Proctor Elementary School

Distance Learning Announcements and Updates! 1/9/21

A Message from Principal Ghereben!

Greetings Proctor Community,

Welcome Back and Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you were able to spend quality time with your loved ones over the holiday break in a safe and fun way. This New Year has definitely started out to be a bit rocky for our nation as the events from this week have been very disheartening to watch and hear about. It's important to remember more than ever to honor and care for one another as we continue to persevere through Distance Learning, and do our part as a school community to show kindness and model the behavior we want our students and children to learn from.

During the last few months, we have been developing a robust Reopening and Safety Plan, which includes all County Department of Health requirements. On November 12th, phases and dates of reopening were approved by the Governing Board. As a reminder, our reopening dates as approved by the Governing Board are predicated on health conditions improving and Alameda County being in the Red Tier for a period of time.

In the meantime, we will continue preparing for reopening as outlined in our Roadmap and Safety Plan while we patiently wait for improvement in the number of cases in Alameda County. Please make sure to attend next week's CVUSD Board meeting on Wednesday, January 13th at 5:30pm (corrected day and time from last week's email - see details below).

This Sunday evening I will send out our next themed video for the "Student and Family Trainings for Returning to School" series - Week 2: Wearing a Mask

I am requesting that every family review the information and help their child complete the weekly activity. This will ensure that our reopening is done safely, smoothly and consistently.

Thank you for your patience and partnership as we navigate this together!


Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

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News from the Proctor Library!

The library will be open this week during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12th (11:30-2:30)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13th (11:30-2:30)
  • Thursday, Jan. 14th (11:30-2:30)
  • Friday, Jan. 15th (11:30-2:30)

Please be sure to fill out the parent/student screener before entering the Proctor campus, the QR code is posted at all entrances.

ALL BOOKS PREVIOUSLY CHECKED OUT ARE NOW DUE. Please return your books by dropping them in the book cart outside the library during school hours.

Here are the directions for putting books on hold.


Ms. Bremer

School Librarian

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FREE Parent Training with the Reading and Writing Project!!

Thursday, January 28, 10:00AM -12:00PM Pacific Time

1-3 PM Eastern Time

This is the same Curriculum we use for our Reading and Writing Instruction, and where we attend our own Professional Development as educators!! What a great opportunity to participate in as parents!!

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.

Click the link below to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Resources for Families & Caregivers

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Measure G Updates and Announcements

New updates: Proctor Measure G Project Updates

  • HVAC is complete in all classrooms!

  • Power upgrade and PG&E connections are complete

  • Rooms 16-20 interior demo and remodel complete

  • Gutter and drainage fixes have begun this week.

    • Trees are be trimmed or cut down to due to root issues that will affect the new drainage systems

  • Exterior work to 16-20 will begin in the next few weeks once the drainage systems are completed

  • Shade Structure & Amphitheater: Bids will be accepted for the shade structure alongside the MPR and the amphitheater near the lower playground on January 13th. The Measure G staff will then interview prospective contractors and plan to start construction in March 2021 - will keep you posted!

  • We hope to hold a Community Measure G Meeting in February with district staff to provide you with additional information, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Solar Structure Project - Upper Field Playground

  • Construction of the solar structure began December 14th. Panels need to be installed, and electrical to connect the structure to the site utilities

  • Power cannot be saved from the panels into batteries, but only used to offset the costs of the new HVAC systems

CVUSD School Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 13th!


The complete board packet is available here.


In Compliance with the Governor of California’s “Safer-at-Home Order” due to COVID-19, the Castro Valley Unified School District Board of Education will be conducting meetings virtually until further notice. This means there will be no specific physical meeting place; the meeting will be held remotely. However, public participation continues to be welcomed and encouraged.

To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on LINK here at the noticed meeting time.

To listen to the meeting by phone, please call at the noticed meeting time 1-669-900-6833, then enter the meeting ID on the agenda, then press “#”.

Please contact Aimee Cayere, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent with questions at

CVUSD Board of Education

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to CVUSD’s new Trustees Dolly Adams and Michael Kusiak who were sworn in at the December board meeting. Additionally, Gary Howard was nominated and voted in as Board President and Dot Theodore as Vice-President. We are so fortunate to have a Board of Education that truly believe “All Means All.” Congratulations!

Gary Howard, President

Dot Theodore, Vice President/Clerk

Dolly Adams

Michael Kusiak

Lavender Lee Whitaker

Parvin Ahmadi, CVUSD Superintendent

Proctor Elementary School

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Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal