The mission of Santa Rosa City Schools, in partnership with parents, educators, staff, and the community is to provide active, involved learning for all students so they will achieve personal, academic, occupational success and become responsible citizens.
Santa Rosa City Schools is just beginning to assess the needs of our school community after the devastating fires. The best way to help right now is to donate money or gift cards. You can do that in two ways:
- Send checks or gift cards to Fiscal Services Office, Santa Rosa City Schools, 211 Ridgway Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401.
- Contribute using our PayPal link (the red "Donate with PayPal" button)
If you do not specify that the donation is for a particular school, we will make sure your donation goes to those in our district who need it. The need in our school community is unimaginable. Thank you for your donation!
For information and resources: Fire Recovery Information
Thank You to our generous donors, including: Petaluma Elks Lodge #901, San Franicisco 49ers Foundation, Jennifer Zangwill, Caitlyn Wilcox, Royal Oaks Elementary (Visalia Unified School District), Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Lookout Inc., Maria Franey, Barbara Taufer, Lauren Crouch and Bob Pollnow, Ran Costello, Kris Cosca, Ulloa Elementary, Hillview Middle, Kristy Ta, Dublin San Ramon Womens Club, Rita Weighall, Ken and Cindy Brennan, Jennifer Stults, Eric Smith, Deena Swidler, Heidi Seven, Kristi Nielsen, Steven Schmidt, Sara Oster, Julie Peterich, Marcelle Johnsen, JazzMook Fiber Arts, JG LLC, Wing Kwan.
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Counseling for fire-impacted families School will be closed 11/20-24 for Thanksgiving break, but we will have counseling available for parents and students on Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21, at Hidden Valley Elementary, Rincon Valley Middle School, and the district office at 211 Ridgway Avenue, by appointment only. To make a confidential appointment, please call the Student and Family Services office at 707-528-5272.
Public hearings about election change The way that voters will elect Santa Rosa City Schools Governing Board Members is changing. District maps have been drawn with three proposed scenarios, and public input is needed. Community Meetings about the proposed changes have been extended through January 17th, after some meetings had to be cancelled due to the fires. Please consider attending a community meeting, or sharing your thoughts on a comment form.
Open Enrollment Extended to Nov. 27 Most students attend their neighborhood school, and build friendships and community there. Some students have reasons to request another school. "Open Enrollment," from October 1 - November 27, is the time to make that request for the 2018-19 school year. It has been extended because of the fires, to Nov. 27 at 5pm. Applications must be completed online during that window. Families who have been displaced and lost their homes will be given a priority. Those who need assistance can come to the S.A.F.E. office at 211 Ridgway Avenue. School capacities may restrict availability. See the Open Enrollment web page for the online application.
Information about the PSAT Our high school juniors were unable to take this test, but can still compete for National Merit Scholarships. Please see this Letter about the PSAT for more information.
Financial Aid Campaign In partnership with the SRJC, high school students and families can attend a FREE Cash for College Night and receive assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application. Students and families can also visit their high school’s College and Career Center to receive additional information and support during the application window, which is from October 1, 2017 – March 2, 2018.
New dates for Cash for College Nights:
• Montgomery HS: November 30th at 6PM in the Student Union
• Elsie Allen HS: December 5th at 6PM in the Library
• Maria Carrillo HS: December 9th at 6:30PM in the Library
To login to the new student information system for the first time, you will need your access code. If you have not received the access code, please contact your child's school. Once you have your unique access code, go to: https://srcs.illuminatehc.com/login For more information on setting up your account, read about the SRCS Parent Portal (English) SRCS Parent Portal (Spanish)
G Suite for Education
SRCS is using an online collaboration system for schools called G Suite for Education. This includes document creation, email (within the school environment for younger students), collaboration tools, and thousands of learning applications. Students under 13 years old need signed permission from parents/guardians to enable their account. Students over 13 do not need permission, but parents can opt out for their student.
G-Suite Permission and Opt-Out Form (English)
G-Suite Permission and Opt-Out Form (Spanish)
More than 2,700 people - teachers, students, parents, staff, community members - participated in our survey. That feedback will help shape plans for the future. For more information, click on the English Survey Results or Spanish Survey Results websites.
CA School Dashboard
The California Department of Education has a new website called the California School Dashboard, designed to look at multiple indicators of school success and track progress in those measures. Santa Rosa City Schools is called "Santa Rosa Elementary-High" on the Dashboard. Click on this link to our district's page. To search for a particular school, visit caschooldashboard.org, and enter the school name in the search box.
Brochures about the Dashboard, in English and Spanish, are available at our schools. For a quick introduction to the Dashboard, watch this video, shared by the Alameda County Office of Education:
Dashboard Video- English Dashboard Video- Spanish