Santa Paula Unified School District

Established 2013

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  • All of our school sites and District Offices are closed.  Our staff members are working remotely and available via their phone and e-mail.  If we miss your call, please leave a message, we will return your call. 


     

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  • Notice of Public Hearing

    NOTICE OF HEARING REGARDING THE PROPOSED 2020-2021 SCHOOLYEAR BUDGET

    JUNE 10, 2020 6:00 P.M. GLEN CITY SCHOOL, 201 S. STECKEL DRIVE 

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Santa Paula Unified School District will consider input from the public on the proposed budget for the 2020 - 2021 School Year.  The proposed budget will be available for public inspection Friday, May 29th after 3:00 p.m. online on the SPUSD website homepage:  www.santapaulaunified.org.

    In accordance with the Governor's Exectutive Orders in regards to the COVID-19, members of the public will continue to have the right to observe the pulbic meeting via live streaming at www.kadytv.net and submit comments about the proposed budget in writing prior to the start of the meeting to mgarcia@santapaulaunified.org 



     

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  • EBT Card

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.
    Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
    Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
    Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020.  For more information regarding the Pandemic EBT visit https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/info or call 877-328-9677.
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  • Superintendents Message Logo

    For this and all previous correspondence from our Superintendent please Click Here

    Para leer toda la previa corespondencia del Superintendente Oprime Aqui

    May, 2020

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members,                                                                         

    We would like to acknowledge all of you who serve as doctors, nurses, hospital employees, medical office staff employees and first responders for all you are doing to keep us safe and healthy!

    We want to extend our appreciation to each and every parent for your patience, persistence and understanding as you continue to work with your children to support their learning from home.   Our teachers will continue to provide plans and lessons for their students via online opportunities and learning packets.   The Board of Trustees, Administrators, Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff are here to help you! 

    Communication will continue through these regular types of updates.  You are also encouraged to visit the District’s website and follow our Facebook and Instagram for the latest information.   

     

    Recognition for the Class of 2020

    Several weeks ago, high school administration began discussing and planning for graduation activities given the current limitations on social gatherings due to the COVID-19.  During this time, our challenge has been to create an experience that honors students while ensuring a safe environment.  A graduation committee was established, including administration and staff from Santa Paula High, and Renaissance High.  The committee members have been diligently working to ensure our seniors are recognized in June.  The committee invited student representatives from SPHS and RHS to participate and were asked for their ideas and input.  Our goal has been to create an experience that honors students’ wishes while keeping everyone safe and healthy.  To safely celebrate our outstanding seniors, we have planned the following graduation activities listed below.

    • Class of 2020 Yard Signs were distributed
    • Virtual Senior Awards Recognition (this will happen throughout the rest of the school year via social media and online conferencing)
    • Senior regalia distribution (cap, gown, tassel, medals, etc.)
    • Senior Slideshow (to be shared via social media and Google classroom)
    • Santa Paula Times senior recognition
    • Billboard signs honoring the Class of 2020
    • Senior portrait banners honoring each senior
    • Drive-thru Diploma Pick-Up & Photo Opportunity (seniors in cap and gown) (June 1-2)
    • Virtual Graduation Ceremony to honor each senior (June 5) with entire virtual program
    • Online streaming and television of Virtual Graduation Ceremony (Week of June 8)

    Two “live” graduation dates have been reserved to recognize and honor our seniors.  If we are permitted by the Ventura County Public Health Department’s safety guidelines to have a large group gathering with the senior class, we have selected two potential dates for this to occur: Friday, July 17 or Friday, Aug. 14.

    Registrations for 2020-21

    Registrations for the 2020-21 school year have also been interrupted this year.  If you did not have a chance to register your TK or Kinder student prior to the school closures in March, please visit our website or call our office at (805) 933-8804.  Our staff at Santa Paula High School is working to reach out to all of our incoming Freshman regarding class selections and registration.  However, if we have been unable to reach you, please call Santa Paula High School at (805) 525-4400 for more information. We anticipate the registration packets for all other grades will be distributed in August and will notify you of the process via our social media channels.

     

    Distance Learning

    This summer we plan to offer all summer school classes through an online distance learning format. Intervention classes in English language arts/reading and mathematics will be offered in grades TK-8. Students working below grade level and English learners will be given first priority for enrollment. Classroom teachers will identify students and reach out to families beginning the week of May 18.  Summer school classes will begin June 8 – July 3. Supplemental computer programs will also be available to all students throughout summer.

     

    SPHS will also offer distance learning summer school classes for credit recovery and enrichment from June 8 – July 13. Students will have the opportunity to enroll into Cyber High courses or take courses taught by SPHS teachers utilizing Google Classroom. Students will be expected to check in with their teacher on a daily bases in order for staff to support and monitor student progress. For more information on high school offerings, please call Santa Paula High School.

     

    Temporary Grading Policy 2019-2020

    In an effort to ensure our grading policies hold students harmless for their grades during this transition to distance learning, the District has established a temporary shift in grading practice to complete this 2019-2020 school year as follows:

    Teachers are encouraged to offer students opportunities to increase their grades, however, the following grades will be issued as final semester grades.

