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Bassett Unified School District

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  • 904 North Willow Avenue La Puente , CA 91746 • 626-931-3000
  • Bassett Unified School District operates four elementary schools, an intermediate school, a comprehensive high school, a continuation high school, an adult education program and an early childhood education program.

  • Interim Superintendent: Debra French
  • Board of Trustees: Dolores Rivera, president; Javier Romo, vice president; Armando Barajas, board clerk; Paul Solano, board member; Natalie M. Ybarra, board member

Bassett Unified Using Common Sense to Become Better Digital Citizens

Follow-up Story: Nueva Vista High School Leadership students visited Edgewood Academy on Oct. 6, performing a skit on the consequences of cyberbullying, part of a districtwide Bassett Unified TK-12 program designed to promote safe online behavior, through courses administered by Common Sense Education. Each grade level completed three Common Sense classes by the end of September, as BUSD moved closer to being designated a Certified Digital Citizenship District. The classes, which are grade-appropriate, center on internet safety, privacy and security, relationships and communication, and information literacy. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bassett Unified to Celebrate Opening of Child Development Center

Bassett Unified will unveil the Bassett Child Development Center at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at 755 N. Ardilla Ave., La Puente. Childcare is free to eligible families. Services include Early Head Start and childcare for children ages 18 months to 3 years old; Head Start and state preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years old; and toddler and private programs. The center features new playground equipment, instructional materials and three interactive classrooms with playing and learning centers. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bassett Unified to Host 750 Educators for Technology Conference

Bassett Unified School District will host one of Southern California’s largest education technology conferences from 7 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, giving educators access to the latest tools, technologies and teaching practices to innovate classrooms and schools. The daylong San Gabriel Valley Computer-Using Educators (CUE) conference will serve more than 750 educators with more than 150 workshops. The conference will be held at Bassett High School at 755 Ardilla Ave., La Puente. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More

Bassett Unified Provides Free Breakfast, Lunch to All Students

Bassett Unified School District is providing free breakfast and lunch this year to more than 3,600 students through a federal nutrition program designed to improve student performance. The National School Lunch Program reduces the stigma faced by students who rely on the free or reduced lunch program. About 86 percent of Bassett Unified students come from low-income homes. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More

Don Julian Students Show University Spirit During College Colors Day Parade

Follow-up Story: Showing their college-bound spirit, students at Bassett Unified’s Don Julian Elementary School waved flags, shook pompons and shouted out college chants during their annual College Colors Day Parade on Aug. 31. Students from 19 classes – from transitional kindergarten to grade five – marched on the Don Julian playground, dressed in the apparel of their homeroom college, representing universities from across the United States and one – Tecnológico de Monterrey – from Mexico. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett Unified Bolsters College, Career Preparedness To Increase Parent, Community Involvement

Follow-up Story: Bassett Unified will invest more than $46 million during the 2017-18 school year to provide students with more opportunities and access to resources, including technology, programs to boost college and career preparedness and increased parent engagement, as part of the 2017-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plan, a requirement of the state’s school funding system, guides District efforts to improve student learning. It identifies goals for each year, strategies to achieve those goals and funding sources. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett Unified Students Show School Spirit at College Colors Day Parade

Follow-up Story: Showing their college-bound spirit, students at Bassett Unified’s Don Julian Elementary School waved flags, shook pompons and shouted out college chants during their annual College Colors Day Parade on Aug. 31. Students from 19 classes – from transitional kindergarten to grade five – marched on the Don Julian playground, dressed in the apparel of their homeroom college, representing universities from across the United States and one – Tecnológico de Monterrey – from Mexico. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bassett Unified Students Write Letters for City of Hope Patients

Fourth-graders from Bassett’s Van Wig Elementary wrote letters of healing and hope to children at Duarte’s City of Hope hospital. Bassett Unified distributed brightly colored fleece material to each of its schools so staff and students could put together more than 50 blankets to donate to City of Hope. Fourth-grade teacher Flavio Castaneda had his students write letters so patients would receive a kind message with the blankets. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bassett Unified Elementary School Students Welcome Back with Backpacks, Supplies

Follow-up Story: Eighty-five first graders and nearly 200 fourth- and fifth-graders from Don Julian Elementary School were welcomed back to school with brand new backpacks stuffed with school supplies thanks to generous donations from local organizations and businesses. Fourth- and fifth-grade students were treated to a back to school shopping spree experience on Aug. 3, while first graders received their backpacks on the first day of school. Photos are available. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High Link Crew Welcomes Back More than 200 Freshmen

Follow-up Story: More than 200 freshmen from Bassett High’s Class of 2021 were welcomed to the new school year by students in the BHS Link Crew with a special orientation on Aug. 8, a day before classes began. Freshmen met with 60 members of Link Crew – made up of juniors and seniors – who introduced themselves and spent the morning performing trust-building activities, talking and playing games. The Link Crew will provide support over the course of the school year. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos Video