District News & Events

News & Announcements

Notice to Bidders: 2019-20 WFMS LED Lighting Project

NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD (“BOARD”) OF THE WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (“DISTRICT”), WILL RECEIVE UP TO BUT NOT LATER THAN 2:00PM PST, DECEMBER 6, 2019 AT THE WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE OF, 7950 S. ELM...

2020-21 Employee Annual Notifications and Verification of Receipt Form

2020-21 EMPLOYEE ANNUAL NOTIFICATIONS Acknowledgment of Receipt The Human Resources Department is required, on an annual basis, to provide employees with the notifications listed below. Classified and Certificated bargaining unit members are encouraged to refer to...

How to Contact Your School Site During Distance Learning

Washington Unified is committed to keeping you informed during Distance Learning. We have staff members available at each site to answer your questions or assist you while you work to facilitate learning from home. English, Spanish, and Hmong translators are...

Fresno Area College Night Goes Virtual

The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools will host a virtual Fresno Area College Night on September 9, 2020. The event will take place from 5PM to 8PM and will feature college presentations and opportunities to chat with college representatives. Students must be...

WUSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan for Public Comment

As part of Senate Bill (SB) 98, the California State Legislature stated that the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and an annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020–21 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not...

Washington Unified’s Strategic Plan to Reopen Schools

  Click here to read our Strategic Plan for Reopening Schools in English. Click here to read our Strategic Plan for Reopening Schools in Spanish. Dear Washington Unified Families, I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy.  I want to thank you for your...

West Fresno Resource Center Hosts 18th Annual School Supply Event

The West Fresno Resource Center is hosting a drive-thru school supply event for students. Families can attend the event at the Maxie L. Parks Community Center located at 1802 E. California Ave on Saturday, August 15th from 8 AM to 11 AM. Free backpacks and school...

COVID Testing Sites Available in the Fresno County

The Fresno County Department of Public Health has set up numerous testing sites throughout the Valley.  Please visit https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-testing-sites for more information.

COVID-19 Screening Tools Required to Enter All WUSD Facilities

In order to promote the health and safety of the WUSD community, all staff, students, and visitors entering WUSD facilities are asked to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Screening should be done prior to entering the assigned location/building. Select the...

Meal Service at Washington Unified Schools for Fall 2020

Meal Service Distribution Time Change Beginning on August 24, 2020, Washington Unified Schools will adjust our meal service times to the following: American Union Elementary School, 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM West Fresno Elementary School, 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM Washington...

Free Food Boxes for Families

Free family food boxes will be available to the Washington Unified community on a first-come-first-served basis at: West Fresno Elementary School 10:00am to 12:00pm Dates: June 24, 2020 July 15, 2020 July 29, 2020 August 12, 2020 Boxes will be available while supplies...

WUSD COVID-19 Operations Written Report

Update: The WUSD COVID-19 OWR was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 24, 2020. On April 23, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order N-56-20 that modified the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) deadline.   According to the order, the 2020-21 LCAP plan and...

WUSD Actively Working on Plans to Re-Open School Sites in August

We know that many families are wondering about when and how WUSD plans to reopen schools in the Fall.  WUSD is actively working on our plans to reopen schools in August.  We are reviewing feedback from our staff, student, and parent surveys as well as reviewing...

WUSD Uses CDE Guidelines to Keep Summer School Safe

The health and safety of staff and students is a top priority at the Washington Unified School District. As we host both virtual and in-person summer school options for students, WUSD is following the guidelines recently released by the California Department of...

WU FFA Members Expand Leadership Skills

Recently two Fresno-Washington FFA members, Brandon Hernandez and Anthony Cruz had the opportunity to expand their leadership skills and FFA involvement by running for the West-Fresno Madera FFA section officer team. The sectional officer team is a step above WU's own...

WUHS Alum Earns JD From San Joaquin College of Law

Washington Union High School is incredibly proud of former WUHS Panther, Maritza Uribe.  Uribe recently earned a Juris Doctorate at San Joaquin College of Law after graduating with a B.A. in Political Economy at the University of California at Berkeley.  Uribe credits...

WUSD District and School Site Offices to Re-open Tuesday, May 26th

All WUSD school offices will re-open for essential business beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For the health and safety of our staff and community,  we would ask that all visitors follow these...

Classroom Codes for Online Apps and Classroom Resources

Directions 1) Select your child’s grade level to download the pdf. 2) Blue hyperlinks mean that the grade level document is available at this time. We are working quickly to get every grade level uploaded. If your grade level is not up yet, check back daily for...

West Fresno Middle School Eagle Cafe Provides Job Skills for Students

Prior to school closure, West Fresno Middle School staff and students were proud to open "The Eagle Cafe," an on-site job skills preparation program for students.  Through the program, students learn about food preparation and safety by creating and serving coffee...

Washington Unified Offers Support to Families During School Closure

On March 13th, Washington Unified joined with schools across the nation and closed its doors in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.  Since Day 1 of school closure, Washington Unified staff have rallied together to make sure that every member of the community...

California Reading Corps Looking for Tutors

  Washington Unified is excited to be partnering with California Reading Corps to bring early literacy tutors to our preschool and elementary programs in the Fall. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an early literacy tutor, please see the...

Local Food Assistance During School Closure

Here’s how to get access to food in Fresno, California: The Central California Food Bank is preparing family size boxes with pantry goods. For locations, visit www.ccfoodbank.org/food-locator/ or call 559-237-3663 (you can send a friend or family member if you are...

