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THIS WEEK IN CULVER CITY SCHOOLS...
FRIDAY (8/16)
Meet and Greet New CCUSD Director of Special Education Diana Fannon
3:30 - 5pm @ CCUSD District Office, 4034 Irving Place
Please call (310) 842-4220, ext. 4245 with any questions.
Light refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY (8/17)
La Ballona Campus Clean-Up Day
9am - 2pm @ La Ballona Elementary School
Even if you can only spare an hour,
your help painting and gardening would be greatly appreciated.

SUNDAY (8/18)
CCMS Ride and Safety Workshop
10am - 12pm @ CCUSD Elementary Schools
More Information Below

El Marino PTA Kinder Potluck and Popsicles Social
11am - 1pm @ El Marino Language School

Linwood Howe Kinder Ice Cream Social
4:30 - 6pm @ Linwood E. Howe Quad

MONDAY (8/19)
CCHS 12th-Grade Parent Night
6pm @ CCHS

THURSDAY (8/22)
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Welcome Back!

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Welcome Back!
Dear CCUSD Families,

I am excited to welcome you back for another incredible school year. The first day of school is Thursday, August 22, 2019. The beginning of school is always an exciting time because it signifies a new start and a beginning to infinite possibilities.
 
We rely upon and are always appreciative of the incredible support that we have from our parents in CCUSD. We want you to be involved in your child’s education in anyway that you can! If you have the ability to volunteer, please consider donating some of your time in our classrooms, be an active or contributing member of your child’s PTA or Booster Club, or to the districtwide Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF). There is always a need for additional help! Being involved and supportive of your child’s education also includes staying in communication with your child’s teachers, attending Back to School nights, spending time reading with your child, providing a designated place for studying, and establishing morning and evening routines for your child. These are all helpful ways to create a strong start and maintain continued success throughout the school year.
 
As a school district, we will continue to work tirelessly to make our schools places where our students want to come everyday to challenge themselves, to meet new friends, to achieve as learners and, most importantly, feel included, affirmed and validated. We deeply care about the success of your children and we are fortunate to have the care and support of a school community that is equally committed. We must all work together to model for our children the importance of respect, inclusion, compassion, and courage so that they embody these values and apply them within their own growing lives.
 
Welcome to the 2019- 2020 school year! I look forward to partnering with you in our work to make your child’s educational journey a successful one!
 
Sincerely and Proudly,

Leslie Lockhart
Superintendent
Culver City Unified School District
First Day of School is Thursday!
Culver City Unified School District students will return to school on the morning of Thursday, August 22.

For a complete calendar of the 2019-2020 school year, including school holidays, parent conference weeks and more, please click here.
CCMS Ride and Safety Workshop
Set for Sunday
The CCMS Fun Ride and Safety Workshop helps students learn to safely get to school on their own. Culver City Middle School encourages students to walk, bike, scoot, carpool and to use transit to get to and from school and students’ safety is, of course, our highest priority so we encourage your children to attend this important workshop on Sunday, August 18.

This annual workshop for incoming sixth-grade students will help build their confidence as they explore their route under the guidance of trained instructors. Rides will start and end at each elementary school with a discussion on road safety and traffic laws as they pertain to bicycles. After arrival on campus, students will learn how and where to lock their bikes properly on the campus. Following the ride, there will be an optional safety workshop covering essential skills for biking on the road. 
 
Students should meet up at the elementary school nearest their home. (El Marino, El Rincon, La Ballona, Linwood E. Howe) Two routes will be covered for each school (One going and one returning) so that students can see there is more than one way to each school. Please be at the school by 10 a.m. and ready to roll by 10:15 a.m.
 
More than 150 kids bike, scoot or skate to CCMS every day (including about 25% for zero period). It's a great way for kids to learn responsibility and time management while building confidence and understanding traffic safety and awareness while also exploring their own independence. And with more than 1,800 students on campus, the fewer cars arriving each day improves safety and air quality at CCMS. If your students are planning to bike to the middle school or if you just want them to learn to bike safely in the community, this workshop is a must. 

Note: Parents are welcome to join the rides but we ask that they stay at least a block behind so the kids can focus on the instructors and get used to riding to school independently.

For more information and to complete the required waiver for this ride, please click here .
Culver City High School Gets Ready
for Another Great Sports Year
Next week Culver City High School students will be back on campus attending classes. Students on the athletic teams are already on campus getting ready for their seasons. Although players from all sports are practicing, athletes that participate in fall sports are getting ready for their season to start in a few weeks.

Cross country, boy’s water polo, girls’ volleyball, girls tennis and football are working hard to represent Culver City High School and the community on and off the field at the highest level. Coaching plays a very important part in the development of good teams, and the high school has some of the best coaches in the CIF Southern Section thanks to Athletic Director Tom Salter.

For more information on CCHS Athletics, visit their website by clicking on the following link:   CCHS Athletics Homepage
Here's How Culver City's Schools Rank According to Niche
Culver City has multiple top-ranked schools, according to new rankings released last week by Niche. The company gave nearly every school in Culver City an overall grade of A.

Niche said: "Culver City Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Culver City, CA. It has 6,856 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 55 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 67 percent in reading."

Click here for more information, including each school and their overall grades.
Culver City Middle School Sets Mandatory Meeting for Parents of Fall Student-Athletes
All parents of fall CCMS sports student-athletes will have a Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. in the school's multi-purpose room on September 12.

This will be an opportunity to meet the coaches of the fall sports, including Girls Volleyball, Flag Football, Cross Country, Girls Tennis and Water Polo. Practice and game schedules will be passed out at the meeting.
Important Parking Reminder
When Attending Events at The Frost
When attending events at The Robert Frost Auditorium, please park only in the designated FREE CCUSD parking lots that surround the facility (shown above).

• Corner of Elenda and Farragut - South of the Robert Frost Auditorium. Between the Culver City Middle School and Farragut Elementary

• Huron - From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Entrance is on the south of Braddock.

• Harter - From Elenda, head west on Braddock. Pass Huron and go south on Harter. Parking is on your left.

• Overflow parking is located at Culver Blvd. and Elenda St.

Please respect the residents and do not park in the neighborhood.
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