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May 21 - Letter to Parents/Families

Dear Family Partners,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you are staying safe. As we complete our fifth week of distance learning, it’s hard to believe the transformation that has taken place in just a couple of months. It certainly has been a time of great change due to the unprecedented circumstances associated with the Coronavirus pandemic—school closures, virtual meetings, distance learning. Our school system looks far different today than it did just eight weeks ago. Thank you for your patience with us as we learn new ways to provide instruction to your students. It is certainly not perfect yet, but we’re getting better every day, and I am confident that by working together we will come out of this crisis better than we went into it.

As we celebrate Teacher (and Certificated support staff) Appreciation Week (May 4–8), Law Enforcement Appreciation Week (May 11–15), and Classified Employee Appreciation Week (May 18–22), please join me in
expressing a resounding THANK YOU to all the members of our team who give so much each and every day. In big, obvious ways and in little, sometimes unnoticed ways, they care for your children day in and day out. Please share your gratitude with them when you have the chance.

Your partnership is critical, not only to the success of your child(ren) but to the achievement of our mission as a school district that every student graduates college and career ready. We are offering a variety of services to help you do this: parent training workshops, support services for mental health and physical needs, and the availability of instructional materials to assist your children with their academics. Please take advantage of these services.

Finally, as we prepare to eventually reopen our schools some time in the future, we want to gather feedback around this issue. To this end, we will be calling a random sampling of our families for a phone interview. We ask for your cooperation if your family is called. Please know that no official decisions have been made at this point. We are still exploring options, gathering information, and waiting for guidance from our State and County. As we consider reopening, please be assured that the safety of students and families, as well as our staff, will be our primary consideration.

Thank you again for your partnership. Here’s to a terrific remainder of the school year!

With respect and gratitude,

Harold J. Vollkommer, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent

May 19 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified calling to remind you that due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, meals will NOT be distributed on Monday, May 25. Instead, meals will be distributed on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. Once again, meals will not be distributed on Monday, May 25 due to the holiday. For a list of schools distributing free meals to children 18 and younger, please visit www.sbcud.com/meals.  Thank you.


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino para recordarles que debido al venidero día festivo del Día de los Caídos en Guerra, NO se distribuirán comidas el lunes 25 de mayo. En su lugar, se distribuirán el martes 26 de mayo y miércoles 27 de mayo de las 9 a 11 de la mañana. De nuevo, no se distribuirán comidas el lunes 25 de mayo debido al día festivo. Para una lista de escuelas que distribuyen comidas gratis a los niños 18 años y menos, visite www.sbcusd.com/meals. Gracias.

May 7 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. Beginning Monday, May 11, we will begin distributing meals to children 18 and under from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. We’re switching to an earlier meal distribution time due to the rising temperatures. We look forward to distributing nutritious meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For a list of meal distribution sites, please visit www.sbcusd.com/meals. Thank you.

April 30 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Good afternoon, this is Harold Vollkommer, interim superintendent for San Bernardino City Schools.

You may be aware that earlier this week, California Governor Gavin Newsom made comments about a possible earlier start to the 2020-21 school year.

I wanted to personally reach out to let you know that our anticipated start date for the 2020-21 school year has not changed. Our Board of Education will be discussing the matter during the May 5 Board meeting. We will continue to monitor dynamics at all levels of government and remain committed to keeping our staff and community updated about any changes or modifications to the upcoming school year.

Thank you for your continued support.


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino en nombre del superintendente interino Dr. Harold Vollkommer.

Quizás se enteró que al principio de la semana el gobernador de California Gavin Newsom comentó sobre posiblemente empezar el año escolar 2020-2021 más temprano.

Queremos decirles personalmente a todos que no se ha cambiado la fecha de inicio original para el año escolar 2020-21. Nuestra Mesa Directiva de Educación hablará sobre el asunto durante su sesión el 5 de mayo. Seguiremos vigilando las dinámicas en todas las escalas gubernamentales y seguimos comprometidos a informar a nuestros empleados y comunidad sobre cualquier cambio o modificación al próximo año escolar.

Gracias

April 27 - Letter to TK, Kinder, and 1st Grade Families

Dear SBCUSD Families,

Your child will be receiving a learning bundle in the mail this week or possibly next. The learning bundle is for students in TK, kindergarten and first grade. This bundle will consist of: (1) KidsLearn student workbook, (2) Small Readers and some school supplies (pencil, crayons, eraser and journal). TK and kindergarten students will get the kindergarten student workbook and first-grade students will get the first-grade student workbook. This workbook is intended for students to practice basic skills and engage in fun, at-home activities with family. This bundle is not intended to take the place of distance learning, but rather it enhances the learning opportunities for our youngest students. The learning bundle and supplies are yours to keep, and the work does not need to be returned. Enjoy these additional learning opportunities with your child. SBCUSD is always striving to provide the best educational opportunities possible for our students.

