Eureka Union
School District


Welcome to the Eureka Union School District (EUSD) 2019-2020 School YearTop of Page

Eureka Families,
 
Welcome back to a new school year. We are energized and so excited for the great memories and accomplishments we are sure to find throughout the year. Our staff has committed to great lengths in preparing each of our sites for the return of more than 3,300 students and their families. We have gone above and beyond to shape our school district to be one of the best in the region. As a community, we have always been and will continue to demonstrate the best practices for success as it is our promise of excellence for all of our students ensuring that they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. It is a pleasure to serve you and I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. I am truly honored to welcome back our Eureka community to the school district.
 
Sincerely,
Tom Janis
Superintendent
 

EUSD Students Continue to Exhibit Excellent Performance in State TestingTop of Page

State-of-the-Art Instruction with High Expectations for All Students Results In Continued Exemplary Academic Achievement by the Eureka Union School District Students

The Eureka Union School District is extremely pleased that our students continue to demonstrate their exemplary achievement and ongoing progress on statewide assessments. The Eureka Union community remains exceptionally proud of these fine achievements as reflected by each school’s impressive results on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Our students in grades 3-8, including students with special needs, were tested for specific content areas in English Language Arts and Mathematics. This serves to document the tremendous success of our students as a result of our fine instructional programs and partnerships throughout the district. Once again, Eureka Union ranks at the top in proficiency of the state standards when compared to elementary districts throughout the area.
 
 
The entire Eureka community is to be recognized for the dedication, commitment and outstanding service to our students, and we congratulate all of our schools for a tremendous achievement. We are very proud of all of our schools as every teacher and every classified staff member, in one way or another, has supported our journey towards excellence. We are privileged to have the amazing support of families and the community at-large through our partnerships with the Eureka Schools Foundation, our Parent Teacher Clubs and other businesses.
 
The Eureka Union School District expressly thanks and recognizes our families for the tremendous commitment and dedication to quality schools for their children. Our continued successes evidenced by these very strong scores would not be possible without a working partnership, or a community of “family” that ensures ongoing achievement for all. Congratulations to all Eureka Union students on their continued success and demonstrated growth and achievement.

Eureka Union School District Goals (2019-2020) Top of Page

The LCAP document, includes three (3) goal areas which frame the priorities for our continual improvement. Our Board of Trustees approved the LCAP along with our District Budget at the June 27th Board Meeting.  The following are highlights of each goal area as we begin the 2019-20 school year: 

GOAL 1 - EUSD will provide high quality classroom instruction and curriculum that promote college or career readiness with academic interventions to eliminate barriers to student success.
  • Expanded Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to achieve successful academic outcomes for all students
  • Differentiated program supports and instructional materials (textbooks, supplies, equipment, & learning environment enhancements)
  • Targeted and Research-based Professional Development
  • Comprehensive, balanced student assessments
GOAL 2 - EUSD will support the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of all students by promoting prosocial behavior, teaching coping and decision-making skills, and modeling positive relationships.
  • Improve Physical Education programs for all students
  • Expand Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to achieve successful social emotional outcomes for all students
  • Expand Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to achieve successful behavioral outcomes for all students
  • Professional Development
  • Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism
GOAL 3 - EUSD will ensure all school sites have safe, welcoming, and inclusive climates for all students and their families, so that all students have opportunities to be successful.
  • Safety and Climate
  • Home-to-School Support
  • Parent Engagement
For specifics and highlights of the Local Control Accountability Plan three goal areas visit our District website at click here

ESF PartnershipTop of Page

Our Exceptional Partnership with the Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF) Continues

Our District continues to benefit from the unique and tremendous support of ESF.  We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support for ESF. Our students receive continued enrichment opportunities while offering our exemplary Summer Institute sessions for our professional staff.  As a result of your continued generosity, the District will receive $396,000 in donations for the 2019-20 school year for which we are extremely grateful. We are extremely proud of our partnership with ESF for 26 years which has provided our District with over $7 million dollars to support our enrichment programs for your children and professional development opportunities for our staff.  ESF will continue to support our students with offerings for before and after school through World Language courses. Due to the tremendous success of these programs during the school year, we will continue to pursue expansion of them to meet the needs of our students. Enrichment learning includes student access to our school libraries, computer/technology education, vocal and instrumental music, world language enrichment, and junior high school athletics. These important components of your child’s education are not fully funded with your state or property tax dollars as Eureka is a low funded due to our unique demographics.  Without private funding from ESF, our District’s ability to continue to offer these valuable programs would not be possible. I encourage you to visit ESF’s website, https://eurekaschoolsfoundation.org/, for detailed information on how ESF’s donated funds are allocated and spent each school year and to learn more about ESF’s annual fundraising events.  I am hopeful that your family will consider making a donation this school year to support the exceptional programs for our students.

We wish you all the best for continuing enjoyment in Summer 2019 and look forward to seeing you again as our school year begins. It is truly an honor and pleasure to serve you as we meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Your input, involvement and active participation are truly the keys to our success in our unique and wonderful Eureka Union School District “family” and community! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 774-1201.
 
Sincerely yours,
Superintendent Signature 
Tom Janis and Your Dedicated EUSD Team

ContactTop of Page

A portrait of Tom Janis
Tom Janis
 Superintendent
 
 
 Picture of Lisa Cataldo, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
  Lisa Cataldo
  Executive Assistant 
 to the Superintendent
 916.774.1202

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