Superintendent's Message

"The STEAM Academy at Burke will offer an innovative and rigorous educational experience that allows students to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in a 21st century learning environment. Students will engage in project based learning in order to further develop their collaborative and critical thinking skills in real life application."

The STEAM Academy at Burke highlights the innovation and transformation occurring in the El Rancho Unified School District. El Rancho High School, Burke Middle School, North Park Middle School and Rivera Middle School have partnered with Cal Poly Pomona through Project Lead The Way as they begin offering courses that former U.S. Secretary of State, then-New York Senator, Hillary Clinton said is a “promising program that is both changing the lives of middle and high school students nationwide and helping to build a workforce that meets the needs of the 21st century.”

We realize the importance of preparing our students for the jobs of the future which will require working together, solving problems, thinking out of the box and talking things out. In other words-collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.

These four areas are the backbone of the culture we are experiencing and valuing in our District from our Board members to the classroom. Innovative ideas and action plans are being developed which are transforming our District. Honest and open conversations are occurring which highlight the positive and address our areas of improvement.

In June, our Board of Education passed two ground breaking Resolutions that continue our break from the past to a District of the future. We will begin the planning of a Magnet High School in our District. In addition, our staff will plan on implementing a new graduation requirement for a Cultural Awareness and Ethnic Studies Course beginning with the 2015-16 school year. If we want students to compete in a global environment and compete for jobs of the future they must develop self-confidence, awareness of their culture and be able to effectively interact with individuals from other backgrounds and cultures.

We are proud of the direction of our district! We are proud of our students, staff and community!

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News and Announcements

Online Meal Application
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.

PICO RIVERA COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS RECEIVE A FINAL "LESSON" BEFORE THEIR NEXT STEP IN EDUCATION Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera salutes 2014 graduates at summer send-off luncheon.
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Upcoming Events

SPECIAL Board of Education Meeting
Date: 8/26/2014, 5:30 PM
Location: ERUSD Conference Room (Student Services Building)
Rivera Middle School - Back to School Night
Date: 8/27/2014, 5 PM 7 PM
North Park Middle School - Back to School Night
Date: 8/28/2014, 6 PM 8 PM
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
Quality Education Today for a Better Tomorrow
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