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Superintendent's Community Message: June 10, 2022

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Hello WCCUSD Community,

Last Wednesday was the last official school day for the 2021-2022 school year. We did it thanks to you, our students and staff. Now, graduations are well underway in WCCUSD and I am beyond proud of our students’ accomplishments. Our students have trail blazed through some of the most critical and unprecedented times in our Nation’s history, and I look forward to attending the final graduation ceremonies for the class of 2022 to wish them well on their next journey. I encourage you to watch this video to hear a special end of year message from me.


Attend the Final District Strategic Planning Meeting, June 14 

The district has held several virtual and in person strategic planning meetings and we have received substantial input from the Guiding Coalition. I encourage you to attend the final meeting to help us create a powerful vision, mission and graduate profile for WCCUSD and our students. Also, I would like to thank the members in our community who have taken part so far. Your input is vital to the District’s strategic planning process. Please sign up to make your voice heard.

The next engagement is Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. via Zoom meeting. RSVP on the strategic plan web page:

View the recording from the virtual Strategic Planning meeting on May 12.

Richmond Promise Hosts 5k Fun Run for Families, June 11 

The Richmond Promise is thrilled to announce its first-ever Fun Run 5k race, to take place on Saturday, June 11, from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm along the Marina Bay Harbor in Richmond, CA. This family-friendly event is our tribute to the fantastic, uniquely diverse Richmond roots and community that raise our Scholars into the young, dedicated change-makers our Promise aims to support. Check out our race landing page at to register and learn more about the event! 

All are welcome to enjoy connecting over the race’s beautiful, bay-side harbor route, delicious community-sourced food, and a series of live music performances presented by students and community members. Games and events will occur at the Craneway Pavilion - the race’s ultimate destination and gathering spot. We can’t wait to celebrate with you there! If you are interested in supporting race day festivities through sponsorships or volunteering and/or would simply love to learn more about the details of our Fun Run, please reach out to Communications & Development Coordinator Catherine Collins at

Full Day Summer Enrichment Programs for District Students Grades TK-6th

The WCCUSD Expanded Learning Department will be hosting free, full day summer enrichment programs for District students grades TK-6th at the following schools: Chavez, Downer, Riverside, Sheldon, Stewart, and Verde.

These programs will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:30 pm. From June 21 to July 22, 2022. The programs will be closed on Monday, June 20th in honor of Juneteenth and Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Please note priority enrollment is offered to McKinney Vento families, foster youth, students who qualify for Free and reduced lunch (FRL), English Language Learners (ELL), Newcomers, students with siblings in the program, and students who can attend the program daily.

Only students enrolled in WCCUSD are eligible to apply. To register, visit

Free Summer Leadership Conference for Students, June 20-22

The Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders will host its free summer conference on June 20-22 for students in California to connect and learn about opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Students must apply by June 15 to attend the virtual conference.

View the program guide and visit the Ed100 website to learn more and apply.

Watch the Replay of the District Employee Virtual Celebration

The District’s human resources department held its annual Employee Recognition celebration on Thursday, May 26 via Facebook Live to honor all staff for a successful 2021-2022 school year. Click here to view the replay of the honorees.


Congratulations to everyone in WCCUSD for another successful year!



Class of 2022 Graduation Schedule Now Available

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! High school graduations begin Saturday, May 21 with Middle College at the Contra Costa College football field and continue through Tuesday, June 21 with Extended Learning completing the season. Visit the District’s website at to see the full graduation schedule.

In community,


Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst

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