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       FCUSD Roadmap to Reopening

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    CDPH Updated Reopening Guidance   FCUSD Elementary COVID-19 Safety Plan   FCUSD Secondary COVID-19 Safety Plan

    Important:

    Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) strongly recommends asymptomatic testing for all stakeholders every two weeks while the county is in Purple and Red Tier status. To learn more please visit the SCPH site here

    To see a list of free testing clinics offered by SCPH, please click here


    Below are the most current and timely District messages. To view all previous District messages, please refer to our Previous Updates section at the bottom of this page.

     

    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    June 4, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see today’s Board Briefs and Updates.

    Board recognition of the FCUSD Health Services Team

    A commemorative plaque and photo was presented to the Head of Health Services, Kerri Kaye and the Health Services Team to thank and honor them for their exemplary hard work and dedication to the health of students and staff during the COVID pandemic. The safety procedures, contact tracing and vaccine clinics they spearheaded for staff and students have all helped to keep us safe. To date there have been zero on-site transmissions of COVID-19 at any FCUSD school or office. Thank you FCUSD Health Services!

    FCUSD Staff and District reach compensation agreements

    Tentative agreements for compensation packages have been made between FCUSD, the Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA). To view, please visit our website HERE. Board approval of the agreements will be finalized at the June 17 Board meeting.

    The District appreciates the many hours, dedication and partnership they have shared with members of the bargaining teams over this last year, and their commitment to putting students’ education and well-being at the forefront of all discussions.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

    Graduation and promotion ceremonies took place at schools across the District last week. We compiled several photo albums and posted them on Facebook. Take a look!  And if you have photos to add, please post them in the comments section.

    Cordova High School

    Folsom High School

    Vista del Lago High School

    Folsom Lake High School

    Kinney High School

    Walnutwood High School

    Adult Education

    Folsom Middle School

    Mills Middle School

    Mitchell Middle School

    Sutter Middle School

    Folsom Cordova Community Homeschool Charter

    Elementary schools across the District

     


    Update: Message to FCUSD Families

    June 2, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Families: Please see the message below.

    New FCUSD website design for the 2021-22 school year!

    Over the summer, staff will be redesigning the look of our District website: www.fcusd.org.  

    What features of the District’s website are important to you? We would like to know!

    Please share your thoughts in a Thoughtexchange survey by clicking on this link

    Our goals for the new District website are to:

    • Improve the look and design
    • Improve accessibility for our diverse stakeholders
    • Make it easy for users to access and use the site on all mobile devices
    • Reflect the District brand
    • Provide easily skim-able, relevant content

    Your opinion matters! Please join the survey and click HERE

    Childhood vaccines available this summer at the Education Service Center (ESC)

    Location: 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, 95742

    In an effort for all FCUSD students to meet California’s immunization requirements for in-person learning attendance, FCUSD offers FREE VACCINATIONS for students that are MediCal/CHDP eligible, uninsured, a Native Indian, or an Alaskan Native. 

    Free vaccines available are:

    DTaP, Polio, MMR, VAR, Hep B, Flu, HIB, Hep A,

    Men ACWY, HPV, TDAP, Rotavirus, and Pneumo Conjugate immunizations.

    All students may receive:

    TDAP shots. No restrictions. Insurance is not required.

    • Masks are required
    • Appointments are required
    • Please call 916-294-9013 to schedule an appointment
    • Please bring a current copy of the student’s immunization record

    Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Summer meals for children, no cost to families

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program helps feed your children healthy meals during the summer months at no charge.

    The FCUSD Food Services Department will be offering the USDA Summer Food Service Program at most school sites throughout our district over the summer months.  All children ages 2-18 years old are able to get meals at no cost between noon and 12:30 pm daily at the locations and dates specified here: SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM INFORMATION Children must be present to receive a meal. For additional information, please see the FCUSD Food Services website or contact them by phone: (916) 294-9011 

    Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, June 3

    Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.; Open Session: 6:00 p.m.

