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El Rancho Unified Provides Support to Students and Families in Need

The recent fire that occurred at an apartment complex in our city has impacted several of our El Rancho Unified School District students and families. Our hearts go out to the people that have been affected.

ERUSD staff is ready to provide support in these times of hardship. Our mental health counselors, school psychologists, and support personnel, are committed to assist our families. Our school administrators and teachers will continue providing a safe, nurturing and rich learning environment to our students. Thus, we encourage the community to please send the students to school so that they experience a positive climate with peers and adults.

On behalf of our Board of Education and on behalf of the team of El Rancho Unified, we want to reiterate our commitment to support our students and families.

Sincerely,

Karling Aguilera-Fort
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El Rancho High School Future Don Night

Incoming 9th graders and their parents are invited to attend Future Don Night on Thursday, February 22, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Future Don Night was developed to assist students and parents in making a successful transition to high school. This evening is an opportunity for students and parents of incoming 9th graders to become familiar with El Rancho High School and all the school has to offer. Future students and parents will learn about high school graduation, academic programs, the arts, sports and extracurricular activities to gain a better understanding of how El Rancho High School has evolved over the last few years. We welcome incoming 9th graders and their parents to come meet teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators and staff.
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Rio Hondo College Open House

Rio Hondo College Career and Technical Education Division is hosting an Open House event at which future students can learn about alternative fuels technology, alternative energy, electronics, and much more! This is a great opportunity to meet faculty, receive enrollment information, and learn about program fees and tools. Registration is required.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rio Hondo College Tech Quad

See the attached flyer for registration information. Questions? Call (562) 463-3213
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Statement of the El Rancho Unified School District

National attention has focused on anti-American military statements allegedly made by a teacher hired at El Rancho High School. The District has stepped forward to conduct a full and complete investigation into our professional standards which mandate that the values of students, their parents, and other family members are to be respected in the classroom at all times.

The City of Pico Rivera was founded 60 years ago by veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who purchased affordable housing in the area in the aftermath of World War II. The values of these valiant men and women are deeply rooted in the community and in the El Rancho Unified School District. Indeed, many individual Board Members, administrators and staff of the District are themselves members of military and veteran families.

Another important ERUSD value, one which our veterans have valiantly fought for, is that every person is entitled to due process. The District is already in the process of conducting a complete and timely investigation, and the law will be followed in every respect. The District’s commitment to transparency is subject only to the laws protecting the privacy of its employees. In the spirit of transparency, the District wants to answer these questions frequently asked by concerned people:

“Why doesn’t the District just fire the guy?”
Due process requires the District to investigate the facts, decide what action, if any, should be taken based on those facts, and use procedures set forth in law and contract before imposing any discipline. We are already deeply engaged in that process.

“ Why is the teacher suspended with pay?”
Suspension with pay is mandated by law at this point.

“Will the Board of Education hire an attorney to defend him?”
Absolutely not. The District has rules and procedures in place and will follow the protocols required by law. The District’s new legal team is leading the way in this process.

- February 1, 2018
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Fundraising Night at Shakey's

You are invited to join the students and staff of Ruben Salazar High School for a fun fundraising event at Shakey's Pizza Parlor. All proceeds will benefit the Associated Student Body.

When: February 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Shakey's Pico Rivera, 9290 Whittier Boulevard

Just drop your receipt in the box marked Ruben Salazar ASB. Shakey's will donate 25% of all the receipts collected.

Thank you for your support!
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STATEMENT OF EL RANCHO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ON JANUARY 26, 2018 VIDEO OF TEACHER COMMENTS

This morning our District is the center of attention over a video on social media where one of our teachers appears to disrespect the family values of our students and families in the classroom. Our classrooms are not the appropriate place for one-sided discussions that undermine the values our families hold dear. We are investigating. We will find out exactly what happened and take all appropriate action to ensure that the values of our students and families are respected in our schools. The El Rancho Unified School District is committed to providing all of our students a safe, nurturing and respectful educational environment in which they can strive and succeed.

- January 28, 2018
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Flu Advisory

Los Angeles County is currently experiencing very high levels of flu activity. We are asking for your help with keeping our schools healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise parents to keep children home from school, day care, or camp for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone. (The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher. Please review the attached guide and checklist for more information.
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Cash for College Workshop

Where: El Rancho High School Library
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Financial aid experts and volunteers will be available to assist families with completing the FAFSA, CA Dream Act application, Cal Grant GPA verification form, and/or CHAFEE Grant application. Learn about scholarships, AB 540 and resources for students who are undocumented or have DACA status.

This event is available for all high school seniors or college students who need assistance applying for financial aid. Appointments are not necessary. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.

Please bring with you:
- Parents 2016 taxes
- Student and parent(s) full names
- Student and parent(s) social security numbers
- Student and parent(s) dates of birth
- Email address and password for student and one parent

For more information, please contact the El Rancho High School College and Career Center at (562) 801-7540.
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Solar Initiative Comes to El Rancho Unified

Please join El Rancho Unified staff and PFMG Solar representatives for informational community meetings on our solar initiative. We would like to hear the thoughts and suggestions of our students, parents, staff, and community.

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Ron Wakefield Music Hall & Science Lab Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

North Park Academy of the Arts cordially invite you to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Ron Wakefield Music Hall and Science Lab. The event is slated for Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

This is another milestone achieved in our current bond program as we effectively use bond dollars to modernize and build 21st Century learning facilities for all students in the El Rancho Unified School District!
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