Kings Canyon Unified School District is required by law to notify parents of various issues related to their student's education and well-being. Resources regarding mandated notifications can be found on this page.
- Human Trafficking Notification
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- AB 104 Grade Change Process-High School Only
Effective January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 1104 requires that resources about Human Trafficking be made available to parents by all school districts. Information is provided here for your use.
Human Trafficking is a reality in California’s Central Valley. All of us need to work together in the fight against it. You too can be the one to:
This video designed for health professionals provides an informative overview of the issue of human trafficking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crXSy1ttw8o
Ways KCUSD is working to educate staff and students:
- Information to students has been mandated since 2017. In Kings Canyon Unified information is provided once in middle school and once in high school as part of the Positive Prevention program.
- Staff training will be provided through the PROTECT Program, in conjunction with the Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools.
If you believe you are the victim of sex trafficking and/or forced labor or slavery, or if you want to report a tip or suspicious activity, contact the national Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. For more information visit www.polarisproject.org and http://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400
Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
AB 104 Grade Change Requests
Assembly Bill (AB) 104 (2021) authorizes parents/guardians of students who were enrolled in a high school course during the 2020–21 school year (or students, if 18 years old or older) to request a grade change. Eligible individuals may apply to change the letter grade on the student transcript to Pass or No Pass. Changing a letter grade to Pass or No Pass may improve your overall GPA if the letter grade was significantly lower in value than your overall GPA.
AB 104 also requires the California State University (CSU) and requests the University of California (UC) and private colleges to accept Pass or No Pass grades on a student’s transcript for those courses taken during the 2020–21 school year. Below is a list of universities in California that will accept Pass/No Pass grades on transcripts.
Please Note: Some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.
If you are interested in having a grade changed to Pass/No Pass please complete the form linked below and submit it to your school counselor no later than Monday, August 16, 2021. KCUSD may not change student grades after this date. If you are under 18 this must be completed by a parent/guardian.
For additional information on grade changes or if you have questions, please feel free to contact your school counselor.