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Measure H Bond Update on the Ongoing Solar Project in the District

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In early December of last year, the district shared the news regarding the launch of the solar program. Since that announcement, work has continued across district locations with several schools coming online or close to completion. Some of these facilities include East Avenue Elementary, Strobridge Elementary, Treeview Elementary, and Fairview Elementary. In addition to these four locations, work is ongoing at many of our schools with the process for installing the solar arrays in full swing. By the conclusion of this solar project, there will be a solar installation at nearly every active school within the HUSD.

 

Provided for by the Measure H Bond program, the purpose of these large solar arrays is to provide nearly 100% of the required electricity demand for each of the school sites at which they are installed. This is why you will see larger installations at larger schools, such as our high school and middle school campuses. As a side benefit, the structures provide much-needed shade in parking lots, playgrounds, and common areas where they are placed. They will feature charging stations for electric vehicles, some degree of rain cover, parking lot lighting (where applicable), and are built to be durable and long-lasting.

 

While many locations for the installations were easy to identify and came with natural benefits, others have been a challenge to place. The district is working with the local stakeholders of each school site to try and find the best possible solution for each installation. In some locations the choice of where to place the solar arrays is restricted by underground utilities, shade from trees and structures, perimeter restrictions, and building issues. Nevertheless, district administration is dedicated to finding workable solutions that balance benefit against impacts for all of the projects.

 

Collectively, when completed at planned sites, the savings in annual electricity costs provided for by the solar panel installations will go back into the district’s budget for our schools. Early estimates indicate that this will provide for over $2M in annual savings for the district!

 

This program is helping to provide HUSD students with cleaner electricity, better maintained schools, and a healthier planet!

 

If you have questions or comments regarding the Measure H program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 5/3/19




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On behalf of the board of trustees, the superintendent, and the HUSD leadership team, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all those who participated in the recent facilities survey. We received responses in the thousands, and the information collected will be essential in helping the district make critical decisions on how to best exercise the funds from the Measure H bond program.

 

“While we had a team of experts do an assessment of all our facilities at the beginning of this year, these survey responses provide great validation and elaboration on the specific challenges and issues facing our students, teachers, and parents who frequent these facilities every day. We are so very grateful for the active participation we received in completing these surveys.” - Allan Garde, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

 

This May 8th, 2019, the board of trustees will hold a workshop to consider and review the findings of the expert assessment, survey results, and proposed projects for HUSD facilities under the Measure H bond program. Thank you for your survey participation. We look forward to the continued mission of making HUSD schools an amazing place to learn and grow.

 

If you have questions or comments regarding the Measure H bond program, feel free to contact us at: MeasureH@HUSD.US

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 4/18/19




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Click HERE to take the survey

 

This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. Paper surveys are available upon request. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Sabrina Aranda, Parent Engagement Coordinator at 510-723-3857 ext. 34200 or email parentuniversity@husd.k12.ca.us.

 

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions about the school. Your participation is very important but voluntary. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts in promoting safety, enhancing learning support, and improving student achievement.

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You may skip any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.

  • All questions apply to this school only.

  • The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

 

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos
Published: 3/1/19




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Click HERE to take the survey

 

Your school would like you to complete this online survey as part of the Cal-SCHLS surveys.  If you have any questions about this survey, contact Kat Hannah, 510-723-3857 ext 34229, khannah@husd.us.

 

The purpose of this survey is to obtain staff perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning. Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

  • This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that participating staff cannot be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

  • All questions apply to this school only.

  • The results are for the use of your district. CDE and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos
Published: 3/1/19




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The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is establishing a committee to advise the district and school board, in connection with the development of policies and procedures relating to the sale or lease of the Bidwell property owned by the HUSD.

 

The Bidwell campus closed at the end of the 2017-18 school year and students from that site were relocated to nearby Treeview Elementary School. The Bidwell property was built over 50 years ago and half of the property is currently being maintained by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

 

The new committee will consist of between seven and eleven members who must live in the district and be representative of at least one of the following:

  • The ethnic, age group and socioeconomic composition of the district;
  • The business community, such as store owners, managers or supervisors;
  • Landowners or renters, with preference to be given to representatives of neighborhood associations;
  • Teachers;
  • Administrators;
  • Parent/guardian of students;
  • Persons with expertise in environmental, legal, construction and/or land use planning, including, but not limited to, knowledge of the zoning and other land use restrictions of the City of Hayward and County of Alameda.

Members of the 7-11 Committee can expect to meet two times to complete its review and recommendations to the governing board, with tentative meetings set for February 28 and March 7, 2019.

 

Click HERE to apply

 

For more information, click HERE

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 1/31/19




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In observance of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National Day of Mourning scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the district office on Amador Street and the Parent Resource Hub offices on Soto Road will be closed to the public for the day. All HUSD school sites will remain open.

 

Sites that will be CLOSED to the public

  • District offices on Amador Street

  • Parent Resource Hub offices on Soto Rd.

 

Sites that will be operational and OPEN to the public

  • All HUSD school sites, including the Hayward Adult School and the Highland site

  • The Student Information Assessment Center on Tyrrell Ave.

  • All preschool sites, including the site at the Parent Resource Hub

  • Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation yard

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 12/4/18




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After careful consideration, the Hayward Unified School District has decided to close all schools, district buildings, and after-school programs due to poor air quality on Friday, November 16.

 

Schools are scheduled to reopen after Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 26. The decision to close schools was made after carefully reviewing recommendations from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and considering the ongoing pattern of increasingly unhealthy air quality. Due to the ongoing health risks that this unprecedented situation has presented for students and staff, HUSD collaborated with the Alameda County Office of Education to make the decision to close schools.

 

We appreciate your patience and your adaptability during this challenging time. We understand that the decision to close schools may create a difficult situation for many families. If needed, HUSD will provide lunch from 10-1pm at Tyrrell Elementary located at 2700 Tyrrell Avenue in Hayward.

 

As we struggle with the poor air quality in our local community, we are reminded that the wildfires in Butte County have devastated the lives of people in Butte County. Our hearts go out to those people most directly impacted by this crisis. If you’re interested in helping the schools in Butte County, please visit the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund.


 

 



 

Después de bastante consideración, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hayward ha decidido cerrar todas las escuelas debido a la mala calidad del aire mañana, viernes 16 de noviembre. Estoy incluye todas las escuelas, edificios del distrito, y programas de despues de escuela.

Las escuelas están programadas por abrir después del descanso de Acción de Gracias el lunes 26 de noviembre. La decisión de cerrar las escuelas se tomó después de revisar cuidadosamente las recomendaciones del Distrito de Administración de la Calidad del Aire del Área de la Bahía y consideramos los dias continuos de aire contaminado. Debido a los riesgos ha la salud que esta situación sin precedentes ha presentado para los estudiantes y el personal, HUSD colaboró ​​con la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Alameda para tomar la decisión de cerrar las escuelas.

Apreciamos su paciencia y su adaptabilidad durante este tiempo difícil. Entendemos que la decisión de cerrar las escuelas puede crear una situación difícil. Si es necesario, el distrito tendra almuerzo disponible en la escuela Tyrrell en el 2700 Tyrrell Ave. en Hayward.

Mientras apoyamos a nuestra comunidad con esta situación de mala calidad del aire, recordamos que los incendios forestales en el Condado de Butte han devastado las vidas de las personas en el Condado de Butte. Nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos están con las personas más directamente afectadas por esta crisis. Si está interesado en ayudar a las escuelas del Condado de Butte, visite el Fondo de Ayuda contra Incendios de las Escuelas del Condado de Butte.


 

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos, District Admin, Hayward Unified School District
Published: 11/12/18




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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has issued a Spare the Air Alert for the Bay Area. They expect unhealthy air for Friday, November 9 due to the fires burning in Butte County.

 

Schools will adhere to the following guidance provided by BAAQMD:

  • For all outdoor activities, take more breaks and do less intense activities.

  • Consider moving longer or more intense activities indoors or rescheduling them to another day or time.

  • Watch for symptoms and take action as needed.

  • Students with asthma should follow their asthma action plans and keep their quick-relief medicine handy.  

If you have questions regarding activities at your child’s school, please contact the school directly.


 

El Distrito de Calidad del Aire (BAAQMD) emitió hoy un alerta por contaminación del aire debido a los voraces incendios que afectan el norte del Estado.

 

Las escuelas de nuestro distrito cumpliran con la siguiente guía proporcionada por BAAQMD:

  • Para todas las actividades al aire libre, tome más descansos y realice actividades menos intensas.

  • Considere mover actividades más largas o más intensas en interiores o programarse para otro día u hora.

  • Esté atento a los síntomas y actúe según sea necesario.

  • Los estudiantes con asma deben seguir sus planes de acción para el asma y tener a mano su medicina de alivio rápido.  

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre actividades en la escuela de su hijo(a), por favor contacte a la escuela directamente.

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Posted by: Dionicia Ramos
Published: 11/9/18