Santan Storm Newsletter

Q4 2022

Keep Calm & Storm On!


May 2022

Dear Santan Junior High Families,

As the year comes to a close, I would like to express my gratitude to all the Santan families for your support this school year. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with your children. Santan staff and students truly make it a joy to come to work each and every day.

Fourth quarter brought us many exciting events that are highlighted in this newsletter. Students celebrated their academic success at our Stormin’ Scholars celebration. We also awarded the first annual “Be Cooper Kind” award that evening in honor of Cooper Thomas, an 8th grader we lost last year to leukemia. Other events included our NJHS induction and fine arts performances. Counselors and teachers celebrated our Character Counts award recipients at a breakfast on a beautiful May morning. Our athletic teams brought home four EVC Championships this quarter!

Our fabulous booster club helped us celebrate our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to our hard-working board members for making the week special and showing the love for our wonderful teachers. Boosters also put on a fabulous 8th grade semi-formal, it was so nice to see our students dressed up and enjoying themselves. The evening was a great success! Thank you to our parents who generously donated in support of our booster events.

Last week we were able to have our first spirit assembly in two years. It was wonderful to see our dance team, band, and choir perform in front of the entire student body. Donna Gustafson and her Student Council planned and organized this event, it went seamlessly even after a two-year hiatus. They also earned the Master Council award from the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils at their annual convention in May.

We look forward to seeing both our incoming 7th and returning 8th graders on Monday, July 18th for our Stormin’ Day to review schedules, tour the campus, and receive other important information.

On behalf of the staff and administration at SJHS, enjoy your summer!

Educationally yours,

Mary Ann Rezzonico, Principal

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Attendance Line

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Please call the attendance line directly to excuse your students absence/tardy. (480)-883-4603. This line is available 24 hours a day!

Please scan the QR Code to add the Attendance Line as a contact to your phone.

Santan Jr High Policies

Checking Students Out of School

To maintain student safety and security, a parent/guardian will be required to present a picture ID before picking up a student.

WE DO NOT DO CALL AHEADS, for our students at any time. We do this for the safety of the student and the timeliness of your arrival/departure of the student.

Please note that students will not be released to anyone not listed on their emergency cards.

Door Dash, Grub Hub, Student or Parent Food Orders

To maintain student safety and security, Door Dash, Grub Hub , or any other Outside food or drink orders are not permitted to be dropped off or delivered to our campus. The front office will not accept orders and will send the carrier back to the restaurant.

Upcoming Dates to remember....

  • July 18 - STORMIN' DAY - 7th grade - 1 to 3 pm/8th grade - 3 to 5 pm
  • July 20 - First Day of School
  • July 22 - Back to School Pool Party - 7th Grade
  • July 29 - Back to School Pool Party - 8th Grade
  • Aug. 1-5 - Sports tryouts begin
  • Aug. 2 - Curriculum Night (5:30 to 7:00 pm)
  • Aug. 18 - Early Release 10:40 am for At Risk Conferences
  • 2nd Quarter begins/Students return Oct. 18
  • Santan Jr High Boosters

    Thank you Santan Boosters for all your hard work this year! Great job in helping us Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for putting on the fabulous 8th Grade Semi-formal and for distributing 8th Grade Yard Signs to our families. We are truly thankful for all the hard work our Boosters did for us this year!

    -----ATHLETICS CORNER-----


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    REGISTER MY ATHLETE (Athletic Clearance)

    In an effort to streamline the Athletic Clearance process, Chandler Unified School District has gone paperless. Athletic Packets will no longer be turned into the office. Please follow the link to the Santan Athletic website for details on how to Register your Athlete for a sport for the 2022/2023 school year.

    You can also go directly onto the website to register your Athlete.





    Tryouts will be held on Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 5th. Athletes are required to attend tryouts everyday beginning August 1. Please remember to sign up on for a sport.

    For tryouts and game information please refer to the Athletics page on the Santan Jr High website.

    If you have not already uploaded your complete Athletic Packet to, please go to our school website, and click on the Athletics tab to learn what forms are required in order for your student to tryout or participate in an extracurricular sport this school year.

