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.
The LCAP, 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 30th Board Meeting. The following are highlights of each goal area as we begin the 2016-17 school year:
• GOAL 1 - CORE INSTRUCTION: The Eureka Union School District will continue to offer challenging core instructional programs to promote student acquisition of 21st century college and career ready skills and mastery of state content standards.
• GOAL 2 - INTERVENTION AND STUDENT SERVICES: Raise levels of student proficiency, resiliency, and school engagement through targeted evidenced-based school and classroom practices, interventions, and supplemental services.
• GOAL 3 - ENRICHMENT: All Eureka students will demonstrate increased levels of mastery and school engagement through participation in a wide variety of courses of study, including enrichments and electives.
• GOAL 4 - SUPPORT SERVICES: Maintain effective and efficient operational and administrative support services to EUSD students and staff to ensure ongoing focus on the educational program and support of student achievement and engagement.• GOAL 5 - LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES: Provide safe, well-maintained and environmentally sustainable facilities to foster effective learning environments and valued community centers.
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 $315,820 in donations for the 2016-17 school year for which we are extremely grateful. We are extremely proud of our partnership with ESF for over 20 years which has provided our District with nearly $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 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 EUSD 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 the ESF website, www.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 2016. We 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.
Tom Janis and Your Dedicated EUSD Team