February 1. 2018
The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities
Dreaming of New Heights in Washington USD
Watch the DREAM Team video spotlight and hear directly from our teachers about the amazing progress being made throughout our schools.

On June 16, 2017 the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) announced the formation and first official convening of the WUSD DREAM Team— Developing Resources for Engagement and taking Action to Make a difference. 

Click here to read more about the DREAM Team.
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.


Community Updates
2018-19 TK & Kinder Enrollment—we kicked off the New Year with a new enrollment cycle for the kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs throughout the WUSD on January 20th. 

It’s not too late to register! Click here to read more about registration requirements and details. 

If you have additional questions please contact Student and Family Support Services at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1370. 
Preschool Needs Survey—the Washington Unified School District is seeking information from our community on the needs for preschool education. Please refer to the attached Family Monthly Fee Schedule to see if you financially qualify and if you have a child/children who will turn 3 years old by September 1, 2018.

Please click here and take a moment to fill out our short survey. Thank you!
Yolo Careers in Education Forum—are you interested in a job in public education? SAVE THE DATE and help spread the word about this fantastic opportunity on February 7, 2018.

At the forum learn about job openings and careers in local school districts. Come meet and talk to recruiters and school district human resources staff who will be available to assist you in creating an Edjoin profile on the spot. You can even apply for a job right away!

Click here to download the flyer. 
Negotiation Teams Complete Day 5—the negotiation teams completed the fifth day of collective bargaining on January 25, 2018.  

The collaborative atmosphere yielded many ideas to better address professional learning, student-teacher contact time, and daily scheduling practices affecting the learning of students and working conditions of our staff.

Click here to continue reading.
STU-CON 2018—join us for the 2nd annual "STU-CON," our Student-Powered Technology Fest! Our WUSD students use technology in their classrooms every day. Our students are writing stories, coding, creating movies, building robots, making music, and so much more. This is a chance for the kids to share their knowledge and skills with our community! Come learn, explore, and play at STU-CON! #Great2bWUSD #WUSDStuCon18

Click here for more information. 
The WUSD works regularly with a number of community groups and outside organizations to distribute materials district-wide. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the WUSD is transitioning to a new electronic method for flyer distribution using a program called  Peachjar  .

Peachjar eFlyers streamline the flyer review and distribution process allowing community organizations that work with to deliver information through email and online postings via the district and school websites.   Find out more here .

Click here to view our district-wide flyer gallery.
ENROLL TODAY!—High school students who want to prepare for college and a bright future are encouraged to apply at  Washington Middle College High School—  An Innovative Dependent Charter School.

What makes the school unique is its strong partnership with  Sacramento City College—West Sacramento Center allowing students to be immersed in a blended program drawing on both high school and college-level curriculum.

Click here to learn more.
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.

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 2nd College Gear Day trophy recipient, the Westmore Oaks Dragons!
Get to know your WUSD Trustees
Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, M.S.W is the Statewide Director for the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program at the California Department of Education (CDE), where she works across departments, State agencies, school districts, county offices of education and with education equity stakeholders to ensure that the promise of the Local Control Funding Formula is fulfilled for students in foster care.  

Due to her work with foster care education advocacy, California Chief Justice Tani G.Cantil-Sakauye has appointed Ms. Wong to her Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) Steering Committee focused on involving the courts in education efforts across the state. KKIS is focused on keeping kids in school and out of the justice system.

Click here to continue reading about Trustee Wong and the entire WUSD Board of Education.
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.