2021-2022 School Year!
  • 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: FCUSD Board Briefs and Updates, Oct 13

    October 13, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please read below for important information and updates.

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

    COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinic offered at the district office  

    Sacramento County Public Health and FCUSD are pleased to offer COVID-19 and flu vaccines at no cost to FCUSD staff and the community.

    October 27, 2021

    • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (no appointment required)
    • FCUSD Education Service Center (ESC)
      • 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova

     Please see the attached flyer for more information, and we hope to see you on October 27!

    AB 856 Pupil Health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act

    The California Department of Education (CDE) has posted information related to the safe return of students to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of or testing positive for COVID-19.  To access this information from the CDE, please click HERE: Additional information from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding this can be found HERE.

    All FCUSD P.E. teachers and coaches have been made aware of this requirement to support our students as they transition back to school after having COVID. If your student has been affected, you may be asked to provide a note from your doctor, listing any restrictions or modifications to physical education or athletics.

    October 18

    There have been messages circulating on social media, encouraging students and teachers to protest the Governor’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate by not going to school on Monday, October 18. 

    We understand that families and students may have strong emotions and questions about COVID-19 safety measures, including vaccine and testing requirements. However, keeping children home from school to protest a COVID-19 vaccine requirement announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom, would only result in lost learning time for our students.  

    Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Our District has no control over the proposed mandate, which would treat the COVID-19 vaccine similarly to the 10 vaccines on the list already required by California law for students attending K-12 schools. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vaccine mandate for California students does not take effect until either January 1 or July 1, 2022, depending on FDA approvals, for children ages 12 and over. As a reminder, FCUSD has no plans to mandate vaccination in advance of state regulations or legislation.

    If you wish to express your questions and concerns for state-mandated vaccinations to the California Department of Public Health, you may access their portal HERE

     


    Update: FCUSD Board Briefs and Updates, Oct 8

    October 8, 2021

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

    Recognition of Character Education and Digital Citizenship

    The Board adopted Resolution 10-07-21-10, recognizing October as Character Education and Digital Citizenship Month. FCUSD acknowledges that character development is, first and foremost, the responsibility of families, but that the efforts of faith communities, schools, and youth, civic, and human service organizations also play a vital role in fostering and promoting good character.  We look forward to promoting school cultures that foster trustworthiness, respect, caring, citizenship, civic virtue, honesty, personal responsibility as well as making safe, ethical, and responsible decisions online. To read the Resolution, please click HERE

    State announcement on COVID-19 vaccination

    On October 1, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a future mandate for California students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in order to participate in in-person instruction. The COVID-19 vaccination would be added to the existing list of required vaccinations for schools in California.  

    No immediate impact to students: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vaccine mandate for California students does not take effect until either January 1 or July 1, 2022, depending on FDA approvals, for children ages 12 and over.

    FCUSD is committed to the safety and well-being of our staff and students. We are also obligated to follow state mandates, including the state’s Health and Safety Code 120335, which details which vaccines are required for students attending any California school, public or private.

    FCUSD is also committed to keeping you informed. While the District encourages all eligible persons to get the COVID vaccine and will continue to provide resources and information for vaccination opportunities, including an upcoming vaccine clinic at the District Office on October 27, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (See attached flyer)FCUSD has no plans to mandate vaccination in advance of state regulations or legislation.

    If you wish to express your questions and concerns for state-mandated vaccinations to the California Department of Public Health, you may access their portal HERE

    School Funding Form

    Be sure to complete the School Funding Form in PowerSchool by *October 15* to ensure your school continues to receive important supplemental services and programs, such as mental health specialists, social emotional learning curriculum, intervention teachers, and additional nursing staff.

    • No additional cost to families
    • Data provided is confidential
    • Records are not required to complete the form

    Plus, students who qualify may receive reduced-cost benefits on school and community services!

    Tip: Make sure you are logged into your PowerSchool account, not your student’s account.

    Click here for helpful information, directions and FAQs

    Need further help? Your school site can assist you and answer your questions

    Attendance coding change

    If your student is on Quarantine Independent Study, you will notice the coding in PowerSchool has changed. As of Friday, October 8 school sites will no longer use the QII and QIC attendance codes. These will be renamed to QIS (Quarantine Independent Study). 

    As a reminder, QIS is an excused absence code and denotes when a student is not on campus due to quarantine. 

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    October 6, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please read below for today’s updates.

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

    High School students may opt to change grades on transcript

    As the district has previously shared, AB 104 has allowed students enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year to change their letter grades to Pass/No Pass (P/NP) if they so desired. The passage of AB 104 also opened the door to a discussion regarding students who have reached out to their high school wanting to change the Credit/No Mark (CR/NM) grades from the 2019-20 school year to letter grades.

