La Colina Junior High School

Skip to main content

Principal's Message for March 11, 2016


Principal Message: David L. Ortiz

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS): Please complete: URGENT!

Parents, please take a few minutes to complete the California Healthy Kids Parent Survey (CHKS). It is due March 11, 2016.

The purpose of the parent survey is to obtain parent perceptions of school climate as they relate to student well-being, opportunities, and learning. The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a comprehensive student health risk and resilience assessment tool which was recently administered to our students.

The Parent Survey is anonymous and parent/guardian participation is voluntary.  However, our goal is to have 285 parents complete the survey. Please help us reach our goal!

Naviance Class Enrollment: As part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District's continued effort to improve a family’s understanding of the course selection process  we are introducing a new system called NAVIANCE.   This internet-based program will allow you and your child to see descriptions of every course, make course selections and monitor progress towards graduation.  You will receive more information about the NAVIANCE program from the district via email and postal mail. It is due to go “live” on March 7.

Bright Spots:


    • Parent-Teacher-Student Association: (PTSA; meeting 2nd Wednesday, 7:00, library); next meeting is Wednesday, March 9 @ 7:00 in the library.
    • English Learner Advisory Committee: (ELAC; meeting 2nd Wednesday, 5:45, library); next meeting is Wednesday, March 9 @ 5:45 in the library.
    • Staff/Special Education Parent Advisory Committee: (SSEPAC; quarterly meetings); next meeting is Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 in the Staff Lounge. For additional information see Ms. Carole Nevarez (assistant principal).
  • Padres Adelante: This is a parent education opportunity focused on opportunity, equity, access, and advocacy in planning a student’s path from elementary school through college. The next meeting is: Monday, March 7, Hope School library at 6:00pm.

  • High School Counselor Visits @ La Colina
    • SMHS: 3-22-16; all day in math classes
    • DPHS: 3-21-16; 9:30 in the cafe
    • SBHS: 3-23-16; 9:30 in the cafe

Tutorial Centers: Help for all La Colina students

  • Lunchtime: Room 308, Monday-Thursday
  • After-School: 2:30-4:00, Library, Monday-Thursday

District Website:

District e-News Sign-up Page (English):

District e-News Sign-up Page (Spanish):

District Fast Facts: Http://

La Colina Website: