Community Updates


Free NAMI Classes for Parents of Youth, Peers, and more!

NAMI Santa Cruz will be offering several free classes in English and in Spanish this spring. They are offering a class for adults with mental

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the COE Racial Equity and Justice Initiative website  is sharing new and updated resources including a video from Dr.

February 6-10 Is School Counselor Week!

National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23) is Feb. 6-10, 2023, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Across the nation, young people and their loved ones unite to raise awareness about teen dating

International Day of Peace at Mount Madonna School

Mount Madonna School hosted an inaugural commemoration of International Peace Day on September 21, 2022 for students, faculty and guests. International Day of Peace is
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We Need More Educators | COE Community Update

Dear community member, We face a shortage of educators in our community and across our state. More than 13,500 teachers retired across California at the
Students In Front Of Bus

Community Update July 23, 2021

Every year, Santa Cruz County Office of Education and United Way team up to host Stuff The Bus — gathering essential backpacks and school supplies

Community Update July 16, 2021

Topics include preparing for a new school year, vaccination information, what to expect when school starts, California Bill AB 130, and resources for the public.
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Community Update March 3, 2021

Today, I got to witness kindergartners experience their very first day of school in person at Vine Hill Elementary school in Scotts Valley Unified School
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Comedian Michael Pritchard Shares Messages of Compassion and Kindness

“Too many boys in America are crying with bullets instead of tears.”