Posted on 04/25/2021

Dear CCE Families,

As we approach the end of the school year, I’m sure you are beginning to think of what class your student(s) will be in for the next school year – as are we. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the process by which our team creates classroom groupings.

The first step is that our team of teachers, specialists, and special education staff, collaborate to create balanced class groupings. A variety of factors are considered to create class lists including:

  • student academic, social, and behavioral strengths and challenges
  • peer groupings
  • support services that classrooms require including reading, EL, and special education

The team and administration collaborate to create these groups for the next level.

Please note that assigning an individual child to a specific teacher is not a part of this process. We believe that all students can thrive in every classroom at César Chávez Elementary School. It is our policy, as it is for most schools in Davis, to not accept or promise to honor parent requests for specific teachers. As always, if you have any questions about this process, or any school-related concerns, please contact your teachers and administration for support.

Thank you,

Veronica L Dunn, Principal, CCE


İGracias, SIPAT!

We thank you for all your support for our students, families and staff and making this transition for everyone a safe and joyful time! You can access our staff’s gratitude here.

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Earth Day

Our 4th-6th grade students created some incredible “Earth Day” chalk art throughout the school this week! It was a great celebration and opportunity for students to learn more about how to build their civic and cultural awareness



Each year, students in grades three through eight (3-8) participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). During this year of Distance Learning, the California Department of Education (CDE) applied for a waiver from the United States Department of Education to allow schools and districts to use local, common assessment data in lieu of the Smarter Balanced assessments that make up the CAASPP program. For a district to use a local assessment, the assessment must: 1) align with Common Core standards, 2) be available to and administered to all students uniformly, and 3) scores must be reportable by individual student and student group. Given this recent guidance, our assessment plan for the Spring of 2021 includes the following:

  • Students in grades 3-6 completed the i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment for Reading and Math
  • Grades 3-6 are currently using i-Ready as part of the elementary common assessments schedule and are scheduled to complete the Reading and Math tests by April 30.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact their teacher or the school office.

Staying Home When Sick

If your student is missing school due to any symptoms related to COVID-19, your student and other DJUSD students in the household must stay home from school for 10 days and should get tested for COVID-19. If anyone in your household tests positive or had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, report the positive tests or exposures to

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptomatic students and their siblings may return to school earlier than 10 days with proof of a negative COVID test and/or doctor’s note confirming an alternate diagnosis as long as the symptomatic student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and other symptoms improved. Symptomatic testing is available through Healthy Davis Together at the Mondavi Center. For additional information regarding District policies for symptomatic or exposed individuals, please see the District’s Plan for When Students or Staff Become Ill website and the Symptomatic Student Protocol.


CCE In-Person/Distance Learning Request Form

Only complete this Google Form if you are interested in switching from Distance Learning into In-Person Learning at César Chávez Elementary, or switching from In-Person Learning into Distance Learning. In-person instruction placement requests will be reviewed by sites each Thursday in the order they are received. Families will be consulted and/or notified of in-person activation on Fridays. Please note that transition to in-person instruction relies upon class flexibility. Distance Learning requests will be consulted by parent in collaboration with school staff to support transition and family flexibility.

TUESDAYS at CCE, Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing: 8:00-12:15 and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Starting on April 13, asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing will take place near the front of our school between 8:00-12:15 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. To keep our community safe, we recommend all our staff and students testing at least once a week. If you have not already signed up for an account, please follow the directions on this site so staff and students are ready to test the first week of school. If you already have a Healthy Davis Together account, or need to sign up, Saturdays and Sundays, you can test at Mondavi, switch your account to DJUSD and receive a free gift card! This promotion is only available at Mondavi on the weekends. CCE’s testing day and time: Tuesdays, 8:00a-12:15p and 1-4p (or encourage testing at Vets for DHS and Senior Center for King and DSIS).

CCE Climate Committee Meeting – Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Zoom

Please join us for our school Climate Committee Meeting to learn about our Return to Campus progress. Our CCE Student Youth Truth Survey Report will be presented by Andrea Flores, our school counselor, including the CCE Family Youth Truth Survey Report presented by Sra. Dunn.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 27
– CCE Climate Committee Meeting – Tuesday, April 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Zoom

Saturday, May 1 – Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Mon-Fri , May 3 – May 7 – Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 11 – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Zoom

Wednesday, May 19 – CCE School Site Council Meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Monday, May 31 – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, June 10 – LAST DAY OF 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR