Dr. Edward A. Zuniga

Phone: 626-444-9005, ext. 9805


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Dr. Edward A. Zuniga

March 2021

Dear El Monte Union Community,

This past month marked one year since our District pivoted to a new method of instruction, ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and families. Our teachers and staff adapted our rigorous lesson plans to better fit remote instruction and meet the needs of our scholars.

As public health conditions continue to improve, our District remains committed to the health and safety of all our students, staff and families. Your resilience and fortitude over the past year has not gone unnoticed, and EMUHSD thanks you for your continued support and partnership as we look to the future. El Monte Union is no longer simply adapting to unforeseen circumstances; we are being proactive in the interest of our students’ continued success.

EMUHSD understands that our staff, students and families continue to face uncertainties and challenges presented by the pandemic and distance learning. Our District will continue to support our community in any capacity possible, including mental wellness and social-emotional resources, free meals, tutoring, technology and more.

EMUHSD continues to follow health guidelines from state and local public health officials. As a reminder, here are some steps our state and local health care agencies are recommending to slow the spread of COVID-19:  

  • Wear a mask whenever you leave your home
  • Gatherings with one or two other households are allowed as long as the gathering is outside and lasts no more than two hours; everyone wears face coverings; and everyone stays at least 6 feet from non-household members
  • Maintain social distancing when in public
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

As of March 31, Los Angeles County has official qualified for the orange tier threshold, which will allow for additional re-openings with safety measures starting Monday, April 5. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has provided more information regarding what this update means for our local businesses, and you can read the full update here.

El Monte Union is working closely with public health officials to ensure that health and safety remain at the forefront of our decision making.

On behalf of the El Monte Union Board of Trustees, and all of us here at the District, I wish our entire community a pleasant, safe and relaxing Spring Break, filled with family and fun, as you enjoy the glory of spring and its message of renewal.

Please follow our Reopen & Reimagine Schools web page for the latest information.

Keep up to date by following our District Facebook page and downloading our District App on Google Play or the App Store.

Read our Monthly Superintendent Updates here.