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Every VUSD student is awesome. Don't miss this heart warming story about what truly makes a school community great- everyone. Vaca High Bulldogs and students all across VUSD show remarkable acts of kindness and acceptance everyday. #VUSDproud

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/14/17




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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey between November 27 - December 21, 2017.  Parent information and consent forms will be sent home in November.  Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/17




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Duck, cover and hold. All VUSD schools will be practicing earthquake drills at 10:19 AM today. This is a great opportunity for families to review their emergency supplies and plans too. What's your family plan? http://www.earthquakecountry.org/step5/

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




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As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




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Vacaville may experience poor air quality in coming days. View information about air quality measures here.

Based upon information available Sunday, October 15th, all VUSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 16th. 

Currently, there are no plans to make up days for school closures. However, Super Saturdays are a great way for students to get additional help. The next Super Saturday is October 21st. Details are available at your school. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/15/17




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ALL VUSD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, OCT. 12th and FRIDAY OCT. 13th.

 

Hello VUSD Families,

We hope this message finds your families safe and well. Our hearts go out to those who have been evacuated or have lost loved ones, pets and homes in this tragedy. Thank you for your support as we work through the challenges of this disaster.

Because the evacuation areas in Solano County have increased, affecting even more VUSD families and staff and the air quality is now at hazardous levels, all VUSD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday October 12th and Friday October 13th. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this emergency. Take care and stay safe.

 

 

Saludos a las familias de VUSD,

Es nuestra esperanza que este mensaje encuentre a sus familias seguras y bien.  Nuestros corazones están con quienes han sido evacuado o ha perdido seres queridos, mascotas y hogares en esta tragedia.  Gracias por su apoyo mientras trabajamos para enfrentar este desastre lo mejor que podemos.

Debido a la que las áreas de evacuación en el Condado de Solano han aumentado, afectando aún más familias y personal de VUSD y que la calidad del aire esta ahora a niveles peligrosos, todas las escuelas y las oficinas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves, 12 de octubre y el viernes, 13 de octubre.  Gracias por su comprensión mientras sobre pasamos esta emergencia.  Cuídense y permanezcan seguros. 

Las áreas de evacuación y los niveles de humo han aumentado significativamente.  Las escuelas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves y viernes. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Classes will be cancelled Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Please see  http://www.vacavilleusd.org

for further information.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 16, 2017.

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Posted by: Megan Greenslate
Published: 10/11/17




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Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




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VUSD works with community partners to keep kids safe. This month we are helping to shed light on human trafficking that can happen to kids in our city too.

Hear from a trafficking survivor at the Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention seminar Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM in the Will C. Wood Theater located at 998 Marshall Road. More info here

Human trafficking awareness flier
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




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City to open two cooling centers beginning Friday evening. Excessive heat warning issued by National Weather Service. With temperatures expected to reach well into the 100s over this Labor Day weekend, the City of Vacaville will be opening cooling centers at two of its community centers.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area and other parts of Northern California. As a result, the Three Oaks Community Center will have a cooling center in one of its assembly rooms. Three Oaks, which is located at 1100 Alamo Drive, will be open until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/1/17




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August 21 Eclipse Resources!

On August 21 all of America will experience a solar eclipse. Some areas will witness a total eclipse (when the moon entirely covers the sun); other regions will witness a partial eclipse.

The Bay Area will experience a 76% eclipse, with the moon beginning to cover the sun at 9:01 am, reaching maximum coverage at 10:15 am, and then moving away from the sun at 11:37 am.  

Some schools have made plans for students to go outside and watch the eclipse using special solar eclipse glasses and/or cards for pinhole viewing. Please check your school's website to see what kinds of activities are planned.  

If you want to send your child to school with glasses for viewing the eclipse, please be sure to provide designated solar eclipse glasses. Staring at even a sliver of the sun without adequate protection can cause permanent eye damage. (You can find more information about choosing safe glasses on the American Astronomical Society's website.)

The following websites have lots of layperson-friendly eclipse information to share with your families and friends:

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/15/17




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Registration for both the High School Diploma program and ESL classes will be held Monday, August 21st through Thursday, August 24th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

 

High School Diploma Students:  Please allow up to two hours for registration.  Our school now requires CASAS testing in order to register, and upon completion of each trimester.  This testing will NOT affect your ability to graduate. Instead, it could help our school get funding so we can begin expanding and offering more programs for all of you.

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Posted by: Megan Greenslate
Published: 8/1/17




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Community Heath and Sports Fair August 5th
Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville is hosting a Community Health and Sport Fair August 5th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1 Quality DR., Vacaville. The event hosts sports exams and immunizations for Kaiser members as well as community activities for parents, students and coaches. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/27/17




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Race registration and packet pickup today at Fleet Feet Vacaville from 12-6 PM, and tomorrow from 6:30-8:00AM at Lagoon Valley! Remember half of your registration fee goes back to the school of choice.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




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Join us this month for Autism Awareness. Learn more about Autism and get a better understanding of those who have Autism. Click the image below for videos and more.

Autism Awareness, accept, understand, love

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




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Registration for the High School Diploma (HSD) Program is closed for all traditional classes.  Registration for VOLA (Online) classes will remain open until Thursday, April 6, 2017.  

 

Registration for the fall trimester will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017 and run through Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Fall classes will begin on Monday, August 28, 2017.

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Posted by: Tiffany Donahue
Published: 3/25/17




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Registration for all ESL/Citizenship classes is now closed.  Our next registration will be held at Country High School beginning Monday, August 21, 2017 through Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  There is no fee to register.

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Posted by: Tiffany Donahue
Published: 3/25/17




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All VUSD schools have power and are in session today.

 

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE:

Buckingham, Orchard, Markham, Brown

 

PEABODY ROAD expected to be closed this morning. Please use alternate routes to Will C Wood and expect traffic delays.s Valley and Padan have power, school will start at normal times.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/7/17




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Superintendent Jane Shamieh and Board of Education President Shelley Dally presented Board member Nolan Sullivan with an award of appreciation for his years of service on the VUSD Board. Mr. Sullivan has a long history of serving students, not only as a Board member, but as the Chief Organizer for Measure A, the President of the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) the Chair of Loop the Lagoon charity run and more. Nolan did not run for re-election so that he could spend more time with his young family, but we expect he will continue to have a strong and positive presence in our community. Thank you Nolan for all that you do.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/18/16