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    CJUHSD Schools will be closed through the end of the 2019/2020 school year for student/staff protection against COVID-19

    Message to Senior Families - 5/5/2020

    Dear Parents and Class of 2020 Students,

    We are so proud of the senior Class of 2020!

    As the nation makes progress in the fight against COVID-19, local, State, and Federal officials are updating guidelines daily. The health and safety of students remains our focus as restrictions are gradually eased throughout the State.  In light of the latest recommendations, I would like to provide you with some updated information and revisions to the commencement ceremonies we have planned for the CJUHSD Classes of 2020.

     The following background information on how and why we arrived at our initial plan will hopefully clarify the decisions we have made. After the Governor’s Executive Order was presented and the initial guidelines from the San Bernardino Department of Public Health were reviewed, it was clear that we were not permitted to participate in any mass gathering (which would include a traditional graduation, a student-only social-distanced graduation, or even multiple, smaller graduations) at this time. Furthermore, the guidance from our Governor and County officials forecasted that mass gatherings would not be permitted in the upcoming months, so, we initially did not say if we would, or would not, schedule a graduation at a later time. Rather, we chose to wait so that we didn’t initiate false hope. I regret that decision, because as we now see the guidelines are continuing to shift and adjust, and we are finding that no one knows what our directives will be in the months ahead. In spite of this uncertainty, the one thing this Class deserves is hope. Our students have grown up having to deal with difficult news – they are resilient and they are prepared to do that, but they deserve for us to believe, with them, that something can happen in their favor. They deserve for us to value them, plan a graduation for them, and hope and advocate for the best – even if the end result is a modified ceremony or the disappointing news that we are not permitted to conduct a ceremony if it might compromise their safety.

    Today, once again, we received adjusted guidelines from our County regarding graduation criteria that are actually even more stringent than originally stated. We respect and accept these new restrictions knowing the health and safety of our students and staff are the most important consideration. With these new guidelines in mind, we will continue to hold our Individual Graduations and the filming for our Virtual Graduations on the dates as planned - with some procedural adjustments that will align with County directives. Your principal will provide detailed adjustments and specific directions on the school website and through their Twitter account. We are continuing the Individual and virtual graduations so that no matter what happens, our Class of 2020 will be recognized.

    Additionally, after talking with our student leaders today, we will also schedule what we sincerely hope will be a more traditional graduation on July 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. In discussions with ASB and Senior Class Presidents, they have requested that we continue to hope and plan for a traditional ceremony late in the summer, before the next school year starts and many students head off to college. This traditional ceremony will be voluntary. If we are not allowed to publicly gather on this date, then we will ultimately have to abide by directives from the Governor’s Office, the County Department of Education, and our County Department of Public Health. We remain hopeful and are moving forward with plans for this more traditional ceremony. We believe that this can happen for the Class of 2020.

    Thank you for your compassion for these students and for your passion that this can be done. Please follow updates on the CJUHSD website or go to my Twitter account at @CJUHSD or your principal’s Twitter account for details regarding these events.

    Mathew Holton, Ed.D.
    Superintendent
    Chaffey Joint Union High School District

     Estimados Padres y Estudiantes de la Clase 2020:

    ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de la Clase 2020!

    A medida que la nación avanza en la lucha contra COVID-19, los funcionarios locales, estatales y federales actualizan las pautas diariamente. La salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes sigue siendo nuestro enfoque a medida que las restricciones se alivian gradualmente en todo el estado. A la luz de las últimas recomendaciones, me gustaría proporcionarle información actualizada y revisiones de las ceremonias de graduación que hemos planeado para las Clases CJUHSD de 2020.

    La siguiente información sobre cómo y por qué llegamos a nuestro plan inicial con suerte aclarará las decisiones que hemos tomado. Después de que se presentó la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador y se revisaron las pautas iniciales del Departamento de Salud Pública de San Bernardino, quedó claro que no se nos permitía participar en ninguna reunión masiva (que incluiría una graduación tradicional, un evento social solo para estudiantes), graduación distante, o incluso graduaciones múltiples más pequeñas) en este momento. Además, la orientación de nuestro gobernador y los funcionarios del condado pronosticaron que las reuniones masivas no serían permitidas en los próximos meses, por lo que inicialmente no dijimos si programaríamos o no una graduación en un momento futuro. Más bien, elegimos esperar para no iniciar falsas esperanzas. Lamento esa decisión, porque como vemos ahora, las pautas continúan cambiando y ajustándose, y estamos descubriendo que nadie sabe cuáles serán nuestras directivas en los próximos meses. A pesar de esta incertidumbre, lo único que merece esta Clase es la esperanza. Nuestros estudiantes han crecido teniendo que lidiar con noticias difíciles: son resistentes y están preparados para hacerlo, pero merecen que creamos, con ellos, que algo puede suceder a su favor. Se merecen que los valoremos, planeemos una graduación para ellos, y esperemos y aboguemos por lo mejor, incluso si el resultado final es una ceremonia modificada o la noticia decepcionante de que no se nos permite llevar a cabo una ceremonia si puede comprometer su seguridad.

