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.

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, church and community the responsibility for developing life long learners who are responsible productive citizens.

Latest News

Summer School Lockdown 6-8-17
At approximately 12:00 p.m. today, James Monroe Middle School was placed on a precautionary lock-down by the Ridgecrest Police Department and Sierra Sands due to police activity on the south side of town. The lock-down was lifted at approximately 12:18 p.m. All students and staff are safe and summer school classes being held at Monroe will continue as normal.  more
Summer School
Summer School is here! Registration starts June 5th from 8am to 12pm. If you have not already registered for Summer School classes, please go to Monroe Middle School between 8am and 12pm on June 5th to get registered. Classes begin on June 6th at 7:15am, but you will need to be there by 7:00am on the 6th to pickup your class schedule. James Monroe Middle School is located at 340 West Church Street, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 - Phone: (760) 499-1830  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
Open Enrollment 2017-18
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
Drug Awareness Presentation for Parents
On April 17th, 2017, the Sierra Sands U.S.D. hosted a Drug Awareness for Parents Presentation...  more
Community Meeting April 17th, 2017
Sierra Sands Unified School District will host an informational presentation and panel discussion on substance abuse in the Indian Wells Valley.  more
California School Dashboard
California School Dashboard  more
Vieweg Gate Press Release
Vieweg Gate Press Release
Starting TOMORROW, Feb. 2 the Vieweg gate will be open to authorized Sierra Sands School District employee and attendee in-bound traffic  more
Employee of the Year Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for our annual SSUSD Employee of the Year Program...  more
Kindergarten/TK Registration for 2017-18 School Year
November 2016 Superintendent's Newsletter
November 2016 Superintendent's Newsletter
November 2016 Superintendent's Newsletter  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
Annual Notice for Parents/Guardians
Beginning this school year the District has transitioned from the "Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for Parents and Students" to the "Annual Notice to Parents/Guardians".   more
Extending a warm welcome to you all as we start the 2016-17 school year.  more
New Free and Reduced Meals Application For 2016-17
We are excited to announce the new on line application to apply for free or reduced price Breakfast and Lunch meals for your students   more
Public Notice Regarding Negotiations
2014-2015 School Accountability Report Cards are available!
District and School Mobile App
We are excited to announce our new mobile app that is now available on both Apple App Store and Google Play...  more
California Healthy Youth Act Information and Supplemental Curriculum
The California Healthy Youth Act, Assembly Bill 329, took effect in January 2016  more



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