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E-News for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Alameda County Sees Increase in Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Cases

Alameda County, and California in general, are seeing a marked increase in the number of cases of pertussis this year. Although pertussis is endemic to our region the data for 2018 looks similar to early 2010 and 2014, both years that California experienced a pertussis epidemic. The largest increase is in 14-17 year olds.

Here is a link to a pertussis update from the Alameda County Health Department for more information.

Register for the Personalization Summit, Tuesday, June 19
Back by popular demand!  This year we are offering a one-day Personalization Summit to the first 200 registrants.  The summit is for teachers, classified staff and administrators. Here are the particulars:

Date:  Tuesday, June 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (with a one hour lunch, arrive at 8:00 a.m. for continental breakfast)
Location: James Logan High School, Performing Arts Center for Keynote, 500s for Sessions
Compensation: Certificated/classified hourly rate or .6 units of district credit

Click here for more information.

The Summit will begin with a Keynote from Jon Corippo, the Executive Director of California CUE and will include many offerings on personalization, technology use and integration, and personalizing learning to meet the social/emotional needs of students, and more.  We also have a full day of sessions with Illuminate! Please click here to register for the summit.  

For the first time, we are partnering with CUE, and will be inviting attendees from outside of New Haven Unified.  When you register, make sure to select New Haven so you don't have to pay to attend. Feel free to send this to your friends in other districts.  The cost to non-New Haven attendees is $89.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kim Klindt at

Vicki Baker at

Vera-Lisa Roberts at

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Summer Camp for Students with Physical Disabilities Accepting Applications

We are excited to announce that Camp Wamp is accepting applications for their summer camp sessions. Camp Wamp serves children with conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida and other physical disabilities.  The joy Camp Wamp brings to these children is amazing. Lifetime memories that have a tremendous impact on Camp Wampers lives. Please click here for more information.

Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Program Information Session, July 7

Cypress Mandela is a nationally-recognized West Oakland based nonprofit that operates a hands-on, pre-apprenticeship program for adults with the aim of placing graduates into local construction jobs. With its “boot camp” discipline and emphasis on life skills as well as technical construction trade skills, Cypress Mandela has proved to be particularly successful in serving young adults whose life experiences have been challenging. The program has an impressive 85-90% job placement rate.

An information session will be held on Saturday, July 7th, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cypress Mandela Training Center, Union City Satellite Site located at the former Barnard-White Middle School campus, 725 Whipple Rd, Union City.  

Please click here for more information.

Sign Up Now for 32nd Annual Summer Sports Camps!

The James Logan Athletic Department proudly announces it is sponsoring its 32nd Annual Summer Sports Camps.  Sports Camps, an athletic program for students in Grades K – 12, affords local students the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of sports programs.  All of these programs are held at James Logan High School. Transportation is not provided for students.  

Sports included in the Sports Camps program are:


Girls Soccer                                          
Boys Basketball

Girls Volleyball
Boys Volleyball

Girls Water Polo/ Girls Aquatics
Boys Water Polo/ Boys Aquatics


Track & Field/Cross Country

Boys Soccer

Co-Ed Water Polo

Girls Basketball

To sign up for this exciting summer program, complete the application form on the reverse side, and mail it with your payment in full.  Make checks payable to JLHS – “camp name” (i.e. JLHS-Wrestling). Registration will also be taken on the first day of camp. You may also signup online:  No confirmation of enrollment will be sent.  Students are to report directly to their camp location on the first day.


NHUSD and District African American Advisory to Host African American Recognition and Graduation Ceremony, June 2

In an effort to bring greater recognition of the achievements of African American students within the district, the District African American Advisory, in conjunction with the New Haven Unified School District, will hold its African American Recognition and Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the James Logan High School Pavilion

The ceremony will recognize students who are promoting from 5th to 6th grade, from 8th to 9th grade, and all African American students graduating from James Logan High School, Conley-Caraballo High School, and Decoto School for Independent Studies.  

All 5th, 8th, and 12th grade African American students who choose to participate should arrive at the James Logan Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. on June 2nd.  We ask that participants dress appropriately for this occasion as we most definitely want to make a good impression. We look forward to having you join us for what we know will be a very festive event.

Mission Valley Track and Field Club

The Mission Valley Track and Field Club, based in Union City at James Logan High School, is practicing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  If you are interested in learning more about all Track and Field events, please email or call Lee Webb at or (510) 304-7172.

Students age 6-18 are welcome as well as Special Olympians.  The club is dedicated to Coach Pope Powell. There will competition and camps all summer.

Help Support East Bay Innovations Help Others by Going to an A’s Game!

East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a private non-profit organization providing services to help persons with disabilities live and work independently in their communities.  EBI is raising money to support their cause through the sale of tickets to the June 13th Oakland A’s game against the visiting Houston Astros. Tickets for the game are only $18 and are a $27 value.

These tickets are a wonderful way to

  • Show your appreciation of your employees, clients, and/or friends by treating them to the game
  • Enjoy the game together from great seats at a big discount
  • Support EBI's services to individuals with disabilities

For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

R3 Academy Fatherhood Class Starting this Summer
The Fremont Family Resource Center will be hosting a free!12-week R3 Academy Fatherhood Class for fathers and father-figures starting Thursday evening, June 21. (R3 stands for a dad's 3 main relationships -- with his child(ren), spouse/co-parent, and in the workplace).

Please click here for more information including dates for two 1-hour Info Nights for dads to get an overview of what the class will be about.

Dads need to register online by June 13. Space is limited, so we encourage dads to apply asap. The class will be taught in English.  The class and workbooks are FREE due to a federal grant.

James Logan to Host Summer Speech and Debate Academy
Increase confidence, hone research and performance skills and become more comfortable with speaking in public settings at Summer Speech and Debate Academy!
Open to students as young as (incoming) 7th graders, Summer Academy teaches students different techniques for speech and debate events. This year, Summer Academy is at Logan July 9-28. For more info, go to

Logan Princess Club Has Caps and Gowns to Loan Upcoming Graduates, Looking for More
The Logan Princess Club will be loaning graduation caps and gowns to seniors who are homeless or displaced, foster youth, or have severe financial need. They encourage anybody with an Achievers brand cap and gown sitting around to donate it for a student in need. They especially need black gowns this year. Anyone who would like to donate or borrow can contact Erin Dal Porto at Logan, or 510-471-2520, Extension 60243.

Introducing the Union City Family Center (formally Union City Kids' Zone (UCKZ)
We are excited to share important news regarding the evolution of our organization.  We are delighted to announce that our organization formally known as Union City Kids' Zone will now be known as the Union City Family Center (UCFC). 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!

Union City Family Center invites you to visit the Family Center located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA; or visit us on the web at to learn more about events and resources.