Santa Paula Unified School District

Established 2013

SPUSD Announcements

  • A message from the Supt


    October 26 2020

    Dear Parents,


    We hope this correspondence finds you and your family safe and healthy.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this ever-changing environment. Since day one of the Coronavirus pandemic, most days have been unique and challenging.  We would also like to recognize and thank all of our district teachers, support staff, and administrators for their dedication, hard work, and creativity to educate and support our students under these unique circumstances. Together, we will get through this pandemic.


    The intent of this communication is to inform parents and the community of information regarding the current status of safely and cautiously phasing-in a reopening of our schools under the guidelines of the Ventura County Public Health Department.  The communication is also to inform parents of the importance to complete a Parent Survey requesting the preferred method of instruction for their children.  Please click on this link to access the survey.  In advance, thank you for completing the survey.


    Health and Safety is a Priority

    As it has been mentioned since the beginning of this pandemic, our focus will remain on the safety of our students and staff.  Throughout our school closures, the District has worked closely with the Ventura County Office of Education and continues to follow the guidelines provided by the Ventura County Public Health Department and California Department of Education.  The graphic to the right is a current snapshot of California’s status as it relates to positive COVID-19 cases.

    As the information in the graphic indicates, Ventura County has met a positive mark on the State’s blueprint for reducing COVID-19 to move into the red tier (Substantial).  By following the health and safety guidelines promoted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), our community’s collective efforts have assisted in moving our County from the purple tier to the red tier.  Moving our County into the red tier loosens some restrictions.  Since Ventura County has remained in the red tier for a minimum of two weeks, school districts have the opportunity to decide how and when to reopen schools with in-person instruction. 

    COVID Map

    According to the Ventura County Recovers website (, of the twenty-five zip codes in Ventura County, only three have more positive COVID cases than Santa Paula.  Since August, our district has had eight staff members test positive for COVID-19.

    Zip Codes

    Prior to reopening schools, the Board of Trustees will be presented information detailing a proposed safe and cautious phasing-in process.  The information will include regional COVID-19 data, recommended small group instruction for students most in need of in-person instruction, ability to physically distance within facilities, and plans for supporting the health and safety of students and staff.  We look forward to being able to address critical needs for students and families, support the mental health of students and staff, and provide rich teaching, learning, and socialization for our students.  Administrative staff will continue to collaborate with district teachers and support staff leaders as we plan for a reopening in accordance with guidance from the Ventura County Public Health Department.   

    Everyone has demonstrated tremendous perseverance and resilience in the face of numerous changes and challenges.  We have proven, that together, we can overcome what at times feels like an overwhelming situation.  We encourage everyone to remain optimistic and continue moving forward with the intent to safely and cautiously return to school sites to educate our students in-person.


    Tutoring Services

    The District is currently providing tutoring services to students offered by classroom teachers.  Please contact your child’s school for details.  The District will also be expanding tutoring opportunities by contracting with the company Princeton Test Review.  Students will be able to sign-in and request tutoring for English, math, science, social studies, Advanced Placement (AP) support, and foreign languages.  Princeton Test Review will be available for students 24/7 and will have bilingual tutors ready to provide support between the hours of 11:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m.  Further information regarding this service is forthcoming.   The District is also collaborating with Blanchard Community Library who has recruited a dedicated team of high school students to provide homework assistance to elementary students and their families.  Homework help at Blanchard Library is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  For more information, please call Olivia Castillo at 525-3615, ext. 202.


    Mental Health and Well-Being

    We have all undoubtedly been affected in one manner or another by the Coronavirus crisis.  The mental health and well-being of our students and staff are of the utmost importance.  If you see changes in your child’s behavior, please seek assistance from your medical provider or contact our Student Services Department at 805-933-8836.


    Stay Connected with Us

    There are several ways we are connecting with parents sharing information about the district, including social media and our website.  Below is a short list of ways the public can stay informed:




    As decisions are made by the Board of Trustees, parents will be kept informed.  Again, the District wants to wish everyone the best and continues to hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.  Thank you for your patience and understanding through these unusual and unique times. 




