Superintendent Randy R. Morris

Dear Washington Unified Families,

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy.  I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked hard throughout the summer to plan an educational program that balances what we feel is best for our students with the health and safety guidelines provided to us from state and local officials.  

While we recognize that learning will look different for staff, students, and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission of the Washington Unified School District has not changed.  We strive to provide all students with an educationally advantaged future by developing personal growth through a rigorous curriculum, relevant instruction, and positive relationships in a culturally diverse environment.  

Now, more than ever before, we will rely on our core values to guide us through this unprecedented year of learning.  In WUSD our core values remain the same.

  1. Student success comes first.
  2. Families and community are our partners.
  3. Diversity is our strength.
  4. Positive change is essential.
  5. Our historical heritage is valuable.

We believe that by working together, we will get through this year safely and successfully.

Finally, we know that the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic have been difficult for many families.  We want you to know that the health and safety of your children remain our top priority.  We have created our Strategic Plan to Reopen Schools to help answer your questions in the coming weeks.

Click here to read our Strategic Plan for Reopening Schools in English.

Click here to read our Strategic Plan for Reopening Schools in Spanish.

We look forward to partnering with you this year to continue to serve our kids. Your feedback is valuable.  If you have any input about our plan to re-open school, please call us at (559) 495-5600 or you can mail your feedback to our office at 7950 S. Elm, Fresno, CA 93706. 


Randy R. Morris

Superintendent, Washington Unified School District