Week of Sept. 18-24, 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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46 SAUSD Campuses Named California PBIS Recognized Schools

Congratulations to the 46 SAUSD campuses that were recently named California PBIS Recognized Schools! By diligently following the PBIS Blueprints for professional development, implementation, and evaluation, they have showcased the power of a multi-tiered system in education. To read the full list of winners, click here.

SAUSD to Hold Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sept. 18, 2023

The Santa Ana Unified School District will honor seven athletes during its 2023 Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2023 at the Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex. This year’s inductees are: Nina Alexander, Manny Herrera, Joseph (Shane) Holloway, Larry Lutz, Fernando Serratos, Brenda Steele Matthews and Alonzo Jamison - congratulations to all! To read more, click here

New Sports Complex Debuts at Saddleback High School

The District held a dedication ceremony on Sept. 14, 2023 to commemorate the opening of a new Sports Complex at Saddleback High School. The Measure I-funded project features a stadium, support building for school and community uses, and more. District leadership joined students, staff, community members and elected officials for the afternoon festivities. Click here for photos. 

SAUSD Holds Dedication Ceremony for New CTE Media Lab at Saddleback High School

SAUSD on Sept. 14, 2023 celebrated the debut of a new state-of-the-art digital media lab at Saddleback High School, designed to equip scholars with future-ready skills. The project, funded through Measure I and state CTE grant funds, features both 'fly-in' and broadcast studios, and more. Click here to view photos. 

College & Career + Community Resource Fair Coming Sept. 28, 2023

Join us at the 2023 SAUSD College & Career + Community Resource Fair on Sept. 28, 2023 at the Santa Ana Zoo! There will be entertainment, free zoo admission, the chance to speak with college and career representatives and much more. Click here for details.

Save the Date: School Budget Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Oct. 5, 2023

The District is hosting two community town hall meetings on Oct. 5, 2023 to provide information and answer questions about the budget process and how schools are funded. The first is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. at McFadden Institute of Technology, 2701 S. Raitt St. The second takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Century High School’s library, 1401 S. Grand Ave. Click here for more information. 

‘Amplifying Leadership’ Podcast Episode 1: Focus on Community Schools 

The first episode of SAUSD's ‘Amplifying Leadership’ podcast has officially debuted! “Exploring the Power and Potential of Community Schools” offers a transformative exploration into the realm of community schools. Together, guests Dr. Lorraine Perez - Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services - and Dr. Lupe Gomez - Principal of Pio Pico Elementary School - discuss the essential role of community schools in shaping our children's futures. Our new podcast, hosted by Bianca Barquin - Assistant Superintendent K-12 Teaching and Learning - is tailored for education leaders, and our 20-30 minute episodes shine a light on the world of educational leadership. Download the episode wherever you find your podcasts or click here

‘Amplifying Leadership’ Podcast Episode 2: Focus on Core Values in Leadership

The second episode of SAUSD’s “Amplifying Leadership Podcast” is now available online! In “The Journey of Authenticity: Core Values in Leadership,” host Bianca Barquin - Assistant Superintendent K-12 Teaching and Learning - delves into the essence of leadership. Special guest Dr. Lorraine Perez - Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services - sheds light on this pivotal topic. A true embodiment of educational leadership, Dr. Perez brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the table. Download the episode wherever you find your podcasts or click here

Video: Sept. 12, 2023 Regular Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education met Sept. 12, 2023 at the District office. Click here to watch a video of the meeting. 

Flyers: Community Resources and More: Week of Sept. 13-19, 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: SAUSD Rewind for the Week of Sept. 11-15, 2023

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