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E-News for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The New Haven Unified School District is Seeking the Community's Input in its Search for a Superintendent.
In January, New Haven Unified Superintendent Dr. Arlando Smith announced his intent to retire at the end of this 2018-19 school year.  The Board has begun its search for a new, highly qualified Superintendent of Schools. In order to facilitate that search, the District has secured the services of McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., an executive search firm, the same firm which was used in the District’s last, successful search for a superintendent.

The search firm will be meeting with various stakeholders throughout the community to gain their input in regards to what qualities and characteristics they are looking for in a Superintendent.  The firm will host community forums in order to solicit community input. The first community forum was held on Monday, March 4. The second community forum will be held on Thursday, March 7, at the District Office, located at 34200 Alvarado-Niles Road from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in providing input, please click the appropriate link below to answer a brief, five-question survey:

2019-2020 Student Enrollment Information
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment packets are available starting February 8.  Families can pick up a packet from the Centralized Enrollment Center at 34200 Alvarado Niles Road.  

Actual appointments to enroll will being on March 12.  Completed enrollment packets, necessary documents, and proof of a physical examination with immunizations required by the State of California must be brought to this appointment to enroll your TK or Kindergarten student.

Enrollment for Grades 1 through 12 will begin March 25.  Those families who wish to request a transfer to another school in New Haven may also submit a request starting on March 25.

If you have questions please contact our Central Enrollment Center at 476-2625.

Logan Teacher Teri Johnson Selected as 2019 Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee

The Women's Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding women for their achievements and contributions to the Alameda County community and its residents.  This year, one of those worthy inductees will be Logan teacher Teri Johnson who will be inducted in the Sports and Athletics category. Ms. Johnson is one of Northern California’s winningest softball coaches.  In 32 years of coaching, Ms. Johnson has led her teams of girls to nearly 700 victories and a winning percentage of .805. For more information on the Hall of Fame Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, please click here.

Institute of Community Leaders Parent Night, Thursday, March 7
ICL will hold it's monthly Parent Night on Thursday, March 7th.  This meeting is for families of current ICL students who want to learn more about how to help their juniors prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, and who want to learn how to support their students in Advanced Placement classes in preparing for AP tests in the Spring.  We will meet in the James Logan Library Reference Room at 6:30pm. Students are more than welcome to attend!

Logan College and Career Center and EAOP Hosting Two Great Events for Logan Students

Community College Fair: JLHS EAOP and the College & Career Center will be hosting a Community College Fair on Monday March 18th during both lunches in Colt Court. Come meet local community colleges, ask questions and learn of the many opportunities and options available to you. Open to all Logan students especially but juniors and seniors strongly encouraged to attend.

JLHS Job Expo: Are you looking for a job, career options or maybe community service opportunities? The college and career center will be hosting a Job Career Community Service Expo on March 19th during both lunches in colt court. Meet potential employers, non-profit organizations, military reps and more and plan for your future. A variety of resource organizations will also be in attendance for you to access. Open to all Logan students!

CLASSES AT New Haven Adult School
Need your High School Diploma or the prepare for the GED?  Registration for these classes are ongoing

Registration Times:

  • Mon - Thurs  8:30 am to 10:30 am

  • Tues & Thurs  12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Mon - Thurs 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

What to Bring: Transcripts from any high schools you have attended, including countries outside the U.S. If you do not have a copy of your U.S. transcripts, we can request them for you.  Registration takes about 1 1/2 hours.

Are you an adult who wants to build your skills before taking college courses? By taking these courses you’ll building the basic skills that will make all the difference in the world!

⌨️ Keyboarding
💻 Basic Computers
📗 Reading Improvement Lab
✎  College Prep Writing & Technology

Click here to see a flier with class details

Are you caring for a loved one at home? Or, would you like to make extra money by being a Caregiver? Lots of families need you!  Take a look at NHAS’s RESIDENTIAL & IN-HOME CARE TRAINING Program.  Next Class Starts March 26, 2019

Class schedules are:

DAYTIME Class -On campus:

  • Tue - Thur 10:45 - 1:45pm

  • AND  One day CPR  9am-3:00pm


  • On campus: Every Thursday 5:30 - 8:30pm

  • AND 4 additional M/W  5:30 - 8:30pm during the class term

  • AND online 2 times/week

Cost: $350.00   (District employees - Email Michelle at for discount information!)

