Baldwin Park Unified School District

  • Baldwin Park Unified Board Members Take Oath of Office

    Baldwin Park Unified returning Board of Education members Christina Lucero and Santos Hernandez Jr., and newly elected member Diana E. Miranda-Dzib took their oaths of office during the Board’s organizational meeting on Dec. 15. Miranda-Dzib was sworn in by State Sen. Susan Rubio, Hernandez was sworn in by City of Baldwin Park Councilmember Alejandra Avila and Lucero was sworn in by City of Baldwin Park Councilmember Danny Damian. Assemblymember Blanca Rubio also joined the virtual board meeting.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Students Build Academic Foundation through the Arts

    Geddes and Margaret Heath elementary school students are building on their English language skills through an academic curriculum that infuses dance, visual arts, music and theater – made possible through a partnership between Teaching English Learners through the Arts and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Now in its third year at BPUSD, the five-year pilot program aims to create an effective and equitable arts-based education that can be used as a template for schools across the country.

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  • Baldwin Park Voters Select New, Returning Board Members

    Baldwin Park Unified voters on Nov. 4 re-elected Board of Education President Christina Lucero and board member Santos Hernandez Jr., as well as returning 2017-18 board member Diana E. Dzib. New and returning board members will be sworn in during a virtual board meeting in December.

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Baldwin Park Unified Dual Language Program to Create Community Altar

Sierra Vista High School’s Dual Language Program is commemorating community members and loved ones who passed due to COVID-19 by creating a Día de los Muertos altar in their memory. The school reached out to the BPUSD community through online channels to collect submissions. District and school community members were asked to submit a photograph, a brief description and a few objects that best represent the individual. The altar will be in front of the school through Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Baldwin Park Unified Educator Named LA County Teacher of the Year

Wendy Payan, a Sierra Vista High School history teacher for 16 years, enriches her students’ lives academically and personally – an achievement that has earned her the title of 2020 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year. Payan was recognized as one of 10 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year during a virtual celebration on Oct. 1, paying tribute to educators who transcended challenges during the pandemic and distance learning.

Baldwin Park Unified Alumna Hosts Empowerment Workshop

Baldwin Park Unified alumna Emily Solano, a graduate from Baldwin Park High School and licensed social worker, is running a virtual workshop for students ages 13 to 16 who are interested in strengthening their relationships and gaining a deeper understanding of self. Project Elevate is a free program and safe space for students to learn better ways to communicate, recognize red flags in relationships and develop skills to foster strong connections.

Baldwin Park Unified Expands Meal Services During Distance Learning

Baldwin Park Unified served 16,500 breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the start of the 2020-21 school year, with the District’s Nutrition Services expanding its capabilities to ensure all Baldwin Park children under the age of 18 are fed. Meals are served from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at designated schools where families can pick up meals for all students in the household at one site. Meal service is “Grab & Go” drive-through style, ensuring parents can remain in their cars and limit contact with others. Families receive five days’ worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including a half-gallon of milk and juice.

Baldwin Park Unified Marks September as Attendance Awareness Month

Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education has designated September as Attendance Awareness Month for the second consecutive year. To ensure high achievement for all learners, it is imperative that students attend their classes every day. Any families or students in need of assistance related to distance learning, including District devices, technology or personal support, are encouraged to reach out to their respective schools.

Sen. Rubio to Donate 250 Backpacks to Baldwin Park Unified K-6 Students

Baldwin Park Unified elementary school students will receive new backpacks and school supplies from Sen. Susan Rubio during a drive-through distribution even from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Sierra Vista High School, 3600 N. Frazier St., Baldwin Park. The donations will provide 250 backpacks to students in kindergarten through sixth grade from all BPUSD K-6 schools. Students receiving backpacks were identified by the District, with parents notified by email and direct mail of the date, time, and location of the distribution.

Baldwin Park Unified Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week

Baldwin Park Unified is joining the nation in recognizing Sept. 6 through Sept. 12 as National Suicide Prevention Week to help erase stigmas associated with mental health and raise awareness about suicide prevention. BPUSD built into its distance learning model a designated time on Wednesdays for teachers and students to engage with social-emotional learning, and school psychologists and counselors are checking in with students to provide academic, social and emotional support.

Baldwin Park Unified, Foothill Family to Host Family Wellness Workshop

Baldwin Park Unified is hosting a Family Well-being Workshop for caregivers who want to learn practical tips on how to manage family stress during COVID-19, with the first session in Spanish at 10:30 a.m. and the second session in English at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 via a WebEx webinar. Foothill Family partners with Baldwin Park Unified to provide mental health support and resources to students, families and staff.

Baldwin Park Unified to Host Online Dual Language Enrollment Meeting

Baldwin Park Unified will present a virtual parent information meeting to learn about the benefits of the District’s award-winning English/Spanish Dual Language Program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 via WebEx. Families from Foster, Geddes, Margaret Heath, Tracy and Walnut elementary schools are invited to discover the academic culture of biliteracy and bilingualism starting as early as transitional kindergarten.