August 23, 2020
Posted on 08/23/2020
Dear CCE Community,

Many Davis families and DJUSD-CCE staff members have been affected by the Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Fires in neighboring Solano and Napa Counties where they have lost their homes, been evacuated and are still sheltering or are trying to return to their homes only to find out they are still without power, water and internet access. Our community has been contacting and reaching out to these families and staff members this past week, and we appreciate all your offers to help those who are impacted. If you know of a family or staff member who is in need of additional care, please contact me or members of our school community to coordinate immediate relief for those who are affected. CCE is one of the most responsive school communities in times like these, we are grateful for your kindness and efforts during these challenging times.

With so much going on, our staff is arduously preparing for the opening of Phase 1, 100% Distance Learning on Wednesday, August 26. Families will be receiving information from your child’s/children’s teacher by tomorrow.

CCE Back to School Nights:

CCE Back to School Nights via Zoom:

Kindergarten:  Monday, August 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

1st Grade:  Tuesday, August 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

2nd & 3rd Grades:  Tuesday, September 1, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

6th Grade:  Wednesday, September 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

5th Grade: Wednesday, September 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

4th Grade: Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sra. Dunn


2020-21 CCE Family Handbook

DJUSD Families have received their Restart DJUSD Reopening Guide for Families in the mail this past week. César Chávez Elementary School has revised and updated a new CCE Family Handbook with additional information specific to our school’s Spanish Immersion Program, Distance Learning Plan, Staff Information, including district and school policies to begin the school year in Phase 1 – Full Distance Learning. You may preview the handbook here in this attachment.

Please ensure that you have both the DJUSD Reopening Guide for Families and the CCE Family Handbook on hand this school year. The most current CCE Family Handbook will be available on our CCE school website. Please understand that the Handbook is a “work in progress” and additional material, as well as Spanish Translation, will be added when appropriate based on the needs of our school in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Please call the school office to request a Hardcopy and/or Spanish Version Handbook to be sent to your home address.

CCE Family Handbook 2020-21.pdf

virtual community
Virtual Community Outreach – New MPR at César Chávez Elementary School on Northside of Campus

Over the last year, the DJUSD staff and community have focused a great deal of time working to determine the best placement for the new multipurpose room (MPR) at César Chávez Elementary School (CCE). A decision has been made to locate the MPR on the north side of campus.

The new multipurpose facility will include open space to accommodate assembly seating for the entire school (up to 650 students). This new and improved space will include a stage, music room, warming kitchen, staff, student and all-gender restrooms, as well as utility infrastructure improvements. The building design will be identical to that designed for Birch Lane, North Davis, and Willett Elementary Schools. We invite you to join a Virtual Outreach meeting to learn more.

Virtual Community Outreach Invitation
To protect the health, well-being, and public safety of students, employees and community members and consistent with the current shelter-in-place orders from the State of California and guidelines from Yolo County, DJUSD Bond Program Community Outreach meetings cannot be held in person. To share information about the facility improvements at César Chávez Elementary a pre-recorded presentation has been posted on the Bond website at Public comment, questions or concerns about this project are welcome and encouraged. We will be reviewing feedback emailed to until the end of the public comment period, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Link:
Please send public comments, questions, or concerns to

Find out more about the details, timeline and opportunities for feedback on the Bond project website. Here you can also view our Bond calendar and sign up for the monthly DJUSD Bond e-newsletter, Building Our Future.


Join DJUSD's Instructional Technology department in a live informational webinar for students and families to learn about Canvas, our new Learning Management System!

Friday, August 21, 2020 9:00AM

Join from your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
Zoom Recording
Passcode: ?5?2Di

Access the Presentation (Google Doc)

Monday August 24, 2020 5:00PM

Join from your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
Link: Zoom Webinar
Passcode: $E=Vc3

Access the Presentation (Google Doc)

Or join by phone:
Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 873 5777 1004
Passcode: 239265

Upcoming Events

August 24, 2020 – Kindergarten Back to School Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
August 25, 2020 – Rising 1st graders’ Círculo Book Curbside Pick-Up, 8:00-9:00 a.m., front of CCE on Anderson Rd
August 25, 2020 – 1st Grade Back to School Night, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
August 26, 2020 – First Day of Distance Learning Trimester 1
September 1, 2020 – 2nd & 3rd Grade Back to School Nights, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 2, 2020 – Last day to provide comments, questions, concerns about the facility
improvements at CCE, to by 5:00 p.m.
September 2, 2020 - 6th Grade Back to School Nights, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
September 7, 2020 – Labor Day, School Holiday – No Classes in Session.
September 9, 2020 – 5th Grade Back to School Night, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
4th Grade Back to School Night, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Our Mission

To develop socially responsible lifelong learners who embrace multiculturalism, Spanish and English biliteracy and bilingualism.

Stay Updated

Keeping our community informed about happenings on our campus is a priority to our staff. Read my regular updates at “Principal News” and visit our online Chávez Calendar.

Share your Voice and Talents

At Chavez we are so fortunate to have such a loving and engaged community. Find out more about volunteering or what meetings and opportunities are happening by participating in one or more of our regular committee meetings. Learn more under “Committees” tab on our school website


Spanish Immersion Parents and Teachers (SIPAT) - our PTA - provides a forum for our entire school community to discuss school issues and priorities, plan school enrichment programs, and raise funds to support our school community. Visit them at