Baldwin Park Unified School District

  • Baldwin Park Adult School Offers Free Enrollment for New Healthcare Program

    Baldwin Park Unified’s Adult and Community Education (BPACE) is offering free enrollment for the first quarter of a new Home Care Aide Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, which trains students in providing basic at-home care and support to clients. For a limited time, BPACE is waiving both the course fee for the first quarter and the Student Accident Insurance fee – a standard requirement for all students enrolled in CTE courses. The 40-hour course will focus on safety principles for client mobility and transport, personal hygiene care, home safety management and nutrition.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified Schools Receive Water Bottle Fill Stations from VCWD

    Baldwin Park Unified is encouraging water conservation and sustainability through a long-standing partnership with the Valley County Water District and its water bottle fill station program. The program, also made possible by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, saw the installation of 18 water bottle fill stations on Baldwin Park Unified campuses before the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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  • Baldwin Park Unified to Begin 2021-22 School Year on Aug. 12

    Baldwin Park Unified’s Margaret Heath Elementary and Olive Middle School were recognized with gold-level awards by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for outstanding implementation of the PBIS program. Both schools will have their names displayed at the Sixth Annual California PBIS Conference in Sacramento from Monday, Sept. 13 to Wednesday, Sept. 15, in honor of their accomplishment.

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Baldwin Park Unified Lauds Class of 2021 with In-Person Ceremonies

Baldwin Park Unified celebrated its Class of 2021 with in-person and drive-thru events for Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high schools and North Park Continuation High School. Baldwin Park High School recognized seniors in small cohorts, during traditional commencement ceremonies on June 2 and 3. North Park hosted in-person graduations on June 2 followed by a drive-thru celebration on June 3. Sierra Vista High School graduates were cheered on by family members as they accepted their diplomas in small groups during socially distanced ceremonies on June 3.

Baldwin Park Unified Serves More Than 5 Million Meals to Community

Baldwin Park Unified’s Nutrition Services team has served more than 5.5 million meals to the Baldwin Park community since March 2020, and more than 2.6 million meals were distributed during the 2020-21 school year alone. Teaming up with the Los Angeles County Food Bank and local churches, BPUSD has been able to reach families in need throughout the city – providing vital services during the school term and through holiday breaks.

Baldwin Park Unified Celebrates Class of 2021 Adult School Graduates

Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education (BPACE) recognized its graduates with a drive-thru ceremony on May 27, honoring those who received career technical education certificates, diplomas and high school equivalency certificates. The Class of 2021 were celebrated by Baldwin Park Unified Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza, Board of Education members, BPACE Principal Veronica Valenzuela, school educators and staff, as well as cheering families.

Kaiser Permanente Provides Vaccines to Baldwin Park Unified Community

Baldwin Park Unified students ages 12 to 15 and their families can receive free COVID-19 vaccinations through a District partnership with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. The vaccination center is located at Esther Snyder Community Center, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baldwin Park Unified Elementary School Celebrates Latino Literacy Project

Baldwin Park Unified’s Margaret Heath Elementary School celebrated the conclusion of the 2020-21 Latino Family Literacy Workshop with family stories on May 12, highlighting the importance of storytelling and family history. Heath Elementary parents, students, teachers, and Principal Maria Alonso shared stories and reminisced on the strengths gained during the virtual workshop. The Latino Family Literacy Project provides research-based programs for parents to engage with their children through literature and to promote biliteracy.

Baldwin Park Unified Expands Services with Mental Health Agencies

As part of the District’s rollout of its school reopening mental health support plan, Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education voted to approve expanded contract services with local mental health agencies during a regular board meeting on April 27. Baldwin Park Unified has expanded agreements with The Center for Integrated Family and Health Services (CIFHS) and Foothill Family, assigning mental health therapists to BPUSD campuses to ensure students have access to vital health services.

Baldwin Park Unified Student Places First at SkillsUSA State Competition

Baldwin Park High School student Diego Torres earned first place in the automotive service technology category at the SkillsUSA California State skills contest on April 17. Torres will go on to represent Baldwin Park High School and East San Gabriel Valley ROP at the SkillsUSA national competition.

Baldwin Park Unified Sierra Vista High School Senior Named 2021 Dell Scholar

Sierra Vista High School senior Jesus Medina has been recognized as a 2021 Dell Scholar by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Medina will receive $20,000, spread over four years, a laptop and access to Dell Scholars Connect, a mentoring network that offers year-round support from current and former Dell Scholars. Median serves as SVHS ASB Executive Board vice president, AVID president and NAMI treasurer.

Baldwin Park Unified to Host Virtual Wellness Fair

Baldwin Park Unified will host a virtual wellness fair beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 1 for District families and community members, in partnership with Care Solace, Foothill Family, Kaiser Permanente, Project Cal-Well, the Center for Integrated Family and Health Services and TeenLine. Students, parents and staff will explore a variety of break-out sessions, where attendees can learn about self-care strategies and mental health resources. Visit www.bpusd.net for more details, including meeting links.