Superintendent Jerry Almendarez has recorded a new message for the community about how SAUSD is preparing for the start of the new school year on Aug. 10, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click to watch.
The Santa Ana Unified School District is seeking feedback from parents regarding the re-opening of school in Fall 2020. Please click here to provide your input on a range of topics, including class sizes, staggered schedules, full-time virtual learning and more.
Santa Ana Unified School District Renews Commitment to Providing Free, Healthy Meals to Children with Launch of Summer Meal Service May 29, 2020
With the current school year ending on May 28, 2020, SAUSD is continuing to provide for the nutritional needs of local children by hosting its free summer meal program from May 29 to July 31, 2020
SAUSD Launching “Chromebooks Exchange Thursdays”, a Weekly Opportunity for SAUSD Students to Exchange or Repair Chromebooks that are Not Working Properly.
Chromebook Exchange/Repair Thursday will be held by appointment only from 9am-12pm Thursday at the District Office. Call for an appt. (714) 480-4760
**4/20/20 Santa Ana Unified School District Launches a 'SAUSD Helpline' to Address Community Questions During Temporary Campus Closures
The Helpline will assist the community with general questions regarding resources, enrollment, mental health services, enrichment packets and more.
A two-week K-8 learning plan by grade level has been developed for ELA, Math and Science. Families are recommended to download and print these learning packets for their student(s) to do at home.
Please click here to learn about various District supported community resources that are available to help our SAUSD families and students (food resources & distribution, instruction, mental & physically health, corona virus updates and more).
Students can complete AR quizzes that help monitor their reading progress when they are at home!
Order a Yearbook - While Supplies Last! 2019-2020 Yearbooks are ready for purchase until July 4th!
PRINCIPAL'S FAREWELL MESSAGE
Mr. Jimmy Bruhl, School Principal
June 10, 2020
Dear Santiago Family and Friends,
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I will be leaving my position at Santiago and will be continuing my administrative tenure in SAUSD at Carver Elementary School. I am currently working side by side with your new site leader, Mrs. Kimberly Ahvari, to ensure that we experience a smooth transition this new upcoming year.
I would like all of you to know that working alongside you was very rewarding and I really appreciate all the help you have extended to me these last two years. I would like to thank each of you for every experience shared, and the good memories made. I will miss the many events we experienced together, conversations had with you, and for the ongoing support you provide to Santiago Elementary School.
As you enjoy your moments at home with your loved ones, I ask that you extend my thanks and best wishes to your wonderful Santiago Student(s). As I depart, I am continuing to encourage Santiago teachers to remember their “Why”. Why they chose a profession in education, and reminding them not forget the Human Element in their daily routine to ensure that students feel:
- at Home
To our Santiago Scholars:
Remember that whatever we face in the future, we must face it head on and together. Remember that you are not alone. Remember our motto “We Care”. Stay the course in a direction of progress as a Santiago Scholar and as an important member of our community.
Remember to continue your level of involvement:
- Get connected
- Be creative
- Be innovative
- Be giving
- Be kind
- Be extraordinary
- Have empathy for others
- Live life happy and to the fullest
Remember that difficult times come and go, and should never hinder you nor stop you from reaching your goals in life. What’s most important is that you continue to make the right choices and stay healthy. We will have an opportunity to see each other once again.
In short words, I challenge you to make it your mission to always strive to become the best person imaginable. Finally, I will leave you with this inspirational quote written by Eleanor Roosevelt.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Never forget that WE, as Santiago Scholars, are always READY, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL!
Once again, I thank you all for the wonderful memories you gave me during my administrative years at Santiago Elementary School.
Click here for message in Spanish