• January 2020 recap and important information...


    Santiago Community

    Email-Blast for January 31, 2020

    Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world



    Friday, February 28, 2020

    Calling all Dads! The Father-Daughter Dance is

    Back on Schedule!!

    RSVP Today on EVENTBRITE.COM or click HERE

    Father-Daughter 2020 Flyer
     SAUSD 6th Annual School Choice Fair
    MainPlace Mall, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
    School Choie Flyer 2020

    Come and learn about the variety of programs offered at SAUSD schools during the 6th Annual School Choice Fair from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, February 1, 2020, at MainPlace Mall. Schools and departments from across the District will provide information on their programs and their wide selection of pathways. This is a great time to shop for your SAUSD High School of Choice!  Santiago school will be there, so be sure to tell your friends and neighbors, and ask them to stop by Santiago's display table and learn what our school has to offer.


     Speech and Debate Tournament 2020

    Speech-Debate 2020

    Santiago Speech and Debate students competed in the SAUSD Mardi Gras Classic on January 24 & 25. This was their 3rd competition and also their last competition before the District Championship Tournament in March. They had 24 students compete Saturday and they all did a wonderful job! Special congratulations to our tournament finalists: Arianna Ramirez (1st and 2nd place in her events), Tony Pantone (2nd and 3rd  place in his events) and Alex Pantone (2nd place in his event). Santiago also earned our second award of the year, 2nd place in the Small School Sweepstakes. The students will spend the next month working hard and preparing for the District Championship Tournament being held on March 6-7 at Santa Ana High School. 

      Transitional Kindergarten (TK) / Kindergarten Registration is Around the Corner! 

    Kinder roundup.GIF
    Who is eligible for TK/Kinder for the 2020-2021 school year?
    Your child is eligible if their birthday is on or between the following dates:
    Transitional Kinder: September 2nd, 2015 - December 2nd, 2015
    Kindergarten:  December 3rd, 2014 - September 1st, 2015
    Important Dates to Remember:
    February 6th - Enrolment packet will be available for residential & sibling priority.
    February 25th - Enrollment packet will be available for ALL inter-district transfers upon permit approval.
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     Santiago Scholars Remembering Kobe
    The after school Art club put together a poster for students to write their thoughts about Kobe and the lives lost.

    Kinder & First Grade Working on a Special Class Project

    Mrs. Lugo's first-graders and Mrs. Rodriguez's TK- Kindergarteners got together to learn about states of matter. They learned about liquids and solids and how a liquid (in this case heavy cream) can also be turned into a solid (butter).  Our scholars enjoyed performing this experiment in the classroom.

    Lugo class eblast

    Santiago 5th Annual National History Day (NHD) Showcase

    Santiago middle school presented their projects to judges throughout the day during the showcase to compete for a spot on the Santiago NHD-Orange County team.


    AVID Fieldtrip to Santa Ana College

    One of the primary missions of the AVID program is to give inspiration by providing the opportunity to visit college campuses. Recently, Mrs. Frazier’s AVID students had the opportunity to explore the Santa Ana Community College campus and ask questions during their visit.

    Avid Fieldtrip

      Spectacular Performance of Disney, Cinderella! 

    Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Disney Musical in Schools' cast of "CINDERELLA" last weekend. The Drama Department put on another spectacular performance which was well attended. The actors and support crew were well prepared and it showed how much they truly enjoyed putting on the performance. 
     Santiago Drama Crew

    Join the Pep & Cheer Mini Camp 2020
    Pep-cheer Camp
    The Santiago Cheerleaders will be hosting cheerleading and dance camp Saturday, March 21st and 28th for all K-5th grade elementary students. Don’t miss this chance to introduce your little one to our cheer and dance program, and if you’re in 5th grade prepare for tryouts this year. All participants will receive two days of instruction and a camp t-shirt, participate in a fun cheer related craft and are invited to showcase their new skills at our next pep rally. The cost is $50 and information packets can be picked up in the main office beginning February 5th. Please join us for cheers, dances, games, crafts, and fun!

