August 9, 2021

Starting this week Kindergarten students line up on blacktop in the mornings.  Teachers will meet the class on the blacktop and take the class to the kinder classrooms.  Parents/guardians will no longer be allowed to go past the kinder gate into the kinder courtyard.  You may wait with your child however, until the teacher picks up the class.

Monday, August 9 Voting for SSC Representatives closes at 4:00 pm Today!  

Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 pm Smoothie Thursdays are Back!  Smoothies will be on sale at the front of the school each Thursday weather permitting.

Congratulations to Mr. Jerome Ware our new Camarena PTA Board President!  Please remember to Renew or join NOW! Only $10.00 only with a $1.00 online service fee! Next PTA General Meeting is September 15 at 6:00 pm.  

WANTED: Camarena needs 2 full-time guest teachers.  Great Pay!  Great Place to Work!  For more information click here.

DONATION NEEDED for cases of water for our classrooms.  If you are able to donate a case of water please drop it off at the school office between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Thank you!

LOST AND FOUND – Please note that the lost and found cart will be at the front of the school each morning before the 8:15 am bell and at the end of the day until 4:00 pm.  Remember to use a permanent marker to put your child’s name on jackets, sweaters, lunch bags, and water bottles.
 
VOLUNTEERS – There will be a Volunteer In-service on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:00 pm in the school auditorium.  Volunteering at Camarena is very much appreciated but in order to make sure that all conditions are safe we will begin allowing volunteers on the campus beginning in the 2nd Quarter (October 5).  All volunteers on campus prior to starting on campus must do the following:  Have current TB test results, COVID19 Vaccination Card, and Fingerprints (Complete LIVESCAN Form provided by school office).  All documents or copies must be turned in to the school office and volunteers will be notified once they are cleared to work on campus.
 
 
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, August 16, 3:00 pm School Site Council (SSC) Meeting on Zoom ID# 578 171 5684 Passcode: SSC2021.  Parent leaders are needed to serve on our District Advisory Council (DAC) and our District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC).  For more information click the link for English or Spanish
 
Monday, August 23, 3:00 pm English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting
Tuesday, August 24 – Picture Day
Thursday, August 26, 6:00 pm Black Learner Advisory Council (B-LAC) General Meeting (virtual)
Wednesday, September 1 Picture Make up Day
Friday, September 3, 7:00 pm Movie Night
Monday, September 6 NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 7, 6:00 pm Volunteer In-service
September 9 – 16 Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day Schedule
Monday, September 13, 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Wednesday, September 15, 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, September 17, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mexican Fiesta
FALL BREAK – SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 4.  Students return Tuesday, October 5.
 
YMCA and DASH students who are identified as close contacts meaning that they were close to someone who tested positive will not be able to attend these after school programs, will have to quarantine for 10 days and then will be required to wear a mask for the next 4 days (total of 14 days).  

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August 2, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 6:00 pm General PTA Meeting (Virtual) PTA MembershipRenew or join NOW! Only $10.00 only with a $1.00 online processing fee. 

School Site Council (SSC) 2 Parent Representatives are still needed!  Send an email to debra.mclaren@cvesd.org if you are interested or would like more information.  The first official SSC meeting will Monday, August 16 at 3:00 pm on Zoom ID# 578 171 5684 Passcode: SSC2021

Parent leaders are needed to serve on our District Advisory Council (DAC) and our District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC).  For more information click the link for English  for Spanish

YMCA and DASH students who are identified as close contacts meaning that they were close to someone who tested positive will not be able to attend these after school programs, will have to quarantine for 10 days and then will be required to wear a mask for the next 4 days (total of 14 days).  
 
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 pm Smoothie Thursdays are Back!
Monday, August 16, 3:00 pm School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
Monday, August 23, 3:00 pm English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting
Tuesday, August 24 – Picture Day
Thursday, August 26, 6:00 pm Black Learner Advisory Council (B-LAC) General Meeting (virtual)

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July 26, 2021

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • There will be NO Visitors or Volunteers allowed on the campus during the instructional day at this time.
  • There will be no class assignment changes at this time.
  • Camarena does not offer a delivery service for students to pick up lunches, jackets, water bottles, homework, etc.
  • Adults are not permitted to use the restrooms designated for children.  Adults must use the Adult restrooms.

SAFETY REMINDERS:

  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL SICK.
  • EVERYONE is required to wear a mask when indoors during the school day. 
  • If your child is absent due to illness, the parent/guardian MUST confirm which symptoms the student had.  If any of the symptoms align with COVID-19 we will be required to get additional information before the child can return to school.  If the symptoms are part of a chronic condition, please make sure that information is in the health office records.

