News and Announcements

Update on the Coronavirus

The health and well-being of students and staff are always our top priority. You may have heard that Los Angeles County has declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

According to the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we can expect more confirmed cases in the near future. The focus continues to be on preventing the spread of the illness by following basic sanitary practices. It is a good time for all of us to become prepared, but not to panic.

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Information on the Novel Coronavirus

The El Rancho Unified School District is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) in preparation and response to possible concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following information and protocols are based upon the most recent briefing information and updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Disability Resource & Transition Fair

Students with disabilities and their parents are invited to attend the Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP) Disability Resource & Transition Fair. This free event will provide an opportunity to meet with organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities. Breakout sessions will be offered on high school diploma versus certificate of completion and conservatorship.

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TK and Kindergarten Registration for 2020/2021

Parents/guardians wishing to enroll their children into transitional kindergarten (TK) of kindergarten in the El Rancho Unified School District have the opportunity to do so beginning February 18, 2020. Ongoing registration will be available at specific hours at each elementary school site.

Children who will enroll in kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. Any child who will have his/her fifth birthday from September 2, 2020 through December 2, 2020 shall be offered a transitional kindergarten (TK) program.

For additional information regarding the registration process, and/or to complete the necessary documents, parents/guardians may contact their elementary school of choice or visit the registration tab on the District website.
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Construction Alert

Durfee Avenue will close to vehicular traffic at the railroad crossing north of Stephens Street to south of Walnut Avenue beginning on Monday, February 3, 2020. The road closure will allow for construction of a roadway underpass between Beverly Road and Whittier Boulevard and a new bridge to carry trains over the roadway. Upon completion, traffic congestion and potential collisions with trains will be eliminated.

Motorists are encouraged to use Rosemead Boulevard as the recommended detour route for north-south traffic. Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Please use caution in the vicinity of construction activities.
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Board Member Jose Lara Resigns from the El Rancho Unified School District Governing Board

Mr. Jose Lara’s resignation from the Governing Board of the El Rancho Unified School District effective February 5, 2020 has been confirmed.

Mr. Lara was the longest serving member of the Board at the time of his resignation. During his six years on the Board, Mr. Lara was an advocate for student mental health services, an active supporter of the Ethnic Studies Program, as well as a champion for our Special Education students, and a huge proponent for Class Size Reduction. He represented the District on various committees, including the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA) – 2015-2016, Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP) – 2015, 2018, and the California School Boards Delegate Assembly for – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. On behalf of the Superintendent, Dr. Frances Esparza, we extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Lara for his service to the El Rancho community.

Superintendent Esparza has been working with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters to announce that under election law, this vacancy cannot be filled until the recall election takes place. When the recall occurs, the results of the recall (for qualified candidates only) will be provided at that time.
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El Rancho Adult Education Center

The El Rancho Adult Education Center will be open for registration January 6-10, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The winter session classes begin on January 13, 2020. For more information, please call the El Rancho Adult Education Center at (562) 801-7710.
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