AUSD Connection

Alhambra Unified School District News for Parents

Volume I, Issue 1 - September 16, 2022

Message from the Superintendent

Dear AUSD Parents,

We've had an exciting first month of school and are looking forward to an amazing 2022-23 school year together!

I am happy to introduce you to our first issue of "AUSD Connection." We plan to send out this parent newsletter the Friday after each regular Board of Education meeting, to help you stay up-to-date with current news, updates, and important information about our schools and our district as a whole.

Throughout the newsletter, please CLICK ON IMAGES AND HEADLINES to access additional information and embedded links. These newsletters will also be archived on the district's website ( in case you ever miss an issue. We hope you find this newsletter helpful and informative!


Denise R. Jaramillo, Superintendent

In this issue...

  • First Day Photos
  • September 13th Board Meeting Staff Reports
  • Alternate Income Form
  • Community Conversations Sign-Ups (for Parents)
  • Gateway to Success Webinar Series
  • Food & Wellness Fair
  • Cafeteria Menus
  • FREE Online Tutoring & Homework Help
  • September Game Changers
  • PTA Membership
  • Alhambra Educational Foundation Shopping Extravaganza
  • Employees of the Year
  • Join the AUSD Team (Employment Opportunities)
  • High School Athletics
  • Upcoming Events and Important Dates
  • Featured Video: "Ready, Set...BREAKFAST!"
  • Follow AUSD on Social Media

First Day Photos

Please Complete the Alternate Income Form!

Filling out the Alternate Income Form will help increase funding for AUSD schools. Log in through the Parent Portal and complete the three simple questions -- it only takes one minute!

Complete the form by September 26th:

  • Every school that has at least 90% completion will receive $500-$1,000 for the school supply budget.
  • Every teacher whose class reaches 100% completion will earn additional funds for their classroom supply budget.

Completing the form will also enable families to determine eligibility for free/reduced AP exam fees, free/reduced college application fees, CalFresh, and discounted utilities.

Complete the form through the Parent Portal:

Gateway to Success Site

Visit this site for many resources, including our monthly parent webinar series.

The next Gateway to Success Parent Webinar will be Bullying: Education and Prevention and will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. The AUSD Student Support Services Department will be joined by both the Alhambra and Monterey Park Police Departments to speak on this very important topic. Please sign up through the form below.

Cafeteria Menus

Click here to see what we are serving this month!

Employees of the Year

Join the AUSD Team

Please check back often for available full-and part-time positions. We have competitive salaries and excellent benefits!

AHS, MKHS, & SGHS Athletics

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • September 18: AUSD Booth at Alhambra Farmers Market
  • September 19, 20, 22, 23: Elementary Minimum Days: Parent Conferences
  • September 20: GATE Parent Workshop - See Below (Attend via Zoom)
  • September 24: AEF Shopping Extravaganza (AEF Website)
  • September 25: AUSD Booth at Alhambra Farmers Market
  • September 27: Special Board Meeting 3:00pm (Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes)
  • September 29: Community Conversations-Parents (Registration Link)
  • October 2: AUSD Booth at Alhambra Farmers Market
  • October 4: Regular Board Meeting 6:00pm (Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes)
  • October 5: World Teachers' Day
  • October 5 Gateway Webinar Bullying Education & Prevention 6:00pm (Registration Link)
  • October 7: End of First Quarter (High Schools)
  • October 7: "AUSD Connection" Newsletter Emailed to Parents
  • October 9: AUSD Booth at Alhambra Farmers Market
  • October 9-15: Week of the School Administrator
  • October 10-14 National School Lunch Week
Additional AUSD Events

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Look for the next issue of "AUSD Connection" on Friday, October 7th