Important Updates from EUSD
April 23, 2021
Updates in this communication include:
- Cloud Campus Receives Civic Learning Award of Excellence
- Before and After School Programming Update for 2021-2022
- PE Clearances Update
Cloud Campus Receives Civic Learning Award of Excellence
Cloud Campus recently received the Civic Learning Award of Excellence, the state’s top honor, by a panel of judges and educators selected by the Chief Justice’s Power of Democracy Steering Committee. In recent years, El Camino Creek, Flora Vista, La Costa Heights, and Park Dale Lane Elementary Schools have been honored with Civics Learning Awards.
California’s Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, head of the state’s judicial branch, co-sponsors the awards with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to honor outstanding achievements in civics education. The awards program, now in its ninth year, is part of the Chief Justice’s Civic Learning Initiative, which includes other programs like Judges in the Classroom. This year’s awards shifted focus away from honoring entire schools and instead highlighted specific programs and classes.
“In the last year, each of these schools moved their classrooms from campuses to computer screens and despite that challenge, they've kept true to their commitment of engaging students in civic learning,” Cantil-Sakauye said.
“The power in our Democracy stands true in our young citizens today. Civic engagement among young students is at an all time high when providing opportunities for students to question, research, engage in civil discourse, and formulate solutions to real-world issues that are important and relevant to them.” - Mary Manbert 4th Cloud Campus Grade Teacher
For more information on the Civic Learning Awards and other programs under the Chief Justice’s Civic Learning Initiative, visit www.powerofdemocracy.org.
Before and After School Programming Update for 2021-2022
On Tuesday, April 20th, District families received this letter with updated information pertaining to before and after school programming for students in the 2021-2022 school year. We are pleased to announce that EUSD has approved Right At School to utilize our facilities to offer before and after-school care at all EUSD school sites, with the exception of Ocean Knoll and Capri. The Boys & Girls Club will continue to operate at Ocean Knoll and the YMCA will continue to operate at Capri to offer before and after-school care to families.
Parents may learn more by visiting the Right at School website and by attending a virtual information event on April 28th at 6:00 PM. More information is provided in thePeachJar flyers distributed earlier this week. Similarly, parents can visit the Boys & Girls Club website and the YMCA website, to find information regarding these programs.
PE Clearances Update
A letter went out this week regarding medical clearances for participation in PE for up to 6 months after a COVID-19 diagnosis. Here is some further clarification to address some questions which have surfaced. The most important clarification is that this applies chiefly to children who have experienced moderate to severe symptoms related to COVID-19.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should be examined medically through the American Heart Association's 14-element screening evaluation before participating in strenuous physical activity post COVID. It is recommended that school districts request these medical clearances before having students participate in any strenuous physical activity at school, and EUSD is requesting these clearances in cases of moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms in children.
We advise parents and caregivers of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 6 months to monitor for chest pain, shortness of breath, new-onset palpitations or dizziness post-COVID, when returning to exercise. These symptoms should be reported to a doctor if they occur.
We will be contacting parents of students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 6 months, to obtain additional information about their symptoms to determine if medical clearance is necessary.