    The full agenda, instructions for viewing on the District’s YouTube channel and on Zoom, and instructions for participating in public comments can be found on our website:

    www.fcusd.org/virtualboardmeeting

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

    Special Presentation:

    • Recognition: Health Services Team

    Public Hearing:

    • Notice of Public Hearing Regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) 2020-21 through 2023-24 and Annual Update
    • Public Hearing: 2021-2022 Tentative Budget
    • Public Hearing: Folsom Cordova Unified School District 2021-2022 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education

    Discussion/Action Items:

    • Accept Folsom Cordova Unified School District 2021-2022 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education
    • Approve the Declaration of Need for Fully-Qualified Educators for the 2021/2022 School Year

    Discussion Items:

    • First Read: Revisions to Board Policy (BP) 3110: Transfer of Funds; (BP) 3230: Federal Grant Funds; (BP) 3452: Student Activity Funds

    The Board meeting will be viewable from the District’s YouTube channel, as well as on Zoom. Both links can be found on our website. Public wishing to provide public comments may choose two options:

    (1) Written public comments can be submitted now, using the Google Public Comment Card Form link, found on our website, and all written comments will be given to the Board for review by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. This link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3.

    (2) Public comments can be made during the Board meeting, via Zoom, as space allows, by using the “raised hand” feature. Due to constraints on our Zoom account, the maximum number of participants in the Zoom room is 300.

    Please note: There are no limitations on the number of viewers watching the live broadcast of the Board meeting on our YouTube channel.

    UPCOMING REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES:

    • June 5 – Board workshop
    • June 17
    • August 12
    • August 26

     


    Update: Message to FCUSD Families

    May 28, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Families,

    The Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA) and Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) wrapped up a busy year of negotiations with a Tentative Agreement for compensation for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years as well as several Memorandums of Understanding that will benefit our certificated staff as we continue to work collaboratively on developing compensation and working conditions that attract and retain the best educators and support providers for our students.

    To read the 5-28-21 FCEA-FCUSD Joint Communication, please click HERE. You can find this statement as well as referenced MOUs and documents by visiting the FCUSD Negotiations Update webpage.

     


    Update: End of Year Message

    May 27, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD community,

    Congratulations to all students, staff, and families for the dedication to education you demonstrated over the last year. Today marks the end of the school year for many and we hope you will take time over the summer to spend time with family and friends, read good books and enjoy a safe summer break. If you have not already seen it, please take a moment to hear Superintendent, Dr. Sarah Koligian’s end-of-year message by clicking HERE.

    For our high school graduates, we are so proud of you for persevering through a historic year and completing your high school career in the midst of a pandemic. We wish you joy and success as you pursue your ambitions and hope you will remain lifelong learners. Please keep in touch and know that you will always be part of the FCUSD family.

    Over these next few days, we will be collecting photographs of our graduating seniors, and 8th and 5th-grade students who are promoting to the next chapter in their educational journey. Watch for those to be posted on our District’s Facebook page in the upcoming days.

    A gentle reminder that Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day, and all schools and District offices will be closed in remembrance of the many men and women in the armed forces, who lost their lives in service to our country. 

    For students and staff continuing in one of our Summer School programs, we look forward to seeing you next week on Tuesday, June 1. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Your schools and District office will continue to keep you updated and informed.

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 26, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see today’s updates with information on the COVID-19 Dashboard, a new look planned for the District’s website, and an exciting announcement of leadership awards.

    The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated. Please visit: www.fcusd.org/COVID

    IMPORTANT: With a reduced staff and student presence on campus, starting next week, the COVID-19 Dashboard will pause on reporting weekly numbers of quarantined and COVID positive individuals during the summer break. 

    Please note: Contact tracing and self-screening will continue as usual for all students and staff attending Summer School programs and at FCUSD work sites over the summer.

    Free COVID Vaccine clinics

    This Thursday, May 27, the city of Rancho Cordova will host a free COVID vaccine clinic at Rancho Cordova City Hall. The Pfizer vaccine will be given and anyone 12 ages and up is welcome. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Sacramento County Public Health continues to offer free COVID vaccine clinics throughout the region. Please visit their website HERE for more information.

    New website design for the 2021-22 school year!

    Over the summer, we will be redesigning the look of our District website: www.fcusd.org.  

    Our goals for the new District website are to:

    • Improve the look and design
    • Improve accessibility for our diverse stakeholders
    • Make it easy for users to access and use the site on all mobile devices
    • Reflect the District brand
    • Provide easily skim-able, relevant content

    What features of the District’s website are important to you? We would like to know!

    Please share your thoughts in a Thoughtexchange survey by clicking on this link

    FCUSD Leadership honored

    Each year, members of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) honor their peers for outstanding achievements and dedication to public education. 

    We are proud to announce that in our region, awardees for ACSA Region 3 are:

    • Superintendent of the Year: Sarah Koligian, Ed.D.
    • Elementary Principal of the Year: Sara Parenzin, Empire Oaks Elementary
    • Central Office Administrator of the Year: Elena Cabrera

    Of the 19 ACSA regions in the state, one superintendent is chosen to be the state awardee. 

    We are honored to announce that Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D has been named the California State Superintendent of the Year! 

    Stay tuned for more information as we celebrate Dr. Koligian’s tremendous accomplishment at the State ACSA award ceremony this fall, and head over to our Facebook page to learn more.

    Congratulations, Dr. Koligian, Ms. Cabrera and Ms. Parenzin! 

     


    Update: Superintendent's Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 25, 2021

     

    Click Here to Watch

    A special message to the FCUSD community from Superintendent Sarah Koligian 

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 21, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see today’s Board Briefs, with a summary of information from last night’s Board meeting.

    FCUSD announces White Rock Elementary Assistant Principal, Nereida Cabrera 

    Veteran educator and a familiar face at Folsom Cordova, Nereida Cabrera has been named as the Assistant Principal at White Rock Elementary. Ms. Cabrera has over 14 years of experience in education and has been a member of Team FCUSD since 2016.

    To learn more about Ms. Cabrera, please visit our website here

    Board adopts Resolution honoring FCUSD employees

    Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) wishes to commend all employees for their unparalleled contribution to the lives of students.  Our employees continuously provide exceptional education, and work tirelessly to provide distinctive learning environments to meet the needs of all of our students.  Particularly during this pandemic year, FCUSD employees have demonstrated resilience, innovation, and unending dedication to students, and have gone above and beyond the already outstanding commitment they make during normal times. Attached is the Resolution adopted by the Board, recognizing and honoring FCUSD employees.

    Student Board Member, Ally Gallant

    The Board and District staff thanked Student Board Member Ally Gallant for her year of service, representing and amplifying the student voice. Her dedication to the position of Student Board member during this past year, the many Regular and Special Board meetings she attended, and her input to the Board and staff was invaluable during this year of change and challenge. Thank you Miss Gallant for your service.

    Incoming Student Board Member, Alice Gao of Folsom High was announced, and we look forward to welcoming and working with Miss Gao next year.

    Discussion and update on School Resource Officers (SRO)  

    A summary timeline of discussions and events over the past year is as follows:

    At the June 18, 2020, meeting, the Board approved School Resource Officers (SRO) agreements for the 2020-21 school year with conditions that at the start of the school year, staff bring back the agreements with amendments.

    At the September 24, 2020, meeting, district staff reviewed the major responsibilities of SROs, incidents that require law enforcement contact, and amendments that were made to the contracts that focused on the roles and responsibilities of SROs and their relationship with students and staff. The Rancho Cordova Police Department provided a presentation on the various youth services that SROs provide, a brief biography of the three SROs assigned to schools in the City of Rancho Cordova, the role of an SRO, and some of the differences between an SRO and a Patrol Officer.

    After discussion, the Board requested the following additional amendments:

    • Clarifying language for the district to suspend reimbursement of SROs in emergency situations.
    • Revision and language conformity for the number of SRO sick days.
    • District can increase/decrease the number of SROs if the number of incidents increase or decrease
    • Similar contract language in both MOUs

    At the October 08, 2020, Board meeting, time was given to GENup to provide a presentation.

    At the April 15, 2021, Board meeting, current cost and possible budget reductions for SROs were presented.

    After discussion, the Board requested the following information:

    • What is the practical implication at sites if SROs were reduced or eliminated?
    • What kind of coverage would we be able to expect?
    • What are the response times?
    • What are we getting for the service?
    • Will the cities split the cost of one SRO or would the district have to pay the entire cost?

    At the May 20 Board meeting, staff responded to Board questions and presented updates in a presentation, which is attached, that included results from the survey sent to secondary students, parents of secondary students and all staff during the week of May 10.

    Budget Update: The Impact of the Governor's May Revise for 2021-22

    Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Rhonda Crawford provided an update regarding the budget and impact of the Governor’s May Revise for the 2021-22 school year. Attached is the presentation which highlights adjustments to COLA and Proposition 98 funding.

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 20, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD community: Please see today’s message with information regarding tonight’s Board meeting and the Summer Meals program.

    The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated.

    Please visit: www.fcusd.org/COVID

    Regular Board Meeting tonight, Thursday, May 20

    Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.; Open Session: 6:00 p.m.

    The full agenda, instructions for viewing on the District’s YouTube channel and on Zoom, and instructions for participating in public comments can be found on our website:

    www.fcusd.org/virtualboardmeeting

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

    Special Presentation:

    • Thank you to Student Board Member – Ally Gallant
    • Career Technical Education Programs

    Discussion/Action Items:

    • Adopt Resolution 05-20-21-29: Recognizing Folsom Cordova Unified School District Employees
    • Approve the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Plan

    Discussion Item:

    • School Resource Officers (SRO) Update
    • Budget Update: The Impact of the Governor’s May Revise for 2021-22

     The Board meeting will be viewable from the District’s YouTube channel, as well as on Zoom. Both links can be found on our website. Public wishing to provide public comments may choose two options:

    • (1) Written public comments can be submitted now, using the Google Public Comment Card Form link, found on our website, and all written comments will be given to the Board for review by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. This link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 20.
    • (2) Public comments can be made during the Board meeting, via Zoom, as space allows, by using the “raised hand” feature. Due to constraints on our Zoom account, the maximum number of participants in the Zoom room is 300.
    • Please note: There are no limitations on the number of viewers watching the live broadcast of the Board meeting on our YouTube channel.

    UPCOMING REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES:

    • June 3
    • June 5 – Board workshop
    • June 17

    Summer meals for children, no cost to families

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program helps feed your children healthy meals during the summer months at no charge.

    The FCUSD Food Services Department will be offering the USDA Summer Food Service Program at most school sites throughout our district over the summer months.  All children ages 2-18 years old are able to get meals at no cost between noon and 12:30 pm daily at the locations and dates specified in the SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FLIER, also attached.  Children must be present to receive a meal. For additional information, please see the FCUSD Food Services website or contact them by phone: (916) 294-9011 

    Reminder: Super-minimum day for elementary students this Friday

    Tomorrow, Friday, May 21 will be a super-minimum day for elementary students

    • The schedule will follow the same as Mondays
    • There will be a synchronous meeting in the morning and then asynchronous learning for the rest of the day

    If you have questions, please reach out to your school site principal.

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 14, 2021

     

    Folsom Cordova Unified School District is pleased to announce the employees of the year!

    Teacher of the Year is Yvonne Thornton, from Cordova High School. Classified Staff of the Year is Teresa Olvera from Cordova Villa Elementary. Learn more about these exemplary members of Team FCUSD below and by clicking HERE.

    Teresa Olvera: FCUSD Classified Staff of the Year

    Teresa Olvera has worked at Cordova Villa for the past 15 years, working her way up from a part-time employee to a full-time night custodian. She has been instrumental in working with the custodial team to ensure a safe environment for students and staff during the pandemic. Olvera takes pride in her work and takes initiative to get things done.

    “Teresa is an invaluable part of our Cordova Villa family,” said Principal Christy Wilkerson. “She goes above and beyond for our students, teachers, and staff – we are extremely grateful to have her on our team!”

    Because Olvera is active in the community and knows many of the Cordova Villa families personally, she is a positive presence to visitors on campus. In her spare time, she loves dancing and spending time with her family. Words used to describe Teresa are kind, thoughtful, and caring; she has a heart for Cordova Villa and it shows in her work

    Congratulations to Teresa Olvera!

