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Escondido Union High School District Passes Resolution Denouncing Racism

“We called this special meeting this evening to publicly resolve that in the Escondido Union High School District we are against all forms of racial discrimination, racism and united in our support for equity, safety, and the well-being of all students,” said Board President Tina Pope at this evening’s meeting.

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Escondido Union High School District Schedules Special Meeting To Pass Resolution Denouncing Racism At June Board Meeting; Appoints New Leadership Postions

“In our district, or in the greater community, there is no place for hate,” said Board President Tina Pope at last night’s meeting. “What there is a place for, is building stronger understanding, greater cultural appreciation and compassion for all of as human beings, and greater understanding of our differences.”

“The governing board also named several new members of the EUHSD leadership team, including a new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Service, Dr. Martin Casas, and two new principals, Cory Gregory and Lou Landaverde, and a new Director of Human Resources, Craig Wiblemo.”

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Escondido Union High School District To Host Summer Meals At No Cost For Youth 18 And Under

“Providing nutritious food for our students and families this year has been especially important and we want to continue to do that through the summer months when students are not on campus,” said Alicia Pitrone, Director of Student Nutrition for the district. “In the 2020-2021 school year we saw a 136% increase in the number of meals we’ve provided to students in our community, underscoring the need and importance for nutritious food for youth during this unprecedented time.”

“Ofrecerles alimentos nutritivos a nuestros estudiantes y familias durante este año ha sido particularmente importante y queremos seguir haciéndolo cuando los estudiantes no están en la escuela durante los meses de verano”, menciona Alicia Pitrone, directora del departamento de Nutrición Estudiantil del distrito. “Durante el ciclo escolar 2020-2021 vimos un aumento del 136% en el número de alimentos que se distribuyeron a los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad. Esto demuestra la necesidad e importancia de los alimentos nutritivos para los jóvenes durante estos tiempos sin precedentes”.

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New principals announced for Escondido High School and Del Lago Academy

“Kristi is a knowledgeable and student focused practitioner whose gives 100% of her efforts each and every day to supporting the success of her students,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “Her connection to the school, surrounding community, and proven track record make her the ideal choice for principal of the Del Lago Academy.”

“Jacobs is highly regarded by his colleagues and the Escondido High community,” said Staffieri. “He encourages those around him to think outside the box, holds his colleagues to high expectations, and works diligently to make improvements to benefit Escondido High students.”

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EUHSD Director of Pupil Services, Richard Watkins, Selected as ACSA Student Services Administrator of the Year

“A strong focus on equity is a highlight of Mr. Watkins’ leadership for students. He was instrumental in leading the design and implementation of alternatives to suspension and expulsion. He and his team provide evidence-based intervention programs that redirect student behaviors and result in high levels of academic success and extremely low levels of repeated behaviors.”

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EUHSD Del Lago Academy’s Academic Dean, Tessa Riley, Selected as ACSA Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year

“With a strong focus on creating and sustaining systems for student interventions and extensions of learning, Mrs. Riley is a remarkable example of educational leadership. She has rich and broad experience in working with staff to inspire significant change in student programs and services.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 2019-20 Annual and Five-Year Reports

Sections 66001 and 66006 of the Government Code require that Escondido Union High School District (“School District”) provide to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development to mitigate the impact of that new development on the school facilities of the School District.

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In an effort to provide nutritious meals to students during the summer months, the Escondido Union High School District’s Nutrition Services program is pleased to announce a program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Beginning June 1, 2020, ANY child 18 or under will be able to secure breakfast and lunch at 3 of our high schools: Orange Glen High School, Escondido High School and San Pasqual High School.

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At the May 27, 2020 board meeting, the Board of Education named Dr. Pilar G. Vargas as the new Principal at Orange Glen High School starting July 1, 2020.

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Assistance League of North Inland County Joined EUHSD to Support Graduating Seniors in Foster Youth and/or Experiencing Homelessness

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, a team from the Assistance League of North Inland County joined up with EUHSD Superintendent Dr. Staffieri and district office administrators to distribute 64 backpacks to graduating seniors who are foster youth and/or experiencing homelessness as a part of Operation Duffel Bag.

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Del Lago Academy Teacher Carissa Duran Named Aurora Institute’s Personalized Teacher of the Year

Carissa Duran of Del Lago Academy received The Personalized Teacher of the Year Award, which honors a K-12 educator whose efforts as a personalized learning teacher exemplify a commitment to student success, knowledge, and skill as a professional educator and dedication to his or her students.

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San Pasqual High School Teacher Kristy Jurgensen Named 2019 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

Teachers were selected from across the United States and will receive special opportunities to support their teaching activities for the year. Ms. Jurgensen is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this fourth year of the initiative.

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