eNews & Notes - June 18, 2021

eNews & Notes - June 18, 2021
Posted on 06/18/2021
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A Moment with Doc Ervin

After visiting summer school classrooms, Superintendent Doc Ervin reflects on things he saw and heard that impressed him.

Future in Focus

Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.

Honoring Our Own
On Tuesday, June 22, the Board of Education will hold a special virtual meeting to recognize the dedicated SBCUSD employees who have reached milestone anniversaries, those who earned a prestigious Golden Apple or Crystal Apple Award, and the staff members who are retiring this school year.

Watch the virtual celebration starting at 5 p.m. on our YouTube channel. And, be sure to bookmark our channel, where you can watch a variety of videos about SBCUSD. This is also where you can watch Board of Education meetings live at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Take Advantage of Food Distributions
We’re grateful that during these challenging times, community partners like the nonprofit Tzu Chi and Pure Land Foundations continue holding monthly mobile food pantries at our schools.
Everyone is welcome to participate in these drive-thru mobile food distributions:

Tzu Chi USA’s Drive-Thru Food Giveaway
Sunday, June 20
9 to 11 a.m. (while supplies last)
Jones Elementary School
700 North F Street, San Bernardino

Pure Land Foundation Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Saturday, June 26
9 a.m. to noon (while supplies last)
Pacific High School
1020 Pacific Street, San Bernardino

Save the Date!
Our schools and staff are eager to welcome students back in person on August 2! A free Back-to-School Extravaganza will be held on July 27 at San Manuel Stadium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Extravaganza is a great opportunity for our school community and students to learn about free services, valuable information, resources, and materials to help ease students’ return to school. Stay tuned to this weekly newsletter for more details announced in the coming weeks.

Enrollment Hotline Discontinued
The Enrollment Hotline, previously reachable by calling (909) 891-1010, has been discontinued. Families can still call Enrollment and Placement Services at the main number, (909) 889-7576, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Highlights of the Week

Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.

Class of 2020 Commencement is Today
Our Board of Education made good on a promise made to the Class of 2020. An in-person graduation ceremony was held for all SBCUSD members of the Class of 2020 today, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Glen Helen Pavilion. This will be a single graduation ceremony for students from all high schools, who could not have an in-person graduation ceremony in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees must have tickets to enter.

Watch Recent Graduation Ceremonies Online
All SBCUSD high schools wrapped up graduation ceremonies with much pomp and circumstance. Graduates and their families can still relive that momentous occasion by watching a pre-recorded livestream of each ceremony.
Click here for more information and a link to each school ceremony.

Senior Spotlights Honor Graduates
We highlighted the achievements of our Class of 2021 graduates on social media through our Senior Spotlights. Be sure to check our SBCUSD social media channels to read about the memories our high school graduates will take with them for years to come.

And follow and like SBCUSD’s social media accounts to read about our recent graduates and everything related to our District and students.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanBernardinoUSD/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SB_CitySchools
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbcusd/

When Temperatures Soar
The first major heat wave brought record high temperatures to San Bernardino and inland Southern California this week.
Throughout the summer and fall, when temperatures of 90 degrees or higher are forecasted, the District’s Safety Office sends a heat alert notifying all athletic directors, coaches and physical education staff; managers; and other key personnel to ensure everyone stays safe by limiting outdoor activities, among several other important precautions.
At home, you can visit www.ready.gov/heat for more tips to beat the heat.

In the Spotlight

Be Wise. Immunize Students Before School Starts
With the new school year less than two months away, now’s a good time to check your child’s immunization card to ensure they have all the shots required by the state of California to attend our schools when they reopen to students in August.
State law requires that children attending public schools in California have these immunizations: Polio; Varicella; Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, also known as DTAP or TDAP; Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps, Rubella, or MMR; and HIB.
These are the only vaccinations required by the state of California for children attending schools in the 2021-2022 school year which begins Monday, August 2. At this time, there is no state requirement for students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
For more information, please call Student Wellness & Support Services at (909) 473-2080. And remember to always keep a record of your child’s shots so you can provide them to the school as proof.

Face Coverings: What is Changing at SBCUSD After June 15?
California fully reopened its economy on June 15 and eased the restrictions that have been in place during COVID-19. However, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has stated that “school masking guidance remains in place and masks are required. Going forward, CDPH will continue to provide guidance around youth settings.”
SBCUSD’s face covering requirements and other safety mitigation measures will remain in place until further notice. That means students attending summer school and employees must continue wearing face coverings.
We anticipate that CDPH will be issuing directives for schools for the 2021-2022 school year by July, which we will share with you as soon as we know more.

Read more about CDPH guidance for schools here
CDPH’s “Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers"
CDPH’s “Beyond the Blueprint - What will California Look Like After June 15?”

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