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School Site Council (SSC) Needs at least 2 Parent Representatives!  Please complete the SSC Recruit Letter if you would like to add your name on the ballot and turn into the school office no later than Friday, July 30.

SSC Ballots will be sent home Monday, August 2 and voting will be open through August 9.  If you would like to be a write in candidate please add your name to the ballot.   The first official SSC meeting will Monday, August 16 at 3:00 pm on Zoom ID# 578 171 5684 Passcode: SSC2021.

PTA MembershipRenew or join NOW! Only $10.00 only with a $1.00 online processing fee. Topics will include: Campus Safety and mask requirements, indoor vs. outdoor activities, arrival and dismissal procedures, field trips, volunteers & visitors, assemblies, office procedures and more.

Childcare: Located right next door, Concordia is open for enrollment in their Before/After School Program for students K through 4th grade. It will begin on Monday, July 26.  The tuition is $120/per week  for the After School Program and $135/per week for Before and After School care.
Go to www.concordiachurch.com for more info or call Ms. Michelle at (619) 656-8100.
 
Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, August 4, 6:00 pm General PTA Meeting
Monday, August 16, 3:00 pm School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
Monday, August 23, 3:00 pm English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting
Tuesday, August 24 – Picture Day
 

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March 22, 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Parent Teacher Conferences - Gunning Bedford Middle School

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week and are for ALL Students.

Monday, March 22 6:00 pm CVESD B-LAC General Mtg. Register Here

Tuesday, March 23 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CVESD Military Parent Meet and Greet. Click here for more information. Zoom – ID: 955 5225 2800; Passcode: 415734

Friday, March 26 at 3:00 pm Reclassification Ceremony of English learners

Friday, March 26 – LAST DAY OF QUARTER 3 (School Resumes April 5 in Distance Learning Model for all students with current teacher)

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SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HYBRID IN-PERSON MODEL

NO SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR STUDENTS WHO REMAIN IN DISTANCE LEARNING

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Month of the Military Child

April is Military Month of the Child. If you are an active service member, please come out and welcome our students back on Monday, April 12 at 7:45 am at the front of the school. Wear your uniform! Masks and Social Distancing required.

Military Support Info

YMCA Spring Break Camp

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August 10, 2020

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It’s time for Residency Verification! In order to attend Camarena School ALL STUDENTS with the exception of incoming Kindergarteners who already registered, MUST provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your completed documents and email to maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

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Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm via Zoom The Camarena PTA Executive Board will meet to plan for this school year. Please support our PTA by becoming a Member Today! Also, the Camarena PTA Auditor Position is still open. Click the link for more information if you are interested in serving in this role.

Monday, August 17 The School Office staff return and will be available to support families from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For the safety of everyone we ask that you please call or email before coming to the school office. 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

Monday, August 31 THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2020 – 2021 – DISTANCE LEARNING! More information to come! Please note that California Compulsory Education Law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school, except sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave.

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Distribution of Text Books, Materials, & Laptops

We will be distributing Textbooks, Materials, and Laptops (for those who need one) Thursday, August 27 – 12:00 pm – 4:00; Friday, August 28 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday; August 29 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. More info to come.

Census count continues
BE COUNTED – Our Schools Depend on it!

The Census is conducted every 10 years and this information is used to determine how much our schools and school communities will receive in state and federal funds. For more information click here. Due to COVID19 the deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended to October 21. However, if you have not completed the Census, beginning August 11 Census workers will begin going door to door to encourage you to do so! Each person makes a difference so BE COUNTED!

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August 2, 2020

BACK TO THE FUTURE Part I

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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Monday, August 10 at 1:00 pm End of Treatment Drive-By Parade for one of our new students!

Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm via Zoom The Camarena PTA Executive Board will meet to plan for this school year. Please support our PTA by becoming a Member Today! Also, the Camarena PTA Auditor Position is still open. Click the link for more information if you are interested in serving in this role.

Monday, August 17 The School Office staff return and will be available to support families from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For the safety of everyone we ask that you please call or email before coming to the school office. 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

Monday, August 31 THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2020 – 2021 – DISTANCE LEARNING! More information to come!

Census count continues
BE COUNTED – Our Schools Depend on it!

The Census is conducted every 10 years and this information is used to determine how much our schools and school communities will receive in state and federal funds. For more information click here. Due to COVID19 the deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended to October 21. However, if you have not completed the Census, beginning August 11 Census workers will begin going door to door to encourage you to do so! Each person makes a difference so BE COUNTED!

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!

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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

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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.