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Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School
Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

Air Quality Index
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Homepage and Jean Callison Elementary

A Johnson
Our Teacher Tuesday star this week is Allegra Johnson who teaches at Callison Elementary. Her dynamic instruction keeps her 5th grade students consistently engaged in learning. Beyond her classroom, Allegra serves on Callison’s Leadership Team, the district IMAP (Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy) team, and helps support Callison’s Safe School Ambassador program. Thank you for all you do for staff and students Allegra!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Vacaville may experience poor air quality in coming days. View information about air quality measures here.

Based upon information available Sunday, October 15th, all VUSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 16th. 

Currently, there are no plans to make up days for school closures. However, Super Saturdays are a great way for students to get additional help. The next Super Saturday is October 21st. Details are available at your school. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

ALL VUSD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, OCT. 12th and FRIDAY OCT. 13th.

 

Hello VUSD Families,

We hope this message finds your families safe and well. Our hearts go out to those who have been evacuated or have lost loved ones, pets and homes in this tragedy. Thank you for your support as we work through the challenges of this disaster.

Because the evacuation areas in Solano County have increased, affecting even more VUSD families and staff and the air quality is now at hazardous levels, all VUSD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday October 12th and Friday October 13th. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this emergency. Take care and stay safe.

 

 

Saludos a las familias de VUSD,

Es nuestra esperanza que este mensaje encuentre a sus familias seguras y bien.  Nuestros corazones están con quienes han sido evacuado o ha perdido seres queridos, mascotas y hogares en esta tragedia.  Gracias por su apoyo mientras trabajamos para enfrentar este desastre lo mejor que podemos.

Debido a la que las áreas de evacuación en el Condado de Solano han aumentado, afectando aún más familias y personal de VUSD y que la calidad del aire esta ahora a niveles peligrosos, todas las escuelas y las oficinas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves, 12 de octubre y el viernes, 13 de octubre.  Gracias por su comprensión mientras sobre pasamos esta emergencia.  Cuídense y permanezcan seguros. 

Las áreas de evacuación y los niveles de humo han aumentado significativamente.  Las escuelas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves y viernes. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

School will be in session today.

 

VUSD schools will be open today with measures being taken to reduce smoke exposure for staff and students. Students who stay home with parental permission due to poor air quality will have excused absences.

 

“Our thoughts go out to our Fairfield/Napa/Sonoma neighbors and staff who are dealing with evacuations and tragedy. We understand that many VUSD parents cannot get time off for poor air quality and cancelling school creates childcare and income challenges for many. Keeping schools open, but excusing absences for those who choose to keep students home is the best way we can support our families during this tragedy while maintaining educational continuity.” VUSD Superintendent Jane Shamieh.

 

All VUSD schools will be collecting donations for fire victims today.

 

VUSD will follow data and guidelines from the Spare the Air Current Conditions table and the Air Quality Index. The following are measures that VUSD staff will take to ensure minimal exposure to unhealthy air.

 

 See more information about measures we will take to minimize smoke exposure for staff and students.

air quality index

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School

Mr. Price in front of vocabulary.com display

This week, VUSD recognizes Ryan Price. Ryan is an amazing English teacher at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School. Ryan is innovative, inspiring and is held in high esteem by students and staff alike. He’s always finding new ways to make learning fun. In this pic, Ryan is seen as his alter ego, Larry Lexicon throwing out a school-wide challenge to all students and staff to participate in the VOCAB BOWL. The Vocabulary Bowl is a yearly competition where thousands of students across the US and Canada compete to see which school can master the most vocabulary words. Ryan’s plan is to win the National Title, broaden students’ vocabulary and increase their SAT, ACT and CAASPP scores at the same time.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Will C. Wood High School

Mr. Ropelato and stunt doubles

Teacher Tuesday honoree this week is Jared Ropelato or Rope as students at Will C Wood often refer to him. Jared simply loves being a teacher. He loves his students. He loves his colleagues. He works with a passion and purpose that fuels his innate desire to make the world a better place, and along the way, he is not only changing the world, but he is changing each and every one of us for the better.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

special education night
Join us at Special Education Parent Night Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM at Orchard Elementary. Meet other families, the special education leadership team and our special needs parent liaison.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Willis Jepson Middle School

