Principal Dunn Update: January 24, 2021.
Saludos Comunidad de César Chávez Elementary,

As your principal I want to express my gratitude, and acknowledge the dedication and energy of our Students, Parents, Caregivers and Staff. You all have risen to the challenge to uphold the faithful work of teaching and learning Spanish online. This educational shift, though adaptive and innovative, possesses a spectrum of multi-sensory experiences and outcomes yet to be fully determined.

However, what I do know is that our school community remains committed to connection and resilience. During these past 10 months, we have shown the capacity to be generous, creative, patient and kind. That is, we are still creating the conditions for these capacities in order to thrive, even in the direst circumstances. Together we will get through this, I know we can, if together we hold steadfast in crisis and struggle with our Sí se puede spirit indefinitely.

With deep appreciation,

Sra. Dunn

Highlight
On January 19, the DJUSD Board of Education Passed a motion with specific conditions DJUSD will need to establish for a Hybrid return to schools that include two components, learn more about this here. Already, DJUSD has launched Healthy Davis Together’s asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on school campuses, MERV-13 filter installations and air purifiers for each classroom, including new protocols to ensure Cal OSHA/COVID-19 safety protocols for notification, quarantine and contact tracing. However, there are two variable conditions we must anticipate first before we move forward with reopening schools in a Hybrid Model, 1) Yolo County must be in the Red Tier for two weeks (or lower tier) and, 2) Teachers and Staff who are being asked to return have had access to both doses of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, and provided with up to two weeks for recovery following the second vaccine.

Correspondingly, additional time will be devoted this week for Action Teams and Advisory Committees to revise and finalize an Elementary School Hybrid Model that supports equity, continuity and compatibility suitable for each DJUSD Elementary School and Program. In addition, Trustees will be discussing whether a due date can be established for when Distance Learning would remain our primary instructional model until the end of the year.

I encourage our school members to stay tuned for the February 4, 6:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting where Trustees will be receiving a revised Elementary and Preschool Hybrid Model Schedule to review and approve. The meeting can be viewed on DJUSD Education Channel 17 and by livestream, or you can watch archived recordings at djusd.tv. The DJUSD website also posts the latest information on the Return to Campus website and encourages each school member to share your feedback with communications@djusd.net.

Update

DJUSD Intent to Return Form

If you have a child in TK-5th grade in DJUSD, it is time to complete your DJUSD Intent to Return request. This process happens ONLINE in the DJUSD Parent Portal and is open. You will log into the DJUSD Parent Portal (the one used to complete your Online Re-Enrollment) and follow the simple instructions below. If you forgot your pin and password, you may request a reminder to your email. Please complete this process for each of your children in TK-5th grades no later than Friday, March 19, 2021.

INSTRUCTIONS HERE If you have any questions, please contact our school office.

DJUSD Registration Information

Davis Joint Unified School District will conduct electronic TK and Kindergarten registration beginning Monday, January 4th. Children within the District who will reach their fifth birthday between September 2, 2021 and December 2, 2021 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. Children within the District who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible for Kindergarten. You may enroll electronically by completing the enrollment packet and sending it to Enrollment Specialist, Patty Smith at psmith@djusd.net, or you can enroll in-person at CCE on Monday, March 1, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Room 21.

Reminders
January Curbside Materials Pickup

As our community is taking careful precaution with Yolo County’s reassignment to the Purple Tier and surge in Covid-19 cases, our staff will need to implement our original "Curbside" Materials exchange and pick up protocols on Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Anderson Road loading zone (not the MPR). Please note that Círculo Exchange takes place on February 2.

We appreciate you preparing a clearly written sign with your child’s and teacher’s last names and grade to have visible from your vehicle’s passenger side window.

Climate Committee Meeting this Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 p.m., Zoom
Please join us for our first Climate Committee meeting for the school year. All school members are welcomed and encouraged to learn more about our Committee’s planning for school wide Heritage Months and Observances, including the Principal’s and Counselor’s Report on current school programs. Live agenda link and Zoom links are available here and our CCE Website.

CCE Kindergarten Information Night

It is the time of year for incoming Kindergarten Families to learn more about our Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Program! We are excited to offer this special night on Zoom where we will introduce incoming and returning families to our staff, parent and stakeholder chairpersons including a slide show with must current Kindergarten and school information. Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Zoom.

New Yolo County Virtual After School Groups

Victor Community Support Services are hosting Free virtual after-school groups for Yolo County Students in Elementary through High School during January 19-March 26. Please review the flyer attached below.
After School 2021.pdf

Upcoming Events

January 26 – CCE Curbside Pickup – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Anderson Rd
                      – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Zoom

February 9 – Kindergarten Information Night – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00, p.m., Zoom

February 15 – NO SCHOOL – Local Holiday

February 22 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day