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  • 2020-2021 Registration PacketReg Info

    2020-2021 Paquete de Registraciónreg s


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    O’Connor Bros. Photography
    58 Moreland Road Suite B
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
    (805) 306-9542
    CLASS OF 2021!

    Dear Santa Paula High School Student
    Your senior portrait session date and time are listed in the subject line of email you received. 
    If you cannot keep your appointment, please call and reschedule as soon as possible.  If you would like a Deluxe Session, please call the Studio so that we may schedule a private appointment time that will meet your needs.
    (805) 306-9542
    We want to inform you that O’Connor Bros. Photography is your school's offical portrait studio for senior pictures, yearbook photos, sports, and senior activities.  O’Connor Bros. was selected after an extensive bidding process including teachers, administrators and students.  Our Studio has continually demonstrated a strong background in servicing senior high school photography needs.   We also offer an outstanding selection of portrait packages and finishes, frames, graduation announcements and thank-you notes.
    Approximately three weeks after your photo session, you will be able to view your proofs online, make your yearbook selection, and place your portrait order.  The only way to be included in your yearbook’s senior section is to be photographed by O’Connor Bros. This guarantees the best uniformity and quality in yearbook production. We have a complete photographic studio available for you with multiple backgrounds, lighting and props.  It is expected that, if you wish to be included in your school’s yearbook you will have your portrait taken during the summer months. 
    For more information, Please visit our website
    Covid-19 regulations do not allow the use of studio clothing; therefore, students will have their senior portrait taken in their own clothing.
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Yearbook Session
    One Outfit
    This simple Yearbook session includes one outfit against 2 backgrounds. You can expect 8-10 digital proofs.
    Yearbook Session

    Proofs gallery available 2-3 weeks after session.
    Classic Session
    One Outfit
    Our Classic session includes one outfit against 3 backgrounds. Get more for your money here with varying props,and advanced lighting. Classic sessions are given 18-22 digital proofs.
    Classic Session

    Proofs gallery available 2-3 weeks after session.
    Traditional Session
    Two Outfits
    Our Traditional session includes one yearbook outfit, plus one additonal outfit. Photographed on a total of 4 backgrounds. This session is the most popular choice and gives 30-34 digital proofs.
    Traditional Session

    Proofs gallery available 2-3 weeks after session.
    DELUXE Session
    Up to Four Outfits
    Our full portrait experience session, The Deluxe, includes one yearbook outfit, plus three additonal outfits. Ask us about including your pet, your car, your Letterman Jacket, or Instrument. All photographed on a total of 5 backgrounds and possibly outside. This session is the the best portrait session for a variety of 45-50 digital proofs in your personal online viewing gallery.
    The Deluxe Session

    Proofs gallery available 2-3 weeks after session.
    Just a reminder... Your senior portrait session will be taken in your school auditorium.

    *Please call (805) 306-9542 if you want to have your session at our studio in Simi Valley.

    Covid-19 Regulation compliance by O’Connor Bros.
    All customers and employees are required to wear a mask while in the auditorium (students will not wear a mask while having their photos taken). 
    Hand sanitizer stations will be available.  Please maintain 6-ft between yourself, other customers and employees while in the studio.  Social distancing is required and that each student should have no more than one person accompany them to their portrait session.

    For more information, Please visit our website or Facebook


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  • Yearbook Message

     Santa Paula High School

    404 North Sixth Street ·Santa Paula, CA 93060

    Phone·(805) 525.4400Fax ·(805) 525.1690

    Principal Elizabeth Garcia

    Assistant Principal: Melissa Guerra  Assistant Principal: Robert DeCandia  Assistant Principal: Christina Ornelas


    July 10, 2020

    A Message from the Superintendent

    Yesterday, District staff learned of a disappointing and inappropriate post in the Santa Paula High School yearbook.  The post was in bad taste and hurtful.  The message below from SPHS Principal Ms. Garcia provides an explanation and apology. We apologize for the insensitivity of the post.  It was clearly a lapse of judgment and oversight which is being handled internally.  We are taking steps to ensure this will not occur in future publications.  We certainly appreciate your understanding, patience, and support as we deal with this unfortunate incident.

