April 20, 2020

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LIBRARY BOOKS INFORMATION

Return Library Books – Tuesdays and Thursdays April 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm you can drive through the front parking lot and drop off library books. Also, Dr. McLaren, Ms. Valdivia, and our wonderful school librarian Ms. Rachel Murphy will be there to blow kisses to our students and our families.

Look! Check out these FREE online resources. You can get a library card and check out books, or go to a museum without leaving your house!

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CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. You may need to leave a message during peak times; someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Here is helpful information for parents about Online Privacy and Safety from Common Sense Media.

For Computer2kids application and process please note the following changes:

  1. Must be picked up at C2K Warehouse, at 8324 Miramar Mall, San Diego, CA 92121. 
  2. COVID19 Service Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  3. Back log of 2-3 weeks.
  4. Same fees, and application process listed.

Here are some tips for talking to children about the coronavirus.

CVESD continues food distribution for students ages 1-18, Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 at 9 school sites.

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Military Families check out the Anchored 4 Life Special Edition. For more information on how to support our Military Families, go to the menu tab on the home page of this blog.

The DAC/DELAC meeting has been changed from Tuesday, April 21 to Tuesday, April 28. The virtual link will be sent out shortly.

Camarena will hold a Dual Immersion lottery for incoming 2020-2021 Kindergarteners who have applied to be in the Kindergarten Dual Immersion program on Tuesday, May 26. Please note that students who have siblings in the program are automatically accepted and are not part of the random lottery.

April 13, 2020

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School Resumes for Students Monday, April 13, 2020 via DISTANCE LEARNING. Please review and consider the following Norms for Online Etiquette and Home Environment. How to get your child on Teams. Parent Letter Update.

Way to Go Robos! We raised $10,904.54 for the American Heart Association during our February Heart Challenge Campaign!

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Congratulations to the following Awards Recipients for Quarter 3.

Monday, April 13 – 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. via Zoom – AGENDA Minutes 2-3-20

Tuesday, April 14 – 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg. via Zoom

Friday, April 17 – 3:00 pm Reclassification Ceremony “Online”

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LAST CALL: Yearbook deadline has been extended to Monday, April 13. https://commpe.pictavo.com/.  Yearbooks will be distributed 1st week in June.

Check out the Sanford Harmony social and emotional well-being toolkit for parents.

Get the FAQ’s about Distance Learning

Wednesday, April 29 6:00 pm General PTA Mtg. (Virtual)

Friday, May 15 8:30 am ELAC Mtg. (Virtual)

Monday, May 18 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. (Virtual)

CENSUS INFO: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.
When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

Resource and What You Should Know – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber 79th District

San Diego Resources for Food and Other Services.

Monday, April 6

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School Resumes for Students Monday, April 13, 2020 via DISTANCE LEARNING

Distance Learning Parent Letter

Happy Birthday to our Quarter 3 (January, February, March) Birthday Book Club Members – Reagan Polnaszek and Titus Aquino! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Quarter 3 Award Recipients will receive their Award Certificates in the mail since the Awards Assembly was canceled. Also, beginning Monday, April 13 Award Recipients will be announced on a daily Blog and Phone Message as follows: Kinder – 4/13; 1st Grade – 4/14; 2nd Grade – 4/15; 3rd Grade – 4/16; 4th Grade – 4/17; 5th Grade – 4/20; 6th Grade – 4/21.

LAST CALL: Yearbook deadline has been extended to April 13. https://commpe.pictavo.com/.  Yearbooks will be distributed 1st week in June.

Check out the Sanford Harmony social and emotional well-being toolkit for parents.

The District will resume meal distribution at nine school sites for much of the week following Spring Break: Tuesday, April 7 – Friday, April 10. Meal bags will contain breakfast and lunch servings. District and school staff will start distributing the meal bags at 10:00 a.m., and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Meals are intended for our neediest children between the ages of 1 to 18. Please click here for a list of schools where meals will be distributed.

Monday, April 13 – 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. via Zoom

Tuesday, April 14 – 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg. via Zoom

Friday, April 17 – 3:00 pm Reclassification Ceremony “Online”

CENSUS INFO: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.
When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

San Diego Resources for Food and Other Services.

April 1, 2020

Good Evening Camarena Families and Friends,

We are embarking on a new challenge.  We will get through this together.  Below is a message and information from the Superintendent.  Please note that teachers are doing grade level planning as well as meeting with me, virtually.  They will be communicating with you and helping you to get prepared for distance learning that officially begins April 13.  Stay tuned for further information from me and your child’s teacher.  Please be sure to click on the our newsletter link below for a video from Dr. Escobedo as well as detailed information and links.

