Doc Ervin's eNews & Notes - June 4, 2021

Doc Ervin's eNews & Notes - June 4, 2021
Posted on 06/04/2021
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A Moment with Doc Ervin

In his first video chat, San Bernardino City Unified Superintendent Doc Ervin took a break from his busy schedule leading California’s seventh-largest school district to reflect on his first week as he speaks passionately about what drew him to SBCUSD.

Future in Focus

Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.

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Deadline for Virtual Academy is Sunday, June 6
Families interested in keeping their students in a virtual learning environment for the coming school year have until June 6 to enroll children in the Virtual Academy, a great alternative to in-person instruction. This new academy focuses on supporting our students in all grades who choose to learn in an online learning environment rather than in our traditional school setting. It’s a great option for students who found they thrive in a virtual learning environment. To participate in the Virtual Academy, families must log into and select it through the Aeries Parent Portal by the June 6 deadline.

Meal Distribution Update
Starting Wednesday, June 9, SBCUSD will distribute meals to students and children age 18 and younger on Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. at these schools:
  • Arroyo Valley High
  • Cajon High
  • Del Vallejo STEAM Academy
  • Golden Valley Middle
  • Indian Springs High
  • King Middle
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Pacific High
  • Muscoy Elementary
  • Paakuma’ K-8 School
  • San Bernardino High
  • San Gorgonio High

Students attending summer school in the District will receive meals during the school day. For more information, please call Nutrition Services at (909) 881-8000.

Summer School Starts Monday
Summer school starts June 7 for elementary and secondary students. Even if your child is not attending summer school, there are ways to keep them engaged in learning by:
  • Visiting a local museum or library
  • Taking a hike and noting what flowers and animals you see along the way
  • Checking your local parks and recreation department for free or low-cost activities

Kindergarten Enrollment
Kindergarten enrollment is now underway. Children born between September 2, 2015, and September 1, 2016, are eligible for kindergarten. You can enroll your incoming kindergartner by calling the Enrollment Center at (909) 891-1010.

Children who did not make the cut off date to start kindergarten are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten if their fifth birthday is between September 2 and December 2.

Highlights of the Week

Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
More than 3,000 seniors attending SBCUSD high schools and the Inland Career Education Center began receiving their diplomas or GED certification during in-person ceremonies held at the Glen Helen Pavilion and San Manuel Stadium this past week. Be sure to scan our social media for pictures of our happy graduates.

Bookmark the Roadmap to Reopening Website
If you have a child attending SBCUSD schools in August, please bookmark our Roadmap to Reopening website,, which serves as a one-stop resource for all information related to the reopening of campuses.

When the 2021-2022 school year begins on Monday, August 2, all schools will be open for in-person instruction five days a week at full capacity, with multiple safety measures to protect the health of students and staff. We’re adding new information regularly, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit it weekly.

In the Spotlight

Pacific High’s Digital Design and Communications Academy Now Gold Certified
Pacific High School’s Digital Design and Communications Academy, which prepares students for college and the workforce, has been certified as Linked Learning Gold. The Linked Learning Alliance recently awarded the coveted designation, considered a hallmark of excellence, to Pacific’s academy because it provides students with rigorous, hands-on classroom experiences that result in high quality college and career outcomes. Pacific’s Digital Design and Communications Academy prepares students to become animators, movie or video producers, directors, actors, voice actors, web artists, graphic designers, illustrators, or freelance artists. Students use video, audio, music, graphics, animation, programming, and web skills to create their own digital portfolio. The A-G approved courses in this Linked Learning Pathway ensure that students are prepared for college and careers in the 21st Century by combining academic and career technical skills. Gold certification represents the highest quality standard for Linked Learning pathways and brings valued public recognition of the exemplary work being done by pathway staff, students, and partners. This process gives pathways the opportunity to bring all pathway stakeholders together and collaborate with an independent evaluator to assess quality and deepen the work of providing students with high quality integrated college and career preparation.

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