Summer Resources from CCMS

July 1, 2020

Have a safe summer!

Summer Press Room

Stay Up to Date This Summer

Hi Panthers, Panther Families & Panther Staff!

This special edition newsletter is jam-packed with information to keep you up to date on summer happenings!

As CCUSD makes plans for the return to school in Fall, Superintendent Lockhart will be sending out special #CulverPride emails. It is a great idea to check your email, the school website and social media over the course of July & August for updates from CCUSD and CCMS.

Wishing all of you a safe and fun summer!


Incoming ASB & WEB Leaders, be sure to check your student email regularly over summer.

ASB- Ms. Vielman will be emailing you over the summer. If you have ASB questions, email

WEB- Ms. Slemmons will be emailing you over the summer. If you have WEB questions, email

Summer Food Resources

Thanks to Culver City Council PTA, the Backpacks for Kids Program will continue throughout the summer. The program provides a bag of non perishable food each week to CCUSD students.

If your family is in need of food. Email and type Backpacks in the subject line. Please provide your child's name and grade.

Grab n Go Lunches:

Open from 10:30am to 12:00pm Monday to Friday at Culver City High School and La Ballona Elementary School. Remember, while picking up your grab and go meal please adhere to social distancing and remain at least 6 feet apart at all times.

Additional Resource Information:

Please click here to find ADDITIONAL support resources and information including, but not limited to, food, unemployment, health care, immigration, and housing.

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Want to Join Yearbook?

Want to be on the team that creates the CCMS yearbook? Email Ms. Gable at to apply!

Yearbook is a yearlong elective class. If you are selected for yearbook, your counselor will place you in the course for your elective.

Registration Dates!

Registration will take place in August. Forms will be filled out through the Parent Portal. During registration time students will receive their class schedules, textbooks, etc.

This year it will be by alphabet to accommodate families only having to come to campus 1 time during registration. See the dates on the graphic below!

Please check your email and the school website for more information and updates on registration as we get closer!

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Summer Reading Assignment Per Grade Level

Attached are the Summer Reading Assignments! Because students’ maturity and reading levels vary, we encourage caregivers to participate actively in selecting and/or discussing these titles.


We are very excited to meet your student and hope the items listed will provide knowledge and pleasure for your child. Have a fantastic summer filled with reading and adventure!


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CCUSD'S Summer Enrichment and Social Emotional Resources for Families

Check out summer opportunities linked on CCUSD's website!
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Additional Summer Resources for Students and Parents

Here are some summer enrichment opportunities for students as resources for parents. CCMS and CCUSD do not endorse or benefit from enrollment in any way. This is just a way for us to pass along the resources and information that come our way to you!

Varsity Tutors Virtual Summer Camps--FREE!!

Need something to keep your K-12 kids busy this summer? Help them make the most of their break with interactive camps taught by expert instructors. Each camp consists of five sessions, starting on Monday and ending on Friday. Sign up for one camp, or all of them! Some examples of camps aimed at middle schoolers are: Minecraft: Create Your Own Worlds; German Made Easy; CSI: Crack the Case; Enlighten Up: Exercise for Your Brain, Body, and Balance; Creative Writing; Kawaii Drawing Anime and Manga; Video Editing; Powerful, Persuasive Podcasts; French Made Easy; Spanish Made Easy; and more! Link:

Free Varsity Tutors Virtual Summer Camps

Coping Skills in the Summer & Beyond

This group will be tailored to girls who are not in great distress, but rather, girls who could use a place to talk about their feelings, maybe cry, definitely laugh, be heard, and learn how to manage their feelings in more productive and healthy ways. The group will meet online for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 2pm-3pm, June 2 – July 28 (skipping June 30th).This small group will meet virtually in a fun, interactive, and information-packed setting where the participants will

  • learn coping skills for managing stress and anxiety, friendships, and a lot of time at home

  • get support from peers and therapists

  • connect meaningfully with girls their age in a confidential and supportive environment

Cost: $95/week. Contact Carrie R. King, Ph.D. (424) 243-5711

West Los Angeles College: K-12 Live Online Reading Classes: Available Now

The West Los Angeles College K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times.

Our live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12th grade students.

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students. The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms. Skills taught include:

  • Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
  • Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
  • Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, note-taking, test preparation, textbook strategies

Due to the unfolding health crisis our ability to get the word out to parents has been greatly diminished. Many parents are seeking solutions to keep their children productively engaged and ready to hit the ground running when in-person school resumes. Would you help us make them aware of these programs by forwarding this email with its attached flyer, which describes the classes? Should a parent have trouble opening the attachment they could also visit our website at

EAOP Parent Ambassador Summer Workshop Series

Dear Parent/Guardian & Interested Educational Advocate :

I am pleased to extend an invitation for you to attend our EAOP Parent Ambassador Summer Workshop Series throughout the month of July 2020. This program is specifically for you--parents who are involved in their community, or would like to become more involved particularly in the schools and through agencies or other organizations that are educationally related. Its aim is to help you help other parents as well as students understand and become competitive for college admissions and to understand the college process. The attached flyer has several workshops for you to choose from so that you are able to register for one, two or all of them. The aim of this series is so that you become more knowledgeable on how to prepare your students and others to become college admissible and competitive. It is our hope that you would be willing to share what you learn with your families and others. You can be a force for change and increase the number of students wanting to apply to colleges and universities. As a parent or a guardian you can be and are an extremely crucial liaison between UCLA EAOP and the communities at large.

Space is limited per ZOOM session. Therefore, if you wish to apply to these workshops apply soon so your spot is reserved. We wish to see you soon!

If you have any questions, please send me an email at:

Check Out Things To Do!

CCMS School Counselors will continue to update their website and the Things To Do tab! Check it out here!
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