We Are Byron USD

Stronger Together, Cultivating Success For All

Message from our Superintendent

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Dear BUSD Educational Partners,


It is an honor to be the Superintendent of Byron USD. It warms my heart to be part of such a caring community that continues to find ways to support our schools with generous donations of supplies and time helping with school functions, site committees, PTA/PTSA, and in our classrooms. Thank you!

My favorite part of my job is visiting our school sites and interacting with our incredible students, staff and families. I've been impressed with the level of student engagement, kindness, enthusiasm and collaborative learning opportunities happening each day as we learn and grow together! When I am in classrooms, the students are eager to share their thinking with me and are so proud of their accomplishments. I am proud of them and our staff for creating learning environments where students are encouraged to try new things and learn from their mistakes by embracing a positive growth mindset. The conversations and insights into the learning that students share with me truly makes me smile. I've enjoyed being part of site celebrations, staff meetings, EMS Huddle and schoolwide assemblies. Our district-wide focus on Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is creating a safer environment for students and providing the consistent structure required to foster social, behavioral and academic growth for our students.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of our families for sharing the gift of your child with us and for being a partner with our teachers, administrators a support staff to make our district the best it can be. Please enjoy our WE ARE BYRON video that we created to launch our theme for this year!

WE ARE BYRON, STRONGER TOGETHER: Cultivating success for ALL!


Have a wonderful week,

Crystal Castaneda

Superintendent, Byron USD


P.S. Please stay up to date with local events and information on the BUSD Website

We are BYRON Video
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JOIN THE BUSD TEAM!

In addition to our on-going vacancies, we need subsitutue classroom teachers, instructional aides, and custodians as on-call employees. If you are interested in helping support our students and school community, please CLICK HERE to see most recent BUSD Job Postings.

VPAC/EMS Fall Production of The Little Mermaid

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Opening week (9/14/22-09/17/21) of The Little Mermaid at EMS brought a large crowd of theater supporters and was an epic display of musical theater talent! The costumes, hair & make-up, stage décor & props were incredible and our students performed with amazing stage presence and poise. A huge shout out to Mrs. Tickner, the cast and crew, all the student volunteers (past and present Falcons), staff, parents and community members! There is still time to secure your spot to enjoy this incredible Broadway Production right here in Byron. Show times and ticket availability for 09/21/22-09/24/22.is available online, click here to buy tickets.
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Do you want to be a volunteer for the 22-23 school year?


Byron Union School District recognizes the important role that volunteers play in the educational experience of our students, which is why we are proud to announce that after a 2-year hiatus, we are finally able to allow volunteers to be on campus with our students.


Please note that before any volunteers are allowed to be on campus with our students and/or attend off campus field trips/activities, they must follow the Byron Union School District volunteer clearance guidelines (see below).


How to become a volunteer with Byron Union School District:

  • Submit a completed Volunteer Application Packet to your preferred school site.

  • TB Clearance (must be included with Volunteer Application Packet)

  • Background Clearance (Completed Livescan Request Receipt must be included with Volunteer Application Packet)

  • Volunteers will be contacted by the district office once they have been cleared to volunteer.

Driver Requirements: (Required for Field Trips)

1. Volunteer Application Packet

2. TB Test results

3. Copy of Request for Livescan form with receipt

4. Driver’s License

5. Individual Department of Motor Vehicle Driving Record

6. Insurance Policy Declaration Page

● Proof of liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000/person and

$300,000/Property Damage $100,000/$5,000-Medical

7. Current vehicle registration

8. Driver Information Sheet and Declaration


If you have any additional questions regarding our volunteer clearance process, please visit our Volunteer Resource Webpage on the BUSD website.

Care Solace Partnership

Our school district is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We are proud to announce our county-wide partnership with Care Solace to support our ongoing commitment to our school community. If you or your family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace is a free service to help quickly connect you to community providers matched to your needs. Call 888-515-0595 or search on your own at caresolace.com/byronusd
Care Solace for School Communities

School Traffic Safety is a Community Priority!

We are reaching out to all our families because we need your help to keep our students and staff safe, especially during the hustle and bustle of drop off and pick up times. If we all take a few extra minutes to remember these essential safety tips, we can ensure that our students, staff and families get to school and home from school safely.


We encourage all drivers to be aware, patient, and considerate while driving by following these key points:

  • Reduce your speed (10 mph in parking lots and 25 mph on roads when children are present)
  • Obey all traffic laws (Refrain from texting and driving)
  • Watch for children and yield to all pedestrians crossing the road or getting to vehicles
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Wait for School Crossing Guards to completely cross and obey all staff signals
  • Avoid using cell phones during drop off and pick up time to give your full attention to safety

We appreciate your support and effort to help keep our students, families and staff safe!

Byron HWY Road Construction Project Update

Please be mindful of the ongoing construction on the intersection of Byron Hwy and Byer Road. The planning for this project started four years ago to support the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety. The plan includes; creating a left turn pocket, pedestrain-crossing blinking beacons, widening of the road and a concrete island to make crossing safer for our students. We ask that you allow for extra time to get to and from EMS, drive slowly and proceed with caution around these areas. Please click here for more detailed information about this project.

Bus Safety

Byron Union School District partners with Liberty Union High School District to offer the opportunity for transportation services for families seeking this service. Please fill out the bus application if your family is interested in bus transportation services: English Application and Aplicación Española. In order to maintain a safe and positive riding environment, we ask that you please review the following bus rules and guidelines:


1. Obey the authority of the bus driver.

2. Be at the bus stop 10 minutes before pick-up time.
3. Remain seated.
4. If bus is equipped with seat belts, belt must be worn.
5. Keep hands and head inside the bus at all times.
6. Be courteous to others. No inappropriate language.
7. Students are to remain quiet at railroad crossings.
8. No glass, hazardous material, skateboards, roller blades, Bus pass may not be used by any other student. Weapons, radios, laser pointers or balls allowed on the bus.
9. No animals, reptiles or insects allowed on the bus.
10. Do not destroy property; Parent/Guardian will be held financially responsible.
11. Students will be escorted by driver only.
12. Student’s behavior is to be orderly before, during and after bus arrival at all times.
13. No eating, drinking, gum or smoking on the bus.
14. No loud distracting noises.
15. Bus pass must be presented to driver upon request.
16. Students must use assigned bus stop.
17. Students must NOT approach bus after it leaves stop.

Meet our Bus Drivers!

Importance of Daily Student Attendance- Every Day COUNTS!

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