“It is better to explore a gainful uncertainty than to sit in a painful certainty.”
― Ogwo David Emenike
We are certainly facing challenging times. When we had to immediately close schools in March, we were optimistic that we would be able to welcome our precious students back to our schools in a few weeks’ time, but soon after realized we would have to be more patient. Fall is soon upon us and we would like to think of all these challenges as a blessing or opportunity to design a better, safer learning environment for staff and students. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “..Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars”. Our experiences these last few months have certainly shown us how valuable our parents are as education partners and our staff as allies committed to our goal of serving the whole child.
As Summer Break continues, we send you our best wishes and hope that you have enjoyed this very special season. We are certainly looking forward to seeing you soon as our school year begins on Thursday, August 13. Our Eureka team continues with our high energy, commitment and dedication to excellence on behalf of our most deserving students!
Thank you for the blessing of serving all of you!
EUSD Students Continue to Exhibit Excellent Performance in State Testing
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.
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
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
For specifics and highlights of the Local Control Accountability Plan three goal areas visit our District website at click here
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 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, 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 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.