California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA 2016) & Ed Code 220Top of Page
To alleviate concerns communicated by some of our parents and community members, we are providing the following information about the California Healthy Youth Act and Ed Code 220. You can also review the California Department of Education website (HERE) for more information. Eureka Union School District offers instruction addressing the CHYA in Grade 7, in Life Science classes. Your schools will soon communicate to you the date of the Parent Night, schedule of instruction, and available dates when you can preview the materials. Eureka Union School District uses the Positive Prevention Plus curriculum (HERE).
For information about the California Health Education Frameworks (still under review), click HERE. For more information about the 2016 History/Social Science Frameworks, click HERE.
The Placer County Indian Education Program is federally funded through the Office of Indian Education in Washington DC to support native students in academic achievement and cultural education. Our program provides qualified students with the ability to receive weekly one-on-one academic support, updates on upcoming cultural and academic events, access to cultural and academic resources, and connecting with a community of Native Americans throughout Placer County. Please complete a 506 form and submit to your school's front office. As these forms are the basis for our funding, every form received, including yours, makes a direct impact on our program's ability to support Native American students. The 506 form can be found at this LINK. For more information refer to the FLYER or contact Ashley Serin, Program Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education.
EUSD is now a "Certifying Organization" for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards!Top of Page
Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. You can earn hours of volunteer service if you decide to help our elementary students in Math. Helping feels good, and achieving a PVSA Medal and Letter of Certificate signed by the President is icing on the cake!
To learn more about PVSA, click on this LINK. To apply to be one of our academic tutors please complete this APPLICATION FORM.
Curriculum and Instruction News Bits & BitesTop of Page
K-5 Teachers have adopted McGraw-Hill's Reading Wonders as its ELA/ELD Program after a thoughtful evaluation and pilot process. Click HERE to learn more about our new program.
Grades 6 - 8 teachers will participate in further exploration of other ELA/ELD Programs. On August 15, program presentations will be provided by: CollegeBoard (Springboard Program), Great Minds (Wit and Wisdom), McGraw-Hill (StudySync Program) and EMC Publishing (Mirrors and Windows Program).
Summer Bridge Math Camp is currently in session! Students are receiving novel instruction that is focused on a critical gateway skill for success in Math: Fractions! EurekaMath from EngageNY (https://www.engageny.org/common-core-curriculum) is being used in the program, as well as ST Math (http://web.stmath.com) as a trial from the American Mind Institute. Thank you to our wonderful teachers: Mrs. Beiler, Mrs. Gill, and Mr. Smith!
The Eureka Union School District is dedicated to developing learned and inspired global citizens. We provide our students with a dynamic, rigorous education that focuses on collaboration, critical thinking, and character development. Our students are supported in a nurturing environment which fosters the healthy academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual. Our partnership of students, families, educators and community members encourages creativity and celebrates innovation.
We strive to provide a rigorous, relevant and comprehensive education for all students in our district. Students are prepared academically, socially, and globally for secondary and post-secondary education, and success as a member of a 21st century global community.
Our classrooms provide a seamless learning environment, utilizing the latest technology. Students in Eureka Union School District classrooms are exposed to integrated content at a deep level and are provided meaningful opportunities to apply knowledge and skills. EUSD believes in the education of the whole child, thus the focus is on the education of the whole child.
Our curriculum is focused on the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards, as well as an established set of 21st century skills that are addressed through our Challenge 21 program. EUSD also prides itself in its balanced focused on both cognitive and conative skills. Socio-emotional development and the acquisition of emotional intelligence are integrated in curriculum.
Our district is focused on three main curriculum goals that help us to meet the needs of all learners:
To utilize the curriculum and instruction committees to continuously improve academic programs in literacy,mathematics, science and history/social science as well as expand access to enrichment programs.
To use Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to achieve academic goals and support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention (RTI).
To continue to build and broaden the Challenge 21 program as a component of our current 21st century educational program.
These goals were set as ongoing goals, which are monitored and updated annually.
In order to continue to improve our programs, our teachers work in teams throughout the district. Teachers representatives from each site participate as members of curriculum teams focused on Mathematics, Science, Technology, Enrichment, and English/Language Arts and Social Studies. Each team sets short- and long-term goals for the content area, determines district level assessments, and plans for professional development.
In addition to the district-level teams, teachers work in grade level and curriculum teams at each site. Staff development days, summer institutes, and collaboration days provide time for us to work in groups on tasks that help us to develop effective Professional Learning Communities. As educators we value time to model life long learning as we expand our knowledge about research-based instructional strategies and strive to maintain a collaborative culture with a focus on learning for all students.
For more information about Curriculum and Instruction in the Eureka Union School District, please contact Ginna Myers, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development and Student Assessment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.