August 2, 2021
Dear CVUSD Community,
I’d like to extend you an enthusiastically warm welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! This year’s first day of school is especially exciting as we all return to campus for in-person instruction after beginning last year in distance learning. Our students and staff are the heart and soul of our district and having them together in the classroom brings an energy to our campuses that strengthens our ever-growing commitment to nurturing world-class scholars.
First, I’d like to thank our remarkable classified staff, teachers, and administrators who have continued to offer tremendous support to school sites, students, and our community. They have continuously pivoted and adjusted to an ever-changing environment as we navigate through the pandemic. Regardless of revisions made to federal, state, or local guidance, our outstanding team has remained dedicated to offering the very best to our students and their families. I’m beyond proud of these admirable educators and devoted leaders as their dedication and perseverance allowed CVUSD to reopen for full-time, in-person instruction last school year.
Their unwavering commitment continued through the summer as they assembled to provide students with exciting learning enrichment opportunities. Through hands-on activities and innovative pursuits, students channeled their artistic genius, navigated the depths of our universe, and unleashed their athletic prowess.
Second, the District is excited to launch its 1:1 Chromebook initiative this school year. Leveraging funds provided through the Federal CARES Act, each CVUSD student will receive a Chromebook that will be used to enhance collaboration among peers and reduce the digital divide. By the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, all classrooms will be equipped with a ViewSonic board to encourage student engagement and interactive learning.
CVUSD school sites continue to receive upgrades, modifications, and new construction improvements funded through the Measure G bond. Since its passage in 2016, Measure G has funded approximately $478 million dollars in pivotal school investments that enhance learning environments for our students. To see recently completed projects, please visit https://youtu.be/GVE2T4p6r94 to watch the latest Measure G update video.
At this time, I’d like to invite all parents and guardians to participate in the District ESSER III Survey which can be easily accessed via the CVUSD website at www.chino.k12.ca.us/Page/48762. The survey, available through 3 p.m., August 13, offers an opportunity to provide invaluable input regarding five areas identified as priorities for the District at-large.
As part of ESSER III funding, each CVUSD school site will receive an allocation of money to address the required academic impact of lost instructional time during COVID-19 closures through the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, parents, guardians, staff, and students – sixth grade and above – will be able to submit input regarding their school site level plan that outlines specific areas the school can commit to and that address academic priorities. Additional information on how you can provide input will be shared by your school principal in the coming weeks.
Finally, I’d like to encourage you to connect with us to receive updates, announcements, and important district news by visiting the CVUSD website at www.chino.k12.ca.us or following us on social media:
I hope you enjoy your remaining days of summer, and I look forward to working with you as we inspire our students to become the responsible global citizens and forthcoming leaders they are destined to be!
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.