Santiago Charter Newsletter

Friday, March 25, 2022

We made it! Spring Break begins next week, we hope all of our families get a chance to enjoy the time off. This is a chance for our students to recharge their batteries and return to finish the year off strong!

  • We are still tracking student attendance for the incentive that is described below! We are excited to celebrate our students that make being on campus regularly a priority!
  • Spring Break begins after our minimum day on 3/25. There will be no school for students 3/28-4/1.
  • We hope you have a lovely and relaxing Spring Break!
  • Please note that students are expected to follow the dress codes and keep phones at home. Wearing an ID card is part of the uniform! Violations of these expectations will result in consequences. Please see guidelines here if you are still unsure.

:) Team Santiago


Upcoming Events:

3/28 through 4/1 - Spring Break -NO SCHOOL

4/4 - Students return to school

4/6 - College shirt day

4/7 - RAD store at lunch

4/11 through 4/15 Spirit Week


Attention all Santanas! Here is a special announcement from Mr. Lee....the end of the year is coming and he knows how much you would like to earn a free dress pass. Starting on Monday, March 14th through April 21st any student with perfect attendance which includes no absences and no tardies will earn two free dress passes and an extended lunch to celebrate with ice cream. Remember, you have to have zero absences, zero single period truancies, and zero tardies. Let’s see how many of our Santanas can rise to the challenge. Again, the contest runs now through April 21st. Let’s go Santanas!

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Watch our Conservatory of the Arts promo video!

Interested in learning more? Read here!

Space will fill up fast. Applications are due 4/30.

Email Mrs. Gonzales ( with questions!


Some of our elementary feeder schools are looking for responsible students to help run their carnivals. If you are interested, please contact the school you want to help out at.

Panorama Carnival:

April 22 need help from 4-8:30 pm

email contact:


May 20 4-7 PM

Contacts: and

Interested in Cheer at El Modena High School?

Cheer & Pom Pre Tryout meeting April 7th @ 6pm

Click the link below to complete the Tryout packet PRIOR to the April 7thinformational meeting. ElMo Cheer Tryout Packet

Pom Clinics Cheer Clinics

April 6th - 4:30 - 6:00 pm April 11th & 12th - 3:30 to 5:00 pm

April 7th - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Pom tryouts April 8th 4:30-6:30 pm Cheer Tryouts April 13th - 3:30 - 5:30 pm

All Cheer & Pom tryouts and meetings will be held in the El Modena Amphitheater.

Want to show your ELMO spirit? Click here to get your tryout T-shirt and bow!!

Go Vanguards!!

Open Enrollment for Santiago

If you have a current 7th grade student that attends Santiago under open enrollment, you will need to re-enroll them again for the 22-23 school year. Please click here to find the information about open enrollment.Also, please feel free to share this information with any prospective families that may also have questions.

The link below is a flyer with all of our Enrollment Information. Please take a look to see what events you might want to attend.


The 8th grade Promotion Party Planning committee would like to you to save the date for SANTANAFEST 2022!

The 8th grade Promotion Party will be held on

Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5-8 at Santiago.

Please stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.

Santiago School Tours

Do you know a family member or friend that might be interested in taking a tour of Santiago with their student? We are scheduling a few school tours for those that are still undecided about enrolling at our wonderful school! If you are interested in scheduling a school tour, please email Mrs. Adray @ and she will help you.

Orange Public Library Foundation Presents Parent Workshops - "It's Your Money" and "It's Your Estate" Classes

"It's Your Money" and " It's Your Estate" workshops will be held online rather than in person.

The registration links for the Spring 2022 zoom series are now ready and live for everyone who is interested to register. Below, please find the schedule along with the topics and links for registration.Please make sure to reference Orange Public Library Foundation when you sign up.Note: If you register and cannot attend, you will have access to the recording since you are a registered participant.

IYM Registration link:

Spring 2022 Series - Zoom Thursdays, April –May 12 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM It's Your Money

Overview & Tax Changes 7-Apr

Financial Planning I 14-Apr

Medical Care Planning 21-Apr

Investment World 28-Apr

Equity & Fixed Income Investing 5-May

Financial Planning II 12-May

IYE Registration link:

Spring 2022 Series - Zoom Fridays, April 8 – May 13 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM It's Your Estate

Overview & Estate Law Changes 8-Apr

Advanced Health Care Directive & Power of Attorney 15-Apr

Wills & Trusts 22-Apr

Retirement Asset Planning 29-Apr

Charitable Opportunities 6-May

Estate Administration 13-May


Everyday, Santanas are expected to follow the guidelines for our campus. For clarification of these expectations, please click here.

Health and Safety Guidelines & 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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