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Returning Together
A Message from Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar

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Hello SCUSD Families and Students,

We are so excited that after a year of distance learning, beginning tomorrow, many of our students will be back on our campuses once again. They were sorely missed. We know that this year has been tough for many and that in-person support is a necessary component to meeting our students’ academic social and emotional needs. 

Welcome Back SCUSD
A Message from Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar

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Hello Sac City Unified Families and Students,

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Spring Break. We are very excited to begin welcoming students and staff back to campuses in a phased-in approach with our first cohort of K-3 grade and K-6 Special Day Classes coming back this week beginning April 8. We have waited for this day for a long time and I cannot express enough how overjoyed I am to see our students and staff in-person again. 

Return Together Update: Sacramento County in the Red Tier, Agreement with SCTA, Return to Health, Return to Learn Updates

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Dear Sac City Unified Families:

We are pleased to share the following important updates below on:

  • Sacramento is in Red Tier – Great News for our Return Together
  • Agreement with SCTA – New Return Date for Grades 7-12
  • Return to Health Updates
    • Testing
    • Vaccination
  • Return to Learn Updates
    • Example Video of In-Person Learning
    • Learning Model Decisions

Complete the Learning Options Form by March 17
Select In-Person or Distance Learning for Your Student

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We are excited to announce that schools will reopen soon with strict measures in place to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. 

We now need you to tell us how you want your student to participate when we return together.

Please complete our form at k12-schedule.com/sac-city to tell us whether your student will return in-person or continue in distance learning. Complete the form by March 17 at 11:59 P.M. 

Tell Us How Your Student Will Return – In-Person or Distance Learning
Complete the Learning Options Form

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Hello SCUSD Families,

As COVID-19 rates continue to decrease in our community and under the guidance of Sacramento County Public Health and the California Department of Public Health, we are looking forward to safely welcoming students back to optional in-person learning starting next month. Please view information about our district’s Health and Safety protocols at and our work to ensure a safe campus environment at our Reopening Dashboard. 

Return Together Update: Board of Education Meeting on March 4

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Hello Sacramento City Unified Families,

Tomorrow at our Board of Education meeting, our district staff will provide an important update on our District’s School Reopening plans. We encourage you to join us to learn more about the district’s detailed work which goes above and beyond local, state, and federal health requirements and will move us forward in our work to meet our students’ academic, social and emotional needs. 

Return Together Update: COVID-19 Case Rates Improving, Vaccinations and Testing

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Dear Sac City Unified Families:

We hope you had a wonderful week!  Sac City Unified continues to partner with Sacramento County Public Health in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We are pleased to share the following updates on how we are working to protect the health of our Sac City Unified community so we can Return Together to in-person learning as quickly as possible.

Presenting the Sac City Reopening Dashboard

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Last week, we surpassed a year since the first COVID-19 virus case was detected in the United States, and we are quickly approaching a year since we closed our school sites. 

We know that a question at the top of the minds of our students, families, and staff is “When will we come back to campus?” This last year has been difficult, with uncertainties and fear, and adapting to distance learning, a challenge for our students and staff. 

Sacramento Regional Stay-at-Home Order

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Today the Sacramento Region’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity dropped below 15 percent. Under Governor Newsom’s current health order, this means that our region will fall under a stay-at-home order by Thursday at 11:59 PM.

Introducing Sac City Unified’s Return to Play Plan

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Athletics are important to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students. We are excited to announce that beginning on December 1, 2020, the district will begin to welcome back high school student athletes to participate in conditioning that is consistent with state and county health requirements. The district will begin athletic conditioning as part of Phase One of the California Interscholastic Federation guidelines. In Phase One, only outdoor physical conditioning and practice activities will be permitted.

Update on Conditions for Reopening – Increased COVID-19 Risk Status

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As you may have learned on November 10, due to increased COVID-19 positivity rates in our county, Sacramento County’s risk status has increased to “purple” or “widespread risk” under the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. With this reclassification, schools that have not already opened are required to remain closed and will not be eligible to reopen until two weeks after Sacramento County moves back into red tier status. Therefore, our students will remain in distance learning until further notice. 

Return Together Update

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Sac City Unified works closely with Sacramento County Public Health and the Sacramento County Office of Education to develop and plan for a safe reopening of schools. The health and safety of our students and staff are our highest priority.

Please read this important message about the announcement yesterday by the state to reclassify Sacramento County’s COVID-19 risk status and what that means for Sac City Unified.