    Dr. Ed Cora



    Un mensaje del superintendente

    Ayer, el personal del Distrito se enteró de una publicación decepcionante e inapropiada en el anuario de la Preparatoria Santa Paula. La publicación fue de mal gusto e hiriente. El siguiente mensaje de la directora de SPHS, la Sra. García, proporciona una explicación y disculpas. Pedimos disculpas por la insensibilidad de la publicación. Fue claramente un lapso de juicio y supervisión que se está manejando internamente. Estamos tomando medidas para garantizar que esto no ocurra en futuras publicaciones. Ciertamente apreciamos su comprensión, paciencia y apoyo mientras lidiamos con este desafortunado incidente.

    Dr. Ed Cora



    A Message from the Principal

    Dear Santa Paula HS Parents, Students and Staff,

    As the Principal of Santa Paula High School, I am reaching out to make you aware of an unfortunate situation involving our school yearbook. Sadly, an offensive caption to a photograph was overlooked prior to printing and dissemination. We became aware of this regrettable oversight during late distribution of yearbooks on Thursday, July 9. 

    This caption and its stereotypical profiling is highly unacceptable and offensive. Its inclusion in the yearbook hurts those in the photo as well as the school community. You have my most sincere apology

    that this has occurred. I assure you that this is not who we are at Santa Paula High School. It does not reflect our core values and beliefs as a school.

    We are working now to fix the problem. The publishing company is printing a sticker with a replacement photograph that we will place over the offensive caption. If a student has already picked up their yearbook, we need you to drop by the high school on Monday, August 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We will have an outdoor drive-through area where staff will apply the replacement sticker to your yearbook. If you have not yet received your yearbook, come by during that same time and we will have your yearbook ready for pick-up. If you cannot make it to the campus on this date, email, so we can arrange an alternative time.

    We are currently looking into how our protocols and editorial review practices failed to discover this egregious error prior to printing and distribution. Upon completion of this review, we will take appropriate steps to deal with the students and staff who were involved in the yearbook’s preparation. We hope this can be a teachable moment for all concerned.

    We are also reviewing all of our yearbook procedures and protocols—from the submission of photos and decisions on class surveys to final proofreading and editing—to ensure this does not occur again.

    Insensitivity to stereotyping and implicit bias have no place in our school. Our Cardinal Community has a shared responsibility to support each other. Hopefully, we can learn from mistakes and misjudgments in the past and move forward together from this unfortunate incident.


    Elizabeth Garcia, Principal

    Santa Paula High School


    Un mensaje de la directora

    Estimados padres, estudiantes y personal de Santa Paula HS, 

    Como directora de la escuela preparatoria de Santa Paula, me estoy comunicando para informarle

    sobre una situación desafortunada que involucra nuestro anuario escolar. Lamentablemente, un título ofensivo de una fotografía se pasó por alto antes de imprimir el contenido y su publicación.

    Nos enteramos de este lamentable descuido durante la distribución del anuario escolar por la tarde el jueves 9 de julio.

    Este subtítulo y su perfil estereotípico es altamente inaceptable y ofensivo. Su inclusión en el anuario perjudica a los que aparecen en la foto, así como a la comunidad escolar. Tienen mi más sincera disculpa de que esto haya ocurrido. Les aseguro que esto no representa a la Preparatoria de Santa Paula. No refleja nuestros valores y creencias fundamentales como escuela.

    Estamos trabajando ahora para solucionar el problema. La editorial está imprimiendo una etiqueta con una fotografía de reemplazo que colocaremos sobre el título ofensivo. Si un estudiante ya recogió su anuario, necesitamos que pase por la escuela preparatoria el lunes 3 de agosto entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 3:00 p.m. Tendremos un área de tránsito al aire libre donde el personal aplicará la etiqueta de reemplazo a su anuario. Si aún no ha recibido su anuario, visítenos durante ese mismo tiempo y tendremos su anuario listo para ser recogido. Si no puede llegar a la preparatoria en esta fecha, por favor de enviar un correo electrónico a, para que podamos organizar un horario alternativo.

    Actualmente estamos investigando cómo nuestros protocolos y prácticas de revisión editorial no lograron descubrir este error atroz antes de la impresión y distribución. Una vez completada esta revisión, tomaremos las medidas adecuadas para hablar con los estudiantes y el personal que participaron en la preparación del anuario. Esperamos que este sea un momento de enseñanza para todos los interesados.

