The Friday FINALE!

The Week of August 12-16


Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Hello Santiago Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Santiago High School. We are looking forward to another exciting year of learning, involvement, and competition at the home of scholars, achievers, and champions. This summer we have been working to plan a smooth transition for all of our new and returning students. The support staff has been working hard all summer, and the teachers are back and ready for another successful year. This is a fun time of energy and anticipation as we get to know and work with new students full of talents, strengths, and abilities. We trust that everyone coming to school this year has already decided what opportunities they are going to take advantage of outside the classroom. Part of being a good citizen is getting involved in more than the classroom work. Find something that you are passionate about, and pursue it with tenacity. We will help you with your growth at Santiago, all we ask for is your energy and attention as you become the next generation of SANTIAGO SHARKS!

Seth Bond


Important Events the Week of August 12 - 16

Monday - August 12: All Periods (1-6) Be a Shark Bell Schedule

Tuesday - August 13: All Periods (1-6) Be a Shark Bell Schedule

Wednesday - August 14: All Periods (1-6) Be a Shark Schedule

Thursday - August 15: All Periods (1-6) Be a Shark Schedule

Friday - August 16: All Periods (1-6) Be a Shark Schedule

  • Shark Fest: 5:00 - 8:00 pm.


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Principal: Seth Bond

Assistant Principals:

  • Melissa Bako, Freshmen
  • JT Cameron, Seniors
  • Dr. Kristen Harris, Sophomores
  • Steve Mitchell, Athletics
  • Jordon Samson, Activities
  • Jon Shaw, Freshmen
  • Dr. Dawn Smith, Juniors

Administration Webpage:


New Counselors to Santiago

We would like to introduce our two new counselors:

We have two reminders for the first week of school.

  1. Counselors will be available in front of the Counseling Office before school and during both lunches. We will be ready to answer questions and help calm your nerves. We are here to help so please take advantage of this opportunity.
  2. Unfortunately, there are a few things that we are unable to do:

  • We cannot honor teacher changes or requests
  • We cannot honor period changes
  • We cannot honor lunch requests
  • We cannot place you on a sports team, leadership class or club unless you have made the team or the teacher/coach sends us a petition for class change form signed.

We have included the Petition for Class Change Form below. Please note once we change we cannot go back to the original schedule.

The following classes are currently at capacity:

  • Digital Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Video Production

Santiago Policies & Procedures

Santiago ID Policy!

Students received their ID card and school issued lanyard at registration. Students either got a student ID card OR an ASB ID card if they purchased ASB membership for the year. All students will be required to visibly wear their Santiago ID DAILY on their Santiago lanyard while on campus. If a student loses or damages their ID card they will be required to get a replacement ID from the Shark Shop. Replacement ID cards cost $5.00 and replacement ASB ID cards cost $10.00.

Dress Code

Santiago High School follows the dress code set forth by the CNUSD Board of Trustees. Students in violation of dress code policy will be provided three (3) options to be dressed more to code during the school day.

  1. Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
  2. Students will be provided with temporary school clothing to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
  3. If necessary, students’ parents may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.

To View CNUSD's Board Policy for Dress Code, CLICK HERE

Attendance Matters at Santiago!

Reducing California’s high chronic absenteeism rates is a priority in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

A "chronic absentee" has been defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 60901(c)(1) as "a pupil who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days in the school year when the total number of days a pupil is absent is divided by the total number of days the pupil is enrolled and school was actually taught in the regular day schools of the district, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays."

Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing subjects and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.

This year Santiago, in cooperation with CNUSD, is taking steps to ensure students are attending school more regularly. Santiago High School will notify parents/guardians of attendance bi-weekly through our student information system (Q). As always, we encourage you to regularly check Q attendance and report any discrepancies.



  • 3 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • No action required from parents/guardians. Parent/Guardian may request a meeting to review attendance.


  • 7 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • No action required from parents/guardians. Parent/Guardian may request a meeting to review attendance.


  • 10 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • School clerk will contact parents/guardians to attend a mandatory attendance review meeting with the student's school administrator.
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After School Pick Up - 2:30 pm

Attention Parents! Cars will not be allowed on campus for after school pick-up until 2:30 pm. Limiting traffic and visitors on our campus during school hours is a top priority for our safety.


