Week of Jan. 22-28, 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 Jan. 23, 2024

The Board of Education is meeting Jan. 23, 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's "Home of our Ancestors" Event

SAUSD hosted a Native American Culture, Heritage, and Family event, “Home of our Ancestors,” on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Saddleback H.S. Attendees celebrated culture and unity through live traditional Native American dancing, intricate crafts, and more! For pictures of the event, click here.

SAUSD Hosting Series of LCAP Community Input Meetings

SAUSD is hosting LCAP Community Input Meetings at different school campuses in the upcoming weeks. The initial meeting took place on Jan. 18 at Carr Intermediate, bringing together parents from Carr, Valley, Jefferson, Lorin Griset, Adams, Harvey, Jackson, Godinez, King, and Mitchell to share valuable feedback. Discussions revolved around enhancing support for students and making improvements in our schools. Click here for photos. 

To join the conversation, kindly inquire about registration details at your child's school and attend an upcoming meeting. Your participation is highly valued! Complimentary dinner, childcare, and transportation services will be provided.

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.

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.

Learn more about our Dual Immersion Programs at SAUSD!

Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is hosting a Dual Immersion Parent Meeting for Incoming Kindergarten students on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The meetings will take place at King Elementary School. Attendees are invited to discover more about our Dual Immersion Programs at SAUSD. Click here to see the flyer for all the details.

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.

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Jan. 17-23, 2024

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.


SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Jan. 15-19, 2024

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

SAUSD’s 2024 Classified School Employees of the Year Announced

SAUSD Board of Education Member Katelyn Brazer Aceves, accompanied by Superintendent Jerry Almendarez and other District leaders, recently honored seven outstanding Classified School Employees of the Year in surprise visits to their work sites on Jan. 10, 2024. With festive balloon bouquets, watch here as each recipient was acknowledged for their exceptional service and dedication to the District and its students. This year’s honorees are: Bertha Amezcua, Mayra Ordonez, Matias Miranda, Erika Pereyra, Mario Nieto Mireles, Elvira Villela, and Paul Lam. To learn more about their commitment and contributions to our schools and community, continue reading here.