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  • 3/31/2020 UPDATE: School Facilities to Remain Closed Through the End of the School Year 

    Dear CUSD Families and Staff:

    I am writing to provide you with an update on the closure of our school facilities in Carmel Unified School District. In concert with other public and charter school districts in Monterey County, we are taking a “safety first approach” due to the ongoing needs of social distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, our school facilities will remain closed through the end of the school year. 


    As our county superintendent states, “To be clear, the 2019-2020 school year is not over, it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning which will take place in different ways throughout the county.” Please see attached two letters that speak to this decision. The first is from our California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.  The second is the letter from Dr. Deneen Guss, our Monterey County Superintendent of Schools.


    Please know that all of our employees are working together on this transition as we continue to strengthen distance learning programs and opportunities for all of our students.   We will continue to share more news with you as decisions are made about certain events and end-of-the-year protocols. 


    We appreciate your patience as we face this unprecedented set of challenges. We pledge to do our best to continue providing your children with valuable instructional experiences as we all work through this together.


    Barb Dill-Varga, Ed.D.
    Carmel Unified School District

    Click here for CDE Letter - State Supt
    Click here for MCOE Letter - County Supt English
    Click here for MCOE Letter - County Supt Spanish


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  • 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. 


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  • On-Line Instruction Hub

    To help ease the transition to our On-line model we have set up a temporary site with resources and access points for all class. to view the site click here 

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  • Course Selection Information for 2020-2021

    It’s hard to believe, but the counseling department is already working on scheduling courses for the 2020-2021 school year. We would like to share with you important information about the timeline of the scheduling process.

    CHS 2020-2021 Course Catalog can be viewed here

    For Incoming 9th Grade Parents: If you missed our Parent Information Night you can view the handout here. 

    January 21 – February 25: CHS teachers will have conversations with students regarding their course recommendations for the following school year in their classes 

    February 3: Course registration forms will be distributed to students by their English teachers. Students are required to take their form around and have teachers sign off on their recommendations for placement.

    February 25 – March 9: Students will be selecting next year’s courses in AERIES in their English classes after a presentation from the Counseling Department. Course Registration forms with parent/guardian signature are due to counselors the day of their presentation in their English classes.

    March 31: AERIES scheduling portal closes

    ***  CHS supports a balanced experience, and we want our students to be successful and healthy human beings. It is essential to have conversations with your student(s) regarding course selection considering academic rigor, overall workload, and additional factors such as: clubs, sports, transportation to and from school, employment, family responsibilities, and mental health. 

    Any requests to change courses after the March 31 deadline are not guaranteed.  In order to request a change after the deadline, students must complete the following steps:

    • Pick up a Course Request form from the counseling office (forms will be available beginning May 1st)
    • Complete the Course Request form including a parent/guardian signature approving of the change.
    • Submit completed forms to your counselor between May 18 - May 20

    ***Email requests to change courses will not be accepted***

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