July Principal’s Message


Dear Families,

We are excited to announce that our name change process is complete and that our school board has voted unanimously to change our school name to Suy:u Elementary as of June 22, 2023. The word Suy:u is “Hawk” in the Miwok language. During this transition period, we will be completing some facilities upgrades, and rolling out new spirit wear. Please be on the lookout for more information soon. 

Have a safe and happy Summer and we can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Mrs. Santos

Sac City Unified Board of Education Votes to Rename Three Schools
New names will be Miwok Middle School, Suy:u Elementary, and Umoja International Academy


Suy:u Elementary is the new name for Peter Burnett. Suy:u (pronounced “suu you”) is the Miwok name for hawk. Peter Burnett site leadership engaged their students, communities and staff to gather recommendations that the principal brought forward to the committee for their consideration. One of those names recommended by the community was Red Tail Hawk Elementary, and the Committee selected that name, but recommended the site use the Miwok name for Hawk instead.