Sincerely,
Kennon Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services


Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino:

Su hijo recibirá un paquete de materiales educativos esta semana o la próxima. El paquete es para los alumnos en los grados kindergarten de transición, kindergarten y primero que consiste de: (1) libro de ejercicios Kidslearn, (2) libros y útiles escolares: (un lápiz, crayones, borrador y una libreta para escribir). Los niños de kindergarten de transición y kindergarten recibirán el libro de kindergarten y los de primer grado recibirán el libro de primer grado. Este libro de ejercicios es para que los alumnos practiquen destrezas básicas y participen en actividades divertidas en familia. Este paquete no tiene la intención de reemplazar los estudios a distancia, sino mejora las oportunidades para que nuestros alumnos más pequeños aprendan. Se pueden quedar con el paquete y los útiles escolares y no se necesita entregar el trabajo. Disfruten de estas oportunidades adicionales para aprender con su hijo. Como siempre, el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino busca proveer las mejores oportunidades educativas para nuestros alumnos.

Atentamente,
Dr. Kennon Mitchell
Asistente de Superintendente de Servicios Educativos

April 24 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. Beginning Monday, April 27, we are adding two new meal distribution sites to better meet the needs of our students. Arrowview and King Middle Schools are the two new campuses where children ages 18 and under can pick up breakfast and lunch on Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In addition to King and Arrowview Middle Schools, children may also pick up meals from the following schools:


Ramona-Alessandro Elementary

Del Vallejo Leadership and STEAM Academy

Holcomb Elementary 

Muscoy Elementary

Riley College PREP Academy

Pacific High School and 

San Andreas High School 


Remember to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Please visit www.sbcusd.com/meals for more information.  Thank you. 


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. El lunes 27 de abril, agregaremos dos escuelas más que distribuirán comidas para mejor atender las necesidades de nuestros alumnos. Las secundarias Arrowview y King son las dos escuelas adicionales donde los niños de 18 años y menos pueden recoger un desayuno y almuerzo los lunes y miércoles de las 11.30 de la mañana a la 1.30 de la tarde. Además de las secundarias King y Arrowview, los niños también pueden recoger comidas de las siguientes escuelas:


Ramona-Alessandro Elementary

Del Vallejo Leadership and STEAM Academy

Holcomb Elementary

Muscoy Elementary

Riley College PREP Academy

Pacific High School and

San Andreas High School 

 

Recuerde llevar puesta una cobertura para la cara y practicar el distanciamiento social. Por favor visite www.sbcusd.com/meals para mayor informacion. Gracias.

April 23 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. You can support your children’s distance learning efforts by enrolling in a Google Classroom training for parents. The Family Engagement Office is offering various upcoming sessions of Google Classroom and you can register by calling 909-880-4057. Please register at least 24 hours before the class you wish to take. Once again, you can register for a free Google Classroom training offered by the district during convenient times by calling 909-880-4057. Thank you. 


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Usted puede apoyar los estudios a distancia de su hijo al inscribirse para la capacitación de Google Classroom. La Oficina de Involucramiento Familiar está ofreciendo varias sesiones de Google Classroom y se puede inscribir al llamar al 909-880-4057. Por favor inscríbase por lo menos 24 horas antes de la clase que desea tomar. De nuevo, puede inscribirse para capacitación gratuita para Google Classroom ofrecida por el Distrito a horas convenientes al llamar al 909-880-4057. Gracias.

April 22 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. Distance learning is in full gear and you can support your child by attending a Google Classroom overview. We will have two Zoom sessions on Thursday, April 23. A Spanish session will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and an English session will be from 5 to 6 p.m. You must register for the sessions by calling: (909) 880-4057. Please speak slowly when providing your name and phone number. A Family Engagement team member will contact you with information on joining the workshop. Thank you.

Buenas tardes. El Departamento de Involucramiento Familiar del Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino le invita a participar en nuestro repaso de Google Classroom. Usted aprenderá cómo apoyar a su estudiante con el aprendizaje a distancia. Tendremos dos sesiones a través Zoom el jueves, 23 de abril. La sesión en espanol será de 10:00-11:00 a.m. La sesión de inglés será de 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tiene que registrarse hablando al (909) 880-4057, por favor deje un mensaje claro con su nombre y numero de telefono. Un miembro del equipo de Involucramiento Familiar se comunicara con usted con información sobre el taller. Esperamos que nos pueda acompañar. Gracias. 


