Eureka Union
School District

Welcome to the Eureka Union School District (EUSD)Top of Page

We send you our best wishes and hope that you have enjoyed this very special season. We are very busy planning and preparing for another exemplary school year for your children in the Eureka Union School District. We are certainly looking forward to seeing you soon as our school year begins. With the development and approval of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) guided by a wide range of stakeholder input, a variety of new and exciting opportunities will be provided this year in our ongoing efforts to continue to enhance our outstanding educational experiences for every student. Our Eureka team continues with our high energy, commitment and dedication to excellence on behalf of our most deserving students!

Eureka Union School District Goals (2017 – 2020) Top of Page

The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), a multi-year (3 year) document, includes five (5) 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 28th Board Meeting. The following are highlights of each goal area as we begin the 2018-19 school year: 

GOAL 1 - CORE INSTRUCTION: All EUSD students will meet or exceed grade level standards in core academic areas through access to challenging instruction and high-quality programs and resources.
  • (1.1) HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTION THROUGH EFFECTIVE TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATE CLASS SIZE: Continue to provide high quality instruction for all students.
  • (1.2) PROGRAM SUPPORTS & INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (TEXTBOOKS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ENHANCEMENTS): Provide ongoing, sustained investments in instructional materials, supplementary resources, supplies, and learning environment enhancements to ensure full implementation of the core instructional programs.
  • (1.3)  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON MATH & ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS (ELA), NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS), AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL): Adopt a targeted approach towards providing differentiated and data-driven professional development for teachers that is research-based and effective at improving student learning and increasing engagement.
  • (1.4) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENT: Complete District benchmarks in Language Arts and Math for piloting while utilizing newly adopted programs and other resources to refine district assessments.

GOAL 2 - INTERVENTION AND STUDENT SERVICES: EUSD will provide students with access to targeted, evidence-based school and classroom practices, interventions and supplemental services, supporting the core instructional program, raising levels of student proficiency, resiliency, and school engagement.

  • (2.1) ACADEMIC INTERVENTION:  Provide multi-funded (Supplemental, Federal, Base) academic intervention supports across all sites, including an increase of certificated and classified staffing to provide intervention offerings during the school day, before and after school.
  • (2.2) ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Continue our commitment to students who are English Learners using targeted, evidenced based practices in order to support acquisition of English Language proficiency implemented by highly qualified certificated staff.
  • (2.3) STUDENT RESILIENCY AND SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT: Continue our district-wide focus on enhanced student engagement, attendance and achievement to increase school connectedness, feelings of safety at school and overall physical and social/emotional wellness and resiliency for all students with a focus on at-risk students.
  • (2.4) SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES: Continue our commitment to provide services for students who are eligible for Special Education, aligned to Individual Education Plans which allow student progress on goals related to areas of need, implemented by highly qualified certificated and classified staff.

GOAL 3 - ENRICHMENT: All EUSD students will demonstrate increased levels of mastery and school engagement through participation in a wide variety of courses of study, including enrichments and electives.

  • (3.1) EUREKA SCHOOLS FOUNDATION (ESF): Continue to offer and supplement a wide variety of enrichment options and electives to address the diversity in interests, talents and abilities of all students, with continued support from ESF.
  • (3.2) GATE: Engage in a different GATE identification protocol, using an optional alternative test (NNAT3) that is culturally agnostic to improve identification of giftedness among traditionally under-represented groups. All Grades 3-8 SED and EL students will be invited to participate in GATE testing. 
  • (3.3) ZERO PERIOD: Expand elective options in the Junior High schools by continuing to offer zero-period PE and other electives during this period and by implementing to a 6-period master schedule.
  • (3.4) SPANISH ENRICHMENT: Expand implementation of the program in all 4-6 schools. All K-6 students will have access to Spanish instruction as well as comprehensive Spanish instruction at junior high school.

GOAL 4 - SUPPORT SERVICES: EUSD will maintain effective and efficient operational and administrative support services to students and staff to ensure ongoing focus on the educational program and support of student achievement and engagement.

  • (4.1) SUPPORT SERVICES - EXISTING SERVICES: Provide administrative, maintenance, custodial,  technology and transportation services to support the educational programs by recruiting, retaining, and managing quality staff who are supported with appropriate resources, materials and  professional development.  Maintain appropriate systems and controls to protect resources and ensure quality and compliance of programs and operations.
  • (4.2) TRANSPORTATION: Home to School support through bus passes at no charge will continue to be offered to students eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches, Foster Youth and Homeless students, which in turn will encourage improved attendance.

GOAL 5 - LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES: Provide safe, well-maintained and environmentally sustainable facilities to foster effective learning environments and valued community centers.

  • (5.1) SAFETY AND SCHOOL CLIMATE: Ensure school safety continues to be addressed per the recommendations set forth through the D-Prep Site Vulnerability Reports and the Comprehensive School Site Safety Plans, including adequate resources and funding for professional development and collaboration opportunities.
  • (5.2) FACILITIES: Continue to assess the condition of facilities and prioritize needed repairs, deficiencies, and improvements throughout the District to effectively allocate limited Deferred maintenance funds to maximize valuable public resources and accommodate changing learning environments.
  • (5.3) ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY/ ENERGY EFFICIENCY: (Continue  to research, plan, and implement measures for increased environmental sustainability to accommodate changing learning environments and various regulatory requirements associated with energy management and conservation, water conservation, hazardous materials handling, and ADA compliance.
For specifics and highlights of the Local Control Accountability Plan five goal areas visit our District website. Click here

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 to announce 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 recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). A total of 2,314 students in grades 3-8, including students with special needs, were tested for specific content areas in English Language Arts and Mathematics. 

Eureka students demonstrate their sustained outstanding achievement as compared to neighboring districts. 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 first in proficiency of the state standards when compared to elementary districts throughout Placer County.

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.

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 $285,000 in donations for the 2018-19 school year for which we are extremely grateful. We are extremely proud of our partnership with ESF for 25 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 LCAP goals with offerings for student enrichment 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 these programs 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 the lowest funded district in Placer County 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,, 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 and look forward to seeing you again as our next 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,

Janis and Your Dedicated EUSD Team

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

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