Week of August 28 - September 3, 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 Celebrate Back to School Night 2023

It's that time of the year again, when our schools welcome families to campus to help kick off a successful new school year! SAUSD elementary schools celebrated Back to School Night on Aug. 24, 2023 (click here for photos). Additional Back to School Nights are scheduled for Aug. 31, 2023 for high schools and Sept. 7, 2023 for intermediate schools. Be sure to check with your child's school for full details.

Board of Education Passes Resolution Proclaiming August 2023 as Chicano/a/x Heritage Month

The SAUSD Board of Education at its Aug. 22, 2023 meeting passed a resolution proclaiming August 2023 as Chicano/a/x Heritage Month. In doing so, the District celebrates the population’s significant accomplishments, and seeks to ensure that all students are educated as to the background, history, and contributions of Hispanics in the United States. Click here to read the resolution. 

Board of Education Passes Resolution Proclaiming September as Attendance Awareness Month

The SAUSD Board of Education on Aug. 22, 2023 also passed a resolution proclaiming September as Attendance Awareness Month in SAUSD. The resolution sets forth the importance of creating a positive attendance-going culture across the District, and highlights that good attendance is essential to student achievement and graduation. Click here to read the resolution. 

SAUSD Launches Social Media Ambassador Program for 2023-24 School Year

SAUSD staff gathered at Villa Intermediate on Aug. 23, 2023 for the launch of the District’s 2023-24 Social Media Ambassador program! Participants will highlight our schools and departments on social media throughout the year, while also receiving valuable monthly tips from school social media expert Andrea Gribble of SocialSchool4EDU. Click here for photos. Want to join? Sign up here

SAUSD Welcomes Employees During New Educator Orientation Day

Dozens of SAUSD employees gathered at Villa Intermediate on Aug. 19, 2023 for new educator orientation day. Participants learned valuable information through a resource fair and various presentations. Welcome to SAUSD! Click here for photos. 

Video: Board of Education Meeting, Aug. 22, 2023

The Board of Education met on Aug. 22, 2023 at the District office. Click here to watch a video of the meeting. 

Winners Named in #SAUSDFirstDay2023 Photo Contest

Our First Day of School photo contest for the 2023-24 school year has drawn to a close. Congratulations to the following winners: 1st place Yesenia Sanchez; 2nd place Nubia Campos; 3rd place Wendy Hernandez. Nearly 100 community members entered this year’s popular contest. Click here to view all the entries, and thank you to all who entered! 

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. 23-29, 2023

Looking for covid resources and 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.


Video: SAUSD Rewind for Week of Aug. 21-25, 2023

Join us in taking a look back at our top headlines of the week. Click here to watch.