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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Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) employees and families are planning the Caring Educators Nourishing All (CENA) Christmas event for Santa Ana families and students, an annual tradition for more than 25 years. We are in need of donations to help us provide a positive holiday experience for our families. Last year alone, we were able to provide a warm holiday meal to more than 2,500 people, and on December 24, 2019, we will continue this tradition at Santa Ana Valley High School, located at 1801 S. Greenville St. Click here to learn more on how you can support this endeavor.
SAUSD representatives hosted a Meet & Greet at the District Wellness Center on December 13, 2019, to provide insight into the District’s practice of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and the roll out of the District’s 57 Wellness Centers over the last year.

Wellness Centers are a dedicated hub at each school site where FACE stakeholders can engage with each other for the benefit of students, the school, and the community.

SAUSD leaders hosted representatives of eight school districts and other groups to share information on the implementation, structure and programming of SAUSD’s Wellness Centers. Click here to view photos.
Approximately 100 students from 9  SAUSD  schools competed in the Battle of the Books on December 8, 2019 at Garfield Elementary. Scholars from Adams, Fremont, Garfield, Greenville, Heroes, Jackson, Lincoln, Lowell and Madison were quizzed on a series of books that they read leading up to the event. The top winning teams were as follows: 1st place Garfield, 2nd place Madison, 3rd place Garfield, and 4th place Jackson. Click here to view photos.
The Santa Ana Unified School District offers Career Technical Education courses after school to all SAUSD high school students. Extended Learning enrollment for Spring 2020 is open through the end of December. To learn more, click on this video! To register, visit .
SAUSD students delighted crowds at the annual Wilshire Square holiday parade on December 8, 2019. Scholars from Santiago, Saddleback, Valley, Santa Ana and Century showcased their talents in front of the Santa Ana community. Click here to view photos.
Visit our SAUSD school websites and follow our schools on social media for news on programs, accolades, events and more!
Posted by Santa Ana School Police Department to Facebook: “SAUSD PD along with SAPD, OC Probation and DA’s Office participated in Stockings with a Cop, sponsored by Main Place Mall. Monte Vista GRIP students were able to fill their stockings!”
Posted by Roosevelt Elementary School on Facebook: "OC Grip Ford Mentor Program rewarded our students with an unforgettable visit to the Ford Design Center. They were inspired by Eric Dickerson, OC Sheriff, fashion designer Lala Romero, and James Worthy."
Posted by Willard Intermediate School on Facebook: “Willard students don't just learn from Monday through Friday, Saturday is also a school day. So excited that they were able to participate in our first Saturday Math Academy.”
Posted by Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School to Facebook: “Yesterday our AVID Mustangs, along with other #HashtagLunchBagOC volunteers, helped assemble lunches for our homeless in Santa Ana. What a great way to make a difference! Go Mustangs!”
Posted by Advanced Learning Academy on Facebook: “Congratulations to our Advanced Learning Academy Speech and Debate Team for winning 1st Place at the Bradley University tournament in Peoria."
Posted by Middle College High School on Facebook: “Congratulations Franklin Guevara for your acceptance to Stanford. Great job, your hard work paid off.”
'Tis the season for toy drives, holiday concerts, family nights and more in SAUSD! To help spread the holiday cheer, we’re gathering fliers and information on SAUSD-related seasonal events and happenings and posting them to our SAUSD Facebook page. Click here to access the photo album, which will be updated on a regular basis throughout the holiday season.
  • December 17, 2019: Board Meeting, 6 p.m. SAUSD Board Room
  • December 20, 2019: Duty Day - Student Free Day - High School Only.
  • December 23-25, 2019: Christmas Holiday - Schools and District Offices closed.
  • December 26-27, 2019: Non-Instruction; schools closed.
  • December 30, 2019: Non-Instruction; schools closed.
  • December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020: New Year's Holiday; Schools and District Offices closed.
  • January 2-3, 2020: Non-instruction; schools closed.