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May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 at Wiseburn

We're sharing highlights from our school sites, some exciting news about a district ranking, info about Right at School's 2021-22 childcare enrollment, an invitation from our ACTS Committee, and a message from our Superintendent. Happy May, Wiseburn!

Letter from the Superintendent

If we continue to see similar COVID-19 conditions in late summer, we do anticipate a full return to in-person learning for our students in the upcoming school year. In the meantime, we are continuing to make preparations for our upcoming summer school and preschool program, and to refocus efforts on our renaming process for 138th St. School.

Read the letter

Upcoming Dates

May 1: WEF's Rock Around the Block

May 31: Memorial Day, No School

Community News

Register for 2021-22 childcare through Right at School
Right at School

Right At School, Wiseburn USD's before and after school care provider, is now open for registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment is available online 24/7 with Right At School's convenient parent portal. Visit rightatschool.com/program-finder to find your school and sign up today!

Niche 2021 Safest School Districts
WUSD ranked Safest School District in California

Wiseburn Unified School District was named the 2021 Safest School District in California by Niche, out of 703 districts across the state. We're honored to be recognized for our enduring commitment to safety in our schools!

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Attend the May WUSD Board Meetings

Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0513

Wed., May 26 → Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m.
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0526

Submit a public comment to be read into the record and view agendas up to 72 hours in advance via BoardDocs.


District Department Updates

ACTS Wiseburn
Meet 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.

Learn More

Help the ACTS Committee establish a special events calendar

In an effort to celebrate each other and continue education related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our ACTS Committee is assisting with a district-wide collaborative effort to recognize special events celebrated by members of our WUSD community. 

We invite you to review the special events currently being considered for our 2021-2022 Special Events Calendar. Please share your thoughts and suggest dates/events/celebrations that are important to you but currently not listed.

Submit your thoughts

Highlights from Our Schools

Cabrillo Elementary

Dr. Silvers recently visited Cabrillo to see the wonderful work happening through Writers Workshop. With support of the Cotsen Foundation, over the past two years, six Cabrillo teachers and one mentor worked together to implement Writers Workshop, which allows students more choice, voice, and creativity in their work.

Congratulations to mentor Lorrie Cariaga and teachers Melissa Craig, Liza Hough, Deidra Jeffery, Shannon Kuhn, Kari Martinez, and Lissette Ochoa for completing your fellowships!

Anza Elementary

Thank you to Jordan McKenna, Anza 5th grade teacher, and Kathy Pittluck, Anza Librarian, for keeping storytime alive at Anza. Every week they work together to record and upload Mrs. Pittluck reading a book that can be viewed on the Anza Youtube Channel.

Watch the videos

Anza cleaning crew

We also want to extend our appreciation to the Anza Cleaning Crew! They always go above and beyond to make sure our classrooms are ready for students. Thank you, Anza Cleaning Crew!

138th St. School

This month 138th Street School would like to honor and thank our amazing custodial staff for their continuous commitment to our school. During this pandemic, both Ruben Diaz and Genadio Diaz have helped maintain a clean and safe school.

Ruben Diaz has worked for the Wiseburn School District for 16 years. During his time in the district, he has spent 12 years at 138th Street School. According to Mr. Ruben Diaz, "I enjoy working at a school and playing a small role in helping students learn and achieve their goals."

In addition to Ruben, Mr. Genadio Diaz, has been with the school district for almost 6 years and has spent the last three years at 138th Street School. Mr. Genadio Diaz states, "I like my job and helping our school be the best."

On behalf of the entire school community, join us in thanking both Mr. Ruben Diaz and Mr. Genadio Diaz!

Dana Middle School

Dana is excited to begin recruiting our 8th grade WEB leaders for the 2021-2022 school year. WEB leaders are an integral part of our transition for 6th grade students and help coordinate 6th grade orientation, classroom lessons, and celebrations throughout the year. We are looking for current 7th graders that are energetic, kind, and interested in helping others to apply!


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