Week of Oct. 16-22, 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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State of the District Breakfast Scheduled for Nov. 3, 2023

The SAUSD community is invited to attend the State of the District Breakfast, hosted by Superintendent Jerry Almendarez, on Nov. 3, 2023 at Godinez Fundamental High School. Click here to RSVP.

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. 

Board of Education Declares Oct. 8-14, 2023 Week of the School Administrator

The Board of Education at its Oct. 10, 2023 meeting adopted a resolution declaring Oct. 8-14, 2023 as the Week of the School Administrator in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In doing so, the Board commends all school leaders in SAUSD for the contributions they make to ensure successful student achievement. Read the resolution here

SAUSD’s Jaime Ramirez Named 2023-24 Outstanding Administrator by PLTW

Congratulations to Jaime Ramirez, Principal of Roosevelt-Walker Elementary School, for his recent recognition as a 2023-24 Outstanding Administrator at the national level by Project Lead The Way (PLTW)! Each year, PLTW bestows national honors on teachers and administrators who show "unparalleled commitment" to helping students become successful in STEM, and unlocking the potential of their students through PLTW programs. Read more here

Episode 5 of “Amplifying Leadership” Podcast Focuses on “Empathy and Strategy: Understanding and Supporting Early Learners in the Classroom”

Episode 5 of SAUSD’s “Amplifying Leadership” Podcast is now online: “Empathy and Strategy: Understanding and Supporting Early Learners in the Classroom (Part 1).” Join us as special guests Diana Torres, Damaris Sandoval, and Andrew Montoya discuss the intricate world of early learning. Find us at https://bit.ly/3ExmiTk or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Santa Ana Valley High School Community Previews New Culinary, Automotive Facilities

Members of the Santa Ana Valley High School community got a sneak peek this week at the new $20 million culinary and automotive facilities that are being built at the school with Measure I funds. Scholars will have access to state-of-the-art equipment in both spaces, preparing them for a range of careers after graduation. For photos, click here

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Oct. 11-17, 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.


SAUSD Celebrates 2023 Walk to School Day

SAUSD this year celebrated Walk to School Day with a special event at Adams Elementary. Click here to watch a recap!

Video: SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Oct. 9-13, 2023

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

Video: Oct. 10, 2023 Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education met Oct. 10, 2023 at the District office. Click here to watch a video of the meeting.