April 21 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. We know that many students and employees  left belongings behind in classrooms and offices before the sudden closure of schools due to COVID-19. Since California is still under a stay-home order, all SBCUSD schools and offices remain closed. Rest assured that your belongings are safe and you will be able to pick them up when it is ok to do so. And, don’t forget that you can go to your closest comprehensive high school on April 22 and 23 to pick up an electronic device or swap out a device issued by SBCUSD if it doesn’t work. Visit www.sbcusd.com for more information. Thank you.    



Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Sabemos que muchos de los alumnos y empleados dejaron pertenencias en los salones y oficinas antes del repentino cierre de clases debido al COVID-19. Porque todavía está vigente la orden de que California se quede en casa, todas las escuelas y oficinas del SBCUSD siguen cerradas.  Tengan la certeza de que sus pertenencias están bien y las recogerán cuando sea prudente hacerlo. Y, no olvide que puede ir a la preparatoria más cercana el 22 y 23 de abril para recoger o cambiar un dispositivo electrónico prestado por el Distrito si no funciona. Recuerde de llevar una cobertura para la cara y practicar el distanciamiento social.  Visite www.sbcusd.com para mayor información. Gracias.

April 20 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. Distance learning is now underway and the Board of Education has a video message with easy tips that families can use to support children’s learning at home. Go to www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning to watch the video.


If your child still needs an electronic device or you need help with a District-issued device, please go to your nearest comprehensive high school on April 22 and 23. Devices will be distributed and technical support will be provided at the following times:


9 to 11 a.m.

1 to 3 p.m.

5 to 7 p.m. 


Again, electronic devices will be distributed,  broken devices will be swapped out and technical support will be available at the six comprehensive high schools on April 22 and April 23. Visit www.sbcusd.com to learn more and for a list of participating high schools, including their address .  Everyone must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Thank you.  


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Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino.  Ya han empezado los estudios a distancia y la Mesa Directiva tiene un mensaje de video con consejos para que las familias apoyen los estudios de sus hijos en casa. Visite www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning para ver el video.


Si su hijo todavía necesita un dispositivo electrónico o necesita ayuda con un dispositivo del Distrito, visite su preparatoria más cercana el 22 y 23 de abril. Se distribuirán dispositivos y habrá soporte técnico en la siguientes horas:

9 a 11 de la mañana
1 a 3 de la tarde
5 a 7 de la tarde

 

De nuevo, se distribuirán dispositivos electrónicos, se cambiarán los dispositivos descompuestos y habrá soporte técnico en las seis preparatorias exhaustivas el 22 y 23 de abril. Visite www.sbcusd.com para mayor información y una lista de las preparatorias partícipes, incluyendo las direcciones..  Todos deben llevar una cobertura para la cara y practicar el distanciamiento social. Gracias. 

April 17 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. We hope all SBCUSD students have an electronic device and are ready to participate in distance learning, which starts April 20.  If your child still needs an SBCUSD-issued electronic device, has a damaged SBCUSD device, or you need technical support, be sure to come out to your nearest comprehensive high school on April 22 and April 23. Devices will be distributed and technical support will be provided at the following times:


9 to 11 a.m.

1 to 3 p.m.

5 to 7 p.m. 


Again, electronic devices will be distributed,  broken devices will be swapped out and technical support will be available at the six comprehensive high schools on April 22 and April 23. Visit www.sbcusd.com for a list of schools and to learn more.  Everyone must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Thank you.   


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Esperamos que todos los alumnos del Distrito tengan un dispositivo electrónico y estén listos para participar en los estudios a distancia, que empiezan el 20 de abril. Si su hijo todavía necesita un dispositivo electrónico prestado por el Distrito, tiene uno del Distrito descompuesto o necesita soporte técnico, asegúrese de venir a la preparatoria exhaustiva más cercana el 22 y 23 de abril. Se distribuirán dispositivos y se brindará soporte técnico a las siguientes horas:

 

9 a 11 de la mañana

1 a 3 de la tarde

5 a 7 de la tarde

 

De nuevo, se distribuirán dispositivos electrónicos, se cambiarán los dispositivos descompuestos y habrá soporte técnico en las seis preparatorias exhaustivas el 22 y 23 de abril. Visite www.sbcusd.com para la lista de escuelas y mayor información.  Todos deben llevar una cobertura para la cara y practicar distanciamiento físico. Gracias.

