Press Release - 1-31-2023

Special Edition of Annual Update to the Community
Posted on 01/31/2023

January 31, 2023 - Eureka, CA Eureka City Schools has now published its 7th Annual Update to the Community! As you review the Annual Update, enjoy a recap of efforts relating to all 19 Priority Areas including updates on fiscal integrity, community schools, Next Generation Science Standards, increases in staffing, universal meals for students, school safety and security, and more! This Special Edition of the Annual Update focuses on efforts relating to the District's Strategic Plan Priority Areas, including the following:  

  • Priority Area 1: English | Students will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that are the foundation for creative and purposeful expression in language.

  • Priority Area 2: Math | Students will develop the three major principles of Mathematics - focus, coherence, and rigor - to allow for conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply mathematics to solve problems.

  • Priority Area 3: Mental Health, Social-Emotional Wellness, and Family Engagement | Students will develop a full realization of their mental and social-emotional potential, demonstrated by healthy wellness attitudes, behaviors, and supported by consistent curriculum and instructional practices.  The District and school sites will develop and promote family participation, input, and involvement opportunities. 

  • Priority Area 4: Science | Students will develop a three-dimensional vision of science education, knowing core science and engineering ideas, thinking like scientists and engineers, and applying science and engineering principles.

  • Priority Area 5: Social Science | Students will develop four key areas of emphasis - content, inquiry, literacy, and citizenship - by investigating the “how” and “why” of historical developments.  

  • Priority Area 6: Modern Languages | Students will develop communicative cultural proficiency and literacy skills, providing them the ability to communicate and collaborate on a wide variety of topics in culturally appropriate ways in multiple target-culture settings.

  • Priority Area 7: Human Resources | The District will attract and develop high-quality professionals focused on student success.

  • Priority Area 8: Career and Technical Education | Students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare for the transition to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce by following a multiyear sequence of courses (pathways) integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills. 

  • Priority Area 9: Visual and Performing Arts | Students will develop artistic literacy in the four arts disciplines - dance, music, theatre, and visual arts - developing transferable skills that enhance personal, academic, and professional endeavors. 

  • Priority Area 10: Physical Education | Students will develop the skills and knowledge to be physically fit and active, providing confidence and positive attitudes necessary to participate in physical activities. 

  • Priority Area 11: Extracurricular Activities | Students will develop a connectedness to their schools by participating in activities falling outside the realm of the normal school curriculum (e.g., athletic teams, clubs, and leadership involvement).

  • Priority Area 12: Student Transitions | Students will successfully move from one stage in the educational process to the next.  Typical transition stages are Home to Preschool, Preschool to Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten, Elementary School to Middle School, Middle School to High School, and High School to College and/or Careers.

  • Priority Area 13: Physical Health | Students will develop overall good physical health which plays an important role in student growth and development (e.g., nutrition and diet, alcohol and drug abstinence, medical self-care, rest and sleep routines, and appropriate health screenings).

  • Priority Area 14: Clean, Safe, Functional, Attractive Classrooms, Facilities, and Grounds | Students and staff will learn in clean, safe, functional, and attractive classrooms, facilities, and grounds, maintained in good repair.

  • Priority Area 15: Technology and Equipment | The District will develop systems to maximize federal, state, and local resources to provide new and modernized technology and equipment to address the needs of the students and staff, in the most efficient and effective manner possible (e.g., new or modernized hardware, software, transportation vehicles, tractors, and copiers).

  • Priority Area 16: Alternative and Optional Programs | Students will be provided options and access to programs beyond the core comprehensive school offerings, which are designed to offer alternatives to students and families (e.g., preschool, adult education, summer school, and before/after school programs).

  • Priority Area 17: Community Outreach | The District and school sites will develop community outreach and involvement strategies to support identified priorities (e.g., governmental partnerships, grant development, political action committees, District educational foundations, and community-sponsored clubs and activities).

  • Priority Area 18: Student Decision Making | Students will develop decision-making skills resulting in safe, respectful, and responsible actions (e.g., setting goals, gathering information, assessing/selecting the best choice for a desired outcome).

  • Priority Area 19: New and Modernized Facilities | The District will develop strategies to maximize state and local resources to provide new and modernized facilities and improve the appearance and condition of the present facilities.

A digital copy of the Annual Update is available on the Eureka City Schools Website (   Limited hard copies will be available at the Eureka City Schools District Office (2100 J Street) and school sites in early-February.

Press Contact:

Micalyn Harris, Executive Assistant

[email protected]

Tel: 707-441-2414