West Contra Costa Unified

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WCCUSD Highlights

  • District High School Seniors, Parents Invited to Cash For College Night

    Applications for the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application are being accepted for the first time this year starting October 1st. High school seniors and their families are invited to attend a free Cash for College workshop for help in filling out their financial aid applications.

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  • Auditors Release Final Report on Bond Program

    The final Phase II Forensic Accounting Investigation Report of the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s school construction bond program is now available on the District website at www.wccusd.net/audit. The preliminary report, completed and delivered to District officials today, was conducted by Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman, CPAs.

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  • Two Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Two seniors from the West Contra Costa Unified School District have been named semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program, officials from the prestigious competition announced this week.

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  • District, League of Women Voters Announce School Board Candidate Forums

    The seven candidates running for seats on the West Contra Costa County Unified School District Board of Education in the Nov. 8 election have been invited to participate in a series of three forums jointly hosted by the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County and the District.

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  • Help a Brother Go to College and Beyond

    Save the Date! The West Contra Costa Unified School District and Young Scholars Program invite young men of color, parents and guardians to the Help a Brother Go to College & Beyond college and career fair on October 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at De Anza High School. Click to view the event flyer.

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  • WEST COUNTY GOT THE GOLD!

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District, in partnership with the Alliance for Public Education, will showcase our fourteen local schools who received the California Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education. Please join us on Saturday, September 17 as we celebrate the award-winning, innovative practices in our local schools!

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  • FREE Volunteer Fingerprinting For Parents Saturday!

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District will host four Saturday fingerprinting parties for parents and community members who want to volunteer at WCCUSD Schools. This is a “drop-in” day no appointment needed. Online application must be completed BEFORE the date of the event, please click for more info.

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  • Students made small gains on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

    Students Make Small Gains on State Tests

    Results from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) show that students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District made small gains on the tests, but that more attention is needed to ensure that every child meets the new state standards.

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  • Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year WCCUSD!

    View highlights of district students on their first day of school.

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Superintendent

Superintendent's Message

Summer Learning
July 2016

 

Hello. My name is Matthew Duffy and it is my honor to be the new superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. As the newest member of the WCCUSD team, I look forward to getting to know more about you and your children as we start another school year.

Even though it is summer, many of us at the District office are working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year and supervise summer learning opportunities for our students.

Many families pass the hot summer months by taking vacations or outings to local beaches and amusement parks. While you are planning for summer fun, I also hope that you also prioritize summer learning for your children.

Students who stay engaged in educational activities during the summer months are especially ready for learning when school resumes in the fall. Continuing to grow over the summer and preventing that learning loss is an important step to ensuring that our students are prepared for the real world when they leave our schools.

As a father of two, I work hard to keep my children engaged in positive and educational activities when school is out. The Ed Fund, a District partner, publishes a summer learning guide where you can find plenty of information about available programs and services. Even though it is July, it is not too late to sign up for free or low-cost summer activities.

In addition to the educational programs and services available, the District sponsors a summer meal program that is available to all children 18 years of age and younger. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities for your children.

We all have a part to play in keeping our students engaged and taken care of during the summer months. I hope you will join me as we attempt to do that.

 

Matthew Duffy
Superintendent

 
 
 

To read more, please visit the: Superintendent's Message Archive
 

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