Principal Update- September 6, 2021
Posted on 09/06/2021

Dear CCE Community,

As we are experiencing our first week of school with positive COVID-19 cases including exposures on campus, CCE will be implementing greater social distancing measures, sustainable protocols, and daily school schedule changes to prevent further virus exposure during daily unmasked periods such as our morning snack and lunch times.  We will continue to reinforce our school’s Health and Safety Strategies, including our indoor mask wearing protocols due to Air Quality Index and/or increment weather.

Last week, August 30-September 3 was our PBIS – CARES “Cooperation Week”.  This week our focus will be “Adaptability”!  I thank our students, caregivers and staff members for their collective cooperation and adaptability to support our caring school community during these challenging times.  Please read the updates, reminders and learn about ways in which you can help César Chávez Elementary this school year.  Scroll down for the CCE FAQs.

Grateful for our CARES Community,

Sra. Dunn



Morning Snack and Lunch Protocols

  • Three staggerd morning snack, Lunch, and afternoon recess periods Monday – Friday
  • Morning Snack Period 15 minutes (5-minute transition)
  • Lunch tables and playground zoned for each classroom snack and recess period
  • Snack/Lunch Table Seating Chart with 3 students maximum per table in classroom zone
  • Students snacking on playground will eat in hula hoops socially distanced 6 ft. apart
  • Lunch Period 20 minutes (5-minute transitions)
  • Rotations - One grade at Snack/Lunch at tables: One grade at Snack/Recess on the playground (5-minute transition for rotation).


COVID Testing Schedule Week of September 6

Due to the Monday Labor Day Holiday, and the Cannery and Vets Memorial are not open for testing, we have revised our testing schedule for four of the elementary schools during the week of September 6th.  The other school schedules will remain the same next week.  Teachers will send students to test during the school day.  The schedule is below:



8:00 - 11:30a

Pioneer Music Room

8:00 - 11:30a

Chavez Room 21

1:00 - 3:45p

Willett MPR

1:00 - 3:45p

Patwin Room 24


Bike Safety to CCE

Safe Routes to school on bike through Davis can be challenging due to construction on roads and high volumes of traffic enroute to CCE at arrival and dismissal times.  With our campus under construction, there are several bike safety guidelines I’d like to offer both to our students and caregivers. 

  • Walk your bike if crossing at the crosswalk on Rutgers or continue riding your bike on Anderson Rd to the tennis courts.
  • ALWAYS walk your bike on campus
  • Walk your bike when on the CCE Fire Lane on South side of campus
  • DO NOT ride your bike through the Staff Parking Lot, walk bikes on sidewalks.
  • Alternate Route:  Bike down Amherst and cross at the flashing yellow lights to the bike racks at the back of our school campus.


Important Dates & Events


Tuesday, September 7 – SIPAT General Meeting, 7 p.m., Zoom


Tue., Sept. 7 – Fri., Sept. 10 – La semana de adaptabilidad


Mon., Sept 13 – Fri., Sept. 17 – La semana de responsabilidad


Wednesday, September 15 – CCE School Site Council, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Zoom


Mon., Sept 20 – Fri., Sept 24 – La semana de empatía


Tuesday, September 21 – CCE Picture Day

         - Climate Committee Meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Zoom



César Chávez Elementary FAQs



What time does school start and end?

Kinder AM - 8:25 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Mon-Fri

Kinder PM - 12:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. M,T,Th,F

Kinder PM - 8:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (Wed only)


1st-3rdGrades - 8:25 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. M,T,Th,F

1st-3rdGrades - 8:25 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Wed only)


4th – 6th Grades - 8:25 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. M,T,Th,F

4th – 6th Grades - 8:25 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Wed only)

How many bells ring in the morning?

There are three bells.

  • 8:10 a.m. First bell for CCE Staff supervision
  • 8:10 a.m. 8:23 a.m. Campus supervision: CCE staff supervise students in three locations (1) In front of the school by the office (2) lunch tables along Anderson, and (3) Hardcourt Area at the back of the school.
  • 8:23 a.m. Second bell (Pulsing Chimes): Prompts students to walk onto campus to their classrooms or line up at their classroom number.
  • 8:25 a.m. Third bell indicates that school day begins.