    Athletic forms can be found at

    Please allow 24-72 hours for Athletic Clearance. Athlete MUST be CLEARED before Tryouts.

    Athletic Requirements for TRYOUTS:

    1. Athletes must have a sports physical from a physician on the correct AIA forms dated after March 1, 2022.
    2. Register your Athlete on and sign up for a sport. Once this process is complete, your Athlete will be placed on the Tryout Roster.

    Congratulations Season 4 EVC Champions!

    7th Grade Girls Soccer Champions

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    8th Grade Girls Soccer Champions

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    7th Grade Boys Volleyball Champions

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    Congratulations to our 7th Grade Boys Volleyball, 7th Grade Girls Soccer and 8th Grade Girls Soccer teams for winning the EVC Championship games!

    3 Championship Games and 3 Championship wins! Go Storm!

    Congratulations to all of our athletes and Coaches for a season well played!

    GREAT YEAR EVERYONE!!!! Go Storm!!


    EVC Girls Track and Field Champions!

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    Track and Field

    Congratulations to our EVC Girls’ Track and Field Champions! Our Boys came so close and took 2nd place!

    Congratulations to all our winners!

    GO STORM!!!

    Unified Basketball Team

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    So proud of this Unified Team!! They displayed great sportsmanship, worked hard, never gave up and played as a TEAM, helping each other succeed and score several baskets each. Go Storm!!

    April Student of the Month

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    Another fun lunch at La Casa Blanca for these outstanding students and Ms. Rezzonico! Students were chosen this month by their Science teachers for showing kindness, excellent character, and dedication to academics! Congratulations to our April students of the month!

    Joel Ching, Lexi Lawmaster, Gavin Lee, Madison Malicke, Tyson Michie, Sophia Pope, Braden Rix, Nathanial Watson, Lucy Wegener, Emmie Conti (from Feb) and Gavin Mayhead (from Feb)
    Not pictured: Julia Garcia and Taylor Gephart

    Character Count Recipients

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    The Character Counts breakfast was on Friday May 13th. One boy and one girl were selected from each Department. These students were selected based on the following character traits: Citizenship, Fairness and Trustworthiness. Congratulations to our Character Award Recipients!

    • 7A Mason Weyandt and Isa Felix
    • 7B Sadie Bonales and Graham Snyder
    • 7C Tristan Richey and Briley Pinks
    • 7D Khloe Dean and Jax Larkins
    • 7E Jordan Pagel and Nik Hinze
    • 8A Jude Montano and Gabby Newell
    • 8B Isaac Brenner and Lilian Gagnon
    • 8C Alex Brown and Rebecca Ruiz

    Mrs. Schnulo:

    • Maria Jester

    Mrs. Hyer:

    • Joelle Mutamba


    • Ella Loges
    • Annabelle Yee


    • Nick Zyburt
    • Sarina Frink

    Santan Drumline wins WGAZ State Championship

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    Great things happened this quarter!

    SJHS Drumline won the WGAZ State Championship and our very own Mr. Hancock was named the WGAZ Director of the Year!

    Congratulations to our Drumline and Mr. Hancock! Way to represent Santan!

    Santan Student Council

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    Santan Junior High STUCO earns Master Council honors at their state convention

    Way to go STUCO!! We’re proud of you!

    CUSD Spring 2022 Recognition

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    Santan Junior High Night of Recognition recipients from April 20, 2022. Congratulations!

    Apple Achievement: Donna Gustafson
    Outstanding Volunteer: Reba Hooten
    Superintendent Citizenship: Kain Schneeberger

    NJHS Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

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    Our amazing National Junior Honor Society club went to Feed My Starving Children. We are proud to have them represent Santan!

    Overall, the group packed 74 boxes which provides 15,984 meals for 43 kids for an entire year!

    Thank you NJHS for all your volunteer hours this year!

    NJHS Induction

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    Congratulations to the newest members of SJHS National Junior Honor Society!


    Congratulations to all our Stormin' Scholars!


    The Stormin’ Scholar award is the highest academic award that a

    student at Santan Junior High can receive. In order to qualify as a

    Stormin’ Scholar, a student must receive “A’s” in every class for the

    first three quarters of the school year. These students are honored

    at a special ceremony in May. Work hard and set your goals high

    and you, too, can become a Stormin’ Scholar!

