News and Announcements

Menu - Week of April 19th

CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to download a copy of this week's menu, along with information about service changes this week.


We know the changes to the Bus Stop distribution has been challenging for some of our families. We have made an adjustment, that we hope will help!

Beginning next WEDNESDAY, April 21st, we will resume SIX bus stop locations once a week. HOWEVER, they will serve a large box (5 breakfasts and 5 lunches), along with a whole pizza for suppers (similar to the box we distribute before a long break).

Current meal service (with the one bus/truck stop) will still occur on Monday, April 19th. Beginning Wednesday, April 21st, our new once/week bus distribution will begin. This will NOT effect regular meal service on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays (12:00pm-1:00pm) at our school sites.

CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to download flyers with more detailed information. Please reach out if you have any questions!

MKHS & SGHS Seniors Reflect on the Pandemic (LA Times Article)

The Los Angeles Times asked Southern California students about their experiences during the pandemic. AUSD students from Mark Keppel High School and San Gabriel High School were part of this important feature. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to read what Raven Ferrer & Kendall Tam (MKHS) and Emily Chen & Ryan Fung (SGHS) had to say about this past year.

(Read the entire LA Times article at:

LCAP Parent Advisory Meeting - Monday, April 19th

We would like to invite all parents to the next Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting. This meeting will take place virtually through Zoom on Monday, April 19th, from 6:45pm until 8:00pm.

Please CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to access a PDF of the flyer with an embedded links to translated versions of the flyers and the Zoom meeting (; Meeting ID: 960 0397 8805).

Your input is important, so we hope to see you there!

Daily Qualtrics Symptom Screener

We are excited to begin welcoming some of our students back to campus for In-Person Learning. Please remember to complete the Qualtrics Symptoms Screener for your child each day, and be prepared to show a screenshot (or printout) of your "green checkmark" upon arrival. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to download a copy of the QR code graphic or go to the URL: We are looking forward to seeing students on our campuses!!! (Thank you to #YnezSchool for the use of their graphic!)

Congratulations to our March Game Changers! Nominate a deserving employee for April!

Congratulations to our MARCH GAME CHANGERS: Activate Arroyo (VAPA Teacher, Dance Teacher, and Director of the Dance Team and All Male Dance Team at Mark Keppel High School) and Eduardo (Eddie) Fernandez (Custodian at Emery Park School). Both of them will be recognized at the April 27th Board of Education meeting.

We are currently accepting nominations for our April Game Changers. Nominate a deserving AUSD staff member by Friday, April 30th. Click on the headline to access the nomination form. (Click on one of the two badges, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty or Spotlight, that you want to nominate someone for. Game changers are selected from the badge recipients.)

Changes to Meal Service

Please be aware that, effective Monday, April 5th, meals will be served from 12:00pm until 1:00pm (instead of 1:30). Our "bus stop" locations will also be reduced to just one location: San Gabriel & Garvey. (Look for the big AUSD truck instead of a school bus.)

Class of 2021 High School Graduations - Save the Dates!

We are very excited to announce that our high school seniors will have IN-PERSON commencement ceremonies to celebrate their graduation! Comprehensive high schools (AHS, MKHS, and SGHS) will hold their ceremony at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, while Independence High School will hold their ceremony at San Gabriel High School's Stadium. All high schools will ALSO have a drive-thru celebration. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to download a document with all the graduation celebration dates and make sure to mark the on your calendar. High school principals will communicate with seniors and their families with more details in the near future.

Return of High School Athletics

High School Parents: You should have received an email announcing AUSD's plans to bring back athletic activities for our high school students. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to download the letter if you did not receive it. (03/11/2021 - Updated to include translations.)
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