UPDATE Free Meals Available During School Closure
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25th, school meals, free to all children under 18 will be distributed on Tuesday May 27th and Friday, May 29th next week instead of on Monday and Wednesday.
The district is now providing weekend meals as well.
Meals on Tuesday will include the breakfast and lunch for Tues, Wed. and Thursday Meal packages on Friday are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On behalf of the Board of Education ...
“By a unanimous vote, the Board has designated Trisha Dellis to serve as the Acting Superintendent of the District in the absence of the District’s Superintendent.”
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
River School Registration for 2020-2021:
Kinder Registration Opens February 24th!
New Student 1st - 5th Grade Registration Opens March 23rd!
River Rec Registration:
River Rec Packets will be available March 2nd. They must be picked up and returned to Carmelo. There is a $50 registration fee due upon return of the packet.
All River Rec families must register each year!
River School SARC
Please click here to view Carmel River Elementary School's current School Accountability Report Card (SARC). For more information regarding the SARCs please click here to access the California Department of Education Parent's Guide to the SARC.
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a plan of actions to raise the academic performance of all students. To read the Carmel River School complete SPSA, please click here!
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.”
Our mission at Carmel River School is to provide a caring environment that supports academic, personal, and social growth. Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and challenge each student to achieve his/her full potential through the highest quality of teaching. Classroom instruction reflects current curriculum standards, textbook, and program adoptions as defined by the state adoption process.