August 1, 2022 | Issue 11
"Together We Are FJUHSD"
Superintendent's Message
Dear FJUHSD Community,

It’s hard to believe that our summer break is almost over and it is time once again to begin a new school year. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are recharged and ready to start a new school year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on the first day of school, August 15.

The sites have been busy during the summer getting ready for the return of students. Our amazing office staff have been busy registering new families, ordering materials, and updating student files. Our hard working maintenance, grounds, and custodial staff have spent the summer cleaning and sprucing up the campuses. Our dedicated teachers have been busy preparing lesson plans, collaborating with co-workers, and getting rooms ready. Our school site administrators are busy preparing for the many events and activities that will take place during the year. The excitement is building and we can’t wait for you to get here!

Our theme for the 2022/2023 school year is “Together We Are FJUHSD.” The Board of Trustees, FJUHSD staff members, and I are committed to working together with all parents/guardians, students, teachers, staff members, and the entire school community to continue to provide excellent educational programs in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Please check out the calendar on your school site for information regarding the upcoming Back to School Nights. We look forward to seeing everyone TOGETHER at this event and at the many events during the year! 

Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D.
Message from Board of Trustee President Lauren Klatzker
Hello FJUHSD Community! I can feel the excitement in the air as we prepare to start the school year. Teachers, administrators, and our classified staff are hard at work getting ready to provide the best educational experience and opportunities for the students of FJUHSD. Our district is able to provide programs and levels of support to meet the needs and interests of all students, which makes FJUHSD a great place to be!

The theme of the year is “Together We Are FJUHSD." Together we create safe and positive places for our students to learn. Together we’ve created a district whose schools are a draw for students. Together we successfully navigated the complexity of the past few years, and Together we will move forward with energy and purpose into the 2022-2023 school year!

Welcome Back!
Lauren Klatzker
Board President
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Board Meeting
Here are some clips from the July 26, 2022, Board Meeting. Enjoy the pictures!
2022/23 New Administrators
The Board introduced new Assistant Principal Carey Aiello, Assistant Principal Melissa Garcia, and Director of Fiscal Services Rami Beshara on July 26.
Meet New FJUHSD 2022/23
Student Board Member

Jacqueline Woo will be sworn in as the 2022/23 Student Board Member at the August 9 Board Meeting.
We are on TikTok!
Be sure to follow us @fjuhsd
2022/23 Pupil Attendance Calendar
The first day of the 2022/23 school year is right around the corner. Take a look at the Pupil Attendance calendar for important school dates.
New Bell Schedules for 2022/23 School Year

On October 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 328, Pupil Attendance: School Start Time. SB 328 requires that high schools begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The start times will go into effect on July 1, 2022. SB 328 does not include zero periods.

Check with your school for your NEW bell schedule.
School Orientations have begun. Check with your school for your Orientation day(s).
For the 2022-23 school year, FJUHSD was approved to implement Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at Buena Park, Fullerton Union, La Habra, and La Vista High Schools. Parents with students who attend these schools will not be required to complete a lunch application form. Conversely, FJUHSD was not approved for CEP for Sunny Hills, Sonora, and Troy High Schools. While meals will continue to be served to students at no cost at non-CEP schools, the District will be encouraging parents who may qualify for free and reduced meals to complete a 2022-23 lunch application. The District Food Services team is here to support. Please contact us for questions or assistance at (714) 870-2820 or by email at
Facilities Updates
The Auditorium project continues with work on the secondary lobby becoming visible on Lemon Street. Concrete work, framing, duplication of historical painting and the completion of the high-strength steel are all currently happening.
At Sonora High School work is continuing at the small gym and drop-off lanes are getting prepped to receive new concrete sidewalks. The bus drop-off area is also being upgraded.
Welcome New and Returning Staff
Each school year brings positive change and growth opportunities, and with that comes new additions to our already distinguished staff. We are delighted to welcome FJUHSD's returning and newly hired, skilled, and devoted staff, planning and preparing for summer students' returns. Our enthusiastic office, maintenance/custodial, food services, and transportation teams are working tirelessly to finish all the last-minute touches to ensure our students have an exceptional learning environment. Every staff member is an integral part of this district, each with the common goal of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning. 
Together We Are FJUHSD!
To stay up to date with all things Human Resources follow our new Instagram page @fjuhsd_humanresources and stay connected!
The District is currently recruiting individuals to join our team in a variety of positions. Those interested should visit EdJoin for details.
Together We Succeed!

10 Tips for High School Freshmen

click on the picture below to access this informative article
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. 

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
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