Important Updates from EUSD

November 6, 2020

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Updates provided below include:

  • Re-Opening Committees
  • Your Part
  • Substitute Opportunities


Dear EUSD Families:

As election season comes to an end, I wanted to use this opportunity to thank our two school board members who are completing their four year terms this month. The role of a School Board Trustee is critical as they shape the direction and vision of the district and ensure accountability for those plans. It is often a thankless job, but I know those seeking office in this type of servant leader role are doing it to make a difference and improve schools for generations to come. I am extremely appreciative of the efforts of Rimga Viskanta and Leslie Schneider during their four years on the EUSD Board. I do believe EUSD continues to do great things and a strong, supportive Board at the helm makes all the difference.

Re-Opening Committees

Our Re-Opening Committees met this week to review input from the surveys and to plan options for next steps for increasing in person learning for students. They have also worked to tackle some of our areas of additional need such as how to safely conduct lunches on rainy days and what types of additional procedures would need to be in place for more students to be on campus in classrooms, on playgrounds and at lunch. We will be sharing updates regarding the next phases with the community in our regular Friday updates as we work to finalize details.

We have been successful in our efforts to return in hybrid with no known school transmissions at this time. We have been proactive in planning every procedure, every needed purchase and every phase beginning in May of last year. The gradual return and next phases will also be as thoughtfully presented to ensure as we open more fully, we stay open for continuity in student learning and social-emotional well being.

Please know our intent in bringing committees together now is not to rush this, rather to adequately plan so that we can communicate, prepare and execute these plans successfully and confidently sometime after winter break if conditions permit.

Your part

As COVID-19 numbers in our country and county continue to fluctuate, please continue to be vigilant at home with daily symptoms screenings, keeping children home when ill or exposed, reducing contacts outside of school and practicing distancing, mask wearing and good hygiene. We appreciate the consistent support of our EUSD community with these safety measures. We want to keep our students and staff as safe as possible!


Andrée Grey, Ed.D.

Employment Opportunities for Parents & Members of Our Community

The Encinitas Union School District is actively looking for Substitute Teachers. This is a rewarding opportunity for parents and/or community members who hold a multiple subject teaching credential. Being a substitute teacher allows you to work the days you are available, and you select the schools you wish to work at.

Are you interested in being a substitute teacher, but do not have a teaching credential? If you hold a Bachelor’s Degree, you may qualify for an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit which allows you to be a substitute teacher. Requirements for Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit are:

1) Bachelor or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university


2) Satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement which includes the following options:

  • Pass the CBEST
  • Pass the CSET: Multiple Subject plus writing skills exam
  • Achieve a qualifying score on the SAT or ACT
  • Achieve a score of 3 or higher on the College Board AP English exam and AP Calculus or AP Statistics exam
  • Pass a Basic Skills Exam from another state

For additional information or if you have questions, please email Jane McGuigan at

The Encinitas Union School District is part of the North County Coastal Substitute Consortium (NCCSC) which also serves Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. Join the NCCSC for an opportunity to advance your professional skills, network with school personnel, and help continue the quality education of students in our area.

$125/Day Daily Rate

$150/Day Long Term Rate (starting on day 11 of the assignment)

For further information, please visit the NCCSC website - or email