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!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ElRanchoSchools to hear about the latest happenings in our District.

Martin Galindo


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News and Announcements

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
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.
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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School Registration Forms

School Registration Forms
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
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.
Negotiations Summaries
El Rancho Unified School District Seeks Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Applicants for Measure EE
Voters in the El Rancho Unified School District (District) approved Measure “EE” on November 2, 2010. Measure “EE” a $52 million bond measure, was put on the ballot to construct and improve local schools and student support facilities, improve student access to computers and classroom technology, build vocational technical classrooms, provide improvements to better maintain schools, and provide renewable energy improvements to reduce operating costs and put more money into the classroom.

The District is currently in the process of recruiting one individual to fill a vacancy on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for Measure “EE.” The committee has been established to monitor all bond measure projects and expenditures, provide proper oversight, controls, and accountability to ensure that bond measure funds are used as they were intended, and make regular reports to the community on the progress of the bond measure projects.

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Future Don Night Slated at El Rancho High

Future Don Night Slated at El Rancho High El Rancho High School invites the community to learn more about El Rancho High at its Future Don Night which is slated for Thursday, March 12, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s main gym. Future Don Night is an opportunity for students and parents/guardians of incoming 9th graders to become familiar with El Rancho High. This event offers an opportunity for students and parents to learn about high school graduation, college entrance requirements, activities, the arts, sports and extracurricular activities as well as a chance to meet teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators and other helpful staff. Future Don Night is only the first in a series of activities developed to assist students and parents in making a successful transition from middle school to high school and beyond!
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