Santiago Charter Newsletter
Friday Newsletter: September 15, 2023
Hello Santiago Families:
It's hard to believe that we are already a month into the school year-time is flying by, and we're thrilled to see our students learning and thriving! We look forward to the continued growth and achievements of our students in the months ahead.
No Fuss Fundraiser 23-24: We're excited to introduce our 23-24 No Fuss Fundraiser. We only host one fundraiser a year, so this is a great opportunity for our school community to come together and support our students. Scroll below for more details on how you can contribute and make a difference in the year ahead.
Pick up/Drop off: Please remember to keep to the right when entering our campus as we reserve the middle lane for buses and staff to access the school without waiting in the parent drop off line. You can avoid the drop off line all together by dropping your child off on Rancho Santiago Blvd.
Attendance/Tardiness: Your cooperation in maintaining punctuality is greatly appreciated. Please ensure your students arrive at school on time to help reduce tardiness. School starts at 8am, but our campus opens at 7:15am. We encourage our students to come early, grab breakfast and hang out in the amphitheater. If your child is late, please send them with a note. Unexcused tardies add up and result in a detention.
Student IDs: Just a reminder that students should be wearing their IDs while on campus, as this helps us maintain a safe environment. For more information, scroll below to Santana Expectations.
Nutrition Services: Breakfast, nutrition and lunch are free. Our cafeteria opens for students Monday-Friday at 7:15am.
Monday 9/18: ODD Day Schedule / Girls Soccer vs. Cerro Villa / Boys Soccer @ Cerro Villa 3 pm
Tuesday 9/19: EVEN Day Schedule / ELAC meeting, 6pm in the Lecture Hall
Wednesday 9/20: ODD Day Schedule / College Shirt Day / Club Rush @ lunch / Soccer vs Vista Heritage 3 pm
Thursday 9/21: EVEN Day Schedule / Family Cooking Night 5:30 pm
Friday 9/22: ALL Classes 8a-1:35p
Monday 9/25: ODD Day Schedule / Girls Soccer vs. El Rancho / Boys Soccer @ El Rancho 3 pm
Tuesday 9/26: EVEN Day Schedule
Wednesday 9/27: ODD Day Schedule / College Shirt Day
Thursday 9/28: EVEN Day Schedule
Friday 9/29: ALL Classes 8a-1:35p / RAD Assembly
NO FUSS FUNDRAISER 2023-2024
It's time for our NO FUSS FUNDRAISER! Please help however you can. This year we have a new way to donate. Using the Blast App., you can text family and friends and ask them to help you fundraiser for your school. Your student will be bringing home fundraiser flyers, or click
Our Soccer Season has started, but soon we will initiate our Wrestling & Cross Country Season! If your child is interested in participating in one of these sports, please share the information with them so they can join us in our information meetings held at lunch time. You find more information about our athletic department using this link:
Expanded Learning Program
Our Expanded Learning Program (ELP) runs Monday-Thursday, starting right after school and goes until 6pm.
At this time, we have started a waitlist for enrollment. If you would like to add your student's name to our waitlist, please stop by the Santiago office and talk with Mrs. Ontiveros, our ELP coordinator.
Santiago Helping Hands
Looking for ways to help out at Santiago? There are many opportunities to help with your time, talents or gifts. This is going to be the place we share all the wish lists from the different groups on campus. We appreciate every family's help in supporting the Santiago Community.
- 👩🏫 Teacher Wish Lists - Some of our teachers have created wish lists for specific student classroom needs. Check it out!
- ⚽ Used Soccer Equipment: Balls, shin guards, practice goals anything you don't need anymore! We have large soccer athlete group, we can use whatever you can spare.
- 👕 PE Loaner Laundry - The PE teachers need help laundering the loaner uniforms that are used each week. Sign up HERE to choose a Friday to pick up a load of PE clothes, wash them over the weekend, and then return them Monday morning. We appreciate you adding a load to your wash day!
El Modena Cheer & Pom Camp
Join us for El Modena's Cheer and Pom Camp
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Campers will join the cheer and pom teams and will perform at the varsity football game on Thursday, 9/28! Please see the flyer for more details!
You can register using this link: https://elmodenacheer.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/39365688
Community Forum- Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Orange County
Youth Ride Free - OCTA Bus Passes
Did you know that Orange County Transportation Authority provides free bus rides to students? Here is a form, or you can pick one up in the office. Fill out the form and get a free bus pass for your student!
We have many opportunities for parents to volunteer through PTSA sponsored events. Please consider helping wherever you can! We appreciate everyone that signed up during registration!
Thinking about being a PTSA member for the 2023-2024 school year? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire on the upcoming opening positions. We have great opportunities.
To sign up online: Click Here
Health and Safety Guidelines and Resources
Please refer to the Orange Unified School District COVID Health and Safety Guidelines & Resources for the most up to date information about COVID protocols. This is the the place where you can find the MOST recent information regarding vaccinations, quarantine, and other resources. Thanks for your support.
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Santiago Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm