Welcome Back to School: 2014-15

First day of school:  August 27th

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  The first day of school for Santa Cruz City Schools was August 27th.  We hope your family will have a great year.  As you may know our schools and district have had quite a few changes since the last school year.  New leaders at our schools include:

  • DeLaveaga Elementary – Principal Jose QuevedoB-40 middle
  • Gault Elementary – Principal Amariah Hernandez
  • Branciforte Middle School – Assistant Principal David Salles
  • Mission Hill Middle School: Principal Julia Hodges, Assistant Principal Kat McElwee
  • Santa Cruz HS: Assistant Principal(s) Michelle Poirier and Steve Kopald
  • Harbor HS: Assistant Principal Shad Coffey
  • Soquel HS: Principal Gail Atlansky, Assistant Principal Jason Bainbridge
Contact information for school staff, including Principals and Assistant Principals, can be found here.
Please join us at the Santa Cruz Education Foundation in welcoming these individuals in their new roles.  And here is to a year filled with learning!

Whole Foods Community Giving Day: September 3rd



Benefit for the Santa Cruz Education Foundation


On Wednesday September 3rd, both the Santa Cruz and Capitola Whole Foods stores will contribute 5% of all sales to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation to support our students, programs and schools.

Share the word with family, colleagues and neighbors.  Shop Whole Foods on September 3rd to support our schools!


Santa Cruz Education Foundation Benefit Tickets Now Available for FashionART Santa Cruz!

September 20, 2014 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Runway show 7:00 pm; Trunk Show 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Reserved Seat Tickets $35 available at brownpapertickets.com

Don’t miss the art FashionArt logo 2014event of the season! More than a runway fashion show, fashionART Santa Cruz is a celebration of art, design and unique pieces of wearable art. When you purchase your reserved seats through the Santa Cruz Education Foundation, 100% of the proceeds will benefit middle and high school visual arts programs in Santa Cruz City Schools thanks to the generosity of the fashionART Santa Cruz team.

Hosted this year by Kim Luke, friend of the Ed FASC.bizcards.2014Foundation, fashionART Santa Cruz is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Created by sculptor Angelo Grova and now in its 9th year, the event has grown from a nearly impromptu show in the parking lot of his Michelangelo Gallery to an annual sell-out of the Civic Auditorium. Designers and artists apply months in advance to be selected for the multimedia runway extravaganza and trunk show. It is an unforgettable evening of spectacular art in motion, not to be missed!

Santa Cruz City Schools Sponsors Seamless Summer Food Program for Children

Offered at Bay View and Gault Elementary Schools August 4 to August 21

Offered at Branciforte Middle School and Harbor High School June 17 to July 11

Santa Cruz City School announces the sponsorship of the Seamless Summer Food Program for Children. The federally-funded Seamless Summer Program offers a nutritious lunch to any child, age 18 and younger, at no cost to parents. Children simply go to any of the designated sites and ask for a meal.

Children attending school at the site will be served first.  For additional information, including meal times, please see the attached flyer.surf city cafe

Generous Community Supports Outdoor Science School Experience in 2013-14

Thank you 2013-24 Outdoor Science School Business Donors!

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation joins Bay View, Delaveaga, Gault, and Westlake Elementary Schools in thanking local businesses. Their generous contributions provided support and scholarships allowing students to explore science in depth and hands-on. Please patronize their businesses and thank them for their continued support of our students!

These businesses’ partnership made it possible for 360, fifth grade students to attend Science Camp this year. Thank you to the businesses listed below for their generosity, for caring about our students and investing in our future!

Please show your support for our local businesses that give back to the community every day!

Mountain Lions (Full scholarship $275.00)
Dermatology Surgical & Medical Group
Horsnyder Pharmacy and Medical Supply
Laurencin Personal Physicians
New Leaf Community Markets
Redtree Partners LP
Slatter Construction

Great Horned Owls ($99 and above)
Big Creek
Bogner Sheet Metal Heating and Air Conditioning
Bosso Williams
Brinks Awards & Signs
David Klim D.D.S Inc.
Lighthouse Bank
Ocean Honda
Ristorante Avanti
Shopper’s Corner
Shoreline Property Management
Stewart Chiropractic
Tom Ralston Concrete

Banana Slugs ($50)
Bay Federal Credit Union
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Brian Maridon
Crow’s Nest Restaurant
Daivd Lyng & Associates
The Engine Room
Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria
Hirsch and Associates
JV Tire & Auto Service
Santa Cruz Police Officers Assoc.
Shadowbrook Restaurant
Sunny Cover Motel
Thacher & Thompson Architects
Wilson Brothers
Zoccoli’s Delicatessen


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