School Closure and Meal Update (24 March 2020)

Due to overwhelming response, all nine school sites finished distribution of meals well in advance of 12 noon today, some as early as 10:45 am.  Altogether, more than 4,500 meal bags were handed out.  Thank you to our Child Nutrition Services staff, custodial staff, District office staff, YMCA staff, and school site administrators.  Apologies to those who were not able to receive a meal at our sites today.  We will share resources for additional food distribution locations in our community to families who did not receive meals.
We certainly understand and appreciate concerns about students’ academic progress during an extended or indefinite school closure. This is an extraordinary period in our history.  The Chula Vista Elementary School District is actively working in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and with leaders within our District to provide a learning plan for students to engage in while at home. It is encouraging and heartening to see so many districts and educators contributing ideas for innovative solutions. More information on how students will be able to access distance learning will be available soon. For the time being, we are encouraging our staff, students, and families to safely enjoy the two-week Spring Break in our District to the extent possible given current conditions.

Meal distribution will take place next on Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at nine regionally located school sites across the District.  Meals will be served until we run out.

Students who are receiving meals must be physically present. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and frozen items. Heating instructions will be included for entrees. Our partner agency, Chula Vista Police Department, will have School Resource Officers on site to assist with meal distribution. 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

For additional Food Resources, please review the options listed below. Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Feeding San Diego are operating. By calling 211, clients can provide their address and be directed to the closest food distribution in their area. The San Diego Food Bank website will direct to their distribution sites as contained on the 211 website (


Principal John Greenwell, M.S. Ed.

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