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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.

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.

UPDATE: CCSD School Closures Extended to April 30

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All CCSD schools will remain closed through April 30. 

 

Click here to view updates from Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and information regarding coronavirus.

Click here for information regarding food distribution sites.

Click here for Student Learning Extension Opportunities.

Click here for information regarding Vegas PBS resources.

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions regarding coronavirus and the CCSD community.

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions regarding school closures and CCSD employees.

Southern Nevada Health District Recommendations

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March 6, 2020

District wide parent letter:

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT JESUS F. JARA

I know that many of you are concerned regarding the recent developments on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Let me reassure you that the district continues to work closely with a coalition of partners, including the Office of the Governor, Clark County Government, the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies on a cohesive community response to protect the health and well-being of our students and staff.

As mentioned in previous messages, at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus within CCSD. However, we are taking additional precautions to ensure our schools are clean and disinfected regularly in order for our buildings to remain conducive to learning. On Monday, March 9, we will provide additional cleaning to all schools in an abundance of caution. It is important to note that Monday was designated as a pre-planned day off for students and teachers, and has been on the CCSD master calendar for months.

I ask that you help CCSD in preventing the spread of germs by reminding children of everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

A few things you can do at home to prevent the spread of germs include disinfecting surfaces that your child touches often such as their backpacks, doorknobs, and light switches.

As always, we ask that you keep your child at home from school if they may be sick. Please reassure your children and keep them positive as they may be worried about current events. Keep them energized about learning and excited about attending school as we begin the 4th quarter.

Additionally, as mentioned yesterday, I have made the difficult decision to cancel all out-of-state and international student travel until further notice. Please know that the decision did not come lightly. It was made not only to safeguard the students who were scheduled to travel, but also to protect their fellow classmates who were staying in-state. I know that there are concerns related to the financial impact of cancelling field trips. Please know that my team is working with individual schools on a case-by-case basis to determine what options may be possible. We will continue evaluating travel and informing you on any developments.

Please know that CCSD is collaborating with the Southern Nevada Health District on a regular basis. The health district has activated an information phone line for those who may have questions about coronavirus. Currently, the phone line is staffed Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be reached by calling (702) 759-INFO (4636).

As superintendent, I am committed to keeping our parents and staff informed. The district will continue to provide updates to parents via ParentLink and by email for staff. Additionally, information related to coronavirus will continue to be posted online at ccsd.net.

We are all learning how to respond to the spread of this virus. Thank you for your patience and continued support for CCSD.

Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Superintendent

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MENSAJE DEL SUPERINTENDENTE JESÚS F. JARA

Sé que muchos de ustedes están preocupados por los recientes acontecimientos en la propagación del coronavirus COVID-19. Permítanme asegurarles que el distrito continúa trabajando en estrecha colaboración con una coalición de socios, incluyendo la Oficina del Gobernador, el Gobierno del Condado de Clark, el Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada y otras agencias para tener una respuesta comunitaria coherente para proteger la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal.

Como se mencionó en mensajes anteriores, en este momento, no hay casos confirmados de coronavirus dentro de CCSD. Sin embargo, estamos tomando precauciones adicionales para asegurar que nuestras escuelas estén limpias y desinfectadas regularmente para que nuestros edificios sigan siendo propicios para el aprendizaje. El lunes 9 de marzo proporcionaremos limpieza adicional a todas las escuelas como una precaución adicional. Es importante tener en cuenta que el lunes fue designado como un día libre planificado previamente para estudiantes y maestros, y ha estado en el calendario maestro de CCSD durante meses.

Les pido que ayuden a CCSD a prevenir la propagación de gérmenes recordándoles a los niños las acciones cotidianas para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de virus respiratorios:

  • Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón durante 20 segundos como mínimo. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.
  • Cubra la tos y estornude utilizando un pañuelo de papel, luego bote el pañuelo a la basura.

Algunas cosas que pueden hacer en casa para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes incluyen el desinfectar las superficies que sus hijos tocan con frecuencia, como sus mochilas, perillas de las puertas e interruptores de luz.

Como siempre, les pedimos que mantengan a su hijo en casa fuera de la escuela si puede estar enfermo. Tranquilice a sus hijos y manténgalos con ánimo positivo ya que pueden estar preocupados por los acontecimientos actuales. Manténgalos animados sobre el aprendizaje y entusiasmados por asistir a la escuela al comenzar el cuarto trimestre.

