Week of Feb. 13-19, 2024

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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Board of Education to Meet Feb. 13, 2024

The Board of Education is meeting Feb. 13, 2024 at the District office. Closed session is at 5 p.m.; public session is at 6 p.m. Visit our site here to read the agenda, submit a public comment, and watch live.

SAUSD School Sites Name 2024 Teachers, Support Staff and Classified Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year, Support Staff Educators of the Year, and Classified School Employees of the Year! Each school has selected a teacher that embodies and reflects the excellence of its teaching staff, along with an outstanding Classified employee responsible for the essential work that keeps our schools up and running.  Additionally, many schools also selected a support staff educator who significantly contributes to the academic success of students. Click here to view the list of recipients per school. Thank you all for your dedicated contributions to our District every day!

SAUSD Launches 2024 'We Care, Get Help' Campaign

SAUSD is highlighting the “We Care, Get Help” campaign this month with special events, spirit weeks, self-care activities, and more. The initiative is aimed at mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Districtwide resources, events, and activities are planned for the month of February. Visit the We Care webpage by clicking here to access flyers and resources.

AB 469 Reminder: SAUSD Seniors Required To Submit Financial Aid Applications By April 2, 2024

SAUSD seniors have until April 2, 2024 to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), as outlined in AB 469. Completion of a Financial Aid application is necessary in order to qualify for federal student aid such as grants, work study, and loans. Visit our website here for important details on this requirement and resources that may assist with determining how you would like to proceed with the AB 469 requirement for your senior.

SAUSD Open Enrollment For 2024-2025 School Year Runs Through Feb. 28, 2024

Open enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year has begun and runs through Feb. 28, 2024. During this time parents may enroll new students, request transfers, and participate in the lottery process for fundamental schools. Check ParentSquare for important announcements, and visit www.sausd.us/enroll for the enrollment calendar and links.

Community Alert: Protect Our Schools! Report Suspicious Activity in SAUSD Now

We are witnessing a concerning rise in thefts and vandalism at our school sites in the Santa Ana Unified School District and across the region. Our schools are vital to the education and wellbeing of our children, and we must all play a part in protecting these precious spaces. If you see anything suspicious around our school sites, please don't hesitate to act. Your vigilance is key in safeguarding our educational environments. By working together, we can ensure that our schools remain safe and nurturing places for our students to learn and grow. Report any suspicious activities immediately to our School Police at 714-558-5535. 

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Feb. 7-13, 2024

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


February Spotlight: SAUSD Community Voices Share Heartfelt Stories on the Impact of 'We Care, Get Help’

In February, we are featuring voices from the SAUSD community, with individuals sharing heartfelt stories about the real impact of 'We Care, Get Help.' Explore Fernanda's perspective as a student at Santa Ana School, gain insights from Cesar Flores, Principal at Lathrop Intermediate School, listen to Laurie Tristan, Counselor Coach at SAUSD, hear from Nicki Phillips, a teacher at Lathrop Intermediate School, and discover the perspective of Sara Marin, Principal at Madison Elementary School. Click on the linked names to access their stories.

Unlock Opportunities at the Orange County Job Fair – Join Us on Feb. 16, 2024, at Saddleback H.S.

The SAUSD community is welcome to attend the Orange County Job Fair on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Saddleback H.S. Admission is free. Shuttle buses are available from select high schools. Register using the SAUSD QR code or visit www.sausd.us/cte for more information. Click here to view the promotional video.

“We Care” Wellness & Education Fair - Join Us on Feb. 16, 2024, at Saddleback H.S.

Join us for the We Care Wellness & Education Fair on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Saddleback H.S. Discover a wealth of community resources and services provided by dozens of exhibitors eager to support you. Enjoy engaging activities, performances, exciting raffles, and much more! Let's unite in promoting well-being for our families. Watch our promo video here for a sneak peek. See you there!

SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Feb. 5-9, 2024

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