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District Announcements
Charter Local Edition: AUSD Superintendent Talks Social Media
Video: AUSD Resiliency Community Forum Horacio Sanchez
Right At School Informational Meeting
The Right At School Community Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Holly Avenue Elementary School Auditorium. Right At School is the new before and after-school program that we will be transitioning to in January 2017. Read more here.
27 Arcadia High Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!
A remarkable 27 students from Arcadia High School have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This prestigious recognition represents less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States. Read more here.
Arcadia Unified Test Scores Among Highest in So. Cal
Arcadia Unified students continue to score among the highest in Southern California, and far exceeded the state average, according to new statewide test results released by the California Department of Education on August 24, 2016. Arcadia scored 40% higher than the state average for math, and 26% higher in English language arts/literacy (ELA). Read more here.
Welcome Back to School Photos!

A record 465 #ArcadiaFirstDay pictures were submitted this year as students, teachers, and staff returned to school! You can view our entire Facebook Photo Album here.  
New AUSD Parent Meeting
Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall welcomes new parents to the district and gives an overview of AUSD.
Patricia Mattera Named Highland Oaks Elementary School Principal
Patricia Mattera has been selected as the new Principal of Highland Oaks Elementary School. The Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall and staff at its most recent meeting on August 9, 2016. Read more here.
AUSD National Meal Program
The Arcadia Unified School District is pleased to announce participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals will be available to all children at our following schools: Baldwin Stocker, Camino Grove, Highland Oaks, Holly Avenue, Hugo Reid, Longley Way, Dana, First Avenue, Foothill, and Arcadia High School. Read more here.
New Enrollment/Registration Procedures
Starting Tuesday July 5, 2016 TK-12 enrollment/registration will take place at the Arcadia Education Center at 150 South Third Avenue Monday through Thursday.
  1. Pick up registration packet from the Arcadia Education Center

  2. Go to to sign up for an appointment

  3. Complete the registration packet before your appointment

  4. Make sure you bring all required documents for your appointment
Read more here, Chinese and Spanish.
***Apache Day Appointments Need to be Completed on the AHS ASB Webage (CLICK HERE)***
Mrs. Costarella Named AUSD 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Mrs. Costarella who has been selected as the 2016-2017 Arcadia Unified School District Teacher of the Year!
Thank you AUSD Teachers!
A special thank you to all of our amazing teachers!
Arcadia High’s Phillip Chao Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship!
For the second straight year, an Arcadia High School student is awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Arcadia High senior Phillip Chao is one of just 1,000 students nationwide to earn the coveted scholarship that will pay for both his undergraduate and graduate education with all school related expenses being covered in full. Read more here.
Homework Thoughtexchange!
Join the conversation about homework in AUSD, and share your thoughts with us. 
Parents and staff click here. 
Students click here. 
Thoughtexchange Results!

Our school community recently took part in an online learning process. We’ve reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you. Visit: AUSD Thoughtexchange to learn about the top priorities in our schools and the top priorities of the district.

From the 1,309 stakeholders who participated, we received 2,325 thoughts and 81,865 stars were assigned. We learned about our strengths and the areas that we can improve. Thank you for contributing to the success of our schools. Your participation in the process was invaluable.
Arcadia High School Performing Arts: A Glimpse Into The Tradition
NTD TV News: AUSD to Begin Full-Day Kindergarten and TK!
News story from NTD TV about Arcadia Unified's Full-Day Kindergarten and TK programs that will begin next year. Click here for more information. 
Arcadia High School Students Earn $3 Million in College Scholarships!
The numbers are in for the Arcadia High School Class of 2016, and they are staggering. More than $3 million in scholarships and grants were earned by Arcadia High School seniors this year according to a self-reported class survey. Read more.
Congratulations Arcadia High School Class of 2016!!!
Once an Apache, always an Apache! Congratulations to our very talented Class of 2016! The Arcadia High School Class of 2016 has students that were accepted into every Ivy League University in the country, which includes Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Read more here
Arcadia Unified Launching Full-Day Kindergarten and TK Program!
The Arcadia Unified School District will begin full-day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten programs next school year, Fall 2016. The current half-day TK and Kindergarten programs will be expanded to a full-day schedule and available to all Arcadia Unified students. Read more here.
Arcadia High's Historic March to Pearl Harbor
Early December, the marching band of Arcadia High School (AHS) had the distinct honor of being selected as the sole representative of the state of California in the 74th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more here.
Update Your Contact Information!

If you did not receive an email and phone blast from Superintendent Vannasdall Tuesday, December 15, 2015 please be sure to update your contact information at your school site. Also, check your email filters and settings. Be sure to allow and This will help ensure you receive our emails and communications.

In addition to phone and email blasts during emergency and non-emergency situations (Tuesday was a non-emergency), we will update the district website at, all ten school websites, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages. We will also update our phone hotline (626) 821-1783, which you can call to listen to a recorded update. Thank you for helping us improve our communications. 

Arcadia Transit Bus Service Change *Update*
Arcadia Transit is changing its services effective June 16, 2016. It was originally scheduled to change on February 28, 2016. Its “Dial-a-Ride” service will now only be offered to senior citizens and people with disabilities. Read more here. Bus Application Click Here.
Learn More about the Importance of AEF!

Please watch and share this important video. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to AEF. Please considering visiting to make a donation today. From all our students, staff, and entire community, we sincerely thank you.
Learn more about AEF at

AUSD is now on Facebook!
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