Dr. Castillo

As parents, stay involved with your son/daughter's education throughout the school year. Communication is an essential component of a truly successful school/parent partnership. I encourage you to establish positive communication with your child's teachers. Please feel free to contact the school at any time should you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your feedback. At Santa Maria, we value your input and we will assist you in any way that we can. Our office phone number is 623-707-1100. Also, please check our school's web site regularly. Your student's progress reports and school activities calendar will be posted there as well as important announcements. Our welcome page has valuable information to aid you and your child in preparing for and attending Santa Maria Middle School.   

This year, our school day will end at 3:30 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday.  On Thursdays, our school day will end at 2:15 P.M. Students are expected to promptly leave the building at dismissal time in order to board their bus or walk home. Students are not permitted to remain after school unless they are involved in an activity supervised by a staff member. I encourage, our sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to become actively involved at Santa Maria Middle School. This year, after school activity buses will be available three days a week until 5:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students who take the bus from school.

Please make sure the students' uniform complies with the school uniform policy.  Some of the main issues that we have with the uniform are that skirts are too short, shirts too tight or loose, and pants hanging below the buttocks.  Please do not buy clothes that will not comply with the uniform policy.  Your student will be asked to change. 

As a reminder to parents, similar to last year, in order to enhance our school's security, upon entering the building, I ask that you stop in the main office, sign in and obtain a visitor's pass.  Also, please sign out at the main office prior to your departure. I appreciate your cooperation.

Santa Maria Middle School has a dedicated staff that is committed to providing your child with an outstanding middle school experience. I look forward to an exciting school year!