Office hours 8 am to 12:30 pm


Hello Santanas, 

Hope you are enjoying the summer weather.  We have an exciting STEAM opportunity for you. 

STEAM for Teens and Tweens class on Saturday, July 24th from 2 - 4 pm is available to all 6th - 12th grade students. This class is organized by the Orange Public Library Foundation and is sponsored by Southern California Edison and Rotary of Orange. For more information and to sign up for the  STEAM for Teens and Tweens: Sewing and STEAM, please visit: https://bit.ly/steamandsewingopl. 

For additional information, please contact the Orange Public Library Foundation at 714-288-2468 or oplibraryfoundation@gmail.com

This year our school will be partnering with a new photography company, PSS Imaging.  We are excited to partner with PSS Imaging as they make the school picture process easy for families. In the upcoming weeks, please expect picture information to arrive by mail or email.  Parents will be given the option to view proofs of pictures prior to deciding whether or not to purchase school pictures. School pictures (also used for ID cards and yearbooks) will be taken during registration on August 5, 6, or 9th. If your child will not be attending registration, ID card make up days will be on August 17th and 18th. Yearbook picture make up day will be Friday, October 1st. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 714-997-6333.

We would also like to inform you that the office will be closed from Thursday, July 15th - Wednesday, July 21st for deep cleaning. We will return on Thursday, July 22nd with our regular summer hours. 

As always thank you for your support, we hope that you have a safe and awesome week Santanas!

Santiago Staff

Students New to East Orange Luncheon

Monday, August 2, 2021

10 am-12:30 pm
We have several incoming 7th and 8th graders who have recently moved into our East Orange neighborhood or will be attending Santiago from other areas and don't know anyone. We are holding this luncheon for these students to assure they know at least a few people on their first day at Santiago. If your student will be attending this luncheon, please RSVP at Students New to East Orange Luncheon

Hola Santanas, 

Esperamos que estén disfrutando de su verano.  Tenemos una oportunidad única de STEAM (ciencia, tecnología, agricultura, matemáticas) para ustedes. 

Clase de STEAM para jovenes el Sábado, 24 de julio de 2 - 4pm para todos los estudiantes de 6 - 12 grado.  Esta clase es organizada por la Biblioteca Pública de Orange y patrocinada por Southern California Edison y Rotary of Orange.  Para más información y apuntarse para la clase de STEAM para jovenes: favor de visitar: Clase de coser y STEAM.

Para información adicional, favor de comunicarse con Orange Public Library Foundation at 714-288-2468 or oplibraryfoundation@gmail.com

Este año, nuestra escuela usará una nueva compañía de fotografía llamada PSS Imaging. Estamos muy contentos de asociarnos con PSS Imaging, ya que facilitan el proceso de la fotografía escolar para las familias. En las próximas semanas, espere que la información de fotografía llegue por correo o correo electrónico. Los padres tendrán la opción de ver pruebas de fotografías antes de decidir si comprar o no comprar las fotografías escolares.  Las fotografías de la escuela (también utilizadas para tarjetas de identificación y anuarios) se tomarán durante la inscripción el 5, 6 o 9 de agosto. Si su hijo no asistirá a la inscripción, habrá un día de recuperación de la tarjeta de identificación el 17 y 18 de agosto. El día de recuperación de la fotografía para el anuario será el viernes 1 de octubre. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la oficina: 714-997-6366..

También queremos informarles que la oficina estará cerrada empezando el jueves, 15 de julio - miércoles, 21 de julio para limpieza profunda.  Regresamos el jueves, 22 de julio con nuestras horas regulares de verano.

¡Como siempre, gracias por su apoyo, esperamos que tengan una semana segura y fabulosa, Santanas!

Facultad de Santiago


  • ALL Registration paperwork turned into office by July 30, 2021
  • Data Confirmation completed on Parent Portal by July 30, 2021. (We are open 8 am to 1 pm the week of July 26th. If you need help, please visit our front office.)
  • Santiago Registration:  August 5, 6 or 9: information can be found on our 2021-2022 Registration page
  • Tuesday, August 17th - first day of school for 7th graders (7:45 am to 12:45 pm)
  • Wednesday, August 18th - first day of school for 8th and second day for 7th (regular 8 am-2:46 pm)                     (Please see your Santiago Student Start-Up Postcard that was mailed out a month ago for further details.)

*We have extra postcards in the office

Santiago Esports Team

Santiago Charter Middle School is now piloting the Esports Pathway Program. Having partnered with NASEF (North American Scholastic Esports Federation) each Team member will strive to master the four domains of Esports and become an Organizer, Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Content Creator.  Santiago’s Esports Instructors uphold the goal of promoting a safe space to competitively play video games as well as allow the students to discover their gifts among the various important roles that exist in the Esports industry.

Santiago Esports

Team Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to provide team building between students that have a common passion for video games. To provide a safe place for students to learn and fail. And to increase their understanding of Esports and the future career paths in this field.


Game. Grow. Learn. Lead.

Advisor:  Mr. Van Smaalen

Email: svansmaalen@orangeusd.org

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