VOL. 41 - Week of June 7, 2021

We made it! Congratulations to all the 8th grade Panthers and a big shout out to all students and families for surviving such a trying year! Please read below for last week of school information and various summer opportunities for students. We'll see you again in the fall!


Last Week BELL Schedule

  • All CCMS will be remote all week!
  • 8th graders will sign up for a Promotion Ceremony and only arrive on designated ceremony times. Don't forget to pick up your promotion tickets!
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Yearbook Pickup!

Dear CCMS Families,

Here are the days / times for yearbook distribution. There will be very limited quantities for sale for $40, cash only. Tables will be in front of the school, organized by the last name of the student. Please contact Holly Gable for questions: Thank you for your support!

Textbook, Chromebook and Hotspot Return

Students and or parents are encouraged to stop by at their earliest convenience beginning Monday, May 24, to return any textbooks, Chromebooks, or Hotspots that they are no longer using and will no longer need for the remainder of the semester. All materials books are to be returned at the CCHS library (enter through the gate by the health center).

Our office hours will remain, Monday thru Friday, from 7:00am-3:30pm. We'll be setting up tables, similar to when we do chromebook distribution, where we'll be receiving instructional materials throughout the following weeks.

PE Locker Content Pick up

All 7th and 8th graders who had left anything in their PE lockers last year must pick up their content by this Friday, June 11th. If you need to arrange to pick up your belongings, please contact your PE teacher by Friday. After that date, the content will be thrown away.

summer opportunities

CCMS Summer Reading Assignment and Learning Engagement

Free Online Summer Classes for CCMS Students!

Sign up for one of 6 options for virtual summer school! Details below.

  • Coding is Awesome: Hands on course learning to code in Python! Students will collaborate to build a game or program, and will learn various ways computer science and coding can change the future.
  • Creative Writing: Students will explore, create, and share their own writing, including poetry, short stories, speeches, etc. Perfect for students of all writing abilities, and will include grade 7/8writing standards.
  • History of Rap and Hip Hop: Appropriate for all ages, students will dissect iconic verses and discuss the major events in U.S. history that led to the creation of hip hop culture in the United States. Includes elements of literary analysis, reading comprehension, and writing.
  • Introduction to Astronomy: Why is it hotter outside the sun than inside? Is the universe expanding? In this course we will discuss and expand on student’s knowledge of space, time, and themes of the greater universe. With a little math and a lot of wonder, this course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the galaxy.
  • Pick Your Poison: Perfect for young scientists, this toxicology course covers how poisons affect the body as well as highlighting famous poisoning deaths in history. Incorporating chemistry, biology, forensic science, and anatomy/physiology.
  • Oh Schist! The Geology of Natural Disasters: Discusses the science behind earthquakes, volcanos, and tsunamis. Highlighting famous disasters in history, students will learn about plate tectonics, fluid dynamics, earth science, and geologic history.

Incoming CCHS 9th Graders - Summer Homework

Summer English Reading for incoming 9th graders:

Here is the summer reading assignment for incoming Centaurs which will be due the first day of school> Click here for the link to the assignment:

News from the Culver City Library!

The library is now open and offering limited service, so students and their families can come in to browse and check out books or they can continue to use sidewalk service. I have attached a PDF flyer about Spring & Summer Discovery Program that can be shared with students and their parents. If they want to participate, they can sign up online or they can come to the library to retrieve a paper game card. Our current hours can be found online: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Hello from Venice Arts!

If you aren’t familiar with us, we are a non-profit organization in Venice/Marina Del Rey that provides media arts classes for youth from ages 10-18. We offer beginning to advanced tracks in Filmmaking, Photography, Animation and Comics that include the access to camera equipment and adobe editing programs at no added cost. For low-income qualifying families, the entire program is completely free!

We enjoy connecting with local schools in order to share this opportunity with even more students. Below I am including our flyer for our 2021 Media Arts Summer Camp! They can do two weeks of immersive learning:

Ages 10-13 are from July 6-16

Ages 14-18 are from July 19-30

(Morning or afternoon classes are available!)

Registration will be happening at

We are running a completely in-person model, based on the successful in-person structure we have done for our last Summer Camp and whole academic year since the pandemic began. If you or any parents are interested in learning more, feel totally free to call us at 310-392-0846 or email

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All Things Sports

Culver City Fundamentals of Baseball 2021 Youth Summer Camp

~ Grades 3-8 ~

Fundamentals of Baseball Summer Camp: Managed by Coach Rick Prieto, CCHS

Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Coach Prieto has managed this affordable,

neighborhood baseball camp for over 28 years. His baseball knowledge and

experiences are, in part, due to playing high school (CCHS Alumnus), college, and

pro baseball in Mexico.

Camp Coaches are current and former CCHS Varsity Baseball Players. The camp

covers the basics skills in throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, bunting, base

running, and instructional scrimmages. The low Coach/Player ratio ensures that

each player will receive personal attention while having fun improving their

baseball skills.

