Aug 12 2020
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Si los estudiantes o padres necesitan restablecer su contraseña, por llame la línea directa de restablecimiento de contraseña al 805-933-8995
Aug 12 2020
The Child Nutrition Department will be serving multiple days worth of meals to enrolled students starting on August 12th. Meal Bags will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the following school sites:
Blanchard Elementary: 115 Peck Road (Drive thru & walk up)
Glen City Elementary: 141 S. Steckel Drive (Drive thru & walk up)
Barbara Webster Elementary: 1150 Saticoy Street (Walk up only)
Isbell Middle School: 221 S. 4th Street; enter on Harvard St. (Drive thru & walk up)
Santa Paula High School: 404 Nth 6th Street; enter on 5th Street (Drive thru & walk up)
Look for your family postcard in the mail during the next few weeks. Parents or guardians should present this postcard at one of the sites above after receiving it. Parents can pick up meals without postcards, but will need to provide the name of the student and indicate which school site student is enrolled in.. Meals are for enrolled students only. One meal bag per student per day. You can pick up meals for other families, but you must show their family postcard. Try to go to the same site each time to help ensure enough meals for all families. Staff at drive-thru locations will put meal bags in the vehicle's trunk. Face coverings are required at all sites. Missing a student Barcode or need a replacement postcard: Please contact Sandee Alamillo 805-933-8817 or email Sandee Alamillo. What's in the Bag? Check out our Online Grab n Go Menus, Food Safety Information and Requests for Special Meal Accommodations at: http://santapaula.healtheliving.net/Monday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Super Snack meal for Monday and TuesdayWednesday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Super Snack meal for Wednesday and ThursdayFriday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Super Snack meal for Friday and a bonus free Super Snack for SaturdayAll meals are served at NO CHARGE for Santa Paula USD enrolled students.
August 9, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work in an ever-changing environment. Since day one of the Coronavirus pandemic, most days have been unique and challenging. We look forward to the day when we can have students return to our schools, but until then, it is our responsibility to provide the best education possible under the current conditions.
Health and Safety is a Priority
As you are aware, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise throughout the state, including Ventura County. Therefore, our focus will continue to 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 (VCPHD) and California Department of Education (CDE). We ask our parents to continue following safety guidelines at home and in public. Together, we will get through this unusual time.
California Governor’s Press Conference
On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference and shared new information regarding guidelines to reopen schools throughout the State. In light of his press conference, we know the following:
- SPUSD will open the school year on Wednesday, August 12 providing instruction to all students via a distance learning model (online instruction). SPHS, Renaissance High School, and Isbell Middle School will instruct students using the distance learning model through the end of the first semester (winter break).
- Elementary students will also begin with distance learning. However, if permitted by the Ventura County Public Health Department, elementary students (TK-5) whose parents selected the hybrid learning model (part in-person instruction and part online), will transition for the second grading quarter.
- The guiding principles during COVID-19 include: schools must continue to provide meaningful instruction through distance learning and reopening schools will be determined by local health data.
The Governor also expressed, while students will be receiving instruction through a distance learning model, a rigorous program delivery is expected. It is the District’s responsibility to ensure all students have access to a technology device and Wi-Fi. Lastly, students will also receive daily live interaction with teachers and students using technology.
Distance Learning – What will the beginning of the School Year look like?
Below is a summary of what to expect with the distance learning model.
- Students will remain at home full-time to access their coursework.
- Students will receive live, daily interaction and instruction by grade level or subject course from teachers online.
- District core and supplemental curriculum will be utilized for courses.
- Students will be expected to complete daily classwork assignments from their teachers.
- Letter grades (grades 6-12) and progress marks (TK-5) will be assigned by each teacher in accordance with work completed.
- Attendance will be taken daily based on participation and assignment completion.
Students will be expected to log-on as follows:
Cohort A will meet online with their teacher (Monday through Friday) from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Cohort B will meet online with their teacher (Monday through Friday) from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Middle School Students
Cohort A will meet online with their teacher as follows:
Period 1: 8:00 a.m., Period 2: 9:20 a.m., Period 3: 10:40 a.m.
