In the Loop with the Supt.- October 2023 (Cordova Meadows Elementary School)
Discover Cordova Meadows Elementary School! From Kindergarten classrooms exploring butterfly life cycles to English Language Development classes fostering strong language skills, experience the dedication of educators and students. See how structured recess and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program create a positive school climate. Plus, meet the inspiring Black Student Union Club! Watch the video to get an exclusive look into their world of learning, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian Ed.D keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt!”
In the Loop with the Supt.- September 2023 (Vista del Lago High School)
In the September ‘23 Edition of “In the Loop with the Supt”, we take you inside the classrooms of Vista del Lago High School, to explore the school’s vibrant music scene, an inclusive P.E. course that fosters friendships between students with special needs and their neurotypical peers, and delve into rigorous academic courses such as medical biotechnology, which is one of many Career Technical Education courses at Vista del Lago.
Watch the video to hear from students and educators who are making a difference in their community, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
Welcome Back Message- August 2023
Take a moment to watch Superintendent Sarah Koligian’s welcome-back message as she takes us on a virtual tour of our school year preparation, highlights of staff and student achievements, and ways to stay informed this school year.
In the Loop with the Supt. - June 2023 (Cordova High School, Folsom High School, Vista del Lago High School, Innovations Academy, Walnutwood High School, Kinney High School, Folsom Cordova Adult School, Mills Middle School, Folsom Cordova Community Charter School, Sutter Middle School, Folsom Middle School, Mitchell Middle School)
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District marked a momentous occasion with numerous middle school promotions and high school graduations at FCUSD schools in Rancho Cordova and Folsom! We are immensely proud of the hundreds of graduates who earned their diplomas from high schools within our district. Congratulations to the remarkable class of 2023 on achieving this significant milestone! Watch the video to relive these incredible milestones and hear from graduates, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- May 2023 (Blanche Sprentz Elementary School, Cordova Villa Elementary School)
In the May edition of “In the Loop with the Supt.”, we go inside classrooms to speak with transitional kindergartners at Blanche Sprentz Elementary School and Cordova Villa Elementary School. Watch the video to witness the competency, compassion, capability, and confidence of these young students, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- April 2023 (State of Our Schools)
FCUSD is a strong, growing district because of the many people who provide services, instruction, resources and opportunities for our students. During our annual State of Our Schools event, we celebrated the dedication to academic and social emotional learning taking place at FCUSD schools in Rancho Cordova and Folsom this year. Watch the video for a look at stories of student success and a preview of the expanding programs and expected growth of our district, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- March 2023 (Folsom High School, Kinney High School)
FCUSD has many educational options to help all students succeed. This month we are opening the doors to Folsom High School and Kinney High School in Rancho Cordova, as we go inside classrooms to speak with educators and students to learn more about their programs and enrichment to help students thrive. Watch the video to see students expand their minds in creative writing classes, solve math problems, and put their skills to the test in Career Technical Education courses, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- February 2023 (Russell Ranch Elementary School)
FCUSD leads the region in award-winning schools! This month, we open the doors to student success at Russell Ranch Elementary School. Watch the video to see students learning in three different classrooms and hear more about FCUSD schools recently named California Distinguished Schools for 2023, as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- January 2023 (Walnutwood High School, Folsom Cordova Community Charter School, Innovations Academy)
FCUSD has many educational options to meet the needs of our students in Rancho Cordova and Folsom. We visited three of these educational options available to students seeking a non-traditional setting; Walnutwood High School, Folsom Cordova Community Charter School, and Innovations Academy. Watch the video to get a sneak peek into the programs as Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- December 2022 (Cordova Gardens Elementary)
Folsom Cordova USD is dedicated to helping all students thrive! We visited Cordova Gardens Elementary to see students engaged in project-based learning as they worked to hatch and raise Chinook salmon to be released into Sacramento-area rivers. We also spoke with students about their partnership with the Career Technical Education Program at Cordova High School for an engineering catapult project. Watch the video and join Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, as she keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt."
