Santiago Charter Newsletter

Friday, September 16 , 2022

Welcome to another edition of the Santiago Weekly Newsletter...the place to find all the information you need to keep up to date with our school. Thank you for taking the time to stay informed.


  • All students are required to wear their ID on a lanyard while on campus. Please set your student up for success by helping them decide the best place for them to keep their lanyard. Students who do not have their ID will get one warning and then lunch detentions will start.
  • We are still working on tardies! Please help to get your student to campus on time and remind them that just being on campus isn't enough, they need to be in their class on time. There is always a warning bell giving them several minutes to get to their class.

We need your help with these issues as we work with student to be RAD... Responsible, Accountable and Determined ! Thank you in advance for supporting us!

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

:) Team Santiago

What's Happening This Week?


  • Monday, 9/19- Boys Soccer @ Cerro Villa, Girls Soccer vs Cerro Villa / ODD DAY
  • Tuesday, 9/20- Boys Soccer vs Samueli Academy / PTSA mtg in the library 6:30 pm / EVEN DAY
  • Wednesday, 9/21- ODD DAY
  • Thursday, 9/22- EVEN DAY
  • Friday, 9/23 - EVERY Friday is a Modified Day (1:35 Dismissal) / RAD assembly / ALL PERIODS


  • Monday, 9/26- Boys Soccer @ El Rancho/ Girls Soccer vs El Rancho / ODD DAY
  • Tuesday, 9/27- EVEN DAY
  • Wednesday, 9/28 - Conservatory Potluck @ lunch / ODD DAY
  • Thursday, 9/29 - Family Nutrition Series #1 @ 5:30 / NJHS Induction Ceremony 6pm / EVEN DAY
  • Friday, 9/30 - EVERY Friday is a Modified Day (1:35 Dismissal) /

NO FUSS FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY! Help us meet our goal !

Big picture

Do you like to cook? Need a new recipe for dinner? Santiago can help!

Join us for our Family Nutrition Series Part 1! Sign up now for a great cooking demo? See the flier below for more information.
Big picture

Trimester 1 Parent Education Series is Coming Soon!

Exciting news! We are launching our first Parent Education Series of the 2022-2023 School Year. For Trimester ONE we are partnering with CalCPA to hold parent sessions on financial literacy. All are invited and welcome. The series will consist of three THURSDAY sessions in the end of October / beginning of November. Please share your thoughts in this survey to help us gain a better idea of session topics that you might be interested in.

Great Early Learning Programs for our future Santanas!

Please use the links below to see some great opportunities for families that have younger family members!

Early Learning.pdf

Learning Link Flyer.pdf


Student pictures are now ready to view and order online! Please click on the link below. You will use your student's email ( and password (ID#) to login.

Order your photos today, you don't want to miss pictures of your child's middle school years!

Santiago Middle Reg 2023 (

PTSA Corner

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

Our first meeting is set for Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm at the school library, everyone is welcome to attend.

Santana ice cream sales have started, and our first day was a popular success! Look out for us by the basketball courts. Cash only and all items are just $1.00.

Are you an artist looking for a way to showcase your talent? Consider participating in the PTSA's Reflections contest. The deadline will be October 14th. Students can drop submissions off in the office. The theme is "Show Your Voice." Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Click Reflections '22-'23 Entry Form.pdf to download the entry form. Remember to submit completed forms to the school office by October 14th.

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Santiago Vision and Hearing tests will be on Wednesday October 26th and needs your help. To sign up for a time slot, please click on the link below:

Thank you for your help in supporting the school and the students, and let's have a great year!

Send an email to Elizabeth Dipre at for any questions you may have.

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.

Suicide Prevention Lessons (Signs of Suicide)

Given the current climate, managing student mental health is more important than ever. In hopes to support student mental health, the Santiago Counseling Team will provide a Suicide Prevention Lesson to students on September 28th/29th (7th graders), through History classes.

Since this topic often stirs up many emotions, students will have the option to request to see a counselor after the presentation.

Preview the 7th grade Presentation

Tips for Parents

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our counselors, Mrs. Vincencia, Ms. Patel, or our school psychologist, Mrs. Johnson.

If you would NOT like your student to participate, please click here

Second Step- Social Emotional Learning Lessons

This year, we will be providing weekly Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons. Santiago has adopted Second Step as our SEL curriculum. These lessons provide a wide range of topics that pertain to middle schoolers such as making good decisions, resolving conflicts, dealing with stress, taking responsibility for your actions, regulating emotions, bullying, etc. The lessons are developed to align with the researched-based CASEL SEL Core Competencies.

Please visit the Second Step website for more information.

Big picture
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.

Please follow us on Facebook, use the link below...

Santiago Charter Middle School

Orange County's 1st Charter School.

A public school, with a private school approach