Picture of Jeanine
Our Teacher Tuesday superstar this week Jeanine Theissen! Mrs. Thiessen is a caring, dedicated educator whose leadership at Willis Jepson Middle school is noticed by her peers. Mrs. Thiessen provides not just instruction in English language arts, but extra support in the subject for struggling readers. Thanks for all you do for staff and students Mrs. Thiessen!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Know the Signs Suicide prevention
Suicide prevention, awareness and knowing where to find help are key to keeping all kids in our community safe. Take a moment and check out these resources for families and students.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

VUSD works with community partners to keep kids safe. This month we are helping to shed light on human trafficking that can happen to kids in our city too.

Hear from a trafficking survivor at the Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention seminar Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM in the Will C. Wood Theater located at 998 Marshall Road. More info here

Human trafficking awareness flier
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Edwin Markham logo

The VUSD Board of Education will be holding a board workshop at Edwin Markham Elementary in the multipurpose room at 5:30 PM on September 12th. The meeting will review the Measure A proposal and budget for Markham campus improvements.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

City to open two cooling centers beginning Friday evening. Excessive heat warning issued by National Weather Service. With temperatures expected to reach well into the 100s over this Labor Day weekend, the City of Vacaville will be opening cooling centers at two of its community centers.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area and other parts of Northern California. As a result, the Three Oaks Community Center will have a cooling center in one of its assembly rooms. Three Oaks, which is located at 1100 Alamo Drive, will be open until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

 

community bulletin board icon

Don't miss activities for students and parents. Check out the Community Bulletin Board.

 

community bulletin board webpage
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

Bulldog athletic logo
Vaca High is moving football games because of the extreme heat predicted for Thursday and Friday. The Vaca High Freshman game will be tomorrow (Thursday) night at Oak Ridge High School with a 7:00PM start. The JV game with Oak Ridge will play at VHS tomorrow (Thursday) night. It will be a 7:00PM start also. The Varsity game is at Vaca High on Friday starting at 7:30PM. These changes make it so we don’t have a JV game starting at 5:15PM in the hottest part of the day.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage and Will C. Wood High School

Suessical cast members

Will C Wood's Seussical production has been nominated for 15 Solano/Napa County Arty Awards!! Multiple students and production crew are nominated as well as the production as a whole is up for the Outstanding High School Musical overall category!

Here is a list of our nominations:

Best Lighting Design: Annie Morris

Best Costume Design: Alice McDaniels

Best Set Design: Annie Morris

Best Musical Director: Casey Ellis

Best Choreography: Naomi Simpson

Best Director: Naomi Simpson

Best Supporting Actress: Megan Campbell, Albany Willett, Lalonie Wroten

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Angelis, Ben Wonnacott

Best Lead Actress: Jenna Kitzes

Best Lead Actor: Lucas Goss, Vincent Walsh

Outstanding High School Musical Production: Seussical The Musical

Congrats Suessical cast members! Well-deserved recognition.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Homepage

Here is one way you can help Hurricane Harvey victims.

link to Red Cross donation telethon
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Homepage and Hemlock Elementary School

Mrs. Mac
 

It's Teacher Tuesday! Hemlock Elementary teacher Jennie MacCallister, better known as Mrs. Mac, is a transitional kindergarten (TK) teacher. You will be hard pressed to find a person with a bigger heart and more passion for kids than Mrs. Mac. She is always willing to jump in and help a colleague or a school event. Congratulations Mrs. MacCallister, and thank you for all of your hard work and devotion to kids.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Homepage

crossing guards with stop signs
The Vacaville Police Department is seeking applicants for the job of school Crossing Guard. Crossing Guards work independently, in the absence of direct supervision, to safely cross pedestrians at assigned intersections, before and after school.

View more information here

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 8/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Welcome back VUSD families!

