November 24, 2020
Dear CVUSD Family,
The season of thanks is once again upon us and amid this pandemic year, it is easy to resign to the feeling that there is not much to be grateful for. But it is precisely during times like these that we must search for things that make the glass half full rather than empty and find the positive in our school district community.
For me, a few things stand out immediately: our resilient and creative students who have found ways to stay connected and maintain school spirit, and our staff and administrators who have put the education and safety of our students first. With the recent opening of some our campuses to small cohort special education and high school conditioning, I would like to thank our special education teachers, coaches, instructional assistants, office staff, support staff, noon ground supervisors, bus drivers, health technicians, nurses, psychologists, and support staff in special educational for ensuring a smooth transition to welcoming our students back. I am just as grateful for our teachers, nutrition services staff, technology staff, support staff and administrators who pivoted to Distance Learning needs at the onset of this pandemic and skillfully navigate its tides. Each time we faced obstacles, we found ways to overcome. Most importantly, together we have maintained a sense of community during these most trying of times.
Though Thanksgiving may look different for many of us this year, my wish is that the love and humility that defines this season remains constant for you and your families. May you have a restful and safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones and come back ready to continue our important work so that we may soon be together in person again.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.