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E-News for Tuesday, August 15, 2017


E-News for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

School Starts On Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 30.

Elementary schools begin classes at 8:00 am.  Middle schools begin classes at 8:30 am.  Logan High School begins first-period classes at 8:15 am, while Conley-Caraballo High School starts at 9:00 am.

Reception to Honor Dr. Smith as New Superintendent, Tuesday, August 22, 4:30 pm

The New Haven Unified School District Board of Education is delighted to invite you to a reception in honor of Dr. Arlando Smith's inaugural Board meeting as Superintendent.

For the past four years, the District has utilized a "co-superintendency" model with Dr. Smith, the Chief Academic Officer, and Mr. Varadarajan, the Chief Business Officer, together charting the course of the District.  In the fall of 2016, the Board decided to move towards a more conventional superintendency structure.  An extensive, nation-wide search was initiated which resulted in Dr. Smith being chosen to lead the District forward.

Please join us in welcoming our new superintendent at the Boardroom of the Educational Services Center, located at 34200 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City.  More information regarding the event can be found here.

Fremont Bank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Support the District’s Leadership Advance

For the last four years, in early August, District administrators have gathered to consider the district focus for the upcoming school year.  These initiatives are related to such big ideas as equity, 21st century instruction, personalization and social justice, for example.  This year, with the financial assistance of the Fremont Bank Foundation, we were able to be more inclusive and hear voices and ideas from a wider range of people, that more accurately represent the diversity within our district.  With the donation from the Fremont Bank Foundation, certificated and classified staff members were able to attend, participate and be compensated for their valuable time.  All who participated in this year’s advance agree that the conversation was especially enriched by the participation of all three employee groups.

The New Haven Unified School District would like to thank the Fremont Bank Foundation for their generosity that allowed this to happen.

Help Us “Stuff the Bus” this Weekend at the Union Landing Walmart, August 19 & 20

The local community can help provide supplies for New Haven students this weekend when Walmart once again hosts a “Stuff the Bus” event at the Union Landing shopping center.

A District bus will be parked outside the Union Landing Walmart on Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th. Shoppers will be invited to purchase items from a list of school supplies and “Stuff the Bus” with donations for students. Since the annual event began in 2010, shoppers have donated thousands of dollars worth of paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, binders, folders and other school supplies.

New Haven employees, parents, students and other community volunteers will greet shoppers and accept donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

For more information about the event, please CLICK HERE.

We need volunteers to assist in the effort!  CLICK HERE to sign-up online.

State-of-the-Art Pedestrian Crossing for Conley-Caraballo Students Nearing Completion

A traffic signal that is new to the Bay Area and that flashes lights to warn motorists when a pedestrian wants to cross the street is coming to a South Hayward intersection near Conley-Caraballo High School.

The new signal—called a HAWK, which stands for high-intensity, activated cross walk—is being installed on Mission Boulevard at Blanche Street to improve safety for students and others at a location that has been the scene of collisions involving pedestrians in the past.

Facing north- and south-bound traffic on Mission Boulevard, the signal, containing three bulbs, remains dark until a person on foot pushes a crossing button connected to the HAWK. Then, the signal goes through a series of flashing and solid yellow and red lights to bring motorists to a halt and that are calibrated to give pedestrians plenty of time to cross. Once the signal cycles through to flashing red and lanes are clear of pedestrians, motorists are free to proceed.

The HAWK was first developed in Tucson, Arizona, and installed in more than 60 locations in the city. A before-and-after performance study found a 69 percent decrease in collisions involving pedestrians and that 97 percent of drivers complied by stopping and yielding as required.

Installation of Hayward’s first HAWK, on Mission Boulevard at Blanche, is scheduled to be completed soon and powered up for use before the start of school the week of Aug. 28. For more information and to download a copy of a user brochure visit the Public Works, Transportation Division section on the City of Hayward website.  The above used with permission from the City of Hayward website.