Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. It is wonderful to have your child back in our schools. Since the first day of school they have brought laughter, excitement, their smiles and joy to their classrooms and our campuses. Our maintenance and custodial staff worked hard to get our school facilities ready for your children and our teachers. We truly thank them for their efforts.
ERUSD teachers worked hard to prepare their classrooms to create positive and effective learning environments. Since coming to El Rancho last school year, I have been totally impressed by the dedication of our teachers as most teachers return early to set up their classrooms. When you visit your child's teacher, I would appreciate you thanking them for creating an effective classroom environment.
I have already visited a number of schools and our executive team has already visited many schools in our district. I can tell you that in each and every classroom I have observed that teachers are teaching and children are learning. In one classroom at Durfee Elementary, the students and I talked about the college banners in their room and what the banners meant to them. At Magee Elementary, three students showed me their PowerPoint presentations they had worked on and in another classroom students were working on their iPads. At North Ranchito Elementary, I walked through kindergarten classrooms where students were already engaged with a phonics and writing lesson. At North Park Middle, I spoke with Ms. Rodriguez and Mr. Tarcio about the upgrade of their library that should be finished shortly. I can't wait for the ribbon cutting for this event.

During lunchtime at El Rancho High School, I walked around the quad as students were eating and talking. Just as usual it was calm and students relaxed in the shade of the trees and canopies around the quad. If you were to walk the campus at lunchtime you would experience what I experienced-teenagers taking a break from their studies in a safe and fun environment.

I attended the ribbon cutting for the STEAM Academy @Burke on the first day of school which was attended by El Rancho Unified School District Board Members, Pico Rivera City Council Members, representatives from Congresswoman Sanchez's office and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia's office, as well as our parents, students and staff. What an historic event!

This year our teachers are continuing their implementation of the Common Core as well as integrating technology into their instructional program. We will continue to collaborate with each other as we foster creativity and innovation across our District.  We understand the need to transform our school district for your children and look forward to helping them thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Thank you for being a partner with us as we work together to provide the best for your child!

Martin Galindo

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News and Announcements

Online Meal Application
STEAM Academy @Burke Opens for Middle School Students
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Parent - Student Handbook
The Parent-Student Handbook contains pertinent information on school procedures and regulations.
School Registration Forms
Preschool Program
The Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for enrollment. Participating children receive a high quality curriculum that includes instruction in phonics, math, science, and fine arts. Classes operate daily from 9:00 am-12:00 noon and from 1:00-4:00 pm. Give the Early Learning Program Office a call at 801-5117 to learn how to register your child and get him/her ready to excel in kindergarten!
Community Walk & Talk with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
Facilities Master Planning Survey
The District is developing a student-centric facilities master plan that will transform ERUSD schools into the best learning environments in California.

Please help us to identify your priorities by responding to a quick survey.

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City of Pico Rivera College Institute for College Admissions
The City of Pico Rivera will be hosting a College Institute for college-bound students in October. The series will focus on guiding students through the college application process, financial aid, scholarships and grants. Additionally, students will meet with counselors from UCs, CSU’s, Community Colleges, Independent Colleges and Universities. This program is open to Juniors and Seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applications are due by September 15th.

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El Rancho Unified School District Board Meeting Highlights
This information is provided in an effort to keep you informed about the actions taken by our Board of Education to support our students and move our District forward.
Text-A-Tip 562-551-TIP2
Don't forget to use Text-A-Tip to report crime, depression, bullying, drug use, suspicious activity, fights, etc. Keep our students and community safe!

Pico Rivera City Challenge
The City of Pico Rivera will be holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Join the community in its challenge to be one of the best city donors. Donate one pint and save three lives.

When: August 12, 2014
Time: 1:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Pico Rivera Library Community Room - 9001 Mines Avenue

To schedule an appointment, please contact Sandra Pena at (562) 801-4371.
El Rancho Unified Schools Now on Twitter!

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Need Help with a Federal Agency?
Office of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez announces Community Office Hours. The event is FREE to the public.
Board Agenda Online
El Rancho Unified is now using Agenda Online for Board of Education meetings. To view the agenda, click the link below.
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Upcoming Events

Holiday - Labor Day (All District Schools and Offices Closed)
Date: 9/1/2014
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 9/2/2014
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
STEAM Academy @ Burke - Back to School Night
Date: 9/3/2014, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 9/3/2014, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room
El Rancho Education Center - Back to School Night
Date: 9/4/2014, 5:30 PM 8 PM
Quality Education Today for a Better Tomorrow
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