Week of Aug. 21-27, 2023

Official newsletter of the Santa Ana Unified School District, designed to inform the community about District related news, opportunities, and resources. 

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SAUSD Schools Remain Open After Tropical Storm Hilary

Thank you to our SAUSD staff for working tirelessly during Tropical Storm Hilary to ensure that our schools were ready to receive students Monday morning! District teams worked throughout the weekend to make sure that our schools remained among the safest places for children. For future updates, be sure to check ParentSquare, visit us at www.sausd.us, and follow us on social media.

SAUSD Holds Unveiling Ceremony for Restored Sergio O’Cadiz Mural at Fremont Elementary

SAUSD leaders gathered Aug. 18, 2023 at Fremont Elementary to celebrate the restoration and 50th anniversary of a mural created at the school by renowned Orange County artist Sergio O’Cadiz. The District worked with the Santa Ana Community Artist(a) Coalition and the community to restore the historic piece, which was crafted in 1973 in the school’s entry plaza. Click here for photos.

Board of Education to Meet on Aug. 22, 2023

The Board of Education is meeting Aug. 22, 2023 at the District office. Closed session is at 5 p.m.; public session is at 6 p.m. Visit our site to read the agenda, submit a public comment, and watch live.

Cast Your Vote in Our #SAUSDFirstDay2023 Photo Contest

Get ready to vote! Dozens of families from across SAUSD have submitted entries to our annual First Day of School photo contest. All entries will be posted on our official Facebook page on Aug. 22, 2023 and voting will remain open until noon on Aug. 25, 2023. The top three photos with the most “likes” will win a Target gift card. See the flyers here for full details and get ready to cast your vote!

Academic Calendars for 2023-24 School Year Now Available Online 

Want to find parent conference dates, early release days, school holidays and other important dates for the 2023-24 school year? Click here to access our academic calendars online and start planning today.

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Aug. 16-22, 2023

Looking to connect with groups that provide free groceries, diapers, parenting workshops and more? Check out this week's flyer round-up here for details on these and other helpful resources.


SAUSD Schools Celebrate Start of 2023-24 School Year

Schools across the District took to social media last week to show how they welcomed scholars back to campus for the new year. Here’s a look at what some shared.

SAUSD Schools Prepare for Start of 2023-24 School Year with Staff Development Opportunities

SAUSD campuses prepped for the new year by holding school-wide staff development days. Here’s a peek at the reflection and learning that took place!

Video: SAUSD Rewind for Week of Aug. 14-18, 2023 

Join us in taking a look back at how students and staff spent their last few weeks of summer getting ready for a new semester. Click here to watch.