Hello Santa Barbara Unified Families, I hope this message finds you all healthy and well following a much-deserved Thanksgiving break. For this week’s update I wanted to briefly bring to you a few important updates and reminders: School Board Meeting: 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 1 We are holding a special school board meeting on Tuesday, […]
Greetings to Santa Barbara Unified students, families and staff, As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday next week I have a number of important updates and reminders I’d like to share with you all. As many of you know, cases of COVID have been spiking across our community. Today Governor Newsom made an announcement […]
In this edition of “Inside Santa Barbara Unified” Superintendent Maldonado connects with Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year Frank Koroshec who shows us how teaching & learning have been transformed under COVID-19 conditions.
Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Families and Staff, On this Election Day, as communities across the country continue to battle through pandemic conditions, I wanted to take a moment to remind us all to acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms upon which our country was founded – which includes the right to vote. As parents and […]
In this edition of “Inside Santa Barbara Unified” Superintendent Maldonado connects with teachers on ideas for how they’ll adapt their classrooms – and teaching practices – when the district opens on January 19 with Hybrid instruction.
Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Families and Staff. Last week, I had an opportunity to meet with teachers and leaders at Goleta Valley Junior High School. Joining me were Director of Facilities, Steve Vizzolini, Board Vice President Dr. Jackie Reid, and Santa Barbara Teachers Association President Karen McBride. We took time to walk through the […]
As we move forward, each family needs to feel well-informed in making a decision about whether their student is ready to return for in-person learning. A critical factor is knowing the Health and Safety plans that are in place at your campus. Please review this video that outlines districtwide cleaning and disinfecting protocols:
In this edition of “Inside Santa Barbara Unified,” our local high school students met up with Superintendent Maldonado to deliver this message: GO VOTE!
Dear Families and Staff, As many of you may already know, our school board has approved my recommendation that our campuses return to in-person learning with a hybrid model on January 19, 2021 for all K-12 students. I am grateful to the several hundred of you who have shared your ideas, concerns, fears and compelling […]
The Santa Barbara Unified School board voted unanimously on Tuesday to bring students back to campus in person via a hybrid learning model on January 19, 2021, if the county has reached the Orange “moderate transmission” tier. The decision means elementary and secondary students would remain in distance learning until January 19, which is the […]