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!

Congratulations to our Student Award Recipients! – Faculty of Arts ...

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”

Military Intern Support Info

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.

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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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March 30, 2020

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.

March 20, 2020

CVESD will be providing “Grab & Go” Boxed Meals (more than 1) during Spring Break on Tuesday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 31 ONLY. The Boxed Meals distribution will take place at nine school sites across the region. Students who are receiving the meals must be physically present. The hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) each day.

The locations are:

  • Casillas Elementary School
  • 1130 East J St
  • Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Harborside Elementary School
  • 681 Naples Street
  • Chula Vista, CA   91911
  • Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School
  • 849 Twining Avenue
  • San Diego, CA   92154
  • Loma Verde Elementary School
  • 1450 Loma Lane
  • Chula Vista, CA    91911
  • Muraoka Elementary School
  • 1644 Santa Alexia Ave
  • Chula Vista, CA 91913
  • Rice Elementary School
  • 915 Fourth AV
  • Chula Vista, CA   91911
  • Salt Creek Elementary School
  • 1055 Hunte Parkway
  • Chula Vista, CA   91914
  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • 5430 San Miguel Road
  • Bonita, CA  91902
  • Vista Square Elementary School
  • 540 G Street
  • Chula Vista, CA   91910

For additional Food Resources, please review the options listed below.

Both the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Feeding San Diego are operating as usual. By calling 211, clients can provide their address and be directed to the closest food distribution in their area.

The San Diego Food Bank website will direct to their distribution sites as contained on the 211 website (https://my211.force.com/s/service-directory?code=BD).

The San Diego Food Bank is in need of volunteers. Feeding San Diego distributions can be found on the ‘Need Help’ tab (https://feedingsandiego.org/need-help/food-distributions). Non-regular volunteer shifts have been canceled.

CalFresh (SNAP)

The CalFresh program and local CalFresh application assistance continue to operate as normal. Benefits will be received by enrollees as normal. Feeding San Diego continues to offer application assistance, however, all appointments will be conducted via telephone or Zoom conference. Feeding San Diego will not host any in-person visits or workshops.

San Diego Hunger Coalition

The coalition is putting together a COVID-19 food assistance-specific webpage, where visitors can get updated information on food distribution sites, CalFresh updates, CalWORKS updates, and WIC. They will also have opportunities for advocacy regarding emergency food funds from the State and Federal levels.

During these uncertain times, it is important that we remain calm, follow the advice of trusted sources, and remember that we will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Debra McLaren, Ed.D. – Principal

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March 16, 2020

School will be closed this week March 16 – 20 and then for spring break until April 5. School will resume April 6 and is a minimum day.

March 16-20 our school will provide FREE Grab & Go Breakfast (8:00 am – 8:30 am) and Lunch (11:00 am -12:00 pm) to children ages 1-18. Grab & Go meals will be available to pick up in the auditorium only during the allocated times (not both at once)! Children must be present to receive meals.

While at home please consider having your child READ each day. You child can read books on or off line, listen to books on Podcasts or Alexa, read recipes, read directions to a board game or you can read a popular series like Harry Potter to your child a little at a time. A great way to practice writing is to keep a journal or write letters to family and friends. Board games, card games, and following recipes are great ways to practice math skills. Students still have at-home access to the computer programs they use at school. For Achieve3000 (2nd-6th) and Imagine Learning (some English Learners) go to the CVESD students page.

The school office is closed to the public this week. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have via email at debra.mclaren@cvesd.org.  Sign up to follow the blog by entering your email address in the Address Bar above the “Subscribe” text box to the bottom right of the blog home page. You will get information each time the blog is updated.

CVESD has posted some helpful information about the district’s response and about staying safe during the pandemic on the district website.

Updates about school closures will also be sent out via the CVESD messaging system, so please ensure we have your correct phone number and email on file. Let us know if there are any family members or care providers you would like added to our distribution list.  Text YES to 67587 to receive all CVESD and Finney info via text message.