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Spring Testing Results to Be Released After Labor Day

New Online Resource Helps Explain New Scoring System

Posted: 9/4/2015

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This spring, FCUSD students took new computerized assessments aligned with the state’s new content standards. The results of the Smarter Balanced tests will be this month.

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - In September, families of students grades 3-8 and 11 will receive results from the state’s new computerized assessments that Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) students took in the spring. The Smarter Balanced tests are aligned with the state’s new content standards, which have raised the bar and expectations for students.

These tests represent a new starting point for measuring student achievement: FCUSD has hit the reset button, and teachers now have a better measure of where students are academically and how close they are to developing the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce. Students and families may have many questions about how to understand and use these score reports, and FCUSD schools, teachers, and staff look forward to discussing results in the coming weeks.

The state will release aggregate scores for schools, districts, and counties on September 9th. Families will receive individual score reports in the mail with a detailed overview of their student’s performance in English/language arts and math.

To prepare, FCUSD strongly encourages families and community members to visit There, the District has posted answers to common questions, a video overview of the new score reports, and members of the public have the ability to submit questions directly to the District for a response. This site will be updated with information, resources, and more over the next several weeks.

Source: Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Congressman Ami Bera Presents Proclamation of Appreciation to Reed Flory

Story by Margaret Snider
Posted: 8/28/2015

Ami Bera Presents Proclamation to Reed Flory
U.S. Congressman Ami Bera presents a proclamation of appreciation to Reed Flory. Flory works in the Rancho Cordova Housing Department and has been instrumental in the success of the Mather Veterans Village project. “We could use more Reeds in Congress, getting things done,” Bera said.
Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Cordova

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Ami Bera, Representative for California’s 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, was the guest speaker at the Rancho Cordova Luncheon on August 21st.

“I’m going to start at the local level and try to honor a local hero who really has been doing quite a bit,” Bera said. Bera presented a Proclamation of Appreciation from the House of Representatives to Reed Flory, reinvestment and housing opportunities manager with the City of Rancho Cordova. Flory for years has been diligently championing the Mather Veterans Village project and moving it forward.

“Mather Veterans Village was one of those unique opportunities that if you had a modicum of knowledge and could recognize opportunities, it was absolutely a no-lose situation,” Flory said. “It did take us considerably longer than we’d hoped, but we’re going to end up with 160 beds and units for disabled, homeless veterans.”

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Breathe Fresh in Rancho Cordova

Posted: 8/28/2015

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - The City of Rancho Cordova is proud that nearly all areas accessible to the public are now 100% smoke and tobacco free.

The Rancho Cordova City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits smoking in many public areas, including outdoor dining areas and at public events. Here are the new regulations:

  • No smoking in areas accessible to the public including outdoor dining areas and public events in Rancho Cordova.
  • No smoking in any public parks, schools, and on any federal government properties.
  • Smoking prohibition includes traditional cigarettes; electronic cigarettes; and pipes and hookahs containing tobacco, marijuana, or a liquid cartridge.

“It’s a priority of the City Council to protect public health by striking a balance between the desires of persons who smoke and the need of nonsmokers to breathe smoke-free air,” said Mayor Robert J. McGarvey. “Rancho Cordova is the first City in Sacramento County and one of 73 cities in California to prohibit smoking in outdoor dining areas.”

The City is looking to partner with local businesses to join the Breathe Fresh campaign. Free decals and information cards are available for dining establishments. To get involved, contact Communications Specialist Ashley Downton at or (916) 851-8723.

Source: City of Rancho Cordova

Cordova High School Graduates
Cordova High School offers the IB Diploma Programme for students in grades 11-12. Earning an IB Diploma is an opportunity for students to demonstrate to selective universities they are prepared for the challenges of college and beyond.
Photo courtesy of Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Future Leaders

Local Schools Earn IB Authorization

Posted: 8/21/2015

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Folsom Cordova Unified School District’s Cordova High and Mitchell Middle schools are the latest campuses in the region to be designated an acclaimed International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to local students in grades 6-10.

The IB MYP program is an internationally recognized rigorous academic pathway that prepares students to make an impact in the world around them through non-traditional hands-on learning. IB connects classroom learning with the real world, developing well-rounded independent thinkers ready for the global economy.

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Town Hall Meeting About Cordova Community Pool

CRPD Renovation Project Plans to Be Discussed

Posted: 8/21/2015

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD) will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 27th to discuss the renovation project of the Cordova Community Pool located at Hagan Community Park (2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670). The meeting will be held in Hagan Community Center Building 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend to learn about the project plans, timeline, and funding for the three-pool outdoor aquatic facility.

The project aims to restore the state-of-the-art training and competitive pool facility and incorporate new elements that will increase the usage and value of the aquatic center. The pool is home to local swim teams such as the Cordova Blue Marlins, the Cordova Cordettes, and Cordova High School, and provides a venue for lessons, programs, and family entertainment.

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IRS Warns Taxpayers About New Tricks by Scam Artists

Victims of These Scams Report Losses Totaling Over $20 Million

Posted: 8/14/2015

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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.

These schemes—which can occur over the phone, in emails, or through letters with authentic-looking letterhead—try to trick taxpayers into providing personal financial information or scare people into making a false tax payment that ends up going to the criminal.

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Rancho Cordova’s Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opens Soon

New Location Creates 80 New Jobs, Awards Year Supply of Meals to First 100

Posted: 8/14/2015

Tents in the Parking Lot at Chick-fil-A
The new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Rancho Cordova will host a First 100 event, awarding more than $32,000 in free food. A one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A Meals will be given to each of the first 100 eligible adults, in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19th.
Photo courtesy of CP Communications, Inc.

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Rancho Cordova’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open August 19th, bringing 80 new jobs, the chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year, and the opportunity for community members to donate books that will benefit Williamson Elementary School.

After almost 12 years and more than $25 million in free food given away, Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” celebration continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event, which transforms the restaurant parking lot into a 24-hour community-friendly party as the crowd awaits the opening.

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Party in the Park

An Evening of Family Fun at Lincoln Village Community Park

Posted: 8/7/2015

Report on Veteran Death at Mather Completed

VA Responsible for Delay in Life-Saving Intervention

Posted: 8/7/2015

New Red Light Digital Camera System Location

Posted: 8/7/2015

Local Brewery Awarded First Place Gold Ribbon at State Fair

American River Brewing Company’s Coloma Brown Wins American Ale Category

Posted: 7/31/2015

Records Shattered During 2015 California State Fair

Posted: 7/31/2015


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