July 26, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT HOW WE CONTACT YOU RE: ACTIVITIES

The Chula Vista Elementary School District will begin the 2020-21 school year on August 31 in a distance learning instructional model with no classes occurring at school sites.  Your input is REQUIRED via this informational survey in order to ensure we are responsive to the needs of our community.  We understand that circumstances may change and your responses today may be different in the future. Click here to access the survey.

Our Camarena PTA Auditor Position is open. Click the link for more information.

Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 pm there will be a Virtual Town Hall with our Assemblymember, Dr. Shirley Weber. This event will provide an overview to learn about the significant impact the census has on our community and a unique chance to hear the latest Census information, including potential employment opportunities. For more information, call (619) 531-7913.

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Beginning August 2, Sunday evening phone messages and blog updates will begin to keep you informed on the details of how we will start this school year. Take care and stay safe – Dr. McLaren.

School Year to Start in Distance Learning Model

Good Evening Camarena Families and Friends,

Please see the latest update from the superintendent.  Please note the staff and I will be working diligently to provide the best experience for your child(ren).  I know we would all prefer to get back to campus, but the safety of our students, staff and community is top priority.  I miss you all and you you and your family are safe and healthy!

Virtual Calming Room

Easily create a Calming Sensory Room with this all inclusive package
Try a Virtual Calming Room to reduce stress…

As we continue to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we know that managing our stress is critical to our getting through this season of uncertainty. However, I believe we don’t just go through difficult times but we can grow through difficult times if we choose. Change is inevitable but progress is a choice. One area that we can choose for our social and emotional growth and well-being is self-care. I encourage you and your family to take a moment and try this Virtual Calming Room.

Thank you to one of our parents, Ileana Brogran for creating this resource.

@camarenarobogriffins

June 15, 2020

Summer slump and how to avoid it!

Worried about summer learning loss? Here are 10 Tips for things you can do during the break to keep up your skills.

  1. Read and discuss some of the recommended Common Core Standards Text Exemplars.
  2. Keep a journal on the things you do each day, games you play, programs you watch, etc.
  3. Do some fun math activities or play board games like Monopoly, Sudoku, or Qwirkle.
  4. Choose a few of the K-2 Reading/Writing activities (English) (Spanish).
  5. Keep a science journal noticing the changes in the plants or the types of creatures in your neighborhood. What insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals live in your area? Why?
  6. Listen to Podcasts and reduce your screen time. You can listen in the car, too!
  7. Visit a Virtual Museum!
  8. Try out some of the VAPA Activities.
  9. CVESD has prepared materials for Summer Learning at Home.
  10. In addition, students, including students moving on to middle school, can continue to use all district online programs through July 31.
School Calendars / School Calendars

Pending board approval, the 2020-21 school year will begin for students on August 31, 2020 and end on June 15, 2021. Click here for Superintendent Dr. Escobedo’s most recent newsletter.

The LAST DAY the Camarena office staff will be available by phone or email is Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The office will RE-OPEN in August 17, 2020.

Registration for new students continues ONLINE. Questions? Call CVESD at 619-425-9600.

June 8, 2020

Camarena Families and Friends,

I like you was horrified by the senseless and cruel death of George Floyd. As your principal and as a member of the black community I am committed to doing what I can to stamp out racism, educate others, and unite our Robogriffin community in love. I believe, we are a member of the human race and we all have the same value and worth. I often recite a poem in my morning messages that reinforces the importance of our connectedness.

No man is an island, no man stands alone, each man’s joy is joy to me, each man’s grief is my own. We need one another, so I will defend each man as my brother, each man as my friend. While I am your principal – Camarena will be NO PLACE for Hate!

Please note that a school calendar is going to the school board and once it is official, I will be notifying families of our start date and details if they are available. If you have any questions or anything I can do to assist you please feel free to send me an email at debra.mclaren@cvesd.org.

June 1, 2020

Final ROBO Broadcast! Enjoy and Go ROBO!

Thank you to all our Volunteers this year! We sooo appreciate you and miss you!

SURVEY

Please take a moment to complete this brief SURVEY! This information will help our school district decide how best to start the next school year.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, June 1 – 16
By PHONE or EMAIL ONLY

Starting Monday, June 1 school office staff will be in the office. Call 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org. Although the office is closed to the public, we are here to assist you.

Kinder registration
The school office is closed to the public but registration is happening online.  Questions? email maria.ponce@cvesd.org the school secretary. Current Camarena students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21.

Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned).

Monday, June 1 – 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. (Virtual)

Monday – Thursday, June 1 – 4 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Last chance to turn in library books and laptops.

Tuesday – Thursday, June 2 – 4 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yearbook Pickup

Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6th Grade Drive Through Promotion Ceremony. Please stay in your cars and follow the drive through signs and be safe!

CVESD Board President 6th Grade Promotion Message

JUNE 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – We will miss you all! Have a safe summer! Go Robo!

What If a Citizenship Question Doesn't Meaningfully Reduce Census ...

Remember to complete the CENSUS Important for School Funding! If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 fpr support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams. Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Families who qualified for Free and Reduced Lunch can receive financial support for groceries from the Department of Social Services. Click Here for information.

District Family/Parent Resource Calendar

Get Kids Movin’, take the Heart Challenge and Earn PE supplies for Camarena!

Community Resources Calendar

Cox Home Network Tips

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020
Remember those who have sacrificed greatly for our Freedom!
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day | Coronado High School
This is STAFF APPRECIATION week at Camarena. Our special DAY of the TEACHER is Wed., May 27.

Weekly Robo Broadcast

Celebrations of Learning Highlights – See what our students and others in the district are doing for Distance Learning.
Kinder registration
The school office is closed to the public but registration is happening online.  Questions? email maria.ponce@cvesd.org the school secretary. Current Camarena students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21.

Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned).

Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg. (Virtual)

Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm The District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) Meeting (Virtual). Important information will be shared regarding the educational budget.

Monday, June 1 – 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6th Grade Drive Through Promotion Ceremony

June 1 – 3 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Last chance to turn in library books and laptops.

June 2 – 4 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yearbook Pickup

JUNE 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

What If a Citizenship Question Doesn't Meaningfully Reduce Census ...

Remember to complete the CENSUS Important for School Funding! If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 fpr support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams. Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

District Family/Parent Resource Calendar

Get Kids Movin’, take the Heart Challenge and Earn PE supplies for Camarena!

Community Resources Calendar

Cox Home Network Tips