Principal Dunn Update - December 10, 2023
Posted on 12/10/2023

Queridos padres de familia de CCE,

With the rise in flu and respiratory virus cases recently, we strongly recommend parents consulting with our school nurse, Angela Ikeda ([email protected]), or Office Staff before sending your child to school. We continue to supply adult and children sized masks in our office, and we still do encourage students to wash and sanitize hands frequently at school.

DJUSD also continues to supply Covid-19 rapid test home kits for students before they are dismissed for Winter Break. Test home kits will be passed out this Friday, December 15. We are asking our families to support a healthy return to CCE by taking the rapid test before coming to school on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Just a reminder that all DJUSD elementary schools are back on Jan. 8th.

Be well,

Sra. Dunn


December Attendance Tip: School Success Begins in the Classroom

Attending school is critical to student success. While some absences may be unavoidable, limiting your student’s absences puts them on the path to future academic success, as well as success in life. Here are some ways you can help improve your student’s attendance:

  • Ensure students arrive to school and class on time.
  • Plan family vacations during non-school days and summer break.
  • Try to schedule appointments for your student after school hours.
  • Bring your student to school before and after appointments that are scheduled during the school day.
  • For more information and tips on improving student attendance, please review the DJUSD Family Attendance Handbook.

11th Annual César Chávez Bike Swap 2024: Sunday, April 14

Is anyone in your family or someone you know getting a new bike as a holiday gift? Considering what to do with the old bike hat is still in good riding condition?

Save this bike for donation or consignment at our April 14, 2024, Bike Swap. This awesome school fundraiser for CCE will be here before you know it. At our April 2023 CCE Bike Swap earlier this year, we sold 378 bikes & bike related items AND cleared over $13,000 for CCE!!! As a reminder, if you consign items - you get you 75% of the sales price and the school gets the rest. If you donate items - the school receives 100% of the proceeds. This is safer and easier than Craigslist and tax deductible too!!! Questions? Visit the SIPAT Bike Swap page or contact CCE alumni parent Jill Bonner at [email protected].

Thank you - and Happy Holidays!


Traveling for the Holidays? Don’t Fall Behind!

We know that this time of year brings extra travel for many families, and this means that students may have to miss school. Short-term independent study (STIS) is available for students who know in advance that they will be absent for three or more school days and enables the student to stay current with coursework provided by their teacher(s). Students can use STIS for up to 10 consecutive days at a time, with a limit of 14 days total per school year. Please contact our CCE Attendance Manager, Suzanne Hinton, at [email protected] or call (530) 757-5490.

  • STIS Plans take teachers much time to put together, please give your teacher advance notice at least 5 business days
  • Schools receive STIS attendance credit contingent on the percentage of student work packet completion; (i.e. 10-day STIS only 50% of the student work packet completed equates to 5 days of school attendance credit not 10 days.)
  • Teachers also receive STIS compensation for creating STIS student work packets contingent on the percentage of student work packet completion; (i.e. 10-day STIS only 50% of the student work packet completed equates to 5 days of teacher STIS compensation not 10 days.)

Important Dates & Events

Thursday, December 21 – 1st Grade Winter Concert, 6:00-7:00 p.m., MPR

M-F, Dec. 25-Jan. 5 – NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Tues., January 9 – CCE ELAC Meeting, 8:30-9:30a, MPR

  • SIPAT General Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Zoom

Friday, January 12 – Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 17 – CCE School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Rm 22