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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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  • City of Santa Ana Hiring High School Interns for Summer

    Apply today for a paid internship to support the City’s goal of providing youth opportunities to become successful professionals.

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  • Transcripts

    Transcripts for the Class of 2014 graduates are available in the Registrar's Office during regular school hours.

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  • Summer School

    Summer School at Godinez will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24. The second semester of summer school will begin on Monday, July 14. Please check with the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

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  • Godinez Summer Reading

    Godinez students should read the summer novel and complete the corresponding assignments for the first day of school.

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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



I hope your summer has allowed you to spend time with family and friends.  It’s a great time to refresh and rejuvenate before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  We wish you all a fun and safe 4th of July.


Welcome freshmen, we are looking forward to meeting all of you and working closely with you for the next four years.  These years are crucial for your future success and we are excited to be a big part of the picture.  Class of 2018, we encourage you to get involved in your high school experience.  Join clubs, plan your community service hours and get involved in athletics. We know that the more you are involved, the more fun you will have and the more successful you will be. Welcome to the land of the Grizzlies.  Show your Grizzly PRIDE everyday.

Summer school has started many students have taken advantage of the summer school opportunity to wither repeat a class or get ahead with credits.  Our Music Appreciation Class, Drawing and Painting class, PE class and Journalism classes for enrichment are popular with the students and are full.  The students are enjoying these class offerings and we are fortunate to be able to offer these classes to help free up class schedules for the Fall for many of our busy students.  The 1st semester of summer school ends on Friday July 11th and 2nd semester begins on July 14th.  If your Grizzly needs to make up a low grade please have them come to summer school before the 14th to enroll.  


Grizzlies, we have received lots of great comments about our school wide summer read, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.  It’s a fun novel with many great characters and lots of fun illustrations.  If you have not started it, please plan on beginning soon.  The summer reading homework assignment is on our website.  The freshmen assignment has examples of literary elements for you to site as you read the novel.  All students should have a novel.  Freshmen received the novel at their intermediate schools.  If you did not attend a SAUSD Intermediate School last year please stop by the Godinez office to pick up your copy.  It is yours to keep and use to highlight or take notes in.  Enjoy!!!

Before you know it, program verification will be upon us.  We are excited for an amazing 2014-2015 school year.  We have 2,600 students registered to attend Godinez Fundamental High School.  Below is the schedule for program verification. Please make a note of these important dates.


Monday August 18th, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Seniors

Tuesday August 19th, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Seniors and Juniors

Wednesday August 20th, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Juniors

Thursday  August 21st, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Sophomores

Friday August 22nd, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Freshmen

Monday August 25 th, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m., Make-Up Day All Grades


You will receive a letter in the mail with further information.

As always it is a pleasure to serve you at Godinez.  We firmly believe that the great partnership we have established with our parents will continue to grow; this is what makes up successful.  Please contact the school with any questions.


Cindy Landsiedel,
Godinez Fundamental High School Principal



School Pride

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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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