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April 2020

ECHS Staff Greetings April Newsletter movie

We Miss You!

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Information on grading and testing


-We understand that many of you are worried about grades and how that will look as we move forward with distance learning for the remainder of this school year. We are still analyzing recent recommendations from the state and federal level. We will have an answer for you in a few weeks.

-Per the California Department of Education, standardized state testing is canceled for this year. This will not affect your students’ grades or ability to promote to the next level.

-In their latest update on AP Exams, the College Board is offering two exam dates for all students to decide on - one at the regular time in early May and another in early June. Specific dates for each subject exam are listed on their website. The shortened 45-minute exams will also be offered at home. UC and CSU systems have made a statement saying all exam scores will be honored in the same way they have been in past years. Your AP teachers will have more information for you.

-The SAT and ACT are both postponed for March, and the College Board is watching what happens with COVID-19 before they make decisions about their June dates. For more information:

SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/test-center-closings

ACT: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

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VC Registration

Continuing 9th – 11th grade students, please note April 30 is the new date for Summer/Fall VC registration. A step-by-step tutorial will be sent out very shortly. If you still haven’t met with your counselor to complete your paperwork, please reach out to set up an appointment today! Mrs. Harper (last names A-K) and Mrs. Napora (last names L-Z) can be reached via Remind text or email: margie.harper@venturausd.org or jane.napora@venturausd.org

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Seniors

Seniors: Share your plans for next year and your future on FlipGrid. Create a short video to share with your school community wearing your spirit gear for your new school or dressing as your future self. Follow the link for more details.



Class of 2020. We know this is a difficult time as you worry that many of the year-end celebrations you had looked forward to may look different. However, please know that we have staff working on various initiatives and will be reaching out for your input soon. We will not allow your special day to pass without as much fanfare as possible! We WILL celebrate your successes.

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CEC Courses for Fall 2020

Continuing Fall 2020 Students:

Are you interested in taking a career training course at the Career Education Center (Camarillo Airport) next year? Transportation is provided for most classes and the classes are free. To look at the course offerings and to sign up, click here. The deadline to register is May 1st.

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Congratulations!

Our quite-amazing student, Rosemary V.

won first place in the Ventura County Writer's Club Poetry Contest!

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NEW VUSD meal distribution plan


Ventura County Public Health has told us that the COVID-19 surge for Ventura County is coming soon. To minimize the risk to our employees who are on the front lines daily and our families, we will be going to a once a week distribution model for the rest of the school year, similar to our neighboring districts. We will be distributing on Mondays from 11: 30 am- 1 pm at the usual six sites, ATLAS, Montalvo, Will Rogers, DATA, Sheridan Way and Sunset K-8 School.

This past week, we saw a significant increase in the needs for meals, and we are adjusting orders to fill these needs. Due to the rise in the number of meals that some families have requested, we now need to limit the number of meals one family can pick up for children ages 1-18. That weekly limit will be five meal packs (breakfast and lunch). We ask that each family only take what they need for the children in their care. We do realize this may impact some that are picking up for neighbors, etc. however, this is the only way we can do our best to provide for all children in need and not require students to be in attendance to pick up.

Meals are staple items for both breakfast and lunch and are first-come, first-serve. Please follow the food safety guidelines found on our website. Meals items are subject to change due to availability of products.

We will continue to evaluate our program and notify you of any changes we need to make to the policy as we move forward.

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US Census 2020


The 2020 Census count impacts federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools and students, such as food assistance including free and reduced-price lunches like those we are currently distributing, special education, after-school programs, classroom technology, and child health programs. For those that have not completed the online option at https://2020census.gov/, paper questionnaires are on the way. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. We encourage everyone to take the US Census and count everyone in your home at this time.

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Resources

Ventura County Family Justice Center


Our friends at the Ventura County Family Justice Center have asked that we reach out to all of our families. Financial stresses from being out of work, children at home, housing and food instability, and other psychological and physical stressors can prove to be too much for some. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ventura County Family Justice Center remains ready to assist victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. They are providing support, advocacy, assistance with domestic violence restraining orders, and referrals to community, state and federal resources, and emergency services. They can be reached Mon.-Fri. from 8 am- 5 pm at 805-652-7655.

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