Session Dates:

1st Session: June 15-18 (4 day session)

2nd Session: June 21-25 (5 day session)

3rd Session: June 28- July 2 (5 day session)

4th Session: July 6-9 (4 day session)

Camp Hours: Drop off at 8:45 ~ Instructional hours are 9:00 am- 1:45 pm ~ Pick up by 2:00 pm

Location: Baseball field behind Culver City High School on Harter Street.

Cost: 1st & 4th Sessions: $130.00 per session; 2nd & 3rd Sessions: $160.00 per session.

Payment arrangements available for multiple sessions. Pay in full for all 4 sessions by June 15th , discounted cost $540.00. (Cash, check, money order, or cashier check only)

Space may be limited.

Please make check payable to:

CCFOB or CC Fundamentals of Baseball

Mailing address: PO Box 452161, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Items Campers will need:

Lunch, Water bottle, Gloves (fielding and batting), Baseball Pants or Shorts, Hat, Sun block, Turf shoe, tennis shoe, or rubber cleat (No metal cleats)

Please submit registration form early for planning and staffing purposes. $25.00 non-refundable fee is forfeited (from paid registration)

Questions: Contact Rebecca @310-730-9535 or Coach Prieto @310-842-4370; Request and return registration form: Email:


CCHS Incoming 9th Grade Swimming Tryouts, 6/8

What: CCHS Swim Team Tryouts

Who: All interested current 8th graders--soon to be CCHS 9th graders

Where: The Culver City Plunge, 4175 Overland Ave, Culver City

When: Tuesday, June 8, at 2:00 PM (All students should arrive 10 minutes before to check in)

Please note: Change rooms are not available, so please be suited up and ready when you arrive

Questions? Please contact Mr. Tom Salter, CCHS Athletic Director, at

Incoming CCHS 9th Graders--Centaur Sports Tryouts!

Please note the dates and time below for the sports tryouts at CCHS! If you have any questions, please contact the high school athletic director, Mr Tom Salter, at

1. Girls Basketball tryouts June 19th 8 am, HS Gym

2. Girls Volleyball tryouts June 14,16,18, 1:30-4:30, HS Gym

3. Football practice starting June 15th 3-5:30, Monday through
Thursday till July 22nd

4. Baseball tryouts June 14,15,16 ,3:00- 5:00 pm

5. Boys Basketball starting June 28th Monday through Thursday, 8:am -
10 am HS Gym

6. Boys and Girls Water polo starts June 28 through Aug 6th, 3:30- 6:00
pm CC Plunge

7. Boys and Girls Cross Country starts June 28th, 9am at Lindberg Park

8. Girls Tennis starts June 14th through July 2nd, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

9. Boys Tennis starts June 14th through July 2nd 3:45 pm -5:30 pm

10. Girls soccer tryouts August 23,24,25,26 after school, Lacrosse field

11. Boys Soccer tryouts Sept 10,17,24 Oct 1,8,15 22, 4-6 PM, Lacrosse field

12.Boys and Girls track starts July 5th through Aug 6th, 9-11 am, Mon thru Fri

13. Girls Lacrosse starting June 15 through July 29th, 9am-11 am Tue
and Thur, Lacrosse field

CCHS Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Attention to all girls who are interested in trying out for the Culver City High School volleyball team:

Tryouts are June 14, 16, and 18 from 12:30- 3:30 in the high school gym.

Please report early to the gym and be ready to practice!

There will also be another tryout in late July if you can't make this June tryouts.

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Want to Be a Part of the Culver City High School Cross Country Team?

The CCHS Cross-Country Team invites you to join our family! The competitive season begins in early September and ends in mid-November. Most of our meets take place on Saturdays. Keep that in mind before committing to the XC team.

Our program features:

Boys and Girls training together and competing at the same events. No Bench! If you practice consistently, you will compete!

Strong academic support from coaches and teammates.

Our student-athletes consistently rank among the leaders in the CIF for GPAs. Alumni include valedictorians, salutatorians and other award winning scholar- athletes.


Our “official” summer training will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9am at nearby Lindberg Park. Come prepared to run. You MUST have completed the athletic packet before participating in team training. We will almost certainly have a second daily training session at 6pm to accommodate those participating in summer classes and other activities.

Anyone hoping to enroll in the 6th period XC PE class MUST participate consistently in our summer training program. Speak to the coaches for more details.

Here are some of the crucial advantages of summer training:

Studies have shown that young athletes who don’t train over the summer have the greatest incidence of injury in the fall. Their bodies are not prepared for the stress of regular training. Cross country racing is a short season of two months beginning the first week of school. There is not enough time to safely and properly prepare if one waits until the beginning of the school year.

Important TEAM BONDING among the runners can be formed in the fun and relatively relaxed atmosphere of the summer workouts. This training affords newcomers the chance to get acquainted with how the team operates and learn about the sport in a positive environment. Fall weather can be hot. Summer training enables you to acclimate to the heat, develop good hydration habits and understand the necessity of a sound running diet.

