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2013 Summer School
The 2013 Summer School Academic Programs for elementary, intermediate and high school students was approved by the CUSD Governing Board at its Feb. 27 meeting. Click here for information on 2013 Summer School dates and locations.
Spring 2013 academic competitions - CUSD's results
Students spend the school year preparing for various academic competitions which are held each spring such as History Day, Science Fair and DI. Following are links to lists of CUSD students who were first place winners at local/regional level academic competitions, and first, second and third place winners at state at national competitions:
Kindergarten registration for 2013-14 began March 6
Kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be held daily, beginning March 6 during regular school hours at all Clovis Unified elementary schools. To be eligible to register for kindergarten, a child must reach 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2013. Children whose fifth birthday falls between October 2 and December 3, 2013, can enroll in CUSD’s transitional kindergarten program, as these students are not eligible for traditional kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Click here for more on kindergarten registration.
Enrollment for new students in grades 1-6 is March 13
Registration for all new elementary students in first through sixth grades will begin March 13, 2013, at the school site your child will attend for the 2013-14 school year.
Preschool registration appointments for 2013-14 started April 3
Preschool programs are available for children 4 years old as of October 1, 2013. Beginning April 3 at 8 a.m., parents can call CUSD’s Child Development Department at 327-9180 to make a registration appointment. Click here for more on preschool registration.
Clovis Unified moves to morning attendance calls Feb. 12
Starting February 12, attendance calls will be made in the morning instead of the afternoon. Calls will now be placed shortly after 10 a.m. for elementary schools and 10:15 a.m. at intermediate and high schools. This change is designed to provide early notification for parents if your child has an unexplained absence from school. If you need to update your contact information in order to ensure receipt of these calls, please contact the attendance clerk at your child’s school. Every effort will be made to record any parent calls made to clear a student’s absence and to capture all teachers’ attendance data before the start of the morning calls. Attendance calls should only be made to those parents whose student is absent from school without explanation. If a student is out ill, or their absence is otherwise accounted for, please contact your school attendance office as early as possible to avoid uncertainty over your child’s whereabouts.
2013-2014 school year calendar now available
Planning for next school year will move into high gear with the Board’s adoption of the 2013-2014 calendar. Key dates on the 2013-2014 school calendar include:
Employee information on salary study
More information about the Spring 2013 salary study, click here.
District honors 28 employees of the year at Feb. 5 ceremony
On February 5, Clovis Unified honored the 28 winners of the 2012 Crystal Awards. The employee recognition program honors those individuals making a difference in the lives of CUSD students. Click here a list of our 2012 Crystal Award winners.
CUSD Today Extra: Articles beyond your printed edition
There is so much going on in Clovis Unified, all the district’s news simply cannot fit into the printed edition of CUSD Today! But that doesn’t mean you can’t read about it. Links to additional CUSD Today articles can now be found here, on CUSD's home page. Some of the recently added articles include:
School safety always a priority
The tragic December 14 events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in the state of Connecticut affect us all. In addition to holding our own loved ones closer, questions about how to talk to young children about tragedy, and what are our own schools doing to protect student safety come immediately to mind. Following are just a few of the many things Clovis Unified does to make student safety a priority, including an additional resource for parents to use in talking with their children.
For tips from psychologists on talking with students about tragedy, click here.
Clovis Unified schools continue to make gains on 2012 Academic Performance Index
Eleven Clovis Unified schools jumped more than 12 points on California’s 2012 Academic Performance Index (API) released by the Department of Education; with all of the District’s comprehensive schools continuing to score over the state’s achievement target of 800. The results reflect Clovis Unified students’ steadily rising achievement on California’s standardized assessments and other academic indicators. The district-wide API also rose five points to 876 on the 1,000-point scale, placing it near the top of all California school districts testing more than 25,000 students. Read More or Find Your School's Data using California's new School Quality Snapshot.
Solar Projects planned to reduce energy costs
With the passage of Measure A in June, Clovis Unified is moving forward with the installation of a 5.4-megawatt solar field to be located at 19 sites around the district. This investment in solar energy is anticipated to provide an annual savings to the district’s current $7.5 million energy expenses of more than $2 million. The projects' first phase is already underway at Clovis, Nelson, Fugman, Riverview and Mtn. View elementary schools.Learn more.
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