Santiago Charter Newsletter
Friday Newsletter: October 6, 2023
Hello Santiago Families:
We are one week into October, but it feels like summer with this heat!
No Fuss Fundraiser: Today is our last day for our No Fuss Fundraiser. Thank you to all of our families for your support in our school fundraising. We will share out our final results next week.
PTSA Membership: We want to invite all parents to join our school's PTSA and be a part of our vibrant community that supports our student's growth and success. By becoming a member, you can be active in your child's education and help us create a positive learning environment for all students. Sign up here: PTSA Sign Up
PTSA Reflections: If your child is interested in participating in the PTSA Reflections contest, scroll below for more details.
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: Join us next Friday (10/13) at 7am for our annual walk in support of our friends and families that have been affected by breast cancer. We will meet in the amphitheater at 7am and walk out to our track. Students can wear a pink shirt (with uniform bottoms) that day to show their support.
Heads Up, Check Up: Our counseling department will be holding their Heads Up, Check up during math classes on 10/18 and 10/19. If you would like more information or to opt your child out, scroll below for details and links. Please note that our counselors will be holding a virtual parent information night on Tuesday, 10/10 at 6:30pm as well: please use THIS
link to join.
Tardies: Parents, please continue to support and encourage your child to get to school on time. We understand that with multiple drop offs and work schedules, mornings can be stressful. Our campus opens at 7:15am, so dropping your student off at school early for breakfast is a great option. If your child is going to be late, please call or send them in with a note so that they are excused. For doctor/dentist appointments, please bring in a note from the doctor, it helps us in coding/reporting your child's absence. Your help with this matter is greatly appreciated!
Attendance: We are officially in the cold/flu season. Make sure and call our attendance line if your child is sick and will be staying home to rest/recover. To report an absence 24/7, please call 714-628-5681.
Monday 10/9: ODD Day Schedule /Girls Soccer @ McPherson / Boys Soccer vs. McPherson at 3 pm /OCCSL Semi-finals
Tuesday 10/10: EVEN Day Schedule/ Heads Up Check Up Parent Information Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday 10/11: ODD Day Schedule / College Shirt Day /OCCSL championships - TBD
Thursday 10/12: EVEN Day Schedule
Friday 10/13: ALL Classes 8a-1:35p/ Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 7 am
Monday 10/16: ODD Day Schedule
Tuesday 10/17: EVEN Day Schedule
Wednesday 10/18: ODD Day Schedule / College Shirt Day/ Heads Up Check Up Mental Health Screener
Thursday 10/19: EVEN Day Schedule/ Heads Up Check Up Mental Health Screener
Friday 10/20: ALL Classes 8a-1:35p
Heads Up, Check Up
Heads Up Check Up Parent Letter 2023-24
As mental health issues continue to be a huge concern in our county, we want to do everything we can to make sure our students and our school are supported and safe. This includes providing an opportunity for our students to complete a free mental health screening. Our children may not always k...
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
PTSA Reflections Contest
Does your student love to draw? Dance? Paint? Write? If your student is interested in any of the arts, PTSA is sponsoring their annual Reflections contest. If you have a student who is interested in participating, click here to see the form each participant needs to fill out. The due date is 10/23 by 3 pm. Both online applications and any in person submissions must be completed by the deadline, no exceptions. Good luck and we can't wait to see what our talented Santanas create!
Don't Forget to Order Your School Pictures
Don't miss out on ordering your student's middle school picture. It's a memory you will want keep forever. School pictures make great holiday gifts too! Click on the link below and use your student's ID # as the online code.
Red Ribbon Week
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.
- 🎃The Halloween Dance committee is looking for some help with donations. They need snack items, water, soda and a parent who will be willing to pick up pizzas from Costco! Donations may be dropped at the office at any time. Thank you!
- 👩🏫 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!
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!
Thank you to all who attended our first PTSA meeting of the year. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th at 7pm in the library. Please join us if you can.
We have many opportunities for parents to volunteer through PTSA sponsored events. Please consider helping wherever you can! We appreciate everyone that has signed up!
Thinking about being a PTSA member for the 2023-2024 school year? You can 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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*please also load Remind App (many of our different programs will use this app to communicate)
Santiago Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm