SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING FREE, HEALTHY MEALS TO CHILDREN WITH LAUNCH OF SUMMER MEAL SERVICE MAY 29, 2020


The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is renewing its commitment to providing free, nutritious meals to local children with the launch of its summer meal service program this week.

Under the guidance of the Board of Education, SAUSD has served more than 1 million free meals to children since temporarily closing its campuses in March to help curb the spread of COVID-19. With the current school year ending on May 28, 2020, SAUSD is continuing to provide for the nutritional needs of local children by hosting its free summer meal program from May 29 to July 31, 2020. Free meals will be available to all children, ages 1-18 during this time. Food will be distributed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following eight locations:

  • Madison Elementary School

  • Romero-Cruz Academy

  • Carr Intermediate School

  • Willard Intermediate School

  • Villa Intermediate School

  • Saddleback High School

  • Santa Ana High School

  • Segerstrom High School

Meal service will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6. Special precautions will continue to be taken during meal service for the health and safety of all involved. Social distancing will be practiced at all sites, and meals will be distributed in a no-contact, grab-and-go fashion.  For more information on summer meal service, call Nutrition Services at (714) 431-1900.





May 28, 2020: Important update by Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Jerry Almendarez regarding how SAUSD is preparing for the new 2020-21 school year in light of COVID-19.


GENERAL UPDATES


April 15, 2020


Dear Santa Ana Unified School District Community, 

Out of concern for public safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares have recommended that school districts cancel on-campus student attendance through the end of the academic year and focus on distance learning.


As a result of this guidance, and with the health of our stakeholders in mind, we are canceling on-campus instruction through May 28, 2020, the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We will, however, continue to offer both online and printed learning resources during these closures to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning. 

We are also canceling all end-of-the-year activities, including high school commencement ceremonies, for the safety of all involved. We know this is a special time of year for our seniors, and are examining alternate ways to commemorate this educational milestone.  

Although our campuses are temporarily closed, we remain committed to serving and engaging with our students and our community during this time. 

  • We’re serving free, healthy meals to all children three times a week at 13 select school sites. For a schedule, visit sausd.us/coronavirus.

  • We’ve compiled printed and digital supplementary learning enrichment packets for students in grades PreK-12. To download them, visit sausd.us/studentportal.

  • We’re vetting information on food pantries, Wi-Fi plans and more as a help to our community. Visit sausd.us/covid19resources or call (714) 558-5677 to connect.

  • We’ve created a hotline to provide our scholars with mental health resources and telephone counseling. Students may call 657-290-9527 for assistance. 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank you for your continued support, trust, and patience. We are staying abreast of health recommendations being made by state, local and national agencies and will update you on any that may impact the SAUSD community. 

At this time, we are evaluating opportunities for potential summer school programs. Please be sure to connect with your child’s teacher and school, and follow SAUSD on social media, to receive important updates as we move forward.  

I truly believe that, by being united and continuing to work together for the benefit of our scholars, we can emerge from this situation stronger than ever before. 


Sincerely, 

Jerry Almendarez

Superintendent of Schools 




FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES


SAUSD has launched a new webpage dedicated to providing information on community resources during this time. Click here for details.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SAUSD STUDENT PORTAL WITH LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR ALL GRADES!

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