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Life-Saving Skills for Educators & Students

The California Department of Education, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks are offering this free 90-minute Online Suicide Prevention Training available to middle …

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resource Spotlight

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all people acquire the skills to understand and manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and values and how …

Homeless Garden Project Partnership

The Student Services Department and the COE Wellness Committee have partnered with the Homeless Garden Project’s Growing The Table initiative to both support local farmers …

Student Support Services Update – October 2022

On October 15th, the Youth Led Leadership Alliance met for the first time this school year. We had leaders from the Queer and Trans Youth …

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Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative (SIBHI) – Opioids, Fentanyl, Narcan, & Youth

The Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative fosters the well-being of children, youth, families and staff by increasing inter-agency coordination and supporting the development of a …

Student Support Services Update – September 2022

The start of the school year has been busy for the Student Support Services Department! First, our Student Leadership and Engagement Coordinator, Celeste Gutierrez, is …

2022 Student School Board Trustee Member Academy

The Student School Board Trustee Member Academy had their final training session at the Santa Cruz County Board of Education Meeting. This group of high …

Supporting the Aztecas Summer Soccer Camp

About 80 youth, ranging from 6-14 years old, participated in this year’s Aztecas Summer Soccer Camp. The camp provides summer activities, lunches, and helps youth …

Student Support Services Update – June 2022

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is proud to announce we will be starting our first Student School Board Member Academy. Students will learn …

Students Participate in Real DUI Court

On May 3rd, the COE brought the Real DUI Court in Schools Assembly to Monte Vista Christian School and Pajaro Valley High School, serving a …

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College Essay Application Workshop

Four, free online meetings with professional mentors, Oct. 11-22. Bring your ideas, an outline or a first draft. 

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Help us Stuff The Bus for Local Students!

Every year, Santa Cruz County Office of Education and United Way of Santa Cruz team up to Stuff The Bus, gathering essential backpacks and school supplies to help prepare thousands of underserved youth for the new school year. We provide these backpacks and supplies to youth currently experiencing homelessness or other hardships.