I want to welcome you to our Sierra Sands Unified School District website. It is our sincere goal to provide you with a wealth of information about our district, schools, academic programs, student activities, calendar of events and various avenues for communication within our school community. You will discover a variety of facts about our academic programs, capital improvement projects, day to day operations, our Board of Trustees, as well as other informational items. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

To view our full 2018-19 welcome letter, click here!

Our Mission

We are committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe environment to all K12 students.  We believe the school shares with the family and community the responsibility for developing life long learners who are responsible productive citizens.


Latest News

LCAP Forums
Sierra Sands U.S.D. would like to invite you to attend any of the upcoming Local Control Accountability Plan Forums hosted by our district. One of our priorities is to strengthen our partnership  more
Facilities Master Plan
The Sierra Sands Unified School District is developing a Facilities Master Plan that will provide a strategy for facilities maintenance, improvement, and replacement over the next 10 years. As part of the information gathering process, we feel it is important to get parent input on the district's facilities and needs.  more
Attention 2 Attendance
Sierra Sands Unified School District has a new goal to help boost student achievement, and Superintendent Ernie Bell said he’s hopeful parents will rally around raising attendance rates if the district can communicate its importance.  more
K/TK Registration
KINDERGARTEN/TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2019-20 Begins March 4, 2019  more
Learn Local - Live Local - Teach Local!
We are building a cohort for the Brandman teaching credentials to be brought to SSUSD, holding some classes right there in Ridgecrest. This cohort includes a very significant scholarship, so the time is now to join!   more
Adult ESL Program
Adult ESL Program
The Sierra Sands Adult school ESL (English as a Second Language) program is now accepting sign ups. Contact us at 760-499-1725  more
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is excited to welcome you back for the new school year with news of a new venture just launched with Sierra Sands School District. Through our Mobile Health Clinic we will...  more
Ridgecrest Charter School Petition
The Ridgecrest Charter School has submitted its petition to renew the charter and the Board will be holding a public hearing on September 13, 2018 and consider the petition.  more
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
At the June 14th, 2018 Board Meeting, the Board of Education adopted a new 2018-2019 Academic Calendar. Please click more for more info.  more
LCAP Stakeholder Community Forums
We would like to invite you to attend any of the upcoming Local Control Accountability Plan Forums hosted by our district. One of our priorities is to strengthen our partnership with you in meeting our students' needs. The Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP is a shared responsibility and we welcome your input. The meetings will be held on the following dates and times throughout the district:   more
Joint statement from Sierra Sands and Ridgecrest PD
The following is a joint press release from the Sierra Sands Unified School District and the Ridgecrest Police Department.   more
Internet Safety Presentation
On February 6th, 2018, Sierra Sands U.S.D., in conjunction with the Kern County Crime Prevention Unit, hosted an Internet Safety Presentation at the Parker Performing Arts Center. Topics included Internet Safety, Cyberbullying,   more
Financial Aid FAFSA Night Feb 27
Tuesday, Feb. 27 The FAFSA qualifies students of all income levels for financial aid and scholarships that are awarded no matter how much, or little, the family makes.  more
Sierra Sands Employee of the Year 2018
Sierra Sands Employee of the Year 2019
2018-2019 Employee of the Year Please to go this google form and fill out your nominations!  more
STEAM Grant Board Workshop
SSUSD Board Workshop, October 19th, 2017. The board met in a workshop style session to discuss the establishment of a 6th grade STEAM academy program. Click more to access the presentation files and watch the recorded video of the workshop  more
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Sierra Sands Unified School District Board Policy 5116.1, Intradistrict Open Enrollment, provides a window of opportunity May 1-15 each year for parents to request attendance at a school of their choice for the following school year.  more
Textbook Recommendations Available
Textbook Recommendations Available
Selected instructional materials being considered for adoption by the Sierra Sands Unified School District are available for public inspection. The instructional materials will support the subject area of World Language—Spanish for Native Speakers high school course.  more
6th Grade STEAM Grant:
6th Grade STEAM Grant: It is Sierra Sands Unified School District’s goal to provide the best educational programs and opportunities to meet the needs for all students in our community. In the spring of 2017 we were presented with the opportunity to apply for our third Department of Defense Educational Activity grant. Sixth grade was identified as a grade level where...  more
2017-18 Annual Notice for Parents
We, are committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe environment to all K-12 students. We believe the school shares with the family, church, and community the responsibility for developing life-long learners who are responsible, productive citizens.   more
Burroughs Traffic Flow
This is Burroughs' new traffic pattern. The primary student drop off is clearly marked at the NW corner of the access road (next to the four blue/white portable classrooms). Please pull all the way forward when dropping your student...  more
Summer Meals 2018
Summer Meals Kick off on June 4, 2018
Summer Meals Kick off on June 4, 2018  more
Murray Middle School Traffic Flow and Logistics
In an effort to ensure a smooth start to school at the new Murray campus, we are providing Traffic Flow information and a Site Logistic Plan...  more
2017-18 Academic
Please review the attached updated Academic Calendar for 2017-2018. Please note the changed Late-start Wednesday times for Monroe, Murray, and Burroughs. Also, new for '17-'18 are the slight changes in regular start and end times for Monroe, Murray, and Burroughs. The Monroe and Murray regular school days will be 7:20 am - 2:15 pm and the Burroughs regular school days will be 7:45 am - 2:45 pm.  more
CEP announcement
CEP Food service notification 2017-18
Great news to Mesquite High school, Inyokern Elementary, and Pierce Elementary schools These schools will be participating in a new option for the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs called Community Eligibility Provision starting this 2017-18 school year. The Great News is that ALL Students enrolled at these schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.  more
2016-19 Board Approved Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
2016-19 Board Approved Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
At the June 23, 2016 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2016-19 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  more
SSUSD DODEA Steam Grant Calendar of Events
The Department of Defense Education Activity STEAM grant event Calendar for the 2017-18 school year Updated 02/23/2018.  more

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