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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID-19, FLU VACCINE CLINICS

The Escondido Union High School District will be hosting COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics at each of the five high school campus- Del Lago Academy, Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley High Schools – the week of Oct. 25. The clinics will take place on the following days and times:

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Pumpkinfest This Saturday to Support Escondido High Agriculture Students

“Pumpkinfest is a yearly tradition that we know our community looks forward to,” said Agriculture Teacher Marc Reyburn. “Our students work hard to provide families with a home grown fall farming experience.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDS SIX ELECTRIC BUSES TO FLEET

“Introducing these new buses is just one step toward making at least 60 percent of our school bus fleet energy efficient, which the state has mandated we do by 2040,” said Director of Transportation Linda Rendon. “We are excited to be ahead of that schedule and are already looking at ways to fund additional electric buses for our district.”

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CALIFORNIA CONTINUATION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES FOUR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF; EUHSD SUPERINTENDENT NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

“Valley High School is a special place where staff are committed to helping students who are most in need of support,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “The entire Valley team emulates the school’s motto of ‘learning for all, whatever it takes’ through their ongoing dedication, efforts, and outcomes and are so deserving of the CCEA recognition.”

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The Eagle Has Landed: Former San Pasqual High Counselor, Coach Celebrates 50 Years Announcing Football Games

For the last 16 years, Basalo has made the weekly trek from Goodyear, Arizona to the Golden Eagles stadium during football season every Friday, driving 350 miles each way. “I love announcing,” Basalo said. “That’s the only reason I do it. Obviously, I’m not getting paid for it and I’ll keep doing it as long as I still enjoy it and I’m healthy. We’ll see where it goes.”

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Wellness Center At Escondido High School Opens

“The Wellness Center will benefit the students of Escondido High School tremendously,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “It is a calm, serene space, where students can access mental health resources, talk with a social worker, and receive behavioral health support services. We are fortunate to have amazing community partners who worked to help make this possible for our students.”

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Escondido Union High School District Offers Free Meals To All Students

“After seeing a 136% increase in the number of meals we provided to students in our community in the 2020-2021 school year, we are so happy to be able to provide no cost breakfast and lunch to all our students now that they’ve returned to campus full time,” said the district’s Director of Food Services, Alicia Pitrone.

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Escondido Union High School District Welcomes Students Back To Campuses

“Today represented a smooth start to the new school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “We’re thrilled to see students together again and know that this successful first day was a tribute to all the hard work and preparation by our staff and administration teams. Together with our students and families, we’re looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.”

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Escondido Union High School District Appoints New Assistant Superintendent

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Goode to our EUHSD family,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “His years of experience in the classroom and in educational leadership will be a tremendous benefit to our district.”

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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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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST SUMMER MEALS AT NO COST FOR ESCONDIDO YOUTH, 18 AND UNDER

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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ORANGE GLEN HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DR. PILAR G. VARGAS

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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