2021-22

  • Joanna Hendrix named 2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year!

    On Thursday at the Santa Barbara County Board of Education meeting, we were elated to announce that our very own Joanna Hendrix - a teacher of deaf/hard of hearing children whose classroom is housed at Ralph Dunlap School in Orcutt - was selected as the 2023 County Teacher of the Year. For the past 21 years, Hendrix has served deaf and hard of hearing preschool, transitional kindergarten, & kindergarten students from the Santa Maria and Orcutt regions. In 40 years, only one other SBCEO teacher has been named Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year.

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  • A Retrospective: Two years of Global Pandemic in Education

    Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Salcido walks us through the two years since COVID forced campus closures here and across the world

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  • For Santa Barbara County Schools, the New Year Brings a Sense of Gratitude - and New Challenges - as Students Return from Winter Break (English and Spanish versions)

    As schools across Santa Barbara County reopen following the winter break and prepare for a successful return, I wanted to take a moment to reconnect with our community.

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  • Welcome Back to School, Santa Barbara County

    As school begins and routines shift from summer to school mode, students, staff, and families adjust in multiple ways to help launch the year successfully. Children and family members learn bus schedules, sort out carpools, reset morning alarms, and excitedly wait to see which friends are in their classes. Teachers and staff reunite at schools ahead of the students to thoughtfully prepare a vibrant, fulfilling, inclusive experience for every student.

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  • Regreso a la Escuela, Condado de Santa Bárbara

    Mientras comienza la escuela y las rutinas cambian del verano a la escuela, los estudiantes, el personal y las familias se ajustan de múltiples maneras para lanzar el año con éxito. Los niños y miembros de la familia aprenden los horarios del bus, hacen arreglos para compartir transporte, reprograman las alarmas de la mañana y esperan con emoción ver qué amigos están en sus clases.

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