May 21, 2021
Hello Elk Grove Unified Students, Families and Staff,
Congratulations Class of 2021!
Graduations are right around the corner and final preparations are being completed. We all look forward to seeing our seniors cross the stage to be recognized, move their tassels and receive their diplomas. Although we are very excited to have in person graduation ceremonies we are also offering the opportunity to participate remotely. If you’d like to view the Graduations virtually, here are the links:
- Calvine High School – Home of the Cougars
- Cosumnes Oaks High School – Home of the Wolfpack
- Elk Grove Charter School – Home of the Falcons
- Elk Grove High School – Home of the Thundering Herd
- Florin High School – Home of the Panthers
- Franklin High School – Home of the Wildcats
- Laguna Creek High School – Home of the Cardinals
- Las Flores High School – Home of the Falcons
- Monterey Trail High School – Home of the Mustangs
- Pleasant Grove High School – Home of the Eagles
- Rio Cazadero High School – Home of the Raptors
- Sheldon High School – Home of the Huskies
- Valley High School – Home of the Vikings
- William Daylor High School – Home of the Owls
Summer Expanded Learning Opportunity Programs
Schools are finalizing their Summer Expanded Learning Opportunity Programs that will offer a variety of academic support, and enrichment, social emotional learning and connecting/reconnecting to school programs for PreK-12 students. We also are offering summer options for our adult transition students with special needs. Contact your school if you want more details about the program.
If your child turns 5 on or before September 1, 2021 now is the time to get them enrolled. Please contact the school directly. Please don’t delay registering for Kindergarten so we can appropriately plan and develop our Kindergarten programs for the 2021-22 school year.
Emergency Broadband Benefit and Helping Households Connect
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. The EBB provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The EBB is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
- Income at or below 135% of Fed Poverty Guidelines
- Participates in Free-Reduced Lunch
- Received Fed Pell Grant
- Experienced substantial loss of Income or job loss since Feb 29, 2020
2021-22 School Year
District staff continued with collecting feedback and input from students and parents this week and during each session, staff shared 2021-22 planning updates. Please look for more information as we move closer to starting the new year.
As you may have heard, the Pfizer vaccine was recently approved for use with adolescents aged 12 years and older. Appointments and opportunities to receive the Pfizer vaccine are becoming widely available with many local providers. Whether you want to get vaccinated because of vulnerable family members, to participate in school activities with ease of mind or because you just feel it’s the right thing to do, we encourage students, staff and community members who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated as soon as possible can help people avoid quarantining if exposed to COVID-19 unless they become symptomatic and for our graduates, it’s one less thing to worry about before heading off to college.
Click here for COVID-19 vaccination information through MyTurn. Please share this information with other friends and family members. Note: Until California’s mask mandate is lifted, in EGUSD schools, we will continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols of wearing face masks, social distancing and hand washing.
Missed Your Second Shot? Sacramento County Public Health is starting to see a higher percentage of people missing their second dose in the 2-dose vaccine series. A second dose is considered “missed” six weeks after the first dose, despite the recommended 3 or 4 week series. We are helping to remind people that even if they miss their return dose appointment date, even if it’s been six weeks since their first dose, it is STILL IMPORTANT and recommended to get your second dose. Patients can find ANY clinic that is giving the same brand of vaccine received for your dose. Just bring your card and receive the second dose – with an appointment OR as a walk up.
EGUSD is looking for caring, qualified individuals to work to support our students and community in a variety of ways. Below are some of the opportunities to explore:
- May 26, 2021 California Teacher Virtual Recruitment Fair
- Bus Drivers
- Campus Supervisors
- Substitute Campus Supervisors
- June 17, 2021 Save-the-Date! In-Person Recruitment Fair for Classified Staff
Request from CCSD for Your Help By Taking Their Strategic Plan Survey
The Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department is updating its strategic plan and is requesting input from community members. The Fire Department serves the communities of Elk Grove, Galt, and South Sacramento County and provides both fire protection and emergency medical services. The community’s input is extremely valuable in the development of an effective community-driven strategic plan. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
The survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFDSurvey2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
In response to California’s Mental Health Movement, students from Franklin High School were recognized at the Directing Change Film Awards and won six Directing Change PSA awards, including 1st place in statewide animation. Animation 2 student, Jaxon Ruiz, won a total of $1000 and Digital Media Arts 2 student, Allison Labucay, won a total of $500 from the Directing Change contest. In addition, the class will receive a grant for $500. Both winners spoke after accepting their award on a Facebook live stream, which featured Sterling K. Brown, the producer of the NBC show, This is Us. Digital Media Arts 2 student, Lucas Chinchiola, who won 1st place in the regional awards was recognized as a state finalist in the Suicide Prevention category, and he previously won $500.
This year, from across the state, Directing Change received 974 films from 136 schools and community-based organizations, representing 23 counties and 1,817 youth.
The Directing Change PSA Contest is an initiative of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).
Thank you for helping to keep our community safe,