Santan Storm Newsletter

Q4 2021

Keep Calm & Storm On!


May 2021

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 each day. I did not envision starting my career as a principal in the midst of a pandemic; however, I can truly say the support and understanding I have felt from the Santan community has been heartwarming. 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; they were involved in athletics, volunteer opportunities, and fine arts performances. Counselors and teachers celebrated our Character Counts award recipients at a breakfast on a beautiful May morning. Academics are paramount at Santan, but having fun at school is important, too!

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.

We look forward to seeing both our incoming 7th and returning 8th graders on July 19th 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 Booster Club


Thank you to our amazing Booster Club for all of their hard work and support this year. A special shout out to Deb Georgvich and Christine Factor who will be leaving the board as their students move on to high school. THANK YOU for your time, dedication, service, and support of the students and staff at Santan. WE APPRECIATE YOU!!

Congratulations Season 4 EVC Champions!

7th Grade Girls Soccer

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EVC Season 3 Champs! 7th Girls Basketball

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Santan Junior High - CONGRATULATIONS to all 3rd and 4th season teams for a great season!

The Santan 7th grade girls' soccer team played in the EVC Championship game Monday, May 17th against Casteel. Congratulations on winning the Championship Game!

Way to go Coach Skeeter and Team!

Congratulations to the 8th grade boys volleyball team and Coach Tattam in making it to the EVC Championship game. So proud of our 8th grade boys’ volleyball team! They played a hard game against Casteel! Although they didn’t come out with a win they never gave up!

We wish everyone all the best in 8th grade and high school. Go Storm!!

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

Congratulations to 7th grade girls basketball and Coaches Skeeter and Kelly Saadi for winning the season 3 Championship game!

Congratulations to our Lady Stormers for a fantastic win over the Casteel Colts. 34-11 on April 7th. You played hard and with heart! GO STORM!



Track and Field

EVC Track and Field Championships were held at Basha High School on May 18th.

Congratulations to all our winners!


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!!

Santan Jr High Yearbook

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CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Johnson and her Yearbook kiddos!!

Santan Jr. High Yearbook Program earns the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award – Gold Level – for the 2nd year in a row!

Congratulations to all the students, staff, and parents who helped make this highest achievement possible…in the midst of a pandemic!

Character Count Recipients

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The Character Counts breakfast was on Friday May 21st. 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!

  • 7th SS Andrew Lewis and Moriah Weinstock
  • 8th SS Jaysen Lee and Avery Maize
  • 7th Math Talon Brockhoff and Taylor Estrella
  • 8th Math Roman Corella and Ella Griffin
  • 7th ELA Logan Buck and Chloe Lutgen
  • 8th ELA Jackson Howey and Talyn Ellsworth
  • 7th Science Joseph Bruce and Rebeca Ruiz
  • 8th Science Tyler Mesias and Addison Sroufe

Mrs. Schnulo:

  • Noah Sagapolutele

Mrs. Perez and Ms. Fortney:

  • Bobby Hairston-Davis and Brianna Tristan


  • Tillman Patton
  • Lexi Wiethoff
  • Reyna Jones


  • Caden Hendley
  • Brielle Hunsaker

Thank you Mr. Hancock and Santan Jazz Band!

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Thank you Mr. Hancock and our wonderful Jazz Band for their amazing performance during the Character Count Breakfast!

What an incredible performance!

NJHS Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

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Our NJHS students packed 87 boxes!

They fed 51 kiddos for a whole year for a total of 18,792 meals!!

These kids are truly amazing!!

Thank you NJHS for all your volunteer hours this year!

Student Council

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Santan STUCO volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in May. They packed 97 boxes for a total of 20,952 meals!

Kind-hearted Stormers!


Tryouts for Girls Volleyball, Boys Baseball and Flag Football start July 26.

For updated tryout times and dates, see the calendar on the Santan website.

Athletic Requirements for TRYOUTS:

  1. Athletes must have a sports physical from a physician on the correct AIA forms dated after March 1, 2021.
  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.

Athletic Clearance - 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 2021/2022 school year.

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

Upcoming Dates to remember...

  • July 19 - STORMIN' DAY - 7th grade - 1 to 3 pm/8th grade - 3 to 5 pm
  • July 21 - First Day of School
  • July 22 - Welcome Assembly - 7th grade
  • July 26 - Sports tryouts begin
  • Aug. 3 - Curriculum Night (5:30 to 7:00 pm)
  • Aug. 10 - NJHS Induction
  • Aug. 17 - Early Release 10:40 am for At Risk Conferences
  • FALL INTERCESSION Sept. 27-Oct.11
  • 2nd Quarter begins/Students return Oct. 12


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 April. Work hard and set your goals high

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

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.)


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

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

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


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