April 16 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. Distance Learning officially kicks off on Monday, April 20. So what’s distance learning and what can parents and families do to help children make the most of learning from home? Find out more about this new way of learning at www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning. Remember, our schools may be closed but student learning continues across the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Visit www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning for more helpful information. We’re all in this together. Thank you.


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Los estudios a distancia empiezan oficialmente el lunes 20 de abril. ¿Qué son los estudios a distancia y qué pueden hacer los padres y las familias para ayudar a los niños a beneficiarse de ellos en casa? Entérese más sobre esta nueva manera para aprender en www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning. Recuerde, nuestras escuelas están cerradas pero la educación continúa en todo el Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Ciudad de San Bernardino. Visite www.sbcusd.com/distancelearning para mayor información. Lo superaremos juntos. Gracias.

April 15 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. This week, most of our schools are distributing electronic devices to students who do not already have them. Families with more than one child may pick up devices by visiting the closest school where they have an enrolled student. Once again, you can pick up electronic devices for multiple students by visiting a single school as long as you have a child enrolled there. Stay tuned for specific information coming from your child’s school. We’re excited to officially launch distance learning on April 20. Thank you. 



Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Esta semana, la mayoría de escuelas están distribuyendo dispositivos electrónicos a los alumnos que todavía no tienen uno. Para su conveniencia, las familias con más de un hijo pueden recoger los dispositivos al visitar la escuela más cercana donde tienen a un alumno inscrito. De nuevo, puede recoger los dispositivos electrónicos para múltiples alumnos al solo visitar una escuela donde tiene a un hijo inscrito. Esté pendiente de información más específica de la escuela de su hijo. Estamos contentos de iniciar oficialmente los estudios a distancia el 20 de abril. Gracias.

April 14 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. This week, our schools are looking forward to distributing electronic devices to students who do not already have them. Families with more than one child may pick up devices by visiting the closest school where they have an enrolled student. Once again, you can pick up electronic devices for multiple students by visiting a single school where you have a child enrolled. Stay tuned for specific information coming from your child’s school. We’re excited to officially launch distance learning on April 20. Thank you. 


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Esta semana, nuestras escuelas distribuirán dispositivos electrónicos a los alumnos que todavía no tienen uno. Las familias con más de un hijo pueden recoger los dispositivos al visitar la escuela más cercana donde tienen a un alumno inscrito. De nuevo, puede recoger los dispositivos electrónicos para múltiples alumnos al solo visitar una escuela donde tiene a un hijo inscrito. Esté pendiente de información más específica de la escuela de su hijo. Estamos contentos de iniciar oficialmente los estudios a distancia el 20 de abril. Gracias.

April 13 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. The Child Development Program has postponed preschool enrollment until further notice.  Additional information regarding preschool enrollment is available on the District website. Once again, please note that preschool enrollment for the next school year has been postponed. Thank you.  




Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. El Programa de Desarrollo Infantil ha pospuesto las inscripciones para el programa preescolar hasta nuevo aviso.  Mayor información sobre las inscripciones para el programa preescolar está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito. De nuevo, tengan en cuenta que se han pospuesto las inscripciones para el programa preescolar del próximo año escolar. Gracias.

April 9 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Thank you to our partner, the PAL Charter Academy, for providing free breakfast and lunch to children in our community. PAL Charter Academy is distributing meals Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following three locations:

Pal Charter Academy-Muscoy Campus-2450 Blake Street
Pal Charter Academy-San Bernardino Campus-1691 North Sierra Way
Pal Charter Academy-19th Street Campus-1686 West 19th Street

Please make sure everyone is wearing a face cover, as ordered by San Bernardino County. For more information regarding this meal distribution, which is independent of SBCUSD, please call 909-887-7002. Thank you.



Gracias a nuestro socio, el PAL Charter Academy, por brindar desayuno y almuerzo gratis a los niños en nuestra comunidad. PAL Charter Academy está distribuyendo comidas de lunes a viernes de las 11.30 de la mañana a 2 de la tarde en los siguientes tres lugares:

Pal Charter Academy-Muscoy Campus-2450 Blake Street
Pal Charter Academy-San Bernardino Campus-1691 North Sierra Way
Pal Charter Academy-19th Street Campus-1686 West 19th Street

Cerciórense de que todos lleven puesta una mascarilla, según la orden del Condado de San Bernardino. Para mayor información sobre la distribución de comidas, independiente del Distrito de San Bernardino, por favor llame al 909-887-7002. Según la orden del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado se SB, todas las personas que participan en la distribución de comida deben usar una cubierta protectora para la cara. Gracias.

April 8 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. If your children have participated in the grab and go meal distribution provided by SBCUSD during school closures, tell us what’s on your mind by leaving a recorded message on our meal hotline at (909) 381-1224. You can call the meal hotline anytime at (909) 381-1224 to share your questions and concerns about the breakfast and lunch that SBCUSD is providing for children 18 and under. 




Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Si sus hijos han participado en la distribución de comidas para llevar dadas por el SBCUSD durante el cierre de escuelas, díganos lo que piensa al dejar un mensaje grabado en nuestra línea directa de comidas al (909) 381-1224. Puede llamar a la línea directa de comidas al (909) 381-1224 para compartir sus preguntas e inquietudes sobre el desayuno y almuerzo que el SBCUSD está dando a los niños de 18 años y menos.

April 6 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Is your family in need of child care during this unprecedented time? Visit www.sbcusd.com/childcare for a list of local childcare resources, including childcare centers and home-based options. Once again, visit www.sbcusd.com/childcare for child care resources in our community. Thank you.   




¿Necesita su familia una guardería durante estos tiempos sin precedentes? Visite www.sbcusd.com/childcare para una lista de recursos de guarderías, incluyendo centros y casas. De nuevo, visite www.sbcusd.com/childcare para recursos de guarderías en nuestra comunidad. Gracias.

April 3 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Now that spring break is over, SBCUSD will continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under on Mondays and Wednesdays. And, we have expanded our meal locations to better serve our community. Starting Monday, April 6, breakfast and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Ramona-Alessandro Elementary School
670 Ramona Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92411

Del Vallejo Leadership & STEAM Academy
1885 East Lynwood Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92404

Holcomb Elementary School
1345 West 48th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Muscoy Elementary School
2119 West Blake Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Pacific High School
1020 Pacific Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404

Riley College PREP Academy
1266 North G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405

San Andreas High School
3232 Pacific Street, Highland, CA 92346


Please note, meals will only be served on Monday and Wednesday.  Children can walk, bike, or drive to these locations and a parent or guardian must accompany them.



Ahora que las vacaciones primaverales han terminado, nos complace informarles que el SBCUSD continuará brindando desayuno y almuerzo gratis a todos los niños de 18 años y menos los lunes y miercoles. Y, hemos ampliado nuestros lugares para las comidas para mejor servir a nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 6 de abril, se servirá el desayuno y almuerzo de las 11.30 de la mañana a la 1.30 de la tarde en las siguientes escuelas:

Ramona-Alessandro Elementary School
670 Ramona Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92411

Del Vallejo Leadership & STEAM Academy
1885 East Lynwood Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92404

Holcomb Elementary School
1345 West 48th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Muscoy Elementary School
2119 West Blake Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Pacific High School
1020 Pacific Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404

Riley College PREP Academy
1266 North G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405

San Andreas High School
3232 Pacific Street, Highland, CA 92346


Tengan en mente, puesto que las comidas solo se servirán los lunes y miércoles, se le dará a los alumnos el desayuno y almuerzo para llevarse a casa para los otros tres días. Y, los niños pueden caminar, ir en bicicleta o en carro a estas escuelas con un padre o tutor legal.

April 2 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

SBCUSD posted an important letter on Peachjar today with information about student learning packets. Make sure you receive letters like this one directly in your email inbox by registering to receive Peachjar electronic flyers from your child’s school. Register today at www.peachjar.com and make sure your child’s school has your current email address. You can also access Peachjar flyers online by clicking on the Peachjar icon located at the top of your child's school website.

April 1 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Good evening, the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education held an emergency meeting today following the announcement by Gov. Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond for California school campuses to remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

Consistent with all other school superintendents in San Bernardino County, the SBCUSD school board approved a decision to keep all school campuses closed, and to move forward with distance learning to ensure a continuity of instruction for SBCUSD students.

Again, all SBCUSD school campuses will remain closed through the end of the school year, and we will transition to a distance learning platform for all students. We will continue to keep our families and employees informed as we learn new information, and we appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this unique situation together.



Buenas noches, la Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de la Ciudad de San Bernardino (SBCUSD) celebró una sesión de emergencia hoy después del anuncio del gobernador Newsom y el superintendente del Estado Thurmond que las escuelas de California permanezcan cerradas por el resto del año escolar.

Congruente con los demás superintendentes escolares del Condado de San Bernardino, la Mesa Directiva del Distrito de San Bernardino aprobó la decisión de mantener todas las escuelas cerradas, y de proceder con los estudios a distancia para garantizar la continuidad de la enseñanza para los alumnos del Distrito de San Bernardino.

