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Wiseburn Unified School District
Wiseburn USD

District Newsletter | June 2022

June 2022 Newsletter

June at Wiseburn

Registration open for our June 3 pediatric booster vaccination clinic
Register now with Fulgent here

Superintendent Silvers
June message from the Superintendent

As we close out the end of the 2021-22 school year, Dr. Blake Silvers congratulates our students and families, and shares a look ahead at the upcoming school year. Dr. Silvers also invites our community to upcoming events on our emergency response plans that all are welcome to attend.

Read the message

Upcoming Dates
  • June 9: End of the Second Semester for Dana Middle School
  • June 10: End of the Second Semester for all TK-5 schools; Shortened Day at Dana Middle School
  • June 13 - 15: Shortened Day at Dana Middle School
  • June 15: Shortened Day at all TK-5 schools
  • June 16: Last day of school at all schools; Minimum Day at all schools; Report Cards Issued

View our District Calendar.

Free COVID-19 testing for WUSD staff and current students (TK-8 and SLC/FuturesPlus)

Anza Elementary from 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Dana Middle School from 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Cabrillo Elementary from 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Dana Middle School from 12 - 6:30 p.m.

June school board meetings

Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m.
Via Zoom: bit.ly/wusd-boardmtg
Webinar ID: 812 7842 2886
Passcode: Wiseburn

Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Via Zoom: bit.ly/wusd-boardmtg
Webinar ID: 812 7842 2886
Passcode: Wiseburn

Monday, June 27 at 7:30 a.m.
(Budget Meeting)

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.

District News

Community Meetings
You're Invited: Attend our Community Meetings on School Safety

Join in on two opportunities to hear more about how Wiseburn is addressing both physical and emotional safety. On Monday, June 6, hear from Hawthorne Police Chief Michael Ishii and Superintendent Blake Silvers, and on Tuesday, June 7, hear from WUSD Counselors for a comprehensive review of and open Q&A for our school safety protocols.

Find more details on the events here

shape the future
Shape The Future

To ensure Wiseburn USD supports excellent teaching and learning for years to come, we are finalizing our Facilities Master Plan. Your opinions matter. Call 310-725-2101 or email wtsubaki@wiseburn.org to set up a time for Superintendent Dr. Blake Silvers to come speak to you or your community group this summer.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
with the ACTS Committee

WUSD is committed to supporting a community where every student, family, teacher, and staff member feels seen and supported. As part of this commitment, Wiseburn ACTS (Achieving a Culture of Togetherness and Support) is a committee whose members strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) so that every single person feels valued and respected.

Resource for talking with students about violent and hateful acts

With heavy hearts, we continuously face reports of tragedy, including school shootings and alleged hate crimes. Sometimes, the process of determining how to talk to students about violent and hateful acts is challenging and may feel overwhelming. Wiseburn ACTS has provided a helpful resource for families with information on this topic, as well as links to additional supports such as our counseling teams and Care Solace.

View the resource

Wiseburn ACTS cookbook
Try a new dish with a recipe from the community

The Wiseburn ACTS Committee facilitated a community share activity through which Wiseburn students, families, and employees were invited to submit a meaningful recipe. The end result is the Wiseburn ACTS Cookbook! Learn about and enjoy 22 cross-cultural recipes that are from the heart, all shared by friends across our community.

Browse our cookbook

Celebrate special events and holidays with the ACTS Committee
ACTS special events - June 2022

Developed with community input, the ACTS Committee's Special Events Calendar provides opportunities for learning about and celebrating each other's cultures and traditions. Check out this month's events and share your family's celebrations with us!

Follow along on Instagram or Facebook

special events calendar input
Provide input now on the 2022-23 Special Events Calendar

The Wiseburn community is invited to review a draft of the 2022-2023 Special Events Calendar, share additional but currently unlisted events, and get involved with the ACTS Committee to help develop resources for special events.

Share your thoughts

School Site Highlights

Dana Middle School
Dana Middle School: HoodSpace LA empowers the Dana Girls Soccer Team

On May 31st, the Dana Girls Soccer Team welcomed the non-profit organization HoodSpace LA, led by professional soccer player Sarah Gordon (Angel City FC). The clinic included a soccer skills session, meditation and yoga, food, and Q&A with professional athletes. The event promoted Mental Health Awareness Month and the mission of HoodSpace LA, which is to support the mental health of young female athletes of color and to help them find their space through yoga, meditation, and sport.

138th St. School
138th St. School: Jokes with Julie engages entire campus

Julie Walker, our lead counselor for 138th Street School, has made a name for herself by telling jokes at our weekly Wednesday assemblies. You may have heard from your student about "Jokes with Julie," a segment of our weekly tradition that promotes positive school culture and student engagement as she shares jokes provided by students on our campus. Thank you for bringing the laughs each week, Julie!

Cabrillo Elementary School: Elevating the cub experience with help from the community

Cabrillo is pleased to have welcomed the returned support of our community members and volunteers to campus! From approved parent volunteers assisting in the classroom, to DaVinci Design students running art lessons, to adult learners from the Futures Plus Program gaining work experience by helping with clerical and maintenance tasks — these individuals help us elevate our Cubs by providing engaging activities and support for our school. Cabrillo is so grateful for our Wiseburn Community!

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