Superintendent's Message

On behalf of the El Rancho Unified Board of Education, I would like to welcome our students, staff, parents and community members to the second half of the 2014/2015 school year. We are very excited about the progress our District is making as we move forward to provide the best academic and extra-curricular opportunities for our students. As I visit our schools and classrooms, I am totally impressed by how respectful our students are towards each other and the adults they interact with. They come ready to learn everyday. Each and every time I walk into a classroom, teachers are teaching and actively engaging our students. As a District we are implementing the common core standards through Project Based Learning with an emphasis on collaboration, creativity, innovation and communication in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

We will build on the successes of our schools and District during the first part of the year like:

  • El Rancho High School who had an excellent accreditation visit in November and were recognized by the state WASC team as a gem;
  • The El Rancho Unified School District being the first school district in the State of California to adopt an ethnic studies or cultural awareness class as a graduation requirement;
  • Rio Vista Elementary School who achieved National Blue Ribbon status;
  • The STEAM Academy @Burke being the first magnet school in ERUSD;
  • Our partnership with Cal Poly Pomona University and Project Lead the Way at El Rancho High School, North Park Middle School, Rivera Middle School and the STEAM Academy @Burke;
  • Our Student Services Department who has successfully applied for and received five grants totaling over $8 million which will provide social and emotional support and services to our students;
  • Our District which has an effective and productive partnership with Generation First Degree, the City of Pico Rivera and the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce.

These are only a few of the successes and accomplishments of our District. We are proud of our students and the work of teachers, administrators, staff and parents who provide amazing opportunities that create the conditions for our students to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. We continue on our path towards excellence. Thank you for being part of our District!

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Martin Galindo


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News and Announcements

School Registration Information and Forms

School Registration Information and Forms
CHOICES – Youth Empowerment Conference
The CHOICES Youth Empowerment Conference hosted by the SPIRITT Family Services, Rio Hondo College, The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce and various organizations, will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. El Rancho Unified School District students in grades 9-11 will attend this event. The goal of the Youth Conference is to have students leave with hope, empowerment, knowledge, self-worth, and a connection to a community that cares. The conference workshop topics include education, self-development/improvement, health, and career. The purpose is to build dreams and open doors for the hapless and at risk students in our communities.

For more information, contact Sandra Gallegos, District Resource Teacher at (562) 801-5224.
Special Education Parent Conference
The Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP) Community Advisory Committee will be presenting a free Special Education Parent Conference designed for parents of children with disabilities.

When: April 28, 2015

Where: WACSEP Office, 8036 Ocean View Avenue, Whittier

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

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Relay for Life of Pico Rivera

Relay for Life of Pico Rivera There is still time to register and participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event that increases awareness about cancer.

When: June 27-28, 2015 - 9:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: El Rancho High School, 6501 South Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera

For more information, please contact:
- Tony Garcia, Lead (562) 456-6186
- Laura Martinez, Team Leader (562) 619-3895
- Kathy Kaelon, Survivors (562) 832-7045


(562) 437-0792 ext. 226 or
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 apealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Day for the Dons – One City One Team

Day for the Dons – One City One Team Join celebrity football coaches and former professional athletes for a one-day football camp to learn the fundamentals of football in a fun and competitive environment. Cost of $35 per player for youths between the ages of 10-18 includes lunch and a camp t-shirt.

Sign-up begins on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the ERUSD Student Services Department located at 9426 Marjorie Street, Pico Rivera. For more information, please call (562) 801-5128.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: El Rancho High School
6501 South Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera
National Football Foundation Selects Vinnie Lopez as Coach of the Year
The El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education extends congratulations to Vinnie Lopez, El Rancho High School Varsity Football Head Coach, for being selected as the National Football Foundation Coach of the Year. This is an exceptional honor as there are 72 high schools in the San Gabriel/Pasadena Chapter that runs from Pasadena to Claremont and La Canada to Bell Gardens.

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, the Special Education Department cordially invites you to ERUSD Family Fun Night.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Time: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Chuck E. Cheese, 6005 Rosemead Boulevard, Pico Rivera
Board of Education Honors Administrator of the Year

Board of Education Honors Administrator of the Year The El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education extends congratulations to Roxane Fuentes, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, for being selected as the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Administrator of the Year in Region XV for the category of Curriculum and Instruction. This is an exceptional honor as there are 56 school districts in ACSA Region XV.

El Rancho Unified is fortunate and proud to have Ms. Fuentes in the District working diligently, tirelessly and professionally on behalf of students, staff, parents and the community of Pico Rivera. Ms. Fuentes is another example why the El Rancho Unified School District is considered as a district on the move and in the midst of transformation for the benefit of students.

Ms. Fuentes' name will now be forwarded to the ACSA organization state-wide for consideration as the State ACSA Administrator of the Year Award. Ms. Fuentes will be honored at the Region XV Spring Conference and Awards banquet which will be held on April 29, 2015. If Ms. Fuentes is selected as the State ACSA Administrator of the Year, she will be honored at the State ACSA Leadership Conference in November.
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.
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Upcoming Events

Board of Education Meeting
Date: 4/21/2015
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 5/5/2015
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 5/6/2015, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room
District Advisory Council Meeting
Date: 5/20/2015, 6:30 PM
Location: South Ranchito Elementary School, Room 2
District English Learner Advisory Council Meeting
Date: 5/20/2015, 6:30 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Center
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