    At the direction of the Board of Trustees, high school counselors will work with interested students who want to change 2019-20 CR/NM grades to letter grades on their official high school transcripts. Further information about this grade change process will be provided by your student’s school site. It is important for students and parents to understand that changing CR/NM grades to letter grades will impact the student’s overall GPA. 

    The counseling staff will first work with this year’s seniors interested in changing their 2019-20 grades. Current seniors have until October 15 to submit a request to change the grades on their transcript. Counselors will work with interested Juniors regarding grade changes after winter break. Please contact your site administrator or counseling office for more information. 

    Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, October 7

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

    The full agenda, instructions for participating in-person or on Zoom, and instructions for participating in public comments can be found on our website: www.fcusd.org/boardmeeting

    Those who attend the meeting in person are required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status, as per the California Department of Public Health’s latest guidelines, and the health order issued by Sacramento County Public Health. Persons unable to wear a face-covering based on a medical or mental health exemption may be subject to a request for verification.

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

    Discussion / Action:

    • Adopt Folsom Cordova Education Association 2022-2023 Proposed Contract Openers to the Board of Education
    • Adopt Resolution No. 10-07-21-10: Recognition of Character Education and Digital Citizenship

    Discussion:

    • Review Board Policy (BP) 5131.8: Mobile Communication Devices 

    The Board meeting will be viewable from the District’s YouTube channel. Public wishing to provide public comments may:

    Submit written public comments prior to the Board meeting, using the Google Public Comment Card Form link found on our website (provided no later than 12:00 p.m., the day prior to the meeting). All written comments will be given to the Board for review by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. The link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7.

    Public comments may be made during the Board meeting, in-person at the Education Services Center (1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA), or via Zoom. Due to constraints on our Zoom account, the maximum number of participants in the Zoom room is 300.

    UPCOMING REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES:

    • October 21
    • November 4
    • November 18
    • December 16

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    September 29, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community:

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

    Grade change deadline extended to October 1

    High school students who wish to make a change from a letter grade to Pass/No Pass on their transcripts for the 2020-21 school year may do so until October 1. Please see the attached document from the California Department of Education and contact your school site if you wish to act on this option. 

    Digital citizenship and TikTok challenge

    On September 15, we sent out a message to families, warning them of a dangerous and unlawful social media trend, using TikTok that encourages school vandalism and theft. To read that message please visit www.fcusd.org/2021-22schoolyear

    The damages to school campuses continue to take place at FCUSD. Below is a list of TikTok challenges for the year, that is being circulated, encouraging students to take part in behavior that could result in suspensions, expulsions, and serious legal consequences.  

    TikTok list of challenges for this school year:

    • August - Sleep in and be late
    • September - Mess up a toilet/vandalize the restroom at school
    • October - Smack a staff member on the backside
    • November - Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school
    • December - Deck the Halls … trash and inappropriate graffiti
    • January - Jab a female
    • February - Destroy school signs
    • March - Make a mess in the cafeteria or courtyard
    • April - Grab privates of boys
    • May - Skip school
    • June - Flip off the front office
    • July - Spray a neighbor’s fence

    Principals will be holding informational meetings with their student body to provide information, support, and resources on making positive choices in a digital environment. Please continue to talk with your student about this and other social media trends that might be harmful to them and others.

    Parents may also find helpful information from this website. We appreciate your partnership as we work to keep our community and schools, safe and positive places to learn and grow.

    FCUSD is hiring! 

    We are hiring substitute teachers! Don’t have your credential? You can apply for an emergency credential, (click HERE for information) which starts with taking the CBEST test. There are many convenient ways to take the CBEST, including an online format. For more information, please see the attached document. Additional ways to complete the CBEST and meet qualifications can be found HERE and HERE.

    Questions for us? Give us a call at 916-294-9000 and let us know you are interested in joining TeamFCUSD!

    For a full listing of job opportunities, please continue to visit our website at: www.fcusd.org/careers 

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    September 23, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please read the Board Briefs and Updates below.

    Classified staff compensation increase:

    Bargaining team members from FCUSD and the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter #528, are pleased to announce a collective bargaining agreement to increase the salary schedules for classified employees, as documented in MOU #6.

    The parties desire to recognize the essential work of the classified employees in the District and to improve the District’s ability to attract and retain classified employees

    This newly agreed upon MOU is in addition to the agreement in June 2021, in which the parties reached an agreement for an increase to the salary schedule in 2020/2021 of three and one-half percent (3.5%) and an additional increase to the salary schedule in 2021/2022 of four percent (4.0%). 

