Vol. 3, Issue 1 | September 2019
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

I had the pleasure of splitting my time on the first day of school between Hayward and San Diego. In Hayward, I helped welcome Harder students to their temporary campus at the former Cherryland site. Students from kindergarten through 6th grade arrived ready to learn in this new space. I also helped welcome students to the new Cherryland campus as students stepped foot in their classrooms there for the first time.

In San Diego, I joined our HUSD team at the Convening of District-Community Partnerships for Learner-Centered Education , organized by Big Picture Learning, PBL Works, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The purpose of the convening is to support several California-based school district-community partnerships, in learning together and creating a shared vision for delivering equity-focused, learner-centered environments for students and adults. Our team includes a teacher, a parent, administrators, and a school board member. 

I look forward to our work together this year and I encourage you to connect with me at the various community meetings planned for this year. You will also hear continuous updates from me throughout the year regarding the implementation of our strategic plan. 

Thank you for your partnership.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
HUSD Strategic Plan
HUSD's strategic plan is driven by community input, developed by community leaders, and focused on:

  • Deeper Learning

  • Relationship-centered Schools

  • Service Excellence

  • Operational Sustainability
HUSD in the News
Eldridge unveils new mural
On August 21, 2019, Eldridge Elementary unveiled a new mural celebrating Latin American culture and our community's diversity.

Cherryland grand opening
On August 20, 2019, Cherryland Elementary held its grand opening.

Fresh food for students and families
See how HUSD is providing free, fresh food for families and students.

Proud to be Made in Hayward
Eden Gardens Elementary
Congratulations to Eden Gardens Elementary on receiving the PBIS Gold Award, reflecting excellence in the school's efforts to implement the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support.
Stonebrae Elementary
Congratulations to Stonebrae Elementary &  StonebraePTA ! The National PTA has recognized them as a 2019-2021 School of Excellence recipient for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership.
HUSD Calendar

Important Dates
September 11, 2019
Board of Education Meeting

September 14, 2019
Fall Family Class #1

September 21, 2019
Fall Family Class #2

September 24, 2019
Fatherhood Academy

September 25, 2019
Board of Education Meeting

September 26, 2019
Coffee with the Superintendent

September 26, 2019
Cafe Dad Kick Off

September 27, 2019
Million Father March

September 28, 2019
Fall Family Class #2
Visual and Performing Arts
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Please join the Hayward Foundation for the Arts for the first annual benefit gala. Your attendance will help them reach a fundraising goal of $500,000 to support high quality arts education opportunities for Hayward Unified School District students.
For Families
2019 Fall Family Classes
Family classes are open to all HUSD families and employees for only $10 per family for ALL six Saturdays.
Cafe Dad
This is an opportunity for dads and father figures to talk about fathers' rights, child development, and much more!
Fatherhood Academy
Build your parenting skills and help your students thrive.
Seeking Parent Ambassadors

Hayward Unified School District (HUSD), in partnership with La Familia, provide HUSD parents and guardians with the opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills while supporting parent engagement and the academic success of HUSD students.

Click here to learn more about the Parent Ambassador program.
More Than a Meal
School lunch is critical to student health and well-being and ensures that students have nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Research shows that receiving free or reduced-price school lunches reduces food insecurity, obesity rates, and poor health. In addition, the new school meal nutrition standards are having a positive impact on student food selection and consumption, especially for fruits and vegetables. Schools and families benefit with every application completed. Remember that any information you include in this application IS NOT shared with any other agency. Your information is private and confidential.
FREE AC Transit passes for students
Middle and high school HUSD students may be eligible to receive a free Student Transit Pass for unlimited, free access to AC Transit bus services as well as a 50% discount on BART trips and youth discounts on other transit systems
HUSD transitioning to electronic reporting
HUSD has moved to electronic reporting for state mandated tests. In three easy steps parents/guardians have 24/7 access to student information.
Bond Program Update
We're excited to share updates on projects that were completed over the summer. 

Winton Middle School and Treeview Elementary had their roofs replaced and the exterior of their buildings were painted. 

Longwood Elementary, Ruus Elementary, Glassbrook Elementary, Treeview Elementary, and Ochoa Middle School all had their fire alarm/public address/clock systems replaced.

Eden Gardens and Lorin Eden had their roofs replaced.

Many more projects are in the planning phase, so stay tuned for news on additional projects. These projects were made possible thanks to the support from the Hayward community through Measure H. THANK YOU!
Completion of summer projects

Questions regarding Measure H?
Email: measureh@husd.us
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year! Too many absences—excused or unexcused—can keep students from succeeding in school and in life.
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