Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our goal in the Eureka USD is to encourage good health habits with our staff, students and families in order to foster good health and help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Diseases, such as influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), enterovirus- D68, and Ebola have been featured in the news media recently.

The Eureka USD Health Services and administrative team, in collaboration with Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Office of Education, will continue to monitor current information about these health issues and follow guidelines provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Please review the helpful information from Placer County Health and Human Services in the following attachment. Thank you very much for your cooperation in keeping our schools healthy places to learn.  

Public Health Communicable Disease Messages for Schools and Parents


The EUSD vision can be seen in action each day at Excelsior, where we strive to provide all of our students with a dynamic education that focuses on important 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and character development.  As part of our district’s Challenge 21 initiative, the Excelsior staff provides students with meaningful, authentic opportunities to apply these important skills across content areas each day. 

We are also proud to continue offering a wide range of enrichment opportunities for our students - including band, choir, music, and foreign language classes - through the generous support of the Eureka Schools Foundation.  

We are excited about our transition to the California Common Core Standards and have set school-wide goals this year in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts in alignment with these new standards.  We view each new school day as an opportunity to challenge our students as we prepare them for the future.

The high degree of success demonstrated by our students is the result of a collaborative focus on rigorous standards, and strong relationships among students, families, and school staff. We continue to welcome many new families to our school and our students enjoy the benefits of a tremendously supportive school community.  As you know, there are multiple opportunities for families to be involved in the educational process. Your support is critical to the success of our learners, and we continue to welcome your active participation.  Please look for information about our Parent Teacher Club, School Site Council, the Eureka Schools Foundation, and other ways of supporting your students and our school during the upcoming year.

By working together, we can ensure that this will be an exceptional year for the students at Excelsior!

Heidi Williams, Ed.D.


Due November 21, 2014


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