The 2017-18 Annual Notification of Parents or Guardians & Students is now available here.

cover of VUSD Annual Notification
Please take a few minutes to view the document. An acknowledgement form went home with your student today and should be returned by Monday, August 28, 2017. If you prefer a printed copy of the notification, please indicate this on the acknowledgement form. A copy will be sent home with your student. Thank you for your continued support in staying current with information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 8/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

It's Teacher Tuesday!

Teacher Mr. Lee
Corey Lee is a tremendous asset to VUSD and Vacaville High School. In addition to being an excellent teacher, Mr. Lee gives of his time to get involved with every aspect of bulldog life whether it’s coaching tennis, being an integral part of our student council, or supporting our staff with their technology needs. Mr. Lee worked tirelessly this summer by participating in numerous activities and training opportunities including AVID Summer Institute, cheer camp, the student council retreat, Professional Learning Communities Institute, not to mention that he was on campus frequently helping to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Thank you Mr. Lee for your dedication to the VUSD & Bulldog family!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Nursing and Health Services, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

August 21 Eclipse Resources!

On August 21 all of America will experience a solar eclipse. Some areas will witness a total eclipse (when the moon entirely covers the sun); other regions will witness a partial eclipse.

The Bay Area will experience a 76% eclipse, with the moon beginning to cover the sun at 9:01 am, reaching maximum coverage at 10:15 am, and then moving away from the sun at 11:37 am.  

Some schools have made plans for students to go outside and watch the eclipse using special solar eclipse glasses and/or cards for pinhole viewing. Please check your school's website to see what kinds of activities are planned.  

If you want to send your child to school with glasses for viewing the eclipse, please be sure to provide designated solar eclipse glasses. Staring at even a sliver of the sun without adequate protection can cause permanent eye damage. (You can find more information about choosing safe glasses on the American Astronomical Society's website.)

The following websites have lots of layperson-friendly eclipse information to share with your families and friends:

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Will C. Wood High School

Will C Wood Singers performing
Another fantastic performance from the Will C Wood Singers at camp. Click image to view video.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Community Heath and Sports Fair August 5th
Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville is hosting a Community Health and Sport Fair August 5th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1 Quality DR., Vacaville. The event hosts sports exams and immunizations for Kaiser members as well as community activities for parents, students and coaches. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/27/17




Audience: Homepage

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience, but the Music Department Concert and Fundraiser, originally scheduled for August 10th, has been cancelled.  Please continue to check our website for future exciting events from our music department. 

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata
Published: 7/26/17




Audience: Homepage

School office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Visit our Schools webpage to learn more about the specific dates and times the individual school offices will reopen in August to assist you with enrolling your student.

 

If you need to register a student for the upcoming school year, please visit your school of residence. You can use the School Area Locator  to determine your school of residence. During summer break, you may call Rae Ann Quinata at 707-453-6137 with questions or for additional assistance in determining attendance areas.

 

Vacaville Unified School District also offers Specialized Programs and Charter Schools that do not have residential boundaries.  These programs are open to all students residing within the VUSD boundaries:

  • Alternative Cooperative Education
  • Fairmont Charter Elementary School
  • Sierra Vista K-8
  • Buckingham Charter Magnet High School
  • Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning
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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 7/26/17




Audience: Homepage

An opening for a 6th grade student is available at ACE (Alternative Cooperative Education). Interest forms can be found at http://ace-vusd-ca.schoolloop.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 7/9/17




Audience: Homepage and Special Education

If you have questions or concerns, a Special Needs Parent Liaison is here to help. Special Needs Parent Liaison is a support for families of children with special needs and the staff who serve them. The Special Needs Parent Liaison is a neutral and confidential resource for families and staff, providing information, training and advice on special needs issues and topics, and supporting relationships between families and staff. 
The Special Needs Parent Liaison works to help children succeed by fostering collaborative and productive partnerships between VUSD and families of children with special needs. Services are available to families and staff at any point in the special education process, whether the need is information, guidance, support, facilitation or dispute resolution.
No referral is necessary to contact the Special Needs Parent Liaison. 

