UPDATE TO THE CVUSD COMMUNITY REGARDING
SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
APRIL 1, 2020
Dear CVUSD Parents and Guardians,
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced during his noon press conference today a recommendation that all California schools remain closed until the end of this school year. After much deliberation, I am directing that Chino Valley Unified School District’s 35 campuses remain closed to in-person learning and teaching for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. My decision is supported by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre and other San Bernardino County school district superintendents.
I understand that this sudden but not unexpected announcement may naturally cause anxiety to our students, families and staff. I want to assure all of our students, especially our seniors, that they will be receiving final grades and continue on the path to graduation and culmination. Rest assured, all school assignments will be graded with empathy and sensitivity given the abnormal circumstances surrounding us. I am confident that together we will successfully navigate our new educational landscape brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This past Monday, we began our transition to CVUSD Distance Learning education. CVUSD Distance Learning education will take place through the end of this school year so please continue to log in and have your students participate in the online lessons.
Our teachers, administrators and the Division of Curriculum, Instruction, Innovation & Support are maximizing their efforts to provide Distance Learning education for the months ahead. We continue to work to provide the quality education and tools that our children need and deserve.
In conjunction with our school closures, all scheduled school and District activities, events, sporting events and gatherings for the school year are cancelled. I know this is not easy to accept, particularly for our high school seniors who have worked so hard for their achievements and their limelight at graduation. The District is looking at other, non-traditional alternatives for graduation ceremonies where all of our seniors will be recognized and given their due applause from their parents, families and CVUSD community. I will update you if/when an alternative is determined.
I want to thank you for your continued partnership and dedication to our students and staff. Education is truly an essential service, and I could not be more proud of our front line teachers, counselors, nutrition service workers, health employees, technology staff, maintenance employees, administrative support staff, school administrators and the rest of our CVUSD family who have risen to the challenge and accepted their responsibilities to our students with grit, determination and a smile. We are in this together, and we will get through this together.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.