Cerritos College and Long Beach City College are offering two years of free tuition to local high school graduates. Students can apply for the "Cerritos Complete" program, which provides free tuition and priority enrollment at Cerritos College to students who sign up during their senior year. Cerritos Complete provides strong personal, financial and academic support including educational planning and counseling sessions designed to enhance a student's success in college. Learn more about the Cerritos Complete program. Students must complete all requirements to qualify for the program. Orientation sessions for Cerritos Complete are available where parents and students can learn and ask questions about the program: · Bellflower High School: January 24, 2019 6-8 in the cafeteria · Mayfair High School: Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the MPB For students who wish to attend, Long Beach City College, The Long Beach City College Promise Program is also available. Long Beach City College's "Long Beach Promise" program with two years of free tuition.
Bellflower High School received The California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award for their civic engagement program. Pictured are Susan Henry, Immediate Past President CSBA, Richard Downing, Board Member elect, Renita Armstrong, Board Member elect, Debbie Cuadros, Board Vice President Laura Sanchez-Ramirez Board President, Sue Nicoletti, Teacher and Civic Engagement Coordinator, Tracy Mcsparren, Superintendent, Arlene Nery Whitney, Assistant Principal, Emma Turner, President Elect CSBA, and Dr. Debra Duardo, LACOE Superintendent
On Monday, November 26, 2018, Bellflower Unified School District celebrated their acquisition of the first two electric school buses from the Blue Bird Factory line in the state of California. The District worked in partnership with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Blue Bird Corporation, and A-Z Bus Sales to acquire the buses. District personnel were joined in their celebrations by Bellflower USD School Board President Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, School Board Member Dr. Sue El Hessen, Mayor Pro Tem for Bellflower City Council Sonny Santa Inez, Bellfower USD Bond Committee Member Linda Morgan, Blue Bird Reprsentative Carol Dietrich, South Coast Air Quality Management representative Vasketn Yademian, Steven Nagy representing California assembly member Linda Sanchez's office, and John Larder and Brandon Bluhm from A-Z Bus Sales.
On Thursday, November 15, our Maintenance and Operations staff joined Somerset High School for their annual Turkey Day event. The event is a district-wide scholarship fundraiser and canned food drive. The students serve a traditional Turkey dinner, sell crafts, and collect non-perishable food items to donate to the community.
Thomas Jefferson elementary school recently hosted its 3rd annual Turkey Night. Jackrabbit students and famlies are invited to attend. When they arrive, Jefferson teachers serve them a turkey meal with all of the trimmings. Student performances were shared; and PTA raffled off turkeys, pies, and gift cards. A great time was had by all!
First & Last Day of School
2018-2019 School Year
- The First Day of School will be on August 20, 2018.
- The Last Day of School will be on June 6, 2019.
- For additional dates and events please view the calendars below.
BUSD Important Dates
There will be no school on the dates listed below.
September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
October 8, 2018 - Non Student Day
November 12, 2018 -Veteran's Day
November 19- 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break
December 21, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - Christmas Break
January 7, 2019 - Non Student Day
January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15 - 18, 2019 - President's Day
April 15 - 19, 2019 - Easter Break
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day