Meal Distribution Update from Superintendent

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our District is committed to distributing meals to students from families in need during Spring Break. Our next meal distribution is scheduled for ‪Tuesday, March 31 at the same nine regional school sites that we utilized last Tuesday. We will start distributing at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. We will stop the distribution once all bags are handed out.

Last Tuesday, due to overwhelming response, all nine school sites finished distribution of meals as early as 10:45 a.m. Altogether, more than 4,500 meal bags were distributed representing 45,000 meals (each bag meal distribution covers five days of breakfast and lunch). We reduced the number of meal distribution sites from all 46 schools to nine regional locations during Spring Break in order to better comply with the requests from national, state, and local public health officials to limit possible spread or exposure to COVID-19.

We are exploring the addition of about 1,000 meal bags beyond the 4,500 we had planned for. Due to the current situation, we are limited on deliveries to our warehouse, and as a result can only pass out that which we receive and can bundle. We also are serving ages 1-18, which is considerably different from a normal school day. To view a list of our nine school sites for Tuesday’s meal distribution, click here.

Parents are encouraged to bring their student(s) to our District’s meal distribution “only if you really need it.” This program is designed for students who are on the free/reduced price meal program. While we wish we could serve everyone who comes to us, that is not possible for safety and logistics reasons.

To view other sources in the community for food distribution, such as South Bay Community Services, Community of Hope, and other organizations, click here. Our District is not the only source of food distribution in the South County. A number of agencies are pulling together to assist as many families as possible.

I want to applaud the many school and District employees and volunteers who are making our meal distribution possible. This is an extraordinary period and our staff are likewise responding in an extraordinary fashion.

Sincerely,

Dr. Escobedo
Superintendent

CVESD is working on a learning plan for students during school closure. Remember to check out the Students page at cvesd.org for online learning linksClick here for more FAQ regarding Covid-19.

Here is information about low cost computers for kids and low-cost internet access.

Week of March 23-March 27

WE MISS YOU!

miss youThe entire Rohr staff hope you are doing well! We all miss the students and families very much and can’t wait to see you again!  It was so nice to see so many families last week and look forward to being together soon!

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break officially began on March 21 and continues through April 3.  Please remember to take the time to enjoy your time together as a family.   Please know we are working hard to ensure we can continue the learning for our students after break. As soon as any new information is available, I will communicate it to you all.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION DURING SPRING BREAK

Image result for free ffood clipartDon’t forget to stop by one of the schools listed here tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 31 from 10-12 p.m. for free breakfast and lunch for any child age 1-18 years old.  Each child will be provided one box of food for the week. Loma Verde is the closest school to Rohr for pick-up the next two weeks.

Meals for Spring Break

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that our families are facing, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will extend its “grab-and-go” meal service through the two-week Spring Break, March 23 to 27 and March 30 to April 3. The meal distribution will take place at nine school sites across the region. Families will only need to make one trip to their closest school to pick up lunch and breakfast for the next day for children ages 1 to 18.

The hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) each day.

Students who are receiving the meals must be physically present. Meals are served cold and need to be reheated at home. The locations are:

Vista Square Elementary School
540 G Street
Chula Vista, CA   91910

Rice Elementary School
915 Fourth AV
Chula Vista, CA   91911

Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School
849 Twining Avenue
San Diego, CA   92154

Harborside Elementary School
681 Naples Street
Chula Vista, CA   91911

Casillas Elementary School
1130 East J St
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Salt Creek Elementary School
1055 Hunte Parkway
Chula Vista, CA   91914

Loma Verde Elementary School
1450 Loma Lane
Chula Vista, CA    91911

Muraoka Elementary School
1644 Santa Alexia Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91913

Sunnyside Elementary School
5430 San Miguel Road
Bonita, CA  91902

Updates for the Week of March 16

School Closed

school closedSchool is closed this week, March 16-20. Spring break is March 23-April 3 and currently schools are scheduled to re-open on April 6, a minimum day.

The school and the school office are closed to the public this week, but we are HERE working, so please feel free to contact us with any questions. 619-420-5533. Principal’s email: erin.williamson@cvesd.org  

CVESD has posted some helpful information about the district’s response and about staying safe during the pandemic on the district website.

Updates about school closures will be sent out via the CVESD messaging system, so please ensure we have your correct phone number and email on file. Let us know if there are any family members or care providers you would like added to our distribution list.  Text YES to 67587 to receive all CVESD and Rohr info via text message.

FREE MEALS FOR KIDS

March 16-20, we will be providing FREE brown bag free-meals-for-kidsbreakfast and lunch to children ages 1-18. 8:00-8:30 and 11:00-12:00 in front of the school. This will be grab-a-bag-and-go service. There will be no areas set up to eat the food. Children must be present to receive meals.

CONFERENCES AND REPORT CARDS

Our teachers will contact you regarding your options for parent teacher conferences. All parents are encouraged to participate in the conference you arrange with your child’s teacher.  If your child’s teacher did not send home a report card already, they will email you a copy of your child’s report card by March 20th.  If you have any questions regarding report cards or conferences, please contact your child’s teacher.

RESOURCES FOR HOME

Image result for school resources clipartWhile at home, we encourage children to READ, READ, READ. A great way to practice writing is to keep a journal, and to write letters to family and friends. Also, students have at-home access to the computer programs they use at school.

If you would like some enrichment activities for your child to complete next week, you may visit the district website for online resources: District Student Links. If you need  help with login information, please email your child’s teacher or me.