    • All students will earn no lower than 3rd quarter grades of A, B, or C.
    • If a student's overall grade percentage from 3rd quarter is 60%-69% (grade of D+, D, or D), and the student did not complete enough work to raise his/her grade, the student shall receive a "Pass" and will earn credit.
    • If a student's overall grade percentage from 3rd quarter is 0%59% (grade of F), and the student did not complete enough work to raise his/her grade, the student shall receive a "No Credit." Pass and No Credit will not be weighted and will not impact a student’s grade point average.   

    Isbell Middle School will retain letter grades to keep alignment with the secondary schools and encourage students to work on maintaining and increasing grades.  TK-5 School Sites will utilize 2nd Trimester progress marks for final report cards.  Site administrators and school counselors will communicate with parents of students who are at-risk of failing and who are not participating in distance learning opportunities.

     

    Reopening Schools

    Prior to reopening and students returning to schools, we need time to implement social distancing protocols for our students and staff.  These protocols have not yet been established at the State level.  Although this may seem simple, there are many complicated logistics surrounding class schedules, meal service, student pick-up and drop-off, bus transportation for students with disabilities, and cleaning of facilities to consider.  Governor Newsom mentioned reopening schools as early as July, however this now simply seems to be impractical.  Districts in California will need to work collaboratively with the Governor’s Office, Department of Education, and their local Public Health Officials to make sound decisions in this regard.   As you are aware, each State and County is reopening at a different pace depending on the data for their respective areas.  We will keep parents informed as information becomes available.

     

    Mental Health Matters

    Our school counselors and mental health counselors are available to help if you feel your student is presenting different behaviors as a result of the “stay at home” guidelines.  There are numerous ways to contact us, via e-mail, your child’s school site, our Student Services Department at (805) 933-8836 or our main number at (805) 933-8800.  Your call is important!

     

    Meal Distribution

    We would like to acknowledge our Child Nutrition Services Department, led by our Director Suzanne Stamp and her amazing staff, for providing nearly 200,000 meals to the children of Santa Paula since March 16!  That is not only an incredible number, but also an incredible task!  Meal distribution will continue every Monday between 10:30 to 12:30 at Glen City Elementary and Barbara Webster Elementary schools.  

     

    Stay Connected with Us

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

     

     

    Our best wishes for you and your family to stay safe, happy and healthy,

     

    Dr. Ed Cora

    Superintendent

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  • May 4, 2020

    Kindergarten Registration Picture

    Haven't registered your TK or Kindergarten Student for 2020-21 yet?  See the links below for more information: 

    Packet Pick-up Locations      Lugares Donde Puede Recojer Paquetes

    Online Registrations        Registraciones en linea


     

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    April 17, 2020 

    Child Nutrition Services Team will continue to provide "Grab n Go," 5 Day meal bags for families to pick-up on Mondays only, from 10:30am-12:30pm as schools remain closed.
    • Parents or students may walk or drive up to tables that we will have set up and receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per child ages 1-18 years of age.  Meals will be served "Grab n Go."  
    • Please only take one meal bag per child in your care so that we have enough meals for everyone
    • Follow the Safe Food Handling instructions 
    • Keep Refrigerated items Refrigerated.  Example: milk, string cheese, yogurt
    • Keep frozen items either refrigerated or frozen until heating for consumption.  Example: burrito, corn dog
    • Heat items fully for consumption 
    • Rinse fresh fruit and produce items before consumption
    • Discard any items that have reached an expiration date
    • Discard any leftovers by end of day Friday
    • All Children are welcome; they do not have to be SPUSD students, no ID or information is needed; all Santa Paula families are welcome.  Children DO Not need to be present to pick up meals.
    • All meals must be taken off the property to be eaten, as we are trying to maintain social distancing.
    • Please keep 6 feet away from each other and employees
    • Please consider wearing  a face mask or covering when picking up meals
    • For those that are walking up, if you see a line forming, please wait well behind others and do not congregate near food carts or employees
    • Please only touch what you are taking
    • Please DO NOT come and pick up meals if you are sick
    • We will be evaluating this program daily and make adjusts if needed.  Meals will be served at the following 2 sites:
                            1.) Glen City Elementary: 141 S Steckel Drive (Drive and Walk up)
                            2.) Barbara Webster Elementary: 1150 Saticoy Street (Walk up)

    Safe Food Handling / Manejo de Alimentos


     

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  • Picture of Notice of School Board Meeting

    All Board Meetings are now livestreamed 

    Watch us live at https://www.youtube.com/kadytv

    Click here for a schedule of our Board Meetings


     

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    Please click on the owl above or the link below to report bullying or any other concern:

    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:
    Katherine Aguirre
    Executive Director Special Education and Student Services,
    201-S. Steckel Drive, Santa Paula, Ca 93060
    (805) 933-8836
    kaguirre@santapaulaunified.org 

     

    For more Information on Title IX Click Here


     
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