Cesar E. Chavez High School

Back to School Night 2021-2022

Parent Survey

The DJUHSD would like to ask parents to take a few moments to complete the survey below. It is a short 10-20 question survey depending on your responses. This survey will help guide our site to offer better opportunities and fine tune our efforts in supporting your children's learning experience. We are grateful for your involvement in the future success of your children.

DJUHSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan

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DJUHSD Local Control Accountability Plan

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Vision Statement

The vision of Delano Joint Union High School District (DJUHSD) and CCHS is for students to experience daily academic success through superior standards-based instruction. All teachers and staff are personally committed to creating a positive atmosphere of collaboration that promotes teaching and learning, a safe school environment, and comparable resources for all students.

Mission Statement

The mission of CCCHS is to “Provide a clean, safe, and orderly environment which will foster maximum academic achievement, technological skills, social awareness, and personal growth.”

Justin Derrick


Video Introduction

It is an absolute honor to be the principal of Cesar E. Chavez High School. My name is Justin Derrick and this is my first year with the D.J.U.H.S.D. family. I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health Sciences. Once I graduated in 2006, I made the cross country move to Bakersfield and have since made it my home. I received my Masters in Educational Management from the University of La Verne in 2013.

I started my career at Kern High School District as a Physical Education teacher at Arvin High School. After a few years, I made a move to Wasco High School where I taught Physical Education, Health, and Leadership. My administrative career began after 5 1/2 years at Wasco after leaving to Wasco Elementary School District and serving as a Learning Director at Palm Avenue Elementary. My career then lead me to the Assistant Principal of Athletics, Activities and Academics at McFarland High School Early College for 4 years and then became the Principal for two years before coming to Cesar E. Chavez High School.

I look forward to learning all the traditions here at Cesar E. Chavez High School and promise to push our school site to be the best in Kern County. My expectations will always meet the ambitions of the students, parents, staff, and community. The definition of a Titan is a person of very great strength, intellect, or importance. We will exemplify this in everything we do.

Juan Jose Madrigal

Learning Director

Hello Titan Family,

My name is Juan José Madrigal and it is my pleasure to serve our staff and students as the Learning Director here at Cesar E. Chavez High School. I attended college at CSU Long Beach and earned my B.A. in Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies, as well as my teaching credential in Social Sciences. Later, I earned my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Bilingual Education through the University of Texas at El Paso. Recently I earned my M.A. in Educational Administration along with my Administrative Credential from CSU Bakersfield.

Prior to coming to Cesar E. Chavez High School, I taught 7th grade at Cecil Avenue Middle School for 6 years, before teaching 2 years at Delano High School. Here at CCHS, I emphasize working together with teachers, counselors, students, and parents to foster an environment in our classrooms where students feel safe, respected, and challenged in a healthy and supportive manner. We have a great culture here at CCHS and I look forward to continuing to serve and support our staff and students to help them be the best version of themselves on a daily basis.

Shirden Prince

Assistant Principal of Discipline

Greetings Titan Family!

I am Mr. Prince and I am the Assistant Principal of Discipline and Safety at Cesar E. Chavez High School. I have been in education for 28 years with the last 11 in administration. In my current role, I and my incredible staff monitor discipline, attendance, safety and the Independent Study Program at CCHS. My main priority is to ensure that all students feel safe and secure on our campus so that they can focus on their education with out unnecessary distractions. If you ever have a question or concern please do not hesitate to contact me so that it can be addressed. Thank you for your support of our school and for entrusting us with the care and well-being of your children.

Jim McConnell

Assistant Principal of Student Services

Now that I am in my fifth year as an administrator at CCHS , I can’t tell you how glad I am to have our student body back on campus! When our period bells go off and I watch students walk out of their classrooms onto campus, this makes me extremely happy!!! Last school year I would only see crows and seagulls in the quad all day long. Our fall sports have started well, and since it is nearly October, our winter sports are starting their workouts to prepare our students for Basketball, Soccer & Wrestling. If you have any extracurricular questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 661-720-4610.

ELAC Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 4pm

800 Browning Road

Delano, CA

A school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.

The meeting will be held in the CCHS library.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Title I Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 5pm

800 Browning Road

Delano, CA

Funds are used to support effective, evidence-based educational strategies that close the achievement gap and enable the students to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Title I-funded schools are either Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS) or Schoolwide Program (SWP) schools.

This meeting will be held in the CCHS library, immediately following the ELAC meeting.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

How to navigate the virtual Back to School Night...

  1. Scroll down until you find the teacher your child has in each period
  2. Once you reach the teacher you will find a description of their job duties
  3. Click on the "Video" link in order to get a short introduction from the teacher
  4. Click on the "Canvas" link to look at the teachers Canvas site which has student work

Please note, you will need to return to the newsletter from youtube after each video. This way you do not watch videos that do not pertain to your specific child's schedule.