Angel Giroux-Greber

Special Needs Parent Liaison

(707) 453-6172 Office

angelg@vacavilleusd.org

More about this support for Special Needs parents here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 6/27/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

kids eating lunch
Kids can keep in touch with friends this summer with Free Lunch With Friends. Kids 0-18 years can enjoy complimentary lunches all summer. No registration is needed. 

 

Dates M-F/Fechas

Time/Hora

Location/Lugares

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

11:45am – 12:30pm

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY- 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville         

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:00pm – 12:45pm

MARKHAM ELEMENTARY- 101 Markham Ave, Vacaville

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:30pm – 1:00pm

MARIPOSA CENTER- 1625 Alamo Dr, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru 7/14/2017

11:00am – 11:45am

HEMLOCK ELEMENTARY- 400 Hemlock St, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru  8/4/2017

1:30pm – 2:00pm

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- 100 Holly Lane, Vacaville

 

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Country High School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program and Will C. Wood High School

construction worker

A building trades boot camp for high school students will start June 19 at Solano Community College and run for three weeks, with a break during the July 4 holiday.

Students will learn about the trades, get OSHA and CPR certified and visit apprenticeship centers.

The boot camp will run Monday through Thursday and take place at the rural Fairfield campus at 4000 Suisun Valley Road, in Building 1800 by the tennis courts.

Contact Maire Morinec, dean of the School of Applied Technology & Business at Solano College, at 864-7155 for more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Country High School, Vacaville High School and Will C. Wood High School

Click image below to view or download graduation pictures

vusd photo albums
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/10/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Kaiser Sports and Health Fair flyer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

student board members
students with thank you notes
VUSD Student Board Member Avi Vadlamudi entered a public comment tonight to recognize the hardworking and dedicated leadership students at Will C Wood who make such a positive impact on this community. The students he recognized surprised Avi by standing to give him thank you notes and compliments. Avi has done tremendous work for his community too. Very heartwarming.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

suicide prevention ribbon
 

May is Mental Health Month. The intent of this observance is to bring awareness to growing mental health needs within our culture, and to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has brought national and local attention to issues related to mental illness and suicide.  Please take an opportunity to discuss the attached talking points with your children.  We need to work together to spread the message to our children that help is always available.

 

Click here for Discussion Points regarding "13 Reasons Why"

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

KCRA 3 news reportCBS 13 news story
Dear Parents,

We can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our children.  A dangerous “game” surfaced on social media a while back, particularly with students in other countries. The game is being talked about by student in our schools. 

The “Blue Whale Challenge” app involves the enticement of students into risky behavior that could result in the final challenge of taking one’s life. While we do not know of any VUSD students who are playing it, we want to make sure that you are aware of it.

Evidently, it has been removed from the app store.  We are appreciative of members of the community who brought this to our attention; our children benefit when we work together to protect them.

Sincerely, 

Kim Forrest

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Please take a few moments to watch this video and share it. Our friends with Autism, like all people, need support and understanding. Helping students understand Autism is a great place to start.

screen shot of Amazing Things Happen video

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Homepage

The 14th Annual Loop the Lagoon run/walk fundraiser was a great success! Click below to view or download pictures from the event.

Hoodie mascot and Margi Stern 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, ~VUSD Demo School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School


Race registration and packet pickup today at Fleet Feet Vacaville from 12-6 PM, and tomorrow from 6:30-8:00AM at Lagoon Valley! Remember half of your registration fee goes back to the school of choice.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Vaca Pena Middle School


Vaca Pena was in a brief LOCKOUT this morning- doors locked business as usual inside- due to an airsoft gun brought onto campus. LOCKOUT has beed lifted.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Homepage

students with oversized check
Congratulations to Buckingham Knights Isaac Flower, Trinity Garrido, Brooke Parker, and Savannah Wylie for their “Power of One” video. The team won the grand prize last week for the Solano County Kindness Campaign Video Contest. They were awarded a night tour at Alcatraz Island and a GoPro for the classroom. Kindness is an integral part of every community and it starts with one person. Watch the "Power of One" here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Edwin Markham Elementary School

