Week of Nov. 13-19, 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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Board of Education to Meet Nov. 14, 2023

The Board of Education is meeting Nov. 14, 2023 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 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.

MCHS Teacher Tamara Storms Honored at 2024 OC Teachers of the Year Dinner

Congratulations to Tamara Storms, SAUSD High School Teacher of the Year from Middle College High School! Storms was recognized Nov. 6, 2023 for her outstanding dedication to education at the 2024 Orange County Teachers of the Year Dinner at the Disneyland Hotel. Her passion and hard work inspire us all! For photos, click here.

SAUSD NJROTC Cadets Participate In Annual Military Inspection

The annual military inspection of SAUSD’s NJROTC Unit took place Nov. 8, 2023 at Santa Ana High School. The unit, which is in its 52nd year and has earned Distinguished status for 23 years in a row, is made up of cadets from Century, Círculos, Godinez Fundamental, Saddleback, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Valley, and Segerstrom high schools.  For photos, click here.

Episode 9 of ‘Amplifying Leadership’ Podcast Focuses on Resilience and Determination

SAUSD’s Amplifying Leadership,‘9. In His Own Time: The Eric Salcedo Timeline to Triumph’, is now streaming! Find us at https://bit.ly/3ExmiTk or wherever you listen to podcasts. Join us as guest Eric Salcedo, a proud alumnus of Santa Ana Unified School District, recounts his career pathway, reflecting on the importance of security, opportunity, and the courage to step outside one's comfort zone.

SAUSD Seeks Public Input on Facilities Master Plan

SAUSD is seeking input on its Facilities Master Plan, which identifies construction needs for schools. This survey will help the District better plan for future upgrades and renovations across SAUSD. Click here to participate in English; click here to take the survey in Spanish. The community is also encouraged to give its input on how we can best improve physical learning environments. Click here to participate via Thought Exchange.

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Nov. 8-14, 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: Valley De Los Muertos

In keeping with tradition, Santa Ana Valley High School held its annual Dia de los Muertos themed event, Valley De Los Muertos, on Nov. 2, 2023. Students gained insight into the cultural significance and traditions behind the Day of the Dead by helping to build altars in memory of those who have passed away. Click here to watch a video of the event.

Video: 2023 State of the District Breakfast

Santa Ana Unified School District and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation co-hosted the 2023 State of the District Breakfast event on Nov. 3, 2023 at Godinez Fundamental High School. Over 400 community members attended the event, where SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez provided insights into SAUSD's efforts to create a framework for the future in learning. Click here to watch a video of the event. 

Student Voices: SAUSD Listens to Students in Transformative Student Listening Sessions

Santa Ana Unified School District recently held a series of Student Listening Sessions, where we engaged with our scholars to hear their valuable perspectives as we continue to roll out our Graduate Profile. Our students spoke, we listened, and together, we’re working to take steps to enhance their educational experience. Click here to watch. 

Video: SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Nov. 3-10, 2023

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