Además, como se mencionó ayer, tomé la difícil decisión de cancelar todos los viajes fuera del estado e internacionales para estudiantes hasta nuevo aviso. Tengan en cuenta que la decisión no llegó a la ligera. Se tomó esta decisión no solo para proteger a los estudiantes que tenían programado viajar, sino también para proteger a sus compañeros de clase que se quedaban en el estado. Sé que existen preocupaciones relacionadas con el impacto financiero de cancelar las excursiones. Tengan en cuenta que mi equipo está trabajando con escuelas individuales caso por caso para determinar qué opciones pueden estar disponibles. Continuaremos evaluando viajes e informándole sobre cualquier novedad.

Tenga en cuenta que CCSD está colaborando regularmente con el Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada. El distrito de salud ha activado una línea telefónica de información para aquellos que puedan tener preguntas sobre el coronavirus. Actualmente, la línea telefónica cuenta con personal de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. y puede comunicarse llamando al (702) 759-INFO (4636).

Como superintendente estoy comprometido a mantener informados a nuestros padres y al personal. El distrito continuará proporcionando actualizaciones a los padres a través de ParentLink y por correo electrónico para el personal. Además, la información relacionada con el coronavirus continuará publicándose en línea en ccsd.net.

Todos estamos aprendiendo cómo responder a la propagación de este virus. Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo continuo para CCSD.

Dr. Jesús F. Jara

Superintendente


March 5, 2020 5:10 p.m.

District wide parent message:

This is the Clark County School District:

Safety is our number one priority. Due to the recent developments on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the Clark County School District is cancelling all out-of-state and international student travel effective immediately and until further notice.

District leadership will work with individual schools to determine potential options for rescheduling.

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Este es un mensaje del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark.

La seguridad es nuestra primera prioridad. Debido a los recientes acontecimientos sobre la difusión del virus COVID-19, y actuando con extrema precaución, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark está cancelando todos los viajes para estudiantes fuera del estado y del país de manera inmediata y hasta previo aviso.

Los líderes del Distrito trabajarán con las escuelas individualmente para determinar opciones para potencialmente agendar otra vez los viajes.

 


 

March 5, 2020

District wide parent message:

This is a message from the Clark County School District.

We are aware that there has been a single presumptive positive coronavirus case identified in Clark County. According to the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), the individual is a male in his 50’s who is hospitalized and in airborne isolation.

At this moment, there are no confirmed cases within CCSD. Any individuals who may have been in contact with the identified presumptive case are under monitoring by health authorities. While the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus is concerning, it is important to remember that most Nevada residents are at low risk of contracting COVID-19 at this time.

The school district is in continued contact with SNHD. When we receive up to date information, we will be sharing that information with parents and staff via ccsd.net. Additionally, we will periodically send out messaging via Parentlink as needed.

Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday health practices, such as washing hands constantly, is the best way to keep people healthy.

As stated in past communication, CCSD’s emergency operations includes a response plan in the event schools are impacted.

This is all the information we have at this time.

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Este es un mensaje del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark.

Somos conscientes de que se ha identificado un solo caso de presunto coronavirus positivo en el condado de Clark. Según el Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada (SNHD), el individuo es un hombre de unos 50 años que está hospitalizado y en aislamiento aéreo.

En este momento, no hay casos confirmados dentro de CCSD. Cualquier persona que pueda haber estado en contacto con el presunto caso identificado está bajo supervisión de las autoridades sanitarias. Si bien el primer caso presuntivo de nuevo coronavirus es preocupante, es importante recordar que la mayoría de los residentes de Nevada tienen bajo riesgo de contraer COVID-19 en este momento.

El distrito escolar está en contacto continuo con SNHD. Cuando recibamos información actualizada, compartiremos esa información con los padres y el personal a través de ccsd.net . Además, periódicamente enviaremos mensajes a través de Parentlink según sea necesario.

La mejor manera de mantener a las personas saludables es detener la transmisión (propagación) del virus a través de prácticas de salud cotidianas, como lavarse las manos constantemente.

Como se indicó en comunicaciones anteriores, las operaciones de emergencia de CCSD incluyen un plan de respuesta en caso de que las escuelas se vean afectadas.

Esta es toda la información que tenemos en este momento.


To learn more novel coronavirus, visit snhd.info/coronavirus. To view the community flyer, click here.

Feb. 27, 2020

District wide parent message:

Although there are no known cases of the coronavirus in Clark County, the Clark County School District (CCSD) has collaborated with the Southern Nevada Health District to provide the attached community flyer. CCSD’s emergency operations plan also includes a response plan in the event schools are impacted.

