2021-22 School Year Opening

Dear Olympic View Families and Friends,

Please be sure to read this important message, and respond to the survey in the link regarding the 2021-22 school year. Thank you!

Message from the Superintendent
Plan for Next School Year: In-Person Instruction as We Explore a ‘Virtual Academy’ Option
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
As you may know, students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District are scheduled to start the next school year on Wednesday, July 21. It is our intention to start the 2021-22 academic year with full-day, in-person instruction for five days a week. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state is preparing for a full reopening of California’s economy on June 15—ending the “tier” system of restrictions that also had impacted schools. I do expect that a number of safety and cleaning protocols we currently have in place will continue in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please understand that CDC’s guidance can change rapidly, as we have witnessed throughout the pandemic. We will inform you of any new developments. It is also important to note that the distance learning instructional format is scheduled to expire at the end of the current 2020-21 school year, in accordance with California law.While we look forward to bringing all of our staff members and students back for traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year, we are aware of parent interest in their children continuing in an online instructional model, similar to distance learning. In order to provide such an educational option for our students/families, the District is exploring the development of a virtual school/online academy. Such a platform will provide live instruction in real time with teachers being able to provide instant feedback as well as online opportunities where students complete assignments on their own time.We will survey parents to determine the level of interest in this alternative to traditional in-person instruction. A preliminary proposal envisions a Districtwide “virtual academy” that would not necessarily be tied to or associated with a student’s school of residence. I welcome any of your comments or novel ideas regarding this option. Please click on this link to access the survey, which will remain open until May 10.To reiterate, it is our intention to offer full-time, in-person instruction while also offering a virtual academy model for those who prefer this option to in-person instruction.

Sincerely,Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.Superintendent

Apreciables padres y tutores:
Como se habrán enterado, los estudiantes del Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista están programados para comenzar el próximo ciclo escolar el miércoles, 21 de julio. Es nuestra intención comenzar el año académico 2021-22 con instrucción en persona de día completo los cinco días de la semana. El Gobernador Gavin Newson ha anunciado que el estado se está preparando para la reapertura total de la economía de California el 15 de junio, poniendo fin al sistema de restricciones de “niveles” que también ha afectado a las escuelas. Espero que la serie de protocolos de seguridad y limpieza que actualmente tenemos en vigor continúen alineados con las recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). Por favor comprenda que las pautas de CDC pueden cambiar rápidamente, tal como lo hemos atestiguado durante la pandemia. Los mantendremos informados de cualquier novedad.También es importante tener en cuenta que el formato de instrucción de educación a distancia está programado para terminar al final del ciclo escolar actual 2020-21, de conformidad con la ley de California.Mientras esperamos tener a todos nuestros miembros del personal y estudiantes de regreso a la tradicional instrucción en persona para el ciclo escolar 2021-22, estamos conscientes del interés de los padres en que sus hijos continúen en un modelo de instrucción en línea, similar a la educación a distancia. Con el fin de proporcionar una opción educativa para nuestros estudiantes y familias, el Distrito está explorando el desarrollo de una escuela/academia virtual. Dicha plataforma proporcionará instrucción en vivo en tiempo real y los maestros podrán brindar retroalimentación instantánea, así como oportunidades en línea donde los estudiantes completarán las tareas en su propio tiempo.Enviaremos una encuesta para determinar el nivel de interés de esta alternativa a la instrucción tradicional en persona. Una propuesta preliminar visualiza una “academia virtual” en todo el Distrito que no necesariamente estará vinculada o asociada con la escuela de residencia del estudiante. Agradezco sus comentarios o ideas novedosas con respecto a esta opción. Favor de hacer clic en el enlace para accesar a la encuesta, que permanecerá abierta hasta el 10 de mayo.Enfatizamos, es nuestra intención ofrecer instrucción en persona de tiempo completo y al mismo tiempo ofrecer un modelo de academia virtual para aquellos que prefieran esta opción en lugar de la instrucción en persona.

Atentamente,Dr. Francisco Escobed
Superintendente
Reopening
‘Operation Immunity’ Provides Mobile Vaccination Clinic on CampusOperation Immunity’s first mobile vaccination clinic at a campus in the Chula Vista Elementary School District was a success. Operation Immunity is a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit that provides COVID-19 vaccinations to hard-to-reach populations in Chula Vista. All 151 doses were administered to those who made appointments or walked-up for the opportunity on Friday, April 23 at Harborside Elementary School. Hard-to-reach populations of seniors, kinship caregivers, parents and community members expressed thanks and appreciation to those who made the event possible. The vaccination clinic was the result of a partnership of the District, City of Chula Vista, Chula Vista Fire Department and many amazing volunteers and school staff. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you, your family, and your loved ones. #VaccinesSaveLivesBlack Learners Advisory Council (B-LAC) Invites Your ParticipationWould you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed Black Learners Advisory Council (B-LAC). Learn more about our purpose, vision and goals. Please click here to upcoming meeting dates and links to register in advance.
How to Build Resiliency Parent WorkshopLearn the different strategies to help strengthen our kids by building resiliency and grit; teach problem-solving skills; promote healthy risk-taking; and promote positive social connections.Watch Video
How to Build Stronger Communication with Your School CommunityIn this pre-recorded workshop, you’ll learn skills and gain resources to help build a stronger connection with your school community.Watch Video
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