Novel knowledge team with trophy
 

Congrats to the Novel Knowledge Champions The Amazing Armadillos: Emma Boyd, John James, Alondra Hodges, & Ruby Martin Del Campo from Edwin Markham Elementary! The team took the VUSD Novel Knowledge Championship last week.
Novel Knowledge is for 4-6th graders at all 11 elementaries. They form teams of four and each team reads 8 books. At the school sites, there are 4 rounds of questions (all sites get the same questions for each round). The first place team from each site comes to district championships. The winner of the district championship wins the trophy for a year.
The Armadillos worked hard and have much to be proud of!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Loop the Lagoon May 13th

The Loop the Lagoon Run/Walk fundraiser for the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) is May 13th. 50% of your registration fee will go directly back to your school of choice! 

 

So, rally your coworkers, friends and family and join this fantastic fundraising event for schools in beautiful Lagoon Valley!

 

Register at: http://www.loopthelagoon.com

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage

logo for American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Congratulations to several world language students from Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations, a standardized assessment and motivational contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Forty-one BCMHS students from every level of Spanish offered earned national awards making their teachers, Anjee Deards and Jouli Jara, incredibly proud!  Seven students received a gold medal (top 95% in the nation), fourteen received silver medals (85%-94% in the nation), and twenty received bronze medals (75%-84% in the nation).  In addition, fifty-two students received honorable mention certificates (50%-74% in the nation). “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examination is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students nationwide participating in 2017.”  

BCMHS has a long history of high student achievement on the NSE and is the only high school in the area that offers it to students.

Way to go, Knights!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Papa Roach
Papa Roach -- a world-touring, Grammy-nominated, triple-platinum rock band with members who originally hail from Vacaville – will break away from their album promotion schedule on May 3 to come home to deliver a message to Solano County children: Be fearless, dream big, aim high to develop your full creative potential.

Members of the band will return to their hometown for a special dedication ceremony at Imagine That!  – Vacaville’s newly opened hands-on learning Exploratorium for children of all ages and abilities. Exhibits at the center encourage children to be free to imagine, create, and welcome sciences and art into their lives.

The highlight of this special ceremony will be Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine proclaiming May 3 as Papa Roach Day in Vacaville. In honor of Papa Roach’s generous support of our community, organizers have created a special exhibit at the center that celebrates their musical success. One portion of the exhibit invites youngsters to play out their rock dreams and musical talents.

Papa Roach formed in 1993, with Jacoby Shaddix, a student at Vacaville High, and Jerry Horton of Vanden High, since that time and with Members Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo, Papa Roach have achieved critical and commercial acclaim selling over 25 million albums worldwide. 

The dedication will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Vacaville’s Imagine That!, 848-B Alamo Drive.

For local information, contact Lauren Runow of Imagine That!, (707) 474-5317.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Measure A and Will C. Wood High School

wildcat mason pointing to coming soon banner
Remarkable turnout at the Wildcat Stadium Groundbreaking Celebration. The band played, the crowd cheered, hard hats went on, confetti cannons popped, shovels turn over the dirt, and ground was officially broken. A wonderful day for the Wildcat family, VUSD and our city. Thank you Vacaville!  See more great pictures here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/28/17




Audience: Homepage

four kindergarteners

It's not too late to register for kindergarten! Click here for more registration information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 4/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Cooper Elementary School and Will C. Wood High School

Congratulations to Will C. Wood graduate David DeBolt for earning a Pulitzer Prize honoring excellence in Journalism and the Arts.

Daily Republic screen shot
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Kim Academy Open House April 6th
The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning will be hosting an open house April 6th at 6:00 PM. The evening will include tours, food, raffle prizes, virtual reality demonstrations and more! The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning offers students makerspace, service learning in the community, online courses, electives and more. Come see for yourself!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Wildcat logo
 

Info for Wildcat Night

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 4/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

Join us this month for Autism Awareness. Learn more about Autism and get a better understanding of those who have Autism. Click the image below for videos and more.

