Virtual Learning Wednesday

October 28, 2020

Hello Santanas,

We are going to remain on 100% virtual learning on Wednesday, October 28th as a result of the fires. The air quality is expected to be worse in the next 24 hours. We also have many staff members and families who are being impacted by the fires as well. 

Orange Unified has also just announced that Wednesday will be a 100% virtual day for all OUSD schools. 

There will be no on-campus students or staff on campus on Wednesday, October 28th. If you are unable to log into classes due to power outages or for any other reason, we will excuse you and allow additional time for assignments as needed, so not to worry. 

Please note that grab-and-go meals will be available between 12:00 PM-2:00 PM on Wednesday.

We do expect to be back open on Thursday.....If for any reason we are not back open by Thursday, I will notify you via messenger system.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our students and their families, our staff, our fire fighters and first responders and all of those in our community who are being impacted by this. 

Thank you,

Jim D'Agostino and the Santiago Team. 


Hello Santanas,  

Please remember that ALL STUDENTS are eligible for free school lunches through December 31st and we encourage families to take advantage of this.  

Also, you may purchase school uniforms on the website link below from American-Casual.  

American Casual Products

Thank you Santanas, we look forward to seeing you soon!  

Santiago Charter Middle School Team 


Office Hours


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Parent Volunteer Opportunity!

Parents, have you ever heard of the Community Foundation of Orange? This is a local non-profit that sponsors the Field of Valor at Handy Park as well as the Foundation Games at Fred Kelley Stadium. Mrs. Pedroza, Mrs. Jarrell, and I (Dr. D'Agostino) are all on the Board of Directors and we are asking for help setting up the Field of Valor this year at Handy Park the week of Veteran's Day to honor our Veterans. All volunteers must be over the age of 16 years old. If you have ever wanted to be a part of a great organization that serves kids and Veterans, this is your chance to be involved. Please click the link below to sign up as a volunteer for this year's Field of Valor! We would love to have you and to work alongside of you serving our community!   
Field of Valor Volunteer Form

Good afternoon Santiago Families,

The Santiago PTSA would like to welcome back our families and students to the new school year. I am sure you did not imagine starting the school year this way. I thought by now the virus would be contained and our lives would be back to normal. We realize that this will be a challenging year for all of us, moving forward into an uncharted territory in education. However, Santiago PTSA wants you to know that we are here to support you in any way possible during this unpredictable year. We are, primarily, an organization that represents the students here at Santiago. To that end, we need the Santiago community, parents, teachers, and staff, to join the PTSA so that we can continue to provide financial support for various needs here at Santiago. PTSA membership dues is the primary fundraising method for us. Over the years, we have been able to meet various needs for teachers, and students. We would love to continue to provide the extra help and funds throughout this year. This pandemic is making it difficult to continue with our usual efforts, but we are reaching out in any way we can. 

Our First PTSA meeting of the year will be on Tuesday Nov. 17 at 6:30pm. We will have the meeting in the amphitheater where there will be enough space to social distance ourselves. We hope that you can join us. If you have not joined yet please come to the meeting and we can sign you up, then. It is $15.00 for the parent and $10.00 for students or you can join through our link  https://jointotem.com/ca/orange/santiago-charter-middle-school-ptsa any questions or concerns please email me at hills92868@gmail.com

Thank you,

Tricia Hill

McDonald House Charity Drive

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

El  Dorado Charter SELPA

To view updated copies on the local plan, please visit El Dorado Charter SELPA.


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