For more information, please contact:

Head Coach Tom Fritzius -

Try-outs for the CCHS Basketball Team

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Interested in Playing Freshman Football at CCHS Next Year

Culver City High School has the strongest high school football program on the westside of Los Angeles and the most consistent public school football team in the area, winning another league championship just this past spring! Head Coach Jahmal Wright has been recognized by local sports media and his peers as one of the top coaches in the area, not just for his winning percentage on the field, but also for his positive influence on the young people in his program.

Any student interested in CCHS Centaur Football should reach out to Mr. Michael Levy (, Head Coach Jahmal Wright ( 213-308-0144, or Athletic Director Tom Salter (


2021-2022 CCUSD School Calendar

Access the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year here!

A note from the Nurses

We are ready to launch our new Rapid Antigen COVID tests for students/staff on each school site. This will allow us to collect a nasal swab (from the front of the nose) and process the results on site within 15-30 minutes. Please see the attached flier for more detailed information about the program.

All COVID tests are free and optional. Rapid Antigen tests will be used for all routine, asymptomatic (surveillance) testing. If you have COVID symptoms, multiple COVID tests may be required (the first test will be a Rapid Antigen test, followed by a PCR). Parental consent is required for students to participate in all CCUSD COVID testing options.

If you are interested in CCUSD's Rapid Antigen COVID testing, please use the following link to register on our new platform - Primary HealthFor Students - CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT LINK

You must be registered on Primary Health to participate in routine, asymptomatic COVID testing at any CCUSD site.
PCR tests will only be offered to:
1) confirm any positive Rapid Antigen test results
2) anyone who is ill or has been exposed to COVID

and/or 3) indoor athletes as required by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.
In order to participate in PCR testing as needed, please make sure that you have also registered on Color: For Students - CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT LINK

Beginning 5/10/21 and until further notice, we will offer Rapid Antigen COVID testing after school according to the following schedule. Once you have completed the online registration using the Primary Health link above, your child can go to the following locations at their respective school site:

CCMS/HS students:
Mondays (cohort A)/Thursdays (cohort B)
1:00pm – 2:30pm On campus in front of the Health Office

We continue to be committed to the health and safety of our entire CCUSD community. Please let the nurses know if you have any questions.

Click here to view the CA School Rapid Testing Program flyer.

Care Solace - New Mental Health Resource!

As part of CCUSD’s ongoing commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, parents and staff, the district has partnered with Care Solace. This adds another layer of support in addition to our amazing school counselors, school-based mental health counselors and interns from the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center.

Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace's web-based system works in conjunction with our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) as a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. Their proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.

CCUSD families and staff may access Care Solace services in two ways:

  1. Call (888) 515-0595 to speak with someone from the Concierge team. Representatives are standing by to take your call or email 24/7
  2. Visit our custom district link: The link can also be found on the front page of the district website - Community Resources: Mental Health, Food and Other Supports and on our schools website. Answer ten easy questions to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare, private insurance and those that have no insurance. The platform also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request.

Care Solace is now available for use by district families and staff at no cost. Care Solace does not require a name, address, phone number, or date of birth and all information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way.

Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-2738255.

Care Solace Flyer - English

Care Solace Flyer - Spanish

Spanish-Language Resources For Parents

Check out this helpful video and other resources for parents from Common Sense Media.

Free Internet Opportunity for Students Enrolled in the School Lunch Program

T-Mobile/Sprint: Free Internet Opportunity for Students in Need

Project 10Million’s Direct to Parent/Guardian program provides internet access to eligible families that have a student enrolled in the National School Lunch program. Approved families receive 100GB of mobile data per year for 5 years and a FREE mobile hotspot, plus the opportunity to purchase devices at a low cost.

  • New and existing T-Mobile (including Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint) as well as Non-T-Mobile customers are eligible to apply.

  • Available to residents of the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • One free T-Mobile hotspot device and 100GB/year data line per household, max one per student.

  • Data service ends when allotment is reached until the yearly renewal date (Additional data passes are available for purchase).

  • May purchase up to five select, at-cost Wi-Fi-only tablets and laptops for use with the hotspot device.

Click here for more information and to apply: Free Internet Opportunity for Students in Need

AT&T: ATT&T Low-cost Internet for Eligible Households

  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi®

  • No annual contract

  • No deposit

If you qualify via income or participation in the National School Lunch or Head Start programs, you can apply online.

Select SNAP as the qualifying program and provide proof of eligibility for your income or program.

Suicide Support & Resources

Our Counselors are always available to provide support, and have offered the following useful resources:

How to Help Someone that May Be Thinking of Suicide:

Resources from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Getting Involved to Support Suicide Prevention: NAMI Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In Case of Emergency:

  • If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

Sandy Segal Youth Health Center Services

List of Resources from the Los Angeles County of Education for Students and Parents

Please access the flyer below for mental health, crisis support, physical health, education, and youth resources.

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