Letter from Superintendent Maldonado: School Starts August 18!

Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Employees, Families, and Community Partners, We are looking forward to the opening of school on August 18th. As we move to open the school year with a distance learning format, we are prepared with developmentally appropriate lessons that are engaging and take into account each student’s well-being. By now many […]

Letter from Superintendent Maldonado: We’re ready to reconnect!

Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Employees, Families, and Community Partners, Welcome to the month of August! We are pleased to announce our planning for implementing distance learning is completed and many school-based employees are immersed in back to school preparation. Staff have expressed excitement and readiness to welcome students back to school. Teachers will begin […]

Letter from Superintendent Maldonado: School starts in three weeks!

Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Employees, Families, and Community Partners, I trust your weekend went well and you and your loved ones continue to remain safe and healthy. At last week’s board meeting we discussed the initial contingency plans for the start of the new school year. The presentation to the board included our commitment […]

SBUnified to Open the School Year With 100% Distance Learning

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that Santa Barbara Unified School District – as well as all districts across Santa Barbara County – must open the school year with a 100% Distance Learning model. The ability to physically open campus to in-person instruction is based on local COVID-19 rates and data. According to the […]

Greetings and Updates from Our New Superintendent, Hilda Maldonado

  Dear Santa Barbara Students, Employees, Families, and Community Partners, I’m writing to express my sincere gratitude and excitement as your new Superintendent. The warm welcome has been inspiring. Thank you for embracing me as part of your community. I have been following your work on issues of equity, excellence and achievement for all students. […]