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CCSD School Earns Arts Schools Network Exemplary School Designation

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Clark County School District School (CCSD) K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts has been designated an Exemplary School in recognition of its commitment to excellence by the Arts Schools Network Board of Directors. The five-year designation is awarded for 2020-2025.

“I am extremely proud that K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts is being recognized as one of the top performing arts schools in the nation,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “The arts are an integral part of a student’s education and Knudson Academy of the Arts is a wonderful example of how the hard work of our teachers, support professionals and administrators make CCSD #1 For Kids as well as a national model for excellence in education including the arts.”

Since 1997, K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts has offered its students a unique middle school experience, with access to rigorous academic instruction that infuses arts-integration. The K.O. experience provides opportunities for students to pursue multiple courses of artistic study to discover their passions. Through accelerated learning, support and encouragement – they foster an experience that makes the community demand an encore. It is the mission of K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts to achieve academic excellence through the integration of the arts across the curriculum. Faculty and staff strive to create and maintain a safe and welcoming learning environment that empowers and challenges students to think critically, creatively and insightfully while developing their passion for the arts.

Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools, awards Exemplary School designations to members that follow A Guide to Assessing Your Arts School in strategically evaluating their school’s purpose, operations and educational programs. The Guide is a collaborative effort by ASN and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre-collegiate Arts Schools. Due to COVID-19 and the inability to host an in-person conference in 2020, ASN will honor the school at the Awards Breakfast hosted during the ASN 2021 Annual Conference, in Chicago, IL.

Dedicated to excellence and leadership in arts education, ASN, a non-profit association founded in 1981, provides arts school leaders, innovative partners and members of arts education institutions with quality resources, support and networking opportunities. Visit www.artsschoolsnetwork.org to learn more.

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

CCSD Meal Distribution Information – Starting August 24

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Click here for CCSD Meal distribution FAQ’s

The first day of Distance Education begins on Monday, August 24, 2020, and the Clark County School District (CCSD) will expand its food sites from 46 current sites to more than 300 food sites district-wide following federal guidelines to provide meals to students.

Starting Monday, students will need to meet free and reduced-price meal program eligibility in order to receive meals at no cost. Free and reduced eligible students will receive meals at no cost and paying customers will need to pay for meals they receive. We encourage all parents to fill out an application for meal eligibility online at myschoolapps.com.

Additionally, under federal guidelines, only students enrolled in a CCSD school or CCSD-sponsored charter school may receive meals at CCSD school sites beginning Monday, August 24, 2020.


Haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de las preguntas frecuentes sobre la distribución de comidas del CCSD

El primer día de educación a distancia comienza el lunes 24 de agosto de 2020, y el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark (CCSD) ampliará sus sitios de distribución de alimentos de 46 sitios actuales a más de 300 sitios en todo el Distrito siguiendo las pautas federales para proporcionar comidas a los estudiantes.

A partir del lunes, los estudiantes deberán cumplir con la elegibilidad del programa de comidas gratis o de precio reducido para poder recibir comidas sin costo alguno. Los estudiantes elegibles gratis o con descuento recibirán comidas sin costo y los clientes que paguen deberán pagar por las comidas que reciban. Alentamos a todos los padres a completar una solicitud de elegibilidad para comidas en línea en myschoolapps.com.

Además, según las pautas federales, sólo los estudiantes inscritos en una escuela del CCSD o en una escuela autónoma patrocinada por el CCSD pueden recibir comidas en las escuelas del CCSD a partir del lunes 24 de agosto de 2020.

Consulte la información a continuación con respecto a las preguntas frecuentes sobre cómo recoger los alimentos a partir del lunes 24 de agosto de 2020 durante la educación a distancia.

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.

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.

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.

Three CCSD School Leaders Receive Prestigious Recognition

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is pleased to recognize three CCSD administrators who have received prestigious recognitions for their hard work in providing rich and rigorous education to our students.

The three CCSD administrators receiving the special distinctions are:

  • Dr. Cailin Ellis, principal of Victoria Fertitta Middle School, was named the 2019-2020 Secondary Principal of the Year by the Nevada Association of Secondary Schools (NASA) and Secondary School’s Principal’s Association of Nevada (SSPAN).

  • Ms. Rebecca Tschinkel, principal of Ruben P. Diaz Elementary School, was named the 2019-2020 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Nevada Elementary School Principals Association (NESPA).

  • Ms. Dina Meyer, assistant principal at E.W. Griffith Elementary School, was named the 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year by NESPA.

 

“This is a wonderful achievement and I would like to thank our school leaders for their continued contributions,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks. “Our community is fortunate to have such great leaders focusing on the academic success and well being of our students. I congratulate them all for receiving this honor.”

“I would like to congratulate these phenomenal administrators for their accomplishments,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “I am proud of their work as they led their school communities through a very challenging academic year. Our school leaders, including Dr. Ellis, Ms. Tschinkel and Ms. Meyer, continued to focus on our students’ success and creatively addressed the challenges,” he added. “I thank them for their extraordinary work.”

Dr. Ellis is the National Distinguished Secondary Principal of the year for Nevada. She serves as principal at Fertitta Middle school and what stood out to the selection committee was Cailin’s positive attitude, innovative ideas, kid-friendly style and theacademic growth her students have shown over the course of her tenure at Fertitta Middle School.

Ms. Tschinkel is the National Distinguished Elementary Principal of the year for Nevada. She currently serves as the principal of Diaz Elementary School. She is a visionary leader who overhauled the school’s climate and culture. She sets high expectations for herself, the staff and the students. She bases all decisions on what is best for the students at Diaz. She is committed to ensuring all students achieve regardless of student group, background and socio-economic status.

Ms. Meyer is the National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for Nevada. She currently serves as the assistant principal at Griffith Elementary School. Her commitment to excellence sets her apart from others. She creates a positive and motivating environment for others. She was essential in helping create and implement a plan to increase Griffith’s achievement. She is deserving of this honor and recognition because of her passion for building relationships, her energy and her leadership.

To learn more about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.

#CCSDReads Summer Reading Photo Contest

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CCSD is encouraging all students to take advantage of the summer break and enjoy a great book. Parents and students may share pictures on social media of them reading their favorite book using #CCSDReads and be eligible to win prizes donated by the community until July 31.

Students risk summer learning loss, which is often known as the “summer slide.” Students can continue building on their reading skills over the summer months. Remember, reading includes much more than just books. Here are a 100 ways to make reading more enjoyable.

Post photos, including student’s first name and CCSD school, on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – settings must allow public view) using hashtag #CCSDReads and your photo might be selected to win a prize!

  • Post a picture of your child or family reading in an interesting place
  • Post a picture of your child reading something interesting, other than a book
  • Post a picture of your child reading to a sibling, pet, or other interesting buddy (consider social distancing as appropriate)

Any picture of your child reading could be a winner! If you don’t have social media, photos can also be submitted via email to communications@ccsd.net for consideration.

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.