Cohort B will meet online with their teacher as follows:
Period 1: 8:40 a.m., Period 2: 10:00 a.m., Period 3: 11:20 a.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Cohort A will meet online with their teacher as follows:
Period 1: 8:00 a.m., Period 2: 9:40 a.m., Period 3: 12:00 p.m.
Cohort B will meet online with their teacher as follows:
Period 1: 8:50 a.m., Period 2: 10:30 a.m., Period 3: 12:50 p.m.
High School Students
Students will meet with all six of their teachers every Monday (see schedule below) and with teachers of periods 1, 3, and 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and with teachers of periods 2, 4, and 6 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please click here for a detailed schedule.
When will the District begin instructing students using the Hybrid Model?
The district will be monitoring and working closely with state and county agencies to determine if we will implement a hybrid learning model (part-time in school and part-time at home) for elementary students at the end of the first quarter. Students will be in one of two cohorts (A or B) and will attend school two days a week and complete distance learning work the remaining days of the week. The District will send home information explaining the hybrid learning model prior to starting the instruction. Those parents who selected distance learning for the entire school year will continue to have their children learn at home.
Registrations for 2020-21
All students have been placed in the appropriate grade level and school site for the 2020-21 school year. Annual registration packets have now been distributed to all families via mail or pick-up. If you have not received your annual packet, please contact your child’s school office. Lastly, if you did not have an opportunity to register your TK or Kindergarten student, please contact your neighborhood school.
Our Child Nutrition Services Department will be serving multi-day meals to enrolled students starting on August 12th. One meal bag per student for each pickup day will be provided. Meal Bags will be distributed weekly on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:00 -12:30 p.m. at the following school sites:
- Blanchard Elementary: 115 Peck Road (Drive thru & walk up)
- Glen City Elementary: 141 S. Steckel Drive (Drive thru & walk up)
- Barbara Webster Elementary: 1150 Saticoy Street (Walk up only)
- Isbell Middle School: 221 S. 4th Street; enter on Harvard St. (Drive thru & walk up)
- Santa Paula High School: 404 Nth 6th Street; enter on 5th Street (Drive thru & walk up)
Families will be receiving a postcard in the mail and must present this postcard at only one of the sites above when picking up meals. Meals are for enrolled students only. You can pick up meals for other families, but you must present the family’s postcard. We ask that parents go to the same site each time to help ensure there will be enough meals for all families. Staff at drive thru locations will put meal bags in the vehicle's trunk. Face coverings are required at all sites. If you have questions regarding our meal distribution program, please call Mrs. Alamillo at 805-933-8817.
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:
- School Board meetings - All Board meetings are being streamed live and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSKcHRmLnQaVkgsUVJQTtg
- Previous board meetings are archived at http://www.kadytv.net/ as well as other recorded events.
- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/santapaulaunified
- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/santapaulausd/
Our best wishes for you and your family to stay safe, happy and healthy.
Dr. Ed Cora, Superintendent
Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.) For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.
- Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
- Hepatitis B — 3 doses (Not required for 7th grade entry)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday)
- Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses These immunization requirements apply to new admissions and transfers for all grades, including transitional kindergarten.
Students Starting 7th Grade Need:
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose (Whooping cough booster is usually given at 11 years and up)
- Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses (Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years)
- In addition, the TK/K-12 immunization requirements apply to 7th graders who:
- previously had a valid personal beliefs exemption filed before 2016 upon entry between TK/Kindergarten and 6th grade
- are new admissions
We are following the California Department of Public Health guidelines regarding immunizations. Currently, immunization requirements for the 2020-2021 school year remain the same. Please update your child’s immunizations as needed for the first day of school on August 12th. Below is a guide to the required immunizations for your student. You can also visit the website shotsforschools.com for more detailed information. Please continue to check our website for updates.
LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)
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.
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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.
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