Dear Cajon Valley Families,
With San Diego County just a week away from giving all San Diego schools the option to reopen we have some very important updates for you and information on the reopening of our schools. Last night we finalized our agreement with our teachers association on the safe reopening of our schools. Assistant Superintendent Michelle Hayes, Assistant Superintendent Karen Minshew, Director Sharon Clay, and I collaborated on this short video to share our reopening plan and provide some details on our safe return. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school in person very soon.
Cajon Valley Schools Update 8/20/20
Dear Cajon Valley Families:
You may have heard the news that the County of San Diego was removed from the state’s COVID-19 watchlist and wonder what it means for Cajon Valley. While this is encouraging news that could help pave the way for us to reopen, there are also some important things to keep in mind. These numbers will need to stay within the acceptable range for at least 14 days before San Diego County schools will be allowed to reopen without a waiver. Cajon Valley is one of three public school districts that have applied for this waiver as of Tuesday that would allow us to bring back our TK-6th grade students to school even if San Diego County does not make it off the watch list.
In order to prepare for a thoughtful, safe, and phased reopening of our school sites we will be asking you to complete a very brief survey to verify your preference for in person or distance learning when your child’s school reopens. Please look for this survey on Monday.
For detailed information on San Diego County’s monitoring and waiver process please visit the County’s COVID-19 resource page here. We will also continue to share updates as they become available. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we adjust to these ever-changing conditions.
David Miyashiro, Ed.D.
Childcare Update August 10, 2020
Due to Governor Newsom's Executive Orders for mandatory distance learning, CVUSD recognizes the critical need to provide quality distance learning support, recreation, enrichment, and care for our community both to support the wellbeing of our children and working parents. We prepared our schools based on the most conservative safety guidelines provided by CA Public Health and obtained all necessary supplies for staff and students to adhere to safety, hygiene, and protection measures. We also proved that we could provide learning and enrichment safely during our summer programs at all Cajon Valley Schools. See video below.
Flexibility for districts to provide in person programs and care expired with the governor's latest orders. Our own San Diego County Public Health Officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten supports continuing our program but told us it is not her call and that absent a waiver or a change to the Governor's Orders, we must stop. San Diego Public Health and County Supervisors are lobbying the Governor for flexibility and we are hopeful that we will be able to have students back to school. Thus we are planning and preparing our program to serve families as soon as permission is granted. A CVUSD Extended Day for distance learning support, enrichment, and care interest survey for families and employees is linked below. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. CVUSD Extended Day Interest Survey
David Miyashiro, Ed.D.
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