De nuevo, todas las escuelas del Distrito de San Bernardino permanecerán cerradas hasta el final del año escolar, y pasaremos a la plataforma de estudios a distancia para todos los alumnos. Seguiremos informando a nuestras familias y empleados mientras nos enteramos de nueva información, y agradecemos su apoyo y paciencia mientras navegamos juntos esta situación singular

March 30 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

We continue providing nutritious meals to children age 18 and under. Walk, bike, or drive to these four locations from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and receive the day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast Monday through Friday during spring break, which ends April 3. 


Pacific High School, 1020 Pacific Street

Riley College Prep Academy, 1266 North G Street

Ramona Alessandro Elementary, 670 Ramona Avenue

Wilson Elementary, 2894 Belle Street 


A parent or guardian must accompany children.



Continuamos brindando comidas sanas a los niños de 18 años y menos. Pueden caminar, ir en bicicleta o manejar a estos cuatro lugares de las 11.30 de la mañana a la 1.30 de la tarde y recoger el almuerzo del día y el desayuno del siguiente día de lunes a viernes durante las vacaciones primaverales que terminan el 3 de abril.


Pacific High School, 1020 Pacific Street

Riley College Prep Academy, 1266 North G Street

Ramona Alessandro Elementary, 670 Ramona 

Wilson Elementary, 2894 Belle Street 


Un padre o tutor legal debe acompañar a los niños.

March 27 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

As we head into the second Week of spring break please encourage children to explore some of the many digital enrichment options available at www.sbcusd.com/resources. Students can learn about ancient Egypt or sharpen their typing skills. And, you don’t have to leave home to see all the animals that call the San Diego Zoo home. All of this and much more is available at www.sbcusd.com/resources.

March 26 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified.  Are your children bored at home? Did you know that we have a web page with many online resources that will keep students entertained during spring break while also reinforcing subjects like reading, math, and science? Children of all ages and abilities can explore the surface of Mars on a rover, sharpen their math skills with fun, interactive games, and be transported to a land far, far away through audiobooks. Visit www.sbcusd.com/resources for links to free online activities that will open up a whole new world without ever having to leave home. Thank you.   

March 25 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Our teachers and staff continue working to develop learning packets for students. In the next few days this hotline will provide more details about student packets. During spring break, students of all ages and abilities can take advantage of a multitude of free enrichment opportunities by visiting www.sbcusd.com/resources.

March 24 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified.  We encourage students to continue learning during school closures. We now have a web page dedicated to a variety of fun Spring Break activities to keep students busy at home. Visit www.sbcusd.com/resources and check out all the engaging and educational options offered online at no cost to families. Thank you for your patience as we work to support student learning during this challenging time. Be sure to call back frequently for more updates.

March 23 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families #2

This is San Bernardino City Unified. This evening, March 23, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health notified us that one of our staff members at Dominguez Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19.

We know this information is concerning to you. We reassure you that we are cooperating fully with the County Department of Public Health as they work diligently to notify those who may have come in contact with the staff member. Due to federal privacy laws, we are not able to provide additional information.

All schools and administrative offices remain closed as we encourage everyone to heed Governor Newsom’s stay at home orders and practice good hygiene to help keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.

March 23 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families #1

This is San Bernardino City Unified. The Tzu Chi foundation grab and go mobile food pantry scheduled for Pacific High School on Tuesday, March 24 has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

SBCUSD is providing grab and go meal service for children Monday through Friday during spring break, which ends April 3rd. A grab and go lunch and the next day’s breakfast will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to children 18 and under at the following District schools:

Pacific High School, 1020 Pacific Street
Ramona-Alessandro Elementary, 670 Ramona Avenue
Wilson Elementary, 2894 Belle Street
And, Riley College PREP Academy, 1266 North G Street

Parents and/or guardians must accompany children when obtaining a meal.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, a community partner, the California Charter Schools Association, will be using its resources to provide meals during spring break at these three locations:

Options for Youth, 985 South E Street, Suite A
PAL Charter School-San Bernardino, 1691 North Sierra Way
PAL Charter School-Muscoy, 2450 Blake Street

Please note, these three meal locations are sponsored by the California Charter School Association and are not operated by SBCUSD. For questions or more information about these independent locations, call (909) 200-0533 or email Fatima Cristerna-Adame at fcadame@ccsa.org. Thank you.

March 20 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. In light of Governor Newsom’s order for all California residents to stay home and guidance from the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, all schools in the county, including San Bernardino City Unified School District, will remain closed until May 1.

