December 3 2021


December 3, 2021

Dear Elk Grove Unified Students, Parents and Families,

COVID-19 conditions continue to ebb and flow and as guidelines are amended based on new developments, we update our information and share that information with our schools and community. Last year at this time, there was still no vaccine available. Today, everyone 5 years and older can receive the vaccine, testing is readily available and improved medications are becoming accessible. We continue to encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated and/or get their booster shot. Today’s update includes information about school activities, vaccine clinics, trustee area redistricting and more hiring.


GROW WITH US

The Elk Grove Unified School District is building a brighter future, one student at a time and our District is continuing to grow in enrollment, new and upgraded facilities and in offering expanded programs and services. Very soon we will announce our phase-in of Universal Transitional Kindergarten stating that starting in the 2022/2023 school year, we will be able to begin serving all three and four-year-old children. This will open many new opportunities for students, parents and the community, so stay tuned!

Featured Positions

Please visit our Employment page on our website for more information.


SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Large-Scale Events and Dances

We are very pleased to be able to offer outdoor large-scale events and outdoor dance opportunities.  

EGUSD has collaboratively, with site administration, staff and parents, developed an event  planning, review and approval process that will enable schools to offer (outdoor) large-scale events including dances. Dances will take place in optimal outdoor campus locations excluding football fields and tennis courts. Each school develops unique plans based upon the size of the dance, and unique characteristics of their campus. Key elements of the plan include event details, assurances health and safety guidelines are adhered to, and staffing numbers and deployment. There will be controlled access to indoor spaces for restroom access, coat check, snacks/water, etc. Sites are now in the process of planning these types of opportunities. We have some schools planning dances to take place as early as this month, with others planning for the second semester. All of this is contingent upon continuing positive health statistics and adhering to CA Dept of Public Health guidelines. For information specific to a particular school, contact the school’s office for event details and/or volunteering opportunities.

Parent/Community Volunteering Opportunities at Schools Are Now Available

We are very excited to once again offer volunteering opportunities at our schools. EGUSD has established updated volunteer guidelines and a process for each school to be able to safely bring volunteers back to our campuses. Volunteers shall adhere to applicable and mandatory Public Health Guidance, including guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health and the County Public Health Department. In addition, volunteers must comply with EGUSD’s health and safety policies, including face mask requirements and any current physical distancing requirements. All volunteers will need to adhere to vaccination or testing requirements.

All volunteers must be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting has a five-year renewal requirement. Anyone who has been fingerprinted within the past five years will not need to be fingerprinted. Individuals who need to fingerprint will be contacted by the Fingerprinting office to schedule a fingerprinting appointment after the Volunteer Registration form is completed. Cleared volunteers can check with the site(s) they are volunteering with to confirm when their fingerprints will expire and will receive notice from the District on how to renew fingerprinting clearance.

Additional details will be sent from schools. 


STUDENT & FAMILY RESOURCES

Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation 2022 Scholarships
Applications for scholarships from the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation opened on December 1. All applications must be completed and submitted online by the deadline, Jan. 26, 2022. 

For more info or to apply, please visit ElkGroveRSF.org

Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Resources for 5-11-year-olds

Kaiser Permanente (KP) has provided a collection of Thriving Schools resources focused on COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Efforts for 5-11-year-olds. You can find all of this information externally on their Thriving Schools COVID-19 Vaccine page

Featured Resources


PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY

As you may have heard already, the CDC approved the emergency authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. On Sunday, December 5, we look forward to hosting a COVID vaccination clinic for all who are eligible ages 5+ (see the upcoming vaccine clinic information below and walk-ins are welcome). If you would like to have your child vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, please check with your local health care provider or local pharmacy to see if they already have the appropriate vaccine. 

We remain hopeful that our health and safety protocols as well as the availability of vaccines will keep infection rates relatively low and we are closely monitoring information related to the Omicron variant. Currently, we have a 7.98 case rate per 100,000 compared to 8.5 countywide. 

Upcoming EGUSD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccine Top 5 FAQs for Parents

The clinics listed below will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 5 years and older.

  • EGUSD & Rite Aid (5+ COVID-19 vaccine available.)
    Saturday, Dec. 4 / 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Valley High School
    Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster doses available.
  • EGUSD & Safeway (5+ COVID-19 vaccine available.)
    Sunday, Dec. 5 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Harriet Eddy Middle School
    Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster doses available.
  • EGUSD & California Department of Public Health (CDPH) (5+ COVID-19 vaccine available. Flu vaccine available.)
    Thursday, Dec. 9 / 3 – 7 p.m. / Samuel Kennedy Elementary School
    Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster doses available.
  • EGUSD & California Department of Public Health (CDPH) (5+ COVID-19 vaccine available. Flu vaccine available.)
    Friday, Dec. 10 / 3 – 7 p.m. / Florin Elementary School
    Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster doses available.
  • EGUSD & Safeway (5+ COVID-19 vaccine available.)
    Tuesday, Dec. 28 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Harriet Eddy Middle School
    Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster doses available.

Please check the EGUSD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics page for more information and updates. 

EGUSD COVID-19 Testing Locations for Families, Students and Staff (COVID-Clinics)


DISTRICT INFORMATION AND MEETINGS

Trustee Area Redistricting Information

Every ten years, after the U.S. Census data is released, school districts are required to evaluate whether their current trustee areas have approximately equal populations using the new census data. With the recent 2020 Census data release, EGUSD has begun the process of evaluating each of its trustee areas for population balance, referred to as redistricting.  EGUSD is working with professional demographers to draft and revise maps for consideration by the public and the Trustees. Information regarding the redistricting process and proposed revised maps, which will ensure appropriate population balance, can be found by visiting the following Trustee Election System website (please note that draft maps will not be posted until December 7, 2021). On December 14, 2021, the draft trustee area maps will be presented to the Board at the regular scheduled Board meeting.  Following the presentation, the Board will provide feedback and receive community input on the draft trustee area maps.

NEW! 2021-2022 EGUSD Snapshot 

The 2021-2022 EGUSD Snapshot is now available. The Snapshot includes important information including attendance and graduation rates, student demographics, the general fund, LCAP metrics and more. 

View the 2021-2022 EGUSD Snapshot 

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Contact: Lucy Bollinger, Director lbolling@egusd.net

District Advisory Committee (DAC) – Title I Schools
Contact: David Byrd, Director
dbyrd@egusd.net

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) – Special Education
Contact: Anne Rigali, Director
arigali@egusd.net

September 9, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm

October 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm

November 3, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm

November 4, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

November 4, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

January 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm

December 9, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm

January 13, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

March 9, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm

January 13, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

February 10, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm*

June 8, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm

February 10, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm*

March 10, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

*joint meeting with DELAC and DAC

Note: all meetings will be held on Zoom until otherwise notified

March 10, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

April 14, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm

May 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

May 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

June 16, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

June 16, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm*

Thank you and stay safe and stay healthy,

EGUSD Leadership

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