Principal's Welcome

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Welcome Back to School César Chávez Elementary, K-6 Spanish Immersion Program! 

We are so excited to welcome our CCE students and families back in-person on our first day of school, Wednesday, August 25 at 8:25 a.m.  The CCE school schedule will resume with our traditional half-day Kinder AM/PM Program, full day 1st-6th grade schedule MTThF 8:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. (1st-3rd dismissal) and 3:05 p.m. (4th-6th dismissal).  Wednesdays are early release days for 1st-6th graders at 1:30 p.m.

Universal Mask wearing will continue to be a general Health & Safety measure on school campuses and we respectfully ask that our families continue to access parking on Anderson Rd or neighborhood streets on Pine, Linden or Rutgers.  The CCE parking lot has reserved number spaces for school staff including handicap parking. Bicycle Racks are available at the front of the school on Anderson Rd, as well as the back of the school at our west entrance near Redwood Park.

We do have intense construction activity at our site right now, still, we will be safe and open for the start of school!  I am in frequent communication with our construction team, and we have a robust plan in place to ensure appropriate separation between the students and the construction zones.  Our school office is still open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. so please call us if you have any questions at (530) 757-5490. 

¡Sí se puede!

Veronica L Dunn




Welcome NEW Interim Superintendent, Matt Best!

Please join me in welcoming our new Interim Superintendent, Matt Best who was appointed at the August 5 Board Meeting.  Interim Superintendent Best has dedicated 21 years in our DJUSD community and we are very grateful for his continued support as we commence the school year.


Classroom Assignments

Due to the construction zone limitations, CCE will not be holding a traditional “paper-less” parade.  Parents who have completed their Online Re-Enrollment by visit the Parent Portal, will receive the classroom teacher assignment of their student(s) on Friday, August 20 by 5:00 p.m. via email.  If you have more than one child enrolled at CCE, you will receive separate emails at sequential times throughout the day depending on grade or number of children enrolled.


Back To School Nights

This school year, Back to School Nights will be in-person for parents and guardians.  Childcare is not available therefore we respectfully ask that childcare be pre-arranged in advance off campus.  Redwood Park will remain open as an optional space for extended family, caregivers and household siblings.


Back-to-School Night

Kindergarten 5:00-6:00 p.m. AM Kinder Classes

6:00-7:00 p.m. PM Kinder Class


Back-to-School Night

First Grade 6:00-7:00 p.m.


First Day of School



Back-to-School Night

2nd - 3rd Grades 5:00-6:00 p.m.

4th - 5th Grades 6:00-7:00 p.m.

6th Grade 7:00-8:00 p.m.


DJUSD Return to Campus (COVID 19)

Masks and hand washing protocols that were used last Spring will again be in effect this school year.  Please use the following link for the most up to date information related to COVID health and safety guidelines.  Tabs at this link include topics such as:  travel advisory, CDPH guidelines, and videos for students and families explaining healthy practices that will be used for the upcoming school year.  As health and safety guidance is updated by the state and county, I will share these updates and/or share links for more information


Health and Safety at CCE

Similar to our April 12th Spring Re-Opening, many of the Health and Safety Protocols will continue during in-person instruction.  The César Chávez Elementary Handbook will be published Friday, August 20 and delivered electronically to CCE families when receiving their child’s/children’s placement via email.

General Information:

  • No campus supervision available before 8:10 a.m.
  • Classrooms open at 8:20 a.m.
  • Arrival Bell:  8:25 a.m.  Dismissal Bell:  2:35 p.m./3:05 p.m.
    • Front of the School – Grades 1st-6th
    • Redwood Park – Grades 1st-6th
    • Kinder Yard – Kinder Families Only
  • Snack and Stretch Breaks will be staggered throughout the school day for each grade-level cohort.
  • Morning, lunch and afternoon recess periods of the day will be staggered due to limited playground space and to allow for social distancing in play area zones.
  • Grade-Level Cohorts may co-mingle during recess and lunch periods.
  • Students will have access to Redwood Park’s play structure during school hours for recess.
  • Lunch Plan:  Students will eat outdoors on benches.  One primary cohort and one secondary cohort will share a lunch period (ex: 1st & 4th grade, 2nd & 5th, 3rd & 6th)
    • Primary grade lunch zone under hallway awnings adjacent to the office with north facing entrance/exits to and from the MPR
    • Intermediate grade lunch zone at south lunch table location with west facing entrance/exits to and from the MPR




DJUSD On-Campus Asymptomatic Testing Day at CCE:  Fridays!

DJUSD continues to partner with Healthy Davis Together to bring COVID saliva testing for asymptomatic students and staff before, during and after the school day.  This school year, HDT will be set up in Room 21 between 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  All CCE classrooms will be scheduled to our HDT classroom for saliva testing during the school day.  Parents do not need to be present for testing once they are registered through HDT, and a DJUSD waiver is on file for the student.  Please visit our DJUSD COVID-19 website here to complete the testing registration and access the waiver.


Student Medical Forms and Medications Drop-Off at CCE

Drop off hours for K-6 CCE students who have medical forms or medications may drop off at our CCE Office with our new school nurse, Angela Ikeda:  between August 16 – 20th, 8:30 – 3:00p 


Transportation - Unitrans Fare FREE for Youth

Unitrans is offering Youth 18 and Under to ride Unitrans Free starting August 2nd.  Families may contact Unitrans to receive a free youth pass that is required to show the driver or conductor before transport.  To learn more visit or call (530) 752-2877.


Important Dates


Friday, August 20 – Classroom Assignments sent via email


Monday, August 23 – Kindergarten Back to School Night, AM Classes 5:00-6:00 p.m., PM Class 6:00-7:00p.m.


Tuesday, August 24 – 1st Grade Back to School Night, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 25 – First Day of School!  1st-6th 8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 26 – Back to School Nights

                                                -2nd & 3rd Grades:  5:00-6:00 p.m.

                                                -4th & 5th Grades:  6:00-7:00 p.m.

                                                -6th Grades:  7:00-8:00 p.m.


Mon, Aug 31-Fri, Sept 3 – Week of Cooperation

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