    Dr. Ed Cora 




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  • Social-Emotional Learning

    Stay connected with your teachers during Distance Learning

    Mantenga la conexión con los maestros durante el Aprendizaje a Distancia

    October 27th, 2020 

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Meeting ID: 883 5574 6043

    Passcode: 245016


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  • COVID 19 Picture  Continuity Plan


    The Learning Continuity Plan is a key part of the overall budget package for K–12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the LEA level for how student learning continuity will be addressed in light of the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.

    Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

    Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia


    Executive order N-56-20 established the requirement that a local education agency (LEA) adopt a written report (COVID-19 Operations Written Report) explaining to its community the changes to program offerings the LEA made in response to school closures to address COVID-19 emergency and the major impacts of such closures on students and families.  

    COVID-19 Operations Written Report for Santa Paula Unified School District

    Informe Escrito de Operaciones para COVID-19 para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Paula



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  • Picture of Notice of School Board Meeting

    All Board Meetings are now live-streamed 

    Watch us live at VCK12LS

    Click here for more information regarding our Board of Trustees


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  • Aug 12 2020

    Google Classroom

    How to Log in to Google and Join Google Classroom

    Parents Guide to Google Classroom

    Guia al Salon de Google 

    Guia de Google Para Padres en Video

    Zoom Tutorial For Students

    Click Here for More Distance Learning Family Support Links


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  • Aug 12 2020

    Chromebook Help

    Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate distance learning together. 

    We ask that all students please turn off your Chromebook completely each evening.  In order to do so, please use one of the options below.

    At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power.

    At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.

    Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.

    Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out.

    If students or parents need tech support,  please call the Technology Hotline at 805-933-8980 or e-mail the The hotline is available between 8 am to noon and 1 - 4 pm.

    If students or parents need their password reset, please call the Password reset hotline at 805-933-8995 


    Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo mientras navegamos juntos por el aprendizaje a distancia.    Les pedimos que apagen sus aparatos completamente cada noche. 

    Si los estudiantes o los padres necesitan apoyo  técnico, favor de llamar a la Línea Directa de Tecnología al 805-933-8980 o envíen un correo electrónico al 

     Si los estudiantes o padres necesitan restablecer su contraseña, por llame la línea directa de restablecimiento de contraseña al 805-933-8995 


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  • Bell Schedules

    Elementary Bell Schedule      Middle School Bell Schedule    High School Bell Schedule 

    Horario Escolar de Primaria     Horario Escolar de Secundaria       Horario Escolar de Preparatoria


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  • SEE something, SAY Something

    Anti Bullying

    The Santa Paula Unified School District recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student well-being,student learning, and school attendance and desires to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm.

    Click Here to Read our Board Policy 5131.2 Bullying

    Click Here to Read our Administrative Regulation 5131.2 Bullying

    Click Here for an Online Bullying Incident Reporting Form


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  • SPUSD  prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying on the basis of  actual or perceived characteristics such as: age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, marital status, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity. All Program costs are the responsibility of SPUSD. No student will be excluded from participation in an educational activity, including extracurricular and curricular activities due to the inability to donate to the program. A pupil enrolled in a school shall not be required to pay any fee, deposit, or other charge not specifically authorized by law. Any customized items are the responsibility of the participant. For questions or concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or sexual harassment, please contact


    District Discrimination, Equity, and Title IX Compliance Officer

    Ms. Stephanie Barnes

    201-S. Steckel Drive, Santa Paula, Ca 93060
    (805) 933-8836

    For more Information on Title IX Click Here

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Board of Trustees Meeting Information

  • Upcoming Meetings: 

    Regular Board Meeting - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Agendas are available at

    In Accordance with Governor Newsom's Executive Orders respectively in regards to the COVID-19 Virus, members of the public will continue to have the right to observe the public meeting via live streaming at VCK12LS.  

    • Members of the public may submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the scheduled meeting to  These comments will be read aloud into the record.  
    • Members of the public may also wish to read their own comments by phone or Zoom by submitting a request to no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the scheduled meeting.  A link to join the meeting to personally present our comment will be sent to you prior to the start of the meeting.  
    • Please limit written and oral remarks to three (3) minutes for all presentations unless otherwise informed. 

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