(July 14. 2020) Press Release: Santa Ana Unified School District to Start School Year Entirely Via Distance Learning
Santa Ana Unified School District will pivot entirely to distance learning to start the upcoming school year out of concern for the safety and well being of the entire school community. This decision comes as the number of COVID-19 cases throughout Santa Ana, and across California and the rest of the country continues to climb at an alarming rate. Thus, a full distance learning model is the safest option for SAUSD students, parents, and staff
Have questions about how to enroll a student in an SAUSD school during this time of temporary campus closures? Please click on learn more for enrollment information. You will be contacted by a member of the SAUSD staff to complete full enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
Superintendent Jerry Almendarez has recorded a new message for the community about how SAUSD is preparing for the start of the new school year on Aug. 10, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click to watch.
Summer meal service begins this Friday, May 29 and will run until Friday, July 31. Meal service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following eight locations: Madison Elementary - Romero Cruz Academy - Carr Intermediate - Willard Intermediate - Villa Intermediate -Saddleback HS - Santa Ana HS - Segerstrom HS
We hired three new teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. We are excited to announce that Aurora Esquivel and Juan Sanchez will be joining our 5th grade team. Both are coming from Romero-Cruz Academy. Edward Gonzalez will be joining us from Monroe Elementary School and teaching our 2/3 Combo! We are excited to have all three of them!
The Board of Education reviewed during its June 9th meeting a preliminary plan to resume instruction for this upcoming school year. The first day of instruction is still on Aug. 10. This draft plan includes provisions for in-person instruction, distance learning, and hybrid options that include a combination of several models. The plan was designed by the newly-formed Innovation Design Team (IDT) under the direction and guidance of the Board, Superintendent Jerry Almendarez, and other district leadership, with student and staff safety as the top priority.
The Santa Ana Unified School District is seeking feedback from parents regarding the re-opening of school in Fall 2020. Please click here to provide your input on a range of topics, including class sizes, staggered schedules, full-time virtual learning and more.
On April 28, 2020, the Governing Board of Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) approved a policy for grading during the Spring 2020 semester. This policy was created to reflect changes in instruction caused by the closure of schools to students, and the implementation of distance learning amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Contact Your Provider's Office When you make an appointment, ask any and all questions about your child's health, immunizations or COVID-19. Your provider is happy to answer them and help!
WELCOME OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
Mr. Jimmy Bruhl, School Principal
July 13, 2020
Dear Parents & Guardians,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Carver Elementary School. As a resident of Santa Ana, I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your school community. I am driven and focused to ensure that Carver continues to strive for excellence, while building new opportunities for students and staff.
As a proud graduate of Santa Ana Valley High School, I have been dedicated to Santa Ana Unified for more than twenty years as a teacher and school site administrator for all TK-12 grade levels. Within my administrative years in SAUSD, I had the opportunity to work alongside district and community leaders, while supporting schools as an Administrative Coordinator for the District’s Extended Learning Programs, Visual & Performing Arts, Athletics, and Health & Wellness Departments.
I can honestly say that we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to positively impact our students after experiencing a pandemic school closure. Along with our teachers, support staff, and parent leaders, I will dedicate my time to continue Carver’s collaborative success by sustaining and building upon its Culture and Climate, while adding a Human Element to everything we do.
Due to our current times, my main focus will be to ensure a safe re-opening of Carver Elementary School. I will be committed to ensure that we:
- Provide the highest quality learning experiences for all students.
- Support the individual needs of all students and families.
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all students and staff.
- Provide clear communication throughout all transitions to stakeholders.
As you all enjoy the Summer break, I wanted to take a few moments to bring some operational items to your attention:
Our custodial staff and District teams have been working hard to get our grounds and classrooms disinfected, cleaned and ready for the new school year. In addition to preparing classrooms and facilities, the District is currently completing new facility projects this Summer.
Re-Opening of Schools
Before the opening of the new 2020-2021 school year, I will be providing you with informational updates as to what the new school year will entail. The most important task for our site will be to ensure that all staff, students, and parents are trained on our new health and safety protocols that will help us stop and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At Carver, we are working on a specific innovation plan for a school re-opening that abides and adjusts accordingly to current public health guidelines between July throughout the rest of the school year.
As your school community leader, it is important to me that everyone involved feel connected, welcomed, and excited to be at Carver! These feelings will enable us to continuously grow social emotionally and academically. I look forward to meet you all!
Principal, Carver Elementary School
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