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E-News for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, February 19, 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 date(s) of these community forums will be determined in the near future.

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 High School Hosts Successful NCS Wrestling Tournament

Last Friday, James Logan High School hosted hundreds of wrestlers from high schools across the North Coast Section (NCS).  The event was a complete success with many members of the wrestling community complimenting the Logan team on their facilities and the friendliness of the Logan student body.

The Logan Boys Wrestling Team took fifth place last week with Devin Garcia (NCS Champ) and Romeo McNeal (NCS Runner-up) qualifying to the state meet in Bakersfield. Shaun Pamintuan placed 6th and Anthony Bernardo placed 7th.

The Logan Girls Wrestling Team qualified three wrestlers.  Lizzette Rodrigues won another NCS title, Beyonce Garcia placed 2nd and Lea Albano placed third.

Good luck to the boys and girls at the CIF State Meet this Thursday-Saturday in Bakersfield!

Conley Staff and Students Take a Walking Field Trip to Garin Park

On Wednesday January 30, 2019, the majority of the Conley-Caraballo High School student body and staff took a walking field trip from their campus to Garin park. This is the second walking field trip the school has taken and will participate in its third on Friday April 26th. The field trip was the idea of Sharyl Larson who was a teacher at CCHS and retired last year. She would talk with students and be amazed that they had never hiked at all. She really wanted to open their eyes to the beauty of hiking and exploring such a beautiful park in our own backyard. The hike also serves to get the students and staff exercise and allow for relationships to build outside of the academic environment. The round trip hike is about six miles. The staff and students eat at the halfway point, play softball, football, soccer and frisbee. Some brave souls even take the "Hill Challenge". Staff and students have enjoyed the hike and the opportunity to "get away from it all".

Logan’s Institute for Community Leaders (ICL) to Host Information Night on Thursday, March 5
There will be a family information night for incoming 9th graders and their parents who would like to learn more about Logan's School-Within-a-School,  The Institute of Community Leaders (ICL). Please join ICL students and teachers to learn more about our program for college-bound students! We will meet on Thursday, March 5th, at 6:30pm at the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts.  More information about the event can be found here.  Spanish translation will be provided.

MidPen Housing to Host Community Meetings Regarding Proposed Apartments

MidPen Housing, a local non-profit affordable housing organization, is proposing to develop affordable rental apartments on the City-owned vacant land located at Mission Boulevard, D Street, E Street, and 2nd Street and is in the early stages of the planning process.  
In August, October, and December 2018, MidPen held community meetings to introduce MidPen and share our initial design for the affordable housing development.  Next in the planning process, MidPen will hold two additional community meetings on Saturday, March 2nd and Tuesday, March 5th to share the updated design to the community before submitting a formal application to the City of Union City for review.

Please click here for additional details on the two community meetings (English, Spanish, Chinese).  Same materials will be presented at both meetings.

  • Saturday, March 2nd at Searles Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room from 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 5th at Searles Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Refreshments will be provided and children are welcome.  Spanish and Mandarin translation services will be available.

If you have any questions, please visit or contact MidPen at

Logan’s Cybersecurity Team Places Third in State CyberPatriot Competition

​​​​CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.  Teams are responsible for finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities and hardening the network’s system.

In its inaugural year in this competition, James Logan High School's cybersecurity team, consisting of Victor Zhang, Garima Gupta, Matthew(Ho Hin) Chan and Albert Pei, placed third in the State’s Gold Tier competition.

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.

Nominate Your Favorite Math or Science Teacher for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The New Haven community is invited to nominate exceptional science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers from our schools for for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  The PAEMST program recognizes the importance of honoring excellent teaching and promoting STEM education. Nominations can be submitted at The nomination deadline is March 1, 2019 and the application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Mission Valley Track and Field Club Sign-Ups Start February 25

The Mission Valley Track and Field Club will begin sign-ups on Monday, February 25, at the James Logan High School Track from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  For more information, please visit their website at or click here.

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

NHSF Scholarship Applications Now Open
Graduating seniors from all NHUSD high school programs are eligible to apply for college scholarships through New Haven Schools Foundation from now through March 3. Detailed information has been emailed to the students. Over $140,000 in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2018, and this year’s offerings are expected to surpass that amount. If you know of an individual or organization that would like to sponsor a scholarship, they can do so on our website:

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)

World of Color Art Event ~ Union City Library, February 20th
World of Color is an art event especially designed for children with special needs.  All supplies will be provided. This event is designed for students ages 5 through 14. For additional information and registration please click here.

IVCMS College and Career Fair
Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School’s College and Career day is just around the corner on March 1st from 10:30 am to 1:30pm.  We are excited to be able to offer students the opportunity to have exposure to a large range of colleges and careers. In order to accomplish this, we need your help! We are in desperate need of presenters.  If you would like to host a table and share information about your career, please click here.  A light lunch will be provided to all the presenters.

Logan Band and Colorguard Crab Feed, Saturday, February 23

Please come and support the award-winning James Logan High School Band and Colorguard by attending their Crab Feed fundraiser on Saturday, February 23, fro 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mark Green Sports Complex.  More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found here.

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.

Get Healthy, Have Fun, and Support the Searles Parent-Teacher Club

Families are welcome to come by Searles Elementary on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to participate in Zumba!, an exercise fitness program that involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  Adult Zumba! Days are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. The suggested donation for these classes is $2. For more information, please click here.

For more information contact: Susana Peinado (510) 471-2772 ext. 62756

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.

NHSF Grant Application Period Now Open
Every year, the New Haven Schools Foundation awards grants to teachers, advisors, program managers, and coaches. Grant applications may be submitted from now through March 3, 2019. There are four grant programs:  a) Innovations in Education – Classroom grants for teachers. B) Project: Enrichment – Funding for co-curricular or extra-curricular programs. C) STEM – Funding for innovative projects in science, technology, engineering, and math. D) Brian Kelly Tutoring Fund – Support for tutoring programs in the New Haven Unified School District. Grants are submit to budget limitations, and may be used for supplies, equipment, books, software, fees and other similar items. Start thinking about it now, and watch for more information as the date approaches.

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.

Mission Valley ROP Open House, Thursday, February 28

Mission Valley ROP will be hosting a Program Showcase (Open House) for interested students/parents to learn more about the classes offered at the Mission Valley ROP Career Technical Training Center at 5019 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, 94538 on Thursday, February 28th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students that want to learn more about the classes offered can visit in that time frame to see the building, meet the instructors, and to learn more about the programs.

Here is more information about the event: Mission Valley ROP CTE Program Showcase Link

Here is a link to the flyer to share: Mission Valley ROP CTE Program Showcase Flyer

Here is a link to the flyer with our course descriptions: Mission Valley ROP Center Classe

Two Way Dual Immersion Parent Information Meeting
At Searles Elementary, we have experienced tremendous success during our first year of implementation of the Spanish Two-Way Dual Immersion Language Program.  We have been impressed with our students’ growth in their bilingual and biliterate skills, academic achievement, as well as cross cultural competency. This program is a wonderful way for Native Spanish speakers and Native English speakers to become proficient in both languages.  

We are excited to continue to build on the success of our Two-Way Dual Language Immersion program.  If you are a parent of an incoming kindergarten student or a student who will be a 1st grader for the 2019-2020 school year and are interested in the program, please attend our mandatory Parent Information Meeting.  

Two Way Dual Immersion Parent Information Meeting
February 21, 2019
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Searles Elementary - Media Center.   

Please RSVP to Alyssa Corpuz via email at or (510) 471-1100 ext. 60493.