Coronavirus Update as of March 26, 2020
All 25 of the Monterey county superintendents have been working together this week to make some joint decisions about the best next steps regarding school closures. Please find attached (links below) to this email the letter that explains that decision. We are jointly deciding to extend the closure for our districts to May 4, 2020. This brings us in alignment with what the Bay Area School Districts have decided to do and helps California and the country with slowing the spread of the virus. As May 4 approaches, the county superintendents will jointly reevaluate the situation to see if closure needs to be extended.
Please know that we recognize the challenges our families are facing during this time, especially as you have become partners with us in the education of our students. I am also very proud of our teachers who are focused on continuing to shift to an online or remote learning environment, as well as our classified staff who are continuing to support the district processes so we can move forward. We will survive this and it will be because we are working together as a community!
Continue to check our website and my newsletter for updates and helpful resources. The next newsletter is coming out Friday, March 27, 2020.
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb Dill-Varga, Ed.D.
UPDATE March 23, 2020 Free Meals Available During School Closure
The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at Carmel Unified School District will continue to serve nutritious take out meals to students during school closure. Meals are free for all children age 18 and under regardless of what school they attend during this emergency crisis. No paperwork is required.
CUSD in the News
With all the amazing things going on in our district, it is no wonder we get lots of coverage in local media. Here are some recent stories.
Carmel Unified Teachers Ranked Top in the StateCarmel Unified teachers hold three of the top four slots in the California state rankings by Niche.com. The rankings are based on seven factors: academic grades, parent/student surveys on teachers, teacher absenteeism, teacher salary index, teachers in their first or second year, average teacher salary and the student-teacher ratio. Follow this link for more about this achievement: https://patch.
com/california/malibu/50- california-schools-best- teachers-2020
Carmel High wins Monterey County mock trial competition for sixth time in a row!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CUSD District String Festival - Postponed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM River Miss Becca Talent Show - Remotely
April 4, 2020
April 5, 2020
April 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Carmelo Open House
April 8, 2020
April 9, 2020