Sunday Message for March 29, 2020

Happy Sunday Allen Eagles!

This is Mr. Greenwell with your Sunday message.  I know that we are officially on Spring Break, but I want to fulfill my pledge to you to continue to provide updates on this unprecedented situation.  I want to reiterate the message from public health officials to stay home and stay healthy.



Update:  Learning at Home

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is actively working in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and with teachers within our District to provide a learning plan for students to engage in while at home.  More information on how students will be able to access distance learning will be available soon.  For the time being, we are encouraging students and families to safely enjoy the two week Spring Break to the extent possible, given current conditions.

The best thing a child can do is read and exercise during this time.  Library books can be checked out online for free via the San Diego County Library system [click here].  Go for a walk as a family (while still practicing appropriate social distancing recommendations).  Or you can try free physical education activities [click here] or [click here].  These are optional, free activities that will engage the minds and bodies of your entire household!

Remember to check out the Students page at for optional online learning links.

There is also a helpful FAQ with additional information and updates regarding COVID-19 [click here].

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


Update:  Meal Distribution on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Our District is committed to distributing meals to students from families in need during Spring Break.  The 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 am 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 am.  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 children 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 give a shout out to the many district employees and volunteers who are making the meal distribution possible. The CNS cafeteria staff, custodial staff, and others who made this happen in such a short amount of time were remarkable!

A friendly reminder that 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

I look forward to seeing you all when this crisis situation is over.  In the meantime, be well Allen Eagles! 

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