 23, 2019
Start of Winter Recess

*visit HUSD website for calendar event details
Visual & Performing Arts Events
December 7, 2019
Stonebrae (1st-3rd grade) Winter Concert

Through December 27, 2019
Tennyson Art Gallery Fall Show

Through February 7, 2019
Mount Eden Gallery of Art Fall Show

December 10, 2019
East Avenue Elementary Winter Concert

December 12, 2019
Hayward High's Culture Shock

December 16, 2019
Park Elementary Instrumental Winter Presentation

December 17, 2019
Fairview Elementary Winter Concert
Schafer Park Elementary Winter Concert
Tyrrell Elementary (3rd/4th) Winter Concert
Winton Middle Winter Concert
Park Elementary Winter Concert

December 18, 2019
Treeview Winter Concert
Hayward High School Winter Concert
Bowman Elementary Winter Concert
Eden Gardens Winter Concert
Harder Winter Concert

December 19th, 2019
Hayward High School Goes Greek (also Dec. 20)
Glassbrook Winter Concert
Lorin Eden Holiday Sing-Along
Ochoa Middle School Winter Concert
Eldridge Winter Concert
HUSD Strategic Plan Update
Operational Sustainability
On November 14, HUSD held a “flip-the-switch” event in honor of its 5.3MW solar photovoltaic and integrated electric vehicle (EV) and battery storage project.

Through the collaborative partnership with ENGIE, HUSD’s energy upgrade represents a new approach to enhancing the learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom – a key tenet of Hayward’s Bond Measure H, which provides funding for facility upgrades. The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings that can go directly back to the General Fund.
Inclusive Schools Week
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