César Chávez Elementary Community,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day weekend! We are approaching the end of Trimester 2 on February 26 and our teachers will begin assessing students, preparing for Report Cards and Spring Conferences. Many families have been wondering about school pictures, and a date and time has not been determined though we will update you by the end of this month with information.

Our 2021 Youth Truth Family Survey window will be open for two more weeks. Data from this anonymous survey will be used directly to inform our school’s Climate Committee and School Site Council’s decision-making process for our School Plan for Student Achievement. César Chávez Elementary has 549 families and so far 10% (54 families) have submitted their responses. This survey should only take 15 minutes, and if you have more than one child who attends the same school you may complete the survey for each child.

Thank you again for taking the time to read our school Highlights, Updates and Reminders below. At any time, you may reach us by calling or emailing our school office which is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., (530) 757-5490, cesarchavezprincipal@djusd.net.

With sincere thanks,

Veronica L Dunn


library return box

NEW Library Return Bin Installed at CCE

The next time you drive to César Chávez Elementary on 1221 Anderson, you will notice a bright blue Library Return Bin at the front of our school. Families can begin returning books to CCE at any time. Though it is important that you place our library books in a sealed Zip Lock or Plastic Bag as the weather elements (rain) have the potential to damage books. Thanks for your cooperation with returning books in plastic or sealed bags into our new bin!

CCE Library Program: Black History Month Events

Students can access their Canvas Library Class and press the button to take them to an overview of the history of African-American Heritage Month. There are also links to book Read Alouds featuring African-American authors, illustrators and main characters. Some synchronous activities with our school Librarian, Petrina Jonas, feature lessons about people and topics: Langston Hughes, Amanda Gorman, Shirley Chisholm and the book Step Right Up, lesson about William “Doc” Key who advocated for the humane treatment of animals.


February Curbside Materials Pickup

"Curbside" Materials exchange and pick up protocols will be in place for Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Anderson Road loading zone (not the MPR). Please note that Círculo Exchange takes place on February 16 and March 2. We appreciate you preparing a clearly written sign with your child’s and teacher’s last names and grade be visible from your vehicle’s passenger side window.


School Site Council Meeting – Wednesday, February 17, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Zoom.

Please join us to learn more about our 2020-21 School Plan for Student Achievement Goals: 21st Century Learning, Closing the Achievement Gap and Safe and Inclusive Environment. Presentations will be given by our Data-Analysis Subcommittee, Principal, CCE Staff and School Counselor. Agenda here.

TK/Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year

DJUSD is now accepting TK/Kindergarten enrollments for the 2021-22 school year by email. Please visit the DJUSD website for information on Virtual TK/K Information Nights (via Zoom), in-person enrollment dates (if available) and the enrollment process.

DJUSD Intent to Return Form

If you have a child in TK-5th grade in DJUSD, it is time to complete your DJUSD Intent to Return request. This process happens ONLINE in the DJUSD Parent Portal and is open. You will log into the DJUSD Parent Portal (the one used to complete your Online Re-Enrollment) and follow the simple instructions below. If you forgot your pin and password, you may request a reminder to your email. Please complete this process for each of your children in TK-5th grades no later than Friday, March 19, 2021.

Upcoming Events

February 15 – NO SCHOOL – Local Holiday

February 16 – Circulo Exchange – 3:30-4:30 p.m., Anderson Rd

February 17 – School Site Council Meeting – 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Zoom

February 22 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

February 23 – CCE Curbside Pickup – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Anderson Rd

                       – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Zoom

March 2 – English Language Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom