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New Program Connects Students with Technology

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Connecting Kids Nevada is a new program to connect students with technology. Visit connectingkidsnv.org to learn more about how families can obtain internet connectivity and technology assistance. A Family Support Center has also been created to assist Nevadans. Families can call 888-616-2476 and talk to a representative in English or Spanish.

Information is also available for organizations and individuals interested in supporting this program through donations. A link is available here.

The  Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, The Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Communities In Schools Nevada, and The Public Education Foundation have joined forces and announced today the introduction of “Connecting Kids,” a statewide community coalition formed to ensure that all students across the state of Nevada have equal access to virtual learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Beginning with the Clark County School District and expanding to all school districts across the state, the community coalition is committed to getting all students online and connected to their school. To achieve this goal and reach all 312,000 students within the district, CCSD has created a brief survey for all families to answer which can be found at www.ccsd.net/survey. Additionally, The Family Support Center through an innovative partnership with Cox Communications and CCSD has been established to connect every qualified CCSD student to the internet, subsidized by CCSD. The Family Support Center can be reached at 888-616-2476 and will have English and Spanish speaking operators available Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

CCSD Accepting Nominations of Two New Schools

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is accepting nominations through August 31, 2020, to name the two new schools slated to open in the fall of 2021 as part of the 2015 Capital Improvement Program. One new middle school is being constructed in the Mountain’s Edge area and a new elementary school is being constructed in the City of Henderson. These schools will be named for:

  • Outstanding former CCSD personnel and former School Board trustees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership locally in the field of education in Clark County and have consistently demonstrated the character to inspire students; or

  • Outstanding individuals who are not educators by profession, but serve as a positive role model to children and to the community, and who have demonstrated exceptional leadership locally toward the advancement of education or humanity in Clark County.

“The nomination process is open to members of the community as well as CCSD employees, so we encourage people from throughout Clark County to take part in the naming process,” said CCSD Board of Trustees member Deanna L. Wright, who serves as chairperson for the CCSD School Name Committee.

Wright noted there are restrictions pertaining to the nominations. In order for a former employee to be considered, they must have been separated from CCSD for at least two years in order to be considered as a namesake. Elected officials, including former trustees, must be out of office for a minimum of three years.

A total of six finalists will be considered by the School Name Committee at a meeting in October. The committee’s recommendations will subsequently be submitted for approval at a regular public meeting of the Board of School Trustees.

For additional information on the call for nominations and to see the finalists from previous school naming efforts, click here.

CCSD Honored with Financial Reporting Awards

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Clark County School District (CCSD) has been recognized with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. CCSD has received this award for the past 34 years.

Additionally, CCSD has earned the GFOA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting. The award is based on an evaluation of the District’s CAFR for reader appeal, understandability, distribution methods, creativity and other elements.

“This award is a testament to the hard work of our Accounting and Finance Department, which works to ensure fiscal efficiency in order to provide rich and rigorous learning opportunities,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara.

GFOA, founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association’s more than 20,000 members are federal, state/provincial and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions.

View the press release, here.

To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.

Java with Jara on July 13: Virtual Town Hall About Reopening Our Schools

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Join Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara for a virtual town hall teleconference hosted by Board of Trustees President Lola Brooks, on Monday, July 13, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Participants can submit questions in advance by emailing engageccsd@nv.ccsd.net, or can ask questions during the call.

To join the conversation, dial 877-229-8493 (Pin: 119398) at the time of the event or stream it online at ccsd.net.

Replays of previous town hall teleconferences can be found at ccsd.net/virtualtownhall.

Previas juntas comunitarias en inglés pueden escucharse en ccsd.net/virtualtownhall.

Trustees Provisionally Approve Reopening School Plan

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to provisionally approve the Reopening Our Schools Plan for submission to the Nevada Department of Education. The plan was developed under the guidelines of the Governor’s Phase 2 reopening plans for the State of Nevada.

The proposed plan above meets requirements that CCSD must fulfill with the state of Nevada’s guidelines which includes social distancing.

