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

Rio Vista Elementary Named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Rio Vista Elementary Named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School On September 30, 2014, Rio Vista Elementary School was officially recognized by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. For 2014, 337 schools are being recognized; 287 public schools and 50 private schools with 24 from California.

Rio Vista Elementary is being recognized for the following category of achievement: Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. As a result, they are identified among the State of California's highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school's subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performances for each subgroup are at high levels.

Congratulations and highest commendation goes to the entire Rio Vista school community - leadership, teachers, staff, students, and parents. With vision, commitment, and perseverance, Mr. Cochran and the Rio Vista school team set high goals and expectations, never gave up, and achieved. More importantly, they successfully impacted the learning and futures of hundreds of our students. Thank you for your ongoing dedication. We are proud of you!
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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Public Hearing for Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

Public Hearing for Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00 - 11:30 am
Where: Pico Rivera Senior Center. 9200 Mines Avenue, Pico Rivera
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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!
STEAM Academy @Burke Opens for Middle School Students
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Upcoming Events

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 10/1/2014, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 10/7/2014
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 10/21/2014
Location: Pico Rivera City Hall 5:30 pm Closed Session, 6:30 pm Open Session
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Date: 11/5/2014, 6 PM
Location: ERUSD Technology Room
Holiday - Admissions Day (All District Schools and Offices Closed)
Date: 11/10/2014
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