Clovis Unified Headlines
2014-15 online student information forms are now available to be completed by parents/guardians
CUSD is continuing to make completing annual back-to-school forms simpler. Online back-to-school registration is currently being offered for the 2014-15 school year. This year, the process is even easier, with the online back-to-school forms available in Parent Connect, the district’s existing parent/student information system that allows parents to check grades, absences or tardies, cafeteria balances and much more 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As of July 28, parents are now able to use their existing Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Password for Parent Connect to access the required 2014-15 registration forms. Current student information is pre-populated for 2014-15 allowing parents to easily confirm or update their students’ information before the start of the new school year.
Children's Health Center at Sierra Vista Elementary School opens Monday, Aug. 25; Pinedale Health Center is currently closed due to construction
Clovis Unified School District offers two Health Centers offering medical services to children ages 0-18 years and are free of charge to
income-eligible families. Patients who have Medi-Cal are also eligible for these
services as well as those who do not have health insurance coverage. The two centers are located on the campuses of Sierra Vista and Pinedale elementary schools. However, due to construction, the Pinedale Health Center is currently closed. Sierra Vista's Health Center will re-open Monday, Aug. 25. Click here for more information on services offered and contact information.
Dates, times of 2014-15 Back to School Nights
Back to School Nights offer a unique time for parents and guardians to meet their students' teachers and learn about what to expect in the classroom in the coming school year. A list of all Back to School Night dates and times can be found here.
2014-15 registration for students new to CUSD
Families new to Clovis Unified can register their students in grades kindergarten through 12 for the 2014-15 school year at the Student Services Office. The Student Services Office is accepting registration for the upcoming school year through August 15. Summer registration is available Monday through Thursday from 7-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at 1465 David E. Cook Way. More information about registering your child for school can be found here.
No-cost, private-pay CUSD preschool programs are registering now
CUSD’s Child Development Department is offering 2014-15 preschool programs on 26 elementary school sites. For the first time since 2012, state preschool programs, including those operated by CUSD, are available to income-eligible families at no cost. Income guidelines to qualify for the no-cost program are available here. Private-pay programs are also available. Priority is given to children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2014. However, children who turn 4 years old before Dec. 2, 2014, will be accepted into the preschool program. For more information, click here or call the Child Development Preschool Office at 327-9180.
No-cost and reduced-price meals available to qualified CUSD students
Clovis Unified is providing no-cost and reduced-price breakfast and lunch for children qualify under the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Other benefits are also available through the program such as fee reductions on high school tests and college applications, as well as discounted Internet service from Comcast. To learn more about the no-cost and reduced-price meals program, and to see if you qualify, click here.
How do revised content standards affect students?
As Clovis Unified continues working toward implementing California's revised content standards across the district, information will be provided regularly on the District's website, at parent meetings, in CUSD Today, and through individual schools. For more information about how the revised standards will impact students, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Curriculum and Instruction Department page of our website.
Local Control Accountability Plan approved by Board
Clovis Unified's proposed 2014-17 LCAP, an outline of the District's strategic goals and plans to serve all students, including students at risk of not achieving grade level standards,was approved by the Board in early June. The LCAP was developed using input gathered from hundreds of meetings held around the District since January. Learn more.
CUSD's 2014 academic competition results
Spring brings big academic competitions, starting at the local level with students placing first, and sometimes higher, advancing to state, followed by national, level competitions. Click on the below activities for a list of CUSD students who placed first locally and first, second and third in state competitions:
2014-15, 2015-16 school year calendars adopted
Shorts can now be worn on CUSD campuses year-round
On January 15, 2014, the Clovis Unified Governing Board accepted the recommendation of student members of the Inter School Council and the administration to end its seasonal restriction on the wearing of shorts by students. Members of the Board, in approving this recommendation, affirmed their continued support for the safety and behavior standards set by the District’s dress code; while agreeing that the area’s mild temperatures and the existing provision for allowing shorts during portions of the school year made this slight revision sensible. All other elements of the District’s dress code remain the same. This revision took effect with the start of the second semester of the 2013-14 school year.