Autism Awareness, accept, understand, love

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Vacaville High School and Will C. Wood High School

Check out some of they great things happening in schools each week! Click here for VUSD's picture albums

VUSD photo album webpage

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Don't miss the VUSD Teachers of the Year recognized in this issue of Vacaville Magazine. VUSD has wonderful teachers who make a remarkable and positive difference in our community. Take a minute this week to recognize your favorite teachers!
Vacaville magazine spread

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 3/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Tell us what matters most to you! Community input is an important part of quality education for all VUSD students. Your feedback through the second part of a brief parent survey is greatly appreciated.
LCAP Survey

http://www.vacavilleusd.org/lcap

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Fairmont Elementary School, Vacaville High School and VUSD Career and Technical Education

LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN LIFTED. ALL STUDENTS ARE SAFE.

If you are a Fairmont Charter Elementary parent or guardian, and you did not receive a text message about the LOCKDOWN, please verify your contact information with Fairmont front office staff as soon as possible.

LOCKDOWN icon

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Fairmont Elementary School

Fairmont Charter Elementary


Don't miss the opportunity to enroll your student at Fairmont Charter Elementary. Fairmont aims to graduate every student from the sixth grade prepared to make good choices, act responsibly, and continue successful learning in middle school and beyond. More enrollment info at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/springenrollment

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School


Did you know that VUSD students can graduate with a high school diploma and a free AA degree from Solano College? Find out more about Vacaville Early College High School (VECHS) here, or join us for an informational meeting Wednesday, February 15th in the Willis Jepson Middle School Gym at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Vacaville High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

The footbridge on Cheyenne Dr. leading to Willis Jepson campus and Elder St. will be closed tomorrow. Students will need to use an alternate route to school.

 

An oak tree adjacent to and upstream from the footbridge near Cheyenne Court is in danger of falling and hitting the bridge. Because of the high level of water, City staff are unable to determine how stable the tree is at this point. As a result, the City will be closing off access to this bridge until water levels drop and they are able to access the safety of the situation.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Fairmont Charter
Informational tours will happen in conjunction with Fairmont’s Science and Art Faire on Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm.  Families interested in learning more about Fairmont Charter are invited to tour the school, speak with staff and visit classrooms.  Science and art project will be on display, along with star gazing through an outdoor telescope. 

LOCATION: 1355 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

MORE INFO: http://fairmont.schoolloop.com/admissions or call (707)453-6240

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

All VUSD schools have power and are in session today.

 

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE:

Buckingham, Orchard, Markham, Brown

 

PEABODY ROAD expected to be closed this morning. Please use alternate routes to Will C Wood and expect traffic delays.s Valley and Padan have power, school will start at normal times.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School


VUSD is searching for talented and enthusiastic educators for the 2017-18 school year. Join us this Saturday to learn more about career opportunities with VUSD.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Nursing and Health Services, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School


Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub your hands together until dry.

Cover your coughs and sneezes.  Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and always throw the used tissue in the trash.  Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.  You can also cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeves if you do not have a tissue available.

Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the virus to other people.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age or older.

Source:  Solano County Public Health Department

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Homepage

The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning is holding an orientation meeting for all families interested in enrolling in or learning more about the program.  The orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Sierra Vista Multi-Purpose Room located at 301 Bel Air Drive in Vacaville.   The EKCAIL program combines independent study, online coursework, classroom instruction, and community engagement to provide innovative learning opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12.  More information about the Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning can be found at http://isp.schoolloop.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

Sierra Vista K-8 will host an informational meeting for interested parents on Tuesday, January 24th. The meeting will highlight all that the K-8 campus has to offer families. 

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the 301 Bel Air Drive school.

A school tour, beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 10, also is available for families that seek to learn more about the school.

Enrollment packets will be accepted beginning Jan. 30 through Feb. 17.

For more information, visit http://sierravista.schoolloop.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

VHS
Positive school environments are essential to learning. Vaca High hosted a three-day event called Breaking Down the Walls to help foster kindness and respect on campus. More about kindness on VUSD campuses at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/kindness.

