Week of Oct. 23-29, 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 Oct. 24, 2023

The Board of Education is meeting Oct. 24, 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.

Segerstrom High School Named 2023 Exemplary Counseling Program of the Year by California Association of School Counselors

Segerstrom High School was recognized Oct. 18, 2023 as the Exemplary Counseling Program of the Year by the California Association of School Counselors. The school was selected for demonstrating that it has developed and implemented a comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model. Congratulations to the Segerstrom counseling team!

Santa Ana School Police Department Swears In New Officer

The Santa Ana School Police Department on Oct. 18, 2023 swore in its newest officer, Officer Alatorre. Alatorre comes to SAUSD from the Montebello Police Department and brings with him a wealth of experience. Read more here.

SAUSD’s Educational & Community Awareness/Praxis Committee Meets

SAUSD’s Educational & Community Awareness/Praxis Committee held an Ethnic Studies Social Mixer recently at Segerstrom High School, where members got to know each other better and began laying the groundwork for next year’s districtwide Ethnic Studies Conference. For more information or to get involved, visit our website here or follow @sausdethnicstudies on Instagram. 

Episode 6 of ‘Amplifying Leadership’ Podcast Focuses on Circle of Leadership

Episode 6 of SAUSD’s “Amplifying Leadership” podcast is now live! “Nurturing Century’s Future: A Circle of Leadership with Principal Nata Shin” can be found at https://bit.ly/3ExmiTk or wherever you listen to podcasts. Join us as special guest Nata Shin shares her incredible leadership journey and vision to make Century High a place for empathy, service, and success.

SAUSD Student Athletes Participate in Intermediate Girls Volleyball, Flag Football Tournaments

Athletes from across SAUSD came together on Oct. 14, 2023 for the SAUSD Intermediate Girls Volleyball Tournament and SAUSD Intermediate Flag Football Tournament. MacArthur placed first overall in flag football, while Santiago placed first overall in volleyball. Click here to read more. 

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. 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 Oct. 18-24, 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.


150+ Intermediate Students Learn New Skills During SAHS’s ‘Marching with the Saints’

More than 150 intermediate school students from across SAUSD learned how to march and play new songs during Santa Ana High School’s recent ‘Marching with the Saints’ event. Click here to watch the collaboration. 

Student Voices: An Inside Look at Saddleback High School’s Digital Media Lab

Did you know that a new state-of-the-art digital media lab has opened at Saddleback High School? Click here to hear scholars speak about how the new space is equipping them with the skills they need to succeed after high school graduation.

Video: SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Oct. 16-20, 2023

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