Clovis Unified Headlines
How do revised content standards affect students?
As Clovis Unified continues working toward implementing California's revised content standards across the district, information will be provided regularly on the District's website, at parent meetings, in CUSD Today, and through individual schools. For more information about how the revised standards will impact students, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Curriculum and Instruction Department page of our website.
2015-16 CUSD preschool registration begins April 8
Beginning April 8, parents may contact the Child Development office at 327-9180 to make an appointment for 2015-16 preschool registration. All children 4 years old on or before Dec. 2, 2015, will qualify, as well as children turning 5 years old between Sept. 2, 2015, and Dec. 2, 2015. Both state-subsidized and private-pay programs are available.
CUSD students' 2014-15 academic competition results
Click here for a regularly updated list of winners of various academic tournaments and contests at the local, state and national levels. Winners are listed who have placed first in local academic competitions and first, second and third at state- and national-level academic competitions. Some of the many tournaments and contests found on this site include Spelling Bee; Destination ImagiNation; Robotics; Science Bow;, Science, Math and Engineering Fair; History Day; Fresno County Office of Education’s MLK essay, speech and art contests; and more.
Schools’ spring state testing schedule
This spring, all students in grades three through 12 will take California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System tests. These all-online assessments will be taken during varying testing windows depending on the school site. For a list of every CUSD school’s state testing dates, click here.
Free Microsoft Office suite available for CUSD students
Five free copies of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite are available for CUSD students! To help provide students with the tools they need to be successful, Clovis Unified is offering the Microsoft Office suite to all students, free of charge. Learn more here.
School Open House nights take place through May
Open House nights enable teachers to open their classrooms to families to showcase the work students have been doing over the course of the school year. A list of spring Open House events, listed by Area, can be found here. Please note that not all schools host an Open House event.
Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 began March 4
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year is being held daily as of March 4, 2015, during regular school hours at all CUSD elementary schools. To be eligible to register for traditional kindergarten, a child must reach 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Children whose fifth birthday falls between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2015, can enroll in CUSD’s transitional kindergarten program, as these students are not eligible for traditional kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year. The transitional kindergarten program, staffed by credentialed teachers, is designed as an introduction to the kindergarten curriculum for younger students. It is a two-year program with year one being transitional kindergarten, year two being kindergarten. Click here to learn more about what student information must be presented at the time of kindergarten registration.
Sierra Vista Health Center offers medical services to children ages 0-18
Clovis Unified School District has two Health Centers offering medical services to children ages 0-18 years and are free of charge to
income-eligible families. Patients who have Medi-Cal are also eligible for these
services as well as those who do not have health insurance coverage. The two centers are located on the campuses of Sierra Vista and Pinedale elementary schools. However, due to construction, the Pinedale Health Center is currently closed. Sierra Vista's Health Center is open - click here for more information on services offered, hours, location and contact information.
No-cost and reduced-price meals available to qualified CUSD students
Clovis Unified is providing no-cost and reduced-price breakfast and lunch for children qualify under the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Other benefits are also available through the program such as fee reductions on high school tests and college applications, as well as discounted Internet service from Comcast. To learn more about the no-cost and reduced-price meals program, and to see if you qualify, click here.
Local Control Accountability Plan approved by Board
Clovis Unified's proposed 2014-17 LCAP, an outline of the District's strategic goals and plans to serve all students, including students at risk of not achieving grade level standards,was approved by the Board in early June. The LCAP was developed using input gathered from hundreds of meetings held around the District since January. Learn more.
CUSD opens three additional no-cost preschool classrooms; spaces available immediately
California legislative action and voter approval have allowed for an increase in state funding for Early Childhood Education. As a result, Clovis Unified’s Child Development Department has been able to re-open three afternoon no-cost state preschool programs at Miramonte, Tarpey and Weldon elementary schools. Spaces are available immediately in these three new preschool programs. To qualify, a child must have turned 4 years old on or before Dec. 2, 2014, and the family needs to meet the state income guidelines. For more information, call the Preschool office at 327-9180 or click here.