Superintendent's Message

On behalf of the El Rancho Unified Board of Education, I would like to welcome you back to the 2015-16 school year! Over these last two years our district has grown its academic program as well as our social/emotional supports for our students. Based on our parent, student and community input through our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) we are responding to your ideas in order to provide the best learning environments for your children that will ensure their future success.

Don’t forget - beginning with the first day of school in August and continuing for the rest of the school year, our schools will open their gates at 7:00 a.m. to welcome our students. We hope you and your children will take advantage of this opportunity that will also help you as a parent to get to work on time and know your children are safe, having a healthy breakfast and are with their peers in the morning.

In cooperation with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, we will also continue and deepen our focus on daily attendance. Through our attendance campaign, “The Power of One - I’m In,” we expect that students will attend school- every day, on-time, and for the full day each and every day. The exception is when your child is ill.

During the summer, our staff has been busy at work deep cleaning, painting and upgrading our facilities. We will be ready for the first day of school! In addition, through your bond dollars, there is a new air conditioning system in the B-Building at El Rancho High School that will provide relief to our students and staff!

Our teachers also participated in professional development in math, language arts, science, English language development and project-based learning. As a result of this training, we will be increasing the rigor of our instructional program and further align our teaching and learning based on the California Common Core State Standards.  It is our expectation that ERUSD teachers and administrators will ignite a passion for learning beyond the classroom in an environment that allows our students to collaborate, communicate, be creative, and become critical thinkers.

In the coming month, we look forward to seeing you and your children on the first day of school, at our Back-to-School Nights, and the ribbon cutting events for our new academies. Please be on the lookout for our ERUSD Highlights Edition and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ElRanchoSchools.


Martin Galindo


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News and Announcements

Ruben Salazar High School - Announced California Model Continuation High School for 2016!

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Salazar High School was announced as a Model Continuation High School for 2016. The Model Continuation High School Recognition Program identifies and recognizes outstanding programs and creates a resource list of quality programs for school visitations. These schools provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth through the use of exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling, and guidance and counseling services. Schools on this list serve as innovative models for other continuation schools in which there are over 480 continuation high schools in the state of California.

Mr. Reyes and the Salazar team were recognized for exemplary technology integration, collaborative practices, and teacher-student relationships. Salazar Saints pride was evident from start to finish! This is the school’s second recognition for the Model Continuation High School Recognition Program. Salazar High School will be officially recognized by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) in the Spring of 2016.

Parent to Parent Workshops

ERUSD will be hosting Parent to Parent which will bring parents together in our District for a series of workshops. The workshop titles are as follows:
• Project Based Parenting
• Get Connected
• Supporting Your Special Needs Child at School and Beyond
• Parents Helping Parents on the Path to College

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 8:00-11:30
Location: Pico Park
9528 Beverly Boulevard
Pico Rivera

Informational Parent Seminar

The Special Education Department will be holding a workshop for parents of students with special needs. Tips will be shared on how to help your student with setting up routines and doing homework. Parents will learn about and make materials to use at home with their children.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: Special Education Department Conference Room
9333 Loch Lomond Drive
Pico Rivera

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Meals, foods and beverages sold and served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods, and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

15th Annual Parent Education Conference "Empowerment Through Education"

The 15th Annual Parent Education Conference, "Empowerment Through Education", hosted by the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (H.O.T.), Whittier Union High School District and various organizations, are scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:00 - 1:30 pm at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia Street, Whittier. The objective of the Parent Education Conference is to instill in Latino parents and their children how important it is for their children to complete high school and graduate from a college or university. The conference will provide attendees with informational workshops on the college application process, financial aid for college, academic support and additional resources for students.

For more information, contact Dr. Erin Lopez-Cadena, District Resource Teacher at (562) 801-5226.

Informational Parent Seminar

The Special Education Department will be hosting an informational meeting for parents of special needs students at which representatives from the school district and community resource personnel will be presenting information useful to parents.

When: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Location: Special Education Department Conference Room
9333 Loch Lomond Drive (corner of Loch Lomond and Citronell)
Pico Rivera

High Speed Rail Los Angeles to Anaheim Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting an open house for the Los Angeles to Anaheim project. This is a public meeting where the California High Speed Rail Authority will engage with the local community to obtain input about the project.

Date: October 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rivera Park
9530 Shade Lane
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

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Upcoming Events

Holiday - Thanksgiving
Date: 11/26/2015
Holiday - Thanksgiving
Date: 11/27/2015
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 12/8/2015
Location: 5:30 pm ERUSD Student Services Building (corner of Loch Lomond & Citronell)
Joint Board of Education / Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 12/9/2015, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room 9333 Loch Lomond Drive Pico Rivera
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 12/15/2015
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
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