Carmel Unified School District improves school-to-home communication by implementing Peachjar to distribute school flyers directly to families digitally
Carmel Unified School District is committed to educational excellence and ensuring that parents stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life. In an effort to improve parent and community engagement, Carmel Unified School District will start using Peachjar as of August 1, 2018 to send digital flyers directly to our families.
Digital flyers will be sent directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen. Additionally, all flyers will be posted to each school’s website. Parents will be able to click to register their children for youth sports, enrichment programs, and community events.
By using this new system, Carmel Unified School District expects to eliminate the need to print roughly 672,000 sheets of paper per year– nearly 81 trees. Additionally, the school district no longer incurs the administrative burden and costs associated with paper flyer distribution.
Carmel Valley High School’s own Tina Gerow, Secretary/Registrar, has been selected as Monterey County's Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) for 2018, in the Office and Technical Category. Tina was honored at an awards dinner on May 14th at the Salinas Elks Lodge, along with recipients in 5 other categories. CSEY winners move onto the California State Competition. Congratulations Tina!
A team of CVHS students, through the Carmel Valley Rotary P.I.C.S. Program, chose non-profit group SAFE PLACE, in Monterey, CA to receive a $2000 grant at an awards banquet on Tuesday May 8, 2018. SAFE PLACE Counselor, Victor Martinez, was there to receive the award saying that this grant is greatly needed and will go directly towards providing assistance, support and shelter for local youth. The CVHS student P.I.C.S. Program team of Katarina Harrison, Matin Khani, Taylor Conforti, and Thomas Fontenay presented the check. CVHS Teacher Jeff Schatz was the advisor for this team of conscientious students.
SAFE PLACE is a comprehensive program for at-risk, runaway and homeless youth that provides everything from street outreach, survival aid, and temporary shelter, to counseling, family reunification and aftercare. They also provide assistance for at-risk, runaway and homeless youth in need of mental health services and support.
Through the P.I.C.S. Program, teams of CVHS students were tasked with researching and contacting local non-profit groups, visiting some of those sites, and then making presentations to the school as a whole on their findings. All students then voted on which non-profit should be awarded the P.I.C.S. Program grant.
Thank you to the Carmel Valley Rotary for providing CVHS students with this meaningful and valuable experience!
If you would like more information about SAFE PLACE or to donate to this non-profit, please go to: https://chservices.org/youth/safe-place/
Wednesday/Thursday May 23/24- CAASP Testing - Math
Monday May 28 – NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
Thursday May 31 –
Friday June 1 -
Carmel Valley High School will prepare its
Valuable Community Members:
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.”