    Hoy, una vez más, recibimos pautas ajustadas de nuestro Condado con respecto a los criterios de graduación que en realidad son aún más estrictos que los establecidos originalmente. Respetamos y aceptamos estas nuevas restricciones sabiendo que la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal son la consideración más importante. Con estas nuevas pautas en mente, continuaremos celebrando nuestras Graduaciones individuales y la filmación de nuestras Graduaciones virtuales en las fechas planificadas, con algunos ajustes de procedimiento que se alinearán con las directivas del Condado. Su director proporcionará ajustes detallados e instrucciones específicas en el sitio web de la escuela y a través de su cuenta de Twitter. Continuamos las graduaciones individuales y virtuales para que, pase lo que pase, nuestra Clase de 2020 sea reconocida.

    Además, después de hablar hoy con nuestros líderes estudiantiles, también programaremos lo que sinceramente esperamos sea una graduación más tradicional el 30 de julio de 2020 a las 6:30 p.m. En conversaciones con los presidentes de ASB y la Clase de los Seniors, nos han pedido que sigamos esperando y planificando una ceremonia tradicional a fines del verano, antes de que comience el próximo año escolar y muchos estudiantes se vayan a la universidad. Esta ceremonia tradicional será voluntaria. Si no se nos permite reunirnos públicamente en esta fecha, tendremos que seguir las directivas de la Oficina del Gobernador, el Departamento de Educación del Condado y el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado. Mantenemos la esperanza y avanzamos con los planes para esta ceremonia más tradicional. Creemos que esto puede suceder para la Clase de 2020.

    Gracias por su compasión por estos estudiantes y por su pasión por hacer esto. Siga las actualizaciones en el sitio web de CJUHSD o vaya a mi cuenta de Twitter en @CJUHSD o la cuenta de Twitter de su director para obtener detalles sobre estos eventos.

     

    Mathew Holton, Ed.D.
    Superintendente
    Distrito de Escuelas Preparatorias de Chaffey Joint

     

    Letter to Parents 5/5/2020 - English
    Letter to Parents 5/5/2020 - Spanish

     


    Virtual Graduation Message to Parents - 4/29/2020

     

    Virtual Graduation Message to Parents 4/29/2020 (PDF)
    Virtual Graduation Message to Parents Spanish 4/29/2020 (PDF)

     


    MESSAGE TO PARENTS - 4/22/2020

     

    Message to Parents April 22, 2020 (PDF)
    Message to Parents April 22, 2020 - Spanish (PDF)

     


     

    RESOURCES

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING GUIDE - 4/5/2020

    CJUHSD Guide to Distance Learning for Students and Parents (PDF)

     

     


    MESSAGE TO PARENTS - 4/1/2020

     

    Message to Parents - April 1, 2020 (PDF)
    Message to Parents - April 1, 2020 Spanish (PDF)


    CORONAVIRUS LETTER TO PARENTS AND FAQ - MARCH 19, 2020

    Letter to Parents March 19, 2020 Spanish (PDF)

    FAQs March 19, 2020 Spanish (PDF)

    Letter to Parents March 19, 2020 (PDF)
    FAQs March 19, 2020 (PDF)

     


    LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING SCHOOL CLOSURE - MARCH 13, 2020

     

    Letter to Parents March 13, 2020 (PDF)

    Letter to Parents Spanish March 13, 2020 (PDF)

     


    MESSAGE TO PARENTS AND STAFF - MARCH 12, 2020 5:30PM

     

    Message to Parents and Staff March 12, 2020 5:30PM (PDF)

    Message to Parents and Staff March 12, 2020 5:30PM Spanish (PDF)

     


    EMAIL TO PARENTS AND STAFF - MARCH 12, 2020

     

    Email to Parents and Staff March 12, 2020 (PDF)

     


    EMAIL TO PARENTS - MARCH 10, 2020

     

    Email to Parents March 10, 2020 (PDF)

    Email to Parents (Spanish) March 10, 2020 (PDF)

     


    LETTER TO PARENTS - MARCH 3, 2020

     

    Letter to Parents (English) March 3, 2020 PDF

    Letter to Parents (Spanish) March 3, 2020 PDF

     


    PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE (CORONAVIRUS)

     

    Coronavirus Update - February 27, 2020 PDF

    Resources

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    Eric Danhof
     

    ap/honors summer assignments

    AP Honors Summer Assignments

    cohs commencement ceremony 2020

    summer school overview

    coronavirus update

    distance learning

    temporary office hours

    Temporary Office Hours During School Closure: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

    School News

    Principal's Message

    As stated in my all-call I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we plan for a graduation ceremony that is within the revised guidelines of the state and local health agencies and thus safe for all.  Since we have now been charged with planning and implementing a drive-up ceremony, I wanted to share the new details.

     Date & Time:  No change in date or suggested arrival times (see loopmail).  If you need to arrive at a different time or a different day please feel free to make adjustments as needed.  We have suggested a schedule to make it possible to recognize all graduates in a timely fashion as well as to give counselors opportunity to announce their student’s names. 

    Vehicles:  We are encouraging graduate and family to arrive in one vehicle, but we understand certain circumstances may require two separate vehicles.  This will be acceptable but please make arrangements to arrive at the same time so as to be in the drive-up line with each other.  More that four family members may be in the vehicle with the graduating senior but only 4 family members along with the senior may exit the vehicle at the stage.  Please understand this is a safety precaution we all should appreciate.

    Route:  Families will drive onto campus via Mill Creek Rd. and drive south through the parking lot.  Colony personnel and signage will direct you around the gymnasium to the west and then head north up the west access road.  Please see attached diagram (Drive Up Graduation) at bottom of page for campus with lay-out of route.  

    Cap & Gown Needs:  Along the route vehicles can stop to pick-up their pre-ordered cap & gown or to get a loaner cap & gown that was pre-ordered.

    Commemorative Face Mask:  Along the route vehicles will stop and senior will be given one commemorative Colony Face Mask and gloves to be worn for diploma distribution.

    Student Name Card:  All seniors should remember to bring their name card they received when picking up their cap & gown.  If it has been lost we will give you another one when you get your face mask. 

    Fun stuff:  Seniors have permission to decorate their graduation caps if their parents approve.  Decorations must be considerate of others and deemed appropriate.  Vehicles can be decorated and horns can be honking (with exception of at the stage).  DJ along the route will be calling for you to make some noise for your graduate...its a parade through the school so be ready to make some noise.

    Graduation Procession:  At the podium the vehicle will be stopped and graduate and up to four family members will exit the vehicle.  Student will hand their name card to the reader and then proceed up the ramp to the stage.  Family members will be standing in front of the stage and may take pictures and video of their student on the stage receiving their diploma cover-THEY ARE A GRADUATE.  Graduates will then walk back off the stage, stop on a spot, remove their mask and gloves and then have their picture taken by a professional photographer.  Back into the car with a graduated senior and then exit the parking lot on Riverside drive headed east.  All family members are encouraged, when outside of their vehicle, to adhere to proper safety precautions; this includes the wearing of a face mask.

    Film footage of students receiving their diploma cover will be edited, along with their principal’s message, senior speeches, and other commencement performances for the Colony High School Virtual Graduation.  This is the production part of our student’s graduation opportunity. The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on 5/20/20 at 6:30 p.m. A YouTube link will be LoopMailed to the Class of 2020 and their families prior to the viewing time.

    I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday and or Friday and honoring your accomplishments.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mr. Mitchell

     

    Drive-up Graduation Map

    Events

    Spotlight

    Guaranteed admissions signing with Biola University

    new guaranteed admissions agreement with biola university!

    Mathew Holton, Superintendent, and Biola University Vice President, Lee Wilhite, recently signed our newest guaranteed admission agreement! All CJUHSD graduates who meet the mutually agreed upon admission requirements, will be able to enroll and attend this prestigious university. One of the amazing highlights of this agreement is the commitment of Biola University to provide a minimum $10,000 scholarship per academic year to all our students! We are very excited to provide this opportunity for our students to attend this university in La Mirada California. This agreement, along with the previous agreements with Cal State San Bernardino, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Bakersfield, University of Redlands, University of La Verne, Azusa Pacific University, Grand Canyon University, and California Baptist University continue to provide an advantage to the students of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District to pursue their dreams for the future!

    CJUHSD Signed MOU's