This is an update from Clovis Unified School District regarding its programs and services offered in July, including the status of possible in person graduation ceremonies July 27 & 28.
This summer we are continuing to work toward a full return to our programs and services that is consistent with the phased re-opening of California’s business and service industries. These plans are being developed with input from local health officials and under the most up-to-date health and safety guidance.
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Traditional Graduation Ceremony: The District committed to making a decision by July 1 about whether traditional graduation ceremonies could be held in late July at the SaveMart Center. It is with deep regret that we have learned we will not be able to hold graduation ceremonies this year. In our latest conversation with the SaveMart Center, we were informed their facility continues to be closed due to gathering restrictions and will be unavailable into the foreseeable future.
While we know our graduates and their families will be disappointed by this news, we are grateful we had the opportunity to hold graduation events at each of our high schools at the end of the school year. We have fond memories of our beloved seniors in their caps and gowns having their own individual times for graduation walks in our stadiums. We also have videos of each high school that captures graduation elements – senior speeches, principal’s remarks, honors and awards, songs and more – that were aired on local TV and are on each school’s website available for viewing or download.
The Class of 2020 will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we are extremely proud of each one of them.
As of June 8, the District’s Business Offices at the 1450 Herndon Ave., Clovis complex are open during regular summer business hours of Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Employees and visitors are required to wear face coverings when visiting these buildings.
Childcare programs offered through Campus Club are open at a limited number of locations. More information on Campus Club’s summer programs, hours of operation, daily costs, applications and new safety protocols in place is available on the Campus Club website at https://www.cusd.com/CampusClub.aspx
Co-Curricular Activities: Some sports teams and performing arts groups have resumed conditioning practices and are following new health and safety protocols. Individual coaches and directors are in contact with their students, advising them of new requirements and protocols. This includes a maximum of 10 participants grouped per instructor/trainer/director and physical distancing at a minimum of 6 feet between students. A number of additional safety guidelines are in place including self-screenings, time limits, and health and cleaning protocols.
Weekly meal service continues through July 31. A week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches are distributed to children up to the age of 18 on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Current pickup locations can be found online at cusd.com
Clovis Unified will provide a decision about what a return to campus will look like by July 16. A more than 80-member re-opening committee has been meeting regularly to devise learning models and contingency plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Parent and staff surveys have helped guide the planning as have health and safety protocols, including the most recent survey which was open from June 26 – July 1.