Assembly Bill 104 Grade Change Information
July 30, 2021
Recent legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 104, contains a provision that allows for parents/guardians and adult students to request that grades earned at the high school during the 2020-2021 school year be changed to Pass or No Pass. There is no limit to the number of courses for which a grade change may be requested. The changes will not be factored into the student’s GPA, thus the GPA will not be negatively impacted. There are, however, factors that need to be considered when making this decision.
- Replacing an F grade with a No Pass will remove the F from the GPA calculation
- However, students will still be held accountable for passing all required classes
- Replacing a D with a Pass may qualify the course for college admissions where previously it could not be used. This may only apply for institutions accepting Pass / No Pass grades
- List of Postsecondary Institutions accepting Pass / No Pass grades in lieu of a letter grade for admission
- Please be aware that some post-secondary institutions, especially those out of state, will not or may not accept Pass / No Pass grades for the purposes of admissions. Please refer to the specific institution’s admissions requirements.
Timelines and requirements (Please Read):
Parents/ Guardians will have 15 calendar days from the date of this notice to submit a request form. Deadline for submission is Aug. 14, 2021
The law prohibits school districts from accepting request applications after the deadline. Please make sure to submit by the deadline, as we can not accept late applications.
Carmel Valley High School Contact:
Direct all questions to:
Tom Parry, Principal -
(831) 624-1546 ext. 2890
Tina Gerow, Principal’s Secretary -
(831) 624-1546 ext. 2891
Human Trafficking Prevention Resources
As required by Ca. Ed. Code 49381, districts are required to provide to parents of students in grades 6-12 with information on human trafficking prevention resources. In consultation with the Monterey County Office of Education, we selected these resources to share with parents.
Please CLICK HERE to read an important correspondence from the district, emailed to applicable parents/guardians on July 30, 2021. Includes guidance and mandated timelines. Eligible students include those who attended CHS or CVHS in the 2020-2021 school year only.
Independent study program
If you are thinking of having your child attend the independent study program a rather than full-time in person, you can view the slides from our joint presentation with North Monterey County Unified School District here.
The video will be posted on our YouTube chaneel within the next few days here.
- Click here for enrollment information about the NMCUSD program.
- Click here for an interdistrict transfer request form.
Carmel Unified Community,
The District is pleased to report that we will be welcoming back students to full, in-person learning on Monday, August 9th, 2021.
The State of California has prioritized a full return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. This will require the continued use of masks to eliminate physical distancing requirements, a major impediment to a full return. As a public entity, we will follow the rules set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)and the California Department of Education (CDE).
- Masks are required for all students when indoors and for adults when students are present.
- When outdoors, masks will be optional for everyone.
- Masks will also be required on school buses.
The State of California has also given school districts guidance to offer independent study for students whose families determine that their health would be at risk in an in-person setting. To accomplish this, the state allows school districts to contract with other education agencies. We are excited to partner with North Monterey County Unified School District (NMCUSD) to offer an independent study program option, given our longstanding experience with their high-quality program and the anticipated low numbers of families who will choose this option. CUSD has partnered with NMCUSD for many years to provide independent study options for high school students. To participate in this option, students will transfer to the North Monterey County Center for Independent Study School which includes the NMCUSD K-12 Virtual E-School with the option to return to the CUSD in-person program at any time.
- Click here for more information about the NMCUSD program.
- Click here for an interdistrict transfer request form.
For those interested in exploring the Independent Study option, we’ll be hosting a joint Zoom presentation with North Monterey County Unified School District on Tuesday, July, 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. We’ll be sending a meeting link and more details later this week.
Our goal will be to continue to have school in the most normal way possible; therefore, we will continue to revise and implement our COVID -19 safety procedures as needed. As always, we will be providing updates as we receive further guidance from the CDPH.
There are some questions you may have for which we are still developing plans or awaiting answers from CDPH and other agencies. We will let you know as soon as we have more information on topics such as...
- School schedules
- Updated quarantine, outbreak, and closure guidance
- School events and gatherings such as dances and field trips
- Cleaning and disinfection procedures
- Parent volunteers
- Athletics, extracurricular activities, and performing arts guidance
As I begin my third week in the school district, I have truly enjoyed speaking with many of you, visiting various sites throughout the district, and engaging with our community. I am impressed with the work of our staff and students, including our summer programs hosted at The Cachagua Children's Center, Captain Cooper Elementary, Carmel High School, and Carmel Middle School (which also included River and Tularcitos elementary students).
It is truly my honor to serve as your Superintendent and I thank you for your partnership.
Sincerely, E. Ted Knight EdD
Dear Parents and CUSD employees: A Chicago colleague asked recently, “What is the name of your new school district?” “Carmel Unified,” I responded. “Unified? ” she inquired as though she had misheard. I quickly responded, “Yes, in Chicago we would call it a Unit District. It serves students in grades K-12. Actually we also have a preschool program here, so it’s actually pre-K to grade 12, but it’s about the same thing as a unit district.”
August 12, 2021
August 13, 2021
August 19, 2021
6:00 PM River Back-to-School Night
6:00 PM Tularcitos Back-to-School Night
September 2, 2021
5:00 PM CHS Back-to-School Night
Mission StatementThe mission of Carmel Valley High School is to provide a challenging curriculum for each and every student. Our approach addresses the educational and emotions needs to students who come from various backgrounds. It is the expectation that all graduating students will become productive and caring members of society.