Santiago Charter Newsletter

Friday, November 18, 2022

Hello Santana Families!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful to you and your students, and we want to be sure to thank you for all that you do to support our Santiago community. Please enjoy your much deserved time off. We will look forward to seeing your students on Monday, November 28th.

If you need help finding our calendar, here it is, and here is our bell schedule!

:) Team Santiago

PLEASE JOIN US!! Parent Education Night

Our guest for this night will be representatives from CalCPA discussing finances and investing for college & beyond. All are invited and welcome! Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30p-8p Kids are welcome to join and will watch a movie in the lecture hall during the parent class AND pizza will be provided for parents & kids. Any questions please contact Ms. Vasquez @ 714-997-6366. Please click on the link below to RSVP.

Parent Education Night/ Noche de educación para padres

What's Happening This Week?

  • Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21-25 NO SCHOOL

Looking Ahead:

  • Mon. 11/28 - ODD DAY / Football vs El Rancho, Volleyball @ El Rancho
  • Tues. 11/29 - EVEN DAY / RAD store pick up at lunch
  • Wed. 11/30 - ODD DAY / Parent Education Night 6pm Lecture Hall " School is not just for Kids!" Saving for college tips! See below for more information.
  • Thurs. 12/1 - EVEN DAY / Guitar Concert @ 7pm
  • Fri. 12/2 - ALL CLASSES / Regular Fri. 1:35 pm dismissal

Santiago Alumni Spotlight

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If you know of an alumni or are an alumni who should be in the spotlight, please fill out this survey. We would love to celebrate you!


The Orange Elks Soccer & Hoop Shoots will be held Saturday, 12/3/22 at the Arena Soccer Park. Everyone is invited. There will be lots of prizes and surprises!
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International Week at Santiago

As our school and community becomes more diverse, we want to celebrate the many cultures that make up our campus! We want to give the students an opportunity to showcase their culture through outlets like art, food, and performances at a culminating event that will be held at the end of January. In partnership with the community, we would love to have parents involved with sharing their cultures with our campus! Would you like to help?

Spanish: Nuestra escuela y comunidad son muy diversas y queremos celebrar la variedad de culturas que representan nuestra escuela! Queremos darles a los estudiantes la oportunidad de mostrar su cultura a través de medios como arte, comida, y danza en un evento culminante llamado Semana Internacional a fines de enero. En asociación con la comunidad, nos encantaría tener padres involucrados compartiendo sus culturas con nuestra escuela de cualquier manera posible.

Santiago Helping Hands

Looking for ways to help out at Santiago? There are many opportunities to help with your time, talents or gifts. This is going to be the place we share all the wish lists from the different groups on campus. We appreciate every family's help in supporting the Santiago Community.

  • PE Loaner Laundry Help: Are you able to wash an extra load of laundry over the weekend? The PE department needs help washing the loaner uniforms that are used throughout the week Please use this link to sign up for a Friday that you might be able to help.PE LAUNDRY SIGN UP
  • The Wellness Center: Amazon Gift cards are needed to help with supplies and resources to support the Wellness Center. Please contact Ms. Patel or Mrs. Vicencia with any questions.

Travel Opportunity to Washington, D.C.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Travel to Washington, D.C., the heart of American politics. You’ll connect with our nation’s history and culture as you take in the museums, monuments and memorials. And of course, walk along Capitol Hill, the place that’s shaped our past, present and future. For more information please use this link.

PTSA Corner

PTSA membership is currently open for the new school year! Click Santiago Charter Middle School PTSA to join today!

Ice Cream sales are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are looking for any parent willing to come to sell ice cream on Thursdays. Send an email to if interested. All money made goes straight into the 8th promotion.

Thank you for all the parent volunteers that helped at the Halloween Dance!

On behalf all the PTSA have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Santiago 2022-2023 Calendar

Please check this link frequently to keep up with weekly events on campus!


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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Santiago Charter Middle School

Orange County's 1st Charter School.

A public school, with a private school approach