More pics here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Pre-enrollment period for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School open now through January 31st at 3:00 PM.

more enrollment info here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

The California Department of Education is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week January 23–27, 2017. Check out VUSD's webpages for parents and students:
FOR STUDENTS        FOR PARENTS

Make a positive difference online this week!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Country High School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program and Will C. Wood High School

The 2nd Annual Youth Summit for high school students is coming to Will C Wood Saturday, February 11, 2017. More info

YOUTH SUMMIT
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Schools

Closed: December 23rd-January 6th

             Return to school January 9th

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Posted by: Ken Johnson, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/21/16




Audience: Homepage, Public Information Office, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Make sure you know what to do and what to expect during a school site emergency. VUSD is hosting an informational meeting for parents about emergency protocols used at all school sites.

Tuesday December 6th at 5:00 PM in the Will C Wood library or Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 PM in the Vaca High library

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/28/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Adult School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

nolan sullivan

 

Superintendent Jane Shamieh and Board of Education President Shelley Dally presented Board member Nolan Sullivan with an award of appreciation for his years of service on the VUSD Board. Mr. Sullivan has a long history of serving students, not only as a Board member, but as the Chief Organizer for Measure A, the President of the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) the Chair of Loop the Lagoon charity run and more. Nolan did not run for re-election so that he could spend more time with his young family, but we expect he will continue to have a strong and positive presence in our community. Thank you Nolan for all that you do.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/18/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Will C. Wood High School and Will C. Wood High School

Watch this CBS13 news story about Will C Wood High School taking action to make positive social changes on campus.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

VUSDCommunityBoard

Check out the new Community Bulletin Board highlighting non-profit activities, events, groups and places for kids and parents. Look for the Quick Link icon on the VUSD homepage.

community board
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/9/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School


Congratulations to VUSD teacher Brian Speck who was honored on Saturday at UC Davis as a CSTEM teacher of the year. Great job Mr. Speck!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/8/16




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Will C. Wood High School

Madrigal Dinner

Come join us on a musical journey with our annual production of WCW High School Singers Madrigal Dinner, "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" (adapted by Madilyn Hawkins, Directed by Colby Hawkins and Choreographed by Naomi Simpson). The perfect way to start your holiday season.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/7/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Vacaville now has a museum aimed at bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and math to students in an interactive way.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/26/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

INSPIRE career fair
What am I doing after I graduate? College and career/technical education (CTE) pathways are important goals in VUSD . Students got hands-on experience with over 40 local career paths at the INSPIRE career exploration fair.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/22/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School and Willis Jepson Middle School

CBS 13 News- Jepson
Watch this CBS 13 news story about Vacaville PD engaging students to build community.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Homepage

female mechanic.jpgOn Tuesday, October 18th, 8th grade students throughout VUSD will be traveling to Ulatis Community Center for Project Inspire, an interactive job fair that allows students to engage first hand in various career paths.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage and Willis Jepson Middle School

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VUSD engages students is positive social choices for safe and happy schools. Thursday, October 13th, Willis Jepson middle school is hosting a a fun filled Bully Free Faire for students! Jepson leadership clubs and local organizations like the Police Activities League (PAL) will be out at both lunches to engage students about choices to be bully free. Yearbook students will do a photo booth; Peer Assistants will have a face painting. Counseling will be passing out bookmarks with strategies on how to deal with bullies. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Sierra Vista K-8 students honor the late Ernest Kimme by dedicating community service projects. First grade will collect food to donate to the Vacaville Storehouse; second-graders will be collecting coins to donate to the Suisun Wildlife Center; third-graders will visit Silveyville Pumpkin Farm in Dixon to learn about farming, gardening and specific insects; fourth-graders plan to start a recycling and composting program at the school; fifth-graders will create posters to display at Lucky Ones Ranch in Vacaville; sixth-graders will assist the Toys for Tots drive during the holiday season; and seventh-graders will create fleece blankets to give to cancer patients and guide dog puppy toys from leftover fleece material.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

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Vacaville High school students and staff celebrated the grand opening of the new tennis courts: a Measure A project. The courts were named and dedicated to honor the late Dr. Chris Camissa, a long-time supporter, mentor and friend to the Bulldog community. Dr. Camiisa's family as well as several other community members joined in the celebration. See more here. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/10/16