Campuses Closed for Remainder of School Year, Student Academic Progress to Continue Via Distance Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As our scheduled Spring Break comes to an end, I want to inform you that Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) facilities and campuses will remained closed for the remainder of the school year unless health officials determine it is safe to reopen. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor have each recommended closing school facilities for the remainder of the school year out of concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing. This means that classes will not resume for CVESD students on April 6 in the traditional sense. Instead, our District will embark on a Distance Learning initiative. The first week back from Spring Break will be reserved for teacher planning, preparation, and professional development. Distance learning will commence, to the extent possible, on April 13.

Our instructional team has worked diligently with our teacher leaders and peers from across San Diego County to rapidly develop plans to support students’ academic progress while at home. I ask for your patience and flexibility as we all adapt to new ways of teaching and learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our goal now is to ensure a continuity of education to the greatest extent possible, given current conditions. I know this is a difficult period for many.

Please be reassured that the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority. It is important to continue to comply with the Governor’s “Shelter in Place” directive. Our duty as a school district during this period is to carry out the following essential services:Meal preparation and distribution to students.

Good Evening Camarena Families and Friends,

We are embarking on a new challenge.  We will get through this together.  Below is a message and information from the Superintendent.  Please note that teachers are doing grade level planning as well as meeting with me, virtually.  They will be communicating with you and helping you to get prepared for distance learning that officially begins April 13.  Stay tuned for further information from me and your child’s teacher.  Please be sure to click on the our newsletter link below for a video from Dr. Escobedo as well as detailed information and links.

Campuses Closed for Remainder of School Year, Student Academic Progress to Continue Via Distance Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As our scheduled Spring Break comes to an end, I want to inform you that Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) facilities and campuses will remained closed for the remainder of the school year unless health officials determine it is safe to reopen. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor have each recommended closing school facilities for the remainder of the school year out of concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing. This means that classes will not resume for CVESD students on April 6 in the traditional sense. Instead, our District will embark on a Distance Learning initiative. The first week back from Spring Break will be reserved for teacher planning, preparation, and professional development. Distance learning will commence, to the extent possible, on April 13.

Our instructional team has worked diligently with our teacher leaders and peers from across San Diego County to rapidly develop plans to support students’ academic progress while at home. I ask for your patience and flexibility as we all adapt to new ways of teaching and learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our goal now is to ensure a continuity of education to the greatest extent possible, given current conditions. I know this is a difficult period for many.

Please be reassured that the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority. It is important to continue to comply with the Governor’s “Shelter in Place” directive. Our duty as a school district during this period is to carry out the following essential services: Meal preparation and distribution to students and keeping the continuity of learning moving forward.

Our journey will not always be smooth or easy. I look forward to the day when we can meet again in person. Until then, please stay healthy and well. Go through our newsletter in  detail, and  keep informed about our plans for Distance Learning.

Sincerely,
Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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Coming Soon! Information on what school will look like after spring break. Stay tuned. Learn more about Distance Learning as we work on our districtwide plan for our schools.

The Camarena Teachers have been using a special program called Sanford Harmony to support our students social and emotional well-being. Due to recent events, Sanford Harmony now has a parent toolkit with great activities you can do at home.

CENSUS INFO: Important for School Funding and Due by April 30.
When you receive your letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, it will include your Census ID number which is most likely linked to your address. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, they will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. In addition, if you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

San Diego Resources for Food and Other Services.

Update on School Closure:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may have heard, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide “shelter-in-place.” This latest directive aligns closely with actions taken earlier this week by our San Diego County officials, which means we will continue limiting gatherings to no more than 10 individuals and enforcing social distancing. 

In a unified effort to protect the health of students, staff and school communities, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and other school districts countywide, in collaboration with the County Department of Public Health, made the collective decision to remain closed indefinitely. We will send you weekly updates while our schools are closed until further notice. We are taking a proactive and aggressive approach to maintain the health, safety and well-being of our schools and communities.

The Governor’s order does not change or impact the role of CVESD, which is considered essential, nor our duty to carry out the following essential services:

  • Meals being prepared and distributed to students.
  • Any function associated with keeping the continuity of learning moving forward.

As we all adjust to the ongoing reality of school closures, I want to provide a message of encouragement and support to you, our families. CVESD is comprised of staff, parents, students, and our community partners. Together each of us is being asked to do our part. These are truly unprecedented times and ones that can be challenging for our children to understand. I appreciate the difficult task that families face in keeping their loved ones healthy, safe and informed.