Important Updates from EUSD

March 12, 2021

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Updates in this communication include:

  • CAASPP Testing Update
  • COVID-19 Update Presentation Slides
  • Vaccine Q&A from San Diego County Health and Human Services

Dear Families,

The time change always reminds me of new beginnings as it signals Spring for me. As we move past the year mark of the first closure in March of last year, it is a good time to pause, reflect and look ahead to the possibilities in front of us. There continues to be optimism and excitement as we see case rates continuing to plunge, vaccinations happening at accelerated rates, and the final preparations for Phase 3 being completed.

CA Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP)

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These tests were skipped last year due to the pandemic. This year, EUSD students in 3rd-6th grade will take the following:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics

  • California Science Test (CAST) in grade five only

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and the CAST are online tests that measure what your student knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support needed to be successful in school. You will learn more about the timeline of these assessments from your school principal in the coming weeks.

On Tuesday, as part of our monthly COVID-19 update presented to the Board of Trustees, we shared these slides regarding Phase 3, Vaccines and Senate Bill 86.

We also wanted to share this Q & A video released by San Diego County Health and Human Services for the community on vaccine information. The video is available to watch here.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this challenging year together.


Andrée Grey, Ed.D.