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Wiseburn Unified School District
Wiseburn Unified
School District
preparing for back to school

Preparing for Back-to-School

We're getting closer to our first day on August 29! As we continue preparing, this week we're sharing information from around the District. In case you missed last week's communication with schedules, calendars, and COVID-19 guidelines, you can read it on our website here.

Next week, you'll receive an email communication from your affiliated school site(s) with all the information you need to get back-to-school ready, including more information on bell schedules, arrival and dismissal procedures, school supplies, open house information, and opportunities for parent and caretaker involvement in the upcoming school year.

Keep reading this email for information on:

  • Wiseburn USD's upcoming job fair
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Wiseburn Education Foundation
  • Special Education Local Plan Area Community Advisory Committee
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Registration

We're preparing our First Day Packet, the annual packet of registration forms needed for each student. You will receive more information about registration from your school site(s) next week.

Around the District

Wiseburn USD is hiring! Attend our upcoming job fair
job fair

If you're interested in joining our supportive, dedicated, and growing team, join us at our upcoming job fair on Thursday, August 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Dana Middle School. Head on over to edjoin.org/wiseburn to browse our available positions — including several positions with flexible hours such as instructional and playground aides. Be sure to bring a resume, cover letter and one letter of recommendation. We hope to see you there!

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WUSD Food Services introduces "California Universal Meals Program"

Starting this year, "California Universal Meals Program" permits schools to continue providing 100% free meals for 100% of Wiseburn students, continuing a free lunch program that was started during the 2021-22 school year. Through "California Universal Meals Program," every student will have daily access to free breakfast and free lunch on regular school days, regardless of program eligibility.

Breakfast will be served grab-and-go style between 8 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. for 1st through 8th grade students and between 8 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. for TK and Kindergarten students. More details will be shared next week by school sites. For now, you can bookmark and browse the menus through the button below.

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Before- and After-School Programs with Right at School
right at school

If your family is interested in before- and after-school programs that take place right on our school sites, be sure to explore the flexible options from our partners at Right at School. Right at School offers an engaging curriculum to help spark the joy of learning and 21st century skill development, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, leadership, and more. Enrollment is available online 24/7 with Right At School's convenient parent portal.

Learn more

Get to know Wiseburn Education Foundation
wiseburn education foundation

Wiseburn Education Foundation (WEF) is a community based organization focused on raising funds to support programs that allow our students to learn in a STEAM-rich environment. Donations to WEF provide funding for visual and performing arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, and STEM education in the Wiseburn Unified School District. Follow along for event updates and news on WEF's Facebook and Instagram.

Get involved with special education services planning through Southwest SELPA
southwest selpa

The Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) guides a region's plan to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within the region boundaries. Our local plan, the Southwest SELPA, is formed with input from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

This committee is made up of parents, educators, and community members who are concerned with the educational needs of children with disabilities. The CAC will be holding an upcoming business meeting on August 24 at 10 a.m. via Zoom for all who are interested in attending. RSVP by August 20 by emailing Oscar Silva at Oscar_Silva@swselpa.org.

Learn more

Tune into the August WUSD School Board meeting

WUSD School Board Meetings are typically the second and fourth Thursdays of the month except July, August, November, December, and April, unless otherwise noted. Open session of the board meetings begins at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Boardroom located at 201 N. Douglas, El Segundo, CA 90245, and virtually via Zoom due to modified pandemic procedures.

This month's meeting details are as follows:

Wednesday, August 17 at 6 p.m.
In-person: 201 N. Douglas St.
Via Zoom: bit.ly/wusd-boardmtg
Webinar ID: 812 7842 2886
Passcode: Wiseburn

Learn more about how to make a public comment and view agendas up to 72 hours in advance via BoardDocs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve heard from you with questions about this school year. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below!

What school supplies do my students need?

Your affiliated school sites will share more information about school supplies in their communication next week.

Do students have to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Per guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly recommended but not required for all students.

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone 6 months and older and are safe and effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19. Parents and guardians can protect children from getting very sick from COVID-19 by following the vaccine schedule for children and making sure they are up-to-date on vaccines and boosters.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and to schedule an appointment, visit VaccinateLACounty.com or call the COVID-19 information line at (833) 540-0473 from 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Are students required to be tested for COVID-19 every week?

No, students are not required to be tested for COVID-19 every week. Testing is recommended for close contacts of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. Wiseburn will have a cache of rapid COVID-19 tests available on our school sites for testing of symptomatic and exposed individuals. Please note, per guidelines from LADPH, the District will utilize the rapid antigen tests in lieu of on-campus PCR testing.

What are the schedules for all schools?

You can find the school schedules on our website here.

What will arrival and dismissal look like, particularly if I have students at multiple sites?

School sites will share more information about arrival and dismissal procedures in their communication next week. We know that some of our families will be doing pickups at multiple sites. We recommend that parents pick up the younger students first. Students at 138th St. School will wait at the front of the school and will continue to be supervised until the parent arrives.

Will the 6th grade retreat occur this year, and if so, what are the details?

Yes, the 6th grade retreat will be taking place this year. More information will be sent to families from Dana next week.

Is Wiseburn offering an independent study program this school year?

A limited independent study program will be in place. Contact your school site principal for further details.