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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Cindy Landsiedel, Principal
3002 Centennial Road
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone: 714.433.6600
Fax: 714.433.6731

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  • Student/Parent Technology Survey

    Students and Parents: Please complete our Technology Survey to help us determine our technology development plan as we move toward increased wireless access for students. Click here for the link.

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  • Student Handbook Available

    The 2013-2014 Student Handbook is available on the Resources Tab under the Student link. You may also click on the title here to take you to the handbook.

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  • ESLRs

    The Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's) are the outcomes students who graduate from Godinez Fundamental High School are expected to exhibit. Our ESLRS have two elements, scholarship and character. Administrators, teachers, students and parents work together to insure that future graduates are prepared for their future both academically and personally.

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Principal's Message

The year is quickly flying by.  We are beginning SBAC testing, with CST and AP testing right around the corner. Attendance will be crucial for all students to be on campus for testing and do their best. SBAC is the new online testing that is aligned with Common Core State Standards. This year all 10th graders will be tested, and next year adding 11th grade. The district has purchased portable Chromebook labs for testing, and we will be able to use these for daily instruction when testing is over.
As we move toward more technology in the classrooms, we hope all parents and students have had a chance to take our online survey. This information is crucial as we look to allocating resources to provide technology support and hands-on devices to be used daily in classrooms. We hope to be a 1:1 school by the end of 2015.
On Tuesday April 15 at 6pm, we are having an All Eyes on Learning meeting here at Godinez. We would love all parents to join us and give your input about your educational values and how they should be reflected in the district budget. Please join us. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as childcare.
I thank you all for your support. The year has been a positive one, and we look forward to graduation in June.


Cindy Landsiedel,
Godinez Fundamental High School Principal



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History of Name

Hector GodinezGodinez Fundamental High School was named in honor of Orange County’s first Latino postmaster, Hector Godinez (1924 – 1999).
The following was taken from a Los Angeles Times article on the life of Hector Godinez:

In his 74 years, Godinez scrapped his way up from poverty and a lack of formal education. He served as a tank commander in Germany during World War II, delivered the mail for most of north Santa Ana, attended Santa Ana College by night and, in 1961, was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as postmaster of Santa Ana.

He was later promoted to Southern California district manager for the U.S. Postal Service, managing more than 44,000 employees and an operating budget of $750 million.

Linda Godinez Miller said her father persevered against both economics and racial prejudice. Once he ascended, the father of four never forgot to help others.

‘He's a legend,’ she said Sunday. ‘He was one of Kennedy's last appointments--one of four candidates for the job and the only Hispanic. The Santa Ana Chamber [of Commerce] lobbied against his appointment. So did many others. Yet he did become postmaster and he later became president of the Chamber.’

Godinez's community involvement was ceaseless.

He served as a trustee for the Rancho Santiago Community College District for 17 years and on boards for the League of United Latin American Citizens and KOCE-TV public television, among others. Godinez and the first LULAC members helped bring to court a landmark civil rights case that ended discrimination against Mexican American children in Orange County schools.

Witty and loyal to a fault, Godinez was known for his devotion to friends, his collection of 50 pairs of cowboy boots and his fondness for Stetson hats. A voracious reader, Godinez loved historical tomes, especially those about World War II.

‘He always tried to stand up for the little guy,’ his daughter recalled. ‘If someone needed a job, he'd help. If someone needed help getting the mail out, they'd call Hector. He always took the phone calls.’”

The article can be read in its entirety by clicking on the following link:

Date Built and/or Occupied

Godinez Fundamental High School was opened in the fall of 2007.

School Mascot

The Godinez school mascot is the "Grizzly".

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