    Yvonne Thornton: FCUSD Teacher of the Year

    A veteran educator, Yvonne Thornton joined the Cordova High team in 2018. When asked her thoughts on these past years, Thornton remarked “I have strived to provide every student on our campus high-quality and equitable educational opportunities. I do my own research and bring best practices to CHS to serve all students emotionally, behaviorally, and academically.  This year especially, I have modeled relationship building, social-emotional learning design and implementation, and innovative methods for removing barriers to ensure students can access the curriculum. It is my mission to support my school and community in building positive and productive partnerships, but most of all, empowering our students to change their own narrative by believing in them, in order for them to believe in themselves.”

    Congratulations to Yvonne Thornton!

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 13, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Community, please see today’s update which includes information on our upcoming vaccine clinic, available for anyone 12 years and older.

    Health updates

    The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated as of 5/12. Please visit:

    www.fcusd.org/COVID

    FREE COVID vaccine clinic, for ages 12 and up!

    FCUSD is co-hosting a COVID vaccine clinic with public health, this Saturday at Cordova High. The Pfizer vaccine will be given so anyone 12 years and older may participate. We are especially pleased to present this opportunity to our students. Did you know that once vaccinated, you no longer need to quarantine if exposed to COVID positive individual? 

    Please see the attached flyer and our social media posts herehere and here with details. What you need to know:

    • First dose: May 15
    • Second dose: June 5  (you must return for the second dose)
    • Parents/guardians of students under 18 must be present with their child
    • Where: Cordova High, 2239 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova - Auxiliary Gym
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Appointments are encouraged, please click here: 
    • www.cosumnesfirecovidprogram.org/
      • Print and complete the three forms on this website

    Questions, please call FCUSD Health Services at 916-294-9013

    Vaping information night for parents of teens - Virtual presentation

    Parents / Guardians of teens, and especially those with incoming 9th and 10th-grade students, are invited to attend this valuable information night. Topics that will be addressed include trends in tobacco and marijuana use among teens and strategies for prevention.

    • May 19, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Sign up deadline is May 16
    • To sign up, please click HERE

    For more information, please see the attached flyer

    Questions? Please contact Lea Rathbun at lrathbun@fcusd.org

    Innovations Academy: K-12 Virtual Learning – Enrolling NOW

    FCUSD’s newest school will offer full virtual learning for students K - 12. This is a unique and specialized opportunity for students who desire daily interaction with their teacher(s) while learning in a virtual classroom. The flexibility of Innovations Academy will also allow FCUSD students to continue participating in clubs, athletics and extracurricular activities at their school of residence.

    Curious to learn more? Visit Innovations Academy’s website www.fcusd.org/IA for enrollment information, a list of FAQs, and a video recording of the information night we held. Also attached is the presentation that was given to the Board and public at last night’s Board meeting. 

    Need more information? Call 916-294-2445 and visit the school’s website at www.fcusd.org/IA

    Ready for the next step? Click HERE to fill out this FORM and you will receive a call back with more information for enrollment. Enrollment open now, ending on Tuesday, May 18

    IMPORTANT: Super-minimum day for Elementary students, 5/21

    Next week, Friday, May 21 will be a super-minimum day.

    • The schedule will follow the same as Mondays
    • There will be a synchronous meeting in the morning and then asynchronous learning for the rest of the day

    If you have questions, please reach out to your school site principal

    Reminder to take the School Safety Survey

    Parents/guardians, students, and staff were sent a link to participate in a School Safety Survey on Monday. The surveys will close Friday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.

    If you are a parent/guardian and have not yet participated, please take a moment to fill out this survey. Thank you.

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 11, 2021

     

    Free COVID vaccine clinic at Cordova High!

    Great news! Folsom Cordova USD will be hosting a COVID vaccine clinic this Saturday, May 15 at Cordova High School. The Pfizer vaccine will be given. Students who meet the age requirement may participate.

    Please see the attached flyer with details. What you need to know:

    • First dose: May 15
    • Second dose: June 5  (you must return for the second dose)
    • Parents/guardians of students under 18 must be present with their child
    • Where: Cordova High, 2239 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova - Auxiliary Gym
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Appointments are encouraged, please click here: 
    • www.cosumnesfirecovidprogram.org/
      • Please print and complete the three forms on this website

    Questions? Please call FCUSD Health Services at 916-294-9013.

