Vol. 4, Issue 8 | June 2021
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,
 
We did it! I say “we” because the pandemic has made this a difficult school year for students and adults alike--that includes me. It’s been a year where we’ve needed to ask for help, where we’ve learned what it means to pay attention to our mental health, and one that requires us to give each other space to not always be at our best. 

This past week in particular has been exhilarating and overwhelming, as celebrations are mixed with a busy end-of-year time. I’ve attended our high school graduations and they've been a reminder of how inspiring our Made in Hayward students are. The graduating class of 2021 is moving on after this challenging year and taking all of their life experiences to the next phase of their lives. The many universities and colleges (see below) that will be welcoming our students to their campuses in the fall are fortunate to benefit from our students’ leadership and knowledge. 

After more than a year of Zoom and drive-thru events, I must say that I can’t wait to start the 2021-22 school year fully in-person. While there’s still many unanswered questions about how schools will be required to respond to new protocols, our planning teams have been working to plan for how to safely welcome our students and staff back to school and work sites. More importantly, you should know that our focus is on creating a caring community that ensures we emerge from this pandemic in full support of our staff and student needs. 

For my part, I’m going to enjoy some time off this summer. I hope that you all take care of yourselves and find time to do things that bring you joy.


Sincerely,
Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Proud to be Made in Hayward
Congratulations to the Class of 2021
We are so proud of our Made in Hayward students. The following is a list of just some of the colleges and universities where our students were accepted to this year. 

Aurora University, Academy of Art University, Benedict College, Berkeley City College, Boston Conservatory, Cal Lutheran University, Cal Poly, Chabot Community College, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Chico State, College of Alameda, College of San Mateo, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Channel Islands, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU East Bay, CSU Fresno, CSU Fullerton, CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Maritime, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Northridge, CSU Pomona, CSU San Bernardino, CSU San Marcos, CSU Stanislaus, DeAnza College, Fisk University, Fordham University, Harris-Stowe State University, Hawaii Pacific University, Holy Names, Kentucky State University, Lakeland University, Laney Community College, Las Positas Community College, Menlo College, Montana State University, Neumont College of Computer Science, New York University, Northern Arizona University, Ohlone Community College, Orange Coast College, Pacific University, Philander Smith College, Portland State University, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State University, San Diego State University, San Francisco City College, San Francisco State University, San Jose City College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Santa Monica College, Skyline College, Solano Community College, Sonoma State University, Southern Oregon University, St. Catherine University, St. Mary's College, Stanford University, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, UH MOANĀ UNIVERSITY, University of Alabama, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Portland, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, Western Oregon University, William Jessup University, and Williams College.
Teacher Recognized by the SF 49ers
Teacher Named Special Olympics Teacher of the Season
Jennifer Hardwick
Mt. Eden High School

Jennifer is on the front lines supporting inclusive practices for Mt. Eden High School students.


Fairview Student Group Receives National Recognition
The Upstanders' Club of Fairview Elementary School. They were recognized by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC) for outstanding work in bullying prevention.

For Families
Social-Emotional Learning Guide
HUSD is pleased to introduce the Social-Emotional Learning Resource Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
HUSD presenta nuevos apoyos socio-emocionales para familias.
Anti-bias/Anti-racism in Action in HUSD

The Hayward Unified School District proclaimed June 2021 ​as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Resolution 2021-39 also called for all HUSD sites to fly the Pride flag throughout the month of June to signify support for all members of our community. This month's AB/AR in Action Newsletter shares how this action is impacting students.
Visual and Performing Arts
June 2021 VAPA Newsletter
MT. Eden High School Year-End Showcase
Ruus Spring Art Show
STEAM
Teachers selected to tour Energy Observer
Last month, two HUSD teachers were invited to tour the ENGIE Observer while it was in San Francisco as part of its worldwide tour.

HUSD Virtual STEAM Innovation Showcase: Building a Better World
The HUSD Virtual STEAM Showcase highlights innovative projects and student and family programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
Facilities/Bond Updates
Lorin Eden Modernization Project

Lorin Eden Elementary School serves close to 450 K-6 HUSD students. The school, which was built in 1963, will soon undergo modernization. This project will modernize buildings, replace portables with permanent buildings, and make site improvements on the existing campus.

Questions regarding Measure H? Email MeasureH@husd.us
We want to hear from you
Facilities Survey
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.
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