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    Mission Statement

    Byron Union School District will provide all students with an exemplary education, striving for excellence.

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    Important update and school closure information

    COVID-19   April 2, 2020

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                 TO:      Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) of Student with Special Needs

    From:   Dr. Reyes Gauna, Superintendent Byron Union School District

    Date:    Monday, March 30, 2020

    RE:        Prior Written Notice Re School/District Closure to Prevent/Contain the Spread of COVID-19             (Coronavirus)

    This letter is a prior written notice  by the Byron Union School District (“District”), pursuant to 34 CFR § 300.503, and the closure of your child’s school beginning March 30, 2020 until school reopens when it is deemed safe to do so.

    The District has determined that it is necessary to close its schools to prevent/contain the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with current guidance from state and federal agencies.  This determination has been made based on health and safety concerns for students, families, staff, and the community at large.  

    During the duration of the school dismissal, your child will receive special education and related services, to the greatest extent feasible, delivered in an alternative manner.  Your child's case manager will contact you to provide you with a plan to implement during this state of emergency/school dismissal.

    In making its determination, the District reviewed and considered the following:

    • Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control
    • Recommendations from the California Department of Education and the United States Department of Education
    • Recommendations from the Contra Costa County Department of Public Health
    • Guidance from Governor Newsom and
    • All other relevant information available to the District, including the Shelter in Place order currently in place in Contra Costa County and surrounding Bay Area counties. 

    Finally, please be advised that as a parent(s) or guardian(s) of a child with a disability, you have certain rights.  Attached you will find a copy of those parental rights and procedural safeguards.  Please feel free to contact me directly, if you have any questions or the California Department of Education at P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244.

    Thank you.


                  Attached:            Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards

    Byron LCAP PowerPoint Presentation  English

    Byron LCAP PowerPoint Presentation Spanish


    LCAP= Local Control Accountability Plan

    DELAC=District English Learner Advisory Committee

    CSEA = California School Employees Association 

    SELPA= Special Education Local Plan Area

    CCCOE= Contra Costa County Office of Education

    BUSD Climate Committee Parent Survey

    We hope 2020 is off to a great start for you and your family!   

    With new leadership we are seeing our District progress in a positive direction. To better this effort the BUSD Climate Committee would like to give parents an opportunity to participate in an anonymous survey. Your input will help us identify the current campus climate and help administration continue to move positively forward with social emotional development in mind.  Please take this opportunity to lend us your opinion.  We welcome your input. 
    If you would like to know more about what we do, feel free to join us at a Climate Committee meeting. 

    Thank You, 

    BUSD Climate Committee 

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    ¡Esperamos que 2020 sea un gran comienzo para usted y su familia! 

      Con un nuevo liderazgo estamos viendo nuestro progreso del Distrito en una dirección positiva. Para mejorar este esfuerzo, el Comité Climático de BUSD desea dar a los padres la oportunidad de participar en una encuesta. Su opinión nos ayudará a identificar el clima actual del campus y ayudará a la administración a seguir avanzando positivamente con el desarrollo emocional social en mente. Por favor, aproveche esta oportunidad para prestarnos su opinión. Agradecemos su opinión. 
    Si desea saber más sobre lo que hacemos, no dude en unirse a nosotros en una reunión del Comité Climático. 


    Su Comité Climático de BUSD 

    Enclace de encuesta: 


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    BPIE Newsletter

    Teacher of the Year dinner

    Celebrating Alicia Woodson, Byron Union School District Teacher of the Year! Congratulations

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    Alicia Woodson

    Janitor to superintendent Dr. Reyes Gauna view the interview with CBS below

    Welcome from the superintendent

    Dear Students, Parents, and Families,

    It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that I welcome you back to an incredible school year! The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, not only for students, but for families and our community as well. In this spirit, it is my pleasure to welcome the students of Byron back, ready to continue the important work of our school mission – to provide all students with an exemplary education, striving for excellence. The first day of school for students will be Monday, July 29, 2019.

    We are extremely proud of our schools and their continued commitment to high academic standards and improved student achievement. During the 2019-2020 school year, we have some areas of focus that will be articulated in greater detail as we begin with your return. An overview is outlined below.

    Academics in our schools will be a priority, supporting the comprehensive instructional programs and opportunities for every student at every ability level. Another priority will be Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), which aims to develop resiliency, responsible decision-making, healthy relationships, and empathy. Research continues to show that social and emotional learning not only creates a healthy context for learning to take place, but that these skills actually enhance academic rigor.

    We will also focus our efforts on positive attendance. Our chronic absenteeism rate will be addressed. Missing as much as 10 percent of the school year, or approximately 18 days, can have adverse consequences for a child as early as kindergarten. A significant body of research shows students with high rates of absenteeism are less likely to be able to read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade, are more likely to drop out in high school and are less successful in college.

