Learning at Home
Resources for Families
Remote Learning Resources
Develop Reading Skills
Newsela provides age-appropriate articles on a variety of topics that match each student’s reading level. Most SBUnified students have used Newsela.
Newsela offers articles in English and Spanish.
The Santa Barbara Public Library have many resources available for students, including downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and music. A library card is required.
The following two resources are available only to students participating in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) (students with disabilities). Students with access to these platforms should already have them installed on their District iPads.
Learning Ally provides audio books for students who struggle to read and have identified disabilities.
Fast ForWord provides reading and language support for struggling learners with identified disabilities.
Develop Math Skills
DreamBox provides math lessons that adapt to a student’s needs. Most students in grades TK-6 use DreamBox regularly, and some students in grades 7-8 have experience with DreamBox.
Check Reading and Math Levels
Teachers may ask students to check their reading and math progress in Accelerated Reader / Renaissance Learning.
NOTE: This platform will not be available from June 29, 2020 through July 3, 2020 while the vendor makes updates.
Join a Video Conference
Learn Any Subject
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan academy can be used by all grade levels.
Spring 2020 Grading Policy
Updates to Emergent Multilingual Learner Services
Need help with technology?
Submit a support request online or call our helpline at (805) 696-2700.
Our technology department is dedicating additional staff to providing phone support during this time. If we can’t get to your call immediately, please leave a voicemail, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our team is available to provide support in Spanish.
Need other help?
The Santa Barbara Unified School District is here to support our families. Should you not be able to reach your student's school personnel, please feel free to call our Family Engagement Unit at (805) 696-2701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.