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No Shot, No School? Free clinics scheduled for school vaccinations

No Shot, No School? Free clinics scheduled for school vaccinations

Thousands of Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) students could be turned away from school next fall because they have not turned in records showing that they have been vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

State law now requires that ALL students – not just students new to the district – entering seventh through 12th grades in the fall provide proof of receiving the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination on or after age 7. The proof must be recorded before students enter school in September, according to the law.

In SCUSD alone, the law affects 20,000 high school and middle school students. “This is very serious,” said Superintendent Jonathan Raymond.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces Over $500,000 for Sacramento YouthBuild Program

Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) has been awarded a Department of Labor competitive grant of $542,502 to support their YouthBuild program.  This is in addition to the $1 million in federal funding SRCC received in June 2009 for their YouthBuild program; a three year grant that ends in 2012.

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

The Sacramento Community is coming together to keep arts alive in schools. The Collaboration between Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall partnership culminates in grand performance this coming Thursday, May 19th when over 2,200 students, third to sixth grade, will fill the Capital Christian Center Auditorium for an interactive performance that is the result of a yearlong program with the goal of engaging underserved school children with a meaningful music experience.

This started In March 2010, after years of reaching children through music, Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic were one of a select few orchestras throughout the nation contacted by the prestigious organization to expand the "Weil Music Institute at Carnegie Hall- LinkUP for Music Education".

Every 15 Minutes at St. Francis High School - 2011

On April 5, St. Francis High School participated in the "Every 15 Minutes" program designed to educate students about the consequences of drunk driving.  See News10's coverage of the event.

To view the video produced by the St. Francis students, click here:http://stfrancishs.ca.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=2826&

Sutter Middle School's open house: Effects of education cuts

Sutter Middle School's open house: Effects of education cuts

Sutter Middle School parents and students will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. tonight at 3150 I Street, 95816 to show the community what Sacramento schools are likely to look like if the Legislature fails to address California’s $26 billion budget deficit. 

Forty desks crammed into a classroom? Sports banners showing championships never won? Disappearing teachers?

Governor Jerry Brown has said that if the Legislature will not agree to put the tax extensions on the ballot, he will move to an “all cuts” budget, triggering massive school layoffs, and a loss of programs such as sports, summer school and bus transportation.

Sutter parents and students are very concerned about the looming cuts and have developed tonight’s unique open house for the community to help put a bigger spotlight on the problem.

Sac State internship program ranked among nation's best

Capital Fellows program again ranked among nation’s top 10 internships

Sacramento State’s Capital Fellows program has for the second consecutive year been recognized as one of the nation’s best internships by career development website Vault.com.

The program places students in full-time staff positions in the State Legislature, executive branch and court system.

Vault.com reviewed 821 programs and based its top 10 on “mentorship availability, career advancement opportunities, intern involvement/capacity for learning, compensation, perks, industry clout and work culture.”

Also in the top 10 were such lofty internship programs as Google, Garmin International, NASA, J.P. Morgan and the Smithsonian Institution.

Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies administers the program. Fellows work for 10 to 11 months in one of 64 full-time positions as staff members in the Assembly, Senate, executive branch or in the California court system.

CA experiencing increased flu activity

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports overall influenza activity is on the increase and cases are now present in both Southern California and Northern California. 

“Flu has the potential to cause serious illness and even death,” said CDPH Director Dr. Mark Horton. “But there is something people can do about it. I urge all Californians to get a flu shot and take other preventive measures to reduce exposure to influenza.”

This year CDPH is recommending flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Vaccine is plentiful and available throughout the state.

To stop the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses, Californians should:
• Stay home when sick. Limiting contact limits the spread of disease.
• Cover your cough or sneeze.