Week of Oct. 9-15, 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. 10, 2023

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Oct. 10, 2023 at the District office. Open session begins at 6 p.m. Visit our homepage here to access the agenda, learn how to submit a request to address the Board of Education and watch the meeting live.

State of the District Breakfast Scheduled for Nov. 3, 2023 

SAUSD invites the community to attend the State of the District Breakfast - hosted by Superintendent Jerry Almendarez - at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2023 at Godinez Fundamental High School. Click here for additional RSVP information.

Board of Education Adopts Resolution Proclaiming Oct. 9-13, 2023 National School Lunch Week

The Board of Education has adopted a resolution proclaiming Oct. 9-13, 2023 as National School Lunch Week in SAUSD. National School Lunch Week promotes the importance of eating lunch at school. National School Lunch Week recognizes the dedicated school nutrition professionals who prepare, deliver, and serve over four million lunches during the school year. To read the resolution, click here.

Episode 4 of ‘Amplifying Leadership’ Podcast Highlights Heartfelt Leadership

Episode 4 of SAUSD's Amplifying Leadership Podcast is now live: “Heartfelt Leadership: Principal Bertha Benavides on Cultivating Community and Compassion in Education.” Join us as special guest Principal Bertha Benavides shares her recipe for success at Willard Intermediate. Our new podcast is designed with public education site leaders in mind. Each 20-30 minute segment illuminates the vast landscape of educational leadership. Find us at https://bit.ly/3ExmiTk or wherever you listen to podcasts.

55+ SAUSD Speech & Debate Scholars Participate in Jack Howe Memorial Tournament

Students in the SAUSD Speech & Debate program had a fantastic showing during the 31st Annual Jack Howe Memorial Tournament, held at Cal State Long Beach from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2023. More than 55 SAUSD students competed in 12 different events at the Novice and Open levels during the two-day tournament. Click here to read more.

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.

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Oct. 4-10, 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: Thousands Attend 2023 College & Career + Community Resource Fair

The SAUSD community came out en masse for the 2023 College & Career + Community Resource Fair, held Sept. 28, 2023 at the Santa Ana Zoo in partnership with the city of Santa Ana. Click here to watch a video about the event.

Video: Santa Ana Valley High School Holds Alumni Homecoming

At SAUSD, community engagement is key! Alumni from Santa Ana Valley High School recently gathered at their alma mater to catch up, tour campus modernization projects, and cheer on the Falcons! Click here to watch a video about the event.

Video: SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Oct. 2-6, 2023

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