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

As we approach the Thanksgiving break I’m pleased to share two updates about HUSDs’ efforts to implement more sustainable practices at our schools and district facilities. 

November 15 is recognized as America Recycles Day, a day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S. In Hayward, we’ve been proud to partner with Pathwater to bring our own HUSD recyclable and reusable water bottles to every student in the district. I was proud to receive a sustainability award from Pathwater on behalf of all of our students who are learning to be good stewards of our planet. More information about this partnership is included below in this month’s newsletter. 

Also, today we will ceremonially “flip the switch” on our renewable energy program. HUSD has partnered with Engie to leverage our Measure H funds by installing solar arrays at every site across our district. The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings, which will go directly into our General Fund. The new solar systems are also expected to generate 90% of the district’s energy needs. We look forward to continuing to partner with Engie’s education team to design hands-on STEAM activities that our students can benefit from. We hope you will join us for this important celebration.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
HUSD Strategic Plan Update
Operational Sustainability
HUSD seeks to implement comprehensive facilities, safety, and technology plans that ensure equitable and sustainable upgrades. There are several initiatives in place to meet this goal with the key being Business Division leaders walking the facilities multiple times a year with school staff to better understand the challenges. Structured walks also ensure districtwide protocols are in place.

To date, we have walked every school site and have begun the implementation of a new work order system to better track, manage, and respond to issues. We are investing more money into maintenance and operations than in previous years and have recently hired additional maintenance and custodial staff to improve our responsiveness to school sites. Each school site will be visited two more times with improvement projects scheduled for spring and summer breaks.
Proud to be Made in Hayward
CAASPP Perfect Score
These amazing Made in Hayward  students were recognized for achieving perfect scores in English language arts and math on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, the state’s new academic testing program. Congratulations!
Robotics Club Takes 1st Place
The  Hayward High  Robotics Club took first place in a UC Berkeley engineering competition. The team designed and built a robot and programmed it to compete against other teams. Congratulations to this team and their teacher, Mr. George Moore, for coming out on top for two years in a row.
Athletic Excellence
Congratulations to the  Hayward High Farmers for ending the regular season 9-1 and becoming the Western Alameda County Conference Shoreline Champions. They will now move on to compete in a playoff game on November 15.
HUSD embraces reusable water bottles
Students at Treeview Elementary participated in an event celebrating the Hayward Unified School District’s decision to move away from single-use plastic water bottles and find a more sustainable solution in reusable aluminum bottles. Every student in the district is receiving a free water bottle.

HUSD Calendar

Important Dates
November 14, 2019
Flipping the Switch Solar Event

November 14, 2019
Cafe Dad

November 19, 2019
HUDS Food Pantry Distribution Day

November 28, 2019

*visit HUSD website for calendar event details
Educator of the Year
Lisa Tess, Winton Middle School
Every year, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce honors an administrator from HUSD as Educator of the Year. They are honored alongside the Business Person, Police Officer, and Firefighter of the Year.

Lisa Tess has served as an educator in the Hayward Unified School District for more than 24 years, with the majority of that time spent at Winton Middle School. Lisa began her career as a history teacher and then became an administrator applying her experience with students to a world outside the classroom.
College and Career Ready
Advanced Manufacturing Day
On October 24, 2019, HUSD and  Eden Area ROP— in partnership with the City of Hayward Hayward Chamber of Commerce , and  Chabot College— hosted Advanced Manufacturing Day. Students from Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering Pathways at Brenkwitz and  Hayward High School  toured various industrial sites and explored potential career options .
Engineering Pathway
Students in the Engineering Pathway have been paired with Cal State East Bay engineering students as part of a new mentorship program. Students will have the opportunity to share their educational experiences and get advice about their shared career path.

Bond Program Update
Measure H
Under the newly approved Measure H project schedule, the district’s bond team will be working to complete 40 different improvement projects at 16 schools over the 2019-20 calendar year.

The 2020 projects include five areas of work: roof repairs, new fire alarm/public address/clock systems, full exterior painting, paving improvements, and safety/security enhancements. Click below for a detailed list of the 2019-2020 phased projects by school.

Questions regarding Measure H?
Email: measureh@husd.us
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