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Superintendent's Update - Fall 2019

Perfect Score Student Recognition

October's Board of Education Meeting began with thunderous applause for the 220 students recognized for attaining a perfect score on the 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
California students in grades three through eight and eleven participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessments each spring. The assessments are computer-based tests that measure a student's knowledge of California's English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

The assessment is part of a comprehensive plan to promote high-quality teaching and learning. 
It is an incredible privilege and honor to recognize the achievement, hard work and dedication exemplified by these students and their families. You can view the entire award ceremony on our website's announcement feed.

Learn more about CAASPP on the California Department of Education website.


Chico Unified Camp Fire Recognition

The Camp Fire was one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires within California. Chico Unified School District will join with all of Butte County to pause, remember and reflect on the event that impacted so many lives. Our goal is to pay respect to those who lost their lives and to recognize the survivors and those who provided help during the most difficult of times. We will have counseling services available for staff and students.

The Paradise Chamber of Commerce is promoting the moment of silence, and they're asking all of Butte County to join them at 11:08 a.m. on 11/8/19 (elementary activities will take place on Thursday, 11/7/19).

 Together, we are Brave. Joined, we are resilient, and moving forward, we are hopeful.

Tobacco Prevention & Education

In 2018, Chico Unified School District was awarded a Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant. The joint proposal included a partnership with the City of Chico, the Chico Police Department and Chico Unified School District.
Our overarching goal is to provide the monitoring, enforcement, education and outreach to help reduce, and eventually eliminate, the use of tobacco by our school-aged youth.

Vaping Awareness Community Event

Chico Unified is offering the first Vaping Awareness Community Event. All community members are invited and a taco bar will be provided.

When: Wednesday, 10/30/19
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Please RSVP Online:

Parents and community members can sign-up to receive news and updates about the tobacco grant program. Visit the Chico Unified School District website to learn more.

Chico Unified Shines in the Parade of Lights

Thank you to all of the Chico Unified School District groups that participated in the Chico Parade of Lights.  The results have been posted - congratulations to Citrus Elementary, Chico High and CUSD Transportation on their wins!

Citrus Elementary

  • OVERALL WINNER in the Parade of Lights
  • Best Youth Float
  • First Place - Appearance Category
  • Second Place - Theme Category

Chico High School Marching Band

  • First Place - Youth Pedestrian Category

CUSD Transportation Department

  • First Place - Youth Vehicle Category
  • Third Place - Lights Category
To see all the winners, click on the link:

Thank you to all who participated as well as the organizers of this wonderful community event.  We are fortunate to live in, and be so greatly supported by, our amazing Chico community! 

Chico Unified TK/Kindergarten Faire

Join Us for the Chico Unified 2020-21 Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Faire
What: All CUSD TK & K schools will have staff present to answer questions
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Where: Marsh Junior High, Student Union
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
(530) 891-3000, ext. 20137

CHS FFA - Henshaw Fall Festival

If you are looking for a pumpkin this weekend, look no farther. The Chico High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) pumpkin patch has tons of pumpkins fresh for the picking.

Henshaw Fall Festival
When: Saturday, 10/26/19
Where: Chico FFA Henshaw Farm (Corner of Henshaw & Guynn Ave, Chico)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn more on the Chico High School website -

Anonymous Reporting at Every School

Chico Unified School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment. All students and staff have the right to be free of bullying, threats, intimidation and harassment.
At Chico Unified School District, the safety of our students and staff is a top priority. We are utilizing a new, district-wide anonymous reporting program. Tips and reports can be submitted anonymously via this online form or by calling the WeTip hotline: 1-800- WeTip-US or 1-800-473-7301. This hotline is available to all students, parents, staff and community members.

Thank You To All Our Bus Drivers

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. Thank you to our bus drivers who keep our students safe on their rides. We appreciate you!

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