The Friday FINALE!

The Week of March 16-20, 2020

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CNUSD CoronaVirus Update

CLICK HERE to be directed to the CNUSD webpage for the latest CoronaVirus Updates and FAQ's.

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Division III CIF Regional State Champions

Coach Sierra coached the Boys Soccer team to a 2-2 tie after 95 minutes of play this past Saturday in Bakersfield at Garces Memorial High School. In the 8th round of PK's, Santiago prevailed and claimed the first Boys Regional State Championship in school history. It was a long week after the team had traveled a total of 670 miles, from San Diego to Santa Clarita, and then to Bakersfield to claim the title after three hard-fought wins! We are very proud of the team's accomplishments!
Boys Soccer CIF Championship2
Shark TV 3-10-20
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Summer School 2020

Open to CNUSD students going into 10th -12th grades for the 2020-21 school year. CLICK HERE for more information.

2020-2021 Online Enrollment

2020-2021 Online Enrollment is now open. CLICK HERE to enroll your student for next school year. Incomplete enrollment will lead to delay during student registration dates in July.

Senior Math Option for the Class of 2021

Santiago High School MRWC

Unserved Detentions/Saturday Schools due to Tardies

Detention(s) and Saturday School(s) MUST be cleared or your student privileges WILL be revoked (i.e. off campus passes, Prom, Grad Nite, rallies, and/or other extra-curricular activities).

  • Detention is held EVERY DAY during both lunches in the ACP room in the library.
  • Detention is also held every Wednesday morning from 7:40-8:40am in the ACP room in the library.
  • Detentions can be served during Homework Club Monday thru Thursday in the Library from 3:00-5:00pm.
  • Saturday School is held most Saturdays at Santiago High School. Contact the Assistant Principal’s office to schedule your Saturday school.

See your grade level assistant principal with any questions.

Parking and Lunch Passes

Recently our security have been making rounds issuing violations for parking. Additionally, we have been having an increase of students abusing lunch passes. Please review these rules and expectations with your student to avoid further disciplinary actions.


We understand that parking is a commodity on our campus but we unfortunately do not have enough space to serve all the students who want to park on campus. We have been sold out of parking since October 2019. Students can be added to a wait list on the off chance spots become available but it is recommended to check with the church for parking availability. Parking is not sold to Sophomores.

If your student has a permit and has a new car/secondary vehicle they must obtain a sticker permit that corresponds to that vehicle which can be purchased in the Shark Shop for $5.00 cash only. Permits cannot be transferred from one vehicle into another.

If your student receives more than two violations:

  • and is a senior:
    • they will be issued a Saturday School and
    • parking will be revoked without a refund
  • and is a junior:
    • they will be issued a Saturday School and
    • parking will be revoked without a refund and
    • will not be eligible for a parking permit next year

Lunch Passes

Lunch passes are a privilege and students must meet academic and behavioral expectations in order to go off-campus. Falsifying, duplicating, or sharing lunch passes will result in disciplinary actions. If a student loses their lunch pass there is a two-week waiting period before a replacement pass is issued.

If your student uses a falsified lunch pass:

  • they will be issued a Saturday School and
  • will not be eligible for a renewed lunch pass the remainder of the year

We appreciate your assistance in reviewing this information with your students in order to help us maintain a safe school environment.

SBAC Coming April 2020


The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and measure progress toward college and career readiness.

The statewide California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes federally required science assessments in grades five and eight and once in high school (i.e., grade ten, eleven, or twelve). Since the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) in 2013, the California Department of Education developed the California Science Test (CAST), which is aligned with these standards.

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SBAC Sample Items

This site provides examples of test questions used on Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and math.

How Much SBAC Tests Matter

The California State University is now using incoming freshmen’s test scores on the state's new standardized tests to decide if students are ready for college level math and English or if they need to take remedial classes.

Prom Tickets are On Sale in the Shark Shop

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2020 Census - Set the Record Staright

An accurate count is critical to communities across the country. Don't let misinformation keep your friends and family members from responding.

One of the best ways you can show your support for the 2020 Census is by making sure you know the facts. Review basic facts about the 2020 Census and how the Census Bureau protects your data—and then share these facts with others.

If you have questions about something you've heard about the census, visit Fighting 2020 Census Rumors to get the most accurate information.

2020 Census PSA: How Does the 2020 Census Affect Representation? (:30)
Census 101: What You Need to Know

The 2020 Census is closer than you think! Here’s a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted.

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Senior Presentation

Click Here to review Senior Presentation regarding important senior information.

