Dr. Dave Ostash 

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.

To view our full 2018-19 welcome letter, click here!

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


Latest News

2019-20 Sierra Sands Employee of the Year
2019-20 Sierra Sands Employee of the Year Nominations are now open until March 23, 2020.  more
Kindergarten/TK Registration
Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten registration for 2020-21 begins March 2, 2020.  more
NAFIS Award
The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) has recognized Amy Castillo-Covert, member of the Sierra Sands Unified School District (CA) School Board, with the Friend of NAFIS Award  more
Free English Classes
This is a great service that we offer with free childcare and homework help that really benefits many within our community.  more
From the Superintendent
From the Superintendent: The district is working closely with the Ridgecrest Police Department regarding a crime scene on Gold Canyon St.  more
Richmond and Gateway School Update
Dear Families at Gateway and Richmond Schools, Ever since the two major quakes of July 4 and 5, all available resources have been focused on the district’s recovery and repair of all schools sites  more
Community Update 7-23-2019
I write to provide you with an update on the District's recovery efforts at Richmond Elementary School following the earthquakes. A thorough and careful analysis of Richmond has led   more
McKinney-Vento Assistance
McKinney-Vento Assistance
SIERRA SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENCE ASSISTANCE   more
Are you ready for Back to School?
Are you ready for Back to School?
Ridgecrest Vaccination Clinic July 16, 2019  more
Community Update - July 15, 2019
Dear Parents and Community Members, I am sending regular updates so that everyone feels informed and can be confident in our plan to be ready to start school on time for students, on August 13. First of all, you should know...  more
Summer School Canceled
Summer School Canceled: In order to most efficiently and thoroughly complete preliminary safety assessments  more
SSUSD Press Release - July 7, 2019
SIERRA SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOVERS FROM RECENT EARTHQUAKES AND RESUMES CERTAIN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES...  more
ESY Canceled
Due to minor repairs being completed, Extended School Year at Richmond Elementary School has been cancelled. School begins on August 13, 2019.   more

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