Funding assistance available for students taking the training for paid employment purposes.

Want more information? Visit our website at:

Track and Field/Union City Special Olympics
City of Union City Community and Recreation Services presents Track and Field Special Olympics. Join us on Tuesdays, March 5th - May 7th, for Special Olympics events. Please click here for additional information.

Celebration of Life for Joann Kersten
Retired New Haven teacher leader, Joann Kersten, passed away in January of this year.  Joann began her career in New Haven in 1976 as a Reading Teacher at Alvarado Middle School.  When she retired in 2002, she was Program Specialist in English Language Development at the District Office.  A Celebration of Joann’s life will be held on Saturday, March 30, at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center located at 17800 Redwood Road in Castro Valley from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  More information can be found here.

Cards can be sent to the Hayes family (Joann's sons Steve and Ted and their families) at this address:

Steve Hayes
18173 Carmel Dr.
Castro Valley, CA 94546

ACRA Seeks Nominations for Young Leader Award

The Alameda County Reading Association (ACRA) is seeking nominations for the Sybil Hoffman Young Leader Award.  This award is intended to recognize a teacher, administrator, or other certificated person who works in Alameda County, has had their teaching credential less than eight years, and who has demonstrated growing leadership skills in the area of reading instruction.  It is not necessary for the nominee to be a member of the ACRA or any other reading association.

More information and the nomination form can be found here.

Alameda County Fathers Corps to Host Fatherhood Summit 2019

Please join us for Alameda County's inaugural Fatherhood Summit, hosted by the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC), to celebrate, honor, and acknowledge the critical role fathers and father figures play in their families and communities. On March 16, 2019, the ACFC will host the 2019 Fatherhood Summit at Merritt College .  Registration for this FREE event is open!  Click here for more information.

Applications for Zone After School Program is Now Open

The ZONE After School Program is currently accepting student applications for (current school year 2018-19) the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funded site, Searles Elementary School (this applies to students currently attending school at Searles Elementary Elementary) - limited space is available in grades: K/1, 2, 4, and 5.  Please see the ZONE Program Specialist, Quinn Perry, at Searles Elementary for an application and/or additional information in Room 22: Quinn Perry,, 510-476-2752

Alameda County Transition Faire  
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Alameda County Transition Faire will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the College of Alameda. The Transition Faire is an opportunity for students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, service providers and school district staff to learn about life after high school. The Faire includes an educational showcase of adult services programs and a variety of educational workshops.  Please click here for registration and additional information (Spanish)

James Logan Athletics 5th Annual Crab Feed
5th Annual JLHS Athletics Crab Feed, March 16th, 2019 at the Mark Green Sports Center in Union City, tickets are now on sale.  Please click here for more information.

Union City Family Center (formerly Kids' Zone)
The Union City Family Center (UCFC) operates a dynamic Family Center, located on the campus of the Barnard-White Middle School.  UCFC Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCFC and partner resources for the community. Liaisons provide case management and resource linkages for displaced/low wage families/youth who receive needed support with shelter, transportation, emergency food, clothing, job training/job search (Highway to Work & Cypress Mandela), financial coaching/taxes (SparkPoint), affordable childcare (Kidango) applying for benefits, and our safe parking lots program for displaced families ~ all co-located at the Union City Family Center. UCFC partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!  

The Union City Family Center is now an Alameda County Food distribution site! Food will be distributed every Tuesday that school is in session from 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m. UCFC is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA (on the Barnard-White Middle School campus). Volunteers are welcome!

Family Game Night for the Whole Family at UCFC
Union City Family Center is proud to present this free and fun opportunity for families in need of a place to go with their kids on a Friday evening beginning on Friday, February 8th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (please click here for additional dates).  We would love to have about five High School volunteers who are looking for community service hours to host a board game table.  A special invitation to our Father figures in our community. For more information, please contact: Imelda Rivas at or 510 476-2770 ext. 61061.

UCFC Save the Date

Union City Family Center's Community Resource Fair - Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Union City Family Center Community and Service Partners invite you to our Community Resource Fair.  Come learn more about the Union City Family Center & Partner services, while enjoying food, fun, activities, music, and more on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA).  Please click here for more information.