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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 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.

CCSD Senior Named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar

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A Clark County School District (CCSD) student from Coronado High School was named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar as part of the 56th annual class of recipients. The Coronado High School senior, Dakyung Lee, is one of 161 high school seniors to be recognized nationally for accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

“Being honored as one of only 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars is a true testament to Ms. Lee’s dedication in and out of the classroom,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Ms. Lee is an example of the culture of educational excellence that is fostered at Coronado High School,”

“I am so proud that CCSD continues to showcase unmatched educational opportunities in the state of Nevada and I applaud Ms. Lee for this well-deserved recognition as well as the staff and administration at Coronado High School for setting students up to be college and career ready,” Jara added.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,300 candidates qualified for the 2020 awards

Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,600 of the nation’s top-performing students with an annual ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 2020 ceremony will be held at a later time as public health circumstances permit. Each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

To learn more about the award click here.

To learn more about the Clark County School District click here.

Congratulations to this Year’s Finalists and Winners of the Heart of Education Awards

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Congratulations to the approximately 800 Clark County School District teachers who were finalists and the 20 winners of this year’s Heart of Education Awards, presented by The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by The Rogers Foundation.

The awards program recognizes teachers who go above and beyond for their students. This year, the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of the red-carpet ceremony that honors the educators. Instead, on May 20, the 20 winners received a surprise video chat call from their principals and the president and CEO of The Smith Center, Myron Martin.

Each of the 20 winners will receive a medallion, a $5,000 cash prize, and an additional $1,000 to use for a school program of their choice. There also will be full-page ads in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday and in El Tiempo, congratulating the educators.

The 2020 award winners include:

  • Claudia Ahumada, Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School
  • Donato Avila, John C. Fremont Middle School
  • Kari Bastin, Dr. Beverly S. Mathis Elementary School
  • Bianca Bautista, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
  • Belisa Brownlee, Rancho High School
  • Matthew Christian, Barbara and Hank Greenspun Junior High School
  • Robert Cuccurullo, Coronado High School
  • Tiffany Grant, Clifford J. Lawrence Junior High School
  • Elizabeth Harris, Lied STEM Academy
  • Elisa Marcheschi Hickey, Western High School
  • Pamela Honey, Martha P. King Elementary School
  • Carolyn Lara, Spring Valley High School
  • Kimberly Law, Mabel W. Hoggard Elementary School
  • William John Love, Liberty High School
  • Crystal Massengale, E.W. Griffith Elementary School
  • Mark Nekoba, Jack Lund Schofield Middle School
  • Richard Pokropski, Centennial High School
  • Tyler Swick, Robert and Sandy Ellis Elementary School
  • Michelle Taylor, Mabel W. Hoggard Elementary School
  • Kelly Wagner, Green Valley High School

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.

CCSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)

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The Clark County School District honors its more than 18,000 dedicated educators. Teachers change the lives of children on a daily basis, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor those who lend their skills and passion to educating the children of Southern Nevada.

Please follow CCSD on Twitter @ClarkCountySch or like us on Facebook and Instagram at Clark County School District to see how school communities are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Share your own celebrations using #TeacherAppreciationWeek.

While this week shines a spotlight on teachers, we want every one of our more than 42,000 employees to know we appreciate you and your work on behalf of our students. Thank you for your daily dedication, especially in our current circumstances, to making CCSD #1forKids

Distance Education Information / Informacion de Educacion a Distancia

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During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District are closed, student learning extension opportunities are provided for all students. These student learning extension opportunities provide activities for students to engage in learning at home.

Click here for all the student learning extension opportunities and additional resources for parents, students, employees and members of the community.

Click here to download the student learning extension activities.


Educación a distancia

Ahora que las escuelas en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark están cerradas se han desarrollado oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes. Estas oportunidades proporcionan actividades para que los estudiantes se involucren en su educación en el hogar.

Haga clic aquí para ver todas las oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje y para ver recursos adicionales para padres, estudiantes, empleados y miembros de la comunidad.

Haga clic aquí para descargar las actividades de continuación para aprendizaje del estudiante.

CCSD School Gardens to Feed Families in Need

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The fruits and vegetables grown from approximately 180 Clark County School District (CCSD) gardens will be used by local restaurants to make meals to be delivered through the non-profit Delivering with Dignity. With CCSD campuses closed, the annual Green Our Planet farmer’s market that was scheduled to take place on Earth Day was canceled. But the produce grown by CCSD students will not go to waste.

“Our partnership with Green Our Planet has been great for our students,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara “The gardens have provided a great educational environment and it will be a true farm to table experience as their hard work will help feed numerous families in our community.”

