Vol. 3, Issue 5 | January 2020
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

Happy New Year! While we are only nearing the halfway point of the 2019-2020 school year, HUSD is already looking to 2020-21. We welcome the Class of 2033 as all of our elementary schools prepare for their kindergarten information meetings starting as early as today, January 13. Please visit the HUSD website or individual school websites for exact dates and times. Families will learn about the various programs available to them and their students when they join the HUSD community. 

I am also pleased to share that just before the winter break, HUSD and the Hayward Education Association reached a tentative agreement to settle contract negotiations. Some highlights from the agreement are that HUSD will reduce the maximum class size from kindergarten through twelfth grade, eliminate K-1 combination classes, reduce class sizes in the World House newcomer program, increase EL Specialist support, seek to develop a multi-year school calendar, and increase staff salaries to recruit and retain highly qualified staff.

While the agreement must first be ratified by HEA members before being submitted to the school board for approval, we are pleased to begin 2020 having reached a tentative agreement that prioritizes the needs of our students. HUSD’s previous commitment to fiscal responsibility has allowed us to utilize available savings for this year towards the goals outlined in this tentative agreement and those our community has prioritized in our strategic plan. As we begin our budgeting process for the 2020-21 school year we will need to consider how to prioritize our expenses so that we maintain a balanced budget as we make these important changes to our students' learning conditions. Soon, you will learn about opportunities to become involved in these discussions through our Local Control and Accountability Plan engagement process. We look forward to your continued involvement in our decision-making processes.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
See below for individual school dates
Proud to be Made in Hayward
Southgate Earns Distinguished School Award
Southgate Elementary was recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond as one of the 323 elementary schools across the state to be honored under the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program.

Mt. Eden students selected for National Honor Band
Adrian Euresti Jr. and Huy Tran, both Mt. Eden students, were accepted into the 2020 National Honor Band of America. The honor ensemble provides an opportunity for distinguished musicians to perform on a national stage at the Music For All National Musical Festival scheduled to take place in Indianapolis, IN on March 11-15, 2020.
Adrian Euresti has excelled ever since he began playing the trumpet during his 8th grade year while attending Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. He's the top brass musician at Mt. Eden High School, being first chair trumpet in both Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band.
Huy Tran , is a tenor sax player. Tran was a natural-born musician when he entered the music program in the 7th grade at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, succeeding his brother who was recognized as a top player in the Mt. Eden Wind Symphony before him.
National Signing Day
HUSD is proud to celebrate Malik Williams of  Hayward High School  for signing his letter of intent with the  University of Wyoming . Team sports build the important skills for our students that they will take with them to the next stage of their educational career. Congratulations to Mr. Williams and the family, staff, teammates, and community that helped make this day possible
Teacher of the Year
Our HUSD Teacher of the Year was featured by KPIX. See what inspires her to connect with and support students at Fairview Elementary.
Raising Leaders in Hayward
Raising Leaders in Hayward is a model program created by the Hayward Adult School. It's an opportunity to hear from leaders in the Hayward community and create partnerships resulting in paid internships for our adult school youth. See how HUSD is partnering with the City of Hayward to create career opportunities for our Made in Hayward students.

HUSD Calendar

Important Dates
January 13, 2020
Start to Open Enrollment (School Choice)

January 15, 2020
Special Education Engagement Meeting

January 20, 2020
MLK Community Birthday Celebration

January 22, 2020
School Board Meeting

January 24, 2020
Coffee with the Superintendent

January 28, 2020
Fresh Food For Families/Food Pantry Distribution Day

*visit HUSD website for calendar event details
Kindergarten Information Meetings
January 13, 2020
Tyrell Elementary

January 14, 2020
Schafer Park Elementary
Glassbrook Elementary

January 15, 2020
Burbank Elementary

January 16, 2020
Eldridge Elementary

January 21, 2020
East Avenue Elementary
Lorin Eden Elementary
Palma Ceia Elementary

January 22, 2020
Treeview Elementary
Southgate Elementary

January 23, 2020
Fairview Elementary

January 27, 2020
Eden Gardens Elementary

January 28, 2020
Cherryland Elementary

January 29, 2020
Helen Turner

January 30, 2020
Ruus Elementary
Faith Ringgold

February 4, 2020
Stonebrae Elementary
Strobridge Elementary
Park Elementary
Longwood Elementary

February 5, 2020
Bowman Elementary

February 6, 2020
Harder Elementary

Performances that evening will include the Mt. Eden High School Choir and the Cherryland Elementary School Drama Club.
Bond Program Update
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
On December 12th, 2019, the HUSD Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met to perform their quarterly review of the Measure L and the Measure H bond programs. The committee was provided with detailed reports about both programs, including budget updates, progress reports, and several other items for review.

For questions regarding Measure H email: measureh@husd.us
Welcoming New Leaders
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Kimberleigh Watts
"It is with honor and pleasure that I have served as an educator in the Bay Area for 26 years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, site Principal, Principal mentor, Human Resources Director, and Director for the Hayward Promise Neighborhood within the Hayward Unified School District for the past 19 years. I have strived to provide the highest quality of service and dedication to the students and families in the communities I have served."
Assistant Superintendent of Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Lisa Davies

"For the last 15 years I have served the HUSD students and community as an assistant principal, principal, leadership coach and area director. My work in education in three districts has included teaching elementary school, being a mentor teacher, BTSA provider, building and working with collaborative teams, working with teacher leaders and bridging grants between non-profit groups, universities and Hayward Unified School District."
Census 2020
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