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

School Registration
The enrollment period for the upcoming school year is now open.
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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.

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.
Summer Youth Nutrition Program
2014-2015 Calendar Dates Announced
The new school year will kick off on August 20 when ERUSD will welcome students back from summer break.

Holidays include Labor Day on September 1, Admissions Day on November 10, Veterans’ Day on November 11, Thanksgiving Break on November 24-28 and Winter Recess on December 22-January 9.

Other holidays include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, Lincoln’s Day on February 9, President's Day on February 16, Spring Recess on April 6-10 and Memorial Day on May 25.

The final day of classes for the 2014-2015 school year is June 11.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
A public hearing for both the district budget and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. (closed session) in the Student Services Building. Public session will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to provide commentary on the district's budget and LCAP. Written comments can also be sent through our "Contact Us" tab. The documents are available for your review below.
Pico Rivera Families Have a New School Option: The STEAM Academy at Burke Middle School – A Magnet for the 21st Century
Pico Rivera Safe Routes to School offers Citywide Bike Festival
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Board Agenda Online
El Rancho Unified is now using Agenda Online for Board of Education meetings. To view the agenda, click the link below.
El Rancho High School Band

El Rancho High School Band El Rancho High School Band recently visited Washington DC. The students were able to visit many exciting places including the Smithsonian Museum, toured the US Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, VA, The White House, Arlington National Cemetery and many of the memorials on the Mall.

The band also attended a live concert of "The President's Own" Marine Band at which the conductor, Colonel Colburn, honored the students by coming to speak and pose for photo'.

The band also performed at President Washington's home at Mount Vernon, VA, The Symphonic Band received an EXCELLENT rating at the Dixie Classic Music Festival and were honored to perform for the wounded military and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

It was a very rewarding experience for the students.
Free E-Waste Recycling Event
Support our students by recycling your unwanted electronic waste. Items accepted are computer monitors, televisions, printers, laptops, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toner cartridges, cell phones, power suppliers, VCR/DVD players, etc. Fluorescent light bulbs, refrigerators, washers and dryers are NOT accepted.

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine)

Where: El Rancho Education Center
9515 Haney Street
Pico Rivera

Proceeds from this event will benefit the El Rancho Education Center.
Spring Into Health Fair
The El Rancho Unified School District will be hosting its 4th annual Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm at the El Rancho Education Center, 9426 Marjorie Street, Pico Rivera. Join us for this FREE event as we promote health awareness and education for the whole family in a fun, supportive environment. Community partners will provide information on Covered California – California’s new affordable health coverage exchange, free health screenings, free immunizations for children ages 5 to 19 and information on community services. The community will have the opportunity to enjoy games for the children, participate in raffles and enjoy live entertainment. For more information contact Hector Palencia at (562) 801-5128.
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Upcoming Events

SPECIAL Board of Education Meeting
Date: 7/31/2014, 5:30 PM
Location: ERUSD Conference Room (Student Services Building)
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 8/5/2014
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 8/6/2014, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room
Joint Board of Education / Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 8/13/2014, 5:30 PM
Location: ERUSD Conference Room (Student Services Building)
First Day of School for K-12 Students
Date: 8/20/2014
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