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Washington Unified's Measure K on the November Ballot

Measure K is a local school improvement measure that would allow the district to improve the quality of the school facilities and education provided to local students.  Specifically, Measure K would allow WUSD to repair or replace portable classrooms in buildings that are over 30 years old and to expand facilities to prepare for the projected growth in the Northern attendance area of the district. Click below for more information about how Measure K will improve our community's schools.

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WUSD Attendance Up During Distance Learning

When California Governor Gavin Newsom issued guidance for re-opening California schools on July 17th, Fresno County schools learned that they would not be able to reopen in August as planned. Instead, WUSD schools created a plan for Distance Learning.  While there have been many changes, WUSD is proud that both staff and students have risen to the challenge.  Regular program attendance in WUSD has remained above 95% during the first two months of school!  This includes attendance in classes held online via Google Meet, and completion of assigned schoolwork. We are proud of our students, staff, and families for continuing to engage in learning during this difficult time.  

Washington Union High School Launches New Athletics Web Page
The Washington Union High School Athletics program is proud to launch a new athletics web page with important information for parents and athletes.  This week, parents can get information about athletic eligibility and clearance requirements for student-athletes. To visit the new page, click the button below!
WUHS Athletics Web Page
Parents Utilize Google Meet Virtual Platform to Stay Active in the School Community
Washington Unified relies heavily on our partnership with parents in order to create a successful learning environment for students.  When many in-person gatherings were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WUSD began looking for other ways to keep parents involved in the educational community.  One of those ways is Google Meet, a free virtual meeting platform where parents and staff members can meet online for learning and discussion.  To learn about Google Meet, click below.
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West Fresno Schools Participate in National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "Bullying affects all youth, including those who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who witness bullying. The effects of bullying may continue into adulthood."  In order to prevent the harmful effects of bullying, West Fresno Elementary School has designed fun and engaging educational program to help educate students about how they can prevent bullying at school and at home. Click below to learn more.
Washington Unified Provides Social-Emotional Support for Students and Families

Washington Unified believes social-emotional support is crucial for academic and personal success. Social-emotional support services provide students with skills needed in the classroom, in the community, and at home. Our hope is for all students to be able to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations effectively.  

Families may need assistance when a loved one is struggling with social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues. Contact your school site today to talk to a counselor about the resources available to assist you and your family.  You can also visit our Social-Emotional Services resource page by clicking the link below.

WUSD Social-Emotional Services Resource Page
WUSD Staff Come Together to Study the Role of Compassion in Education
Over 90 WUSD staff members participated in training this month that focused on the critical role of compassion in the field of education.  Presented by one of  WUSD's Directors, Prince Marshall, and Washington Union alumni, Mark Q. Jones, the training provided staff, including participating members of the Board of Trustees, with the opportunity to listen, learn, and discuss the importance of a compassionate approach to working with students, colleagues, and parents in what has been a difficult season in education. 

WUSD Alternative Education Principal Featured in National Educator Bulletin
WUSD's Alternative Education Principal, Grant Thor, was recently featured in the Fall 2020 edition of the national education bulletin Educator Insights.  Thor used the platform to talk about ways that traditional schools can rely on lessons learned from Independent Study programs as schools across the nation enter a period of Distance Learning.  To read the full article, click below.

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American Union and West Fresno Middle School Students Can Request Help through Website
American Union Middle School and West Fresno Middle Schools have launched a "Student Support Request" link on their websites so that students can get help in the areas of academic support, counseling, or even tech support for distance learning.  If you or someone you know needs help, visit your school website and click the Student Support Request link today!
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Launches Support Website for Local Community
The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools has launched a new website entitled, #Unified at Home, in an effort to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The website contains valuable resources for families including, health information, criteria for reopening schools, community resources, and more.  Visit #United at Home today by clicking the link below.
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WUSD Email Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2

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