• FCUSD Message to the Community, Feb 16

    February 16, 2022

    Dear FCUSD Community:

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

    Masks: At this time, we have no update from the California Department of Public Health

    The state’s public health decision to require masking in schools until a review on February 28 has created frustration and confusion here at FCUSD, in our area, and across the state. 

    Our obligation is to comply with the law. As we shared on Monday, FCUSD, its board members, leaders, staff, and teachers do not have the legal authority to overturn, ignore, change, or not enforce this state mandate. At this point in time, all California school districts must adhere to the masking requirement.

    Our primary duty is to make sure all students are safe, and campus activity remains orderly. While students are on campus, we are able to monitor their well-being and classroom instruction continues to take place without interruption. 

    We understand the frustration of students and parents who are tired of masks and urge our community who are frustrated with lawmakers to appeal to the proper authorities.  If you wish to express your questions and concerns for state-mandated health orders to the California Department of Public Health, you may access their portal by clicking on this link HERE

    Despite these temporary challenges, we are optimistic for the future. The state has indicated strongly that masking restrictions will end in a matter of days. We are seeing COVID numbers decline and regular operations returning to what they looked like before March 2020.   

    Our north star continues to be on student learning in safe environments, and we deeply appreciate your partnership in education and your patience.

    Support for the FCUSD community

    We wish to remind you of a service available to anyone needing wellness support. Care Solace is a free service that will connect anyone in the FCUSD family with a care provider. You can learn more by visiting our website, calling Care Solace at 1-888-515-0595 or by visiting the Care Solace website at: www.caresolace.com/site/fcusd

    COVID Vaccine clinics at the FCUSD District Office

    FCUSD is excited to partner with Safeway Pharmacy to provide COVID vaccines (Pfizer pediatric) to our students. Parents can also sign up to have COVID -19 vaccine (Pfizer adult).

    • Dates: February 18 and March 11
    • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Place: FCUSD District Office (ESC): 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova

    Please remind participants to bring the following to their appointment.

    1. Filled out Consent form available for download via appointment link
      • The consent form needs to be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian for participants under 18 years old
    2. Medical and Prescription Card
    3. CDC vaccine card for 2nd dose appointment

    **Participants under 16 years old, will need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or non-custodial adult in addition to the legal guardian signing the consent form.

    For more information, please see the attached flyer.

     Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, February 17, 2022

    **Open Session: 5:30 p.m.**

    Please note the new start time! Tomorrow’s meeting will open to in-person attendance and can also be viewed virtually.

    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/boardmeeting

    AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

    IV. PUBLIC HEARING

    • Public Hearing: California School Employees Association Chapter 528 (CSEA) 2021-2022 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education

    V. DISCUSSION/ACTION

    • Accept California School Employees Association Chapter 528 (CSEA) 2021-2022 Proposed Contract Openers of Common Interest to the Board of Education
    • Approve Restoring Mitchell Middle School to a Seven Period Day for the 2022-2023 School Year
    • Adopt Resolution No. 02-17-22-33: Eliminate COVID-19 Health Mandates Immediately Upon State or County's Authorizing Action
    • CSBA Delegate Assembly Election

    VI. DISCUSSION

    • First Read: Revisions to Board Bylaw (BB) 9150: Student Board Members
    • 2022 Supplement to Annual Update for the 2021-2022 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    • Student Performance Data Update

    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, February 17. The link will close by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17.

    Public comments may be made during the Board meeting, and 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:

    • March 10
    • March 24
    • April 7
    • April 28