Santiago Charter Newsletter

Friday, November 19, 2021

Happy Friday Santanas! Thank you for checking in to stay up on all that is happening at Santiago.

  • This week we are back to a regular schedule.
  • Thanksgiving Break begins 11/22. Students will return on 11/29 for instruction.
  • We have so many clubs meeting each day during lunch! Please remind students to check the Atrium Showcase Board outside the library to see when they should attend the meetings for the clubs they have joined!
  • Please note that students are expected to follow the dress codes and keep phones at home. Violations of these expectations will result in consequences. Please see guidelines here if you are still unsure.
  • When picking up students during the school day, please remember to bring your ID with you. Office staff must check ID with our records before students will be released.

:) Team Santiago

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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Parents! An Important Request!

Parents! We are asking for YOUR feedback! As part of our partnership with Stanford University's Challenge Success program, We are beginning a schoolwide project called the "I Wish Campaign" where we are asking students, staff, AND parents to share their thoughts for our school community. Please respond to the statements that all begin with "I wish..." on this anonymous survey by 11/19. Your feedback will help us determine how to best meet the needs of our Santana families. Thank you for taking time to help us with this! Here is the survey in Spanish.


The following Santanas were nominated by staff, and awarded with our "Santana of the Week" award.

Congratulations... Marcus G! Mr. Lucett nominated Marcus because he is always respectful and actively engaged, accountable for quality work, and determined to be successful through participation.

Congratulations... Ava C! Mrs. Derring said this about Ava. "Mrs Hurdle and Mrs Maude have both mentioned to me what a helpful and good student she is. I saw her being kind to Kathy Walker's one on one student Sophia A, and engaging her in conversation. Ava is a sweet person who strives to be show kindness and is genuinely interested in helping where she can. She has been willing to help out in the library when it was not required of her. She impressed me as being a responsible young lady, caring of others, and a good example to other students."

This student was nominated by a teacher, and was awarded the "Santana of the Month"

Congratulations... Josie A! Mrs. Yan nominated Josie because, she is responsible, has a strong work ethic, but most of all, often provides help for classmates and lab group.



We are excited to recognize students and staff for being awesome!

R.A.D. is and essential component to our PBIS (Positive Behavior In Schools) initiative, and is an acronym for Responsible, Accountable and Determined. Many of our students and staff demonstrate how they are R.A.D. all the time!

To nominate staff, please click on this Nomination Form.

To have your student nominate a peer, please click here. (All nominations will be screened for content and appropriateness.)

Please help us launder PE loaner clothes, pick up on Friday after school and return the next Monday morning. If you are able to add one more load to your laundry day, we would appreciate it. Click on link below to see dates we need help. Thank you!

PE Loaner Laundry Sign Up


Upcoming Events:

11/22-26: Thanksgiving Break

12/1 - College Shirt Day

12/5 - Brass Ensemble at City of Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony 3:30-5:00pm

12/6-12/9 Gift Card Donation Drive

12/8 - Band Concert 7:00 pm

12/9 - Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

12/10 - Minimum Day

12/10 - Winter Dance 12 pm

12/13 - Elementary School Field Trip Performances

12/18 - Orange Homegrown Farmer's Market Performance

Advanced Orchestra 9-10 am

Advanced Band 10-11 am

Brass Ensemble 11-12 pm


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

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Santiago Charter Middle School

Orange County's 1st Charter School.

A public school, with a private school approach