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Highlights and happenings from across SVUSD.
The SVUSD School Choice windows start in January 2022. Here are the windows for our school levels:
- Elementary. January 3 - January 21
- Secondary. January 17 - February 4
The Trabuco Hills High School marching band, The Thundering Mustangs, are set to perform at the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They will be the only school chosen to participate from the State of California. You can watch the performance NBC, starting at 9 AM PST on Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, November 25th.
Please see the below update from Dr. Crystal Turner, SVUSD Superintendent, which includes a follow-up to the message that was sent out on 10/1/21 regarding Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement announcement, as well as some additional updates:
The start of the 2021-22 school year has brought with it many awards and recognitions:
- Gates Elementary School Teacher Alondra Diaz has been named a 2022 California Teacher of the Year.
- de Portola Elementary School has been awarded the nation’s highest level of distinction as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.
- San Joaquin Elementary school has been voted Best Orange County Elementary School by Parenting OC Magazine.
- SVUSD has been voted Best Public School District in Orange County by Parenting OC Magazine for the 2nd straight year.
For specifics regarding Assembly Bill 104 requirements regarding Pass or No Pass options for high school students during the 2020-2021 school year, please visit our Grade Changes page: