The Friday FINALE!

September 13-17, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Availability

CNUSD will be offering free on-site COVID-19 testing for students or staff at various sites across the District. Testing is available for all CNUSD students and staff who are not currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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Dress Code

Families- Please help us keep Santiago an excellent academic institution by reviewing and ensuring your student is adhering to the CNUSD Dress Code Policy (pg. 19) with your student.

Front Office Drop Offs/Food Delivery

Santiago does NOT allow food delivery services like Uber Eats, Doordash, Grub Hub, etc. on campus during school hours. Students are NOT allowed to order food and have it delivered to our campus. Deliveries will be turned away.

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:
  • Cell Phones
  • Balloons
  • Flowers
  • Money
  • Gifts
  • Food

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

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PTSA Reflections

Explore the arts and express yourself! Show us how you will change the world through dance, film, literature, music, photography, and visual arts!

Deadlines for Entries: October 22, 2021

Click the link below for more information.

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Monday, September 13

ODD Period Block (1, 3, 5)

Tuesday, September 14

EVEN Block (2, 4, 6)

Wednesday, September 15

College/Career Wear Wednesday

PLC Late Start Periods 1-6 (School Starts at 9:00am)

Thursday, September 16

Office Hours ODD Period Block (1, 3, 5)

Friday, September 17

BTW - Shark Wear

Office Hours EVEN Period Block (2, 4, 6)
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AP Exam Registration

AP exam registration begins on Monday, August 30, 2021.

CLICK HERE for information and directions on how to successfully register for an exam.


Student should go to the Santiago library before school, during lunch, or after school to check out a Chromebook.

Our district has hot spots available for families to check out for the duration of the school year. Contact the district information technology office to request one at (951)736-5190.

Math Tutoring

Signup link:

Tutoring is available both in-person and through zoom.

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Some of us still remember when Labor Day marked the end of Summer, the start of Fall, and the beginning of the new school year. That three-day weekend was rarely a break from school, rather our last opportunity to do our school shopping or get out of town for a quick mini vacation. Of course, as a football coach and player over the last several decades (you’ll have to guess THAT number), my memories of Labor Day always include football practice and preparing for competition the next week. Though the Shark Football teams are deep into our pre-season schedule at this point, this Labor Day has left me reflective about the many football experiences I’ve enjoyed and the incredible values that these experiences have reinforced in my life.. While I’ve tried to avoid making this “Coaches’ Corner” about Football, please indulge me this one week.

Football is a lot of things but, at its core, it is about one simple thing: TRUST. Every player on the field must Trust every other player to execute his assignment. As soon as one player tries to do another’s job, things start to go off the rails. Every player must Trust his coaches to prepare him for the challenges of the week and execute his assignments following the details taught by those coaches. Those examples of Trust are almost cliche and ones that I’m certain most of us have heard in some form or fashion. Consider, however, the many other forms of Trust expected of us in our regular, daily lives.

As I reflect on my role as the Head Coach, it is not lost on me how important MY Trust is. I Trust our players to execute their assignments, our coaches to instruct those assignments, our parents to encourage and empower their players to be coached and coachable, to provide fan support for our teams on game day, and to support our fundraising efforts. I Trust our booster leadership to organize parents to run snack bars, pregame meals, and fundraisers; our school leadership to staff and execute the “production” that is Friday Night Football; and all of our incredible performers (Band, Choir, Dance, Cheer, ROTC) to be great on Friday night so that our Friday Night Lights experience is one that ALL students, whether they play football or not, will enjoy. As much as I Give my Trust to those around me, I am proud to say that my Trust is also very regularly Earned by all of these people.

I am certain that the importance of Trust in MY professional life is not unique to my profession. Further, there are many other facets of life in which Trust is critical (families, friendships, neighborhoods, etc.). This ultimately has led me to consider the age-old question: Is Trust GIVEN? Or EARNED? While we could debate this to a great extent, I think Earnest Hemingway might have given the purest answer to this question: “The best way to find out if you can Trust somebody is to Trust them”. Sometimes we have no choice but to Trust and so, Trust is Given. Once Given, however, we might choose to continue to Trust or not based upon how people respond to, and value, that Trust that we have given.

Trust is a complex value, but a critically important one. This is one of the many reasons that Trust is the first of the Shark Football Program’s Core Values (TRAAIL). We encourage our players, coaches, parents, and all others involved in our program to place Trust at the heart of our interactions--Give it AND Earn it!!! I wish you a week filled with Trust--Given and Earned!!

Coach Mo

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Click on the link below to request a transcript through the Registrar’s Office.


Your request will be completed in 2 business days. Please come to the Santiago High School Registrar's Office with student identification to pick up transcripts between 8 am and 2 pm Monday-Friday.

Click on the image below to open our SHS Counseling Webpage.

College Visits being scheduled now, check back often for updates! Click on Mrs. Wendt above for dates.

CNUSD Intervention Counselors Webpage

We wanted to make a safe space to direct students, families, and staff that had resources, websites, etc for some of the challenges our student's and families face as well as resources for foster youth, mental health, LGBTQ+, etc.

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Santiago Wellness Center

We are creating a Wellness Center for students & staff here at Santiago and we would love for you to help us #ClearTheList. CLICK HERE

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Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential. No-one's perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people's outsides. This month we're encouraging everyone to be kinder to themselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong. Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life. It also helps us accept others as they are too.

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Santiago SEL & Mental Health Resources

Social Emotional Learning & Mental Health resources for the Santiago community. CLICK HERE

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.


5 Steps for Overcoming Social Anxiety After COVID

As much as we all want to get back to “normal” life post-COVID, that doesn’t mean re-entry will be easy. CLICK HERE for more information.

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Meal Applications

Although breakfast and lunches are free to all students this school year, it is important for families to complete the meal application as you may qualify for other services and/or supports.

Apply Here:

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CNUSD Parent Center

The CNUSD Parent Center is committed to strengthening the relationships between family, school, and community by providing parents and schools with valuable resources and professional development opportunities in a safe and welcoming environment.


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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.
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