Santa Paula Unified School District

Established 2013

SPUSD Announcements

  • GO RED for Red Ribbon Week! October 24-28, 2016

    Activities planned daily at all schools within the District for Red Ribbon Week. This campaign is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug & violence prevention awareness initiative observed annually. This year's theme: "YOLO (You Only Live Once) Be Drug Free" will teach students about being committed to being drug-free & highlighting the importance of avoiding drugs.

    Red Ribbon Week ____________________________________________________________________________

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  • Homecoming Week Activities at Santa Paula High School

    SPHS Homecoming

    Monday, October 24th – Friday, October 28th – Dress Up Days and Lunch Time Rallies! 

    • Monday – Cardinal Pride Day (wear your cardinal gear)
    • Tuesday – Dapper Day (dress to impress)
    • Wednesday – Favorite Artist T-Shirt Day
    • Thursday – Girl Band/Boy Band Day (get with your crew and form a band, or dress up as a former or existing band – i.e. Spice Girls, In Sync, etc.)
    • Friday – Dress as your class theme (Freshmen – Elvis, Sophomores – Madonna, Juniors – Prince, Seniors – Michael Jackson) 

    Friday, October 28th – All School Rally in McMahan from 12:04-12:43 p.m. Parade on Main Street at 3:45 p.m. Halftime Show at the football game at approximately 8:30 p.m.

    • Rally
      • Classes will compete during the rally and perform their HC theme performance. Judges will score them.
    • Parade
      • Parade participants will line up on 5th The parade route will lead to Main Street where the classes will perform, royalty will be introduced and judging will take place.
      • This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Mr. Cecil Preciado, graduate of the Class of 1948 and long-time SPHS supporter/candid photographer, member of the Santa Paula Education Foundation and Santa Paula Alumni Association, and active community member. The kids chose him based on his dedication to student athletics and activities through his photography at past events.
    • Halftime
      • At approximately 8:30pm, the classes will perform at the halftime show, and royalty winners will be announced/crowned. The class that wins Homecoming will also be announced. Their scores from the lunch time rallies, all-school rally, and parade performance will be added up to determine the HC winner. 

    Saturday, October 29th – Homecoming Dance in the McMahan Gym.

    • The Homecoming dance will take place in the McMahan Gym and we expect about 450 students to attend. It is the largest dance of the year. Dance begins at 7:30pm and will go until 11:00pm.


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  • Free lunch No Cost Meals for All Students in SPUSD  

      During the 2016-2017 school year, a special cafeteria program will be in place at all schools. Each student will be provided one breakfast meal and one lunch meal at NO COST. All meals will be provided to your child at NO COST for the 2016-2017 school year regardless of the eligibility determination of the lunch application. 

      In order to provide meals at NO COST, we need your help. We are requesting that all parents and/or guardians for students at all schools in the District complete a household lunch application, except those directly certified or migrant.  One application per household. New this year! Parents may complete the lunch application online by visiting:

      For questions and/or assistance in completing the Meal Application, please call Sandee Alamillo at (805) 933-8817 or Suzanne Stamp at (805) 933-8838.


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  • Germs Please remember these helpful tips during the school year:

    • Handwashing – The #1 way to prevent the spread of germs
    • Cover the Cough – Cough in your sleeve or a disposable tissue, then repeat #1
    • Eat healthy, exercise, and get plenty of sleep
    • If you’re planning on visiting relatives or friends, be aware of potential exposure to colds and germs and head lice. Please treat accordingly.
    • If your child is ill, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours or submit a doctor’s note stating when they can return to school.


    Please bring in appropriate documentation of any health or medication changes and update phone numbers in the office during the school year.

    *****If your child suddenly becomes ill or injured, we need current parent/emergency contact information to inform of care or treatment options. 

    Thank you,

    Santa Paula Unified School District

    Health Services/District Nurse


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  • VACCINES FOR YOUR PRE-TEEN: Recommendations for 11-12 year olds

    Learn about vaccines to help your pre-teen stay healthy through adolescence and beyond.

    Pre-teen Vaccines (English)

    Pre-teen Vaccines (Spanish)


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  • Parking Advisory

    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.   


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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 should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s):
    Assistant Superintendent Donna Rose - (805) 933-8819 
    To view the 2015-2016 Athletics Participation Report, click here.

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