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Welcome to the Communication and Community Outreach office! We are the lead for district-wide communications, public relations, and community outreach with staff, families, and the broader West Sacramento community. Our mission is to ensure our community is well informed when it comes to the success of our schools, to share helpful resources that reinforce student achievement and family engagement, and to keep our community updated with timely information.

Our primary responsibilities include the management of communications opportunities, building partnerships both locally and regionally, and showcasing the vision and mission of WUSD. We publish regular communications to the District's Blog-Style Announcements Feed and manage the district’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, NextDoor, and YouTube. We are also responsible for maintaining the WUSD website and assisting school sites with their websites for a consistent alignment of design and messaging districtwide. Our schools are directly supported by the Communication and Community Outreach office through consulting on a variety of issues including marketing, outreach, and crisis response. 
supports we provide

supports we provide

Blog-style Announcements Feed - The WUSD blog-style announcements feed is found on our homepage. This fantastic tool displays continuous school district news with photos, videos, and related documents. Each announcement is archived in reverse chronological order, categorized, and searchable if something was missed. 

Social Media - We are responsible for the management of WUSD's official profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, NextDoor, and YouTube. We plan to use both platforms regularly to expand our efforts for community engagement. View the pages and make sure to follow us!

Website Translation - Our District and school websites can be translated into dozens of languages at the click of a button! Locate the translate function in the top left corner of the website titled “Translate.” Click on “Translate” and select your preferred language from the drop-down menu to translate the entire website. 

Catapult Connect - Catapult Connect is the primary mass communication tool used district-wide to distribute important messages to our families through a variety of communication channels including voice, email, text, social media, website, push notifications, announcement updates, and more in one integrated solution.
Share Your News Story - We want to know more about the amazing things happening in our schools and throughout our community. If you have a fun and compelling story pertaining to our students, teachers, or schools that you would like to share with the larger West Sacramento community, let us help! Fill out the Share your News Story Google Form and we will take it from there.

WUSD Mobile App - We are pleased to announce the new, easy-to-use Washington USD (Official) Mobile App. Our district app now brings your school’s most important information directly to your mobile device. All you need to do is download the FREE app, select the schools you want to follow, and receive only the information you want to hear. Learn more and download it on the App Store or Google Play.

Branding & Marketing - In January 2015, the WUSD Board of Education prioritized the desire to rebrand WUSD’s brand identity. The Communications and Community Outreach office spearheaded this initiative with an emphasis on 21st century standards—creating a refined and high-quality, professional look for our District. The rebranding initiatives focused on four (4) key components:
Communications team

Communications team

Giorgos Kazanis
Executive Director of Communication
Phone: (916) 375-7600 ext. 1235