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Wiseburn Unified School District
Wiseburn USD

District Newsletter | May 2022

May 2022 Newsletter

May at Wiseburn

Superintendent Silvers
May message from the Superintendent

With just over a month left in the school year, Superintendent Blake Silvers takes note of District highlights, including state testing, Rock Around the Block, teacher and support staff appreciation, and state awards won by the District and all four schools.

Read the message

Upcoming Dates
  • May 1 - 31: CAASPP State Testing
  • May 4: Shortened Day at all elementary schools; Cabrillo Elementary School Open House
  • May 19 (5:30 p.m.): Dana Middle School in-person tour (Register here)
  • May 30: Memorial Day — No school

View our District Calendar.

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

Monday: Anza Elementary from 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Dana Middle School from 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Cabrillo Elementary from 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Dana Middle School from 12 - 6:30 p.m.

May school board meetings

Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
Via Zoom: bit.ly/wusd-boardmtg
Webinar ID: 812 7842 2886
Passcode: Wiseburn

Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
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.

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District News

Town Hall meeting
You're invited: Town Hall Meeting on Facilities Master Plan

The Wiseburn USD Facilities Master Plan guides the use of the District's space for the next five to eight years. We want our community to help shape it! Join us at our upcoming Town Hall Meeting to provide your input on the formation of Wiseburn's Facilities Master Plan.

DATE: Monday, May 2
TIME: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Dana Middle School

state testing
State testing: What is it and how can I help my student prepare?

After a pause due to the pandemic, testing resumes in schools this year for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Learn more about what state testing means for your student and the benefits of individualized results.

Read about state testing

Rock Around the Block 2022 makes a spectacular return
rock around the block

Wiseburn Education Foundation's annual Rock Around the Block event was back in-person this year — much to the enjoyment of our community! We were thrilled to see all who joined us at Dana on Saturday, April 30, including our talented student musicians, dedicated volunteers, incredible vendors, and our Wiseburn families, staff, and community members.

All funds raised by Wiseburn Education Foundation during the event are poured back into arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, teacher grants, and STEM activities in WUSD. Thank you to the Wiseburn Education Foundation for putting on such an incredible event and for the continuous support of our schools and programs!

 
school renaming survey
Wiseburn school renaming: Share your thought on name types

Since the decision was made to rename all of Wiseburn's TK-8 schools, the citizens advisory committee and community are now moving onto the next stage of the renaming process and seek to determine the type of name Wiseburn schools should have. The three name type options are: to name after an individual of significance, after a geographic area, or after an aspirational value or characteristic. Learn more and share your thoughts in our new survey by May 6 at wiseburn.org/renaming.

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.

Celebrate special events and holidays with the ACTS Committee
ACTS May 2022 special events

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

Wiseburn schools
Wiseburn USD and all schools: Winners of the 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award

Each of the four Wiseburn TK-8 schools and the District won a 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award for practices implemented during the 2020-21 school year.

Read about our award-winning practices


Dana tour
Dana Middle School: Tour our school on May 19

Join us for a twilight tour of Dana on Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m.! Learn more about why our students and parents love Dana and about enrollment, and join our principal and assistant principal on a walking tour of our campus.

Register here

Stay Connected

communication
Help us improve our communications

Wiseburn aims to continually improve our communications with our families and community. We want to hear from you about your communications preferences in a quick survey.

Share your thoughts

Share feedback with Wiseburn anytime
Share Your Thoughts

Share your thoughts with Wiseburn USD about topics important to the school community. This form is for submitting thoughts to Wiseburn that typically do not require follow-up.

Share your thoughts with WUSD