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

Free Latino Heritage Fiesta
Rio Hondo College will be hosting a free Latino Heritage Fiesta. There will be live music with a special guest performance by Grammy Award Winner, Poncho Sanchez, Music by Son Cinco as well as a performance by Dance by Raices Peruanas. Join the fun with interactive family activities, a photo booth, food trucks and more!

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier

For more information, please contact the Rio Hondo College Cultural Events Hotline at (562) 908-3492.
Help Us Transform Our Schools

Help Us Transform Our Schools You're invited to a series of community meetings to help inform the ERUSD Student Centric Facilities Master Plan. Help us transform our schools into the best learning environments in California!

ERUSD is hosting three community meetings:

- Rivera Middle School - September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm
- The STEAM Academy @Burke - September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm
- North Park Middle School - September 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Your opinion and participation is very important!

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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
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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Upcoming Events

Magee Elementary School - Back to School Night
Date: 9/18/2014, 5 PM 6:30 PM
North Ranchito Elementary School - Back to School Night
Date: 9/22/2014, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting
Date: 9/23/2014, 6 PM
Location: STEAM Academy @Burke Cafeteria
Valencia Elementary School - Back to School Night
Date: 9/24/2014, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Ruben Salazar High School - Back to School Night
Date: 9/25/2014, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
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