The Friday FINALE!

The Week of August 19-23

Important Events the Week of August 19 - 23

SHARK Week - Spirit Days: Dress up to earn Shark Bytes

Monday - August 19: Odd Block

Tuesday - August 20: Even Block

Wednesday - August 21: PLC All Periods (1-6) school starts at 9:00am

  • Freshman Seminar (7:40-8:45am) Freshmen should report to their designated location by 7:40am (see information below).

Thursday - August 22: Odd Block (Office Hours)

Friday - August 23: Even Block (Office Hours)

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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:

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  • Mrs. Nunes (A-Chin)
  • Mr. Campos (Chir-Cor; AVID A-K; EL)
  • Mrs. Berg (Cos-Gup)
  • Mr. Theune (Gr-Koc)
  • Mrs. Partida (Koe-Mas; AVID L-Z)
  • Mr. Estrada (Ma-Pia)
  • Mrs. Matsumoto (Pie-Stal)
  • Mrs. Applegate (Stan-Z)
  • Mrs. Sullivan (Intervention)

Counseling Webpage:

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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.


In order to ensure school safety, drop offs in the front office are limited to ACADEMIC related drop offs. This means that ONLY homework or projects may be left in the office with the receptionist. Items that are not allowed to be dropped off are:

  • Balloons
  • Flowers
  • Money
  • Gifts
  • Food

Thank you in advance for keeping our front office a place of business.

Santiago does NOT allow food delivery services like Uber Eats, Doordash, Grub Hub, etc. on campus during school hours.

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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This week your students had a 34-minute block every day dedicated to everything your student needs to know about Santiago and what it means to Be a SHARK. Please review the daily videos (links below) and discuss the contents with your Santiago student. Our goal is to create Scholars, Achievers, and Champions here at Santiago.

Show Responsibility

Have Integrity



Know yourself

Parents, please take this quick Be a SHARK survey:

Be a SHARK Promo Video 2018-2019
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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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Girls Soccer Tryouts for Incoming / New players and Returning FROSH/SOPH only will be held on the following dates from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If you plan on trying out, you MUST have your athletic clearance submitted and cleared through the athletic office.

  • Wednesday, August 21
  • Friday, August 23
  • Monday, August 26
  • Tuesday, August 27


Attention all boys soccer players! If you’re interested in trying out for boys soccer this year, tryouts will be next week August 19, 20, & 23 from 3-5pm. You must be athletically cleared, no exceptions. You must also go see Coach Sierra in room F-201 to sign up for tryouts. See the athletic office with any questions.

boys basketball tryouts

Boys Basketball JV/Varsity Tryouts will be held on Monday, August 19 at 4:30pm in Gym. All players must be athletically cleared by Friday August 16, 2019. See the athletic office with any questions.

Boys Wrestling Tryouts

Attention wrestlers! Boys wrestling tryouts will be held on September 4th and 5th from 3-5 pm in the wrestling room. Any boys interested in wrestling must have a their athletic packet completed, turned in, and cleared by August 30th to participate. See Coach Hernandez in room C106 B to sign up today.

Water Polo Tryouts

Boys and Girls water polo tryouts and Girls Swimming tryouts will be held August 20th at 3:00 pm at the pool. Boys swimming tryouts will be announced later. All interested athletes must have a their athletic packet completed, turned in, and cleared prior to tryouts. See the athletic office with any questions.

CTE - Work Experience

If you already have a job, you can get Work Experience Course Credit! If you are a junior or senior, see Ms. Fulcher in F106 or Mrs. Nunez in E106 to get more information.

CTE Internship

If you don't have a job, but want experience join the Internship Class. You must be a junior or senior and have transportation. See Ms. Fulcher in F106 for more details.

Auditions for upcoming production

Santiago Theatre Department is holding auditions for Failure: A Love Story on Monday, August 26th at 3pm. Failure: A love Story, an ensemble-based play with music, tells the story of 3 sisters' lives and deaths in the 1920's. If you want to be a part of the show (cast or crew) be sure to stop by the theatre classroom before August 26th!

PSAT: October 16, 2019

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SAT Prep

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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:


LA Times Article- Op-Ed: Let’s call this youth vaping crisis what it is: A Juuling epidemic:

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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.

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