Vol. 3, Issue 10 | June 2020
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

The 2019-20 school year came to a close yesterday. This last week of school generated a mix of sadness and hope for me. Usually our schools are buzzing with activity from students presenting final projects, families participating in end-of-year celebrations, and staff closing up their classrooms. While our schools were not empty this week, the site of staff in masks and  families needing to drive up to drop off materials and only wave goodbye to their teachers provided a sober reminder that we are still only in the middle of this pandemic. 

Despite our new reality, I end the week and the school year filled with hope after our “walk the stage” events. These events for our seniors at each of our high schools (and the comparable promotion events at our middle and elementary schools) highlight the creativity, resilience, and togetherness of our community. Just last month, we were still planning to only host virtual graduations. However, our students advocated for an experience that would allow them to celebrate with their families as they received their diploma. Working with site leadership, staff, the City of Hayward, and our student and family leaders, we put together amazing events at each school. I spent time at each event talking with families (six feet away from their cars and with a mask on!) and I could see the emotion on parents’ faces as their graduate prepared to walk the stage. Students were beaming as their names were called, and as they strode proudly across the stage, it became clear how important this moment was for them. 

We talk a lot about the current circumstances that led our students to miss out on important rights of passage, but I know that this group of students won’t be defined by what happened to them. I nstead, they’ll be forever shaped by how they adapted, learned, grew, and persevered through what seems like an insurmountable challenge. They are Made in Hayward and ready for anything the world has in store for them. 

I appreciate your continued partnership.
Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Congratulations to the Class of 2020
Visit the HUSD Class of 2020 web page to see Decision Day videos and view virtual graduations!
Overcoming Challenges
The pandemic presented challenges for a Hayward student, first in her family to graduate from high school. As she and her family battled Covid-19, graduation seemed out of reach.


High School Valedictorians
KTVU (Channel 2) is highlighting valedictorians from the Bay Area who were unable to deliver their speeches in person due to the cancellation of traditional graduations. Click to see the HUSD valedictorians.

Proud to be Made in Hayward
Eden Area ROP
Students of the Year
See our Made in Hayward students honored for excelling in a number of areas as they are named ROP Students of the Year. Go to minute 11:53 to view the HUSD section.
Earth Day
Poster Contest Winner
Peter G. from Lorin Eden Elementary won first place in the City of Hayward's Earth Day poster and writing contest.
Mt. Eden Chamber
Strings Students
Woman of the Year
Social Justice Honoree
Students in the Mt. Eden chamber strings program performed solo during distance learning and their teacher pieced together this beautiful group performance.
David Scott, Hayward Adult School teacher, was named the Social Justice Honoree by Assemblymember Bill Quirk as part of his Women of the Year recognition program.
Bret Harte Principal Seana Condit-Gordon was recognized for her service
to the community by Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Virtual STEAM Innovation Showcase

 The HUSD STEAM Showcase is an exciting event designed to share our work with the whole community, including parents, students, teachers, dignitaries, and community members. This event celebrates evidence of learning and highlights innovative projects and programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Virtual Art Exhibit
Summer Meal Service
Student Meal Distribution
Starting Monday, June 15
11am-12pm

Locations:
  • Chavez Middle School
  • Mt. Eden High School
  • Hayward High School
  • Tyrrell Elementary
  • Treeview Elementary
  • Park Elementary
  • Schafer Park Elementary
  • Longwood Elementary
  • Cherryland Elementary
  • Fairview Elementary
  • Hayward Library (888 C St. Hayward, CA)
  • San Lorenzo Library (395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA)

*No service on July 4 
Community Meal Distribution
Thursdays: June 18-July 30

Locations:
  • Cherryland Elementary School
  • Mt. Eden High School
Hayward Unified School District | Website