To view the Reopening Our Schools Plan presentation that includes model schedules for teachers and students, click here.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed reopening of CCSD schools click here.

Please continue to check ccsd.net for the most up to date information.

Questions can be submitted to engageCCSD@nv.ccsd.net.

CCSD Summer Learning Resources

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CCSD launches summer learning resources website summerconnections.ccsd.net and conexionesdeverano.ccsd.net

CCSD Summer Connections will be the one-stop-shop website for parents and students to locate information on credit retrieval services, family guides for summer learning, virtual learning opportunities with educational partners and more.


CCSD lanza el sitio web de recursos de aprendizaje de verano summerconnections.ccsd.net and conexionesdeverano.ccsd.net.

CCSD Summer Connections será el sitio web para padres y estudiantes para ubicar información sobre servicios de recuperación de crédito, guías familiares para el aprendizaje de verano, oportunidades de aprendizaje virtual con socios educativos y más.

June 29th Town Hall Teleconference: Reopening Our Schools

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Please mark your calendars to join Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara for a virtual town hall teleconference, hosted by Board of School Trustees Vice President Linda P. Cavazos. Dr. Jara will answer questions regarding recommendations presented to the Board of School Trustees on June 25 for the reopening of CCSD schools this fall.

Monday, June 29, 2020, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Participants can submit questions in advance by emailing engageccsd@nv.ccsd.net, or can ask questions during the call.

To join the conversation, dial 877-229-8493 (Pin: 119398) at the time of the event or stream it online at ccsd.net.

An additional Town Hall is planned for Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Replays of previous town hall teleconferences can be found at ccsd.net/virtualtownhall.

CCSD Expands Mobile Internet Access for Students in Need

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) has added an additional route to the Wi-Fi bus schedule announced earlier this month. Along with the 14th Wi-Fi bus route, CCSD has relocated some of the stops on existing routes to better serve students throughout Clark County. The changes will take effect on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

An updated list of bus stop locations and times can be found by clicking here. Additional information about the Wi-Fi for Students program is available at transportation.ccsd.net.

Previous Release – Provided on Friday, May 1, 2020

The Clark County School District (CCSD) will begin testing a system for Wi-Fi access at various locations throughout the Las Vegas valley on Friday, May 1, 2020, via school buses that will be parked at different locations along designated routes.

CCSD Transportation has established 13 bus routes that will operate daily allowing students access to Wi-Fi at designated times. Each bus route will include four stops daily to provide more than an hour of Wi-Fi access to CCSD students at each location. The routes will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.

Students will be able to access the Wi-Fi signal up to 400 feet from the bus. CCSD will encourage social distancing practices as adherence to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be critical to the success of the program. Each bus will also be equipped with signs encouraging students and parents to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and encouraging people to wear masks in public. Those who have Wi-Fi access in their homes are being asked to stay in their homes and utilize their own connectivity to further assist with social distancing.

For internet access, students will need to get the network name and password from the signs posted on or near the bus.

CCSD has already distributed more than 60,000 Chromebooks to students during the school closures in an effort to offer equitable access to distance learning opportunities to every child. Students in need of a computer to access student learning extensions and other educational opportunities should contact their school to request a device.

Students in need of technical assistance at the mobile Wi-Fi locations can contact the District Technology helpline at (702) 799-2988.

Maps and a list of the Wi-Fi bus stop locations and times is available by clicking here. Media outlets seeking photos of the Wi-Fi equipped buses may obtain them by clicking here.

For more information about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.

Star Graduate 2020 – Arbor View HS

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Maria “Sam” Cheng is an amazing Arbor View High School senior who has been accepted to USC’s Mechanical Engineering Program! Sam has participated in a wide range of classes and activities while at Arbor View and has challenged herself both academically and in extracurricular activities. She is a CTE completer in the PLTW Biomedical program and has taken 12 AP courses. She plays the piano, has participated in the AVHS Band and was a member of the swim team. We are so proud of her accomplishments and hard work!

To view more Class of 2020 CCSD Star Grads, click here.

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