Community Resources

SAUSD FACE Newsletter: November 6, 2020

A Message from FACE

Dear SAUSD families,

For many of us, COVID-19 may have brought about a repetitive and stressful lifestyle. There might be a lot of good in our homes, but at a certain point, through sheer repetition, we might stop seeing how others enhance our daily lives. As humans do, we tend to take the good things for granted—and the repetitive nature of lockdown only expands that tendency. Our current conditions may not allow us to make space for thankfulness.

In the spirit of the month of Thanksgiving, gratitude is one of they key tools we can use to enhance our day to day. When we give thanks for everyday things, we make them visible again. When we’re able to do that, we give our happiness a little boost and we train our brains to see the good, and even the not so good, in a different light. With that being said, here is a helpful article that outlines 4 ways to be grateful during the pandemic:

But all in all, always remember to be gentle and kind to yourself. It is the best form of gratitude you can have. And when it comes down to it, you deserve as much gratitude for yourself as you give everyone else.

With much care,

Lisette Martinez-Acebo

SAUSD FACE Specialist, Region II


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SAUSD Resources

Mental Health Resources

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We are excited to announce that SAUSD is launching the Family Technology Support Line. If you have questions regarding Aeries, Google Classroom, Google Meets, Canvas, SAUSD hotspots, or have trouble logging into your Chromebook or IPAD you can call the Family Technology Support Line.

Phone Number: 714-480-4760

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Technology Access and Support

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Programming Hosted by SAUSD FACE Partners

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Community Partners

Downtown Family Resource Center

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OC Youth Hangouts- Study Jams!

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Financial Resources


Santa Ana CARES is funded by $28.6 million in federal CARES Act money that was allocated through the State budget. The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously on Aug. 4, 2020, to allocate the funds for the various programs.

Qualified members of the Santa Ana community can now apply for many of the new support programs. Santa Ana CARES includes $8 million in direct monetary assistance and other measures, among them:
Free COVID-19 testing for Santa Ana residents by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays at Santa Ana College;
• $1,500 rental assistance grants for tenants;
• A landlord assistance program that helps pay back rent that is owed;
• Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses and non-profits, including grants specifically designated for restaurants and bars;
• Up to $50,000 for arts-related non-profit organizations;
• Up to $1,000 for individual artists;
• Utility bill payment assistance of up to $500 for those with delinquent bills;
• Isolation assistance to provide hotel rooms for families who have a member of the household diagnosed with COVID-19;
• Child care assistance for workers;
• Additional sanitization of public facilities including bus shelters, playgrounds and park fitness equipment.
Click Here for Information on Santa Ana CARES Funding

Santa Ana CARES Hotline (714) 667-CARE (2273) . For assistance with City of Santa Ana COVID-19 support services and programs. Available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.


SAUSD Nutrition Services

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WEEKEND Food Resources- November 7 & 8

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Food Resources- WEEK OF November 9-13, 2020

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Health Resources

HOAG Center for Healthy Living- Classes

OC HealthCare Agency

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Mask Contest!

The OC Health Care Agency is inviting elementary, middle and high schoolers to submit creative mask designs, essays and social media content as part of its Mask Message Contest.

The contest, which launched Thursday, is billed as an independent learning project to help public and private school students become better informed about face coverings and other non-medical ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and get life back to normal.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

The Orange County Health Care Agency is conducting a survey of attitudes toward vaccination for COVID-19, which will be of great assistance in planning for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. It will take less than five minutes to fill out a simple questionnaire regarding your attitude about being vaccinated against COVID-19.
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How to Enroll in Medi-Cal

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Health and Wellness Services

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Bright Steps Program

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FACE Medi-Cal Monday's

Contact your Family and Community Engagement Partner at your school for assistance on how to enroll in Medi-Cal benefits for students and families.
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Community Health Initiative of Orange

Medi-Cal and Cal Fresh enrollment assistance. Call today!
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Connecting with FACE

Scan this QR Code with your camera phone to Redirect to all FACE links in one place

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@SAUSDFACE on Facebook

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Other Helpful FACE Websites

Closing Thoughts

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We are grateful for YOU!

- Lisette Martinez-Acebo, SAUSD FACE Specialist

Contact your SAUSD FACE Liaison or FACE Worker for information specific to your school site. Please see the list of all SAUSD School's FACE Team in the directory above.