Accepting applications for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee – Deadline to submit application is May 24, 2019

Sweetwater Union High School District is accepting applications for the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee in the following categories:

  • Parent and Active in Parent-Teacher Organization Member (1)
  • Business Organization Member (1)
  • Community At-Large Member (1)

Deadline to submit application is May 24, 2019.

CBOC Membership Application 2019 – English – Click here to access Application

Solicitud de membresía CBOC 2019 – Español – Haga clic aquí para acceder a la Solicitud

For more information contact Araceli Guzman at 619-585-6010 or via email araceli.guzman@sweetwaterschools.org. Visit the Prop O CBOC website at http://buildingpropo.sweetwaterschools.org/oversight-committee/.


RISE – African American Scholars Conference on February 23rd, 2019

Scholars and Parents: Please join us on February 23rd at Olympian High School to celebrate the rich heritage and success of the Black Community. We will provide lunch, amazing guest speakers and opportunities to interact with local black scholars, artists and business professionals. Check with your BSU advisors or ASB advisor for more information about transportation.

When: Saturday, February 23rd Time: Registration starts at 7:30 AM

Where: Olympian High School (1925 Magdalena Avenue, Chula Vista, 91913)

8:15 Welcome
8:30 Speakers (Shirley Weber – Keynote Speaker)

9:00 Performers (Step Team, Drum Line, African Dance Team and more!) 9:30 Workshops
11:30 Student Performers
12:00 Workshop

12:45 Lunch (provided) and Celebration
Please register by clicking here by February 16, 2019.


Thank You Sweetwater Community For Supporting Measure DD

Dear Community Members,

With 100% of precincts reporting, Measure DD, a general obligation bond in the amount of $403 million, is passing with 65.56% voting in favor. There are still absentee, mail-in, and provisional ballots to be counted. In addition, the election must be certified by the Registrar of Voters. That stated, it is clear that Measure DD has been resoundingly supported by the Sweetwater Union High School District voting community.

I would like to thank all voters who took time to vote on Measure DD. I am confident that the funds derived from this passage will serve the students of SUHSD well in the coming years. This new bond measure will address several needs that our district has and continue the master planning work that we have been engaged in for the past few years.

Finally, I would like to thank all those responsible for placing Measure DD on the ballot and those who contributed their time, talents, and efforts to ensure its passage, including our Governing Board. Our students will benefit from your efforts – congratulations!

Please continue to check in with us via our district website at www.sweetwaterschools.org and our “Mesure DD” web page for more information about the bond process and other important district news and events.


Karen Janney, Ed.D.



Notice of Public Hearing – Naming Committee for the Athletics Training Room

October 1, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Naming Committee for the Athletics Training Room at the Sweetwater Union High School District Athletics Office and Wellness Center will conduct a Public Hearing to take action on a recommendation on the naming of the training room facility.

The Public Hearing of the District will be held on October 4th, 2018, will begin at 6:00PM or as soon thereafter as practicable, in the Conference Room at the Athletics’ office located at 670 L Street Suite G, Chula Vista, California.


Notice Of Public Hearing Of The Sweetwater Union High School District Revised 2018-2019 Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Sweetwater Union High School District at its Regular Meeting to be held on October 8th, 2018, will conduct a Public Hearing to take action on revisions to the 2018-2019 budget.

The Public Hearing of the District will be held on October 8th, 2018, will begin at 6:00PM or as soon thereafter as practicable, in the Board Room at the district office located at 1130 5th Avenue, Chula Vista, California. These matters will be considered at such time as the agenda item is considered by the Board of the District.



Sweetwater District Kicks-Off New School Year with First Inaugural Equity Symposium

In its third year of working towards Excellence through Equity, the Sweetwater District hosted its first Inaugural Equity Symposium. The event, held at Olympian High School was attended by more than 1,500 district teachers, faculty and staff.

The theme of this year’s Symposium suggests “Excellence through Equity” and the districts goal was to share ideas and possibilities as well as explore challenges related to the implementation of educational equity in our schools.

The symposium looked at student equity through the lens of relationships and the essence of education being based on creating a culture of excellence for all students.

“Today is about continuing our work around teaching, learning and equity,” said Sweetwater District Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney. “Our classrooms often time are the safe harbor for many of our students in an uncertain world. It’s crucial that we empower each student to attain their personal and academic goals while they are with us.”

There were more than 80 different panelists and presenters who shared their knowledge and experiences during high engaging sessions and workshops throughout the symposium.

Dr. Pedro Noguera, a distinguished Professor of Education and Information Studies at UCLA keynoted the symposium. Noguera’s research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global texts.

In his keynote address, Noguera said he was heartened by his visit to Sweetwater, and he noted schools need to get in the culture of affirming students. He said, “When that is done, kids rise above their circumstances. When they are left to figure things out on their own, that is when schools produce inequalities.”

During his keynote, Noguera shared that equity and equality are not the same.  So how do we accommodate the differences amongst our students? He suggests, “by eliminating barriers in learning for all students. Be the advocates and barriers when needed for children who have none.”

Today more than ever, there is a need and desire for more inclusive schools, greater access and opportunities for students, fairness, and improved student outcomes.

“The Sweetwater District is committed to promoting excellence for staff, students, schools, communities, the district office, and both systematic and systemic programs,” said Dr. Fulcher, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Culture and Support Services.  “We will continue to make this year the year to make a difference in the lives of our students.”