    School Funding Form:

    FCUSD Families: You should have received information about the School Funding Form from your principal this week. Be sure to complete this form in PowerSchool by *October 15* to ensure your school continues to receive important supplemental services and programs, such as mental health specialists, social emotional learning curriculum, intervention teachers, and additional nursing staff.

    • No additional cost to families
    • Data provided is confidential
    • Records are not required to complete the form

    Plus, students who qualify may receive reduced-cost benefits on school and community services!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    Is this new? I don’t remember doing this last year

    This is a new form for all school districts in California. You may remember in past years families could fill out a free and reduced lunch application. That is no longer needed now that funding exists to provide meals for all California students. However, school districts still need to collect income verification to qualify for Supplemental Funding sources.

    Public education is free, why do I need to do this?

    Your tax dollars pay for public education. By filling out this form, you can reclaim tax dollars for your school and District programs.

    Will this help my child's school?

    Yes. Every school in our District benefits from Supplemental Funding that supports staff positions, training, and resources to enhance student learning. 

    Will I need to provide proof of income?

    No documents or proof of income needs to be submitted.  

    Will my personal information be secure?

    This District is participating with the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Program in the electronic transfer of student data for state reporting to the California Department of Education and to Districts and/or public postsecondary institutions to which the student is transferring or applying for admission. All data maintained by the CALPADS Program is in compliance with federal and state privacy and confidentiality requirements. 

    What if I do not have a PowerSchool account?

    Your school site staff can help you set up a PowerSchool parent portal, which is a valuable tool for staying informed about your student(s)

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    September 22, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see the message below for important information and updates.

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

    Celebration and acknowledgement! Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15 – 10/15

    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Our FCUSD family is proud to celebrate the cultures, achievements, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community – diversity that enriches our schools and strengthens our society. 

    Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting these resources below:

    Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, September 23

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

    The full agenda, instructions for participating in-person or on Zoom, and instructions for participating in public comments can be found on our website: fcusd.org/boardmeeting

    Those who attend the meeting in-person are required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status, as per the California Department of Public Health’s latest guidelines, and the health order issued by Sacramento County Public Health.

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE: 

    Discussion:

    • Transportation Staffing Shortfall Update

    Information:

    • 2021 Secondary Summer School Report

    The Board meeting will be viewable from the District’s YouTube channel. Public wishing to provide public comments may:

    Submit written public comments prior to the Board meeting, using the Google Public Comment Card Form link found on our website (provided no later than 12:00 p.m., the day prior to meeting). All written comments will be given to the Board for review by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23. This link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23. 

    Public comments may be made during the Board meeting, in-person at the Education Services Center (1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA), or via Zoom. Due to constraints on our Zoom account, the maximum number of participants in the Zoom room is 300.

    UPCOMING REGULAR BOARD MEETING DATES: 

    • October 7
    • October 21
    • November 4
    • November 18

     


    Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    September 15, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please read below for important updates.

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

    IMPORTANT: Social media trend, encouraging unlawful behavior.

    Social media challenges are circulating on TikTok, in which students are encouraged to steal or damage school property. This is a nationwide issue that is affecting school districts across the country, our state, and here in Folsom Cordova schools.

    Several of our schools have recently experienced serious vandalism to school property, and theft of school and staff personal property. This is costly and unlawful behavior. The damages and stolen property are then posted and flaunted on TikTok in order for the poster to gain likes and increased visibility. 

    Students participating in this social media challenge may not realize the seriousness of their actions or realize the impact the disciplinary consequences may have. What may seem like a game, is illegal and dangerous. Our principals and staff are monitoring our campuses, and we are working with law enforcement closely on this trend. We are also encouraging parents and guardians to monitor their student’s social media accounts. Please talk with your student about this and explain the seriousness of this issue. If you have any information or concerns, please reach out to your school site principal.

     

     


     

    Previous Updates

    September 10, 2021

    September 8, 2021

    September 3, 2021

    September 1, 2021

    August 29, 2021

    August 27, 2021

    August 26, 2021

    August 25, 2021 (Absences)

    August 25, 2021 

    August 24, 2021

    August 20, 2021

    August 19, 2021

    August 18, 2021

    August 17, 2021

    August 16, 2021

    August 13, 2021

    August 10, 2021

    August 6, 2021

    August 5, 2021

    August 3, 2021

    July 30, 2021

    July 27, 2021

    July 21, 2021 (AB 130)

    July 21, 2021