Vol. 4, Issue 6 | February 2021
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

For the first time ever in our district, our schools will celebrate Presidents’ Week. That’s right, an entire week off of school to disconnect from Zoom! I know how challenging distance learning is for our entire community, so I hope this break allows you to find time for activities that bring you joy. Please remember to continue to follow public health recommendations. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distance will help keep you and your family safe.

As you’ll see in this month’s newsletter, there is no shortage of amazing things being accomplished by our students and staff. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our community partners who have continued to step up and provide support to our students and families during distance learning. This shows us how much we truly are part of a community that cares. 

Have a safe week off.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.

Friday, February 12
Deadline: AASAI Oratorical Festival Applications
February 15-19
Presidents' Week
Monday, February 22
Open Enrollment Deadline
Tuesday, February 23
Parent Power Session
Proud to be Made in Hayward
Science Kits: Fostering STEM Learning in HUSD

"I’ve been teaching at Lorin Eden Elementary School for the past two years. I teach about 327 adorable little kids in first through sixth grade. I teach some of the most fundamental levels of science."

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Science Kit Assembly: Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering? Your help will allow students in our district get hands-on, engaging science education during distance learning. Together we are cultivating tomorrow's doctors, engineers and ...

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NFTE HHS Student Finalist
Hayward High School Entrepreneurship student
Jacquelin Alba Vara has been selected as a top ten finalist in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship World Series of Innovation United Nations Sustainability Challenge. Thousands of students from around the world submitted their ideas for meeting these
challenges in a written business proposal. Jaquelin is a graduating senior.

She plans to attend college and pursue a role with an organization that rescues wildlife impacted by environmental destruction
Superintendent Wayne named 2021 ACSA Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
ACSA Region 6 represents School Administrators from Alameda and Contra Costa counties. ACSA serves educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students.

Visual & Performing Arts Update

Thanking Community Partners
Cornerstone Fellowship Donates 150 Chromebooks
Fremont Bank Foundation Supports Distance Learning
The Village Method
HUSD and The Village Method partnered to provide gardening kits to students that participate in their programs. Nearly 75 students received their kits on Saturday, January 30.

STEAM Showcase
HUSD Virtual STEAM Innovation Showcase: Building a Better World
The HUSD Virtual STEAM Showcase is an exciting, districtwide event designed to share our work with the whole community, including parents, students, teachers, dignitaries, and community members. This event is a collaborative extension of the HUSD Science Fair and Parent University Family Technology Awareness Day. The Showcase will be a celebration of our distance learning and will highlight innovative projects and student and family programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.
Bond Update
2021 Infrastructure Projects
The district’s Measure H Bond program is entering its third year of improving the infrastructure and safety of its schools. See what projects are scheduled to begin soon.

Questions regarding Measure H? Email MeasureH@husd.us
We want to hear from you
Thank you for taking the time to participate in the following survey. The survey is intended to draw out needs, and priorities to help plan for future facilities work. Your input will help HUSD provide the best facilities to support education and engagement in our community.
Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Facilities Survey
Encuesta sobre las instalaciones del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hayward (HUSD)
Hayward Unified School District | Website