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Superintendent's Message

A portrait of Lucid

Dear Saugus Community,

Welcome to the Saugus Union School District! 

With fifteen award-winning schools serving our communities of Saugus, Valencia, and Canyon Country – including California Gold Ribbon Awards, Title I Achieving Awards and Exemplary Arts Awards – and more than 100 years of experience and traditions, our Vision (Academic and Personal Success for Every Child) inspires and guides our entire SUSD family to achieve Excellence in Elementary Education.

We are a high achieving district with outstanding test scores, dedicated and highly qualified teachers, staff and administrators, state and nationally recognized schools and award-winning PTAs and parent groups. Extraordinary Excellence Everyday exemplifies our work with students, parents, colleagues and community. Visit our district website Like us on Facebook

Our children are in school for 180 days; class sizes in grades TK, K and 1 are reduced to 24 students per class, grades 2 and 3 are reduced to 26 students per class with an overall goal of 24 students per class in grades K-3 when the new state funding formula is fully implemented. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classes are located strategically across the district and are available for children whose birthdays fall between September 2 and December 2.  All our schools emphasize a special focus that enriches each of our communities and make our Saugus District an amazing school choice in your neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing our students achieve even greater successes.   Our Education Services Team leads our work on Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Goals that include support for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education, Gifted and Talented (GATE) for our gifted and talented students, Systematic English Language Development (SELD) for our English Learners, Response to Intervention Programs (RtI) to meet the needs of ALL learners and integration of the California State Standards ( Grade 3-6 students participate in the state online assessment system ( Check out the online resources!

Our Business Services Team monitors and implements the state funding formula known as Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This is the biggest change in forty years of state funding and has many new rules and regulations.  Saugus budget information as well as our Facilities Master Plan can be found on the district website

We encourage you to be involved in your child’s educational experience.  Read school newsletters, attend school conferences and events, join the parent association, volunteer in the classroom, follow the district on Facebook ( and most importantly, dialog with your child about his/her everyday educational journey.  Working as partners, we encourage one another, increase our student successes and celebrate great accomplishments.


Joan Lucid, Ed.D.