Bellflower Unified School District is excited to announce that Sonia Aguirre has been selected as Classified Employee of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. Sonia has served Bellflower Unified School District for over 23 years! She has served as an instructional aide in the general education setting at Washington Elementary. She collaborates with teachers, and other support staff to devise and implement academic and behavior plans. Sonia supports teachers in the classroom and is always ready to support other staff members as well. Sonia is able to reach and assist students with social skills, conflict mediation, and behavior reflections. She inspires students to do their best, and when students have a difficult day she is right there with them to help them process situations, decisions, or any other factors impacting their reach for achieving their daily goal. She truly builds futures for BUSD students!
Congratulations to our BUSD schools that participated in the Shopping Partnership, School Cents Program. School families, staff and other supporters submit receipts from the shopping centers to earn points for their school. Based on the total points, each participating school receives funds from the center. This year, Esther Lindstrom Elementary ranked #1 and will receive $10,250.00! Stephen Foster Elementary came in 2nd place, Mayfair Middle/High School came in 3rd place, Intensive Learning Center came in 4th place and Craig Williams came in 17th place.
Bellflower Unified School District is excited to announce that Kim Ashton has been selected as the Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. Kim has worked for BUSD for 26 years! She always has a positive attitude and is willing to learn and implement something new if it will help her students. She is trained in Thinking Maps, Word Study, Growth Mindset, Restorative Practices, and more. She is a dedicated professional who has an unbridled passion for education and learning. Kim actively collaborates with school and district teams to support teachers. She even develops lessons and shares them with her colleagues on important topics such as restorative practices and growth mindset. She is a dedicated educator and valued BUSD team member who is committed to building futures for BUSD students.
On behalf of No Kid Hungry, Superintendent Tracy McSparren presented Director of Food Services Candice Crump with an award for being chosen to the League of Hunger Heroes for California for 2021. Special appreciation was also given to Food Services Supervisor Donna Vaea. Both BUSD employees have gone above and beyond to coordinate and assure our students were fed during the 2020-2021 school year.
Between preparing healthy meals for BUSD students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, BUSD school nutrition professionals are true heroes. On May 7, 2021, we celebrate them and the difference they make for BUSD students!
The BUSD Board of Education has established April 20-24, 2021, as Public School Volunteer Week. School volunteers form an essential link with the community and help to show our youth that the greater community cares for their welfare and supports them in their efforts to grow and become hard-working, thoughtful, and responsible adults. BUSD staff are grateful for the dedication of so many parents, caregivers, neighbors and friends who give of their time and talent to ensure the best education for our students.
First & Last Day of School
2021-2022 School Year
- The first day of school will be on August 12, 2021.
- The last day of school will be on June 2, 2022.
- For additional dates and events please view the calendars below.
BUSD Important Dates
There will be no school on the dates listed below.
September 6, 2021 - Labor Day
October 11, 2021 - School Closed
November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day Holiday
November 12, 2021 - School Closed
November 22-26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
December 20-31, 2021 - Christmas Break
January 3, 2022 - Non-Student Day
Juanuary 14, 2022 - School Closed
January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18, 2022 - Lincoln's birthday Observance
February 21, 2022 - President's Day Observance
April 11-18, 2022 - Easter Break
May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day