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District Information
Superintendent's Message

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them….

Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

                                                                                                                            Lao Tzu

I once heard it expressed that the only “constant” in life is “change.”  This axiom can be readily applied to the state of education in California generally, and to our district specifically.  With the new Local Control Funding Formula replacing the traditional way school districts have been funded and the Local Control Accountability Plan being written by districts to provide the optimum education to students throughout the State, a feeling of change is in the air.

In addition to these sweeping changes, there are other changes looming as well.  Our District is exploring the addition of a Middle College.  This concept is a collaboration between a high school district (like ours) and a community college in which some students take a combination of both high school and college courses.  These students are allowed to attribute the college credits earned toward their future college career and often graduate with both a high school diploma and an A.A. degree.  The Middle College is an exciting concept for our students in the future.

With our mantra of “students first,” all of our efforts will continue to be centered on the achievement of our students. But often with sudden change comes a sense of fear and trepidation.  This feeling of unsettlement is heightened, in this case, by the uncertainty of future funding by the State and recent negotiations with our unions.  

But it was the philosopher Alan Watts who once said, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”   In spite of the obstacles we might face in the future, it is important that we look at change as an opportunity to improve.  I ask you therefore to join me as we face the  “symphony of change,”  and embrace it with me … and of course … dance!!!

 


Congratulations on California Distinguished Schools Eligibility

Congratulations to the students, teachers, staff, parents, and communities of Gerald F. Litel and Liberty Elementary Schools for their eligibility to earn the California Distinguished School honors for 2014. The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap. Both schools will be visited in March 2014 to validate their signature practices. Congratulations to the stakeholders of both schools!


Event Announcements
  • Parent Committee Meetings continue on creation of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • California Healthy Kids Survey - Health Services Department
  • Information for Summer School 2014
  • Last Day of School - Change to June 2014 Calendar - Notice to Parents
  • Update of Water Issue at Chino Valley Unified School District
Please see link on left for more information.



Common Core Curriculum Preparation

On August 2, 2010 the State Board of Education adopted the California Common Core Standards. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, these new national standards will replace our current state standards.  Chino Valley USD teachers are working on Rigorous Curriculum Design in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science to ensure that the education in Chino Valley USD is the best education for our students.
The changes are being driven by three important reforms:

  • The Common Core State Standards, adopted by California in August 2010, and the Next Generation Science Standards, adopted in September 2013;
  • Assembly Bill 484, passed in September 2013, introducing a new statewide assessment system to replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting System (STAR); and
  • the change in California's school finance system, signed by Governor Brown in July 2013.

More information can be found on the Chino Valley USD Curriculum Department web pages.


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Chino Valley Unified School District Strategic Plan & Goals 2014-2017
Looking for Information?
Academic Performance Update - 2013 Assessment Department webpage
California's New Assessment System - Smarter Balanced Assessment Department webpage
International Student Program International Student Program webpage
Transitional Kindergarten in CVUSD Elementary Curriculum webpage

     
    

                  

            

       
      

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