Coronavirus Update as of March 26, 2020
All 25 of the Monterey county superintendents have been working together this week to make some joint decisions about the best next steps regarding school closures. Please find attached (links below) to this email the letter that explains that decision. We are jointly deciding to extend the closure for our districts to May 4, 2020. This brings us in alignment with what the Bay Area School Districts have decided to do and helps California and the country with slowing the spread of the virus. As May 4 approaches, the county superintendents will jointly reevaluate the situation to see if closure needs to be extended.
Please know that we recognize the challenges our families are facing during this time, especially as you have become partners with us in the education of our students. I am also very proud of our teachers who are focused on continuing to shift to an online or remote learning environment, as well as our classified staff who are continuing to support the district processes so we can move forward. We will survive this and it will be because we are working together as a community!
Continue to check our website and my newsletter for updates and helpful resources. The next newsletter is coming out Friday, March 27, 2020.
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb Dill-Varga, Ed.D.
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.
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.”
We welcome all adults to explore our courses and find those that suit your interests and needs. The teachers and staff of Carmel Adult School care about your continued journey into education and the success that comes from learning at your own pace. The wide array of talent offered by CAS instructors and the spirit of community will truly enhance your learning experience.
From beginners to the accomplished, regardless of age, heritage, handicap or background, Carmel Adult School strongly believes in the right of every adult to have an education. We strive to offer something for everyone and are always open to expanding our horizons. We invite suggestions on classes you may wish to take (or teach!) in the future.
Our program offers classes in various locations within the Carmel community. Students are welcome to join at any time during the session.Always more to learn!