Constitution Day – Sept. 17, 2021

We the people can make history.

Elk Grove Unified recognizes today, September 17, 2021, as #ConstitutionDay. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Visit the National Constitution Center website to learn how to bring constitutional education to your students through storytelling and habits of civil dialogue and reflection: https://constitutioncenter.org/learn

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Elk Grove Unified School District proudly recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2021). Our EGUSD family celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Similar to other states, in California alone, Latinos make up the largest ethnic group, so there are plenty of reasons and ways to celebrate.

Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month here: https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

EGUSD Will Propose An Increase in Substitute Teacher Pay Rate at the Sept. 7 Board Meeting

ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 31, 2021 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will propose an increase in substitute teacher pay rate to the Board of Education at the September 7, 2021 Board Meeting. Contingent upon Board approval, the newly proposed rates will be retroactive to September 1, 2021. The proposed rates range from $160 to as high as $350 per day and simplified the tiered system making it easier and faster for an interested substitute to stay in an assignment for a longer period of time. Details can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2WHpeuj

Read the full EGUSD press release here: https://blogs.egusd.net/pressroom/2021/08/31/elk-grove-unified-proposes-increases-in-substitute-teacher-pay/

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

It’s okay to talk about suicide.

Elk Grove Unified recognizes the month of September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a major cause of death among youth and should be taken seriously. EGUSD has school counselors, psychologists and mental health therapists available at our schools. If you or anyone you know needs help, please use our counselors, psychologists, and mental health therapists as resources, in addition to the information provided on the EGUSD Prevention webpage: http://www.egusd.net/students-families/wellness/prevention/

You can also call the Local Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: (916) 368-3111 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)

 

Virtual Back to School Bash and Dance

Our amazing PFO is again hosting our Virtual Back to School Bash and Dance with hosts DJ Villalta spinning tunes and Mr. Hock bringing the dance moves. Pull out your strobe globes, glow sticks and dance apparel…or Spartan gear… and join us for a dance party from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday, August 26. Please have your child enter their full name, first and last and no nicknames, so we ensure that we are letting in our students and families as other visitors are not allowed. Here is the link to the event: Thank you!
Martin Hock is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  Get the Zoom information from your teacher!!!

Safety Plan / Vaccine Clinic / Health Order

Please find the link to our EGUSD Revised Safety Plan. Please click on the link to read and give input to our district.

http://www.egusd.net/egusd-covid-19-safety-plan/

 

We also have an upcoming vaccine clinic. Please find details in the link.

http://www.egusd.net/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-plan/

 

Here is the latest Sacramento County health order for your reference.

http://www.egusd.net/covid-19/

July 2021 is Developmental Disability Awareness Month

March is a special time to recognize the wonderful and unique people that we are blessed to serve.

“Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), a group made up of over 200 million people, representing every country, belief system, gender, and ethnicity, continue to be excluded and isolated from their peers in schools, workplaces and communities.  You can combat the hurtful and dehumanizing effects of exclusion.

Inclusion is a skill that each of us can learn and practice.  It builds togetherness through difference and community through adversity.  Make it a personal priority to see others, hear others and value others through inclusion.

The Elk Grove Unified School District recognizes the month of June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

The Elk Grove Unified School District recognizes the month of June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

View the District’s LGBTQ+ resources for students, staff and families: http://ow.ly/yD1J50EX4WV

Learn more about LGBTQ+ Pride Month at the Library of Congress website: http://ow.ly/7Dpj50EX4WW

EGUSD Curbside Meal Service

Curbside meals remain during summer break.

However, the current curbside meal distribution program was modified after May 27, 2021 due to changes necessary with the end of the traditional school year and transition for Extended Learning programs throughout the District.

See the modified schedule and learn more at our Food and Nutrition Services website: http://egusdschoolmeals.com/

UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Hello Elk Grove Unified Students, Parents and Staff,

Elk Grove Unified is pleased to announce that we have added three COVID-19 vaccine clinics! These clinics offer only the Pfizer vaccine, now approved for anyone 12 years and older. Please note that anyone 12+ must complete a consent form either online and bring a printed copy with you, or you can complete a consent form on site. For those under 18 years of age, parents/guardians must be present at the appointment.

We were happy to see so many students attend our last clinic, and we’re looking forward to seeing even more. We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts in helping end the pandemic.

Sheldon High School – 8333 Kingsbridge Dr., Sacramento
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Clinic 1: June 1  |  Clinic 2: June 22
Click here for flyer.

Monterey Trail High School – 8661 Power Inn Rd., Elk Grove
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Clinic 1: June 3  |  Clinic 2: June 24
Click here for flyer.

Pleasant Grove High School – 9531 Bond Rd., Elk Grove
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Clinic 1: June 4  |  Clinic 2: June 25
Click here for flyer.

For information visit EGUSD Vaccine Clinics: http://www.egusd.net/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-plan/

Appointments and opportunities to receive the Pfizer vaccine are becoming widely available with many local providers. Whether you want to get vaccinated because of vulnerable family members, to participate in school activities with ease of mind, or because you just feel it’s the right thing to do, we encourage all students, staff and community members who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated as soon as possible can help people avoid quarantining if exposed to COVID-19 unless they become symptomatic and for our graduates, it’s one less thing to worry about before heading off to college.

Note: Until California’s mask mandate is lifted, in EGUSD schools, we will continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols of wearing face masks, social distancing and hand washing.

As we learn of more vaccination clinics, we will share the information with you.

Thank you,

EGUSD Communications

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