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02/24/2017
On February 23, 2017, Santa Cruz City Schools successfully sold the first installment of Measure A and Measure B bonds. The bond measures were approved by voters in November 2016 to fund improvements to schools throughout the district.
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Classified Service Classification & Compensation Study
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02/16/2017
The Personnel Commission of Santa Cruz City Schools District is in process of conducting a district-wide classification and compensation study for positions in the classified service.
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05/24/2016
Over the course of this year, SCCS has been working on a Long Range Facilities Master Plan. Since January, we have held eleven community meetings to get input on our plan. We have identified some district wide facilities issues to address and include in our planning. To begin to attend to these issues, a small Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to generate ideas and seek input from the greater community.
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Gold Ribbon Schools
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05/05/2016
Santa Cruz City Schools is pleased to announce that all four of our comprehensive elementary schools have been selected as California Gold Ribbon Schools!
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04/13/2016
Senate Bill (SB) 172 (Liu), signed by Governor Brown on October 7, 2015, suspended the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). The law also requires districts to grant a diploma of graduation to any student who completed grade twelve from 2004 to 2015 school years, and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than passing the CAHSEE high school exit examination. This law took effect on January 1, 2016; with this in mind, Santa Cruz City Schools is now permitted to issue diplomas to eligible students.
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National Merit Scholars Honored
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Santa Cruz City Schools salutes the following seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program
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Superintendent's Message

June 2, 2017

Dear Santa Cruz City Schools Community,

I am writing with an update on an incident that occurred at Soquel High School.  Yesterday, just before 11 am, several heroic students, separately, reported to the Principal and campus supervisors that another student was in possession of a gun on campus.

The campus supervisors and our school resource officer responded immediately ensuring student and staff safety within minutes of the report.   The student was contacted quickly and was cooperative with staff and the school resource officer.  Other students and staff remained in classrooms without disruption.

Student safety is our highest priority.  We take seriously the trust families place in us every day. Our systems and safety protocols worked well. Students knew to bring their concerns to an adult.  

The Sheriff’s department and school leadership believe the student did not bring the weapon to threaten any student on campus.  The student reports that he was worried about his safety in the community.  The student had no history of violence on campus.  Law does not allow schools to share specific disciplinary information about a student.  State law also mandates school expulsion for a student who brings a firearm to campus.

We are grateful to our partners in the Sheriff’s department, who collaborate with us to keep our campus safe. We know from research conducted by the secret service on school shootings, that the most important factor in school safety is the relationships between staff and students. As a school community, we are committed to building positive relationships with students to support their achievement and keep them safe.

There are many ways that students can share information with the school staff when a concern arises.  One way is to talk to a trusted staff member like several students did yesterday.  Another way is to text a tip.  The tip phone number is on posters throughout our secondary campuses.  Students can also text 911 with information.  Another way to share information is to have a trusted adult away from school contact the office.  As a community, we need to communicate and work together to keep our schools safe.  

 Sincerely,

 Kris Munro

Superintendent

 

2 de junio de 2017

Estimada comunidad de las Escuelas de Santa Cruz,

Estoy escribiendo con una actualización en un incidente que ocurrió en la escuela secundaria Soquel. Ayer, justo antes de 11:00, varios estudiantes heroicos, informaron por separado, a Director y los supervisores del campus que otro estudiante estaba en posesión de un arma en el campus.

Los supervisores del campus y nuestro oficial de recurso escolar respondieron inmediatamente garantizado la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal dentro de minutos después del informe. El estudiante fue contactado rápidamente y coopero con el personal y el oficial de la escuela. Otros estudiantes y el personal permanecieron en aulas sin interrupción.

La seguridad del estudiante es nuestra mayor prioridad. Nos tomamos en serio la confianza que las familias depositan en nosotros cada día. Nuestros sistemas y protocolos de seguridad funcionaron bien. Estudiantes supieron llevar sus inquietudes a un adulto.

El Departamento del Alguacil y el Liderazgo escolar creen que el estudiante no trajo el arma para amenazar a cualquier estudiante en el campus. El alumno reporta que él estaba preocupado por su seguridad en la comunidad. El estudiante no tenía antecedentes de violencia en el campus. La ley no permite que escuelas compartan la información disciplinaria específica sobre un estudiante. La ley estatal también exige expulsión de la escuela para un estudiante que trae un arma de fuego a la escuela.

Estamos agradecidos con nuestros compañeros del Departamento del Sheriff, que colaboran con nosotros para proteger a nuestro campus. Sabemos por las investigaciones realizadas por el servicio secreto en balaceras de la escuela, que el factor más importante en la seguridad es la relación entre el personal y los estudiantes. Como una comunidad escolar, estamos comprometidos a construir relaciones positivas con los estudiantes para apoyar su logro y mantenerlos a salvo.

Hay muchas maneras que los estudiantes pueden compartir información con el personal de la escuela cuando surja un motivo de preocupación. Una manera es hablar con un miembro del personal de confianza como varios estudiantes lo hicieron ayer. Otra manera es Text a Tip. El número de teléfono de Text a Tip está en carteles a lo largo de nuestras escuelas secundarias. Los estudiantes pueden también mandar un texto al 911 con información. Otra forma de compartir la información es tener un adulto de confianza fuera de la escuela contactar con la oficina. Como comunidad, nos tenemos que comunicar y trabajar juntos para  mantener nuestras escuelas seguras.

 

Sinceramente, 

Kris Munro
Superintendente


 

 


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