Principal Update - September 12, 2021
Posted on 09/12/2021

Queridos padres de familia de César Chávez Elementary,

As our 4-day school week presented us with high temperatures and rain, the students and staff successfully Cooperated and Adapted to new school systems and spaces that strengthened our students’ physical and emotional safety. Teachers are building classroom community by creating fun and engaging social-emotional lessons and activities that reinforce our 5-school core values each week. This upcoming week our schoolwide focus will be Responsibility.

We hope that you and your family are settling into the new schedules and routines nicely. While it was an exhausting start for many of us, it has been so wonderful being at school with our students again.
Our collective CARES is appreciated and needed to make in-person learning joyful and safe at CCE!
Sí se puede,

Sra. Dunn

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Asymptomatic Saliva Testing a Success!

This past Friday, Healthy Davis Together, DJUSD and CCE staff tested over 400+ elementary students and staff in three hours! Moreover, Board of Education Trustee, Tom Adams, visited CCE and tested along with our school community, too. Please reach out to share your appreciation for the exceptional organization and teamwork of our DJUSD-HDT Liaison, Heidi Perry ([email protected]) and HDT Team Leader, Jose Arias Zavala ([email protected]) for making this possible at our school campus! I have never seen a mission accomplished with such coordination and effort…¡muchas gracias, Heidi y Jose!


School Site Council Seeking Parents to Serve for the 2021-22 School Year

Please consider joining the 2021-2022/23 César Chávez Elementary School Site Council, the insights of parents are critical to our work.

The Site Council is an official group that includes the school Principal, teachers, classified staff and parent representatives. Our main responsibility is to develop and monitor the School Site Plan. This plan identifies the school’s strengths, lays out strategies for making school improvements and recommends how the school should use certain federal and state money to best support our students.

The Site Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Spanish-English interpretation is available. Key qualifications for serving on the Site Council are that you must be able to attend the meetings, work well with a team and reflect on the experiences of all our students. Parent representatives are elected for a term of two years. This year we will vote to fill one parent representative and one parent alternate. If you would like to be a candidate, please fill out the Google form here and submit by September 22, 2021. Applicant Announcement and Ballot with Applicant Statements will be distributed to families on September 23. Voting will close on September 30 and elected members will be announced on October 1.

Our council encourages you to attend this Wednesday’s first School Site Council Meeting, September 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

You may also copy and past the following below and submit your application directly to Principal Dunn at [email protected]



Phone Number:

Grade Level(s) of your child/children:

Candidate Statement (200-word count please): A written description of why you would like to serve on the CCE Site Council.

Now Hiring: Para Educator III positions

There are ongoing job opportunities available in Special Education with DJUSD. Substitute and contracted positions are updated on every Wednesday. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute or contracted Para educator III, you will have to complete the following requirements:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript with 48 or more college units. If you do not have the required 48 or more college units, you may take the “No Child Left Behind Para Educator Examination.” It is administered through Elk Grove Adult and Community Education. Please call 916-686-7717 to register or for more information.
  • Pass the physical abilities test. This test is in Vacaville, and we pay for the test.
    If you have any questions, please contact our DJUSD Human Resources Technician, Teri Furlow, 530-757-5300 x 106.

Concrete Work at Covell Corners at Anderson, Catalina and Sycamore

Concrete work continues at both corners of Anderson & Covell and Catalina & Covell (north side of Covell). Thursday, 9/9, Sycamore & Covell concrete work (north side of Covell) will begin and run through Saturday, 9/11.

  • This concrete work closes the crosswalks and bike paths at these intersections. The road for drivers remains open with some lane shifts and shoulder closures.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists heading west on Covell Blvd. will want to get on the bike path on F Street and go through Community Park or proceed to 14th Street depending on their destinations.
  • For pedestrians or cyclists traveling from north of Covell Blvd, use Covell Park to use the overcrossing in Covell Park to connect to Community Park. Alvarado Ave. is also is a safe route to school to connection from Covell Park.
  • If you are cycling east on Covell, this work is on the north side of the street and will not affect you.

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Marshall at [email protected].

Important Dates & Events

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

Tuesday, September 14 – Kindergarten English Learner Orientation, 8:30-9:00 a.m., CCE Lunch Tables

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