Along with CCSD and Green Our Planet, the collaboration includes the Delivery with Dignity, a program co-founded by Punam Mathur, executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation; Julie Murray, chair of the Moonridge Foundation; and renowned restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, in partnership with Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick and United Way of Southern Nevada. Launched as an emergency response to the healthcare and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus, the program delivers high-quality meals made by independently owned restaurants directly to the doorsteps of individuals most in need.

“We are thankful for our farmers who have been working hard to be sure none of the produce goes to waste,” said Ciara Byrne, co-founder and co-CEO of Green Our Planet. “Only a month ago, we were preparing for the nation’s largest farmers market and then one of our biggest concerns became where will all this produce go? So, it only makes sense for the students to give their vegetables to families in need.”

Thousands of vegetables originally intended to be sold by students at the farmers market will be utilized by Honey Salt and other restaurants to prepare 800 meals for delivery.

“Delivering with Dignity has been built on community partnerships…bringing restaurants, nonprofits, and now the Clark County School District and Green Our Planet, all together to help those most in need,” said Delivering with Dignity co-founder and owner of Honey Salt restaurant Elizabeth Blau. “Honey Salt is thrilled to be able to use this incredible local produce to ensure Delivering with Dignity program recipients and their families are getting nutritious, well-balanced meals. Grown by our local students, I think it is wonderful that the produce will now be used for meals that help our community.”

CCSD students planted chard, radish, beets and other types of seeds in January. The students had no idea that their school gardens would ultimately help their community in such a big way.

“We’re grateful for this partnership with the CCSD and want to thank the students for donating their food to so many in need,” said Byrne.

For more information about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.

For more information about Green Our Planet, visit greenourplanet.org.

For more information about the Delivery with Dignity Program, visit www.DeliveringwithDignityLV.org.

Hi-Resolution video and photos may be found by clicking here.

Star Graduates 2020 – Moapa Valley

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Autumn Robertson has achieved an impressive weighted GPA of 4.275, but it is even more remarkable because Autumn was homeless her freshman year and missed that school year completely. She was taken into foster care and placed in Moapa Valley where she has really thrived. She worked very hard to catch up and excel academically. Not only that, she got involved in classroom and leadership activities. She works as a classroom aide/tutor for several teachers. Autumn is our current MVHS JAG Career Association President and this year’s MVHS National Honor Society Blood Drive Coordinator. She has taken advantage of some great opportunities in our county and state as well, earning a summer internship with the Clark County Summer Business Institute with the University of Nevada, Reno. She was also selected to represent Moapa Valley at Camp Anytown, a leadership and diversity camp for the state of Nevada. She was also nominated and serves as a current Youth Ambassador to improve foster care in Nevada.

Autumn is the most service and socially aware student I have ever met. She thinks globally and cares deeply about doing things to benefit her community and the planet, and she takes action to make change in her own life. She also calls on and compels her peers to act. Autumn has been accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno and will pursue a degree  in Economics. She plans to pursue her graduate and doctoral degree in order to become a College Professor. She currently lives with her fictive kin, Shari and Bob Lyman from Moapa.

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

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CCSD Registration for 2020-21 School Year Now Open

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Online registration for Clark County School District (CCSD) students for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Parents should note that the 2020-21 school year is scheduled to begin on Aug. 10, 2020.

Families new to CCSD may begin their registration process online via register.ccsd.net.

Families with currently enrolled students can complete registration using Parent Portal via Infinite Campus (campusportal.ccsd.net). The process will take less than five minutes for existing CCSD households.

Parents or guardians who already have an Infinite Campus account will see an announcement through the Parent Portal and a link connecting them to the 2020-21 registration page.

Student Record Services Director Greg Manzi noted that each year the department responds to feedback from families and improves the process of completing the registration online. New for this year, families will be able to review the CCSD K – 12 Student Code of Conduct. Families with multiple children will also see an option in certain areas to copy the responses from one child to the next, speeding up the process. He added, “Families can use a computer or a mobile device to complete registration.”

CCSD urges all parents to register and enroll their students by the first day of class, due to the funding methods used by the state of Nevada.

“Completing online registration is the first step in the enrollment process and allows existing families to update their contact information, which is critical for school staff to get in contact with families,” said Manzi. “It is important to complete the online registration as soon as possible so that each school site can complete their site-specific portion of enrollment and student schedules. The District is funded based on the average daily enrollment each quarter, therefore completing the process of registration and enrollment by the first day of school is essential.”

To find out which school a student is zoned for, parents may visit http://dzg.ccsd.net/.

For details regarding registration requirements, parents may visit register.ccsd.net.

For more information about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.