Are parents and caregivers allowed on campus?

For the safety of our students and staff, campus is closed to the public between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please contact our school counselor and principal if your child needs support during the drop off time. We are happy to support caregivers and students with a plan and helpful strategies.

Where are the CCE Zones where parents can wait with their student at drop off or pick up?

Zone 1: Bike Rack Area; back of the school southwest corner of campus

Zone 2: Redwood Park

Zone 3: Front of school; front of school office or Lunch Tables.

How do I report my student’s absence?

What if my child arrives on campus after 8:25 a.m.?

Safety is our #1 priority. Ensure your child walks on street and staff parking lot crosswalks to check into the school office. A supervisor will be located at the front and back of the school to help students onto campus. If a student walks straight to their classroom, the classroom teacher will prompt the student to check into the office.

Will I still receive an automated call if my child was marked absence during the day?


  1. A morning call will go home at 10:35 a.m. to families of students marked absent.
  2. An afternoon call (for PM kindergartners absent) will go home at 1:35 p.m.
  3. Calls will NOT go out for a tardy.

What do I do if I know my child is going to be absent 3-10 consecutive days or more?

  1. Short-term Independent Study (STIS) does not start until September 7.
  2. STIS legally allows parents to take their student/s out of school shile school is in session, and for parents to supervise their child’s class work during the child’s absence from school.
  3. STIS is only approved for a leave between 3-10 school days per occurrence. The 3-10 days can be repeated throughout the school year if the leave does not impact student learning.

Can our student’s teacher simulcast if my child is absent for a day or during STIS/Travel?

DJUSD is currently offering In-Person Instruction for the 2021-22 school year. That is, CCE is not implementing a Hybrid Model at this time and teachers are not required to simulcast (Zoom in the room). At present DJUSD and our local Teacher Association are in constant communication and partnership to respond to teaching and learning conditions in our Davis/Yolo community.

What do I do if I know my child is going to be absent for an extensive period of time (11-15 days – AB130) during the school year?

Contact Davis School for Independent Study (DSIS) if Independent Travel Study would be appropriate. It is crucial that all work assigned during Short Term Independent Study (Independent Travel Study be completed and returned promptly when the student returns. Visit Short Term Independent Study to learn more.

Should I check myself, my student/s and other members in my household for signs/symptoms of illness before dropping off and picking up on campus?

Yes. If a student or staff member are having symptoms of illness, they are expected to stay home before school, or be released to go home immediately during the school day and/or on campus. Use the Daily Illness Screening Checklist to check your student for wellness every day before they come on campus. Ensure that a parent, guardian, or emergency contact is available to pick your child up from school in case of illness.

Who do I contact if our student has been exposed to someone with a confirmed base of COVID-19 or after a member in our household/or student receives a positive case of Covid?

Report any positive cases of COVID-19, or exposure to someone with a confirmed base of COVID-19 to the District’s COVID-19 reporting email at [email protected] or call 530-757-5300. Be sure to provide your full name, student name, phone number and school site.

How do I find out more about DJUSD’s Health and Safety Protocols?

  1. You may watch the Elementary Safe Return to Campus 2021-22 Training Video.
  2. website
  3. DJUSD Covid-19 Dashboard
  4. DJUSD Covid-19 Safety Plan for In-Person Instruction
  5. Plan for When a Student/s or Staff Become Ill

What should my child bring to school each day?

  • Water bottle; Water bottle filling stations available by office and playground. Students may also fill up water bottles at the classroom sink.
  • Daily Snack & Lunch Home or Free for DJUSD students; students do not need to enter their 5-digit student ID #.
  • Mask(s) or Face covering(s); required to wear a face covering indoors and outdoors. Exemptions for students with a medical condition as confirmed by their doctor. Child and Adult size surgical masks available in classrooms and office.
  • Chromebook; 3rd-6th graders only; teachers communicate classroom system and use for home or in-class instruction. (K-2nd grades each have a classroom set for student use).