     


    Update: Message to FCUSD Secondary Families

    May 10, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Parents of Secondary Students,

    Taking direction from the Board, the District is gathering feedback from FCUSD stakeholders regarding school safety. A similar survey is being sent to middle and high school students, as well as all FCUSD staff.

    Please read below for important information before responding to the survey.

    Click here to take the School Safety Survey

    FCUSD’s current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is for six School Resource Officers (SROs). In Folsom, the SROs are members of the Folsom Police Department. In Rancho Cordova, the SROs are members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. There are three SROs in Folsom and three SROs in Rancho Cordova. The total cost is $595,498. 

    If we continue with this model, the cost for the 2021-22 school year will be $810,000. District staff has proposed three options to pursue.

    1) Reduce the number of SROs from 3 to 2 in each city 

    2) Reduce the number of SROs from 3 to 1in each city 

    3) Do not renew any MOU for SROs for the 2021-22 school year

    As we explore options for being fiscally responsible the District is committed to ensuring student safety, both physical and emotional. Therefore we are gathering feedback from our stakeholders as we evaluate the impact of the SRO program.  Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions.

    Click here to take the School Safety Survey

    *** IMPORTANT: All responses are confidential. Names and individual responses will not be shared

    *** NOTE: Responses can include experiences this year and past years

     


    Board Briefs and Updates

    May 7, 2021

     

    UPDATE: Enrollment extended to May 18! 

    FCUSD’s newest school will offer full virtual learning for students K - 12. This is a unique and specialized opportunity for students who desire daily interaction with their teacher(s) while learning in a virtual classroom. The flexibility of Innovations Academy will also allow FCUSD students to continue participating in clubs, athletics and extracurricular activities at their school of residence.

    Curious to learn more? Visit Innovations Academy’s website www.fcusd.org/IA for enrollment information, list of FAQs and a video recording of the information night we held. Also attached is the presentation that was given to the Board and public at last night’s Board meeting. 

    Need more information? Call 916-294-2445 and visit the school’s website at www.fcusd.org/IA

    Ready for the next step? Click HERE to fill out this FORM and you will receive a call back with more information for enrollment. Enrollment open now, ending on Tuesday, May 18.

    New administrators announced

    Theodore Judah Elementary’s principal for the 2021-22 school year will be Jonathan Johnson. Mr. Johnson has worked in education for 13 years and has been an administrator with FCUSD since 2013. To read his full bio, please click HERE.

    Sean Martin was named Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the 2021-22 school year. Mr. Martin comes to us by way of the Rescue Union and Pollock Pines Elementary School Districts, where he successfully led their respective business teams for the past sixteen years. To read his full bio, please click HERE.

    Join us in congratulating both administrators on their new roles for #TeamFCUSD!

    Negotiations update

    At the Board meeting, a Public Hearing was held for both labor groups. Leadership from both FCEA  (Certificated employees) and CSEA (Classified employees) opened the contract negotiation process. This protocol is the first step in the process of contract negotiations and a formal action of the Board to approve the Articles of negotiation. 

    To see the timeline of the negotiation process, which was altered last spring due to the pandemic, please click HERE.

    Virtual student talent show!

    Be sure to watch the 4th annual FCUSD Student Advisory Board (SAB) District talent show! You won’t want to miss this.

    To watch please click on this LINK  

    SAB student leaders are showcasing talent from students across the District. Students have been practicing and preparing for weeks. Show them your support, click on the link above and enjoy the show!

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 6, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see the information below, with special highlights of our schools and students.

    VDL and FHS named California Distinguished Schools

    Congratulations to Vista del Lago and Folsom High for being recognized as California Distinguished Schools for 2021! They join Folsom Middle, which was named a 2021 Distinguished School in March. Head over to our Facebook post here to share your words of congratulations.

    The California Department of Education (CDE) recognizes outstanding elementary and secondary education programs in alternate years, with schools holding the title for two years. In 2021, California is honoring middle and high schools. The Distinguished School recognition is awarded to schools based on performance and progress on state indicators. In March, the department honored 102 schools. After a review of the 2021 data, the CDE has identified an additional 120 schools, including Vista del Lago and Folsom High, to receive this high distinction.

    For more information about the California Distinguished Schools Program, visit: cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/

    Students awarded State Seal of Biliteracy

    Each year, students who demonstrate they can read, write and speak in a language(s) other than English, may apply for the State Seal of Biliteracy, which if awarded becomes a designation on their high school diploma. Some fast facts on FCUSD student achievements this year include:

    • Folsom Cordova USD had 286 State Seal of Biliteracy Recipients, the most we have had in over 5 years.
    • 14 languages were represented by the seal recipients.
    • 38 seal recipients passed through a language exam, demonstrating listening, speaking, reading and writing at a high level equivalent to AP world language classes.
    • 10 seal recipients received the Seal of Biliteracy in two languages other than English!

    To learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy program, please click HERE.


    Kids Day in the Park

    On Saturday, April 24 hundreds of families came out to the reimagined Kids Day in the Park drive-through event in Rancho Cordova. This yearly event put on by the Cordova Community Council is all about celebrating young children and providing them with a fun day filled with activities. Visual attractions ranged from seeing live animals, such as a camel, alligator, monkey and zebra, to live dancing demonstrations.

    Over 60 exhibitors were on hand to greet the visitors, including FCUSD representatives from Homeless Services, ASES after school programs, Student Care, Preschool, Adult Education and the Communications department. To see pictures of the day, check out our post on Twitter HERE.

    Board meeting tonight

    A reminder that tonight is a Regular Board Meeting.

    Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.; Open Session: 6:00 p.m.

    The full agenda, instructions for viewing on the District’s YouTube channel and on Zoom, and instructions for participating in public comments can be found on our website.

    ***The Board meeting will be viewable from the District’s YouTube channel, as well as on Zoom. Both links can be found on our website about 15 minutes prior to each session. For more information please visit: www.fcusd.org/virtualboardmeeting

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

    Public Hearing & Discussion/Action:

    • California School Employees Association Chapter 528 (CSEA) 2020-2023 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education
    • Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA) 2020-2021 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education

    Discussion Items:

    • Innovations Academy Update
    • First Read Revision to Board Policy (BP) 5030: Student Wellness

    UPCOMING REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES:

    • May 20
    • June 3
    • June 5 – Board workshop
    • June 17

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    May 5, 2021

     

    Dear FCUSD community: Please see the message for today.

    The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated

    Please visit: www.fcusd.org/COVID

    Negotiations update

    Our teachers (represented by FCEA) and classified staff (represented by CSEA) work under a contract called the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Our contracts are typically three years in FCUSD. Both of the contracts expired June 30, 2020.

    Update on our timeline negotiating contracts.

    • March of 2020: FCUSD was working on a new contract that would have begun July 1, 2020 (successor agreement) with teachers and the classified staff. However, due to the “stay at home” order, we needed to transition from bargaining a new contract to bargaining the impacts and effects of COVID-19 and all of the associated guidelines from various agencies.
    • March 2020- Present: Negotiations teams have met weekly and sometimes multiple times a week to collaborate and negotiate ways to keep our staff, students, and working conditions safe. We have memorialized these agreements through Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).
    • April- May 2021: We now are in the process of bringing together our negotiations teams to refocus on a new contract (successor agreement). Negotiations teams have been involved in several budget study sessions and begun the process of collective thinking about topics of shared interest to negotiate.
    • May 6: At our May 6th Board Meeting, a Public Hearing will be held to share the items of shared interest (Articles in the contract) for both FCEA (certificated staff) and CSEA (classified staff), prior to Board approval of the Articles.
      • FCEA requests to negotiate Article 8 - Work Year/Work Day, Article 10 - Class Size and Article 16-Compensation. 
      • CSEA requests to negotiate Article 1 - Term of Agreement, Article 12 - Leaves, and Article 10 - Compensation.
      • The District requests to negotiate the same Articles as FCEA and CSEA as these are of common interest.

    We do not begin with a specific proposal; rather we only list the articles of the contract that we will be negotiating.

    • Next steps:
      • Negotiations teams will meet regularly and work together on proposals.
      • The proposals will be provided to the Board at a future meeting for adoption and union membership for ratification in the form of a tentative agreement or a successor agreement.

    To download a pdf of this statement, please click HERE

                  


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