Vol. 2 No. 2                                        January 2017
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Dear Community,

Happy New Year!  I continue to be honored to lead the way in 2017.  As we begin 2017, we also mark the near midway point of the school year.  Only five months to go.  Wow!

The first day of kindergarten for parents and guardians is filled with a flood of emotions. It marks the beginning of us starting to let go a little, to let them start making decisions on their own and for them to start falling and pulling themselves back up without us around. A number of people in our community begin that journey this month with kindergarten registration, which started Monday, January 9 and continues through the coming months. Full-day kindergarten will be offered at all of our 37 elementary schools in the 2017-18 school year, helping us meet an important Local Control and Accountability Plan goal. There is no better time than now to check out our elementary schools and discover all of the wonderful opportunities happening inside. Read More / En Espanol

Open Enrollment Period Begins for WCCUSD Students

Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District can apply to a variety of schools and programs during the annual Open Enrollment period.

Kindergarten Enrollment Underway in West County Schools

Kindergarten enrollment in the West Contra Costa Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Monday, January 9, 2017. Parents or guardians can register their children at their neighborhood school either in person or through a new online system.

Pinole Valley Senior Named Among Top Hispanic Scholars

Ethan Alon was one of just 5,000 Hispanic students recognized nationwide as a member of the National Hispanic Recognition Program by the College Board based on his score on the PSAT/NMSQT (taken in his junior year) and his high GPA. Learn how Ethan went from scientifically mixing Mentos with Coke to designing and building rockets.

Fall Sports Season Ends With High Honors for District Student-Athletes

It was a season of history for a number of West Contra Costa Unified School District athletes and teams with one student scholar posting the highest individual finish at a state event and two other student athletes helping their school rewrite its history books.

WCCUSD Students Take First Step in Their Healthcare Careers

14 West Contra Costa Unified School District seniors graduated from the Contra Costa College’s Nurse Assistant Certification and Home Health Aide program in a pinning ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at Contra Costa College.
Around the District
Nystrom Elementary School Wins Grant For School Library 


Board of Education
January 25, 2017
6:00 p.m.
DeJean Middle School

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee - CBOC
January 25, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Facilities Operations Center

DLCAP Committee
January 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Kennedy High School Library

Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
February 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Cameron Elementary

CBOC Audit Subcommittee
February 9, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Facilities Operations Center


2017 Somos Scholarship Presented by the Latin American and Hispanic Employee Network.  Chevron Somos Diversity Network will award $1,000 scholarships to qualifying High School Seniors in WCCUSD. Apply by March 1.
SCHOLARSHIP ALERT: The Ed Fund will be awarding scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 to selected high school seniors. Apply by March 4.
SCHOLARSHIP ALERT: The Richmond Promise Application is due March 10! Remember to complete your FAFSA/Dream Act by March 2 in order to be eligible. Come receive assistance at one of our workshops in March. Visit for more information.

upcoming events

East Bay Contra Costa to Host STEM Games for East and West County Schools 

WCCUSD Job Opportunities

EDUCATOR RECRUITMENT EXPO - Sacramento State University

The Sac State Educator Recruitment Expo is Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, and WCCUSD recruiters will be there. Receive on-site interviews, speak to WCCUSD recruiters, and discover how you can join the WCCUSD family. Click here for details.

ELD Teacher

Richmond High School
Full Time - 186 work days
$46, 102 - $76, 618/ Yr
with a full Credential

Kindergarten Teacher

Murphy Elementary
Full Time - 186 work days
$ 46, 102 - $76, 618/ Yr
with a full Credential

Biology Teacher

2017-2018 School Year
Kennedy High School
Full Time - 186 work days
$46, 102 - $76, 618/ Yr
with a full Credential

Social Science Teacher 

Pinole Valley High School
Full Time - 186 work days
$ 46,102.10 - $ 74,386.92/ Yr
with a full Credential

Social Science Teacher 

El Cerrito High School
Full Time - 186 work days
$ 46,102.10 - $ 74,386.92/ Yr
with a full Credential

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