Click on the headline for a list of what we will be serving on October 26th, 28th, and 29th. Please note that, due to the K-12 pupil-free day on Friday, October 30th, there will be no meal service on that day. But an additional distribution day has been scheduled on Thursday, October 29th to make sure students students have meals for the weekend.
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Due to the pupil-free days at the end of the month, we have made changes to our serving schedule for October 29th through November 2nd. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to see details for each revised serving date.
Who will be the next AUSD staff members to be named Game Changers? Nominate an employee who goes "Above & Beyond" by October 21st to make them eligible for this employee recognition and $100 from First Credit Union. Last month's Game Changers were Justin Kouch (nurse at Ynez School) and Daniel Jimenez (custodian with Facilities Services). It's almost time to choose our Game Changers for October. To nominate a deserving employee, click on the headline to go to to the employee recognition webpage. Click on one of the two badges you want to choose and fill out the short nomination form.
Have a little fun and dress up in your Halloween costume when you come to pick up your meal bag on Wednesday, October 28th (curbside locations only). Click on the headline for more information.
The USDA has extended the waiver that will allow us to continue to provide free meals to ALL children. But parents should still apply for free or reduced meals NOW if their child is eligible. There are important benefits for both your child and our school district. Funding for Alhambra Unified School District is directly affected by how many students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, so every student who qualifies provides the District with extra funding that is vital for school programs. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE for more information and a QR code with a direct link (or visit the Food and Nutrition Services page to sign up).
During the week of October 26th, please join us for Financial Aid virtual presentations. Click on the headline for a copy of the flyer (in multiple languages) for more details, the RSVP link, or to schedule a 1-on-1 virtual appointment with a counselor.
In a year like no other, our high school seniors (and their parents) may be wondering how the college admission process will be different. Click on the headline to be linked to an article in LAist about college applications for the Class of 2021 (featuring Lupita Martinez, USC College Advisor at Alhambra High School).
Thank you to Pasadena Star-News and reporter Robert Morales for spreading the word about San Gabriel High School's Newcomers Academy, which provides extra support for our students who are English Learners. Please visit the Pasadena Star-News website to read the story, or click on the headline to access a PDF version.
Superintendent Jaramillo emailed an important letter to all AUSD parents today. If you did not receive it through the Blackboard Connect system, please click on the headline to read it here.
As we continue a school year like no other, the Superintendent and Board of Education members would like to hear directly from our parents. Please click on the headline to sign up for one of our Community Conversation sessions. These will beheld in a small group Zoom meeting (less than 25 people) so we can engage in a dialogue about this school year. Note: Additional sessions on November 12th and December 3rd were added.
PROSPECTIVE PARENTS: If you would like information about enrolling your child in the district's Spanish Dual Immersion Program for the 2021-22 school year, please click on the headline and join us during one of our Virtual Tour dates. A Chinese translation of the flyer will be added soon. (Note: These tours are not for our current DI parents.) Please see earlier post for information about the MANDARIN program.
Mark your calendar: The Special Education Department will be hosting a series of Parent Workshops, starting in October (October 21, November 18, January 27, and March 10). Please click on the headline to access the information (in multiple languages) and the links to register.
PROSPECTIVE PARENTS: If you would like information about enrolling your child in the district's Mandarin Dual Immersion Program for the 2021-22 school year, please click on the headline and join us during one of our Virtual Tour dates. (Note: These tours are not for our current DI parents.)
Congratulations to 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Jasmine Lim (Mark Keppel High School) and Kelvin Luu (San Gabriel High School)! They will compete for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. (Click on the headline for more information.)
Students in grades TK-12, who are enrolled, currently do not have technology at home and attend full time in Alhambra Unified School District, can request to be issued technology equipment to enable them to use web-based applications, multimedia, and the Internet to complete school work during this time.