District Weekly Highlights
November 11 - November 15, 2019
From the Desk of the Superintendent
Dear CUSD Team,

New Family Resource Center (FRC)
We are excited to announce that the construction of our new Family Resource Center is well underway. The projected date of completion for this project is April 2020. Our Family Resource Center provides our students and community with excellent resources and interventions; such as assistance with clinical social workers, homeless facilitator, Department of Social Services, assistance for foster students, teen parents & parent trainings for our community. Please click on the following link to view a rendering of this project. Click here.

FFA Students at ROP Youth Ag. Summit
Our Calexico High School, Future Farmers of America (FFA) students had an excellent experience at the ROP Youth Agricultural Summit, where they were exposed to different aspects of agriculture by visiting Schaffner's Dairy, Keithly-Williams Seeds Nursery, and Ronnie Leimgruber Farms. The field-trip brought hidden gems to light for the students that attended the trip and are interested in pursuing a career in Agriculture.

FAFSA State Award
Thank you to our Counselors, Teachers, CARPE, District Office Team, and everyone who helped with the phone-a-thon to encourage our CHS students to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!! Calexico High School placed first in the state for the number of students who applied for FAFSA and was recognized by the California Department of Education and the California State Financial Aid Commission for this great effort!!

Have a great weekend!

Carlos R. Gonzales
School Highlights
Kennedy Gardens
Enjoy this week's highlights from the Eagles' nest at Kennedy Gardens.
Cesar Chavez
Here at Cesar Chavez we promote success for all students.
Dool Elementary
Be Respectful
Be Responsible

Jefferson Elementary
Many great experiences for Jefferson students!!!

Department Highlights
English Learners
We were very excited to get a chance to visit our ELIT Teachers this week and see the wonderful work they're doing with our students.

Food Services
Food safety is our top priority.

Migrant Education Program
This week the Migrant program held its second Family Literacy Session. This program is geared towards helping Migrant children ages 3 to 7 learn the necessary skills needed to be successful in reading, math and writing. Parents are required to attend with their children. They are shown ways to read with their child and help them with their homework. This class is held two times a month. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

We would also like to invite all of our Migrant students and parents to join us for our first "STEAM" night that will be held November 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at William Moreno Jr. High.

Calexico Unified School District