Annual Washington Union Wall of Fame Dinner Postponed

In an effort to comply with the Governor's recent directive to cancel or postpone non-essential functions, Washington Unified will postpone the annual Wall of Fame Dinner to a later date. We are incredibly proud of our honorees who include: Bill Griffin, Mac Foster,...

COVID 19- Field Trip Criteria and Procedure 3/12/20

COVID 19- Field Trip Criteria and Procedure 3/12/20 Based on the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health and Fresno County Department of Public Health WUSD has developed the following guidelines and procedures for attending field trips. ...

Spelling Bee Winners to be Honored at WUSD Board Meeting

The 2020 WUSD Spelling Bee winners will be honored at this week's board meeting. The meeting will be held at the District Office on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students.

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information for WUSD Families

WUSD is currently working with the Fresno County Department of Health and the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Health Office as both local and state health professionals continue to monitor novel coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and...

WUSD Chess Teams Continue Tradition of Excellence

WUSD students from West Fresno Elementary and Middle Schools and Washington Union High School recently competed in the West Fresno Chess Tournament, placing in all three divisions!  Students competed against over 100 participants from County schools including Mendota,...

Washington Union Hosts First Annual Unity Week

Washington Union High School successfully wrapped up its first annual "Unity Week," with the goal of furthering the school's mission that: "Students will demonstrate positive character traits that contribute to the quality of the school and community, an understanding...

Take the LCAP Parent Survey Today!

The 2019-20 LCAP Survey is now available for Parents and Guardians. Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the programs and services we provide to WUSD students. Click the link below to begin the survey now. LCAP Parent Survey (English) LCAP Parent Survey...

Temporary Phone Service Disruption

WUSD is experiencing a temporary disruption to our phone service. To contact American Union, West Fresno Elementary or West Fresno Middle School, please call  (559) 485-2272. To contact Washington Union or Easton High School, please call (559) 268-1213.  AT&T is...

Bulldog Buddies Pen-Pal Program Helps Improve Student Writing Skills

The Bulldog Buddies Program at West Fresno Elementary School is benefiting participating students by helping to improve writing skills and classroom engagement. The program, created through a collaboration between West Fresno Principals, Prince Marshall, and Dr....

Tzu Chi Medical Foundation of Fresno Helps WUSD Migrant Families

The Washington Unified School District would like to thank the Tzu Chi Medical Foundation of Fresno and the WUSD Migrant Program for their generous donation to our families. 60 families attended an outreach event held in the WUHS cafeteria on December 7th. WUSD...

Temporary Phone Service Interruption

Today (12-11-19), incoming phone calls to our school sites are temporarily out of service. If you have an urgent matter and need to contact your student's school please call 559-647-1975 or go to your student's school site office. We are working with AT&T to...

Social Emotional Services

dcruz@wusd.wsmroberto@wusd.ws (559) 495-5632Attendance Inter-district Transfers Community Resources Health Services Literacy Resource Migrant Education Special Education Student Records/ Registration Washington Unified believes social emotional support is crucial for...

Frank and Joyce Butterfield Named WUHS 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshals

Washington Unified School District is proud to announce that Frank and Joyce Butterfield have been named the Washington Union High School 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshals. Frank Butterfield was born on August 6, 1945, in Fresno, California to Frank Butterfield Sr. and...

WUHS Senior Wins New Car at Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Event

Washington Unified would like to congratulate Washington Union High School Senior, Caesar Contreras on his big win at the Big Fresno Fair's 4.0 & Above awards ceremony! Caesar was one of many Washington Union students who participated in last night's event.  Each...

WUSD Adult School Classes Now Open

The Washington Unified Adult School is now offering courses in Basic Computer Skills and English Aquisition.  For more information contact Grant Thor at (559) 495-5691. Basic Computer SkillsMondays and Wednesdays5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.September 16th-October 23rdWest...

WUSD Students Honored at One-Day-One-Voice Event

Washington Unified students recently took part in an event honoring the lives lost on 9/11.  Sponsored by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the One-Day-One-Voice event was held at the 9/11 Memorial in Clovis and included the unveiling of a memorial...

New Tool For Students Supports Social-Emotional Learning 

Washington Unified is committed to the social-emotional well-being of students.  We know that many students are exposed to adverse childhood experiences that impact their ability to learn.  This is why West Fresno Elementary and Middle School Counselors Mary Xiong and...

District Welcomes Chief Academic Officer

The district is excited to welcome Katie Navarrette to the position of Chief Academic Officer.  Navarette brings a wealth of experience from both the public school system and the private sector.   Navarrette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology,...

Parents Encouraged to Use Free Tool to Track Valley Air Quality

Washington Unified is excited to continue its participation in the Healthy Air Living Program, a program of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.  The Central Valley is subject to poor air quality because of a combination of geography, climate, and...

American Union Elementary School Welcomes New Principal

American Union Elementary School is proud to welcome Timothy Butts, Jr. as Principal for the 2019-20 school year.  Mr. Butts brings many years of experience in education to American Union, having served as both a teacher and administrator in the public school system....

How to Prepare Your Child for School Success

  With the first day of school around the corner, we wanted to remind all families that school success starts at home!  Here are some important things that you can do to help your child get a head start when it comes to being ready to learn: Attend Back to School...

LCAP – Opportunity for Public Comments

The Washington Unified School District is required to notify members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the Local Control and Accountability Plan. (Education Code...