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Orientation Videos

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As recommended by the Sac County Public Health Office, we will be offering virtual orientation videos in addition to the self-guided tour days (August 30th & 31st). Feel free to watch the videos linked below to learn a bit more about the Cal Middle 2021-2022 school year!

Click here to watch our Principal’s Overview video with Dr. Haley. 
Click here to watch our School Rules & Culture video with Assistant Principal Walker.
Click here to meet our new Student Support Team with Ms. Gomez.
Click here to learn more about our After School Program (ASES) with Ms. Posadas.

Back To School Questions & Answers
Updates as of 8/27/21

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What materials do students need for the first day of school? 
Students need to bring their school-issued Chromebook. Sac City Unified is now a 1 to 1 district meaning that every student should be provided with a school issued Chromebook. We are requiring that every student does check out a Chromebook and bring it to school with them everyday, charged and ready to go. We do not want students bringing personal devices to campus. If your student has not checked out a school issued Chromebook, you can do so Mon – Wed this upcoming week between 8 – and 3 at the front office. If we have these all checked out prior to the start of school, that will make things far more smooth. Students will find out what materials they need for each class the first few days of school.

When does school start?
The first day of school this year is Thursday, September 2nd. Every Thursday is an early release day so students will attend school on the first day from 8:00 AM – 1:09 PM. For students that ride the city bus, pick up time will be at 1:30 every Thursday. On Friday, September 3rd, students will attend a normal schedule day and will be at school from 8:00 AM – 2:09 PM.

Will there be orientation for students?
We were hopeful that we would be able to hold an in-person student orientation this year. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do so as guidance from Sac County Public Health is directing us to hold events virtually whenever possible. Principal Haley will be composing a comprehensive video presentation that will cover all orientation-related topics. The video will be completed and posted to the school website by Tuesday, August 31st at the very latest. Families will receive an email with the link to the video.

Will students have a chance to tour campus? 
We realize that there are many students that have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Cal Campus and this can contribute to increase anxiety as we start school. To help with this, we will be opening up our campus on Monday and Tuesday, August 30th and 31st for students and 1 parent/guardian to walk the campus. We will provide a school map open entry and the tours will be self-guided. More information on these opportunities will come in the near future.

Do students have to wear masks this year? 
In accordance with recommendations from the CDC and SCPH, all SCUSD schools will require everyone on campus to wear a mask while indoors. Masks can be removed when students are outdoors and maintaining proper social distancing. Any person refusing to wear a mask, and wear it properly, will not be permitted to be on campus. As we learned last year, safety and mask guidelines will likely be adjusted throughout the year. Principal Haley will keep families updated on any changes in expectations and policies as they arise.

When will students have access to their schedules? 
Assistant Principal Ms. Walker is currently working on the schedules for our students. Schedules will be available by Friday, August 27th at the latest, but we hope to have them available much sooner. Principal Haley will send out a communication when they are completed and ready to be viewed in Infinite Campus.

Is there any paperwork my student needs to have before school starts?
SCUSD is holding a series of free immunization clinics for students. Please see our website (Calmiddle.org) or call Health Services at 916-643-9412 for more information. It is critical that every student is up to date on their immunizations as they will not be permitted to attend school until this is all taken care of. We currently have over 130 students that are out of compliance. If you have questions about the status of your student’s immunizations, please contact our attendance tech Juanita Perales at: PeralesJ@scusd.edu