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The Understanders
Cyber Bullying Awareness

Please join us Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in watching an iNDIEFLIX film The Upstanders created to raise awareness around cyber bullying. This will be a virtual screening via zoom, the zoom link is provided on the flyer. Hope to see you there!


Angst – Virtual Screening Event
Mental Health Awareness Month

Please Join us Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in watching an iNDIEFLIX film designed to raise awareness around anxiety. Zoom link is provided on the Flyer.


Yearbook Orders

The last day to order your yearbook is Saturday, April 30. You WILL NOT be able to buy a yearbook after April 30. 

1.  Go to
2.  Enter the school’s order number… 16053
3.  You should get the message… “You have selected Sam Brannan Middle School”. (If you don’t get this message, go back, and enter the number 16053 again.)
4.  Click “Continue”
5.  Click “Order A Yearbook”
6.  Follow the directions


Spirit Week
April 18 - April 22

Monday – College Day
Tuesday – Hawaiian Day
Wednesday – Twin Day
Thursday – Crocs or Slides Day
Friday – School Spirit Day


JR Rec Aide Program
Summer Program

The City of Sacramento is looking for youth 15 – 17 to work as a Jr. Rec Aide.  Students can earn a $500 stipend for completing the program.  See the flyer for more information.


Virtual Sam Brannan Visit
Choosing Sam Brannan For Your Middle School

We invite all 6th grade students and their parents to join us on a virtual tour of Sam Brannan Middle School.  Virtual visits will be on January 11, 13, and 18, 2022.  All virtual visits begin at 6pm.

Join the Zoom

Meeting ID:  851 7853 7779
Passcode:  Brannan

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,85178537779#,,,,*7260513# US (San Jose) 
+14086380968,,85178537779#,,,,*7260513# US (San Jose)


Brannan Spirit Gear
Online Ordering

Brannan hoodies and long sleeve shirts are on sale with our new vendor.  The online store is open now through November 28.


Wolves’ Basketball Game Schedule
See More Information in the School Calendar

Date Day Opponent Location
Mon Nov. 15 Fern Bacon Sam Brannan
Wed Nov. 17 Cal Middle Sam Brannan
Mon Nov. 29 Will C. Wood Will C. Wood Middle School
Mon Dec.

Red Ribbon Spirit Week
October 25 - 29

Dress up to show your school sprit and say no to drugs!


Basketball Tryouts
Tuesday, October 12

Basketball tryouts will be Tuesday October 12.

  • Boys tryouts:  3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Girls’ tryouts:  4:30pm – 6:00pm

Yearbook Orders

Order your yearbook to remember a year of friendships and experiences.

1.  Go to 
2.  Enter 16053 OR click on “Search by School Name” and type Sam Brann

Cost is $25.


PE Clothing Online Orders

All PE clothing will be sold online ONLY this year.  The store is open from 8/25/21 – 9/7/21. 
Access code:  W4Uh5pJLHY

Note:  Students will not be dressing for PE class until September 20th.



7th & 8th Grade Orientation

Date:  Thursday, August 26th
Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (ALL 7th grade students)
           1 p.m. – 3 p.m (ALL 8th grade students)
Location:  School Multipurpose Room/ Quad Area

7th grade students please come anytime between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 8th grade students please come between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Make sure you bring the COMPLETED Emergency Card and School Pledge to pick up your schedule.


Free Sports Physical With COVID-19 Vaccine
Wednesday, 8/18, 4-7pm at Serna Center

We are excited to share that our community partner (Dr. Carter/Del Paso Heights Vaccine Clinic) will be offering FREE Sports Physicals for SCUSD students with COVID-19 Vaccination!  Students may either bring proof of prior vaccination or receive a vaccine at our Pfizer Clinic this Wednesday 8/18, 4-7 PM at the Serna Center.  Students under 18 years old will need to bring their parent/guardian with them.


Expanded Learning
After School Program

Expanded Learning (after-school) will be accepting applications either through website or there will be a paper application sent home with the regular school day paperwork.  We will also have a table set up in the parking lot during the 7th & 8th grade orientations.  For more information, you can email the program coordinator Ms. Keisha at


Summer Matters Summer Learning Program
JUNE 28 - JULY 30

Sac City Unified has opened its application for this summer’s Summer Matters@SCUSD program. The summer learning program will be in-person, five days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Parents can select the program site which works best for them. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 28, 2021.

Parents will be notified of enrollment between June 7-18. Please note that the following groups will receive priority enrollment: foster youth, students experiencing homelessness, students with special needs, English Language learners, and other targeted groups identified by SB 86.

Summer Matters@SCUSD-Middle

Summer Matters@SCUSD-Middle is an exciting 5-week program that gives incoming 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to become agents of change in their new schools by completing student-led projects that incorporate both research and action through a human design thinking model.

•An exciting 5 week program.
•Targets incoming 7th and 8th grade students.
• Students engage in helping out their community through service learning opportunities that address community issues and concerns. Expanded Learning staff work collaboratively with teachers to provide a unique experience in educational and enrichment activities.
•Students engage in project based learning.

All programs will include the following restorative practices:
•Focus on Relationships: Safe space to build mutual relationships with fellow students and adults. Enrichment activities will provide opportunities of collaboration, thus building trusting relationships among peers.  Staff will focus on community agreements in order to address discipline issues.

•Addressing Mental Health:  Social workers will do circles and check ins addressing well-being, safety, trauma, anxiety, loss of stability, how to manifest feelings, and will work on building trusting relationships.

•Connecting with Families and Communities: Parent education nights and regular check ins with parents/guardians.

•High-dosage of Tutoring: Teachers will work with small groups of students to accelerate classroom learning.

Click here to go to the middle school application

Dates: June 28th – July 30th
Time: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Application Due Date: May 28th

Parent Notification:  June 7th-18th
Parent Orientation: June 21-25

This program will be offered at Sam Brannan.

Links are provided in the attached flyers.



Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Hiram Johnson High School
May 19, 2021 - 12:30pm - 7:00pm

SCUSD in partnership with Dignity Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hiram Johnson High School
6879 14th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95820

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered.

Everyone 12 years and older is eligible. Parental consent is required. Multiple minors may be accompanied by one adult 18 years or older. 



SCUSD has recently launched a Mental Health Wellness app for students. This app was created by students for students and connects users with school-based resources, local community resources, a virtual calming room, crisis support lines and more. The app can be found in the Apple and Android app stores, or at See attached flyers for more information.


Zoom In For Wolfpack Tutoring
Additional Teacher Tutoring Time available beginning today

Students needing some extra tutoring time with their teachers may connect on Zoom after lunch beginning today, Tuesday, May 4.

These sessions will be run through a single Zoom using breakout rooms for individual teachers. They are not intended to count as a replacement for attendance during a normal Zoom or in-person session.

Sessions will run from 12:30 to 1:30 on Tuesday – Thursday.

Grade Zoom ID Password

7th Grade Zoom

836 1192 0598


8th Grade Zoom

894 4583 8231


Schedule Reminder for This Week
All Asynch Learning Tuesday and Wednesday

This is just a reminder of the schedule for the week of April 19-23!

Monday – April 19
Regular Monday Schedule (all Zoom Classes Per 1-6)
Teachers will explain schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday – April 20
All asynchronous learning.  Teachers may request or require a check-in at the beginning of a period.  Follow instructions given on Monday!

Wednesday – April 21