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    Assembly Bill 104 Grade Change Information

    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. 

    Grade Change Application Request Form

     


     

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  • 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.

     


    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.

    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

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Announcements

  • Anonymous Tip Line Reminder

    Did you know that the district participates in WeTIP, the anonymous tip line service? WeTIP is committed to anonymous reporting, so they provide a discreet way to report any type of crime, fraud, or improper behavior issues.

    WeTip's complete list

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Headlines

  • Second Edition of #WeAreCarmelUnified

    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.”

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    Captain Cooper School, a K-5 school nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Big Sur, is located 26 miles south of Carmel on California State Route One. Surrounded by mountains, the school sits some 500 feet above the entrance to the Big Sur Valley. Our site is also home to the Apple Pie Preschool. Together the schools have just under 90 students.

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