• Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

    September 8, 2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please read today’s updates, which includes ways our schools celebrated kindness week.

    COVID Updates:

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

    In addition to the Dashboard, you can find helpful information and resources on the same website, by visiting the links on the left-hand column. For instance, community resources for vaccination and testing sites can be found HERE. Thank you for continuing to practice all COVID safety measures. We are stronger together.

    Expanded testing sites for students on modified quarantine:

    If you are notified that your student is on modified quarantine and needs to take COVID tests, your school site will provide you with a link to register.

    Starting next week, we will have COVID Dx modified quarantine testing for students five days per week. The new location will be at the Cordova Lane Center, 2460 Cordova Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The complete schedule can be found below:

    •  Mitchell Middle School, Mondays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Vista del Lago High School, Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Cordova Lane Center, Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Cordova Lane Center, Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Cordova High School, Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Folsom High School, Fridays:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Kindness week - Back together, Stronger than Ever!

    Last week, schools across FCUSD celebrated Cool2BKind Week, Back Together and Stronger Than Ever! The kindness celebration, which typically takes place at the start of each school year, setting the tone for positive and respectful school environments. Activities throughout the week focused on building back school, community, and social connections, with a specific focus on equity and inclusion.

    “Investing in social skills instruction and working to create a welcoming environment where students feel safe to take risks is key to laying the foundation for learning,” said Carl H. Sundahl Principal, David Frankel. “Celebrating kindness at the beginning of the school year is one way we do that!”

    Check out some ways our students and staff celebrated Cool2BKind Week to spread love, compassion, empathy, and inclusion throughout our community by visiting our Facebook gallery of pictures here.

    Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, September 9

    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 / Action Items:

    • Approve 2020-2021 Unaudited Actuals Financial Report: Actual Revenues and Expenditures Reported on the Annual State Budget Forms, General Fund and Other Funds for the State of California
    • Adopt Revisions to Board Policy (BP) 0415: Equity
    • Approve Certificated Assignments Under a Variable Term Waiver for the 2021-2022 School Year
    • Approve Extending a Substitute Teaching Permit Holder’s Days in a Special Education Classroom by Twenty Days

    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 9. This link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9.

    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:

    • September 23
    • October 7
    • October 21
    • November 4