In the Loop with the Supt.- November 2022 (Mills Middle School)
Folsom Cordova USD is giving you an inside look at our schools and students. We visited Mills Middle School to see the first student drum line at Mills Middle School and hear from students about why they love being a Mills student. Head to the link in our bio to watch Superintendent, Sarah Koligian, Ed.D, as she keeps you “In the Loop with the Supt.”
In the Loop with the Supt.- October 2022 (Folsom Hills Elementary, Sutter Middle School)
Watch the video to visit staff and students at Folsom Hills Elementary and Sutter Middle School. Tune in to get the first look at pull toys students are designing in their robotics class at Sutter Middle School, by joining Superintendent, Sarah Koligian, Ed.D., for the October edition of “In the Loop with the Supt.”
In the Loop with the Supt.- September 2022 (Cordova Villa Elementary, Cordova High School)
Folsom Cordova USD is opening the doors to our district, to give you an inside look at our schools and students. Go inside the classrooms at Cordova Villa Elementary to see all that students are learning, and visit Cordova High School to get a peek into the Career Technical Education Program that helps students be career ready. See all that and more by watching the video and joining Superintendent, Sarah Koligian, Ed.D., for the September edition of “In the Loop with the Supt.”
Welcome Back Message- August 2022
It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I welcome back our students, staff, and families to the 2022-23 school year.
The beginning of the school year is a time of excitement and anticipation as students return to school and embark on new experiences. New teachers and new people to meet are all on the horizon, and for many of our students, a new school as well. The beginning of the school year is also a time to reunite with friends and colleagues and reflect on the many significant moments and people who are at the core of a student’s educational journey. I still remember the people who helped shape my school experiences and have many heartwarming memories that I hold dear.
I looked forward to greeting Ms. Ann as she picked me up in the big yellow school bus #26 and whisked me off to school. I looked forward to connecting with friends, old and new, meeting my teachers, principal, and office staff, eating lunch in the cafeteria, and playing tetherball and hop-scotch at recess time. The common denominator that resonated the most during my school years was the personal relationships and connections that I made with my peers and the many caring adults who all had a part in shaping my school experiences.
Similarly, in FCUSD, personal connections are what we strive to nurture with each student, from the first day they step onto our campuses to the day they graduate. A connected student helps to create a successful student. As a teacher, I was motivated by finding what lit the flames of learning for my students, to meet them where they were, build upon their knowledge, and foster a love for learning.
I am filled with gratitude for the hard work and expertise of Team FCUSD. Over 2,400 individuals make up a vast collaborative of staff that includes, certificated, classified, and management members: teachers, nurses, counselors, office workers, transportation staff, nutritional services, maintenance, custodial, fiscal services, instructional assistants, yard duties, mental health experts, behavioral experts, principals, assistant principals, and department leaders. The people in our organization are who make FCUSD a great place to learn.
We are entrusted with the most precious resource our families share with us; their children and grandchildren. I am grateful for our families who are our students’ first teachers and an integral part of student success. Your engagement is a cornerstone of your child’s educational journey and it is a joy and privilege to be educational partners with you.
As we embrace the 2022-23 school year, our focus areas will include revisiting our safety protocols, supporting students' physical and mental health, building upon the cornerstones of strong academics, student engagement, and fostering a positive culture and climate.
We look forward to offering our students extended learning opportunities through a variety of programs after the school day. We will continue our work toward educational equity, building school cultures of civility, kindness, respect, and inclusion where diversity is valued, and all students truly know they have a safe place to learn. Together we can all play a part to empower our students with the tools for building confidence and success.
It is an honor to be part of the FCUSD community and to serve as your Superintendent. Thank you to our students, families, staff, and community for your continued support of Folsom Cordova schools. I look forward to an incredible school year, filled with innovation, creativity, and learning!
Sarah Koligian, Ed.D