Happy Friday, Ukiah Unified! I can’t believe today is the 100th day of school! Didn’t school just start? This year is flying by like no other, and we only have around 80 days left in the school year. Attendance matters; please do everything you can to get your kids to school every day to help maximize their learning.
Mental Health Grant I am overjoyed to inform you that the United States Department of Education has awarded us a School-Based Mental Health Services Grant. This grant will provide funding for additional mental health services for students in our district. New grant-provided positions include additional Social-Emotional Counselors, a Mental Health Counselor intern, one Social Worker, one Substance Abuse Counselor, and one Bilingual Family Community Liaison. This grant will help us maintain and build on the solid foundation of support currently available to our students. Thank you to Director of Student Services Jason Iversen, Ukiah Unified Counselor Jacob Bainbridge, Ukiah Unified Counselor Alicia Bainbridge, and Kathy Hopper for their hard work securing this grant.
If your child, you, or someone you know is having difficulties, please follow this link to view Social-Emotional Support & Mental Health Resources for Families.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is Expanding California is expanding the TK program so that every child can attend a high-quality learning program when they are 4 years old. Credentialed teachers will teach TK, and I encourage everyone with TK-age children to take advantage of this opportunity to accelerate your child’s learning. Click here to get started. Children who are 5 by September 1, 2023, enroll in Kindergarten. Children turning 5 between September 2, 2023, and April 2, 2024, can enroll in our TK program.
Academic Help We’re here for you if your child needs help academically; after-school tutoring and enrichment are available at each of our schools. Please take advantage of these opportunities to help our children accelerate their learning:
- Free online homework help is now available for students in grades 6 - 12 with Tutor.com. Tutor.com connects learners online with one of their over 3000 expert tutors, live, on-demand, 24/7. Students can receive tutoring services in over 200 academic subjects, homework help, writing assistance, and test preparation in English and Spanish. Learn more about Tutor.com Get started with Tutor.com
- Ukiah High School Tutoring UHS teachers conduct tutoring in the library every day during periods 1, 4, 5, and 8. All subjects are covered, and students can just drop in for help. Call 707.472.5750 for more information. Contact your child’s school for more information.
- Elementary and Middle School Tutoring After School Education & Safety Program (ASES) staff and The City of Ukiah Safari Program have partnered to offer free after-school enrichment and tutoring services at every elementary and middle school. Additionally, any parent or student can request enhanced after-school tutoring. These students are pulled from ASES or stay after school for targeted one-on-one or small-group tutoring with teachers. Contact your child’s teacher or school for more information.
2023-24 Enrollment Now Open! Click here to get started.
Open House Schedule
Frank Zeek - Thursday, March 2, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Peak - Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Nokomis - Tuesday, March 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Oak Manor - Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Yokayo - Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Ukiah High School - Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Grace Hudson - Thursday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.
Pomolita - Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Big Picture Ukiah - Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
February 9, Ukiah Unified Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Agenda Watch Here
February 13, Title VI Native American Parent Advisory Committee
February 17 - 20, President’s Day Holiday - No School
February 21, Classes Resume After President’s Day
February 21, Student of the Month Ceremony
March 27 - 31, Spring Break
I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for all you do to support your child’s education. And don’t forget to read with your kids!