    Coming Soon, the Musical Production of Disney,

    The Little Mermaid Jr.

    Congratulations to all the cast members who were selected for the April / May 2020 production of “The Little Mermaid”. This is the 4th annual middle school Spring Musical production.  Performances for the show will be on April 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd.  Please save the date and prepare to be wowed by our cast.


    Click here for the cast list.

     Santiago Girls Soccer 
    The Girls Soccer team played on January 11th at Saddleback High School. They played very well against Carr Inter. and Heninger Elem. schools. 
    Hockey & Boys Volleyball Tournament,
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 

    Parent University Night to Host a Parent Workshop

    Wednesday, February, 5th at 6:00 PM,

    Santiago Multi-Purpose Room 

    Parent University Night will be hosting a Parent Workshop titled LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES AND "RUN, HIDE, FIGHT" presented by Sgt. Phillips of the Santa Ana School Police. Everyone is invited to attend. Please mark your calendars.

    Lockdown Flyer eblast

    Santiago Instrumental Music and Drama Performing 

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming 4th Annual Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture which will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Downtown Santa Ana. Our Santiago Instrumental Music & Drama group is expected to perform at the event. Please come and support our scholars at the event.


     Learn More: www.bocadeoro.org

     Message from our Superintendent Almendarez: Coronavirus Information & Health Guidelines


    We understand this may be a source of concern for our community. We want to reassure you that SAUSD has measures in place to monitor for this illness and protect our students. Please click on the link below for important information. 

    Message on Coronavirus: ENGLISH |SPANISH

    Meet & Greet For Newly Appointed SAUSD

    Superintendent Jerry Almendarez  

    A Meet and Greet for SAUSD's newly appointed Superintendent, Jerry Almendarez, will take place Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) at Villa Fundamental Intermediate School. 

    Meet and Greet JA

    Please click HERE to RSVP

    Santiago PTA Looking for LEADERSHIP in 2020-2021 School Year

    Nominations & Elections for 2020-2021

    PTA News

    Parents that would like to be a part of Planning Future Programs for Santiago scholars are requested to fill out a Nominations & Elections form and turn it in to the school office.

    Click HERE for the Nominations & Elections 2020-2021 Forms


    Skate night 

     W.I.N Attendance Recovery Program / Saturday School


    saturday school

    Join us on a Saturday to Make It Up | 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Feb. 1 & Feb. 22, 2020

    Contact the school office with any questions: (714) 564-8400

     Stay connected: Find Santiago School on FacebookFACEBOOK_SAN



    • Feb. 1 / Hockey & Boys Volleyball Tournament, Sports Complex Valley High School
    • Feb. 1 / W.I.N. Saturday School
    • Feb. 4-6 / ELPAC Testings, Grades 6-8, MPR
    • Feb. 5 - Pep & Cheer Mini Camp packet available for pick-up 
    • Feb. 5 / Parent University, Parent workshop "Lockdown Procedure"
    • Feb. 6 / Kindergarten Enrollment Packet available for siblings & residential priority.
    • Feb. 10 - Holiday, Lincoln Day, No School
    • Feb. 12-14 / ELPAC Testings, Grades 2-5, classrooms
    • Feb. 13 / Kindergarten Tour at 8:30 AM
    • Feb. 17 / Holiday, Washington Day, No School
    • Feb. 20 / Imagination Machine Assemblies
    • Feb. 20 / Santiago Family Skate Night / Holiday Skate Center
    • Feb. 21 / Student Free Day, No School
    • Feb. 22 / W.I.N. Saturday School 
    • Feb. 24-28 / Random Act of Kindness Week
    • Feb. 28 / Father-Daughter Dance at Heritage Museum of Orange County


    Phone: (714) 564-4800 | Fax: (714) 564-8499 | School Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

    Principal: Mr. Jimmy Bruhl 

    Assistant Principals: Ms. M. Acosta & Mr. M. De La Mora