Can students bring their own hand sanitizer?

Yes. DJUSD provides PPE, hand sanitizer and handwashing stations on campus for students and staff.

What day is CCE’s On-Campus Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing?

Fridays at CCE, Rm 21, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (11:40-12:25 closed for lunch)

Will all CCE students be required to test every Friday?

All CCE elementary students and staff who are registered with Healthy Davis Together, in addition to the DJUSD Minor COVID Testing Waiver will have the opportunity to test on campus with their classroom. Teachers will have a schedule that coordinates with their grade-level breaks and lunch times to take their students for testing.

How do I register my student for Asymptomatic COVID-19 saliva testing?

Please visit this website for parent directions:

Do I also have to fill out a DJUSD Minor COVID Testing Waiver to take part in CCE’s On-Campus Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing on Fridays?

Yes. Waiver here (English) (Spanish)

What happens if my child does not feel well at school?

  1. CCE Staff will visually assess students using the Classroom Visual Screening Flowchart.
  2. Teacher will notify office and student will be escorted by staff to a Health Screening Isolation Area (Eng) (Spa)near our school office.

What are the contact tracing protocols?

Visit this website:

What are the CCE lunch protocols?

DJUSD and CCE are making every effort to have students and staff eat outdoors unless there is poor air quality or sever inclement weather. Current Public health guidance allows students to eat lunch indoors with additional measures if possible. Outdoor shade and extra tables have been ordered to support both CCE’s outdoor eating and Outdoor Education learning Spaces.

Fair Weather Protocols

  • 1st-3rd grade (primary) eating Zone separate from 4th-6th grade (intermediate) eating Zone
  • Allergy Tables located at each zone
  • Staggered Snack/Lunch eating schedule
  • One primary grade & one intermediate grade at snack/lunch/recess Zone at a time
  • Classroom seating charts for snack/lunch tables
  • 5-6 students per table
  • Hula hoops also available for students to support increased social-distancing
  • Hand washing stations, PPE stations in each Eating Zone

Air Quality/Weather Protocols:

  • Alternate indoor space provided for 1st-6th grade students with allergies including an allergy tablebuddy system to accompany their classmate/s
  • Half students eat in classroom (or with rain under the awning) other half eat in the MPR at a classroom pod table
  • Students eating in classrooms and MPR will be supervised


Are parents & caregivers permitted to pick up their student during recess/lunch time?

Yes. Please call the CCE Office in advance if you will be picking up your student for mid-day recess/lunch. This will give staff time to prepare your student to be ready for their pickup. Moreover, the CCE expectation is that our parents & caregivers return their student for the afternoon instructional portion of the school day.

What is DJUSD’s Air Quality Guidance?

What Air Quality Resource will DJUSD utilize to monitor daily levels?

What is DJUSD’s Air Quality Thresholds?

If I have a concern regarding the construction happening on the CCE Campus, who do I contact.

Sra. Dunn at [email protected]

DJUSD Bond Representative: [email protected]


Is our MPR Construction Timeline on schedule?

Yes. If you would like more specific information, contact a DJUSD Bond Representative: [email protected]

Will K-6th teacher use Canvas this school year?

Yes. Teachers will use Canvas as the adopted Learning Management System for all elementary students. Parents/guardians will assume the role of an “Observer” in Canvas so you have access to all of your student/s courses.

If I need support with my student’s Canvas, who do I contact?

Please visit the Canvas 101 – Family webpage. English and Spanish Resources and Webinars are available.

I’d like to volunteer, what is the process?

CCE will begin a system after September 7 for parent volunteers to work in various roles. To learn about our DJUSD Volunteer Guidelines Visit:

I’d like to donate to the school and/or my student’s grade/classes(s). How can I do this?

More information about school donations will be shared soon. If you would like to make a donation you may access the CCE Webstore. Please contact your student’s teacher for their Classroom Webstore Link. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]