    The Byron staff are dedicated professionals and have always worked tirelessly to make our schools a place where your child wants to come each and every day. This environment, that has been established by our staff, is such that students are encouraged to challenge themselves, to socialize, and to achieve all that they can achieve as active learners!

    We all care deeply about the success of our students! We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring staff whose focus and priorities are all in the right places – building positive relationships with each and every student! I am so proud to be your Superintendent of Schools and will also work tirelessly to make sure this strong spirit continues to thrive in Byron!

    The Board of Education joins me in extending our best wishes to each of you for a positive and productive school year filled with many opportunities. Working together, we will inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Byron Schools.

    Please always feel welcome to reach out to me with questions, suggestions, comments, and/or concerns. My email is and my office phone number is (925)809-7501. I am looking forward to seeing you and meeting each of you soon!


    Reyes Gauna, Ed.D.,

    Superintendent of Schools

    Estimados estudiantes, padres y familias,

    Es con gran expectación y entusiasmo que les doy la bienvenida a un año increíble! El inicio de un nuevo año escolar es siempre un momento emocionante, no sólo para los estudiantes, sino para las familias y nuestra comunidad. En este sentido, es un placer dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes de Byron, listos para continuar la importante labor de la misión de la escuela – a todos los estudiantes con una educación ejemplar, esforzándose por la excelencia. El primer día de escuela para los estudiantes es Lunes, 29 de julio de 2019.

    Estamos muy orgullosos de nuestras escuelas y su compromiso con altos estándares académicos y logros de los estudiantes mejor. Durante el año escolar de 2019-2020, tenemos algunas áreas de enfoque que se articulará con mayor detalle al comenzar con su declaración. Un resumen se describe a continuación.

    Académicos en nuestras escuelas será una prioridad, apoyar los programas de instrucción integrales y oportunidades para cada estudiante en cada nivel de habilidad. Otra prioridad será Social y emocional (SEL), que tiene como objetivo desarrollar resiliencia, toma de decisiones responsable, relaciones saludables y la empatía. La investigación continúa mostrar que el aprendizaje social y emocional no sólo crea un contexto saludable para aprender a tomar lugar, pero que estas habilidades realmente mejoran el rigor académico.

    También enfocamos nuestros esfuerzos en la asistencia escolar. Nuestra tasa de absentismo crónico se abordará. Falta tanto como 10 por ciento del año escolar, o aproximadamente 18 días, puede tener consecuencias adversas para un niño o niña tan pronto como jardín de la infancia. Un cuerpo importante de investigación muestra los estudiantes con altas tasas de absentismo son menos propensos a ser capaces de leer en el nivel de grado al final del 3er grado, son más propensos a abandonar sus estudios en la escuela secundaria y tienen menos éxito en la Universidad.

    El personal de Byron es profesionales dedicados y siempre ha trabajado incansablemente para hacer de nuestras escuelas un lugar donde su hijo o hija quiere venir cada día. Este ambiente, que ha sido establecido por nuestro personal, es tal que los estudiantes son motivados a ellos mismos, para socializar y para lograr todo lo que puede lograr como aprendizaje activo!

    ¡Todos cuidamos profundamente el éxito de nuestros estudiantes! Somos afortunados de contar con un personal tan dedicado y cariñoso cuyo enfoque y prioridades están en los lugares adecuados – construir relaciones positivas con cada estudiante! ¡Estoy tan orgullosa de ser la Superintendente de las escuelas y también trabajará incansablemente para asegurarse de que este espíritu fuerte continúa prosperando en Byron!

    La Junta directiva de educación se une conmigo para extender nuestros mejores deseos para cada uno de ustedes para un año escolar positivo y productivo, llenado de muchas oportunidades. Trabajando juntos, nos inspire éxito y toda una vida de aprendizaje en las escuelas de Byron.

    Por favor sentir siempre Bienvenido a acercarse a mí con preguntas, sugerencias, comentarios o preocupaciones. Mi correo electrónico es y mi número de oficina es (925)809-7501. ¡Yo estoy mirando adelante a verle y conocer cada uno de ustedes pronto!



    Reyes Gauna, Ed.D.,

    Superintendente de escuelas

    Public notice for Students with Special Needs pdf and Parent Rights pdf

     Public Notice for Students with Special Needs Spanish pdf and Parent rights pdf

    Board and Superintendent Retreat 2019

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    LCAP Goals 2019-2020


    Entry Plan 2019-2020

    School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    Discovery Bay (PDF)

    Timber Point (PDF)


    Byron Partners in Education

    Byron Partners In Education

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