We are glad to inform you that SBCUSD will provide grab and go meal service for children Monday through Friday during spring break, which begins March 23rd and ends April 3rd. A grab and go lunch and the next day’s breakfast will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to children 18 and under at the following schools:

  • Pacific High School,1020 Pacific Street
  • Alessandro Elementary, 670 Ramona Avenue
  • Wilson Elementary, 2894 Belle Street
  • And Riley Elementary, 1266 North G Street

Children must accompany parents and/or guardians when obtaining a meal.

And beginning Tuesday, March 24, the California Charter Schools Association will be providing meals during spring break at Options for Youth, 985 South E Street, Suite A at the same times already listed.

Please stay informed by following us on social media, visit www.sbcusd.com/readysbcusd and call our hotline, (909) 888-KIDS, that’s (909) 888-5437, which will be updated daily Monday through Friday. Thank you.

March 19 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is an emergency message from San Bernardino City Unified. At about 7:10 p.m. today, Governor Newsom ordered all California residents to stay home effective Thursday evening. SBCUSD schools will not be able to provide meals or child care to students tomorrow, Friday, March 20. Food delivery to student homes has also been suspended and all District schools will remain closed. All District employees, except for District Police, are to remain home until further notice. In addition, the San Bernardino City Unified School District will be joining other school districts in the county by extending school closures until May 1, 2020. Thank you.

March 18 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified. We continue supporting working families with no other childcare options by providing free emergency childcare at all elementary schools to enrolled students age 11 and under through March 20. All our schools continue offering free breakfast and lunch to children age 18 and under and we are delivering hundreds of meals to the homes of our most vulnerable special education students.

Facts and circumstances are quickly changing. That’s why it’s vital that all families have at least one way to receive the latest official information. If you have not already done so, please download our free app from Google Play or the App Store by searching for San Bernardino City USD. You can also call the District hotline, (909) 888-5437, which will be updated daily, check our social media and visit www.sbcusd.com/readysbcusd. We will continue sending you robocalls with more information. Thank you.

March 16, 2020 - Press Release of Childcare and Meals

Administrative buildings to close to the public starting March 17

Although classes are not in session from March 16-20 due to COVID-19 pandemic, San Bernardino City Unified Schools continue feeding and caring for children.

To support working families with no other childcare options during the week of March 16-20, all SBCUSD elementary schools are offering free, emergency childcare for enrolled students up to age 11. Childcare will be provided to District students from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enrolled students can receive childcare at the school closest to them, even if that is not the school they regularly attend. Parents and guardians are asked to complete an emergency information card on the first day the student receives child care and must sign in and sign out students daily.

All children ages 18 and younger will receive free breakfast and lunch only March 16-20 and will not be asked to provide a student ID number or other identification. Meals will be served during the following times:

Elementary Schools
Breakfast- 8:20 to 8:50 a.m.
Lunch- 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Middle Schools and High Schools
Breakfast- 7:00 to 7:25 a.m.
Lunch- 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District is doing its best to abide by social distancing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control while also looking out for the best interest of students and employees.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all District administrative buildings are closed to the public through April 6. Anyone who has a need that must be addressed this week, should call the office they wish to visit and schedule an appointment. Only authorized personnel and students receiving emergency childcare and meals can enter an SBCUSD school site.

Facts and circumstances are rapidly changing and families are encouraged to visit www.sbcusd.com/readysbcusd regularly.

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March 15 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

The SBCUSD Board of Education announced on Friday, March 13 all schools will be closed and all classes cancelled effective Monday, March 16, in response to COVID-19 concerns. During the week of March 16-20:

1) All SBCUSD elementary schools will offer emergency childcare for enrolled students up to age 11 to support working families with no other childcare options during the week of March 16-20 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the following manner: parents must sign students in and out and complete an emergency information card.

2) SBCUSD will provide breakfast and lunch to all students and charter school students age 18 and under at all SBCUSD schools.

3) All District managers will report to work. Only employees, deemed essential by their supervisor, will be contacted to report to work on Monday, March 16.

For more information, including the time that meals will be served, visit www.sbcusd.com /readysbcusd.

March 13, 2020 - Robo-Call Message to Parents/Families

Following a decision by the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education made during an emergency meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020, all SBCUSD schools will be closed and all classes cancelled effective Monday, March 16, 2020, in response to COVID-19 concerns. Our services for our students receiving special education will be temporarily suspended during the close, and like other services, will be evaluated moving forward.

The District has made a commitment to continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all San Bernardino City Unified School District students and charter school students during the week of March 16-20, 2020. All students, including charter school students, can go to any SBCUSD school site at the following times to receive breakfast and lunch as long as the individual is age 18 or younger.