    También estamos revisando todos nuestros procedimientos y protocolos del anuario, desde el envío de fotos y decisiones sobre encuestas de clase hasta la revisión y edición final, para asegurar que esto no vuelva a ocurrir.

    La insensibilidad a los estereotipos y el sesgo implícito no tienen cabida en nuestra escuela.

    Nuestra Comunidad Cardinal tiene la responsabilidad compartida de apoyarse mutuamente. Con suerte, podemos aprender de los errores y juicios erróneos en el pasado y avanzar juntos de este desafortunado incidente.


    Elizabeth García, Directora

    Preparatoria Santa Paula


SPHS Announcements

  • For all correspondence from our Superintendent please Click Here

    Para leer toda la corespondencia del Superintendente Oprime Aqui


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  • Grab and Go Image

    The Santa Paula Unified School District and its Child Nutrition Services Team will be providing "Grab n Go" meals for families to pick-up,

    Only Mondays from 10:30 am-12:30 pm 

    • Meals will be served as "Grab n Go."
    • All meals must be taken off the property to be eaten, as we are trying to maintain social distancing.
    • We will be evaluating this program daily and will make adjustments if needed.  Meals will be served at the following 2 sites:
    1. Glen City Elementary: 141 S Steckel Drive
    2. Barbara Webster Elementary: 1150 Saticoy Street
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  • New 2018-2019 data on college and FAFSA application results: AVID students in your district outperform students nationally.



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    Santa Paula Unified School District has been named to the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 

    We’re proud to have been named to the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for our efforts to expand access to AP coursework and improve student performance on AP Exams. 

    Santa Paula High School is committed to expanding access to AP® coursework to students of all backgrounds, improving performance, and supporting success. We’ve been recognized for our work as part of the College Board’s 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. 

    Being named to the honor roll isn’t just for our students! Santa Paula High School earned a spot on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes school districts in the United States and Canada that have expanded access to Advanced Placement® coursework and maintained or increased the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 


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  • Dear Parents: 

    The Santa Paula Unified School District does not endorse any door to door sales of books or curriculum.  Please be very cautious of any vendor visiting your homes to sell you learning materials.   You could be a victim of a fictitious company, especially if they are asking for a “cash” deposit.  The District provides your child with all the books and curriculum required in their scheduled classes. 

    If you have any questions regarding the purchase of supplementary learning materials, please do not hesitate to call (805) 933-8802.  


    Estimados Padres: 

    El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Paula no respalda las ventas a domicilio de libros o materiales de aprendizaje.  Por favor sea cuidadoso de cualquier proveedor que visite su hogar para vender materiales.   Usted podría ser víctima de una empresa ficticia, sobre todo si le piden un depósito "en efectivo".  El distrito provee a su hijo con todos los libros y materiales de currículo necesarios para participar en sus clases escolares. 

    Si tiene alguna duda sobre la compra de materiales de aprendizaje adicionales, llámenos al (805) 933-8802.


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  • Parking Advisory

    For parking information based on events at SPHS, please refer to event calendar on main page.

    Faculty/Staff, visitors and students of SPHS: Please do your best to park on campus and avoid parking on Santa Paula St., we need to be mindful of our neighbors.

    Please be advised that street signs have now been posted on Palm Court. Staff and visitors are restricted from parking in all areas on Palm Court except for: 

    • Parking along the side of the swimming pool
    • Parking along the side of the ticket plaza

    All other areas are restricted and those vehicles parked without a permit will be issued a citation at owners expense. Parking at 41 & 42 Palm Court has been for now reserved for Cal-staff and their visitors such as parents/grandparents who need to pick up the children from day care.


Santa Paula High School Directory

  • The Santa Paula Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and sexual harassment based on actual or perceived characteristics such as: age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, marital status, family status, national origin, nationality, parental status, pregnancy status, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in all . Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity. in all educational programs, school related or school sponsored activities, school attendance or employment policies which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other applicable laws and regulation.   

    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 the District's Discrimination, Equity, and Title IX Compliance Officer:  

    District's Discrimination, Equity, and Title IX Compliance Officer

     201 S. Steckel Drive, Santa Paula, CA 93060

    (805) 933-8836



Helpful SPHS Information

  • Student Store Hours

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm


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    Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The Santa Paula Unified School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.
    Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq and Santa Paula Unified School District and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s) at the District Office 805 933 8800.
    To view the 2016-2017 Athletics Participation Report, click here.