In order to have enough space for our staff in the upper parking lot, Santiago is asking parents to park on the Foothill drop off area when picking up your child, dropping something off, or if you have a scheduled meeting on campus. Curbs have been painted white and it is no longer a red zone. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Shark shop will not be open before school on the first day of school (Monday). Shark Shop will open at lunch and be open after school.

Starting Tuesday, August 13th, the Shark Shop will resume normal business hours (before school, both lunches, and after school).

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Be a SHARK Week

This week your students will have a 34-minute block every day dedicated to everything your student needs to know about Santiago and what it means to Be a SHARK. We will be sending a nightly email to our parents/guardians with the video link from that day. Please review this video and discuss the contents with your Santiago student. Our goal is to create Scholars, Achievers, and Champions here at Santiago.

Be a SHARK Promo Video 2018-2019
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Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available online through Q Student Connect Saturday, August 10th. Students must either print out a copy or take a picture/screenshot of their schedule and bring it with them to school on Monday, August 12th. Students will report to their first-period class at 7:40 am with their schedule and ID card visibly displayed.

If your student missed their assigned registration day and also the make-up registration day, they should report to the theater at 7:40am for registration and to obtain a student ID card.

We look forward to starting another great year at Santiago. See you on Monday, August 12th!

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Class of 2023 Freshman Seminar

Freshman students will be working with administrators and counselors on the following dates learning Santiago culture and expectations. Students should report to the designated location by 7:40am. Busing will be provided to those students who are already bused to Santiago daily. Attendance at Freshman Seminar is mandatory.
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PSAT: October 16, 2019

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Dual Enrollment

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Advanced Placement News

Here is what you need to know:

  • Students will be asked to register for AP exams in the fall. However, AP exams will continue to be given in May.
  • The exam fee is not changing. However, there will be a $40.00 fee for late registration (after November 15) and a $40.00 cancelation or unused exam fee, if the student wishes to cancel or does not take the exam on the test date.
  • Santiago High School will have students register for their exams and collect fees beginning on August 21, 2019. The AP teachers will provide students with specific instructions and walk them through the process at that time.
  • After students register, they will be provided with new digital tools that provide feedback and daily support. Their teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using monthly personal progress checks.
  • To get ready, students should sign up for a College Board account.
  • Parents and students can learning more about the College Board changes to Advanced Placement at

Care Solace

  • Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24x7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services.
  • To use Care Solace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code, and special request.
  • Care Solace is now available for use by CNUSD students, staff, and families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. Care Solace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth.


Santiago Counseling Intervention Resources


Vaping on our campus is a suspendable offense. Currently, e-cigarettes, known as vapes, are the most common tobacco/nicotine products used among teenagers. Teens are using these vaping devices to inhale tobacco, flavored oils, and THC. Our goal is to reduce access and discourage the use on our campus. You can help support us by talking with your child about vaping, keeping an eye out for these products, or monitoring your child’s phone.

Stanford Medicine:


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Un-Served Saturday Schools

Attention Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors-

If you have Saturday Schools due to excessive tardies from last school year (2018-2019), you MUST serve these actions in a timely manner or on and off campus privileges WILL be revoked (i.e. off-campus passes, dances, rallies, Prom, SENIOR GRAD NITE, and/or other extra-curricular activities). See your grade level assistant principal with any questions.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

It’s that time of year again! Free or reduced meal applications are now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply today at
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Join us on August 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Back to School Night. Meet our teachers and staff members, check out our campus, and learn more about Santiago High School! Clubs will be selling food and drinks for all of our guests! Thanks for your support!


Parents and students please make sure you have returned last years textbooks. Students who do not return textbooks will have an obligation on their student account and will not receive any on or off campus privileges such as off campus passes, homecoming tickets, etc.

About us

Santiago High School builds college and career ready SCHOLARS, ACHIEVERS, and CHAMPIONS. The community of Santiago High School cultivates compassionate, innovative, and responsible students by providing opportunities to meet challenges of the 21st century.