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.
ALL SANTA ROSA CITY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED OCTOBER 16 - 20
Our focus is on the well-being and safety of our community, and on getting our schools ready to re-open. Please follow @SRCSchools on Facebook and Twitter for more news, as it becomes available.
All Santa Rosa City Schools' Closed October 16 - 20: All elementary, secondary, and charter schools will remain closed the week of October 16th. To view the letter sent to parents, please click:
Parent Letter - English
Parent Letter - Español
Frequently Asked Questions: This document will be updated as information changes or new information becomes available. http://srcs.link/srcstogether For questions email: email@example.com
Santa Rosa City Schools Continuing Fire-Related Sports Cancellation - All Santa Rosa City Schools sports teams will not participate in any games, competitions or meets this week, October 16 - 22, 2017, due to unhealthy air quality and the continued closure of all of our school sites. Safety of our student athletes is our primary concern. Starting Wednesday, October 18, it is possible that football teams will be allowed to practice outside at 3:00pm, if school fields are determined to be safe and if air quality analysis shows that conditions are safe. With air quality changing by the hour, that determination will not be made until right before practice time. School athletic directors will be notified if practice can take place, and they will let their coaches know. Student athletes should keep in touch with their coaches for updates.
Local Assistance Center - Open Daily 9am - 7pm - A Local Assistance Center (LAC) one-stop resource shop (including FEMA and insurance companies) is now located at the Press Democrat building, 427 Mendocino Avenue. The LAC has a wide variety of assistance services for families and others whose homes have been damaged or destroyed, including undocumented residents. Please share this information with others!
Medical Assistance for Evacuees - Teledoc is offering access to general medical care, at no cost, for residents of the evacuation zone. For more information: 855-255-5032 or https://www.teladoc.com/cafires/
Eyeglasses Assistance - For VSP Insurance members: VSP's disaster recovery plan is in effect for our county, which means if you lost your glasses you can get a new pair immediately and not wait for the next annual availability. If you've lost or broken your glasses or need eye care, call 800-877-7195. For people who do not have VSP insurance: call 800-733-2767 or contact a local Red Cross chapter to request a VSP Global Eyes of Hope gift certificate. Or see the mobile eye care clinic schedule.
Update from the The Santa Rosa City Schools' Board of Education emergency meeting at the district office on October 16, 2017:
•Once again, please do not worry about school, and things like report cards or assignments. Keeping our families and community safe is the most important thing.
•Our 24 schools are now being assessed for smoke damage and whether the gas has been restored. The schools all have electricity and water. By Wednesday 10/18, we hope to know which schools need smoke-related cleanup, and that work will be done by professionals. We cannot reopen until our schools are safe, including from smoke. We will let staff and families know after the schools are assessed.
•Elsie Allen High shelter at 599 Bellevue Ave., will close Thursday. Cook Middle shelter is closed. (Finley Center and the Fairgrounds remain shelters for evacuees.)
•We now know about 70 staff members have lost their homes. About 230 of our students’ families may have lost their homes. Principals are still contacting families. If you’ve been displaced, please contact your principal (their contact info is in the Letter to Parents on our SRCS website www.srcs.k12.ca.us)
•Hidden Valley Satellite on Parker Hill Rd. was destroyed; those teachers and the 82 students at that school will be able to move to Hidden Valley Elementary when school reopens, if that works for their families.
•For our high school seniors: Public and private colleges have been notified about the fires and the potential for late applications. We are still collecting the names of private schools that aren’t using the Common App. Please go to our SRCS website’s Frequently Asked Questions http://srcs.link/srcstogether and find the “Link to Survey” re: college applications and fill it out. That way our counselors will be able to help with your particular colleges.
Please check the Santa Rosa City Schools website www.srcs.k12.ca.us or your school’s website for updates, or follow @SRCSchools on Facebook and Twitter. #SRCStogether
We will all get through this together!
Faith-based organizations available to help:
Redwood Christian Fellowship
Friday: 10/13 Hours: 8-7
7789 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol
Spring Hills Christian Church
Friday, 10/13, 10/16-10/20 8-8 pm
3700 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa
New Vintage Church
Friday; 10/13 and M-F 10/16-10/20
Day Shelter: Showers available and food
3300 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa
Friday: 10/13 Hours: 8-3
2000 Bennett Valley Road
Sonoma County Housing Assistance Information
Please share: Petaluma People Services Center SHARE Sonoma County will be arranging for Emergency Home Shares in Sonoma County. Based on our successful homeshare model, we hope to be able to find temporary housing for those displaced by the fire.
If you are willing to host an evacuated individual or family in your home for a few days, few weeks or few months, please contact PPSC SHARE Sonoma County at SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org, an information sheet and application will be sent to your immediately.
If you are looking for short term temporary shared housing, please contact SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org, for more information and an application, or contact PPSC 707-765-8488 on Tuesday morning.
If you want to volunteer to help with the phones, we will need assistance starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning at PPSC's main office, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma. Please email or call and let us know that you can volunteer.
SRCS/SRTA Joint Statement on Tentative Agreement
Santa Rosa City Schools and Santa Rosa Teachers Association released a joint statement on the tentative agreement reached on September 6. 2017.
SRCS - SRTA Joint Statement
SRCS - SRTA Tentative Agreement
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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. Please consider attending a public hearing or community meeting, or sharing your thoughts on a comment form.
Meal applications for 2017-18 Forms for Free and Reduced Price Meals are available now. Every family is asked to turn in an application. Go to our Child Nutrition Services webpage, or call our Child Nutrition Services department at (707) 528-5359. They are happy to help!
Open Enrollment - Oct. 1 - Nov. 17 Most
students attend their neighborhood school, and build friendships and community
there. Some students have reasons to request another school. "Open
Enrollment," from Oct. 1 - Nov. 17, is the time to make that request for
the 2018-19 school year. Applications must be completed online during that
window. Families 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 webpage for the online
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.
|Cash for College Night Dates:|
• Ridgway HS: October 3rd at 6PM in the Library
• Elsie Allen HS: October 10th at 6PM in the Library
• Maria Carrillo HS: October 12th at 6:30PM in the Library
• Piner HS: October 17th at 6PM in Room A13 and A14
• Montgomery HS: October 19th at 6PM in the Student Union
• Santa Rosa High School: October 26th at 6PM in the Multi-Purpose Room
Parent Portal (formerly HAC)
To login to the new student information system for the first time, you will need your access code. Those codes will be emailed during the last week of August. If you have not received the access code in your email by Friday, September 1, please contact your school site. If you do not have an email on file, you will receive activation information via U.S. mail.
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 recent 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 is previewing 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.
New brochures about the Dashboard, in English and Spanish, are now 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
Third Interim Report for FY 2016-17
Financial update through April 30, 2017
As presented at the School Board meeting on May 24, 2017, this Interim Report updates the 2016-17 budget and revises the projections for the two subsequent years. The budget reflects the third year under California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Assumptions built into SRCS's budget projections continue to change and may dramatically impact financial projections. The actual LCFF calculation continues to be updated with the latest available information. In addition, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is expected to guide the District’s budget.
Third Interim Report (English)
Third Interim Report (Spanish)