May 21, 2021
Dear CVUSD Parents and Guardians:
As the 2020/2021 school year comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on how far we have come as a unified school district. It seems so long ago that we first created our Distance Learning programs to adjust to our new pandemic normal and learned how to navigate the constantly changing state and federal health guidelines, all with the mission to continue to provide our students with an excellent education in a safe learning environment. The road to today has not always been easy, but for our CVUSD family, there was never another option than to emerge from the depths of this pandemic stronger together.
To families who have put their faith in us to educate your children on campus, I hope your confidence remains steadfast as your children reunite with their teachers and friends, learning in the best way they know how. To families whose children continue to learn through Distance Learning, I hope you agree that CVUSD distance learning programs were created to the highest standards possible. With Governor Newsom’s May revision to the state’s budget that assumes a return to full-time in-person instruction for the 2021/2022 school year, we look forward to seeing the students’ bright, smiling faces on campus as we return to a traditional attendance schedule. I understand that some families in our community may not feel comfortable returning to campus. I want to assure you that the District remains committed to offering alternative education programs such as independent study and home/hospital courses to assist with student educational goals.
At last night’s Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the District’s Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Plan. The ELO grant provides a one-time funding to close the learning gap caused by the pandemic. To accelerate the progress, the school day will be extended 30-minutes for the 2021/2022 school year. For your planning purposes, the 2021/2022 bell schedule can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3fdzscF.
As summer welcomes us, it appears that we have hit a positive stride once again. Even amid San Bernardino County’s current designation in the state’s orange tier, CVUSD continues to plan for all possibilities for the 2021/2022 school year. And although nothing is set in stone and no one can predict the future, I remain optimistic, and come what may, we will triumph together.I hope you and your families have a safe and enjoyable summer break.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.