Words cannot express how appreciative SAVA is to all who supported our efforts with SCUSD Thursday, November 2, 2017 by showing up to the meeting and successfully showing off our campus to board member after board member. Flipping a vote during the meeting is nearly an impossible task but our students made it happen because without such a large turnout of students standing in front of the board members during our presentation it would have been much easier for one of our four yes votes to be a no. It was a huge win, but our work is not over yet. We now have three of our four campus safe for next year. On Tuesday, November 7, we gave a short public comment at the EGUSD board meeting to announce we are petitioning for a charter with their district. Our public hearing is scheduled for December 5th. Please mark that night on your calendar as we will need to turn out with strong numbers once again. We will keep on fighting to make sure that every one of our campuses can continue to be a beacon of light throughout Sacramento and Elk Grove.
SAVA Annual College & Career Fair was a huge success again this year! Over 350 people, mostly students, had the opportunity to learn about college and career options available in our area as well as explore more about our Career Technical Education classes. Special thanks to local colleges working with our counselors who afforded students the ability to sign up for FAFSA. Thank you to the following vendors for participating this year: Academy of Art, ARC, Army, Art Institute of California-Sacramento, AT&T, California Dept. Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol Explorer Program, California Restaurant Association Foundation, Center for Employment Training, Chicks in Crisis, City of Sacramento Fire Dept., City of Sacramento Police Dept., City of Sacramento HR, CRC, Department of Rehabilitation, Devry, Dignity Health, Federico Beauty Institute, FIDM, Food Literacy Center, I can afford College, Joint Apprenticeship Committee For The Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry, NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Holistic Institute, Navy, P.H.C.C. Of The Greater Sacramento Area Plumbers U.A.C., Panda Express Cares, Paul Mitchell Sacramento, Sac State, Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Republic Soccer, Sacramento SPCA, Sacramento Works Job Center – Franklin, Sac City, SMUD, UC Davis, Unitek College, Upper Level Clothing, UTI, Waste Management Education Solutions, Western Electrical Contractors Assoc., Inc. (Weca) Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and William Jessup. As always thank you to our staff who helped set up, transport, and clean up after this wonderful yearly program.
On Monday, October 2, SAVA Counselors took 14 students on College Tours of Consumes River College, Sac City College, and American River College. During their visit, students are introduced to the campuses and learn more about what each college offers. We’d like to congratulate these students for taking the first steps to making college happen in their lives.
Thank you to all who joined us at the Sac City Unified School Board Meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 6pm at the Serna Center to support our Charter and let the Sac City School Board members know that our school makes a difference in our community. We expect a response in the next 60 days. Watch for more information.
2017-18 school year started off with a bang at our Back to School Nights. We all enjoyed sharing our campus with families and students who showed. Each campus hosted with their own themes, foods, and fun activities. Parents learned more about Edgenuity Parent Portal. Thank you to Mr. Michael Gillespie, Assistant Superintendent, and Ms. Lillie Campbell, President of GCC Board for taking time out of their busy schedules to join in the fun!
Congratulations to 2017 Pear Princess, Raya-Sunshine Hibbard, a new senior at our Elk Grove Campus this year. The Pear Fair is held every year in Courtland, CA to celebrate the Sacramento River Delta’s famous Bartlett Pear Harvest. Learn more about Pear Fair here.