As we always do, with any illness, we ask parents not to send students to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of students and staff.

CCSD uses cleaning products year-round that are suitable for disinfecting and wiping down all common areas to stop the spread of germs. Additionally, the Southern Nevada Health District conducts regular emergency exercises with both its public and private response partners. It is currently flu and respiratory season and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and CDC recommend individuals get a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking antivirals if prescribed.

Additional recommendations from the SNHD include:

·        Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

·        If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

·        Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

·        Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

·        Covering your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·        Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional information and updates are available on the SNHD website at snhd.info/coronavirus.

CCSD continues to work with the Southern Nevada Health District. The health district has activated an information phone line for those who may have questions about coronavirus. Currently, the phone line is staffed Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be reached by calling (702) 759-INFO (4636).

Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara Delivered State of the Schools Address

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Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara delivered State of the Schools address alongside CCSD Board of School Trustees members.

The 2020 State of the Schools address included a discussion of progress toward goals laid out in the five-year strategic plan, Focus: 2024, along with continuing efforts to increase student success.

The 2020 State of the Schools was presented by Wynn Las Vegas.

Watch the full 2020 Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara State of the Schools address, here.

Superintendent Jara Recognizes CCSD Heroes During American Education Week

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Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara presented 9 staff members and 1 student with challenge coins in recognition for saving a student’s life. On September 26th, a Sunrise Mountain High School student collapsed while running the stairs during PE. Another student noticed his classmate in distress and called for help. Several staff members then jumped into action providing CPR and utilizing the school’s AED to save the student’s life. Superintendent Jara recognized the heroes to kick off American Education Week.

Khan Academy and CCSD Discuss Tools to Bring Greater Equity and Access to All Students

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Clark County School District (CCSD) principals and school leaders recently heard from nationally recognized entrepreneur Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, an education nonprofit whose mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Khan shared his focus on leveling the playing field during a presentation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

One of CCSD’s top priorities in the Focus: 2024 strategic plan is to increase equity and access to underserved and underrepresented students. CCSD is working with Khan Academy to provide all educators with free tools to assist with equity and access throughout K-12 education.

The Khan Academy features more than 6,500 video lessons teaching a variety of subjects. The videos have been watched more than 1.6 billion times, reaching millions of people around the world.

Pictured are Superintendent Jesus Jara (left), Sal Khan (center) and NWEA CEO Christopher Minnich (right).

 

CCSD Observes Week of Respect

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is celebrating the Week of Respect Oct. 1 – 5 with a variety of events and activities at schools, which promote a safe and respectful learning environment. As part of their Pledge to Respect Day activities, students at Clarence Piggott Academy of International Studies, used chalk to write positive messages on the school’s sidewalks and playgrounds. Students also had a blue ribbon fence decorating activity to promote the messages of kindness and respect. CCSD’s theme is “Be an Upstander” and culminates on Friday, October 5, with “CCSD Get Your Blue On.”

Please take a moment to watch the following videos:

Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Toe Tag Monologues

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman

C.C. Ronnow Elementary School

Dr. Jesus F. Jara (video #2).

CCSD Superintendent Jesus F. Jara Releases 90-Day Entry Plan

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Today, Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Jesus F. Jara released his 90-day entry plan, One Team, One Goal: Making CCSD #1forkids.

Click here to read the plan.

The 90-day entry plan outlines initial focus goals including:

  • Joining with the Board of School Trustees as a cohesive governance team with a singular agenda focused on improving the achievement of all students
  • A focus on rich and rigorous instruction to improve student outcomes
  • A focus on human capital, including strengthening collaborative relations with labor unions
  • Aligning budget and operation decisions to district priorities
  • A focus on organizational capacity and alignment to improve support to schools

 

During the past three days, Dr. Jara has met with CCSD Trustees, members of the Legislature, principals and teachers. Today, he visited his first district school, Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts, where he interacted with students participating in summer school courses and toured the school’s performing arts magnet program.

Dr. Jara also announced the start of his reorganization plan by hiring two key administrative leaders that he previously worked with during his time at Orange County Public Schools.

  • Diane Gullett, appointed as Deputy Superintendent
  • Jennifer Cupid-McCoy, appointed as Chief of Staff

 

The Deputy Superintendent position was already included in the budget, and the Chief of Staff position was created by the consolidation of existing positions.

For more information on Superintendent Jara, click here.