Elementary Schools
Breakfast- 8:20 to 8:50 a.m.
Lunch- 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Middle Schools and High School
Breakfast- 7:00 to 7:25 a.m.
Lunch- 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SBCUSD is currently investigating ways to provide meals to our most vulnerable special needs students during the next week. The Special Education Department will contact families directly.

March 13 - Press Release of School Closures

Following a decision by the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education made during an emergency meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020, all SBCUSD schools will be closed and all classes cancelled effective Monday, March 16, 2020, in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Schools will remain closed through the end of the regularly scheduled spring break, which ends Friday, April 3, unless conditions call for an extension. SBCUSD families and staff will be notified via announcements on the District’s webpage at www.sbcusd.com and www.sbcusd.com/ReadySBCUSD, the San Bernardino City USD app, social media platforms, and automated phone calls. It’s vital for families and employees to make sure SBCUSD has current contact information on file to ensure timely updates.

Students are encouraged to stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible to reduce the spread of the disease. Children have not been shown to be at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, but they can transmit the virus to those who are most vulnerable, such as the elderly.

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Other Important Updates



Need to pick-up your child's medication?

Parents needing their student’s medication can request for medication pick-up through the Health Services Department. Please follow the process below.

  1. Parents call Health Services at (909) 880-6839 to request medication pick-up
  2. Parents leave a message and you will receive a call back from Health Services
  3. You will be given an appt. between 1-3 pm (Monday-Friday)
  4. Health Services will send a nurse to meet you at the school at your appointment time
  5. Please continue social distancing of 6 ft.
  6. Please wait in front office lobby while the nurse retrieves your student’s medication
  7. You will be given paperwork to sign out the medication given to you

We are requesting the person picking the medication up to be without flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

How do I get affordable Internet Access?

Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents: http://www.internetforallnow.org/get_affordable_internet_today

The following table contains special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.

AT&T: No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for those who need them.

  • Up to $10 per month (plus taxes) 
  • 10 Mbps 
  • No term commitment 
  • No deposit 
  • No installation fee 

In-home modem included​

Comcast/Xfinity: New customers who sign up for Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of free internet service, increase speeds from 15/2 to 25/3, 40 hours of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers 
  • Xfinity Wi-Fi Free For Everyone 
  • Pausing Our Data Plan 

No Disconnects or Late Fees

Cox: New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through May 12, 2020. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and May 12, 2020.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes) 
  • 10 Mbps 
  • No term commitment 
  • No deposit 
  • No installation fee 

In-home modem included

Spectrum/Charter: Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K–12 and/or college students who do not already have internet through the company.

  •  Free Internet modem 
  •  High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps 
  •  No data caps 
  •  No contracts 
 
Optional in-home Wi-Fi service at $5/month

Sprint: Sprint announced the following general: For the next 60 days:

  • No disconnects or late fees 

Starting on Tuesday, March 17:

  • Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.

By Thursday, March 19:

  • Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days 
  • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days 

Coming soon:

  • Mobile hotspot-capable handsets who do not have mobile hotspot today will receive 20GB per month for 60 days 

For 1 Million Project Foundation participants only:

  • Data allotment per student increased to 20GB each month from now through June 30, 2020 

Acceleration of receipt of more than 100,000 new devices intended for use next school year

T-Mobile: The following refers to the next 60 days:

  • Current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming) 
  • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service 
  • Extra free data up to 5GB of data per month 

Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month

Message about Work Permits

*UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, the District is asking students to resubmit their requests if they submitted on Friday, March 20. Thank you.

In response to the novel COVID-19 virus situation, there is a new process for obtaining a Work Permit. To obtain a Work Permit, students must complete the following steps:

1.)Obtain and complete a “Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for a Work Permit” (CDE Form B1-1) at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we/documents/formb1-1.doc

2.)Email the completed B1-1 form to the SBCUSD College and Career Readiness/Linked Learning Department at CollegeandCareerRedi@sbcusd.k12.ca.us to have your Work Permit issued. The Work Permit will be sent to you via email or U.S. Postal Service.

The SAC Health System HOPE Center is now closed until April 3, 2020

The SAC Health System Hope Center at our Welcoming Resource Center (WRC) is now closed until April 3, 2020. For families of the district that need medical support and do not have a primary physician, please feel free to call the SAC Health System’s main line 909-382-7100. They are still seeing patients at the main San Bernardino clinic for NON-Urgent visits. However, please note that vaccines and physicals will not be scheduled at this time.




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