Purchase Graduation Bouquets & Leis

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Visual Arts Pathway Completion Cord

Calling all Seniors! If you have taken at least 3 or more art classes, you may qualify to receive a graduation cord for completing a Visual Arts Pathway. If you think you qualify and want to know more please contact Mrs. Min in room P107 during office hours. Here is an outline of the Visual Arts Pathway
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College & Career Readiness

All students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and life, prepared to pursue the future of their choosing. At Santiago, students have 7 ways to be College & Career Ready. CLICK HERE to explore the different ways.

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College Presentations

If you are interested in attending any of the following College Presentations please stop by the College and Career Center and sign up with Mrs. Wendt.


Field Trip to Santiago Canyon College: May 1st, limited seats left, sign up now!

Instagram Account: @SHS_College_Career

General Scholarships!

Click on our website to try these helpful links to find scholarships that you are interested in.

FAFSA Application for Community College Bound Students! If you are heading that way, please see Mrs. Wendt ASAP to complete the application in order to receive FREE tuition!

Twitter @CounselingSHS_

Instagram @CounselingSHS_

Student/Family Request for Assistance Form

Please utilize this link when requesting assistance for a student's academic or socio-emotional well-being.

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Santiago Counseling Intervention Resources

Care Solace

  • Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24x7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services.
  • To use Care Solace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code, and special request.
  • Care Solace is now available for use by CNUSD students, staff, and families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. Care Solace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth.


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Santiago ID Policy!

Students received their ID card and school issued lanyard at registration. Students either got a student ID card OR an ASB ID card if they purchased ASB membership for the year. All students will be required to visibly wear their Santiago ID DAILY on their Santiago lanyard while on campus. If a student loses or damages their ID card they will be required to get a replacement ID from the Shark Shop. Replacement ID cards cost $5.00 and replacement ASB ID cards cost $10.00.


In order to ensure school safety, drop offs in the front office are limited to ACADEMIC related drop offs. This means that ONLY homework or projects may be left in the office with the receptionist. Items NOT allowed:

  • Balloons
  • Flowers
  • Money
  • Gifts
  • Food

Thank you in advance for keeping our front office a place of business.

Santiago does NOT allow food delivery services like Uber Eats, Doordash, Grub Hub, etc. on campus during school hours.


Vaping on our campus is a suspendable offense. Currently, e-cigarettes, known as vapes, are the most common tobacco/nicotine products used among teenagers. Teens are using these vaping devices to inhale tobacco, flavored oils, and THC. Our goal is to reduce access and discourage the use on our campus. You can help support us by talking with your child about vaping, keeping an eye out for these products, or monitoring your child’s phone.

Stanford Medicine:


LA Times Article- Op-Ed: Let’s call this youth vaping crisis what it is: A Juuling epidemic:

Vaping not on our campus

Dress Code

Santiago High School follows the dress code set forth by the CNUSD Board of Trustees. Students in violation of dress code policy will be provided three (3) options to be dressed more to code during the school day.

  1. Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
  2. Students will be provided with temporary school clothing to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
  3. If necessary, students’ parents may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.

To View CNUSD's Board Policy for Dress Code, CLICK HERE

Tardy Policy

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Attendance Matters at Santiago!

Santiago, in cooperation with CNUSD, is taking steps to ensure students are attending school more regularly. Santiago High School will notify parents/guardians of attendance bi-weekly through our student information system (Q). As always, we encourage you to regularly check Q attendance and report any discrepancies.



  • 3 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • No action required from parents/guardians. Parent/Guardian may request a meeting to review attendance.


  • 7 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • No action required from parents/guardians. Parent/Guardian may request a meeting to review attendance.


  • 10 or more days of school (excused and unexcused absences)
  • School clerk will contact parents/guardians to attend a mandatory attendance review meeting with the student's school administrator.

After School Pick Up - 2:30 pm

Attention Parents! Cars will not be allowed on campus for after school pick-up until 2:30 pm. Limiting traffic and visitors on our campus during school hours is a top priority for our safety.


In order to have enough space for our staff in the upper parking lot, Santiago is asking parents to park on the Foothill drop off area when picking up your child, dropping something off, or if you have a scheduled meeting on campus. Curbs have been painted white and it is no longer a red zone. Thank you for your cooperation.

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CNUSD Parent Center

The CNUSD Parent Center offers various resources to support our families. Click on the link below to find events and activities that are offered.

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Parents and students please make sure you have returned last years textbooks. Students who do not return textbooks will have an obligation on their student account and will not receive any on or off campus privileges such as off campus passes, homecoming tickets, etc.

About us

Santiago High School builds college and career ready SCHOLARS, ACHIEVERS, and CHAMPIONS. The community of Santiago High School cultivates compassionate, innovative, and responsible students by providing opportunities to meet challenges of the 21st century.