Friday message from Superintendent Maldonado/COVID Newsletter

Camie Barnwell

Dear Santa Barbara Unified students, families and staff:

 

We hope you have been able to keep yourselves, loved ones and neighbors safe during the devastating fires. Dos Pueblos High School continues to be a Red Cross shelter for many. Below are some updates from this week and for upcoming events. 

 

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY FOR STUDENTS:

Monday is a pupil-free day in Santa Barbara Unified. Our teachers, administrators and staff will be coming together for a day of professional learning and development.

 

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S MONTH

We appreciate and love our principals in Santa Barbara Unified. We thank them for everything they do - day in and day out - evenings and weekends - to care for our students and lead our staff. Please join us in thanking our principals in your own special way.

 

COVID NEWSLETTER:

Please review this week’s COVID Newsletter to stay on top of the latest information and guidance, including dates for new mobile vaccination clinics on campus.

 

TRANSITION FROM AT-LARGE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS TO TRUSTEE-AREA ELECTIONS

The first of several Community Meetings was held on Thursday evening regarding the process of transitioning from at-large to by-trustee area school board elections. Please reference our website for all details about this important process and opportunities to provide input. Additional upcoming meetings are also noticed HERE.

 

MESSAGE FROM SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

If your student opted in for a Santa Barbara Public Library Student Success Card during registration, it is now available and active! This free card allows students to check out 3 items from any Santa Barbara Public Library location and provides free digital access to thousands of free titles. Opt in now so your student can start taking advantage of these free resources!  

 

As always, we are committed to creating a safe and engaging learning environment for each student. All parents and guardians are encouraged to bring forward any questions or concerns they may have about their students' well-being. Please also remind your student to speak to a trusted adult if they ever feel unsafe at school or in their community.

 

We are stronger when we work together to care for every child in our community.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Hilda Maldonado

Superintendent