October 2, 2017
The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities
At the Bryte Career and College Training campus in West Sacramento, the concept of a classroom goes well beyond desks and lecterns. There is a garden, with chicken coops. There is a kitchen — a big one. There’s a café. And beyond that, there is a commitment to helping high school students forge connections with the land, the food it produces, and their communities.

“The Culinary Arts and Farm-to-Fork Education program was founded in 2015 to provide an intensive education that exemplifies the region’s unified approach to foodways, applying directly to lives and livelihoods,” says Renee Collins, Washington Unified School District director of career and college readiness.
District Highlights
Celebration of 3 Beautiful Lives
September was a tragic month for the WUSD family and West Sacramento Community as we learned that two of our Southport Elementary students together with their younger sibling were killed. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the Hodges family as they grieve the loss of Kelvin, Julie, and Lucas.

If you would like to support the Hodges family with a donation please visit this community GoFundeMe page. A Celebration of Life is being on Saturday, October 7th.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy some local entertainment throughout the entire school year?

Come to the River City High School campus and watch one of several amazing shows being organized by the RCHS Productions team as part of the 2017-18 Season! #Great2bWUSD

Visit the RCHS Productions website to learn more about all the latest news and events.
We have a new community event taking place this Thursday, October 5, 2017. All K-8 elementary school students and families are invited to attend the RCHS Freshman Football Game at 6PM. 

  • The first 500 K-8 students get a free t-shirt and raider temporary tattoo! 
  • K-8 students wearing their school t-shirt and/or school gear will get in for FREE.
  • Halftime of the Freshman Game will have all of our K-8 schools participating in a parade of mascots around the track.

Come and support RCHS, our K-8s, our community, and our Freshman Football Team as they battle Lincoln High School.
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.
The WUSD Board of Trustees singed a resolution celebrating September as Attendance Awareness Month . This national and statewide initiative promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success. 
Led by  A ttendance Works , the goal is to ensure that every district in the country not only tracks chronic absence data beginning in kindergarten or ideally earlier, but also partners with families and community agencies to intervene when attendance is a problem for children or schools. Read more...
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.