    "Be Cooper Kind" Award

    The Thomas family presented the first annual “Be Cooper Kind” award to 8th grader, Andrew Lewis at the Stormin Scholar ceremony. The award was given on behalf of one of our very own Stormers, Cooper Thomas, who we lost in 2021 to Leukemia.

    The ‘Be Cooper Kind’ award was given to Andrew for showing kindness in everything he does on the soccer field, in the classroom, and out in the community. Andrew is an outstanding leader and will continue to spread kindness to the world just as Cooper did every day.

    With the award, the Thomas family has donated $500 to the Santan Jr. High club of Andrew’s choice-the National Jr. Honor Society.

    Thank you to the Thomas family and Congratulations Andrew!

    Health Office News


    The dress code is actively enforced at Santan Junior High School. Throughout the year, teachers will be reviewing appropriate dress with all students.


    Santan Junior High

    (updated and approved by SJHS Site Council 11/12/2019)

    The dress code is actively enforced at Santan Junior High School. Throughout the year, teachers will be reviewing appropriate dress with all students. Several dress code issues, which warrant immediate attention, are outlined below; they are prohibited on our campus:

    • Clothing or hairstyles that are detrimental to one's health and safety or the health and safety of others are not permitted.
    • Clothing shall be modest, clean and appropriate for school wear.
    • Students shall not wear: tank tops, halter tops, garments with spaghetti straps, strapless garments. Garments that are see-thru, cut low, or expose one's midriff are not acceptable. No sleeveless garments which expose under garments. Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and extend to a reasonable length to ensure modesty.
    • No hats, visors, bandanas, hairnets, and other hair coverings on campus.
    • Sunglasses and earpods must be removed before coming into the classroom and buildings.
    • For student safety, no house slippers should be worn to school.
    • Chains, hanging belts, and spiked bracelets/necklaces/earrings are not allowed on campus.

    The dress code is In compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes 15-342.22, Thorough guidelines of CUSD Dress Code and Appearance can be found in the student handbook.

    Students violating the dress code will be asked to change into appropriate clothing housed In the CARE room. We appreciate your early attention to compliance with these standards of dress.



    This page includes school calendars (currently up to the 2023-2024 school year) which are updated immediately after any changes are made by the Governing Board. State and district testing calendars are added here as they are created and updated.


    This pages includes links to the school handbooks for ALL of our schools. It also includes the CTE course sequence and all high school course catalogs.


    This pages includes the boundary maps for elementary, junior high, and high schools. If there are changes or proposed maps available for public comment, these would be linked here as well.


    This page guides the visitor through completing both elementary and secondary open enrollment applications.


    This link goes directly to the CUSD Nutrition department's page with the meal menus for ALL of our schools.


    This page guides elementary families, secondary families and community members through making tax credit contributions. (Note that this page is already linked at the top right of every single page in your website.)


    Melissa Edwards - Gifted Academy Counselor/SPED
    Phone: (480) 883-4632

    Lindsey Valentine -7th Grade
    Phone: (480) 883-4628

    Kathy Roman - 8th Grade
    Phone: (480) 883-4606


    · Teen Lifeline (24 Hour Hotline): 602-248-8336

    · Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    · 24 hour Crisis line: 602-222-9444

    · EMPACT (Mobile Crisis Team): 1-866-205-5229

    · Trevor's Project (LGBTQ Hotline): 1-866-488-7386

    · National Parent Hotline- 1-855-427-2736


    Please continue to check the Santan Junior High website and register for Schoolwires for important updates. You can also "like" us on Facebook (Santan Junior High) and Twitter (@SantanStorm).
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    Santan Junior High School Phone Contacts

    Attendance Line 480-883-4603 (use this # to call in your student's absence or tardy)

    Office 480-883-4600

    Office Manager 480-883-4607

    Registrar 480-883-4631

    Athletics 480-883-4610

    Café 480-883-4604

    Santan Junior High School

    Mary Ann Rezzonico - Principal

    Hugo Garcia - Assistant Principal

    Janeen Scaringelli - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director