December 22, 2017
The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities
TK, Kinder, and Dual Immersion Enrollment
2018-19 TK & Kinder Enrollment - We are greatly anticipating the start of the New Year as it kicks off a new enrollment cycle for the kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs in West Sacramento’s premier school district, Washington Unified— The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities.

Enrollment beings
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00 AM - Noon

Birth Date Cut Off for Kindergarten
Your child is eligible for Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or before September 1, 2018.

Birth Date Cut Off for Transitional Kindergarten
Your child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018.

You will need to register your child at his/her neighborhood school. Click here to use our online school locator tool.

Required documents for registration
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records (must be up-to-date)
  • Proof of address (utility bill, mortgage/rental agreement)
  • Physical (must be dated after August 2017)
  • Dental Exam

If you have questions please contact Student and Family Support Services at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1370. 
Lean More About Dual Immersion
Print the Flyer in  English or  Spanish.
We are excited to offer this program to WUSD students that will start Kinder in August 2018. Students who are enrolled in the program will become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. These sessions will give more information about the program. This program is only offered at Elkhorn Village.
District Highlights
Growing More Than Plants—In West Sacramento, behind the old Hollywood Hardware building on Merkley Avenue, there’s a farm. The Washington Unified School District (WUSD) leases the 1-acre plot to the Center for Land-Based Learning, and Fiery Ginger Farm subleases it from the center to grow their fall and winter crops here. 

Students from the WUSD’s Transition to Adult Living (TAL) work at the farm four days a week and on Tuesdays take the bus to Davis, where Fiery Ginger Farm leases another plot at The Cannery. The program assists young adults with developmental disabilities transition from student life to independent living. Community work settings like Fiery Ginger Farm, teach the students hands-on, employment-related skills. Read more in the December issue of Inside East Sacramento
College Gear Day—in an effort to promote a college and career environment, we are asking all district employees and TK-12 students to wear college gear on the first Wednesday of each month. The first official district-wide day was on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

In the spirit of fun competition, schools with the highest percentage of students and staff wearing gear will win the coveted College Gear Day Trophy! Schools will hold the trophy for the entire month and then pass it along to the next school that wins the following month.

Congratulations to our first ever College Gear Day trophy recipient, the Washington Middle College High School Panthers!
Shop with a Cop—on Saturday, December 16th, our friends at the West Sacramento Police Department hosted a Shop with a Cop event providing a fun filled day for a number of children in need throughout West Sacramento while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique shopping experience assists children and can deter them from making negative choices. The participating children were identified by schools, churches, youth organizations, and social services agencies.

Children spent the morning with uniformed police officers participating in a law enforcement procession to the West Sacramento Walmart where each child was treated to a $200 shopping trip. Many thanks to the West Sacramento Police Department and all the partnering organizations for creating this opportunity for our children. 
Riverbank Receives Barona Education Grant—At the December 14th School Board meeting we recognized Riverbank Elementary which was endorsed by California State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty to participate in the 2017 Barona Education Grant Program.

As a result, Riverbank Elementary was selected out of this year’s pool of applicants to receive a $5,000 grant to assist in the purchase of supplies and materials to benefit student learning.

The Barona Band of Mission Indians is proud to help make a difference for schools throughout California via the Grant Program. Through the endorsement of a community’s locally-elected state representatives, schools in that area can apply for Barona educational funding to purchase much-needed supplies.

Applications for the grant may be submitted by the locally-elected state official on the school’s behalf, or the school may submit the application directly as long as it is accompanied by an endorsement letter by a State Executive Office holder, Senator or Assembly member.
California School Dashboard—The State of California unveiled a new accountability and continuous improvement system providing information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population based on a concise set of measures. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. 

The Dashboard, based on 2013’s Local Control Funding Formula, is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. To learn more about California’s accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit the California Department of Education website.

The mission of the Washington Unified School District, THE GATEWAY TO EXTRAORDINARY POSSIBILITIES , is to challenge and support each student to develop effective critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as a life-long learner acting in an ethical manner to serve a broader community through a community of learners characterized by:
  • Engaging learning experiences in safe, positive environments;
  • Highly-qualified, reflective and adaptive educators;
  • A culture of innovation responsive to student needs and aspirations;
  • A community promoting family involvement, strong partnerships, and school pride.