Principal News - October 03, 2021
Posted on 10/03/2021

Greetings César Chávez Elementary,

As we approach our sixth week of our 2021-22 school year, the students and staff have been building classroom communities with the focus of CARES (Cooperación, Adaptabilidad, Responsibilidad, Empatía, Seguridad). We completed our fifth core-value with our Fall “Safety Week” last week which was a great school achievement in practicing campus and classroom emergency drills. We believe that our students have a right to learn in a safe environment and we will continue to hold monthly drills as a California law requirement. Our School Site Council has been tasked to revise and approve our CCE Comprehensive Safety Plan this fall to ensure a coordinated approach to safety on our campus. Maintaining a safe environment is critical to success and is everyone’s responsibility.

Thank you, parents, for supporting the work of our staff who prioritize each student’s emotional, social and physical well-being under our care at school!

Sincerely,

Sra. Dunn


Highlights
journey for justice

Filipino American History Month Celebrated Annually in October

The contributions of Filipino Americans to culture and society are still not properly acknowledged, though they make up the second-largest Asian American ethnic group, comprising about 1 out of every 5 Asian Americans. On Monday, October 25, CCE will commemorate Larry Itliong, the Filipino American workers’ rights activist, who helped organize grape boycotts alongside César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.

Updates

Announcement of School Site Council Member Elected

Please join me in welcoming Amber Whitmer, parent of a Kindergartener, who will serve two years on our CCE School Site Council representing our Parent Community. Thanks to families for voting in this election!

Children Clothes Needed for CCE Office

Our CCE Office is short of extra children’s clothes and undergarments for ages 5-8 and 9-12; specifically, girl’s sizes. We welcome any donations of gently used clothes and new-packaged undergarments that can be offered to CCE students as a reserve during the school day.

DJUSD Substitute Teachers Needed!

Looking for part-time work in education? Apply to be a substitute classroom teacher and/or special education paraeducator (classroom aide) today! For more information, please visit our DJUSD Personnel Services website.

DJUSD Parent Quarantine Liaisons Needed!

The District is seeking part-time (5hrs/wk approx.) Parent Quarantine Liaisons at each Elementary campus. The Quarantine Liaison would serve as a liaison between parents/guardians whose student(s) are on a home or school (modified) quarantine to answer questions and/or concerns regarding District procedures. In this position, they would also refer higher-level concerns and questions to District staff.
The Liaison must be able to:

  • Understand the District quarantine procedures, including Federal, State, County and local guidelines.
  • Handle difficult situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Convey complex information regarding District quarantine procedures that are derived from state and county guidelines/mandates.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Provide feedback to District staff regarding published information and ways to improve District systems.
  • Direct parents to published District resources.
  • Contact District staff with questions outside the scope of District procedures or involving private medical information.
  • Refer parents/guardians to District staff as necessary.
  • Must stay up to date on published information and guidance regarding quarantine procedures.
  • Not speculate about a circumstance, but seek clarifying information from District staff.

The District will pay a stipend of $1,000 per year, a phone stipend of $50 per month (or a Google Voice account) and provide a District email address. The stipend may be prorated for time served. Fluent Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to apply and interpretation services are available. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest describing why they should be selected and two references (who can affirm the aforementioned skills) to ljuanitas@djusd.net.

Reminders

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting – Tues, October 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom

Please join our first ELAC school meeting this school year, via Zoom. Our ELAC Committee advises the principal and staff in the development of our School Plan for Student Achievement for English Language Learners. We hope to elect an ELAC president, Secretary who will serve as our school’s District English Learner Advisory Committee Representative. Please access our agenda here.

Short-Term Independent Study (STIS)

STIS is available for students who know in advance that they will be absent for five or more school days and enables the student to stay current with coursework provided by their classroom teachers. A STIS contract allows up to 10 school days at an Elementary School Site. If you know your child will be absent beyond 10 days, you may opt into a Short Term Independent Study through our Davis School of Independent Study. Please contact your child’s teacher and attendance manager, Daniela Loyola (dloyola@djusd.net) at least 72 hours prior to requesting a STIS contract. You may also visit our DJUSD website regarding school Attendance and Engagement.

Anderson Road Loading Zone, 3-Minutes

We respectfully ask our CCE families to not leave their vehicles unattended or parked on Anderson Road for more than-3 minutes during morning drop off or pick up either in front of the Construction Gate Entrance or Loading Zone. This is a great safety hazard especially with the increased volume of bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicle transportation in the mornings. CCE staff will be obliged to take down vehicle license plates and call our local police department if the issue persists. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Dates & Events

Tuesday, October 5 – English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom

Monday, October 11 – Indigenous People’s Day

Wednesday, October 20 – School Site Council Meeting, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Zoom

Tuesday, October 26 – Climate Committee Meeting, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Zoom

Mon, Nov 1 – Fri, Nov 5 – CCE Kindness Week