Superintendent Mark G. Sutton
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from the Central Unified School District. As we transition back to school after a restful and relaxing Winter Break, I hope all of our families were able to enjoy the holiday season and spend it with family and friends. The next few months are very important for our students as we move into the second semester of the school year and continue to prepare to be successful in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, and our end-of-the-year assessments that our students will be taking in the spring. The top priority for all of our students is to be at school every day and ready to learn. Please encourage your child to get a good night’s rest, dress appropriately for the weather, and as we begin a new semester of classes, to stay current with assignments and adequate preparation for tests and other assessments.
January and February are the peak months for colds and flu. Here in Central Unified School District, we see the effects of this annually with many students and staff out due to illnesses. As a district, we would like to provide a few reminders for our families:
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve, not your hand.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
Each day, about 55 million students and 7 million staff attend the more than 130,000 public and private schools in the United States. By implementing the recommendations listed above, schools can help protect one-fifth of the country's population from flu. Collaboration is essential; CDC, the U.S. Department of Education, state/local public health and education agencies, schools, staff, students, families, businesses, and communities should work together to reduce the spread of flu and other respiratory infections.
Mark G. Sutton, Superintendent
World Language Fair
The World Language Fair is coming up this Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central High-East.
There will be performances by the Chinese Lion Dancers, the Polynesian Club of Fresno, Moore's Martial Arts, plenty of food and so much more.
You can purchase tickets at the door!
For more information, please visit the WLF website.Central Unified School District
Aquatics 3rd Annual Spring Splash BBQ
Get ready to bring the family out for an evening of food and fun!
Join Central Aquatics for our 3rd Annual Spring Splash BBQ on Friday, May 19 from 6-9:00 p.m. at the Central Unified Aquatics Complex-East Campus.
The event is sponsored by the Fresno Grizzlies Aquatics Booster Club.
To purchase your tickets, please call: (559) 274-4700 Ext. 42101.
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Ag Program Ice Cream Social
The Central High-West Ag Program will hold an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, May 10 in the CHS-West Cafeteria beginning at 6:00 pm. Doors will open early at 5:30 pm.
This event is designed to educate incoming freshmen and their parents who have signed up for an Ag class, about the opportunities provided through Agriculture Education at West Campus.
There will be an introduction of the agriculture staff and FFA officer team as well as a tour of the shop and farm lab facilities.
In addition, there will be a presentation on the 3 Circle Model of Ag Education, which includes FFA (leadership development through agriculture), agriculture courses and pathways available to our students, and SAE's (hands-on agricultural experience outside of instructional time).
Students interested in purchasing and exhibiting Fresno Fair livestock projects will have a chance to sign up for swine, sheep, goat, poultry or rabbit projects that evening.Central Unified School District
Jazz in the Vines
Make plans now to attend the Jazz in the Vines Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Yribarren Family Vineyards.
You can dance the night away to some great jazz music while enjoying dinner with live and dessert auctions.
The cost for tickets is $35.00 per person or $350.00 for tables of 10.
Proceeds benefit the Central High School Band program.
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TK/Kindergarten and Preschool Registration
TK/Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins on March 7, 2017.
Registration applications will be available at your home school on the same day.
Please click the following link for more information.
Preschool registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins on March 21, 2017.
Registration applications will be available at the District Preschool Office and online on the same day.
Please click the following link for more information.
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Foggy Day Protocol
On a daily basis, the morning supervisor checks the visibility on their way to work between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Upon arrival at the Transportation facility, she/he will contact our district spotters who are located throughout Central’s 88 square miles. They will give distance markers that correlate with the visibility in their area, which is logged. He/she will also check the NOAA website to confirm dew point and temperature throughout Central’s district. Using these methods, if the visibility is less than 200 feet, we will automatically go to a Plan A schedule (2 hour delay). This call is made by 5:30 am in order to share the information with the district’s students, staff and community.
To ensure the safety of all students throughout the district, a foggy day plan will be called if it meets these parameters. It may be extremely foggy in several areas, with no fog in others, but the call is made for the whole district.
There are several different types of fog and it can drop in extremely late or dissipate moments after a call is made, but the initial decision is based on the visibility at the time of the call. All of the district’s school bus drivers are trained professionals and they follow Board Policy, Admin Regulation 3543 (c), and Vehicle Code 34501.6 on visibility restrictions. Once a call is made, operation of the buses will be based on the driver’s discretionary authority if the fog rolls in at a later time.
Foggy day delays minimize the risk of being involved in traffic collisions with morning commuter traffic. Once a call is made for a delay, further delays could be called due to a continued lack of visibility. These updates are made by 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 a.m. if necessary.
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