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CAASPP Perfect Score Recognition 20-21




Eureka, California - October 27, 2021 – The Eureka City Schools (ECS) Board of Trustees will celebrate the achievements of three students who received perfect scores on one or more of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, otherwise known as the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Assessments, in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for the 2021 testing year.    

According to Assistant Superintendent, Michael Davies-Hughes, “This is a great accomplishment for these students, especially considering the challenges in mastering the California State Standards during a pandemic.  We are proud of the dedication of these students.  This is a recognition not only to the students, but also to the teachers, support staff, and families who helped them along the way.”  Out of the more than 1,000 students who took the tests in grades 3-8 and 11, one elementary student, one middle school student, and one high school student, received a perfect score on one or more of the CAASPP exams.  One student, district-wide, received a perfect score on both the ELA and Math portions of the assessments. 

The ECS Board will recognize each of the students for their stellar achievement at the ECS Board Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  The students and their respective 2020-2021 schools are Willow Dinning - Washington Elementary School, Rina Ferroggiaro - Zane Middle School, and Alyson Johnson - Eureka High School.  


Michael Davies-Hughes, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services
Natalie Carrigan, Confidential Administrative Assistant 
Eureka City Schools
Tel: 441-3363

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Eureka High School (EHS) is proud to announce the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition awarded EHS with a GOLD recognition for excellence.

PBIS is a system of proactive, research-based, behavioral and cultural supports needed for any student to achieve academic and emotional success. PBIS enhances the important supportive relationship between positive classroom-wide culture and individual student success. Over the past eight years, the entire staff at EHS has been committed to implementing PBIS with fidelity and creating school-wide supports creating a welcoming and safe community for all students.

At EHS, some of these supports include clearly defined behavioral expectations, social and emotional learning for all freshmen students, community building circles, Stellar Student Awards for positive behaviors, and alternatives to suspension such as the Boys and Girls Club Teen Court Program.

Implementing PBIS continues to show a reduction in the number and intensity of disciplinary occurrences, a greater sense of safety in the school, a more positive school climate for students and school personnel, healthier relationships among and between students and adults (including parents and guardians), higher attendance rates, and an increase in school-home communication.

To learn more about the PBIS Coalition, visit For more information about programs at EHS, visit


Jennifer Johnson, Principal
Robert Standish, Assistant Principal
Eureka High School
Tel: 707-441-2508
We Value CTE

Eureka City Schools VALUES, SUPPORTS, and INVESTS, in CTE Programs | Career Technical Education standards and framework bolster California's standards-based education system by 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 about career options, technology, and skills required for success in adult life. (


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Notice of Public Hearing - CSEA Agreement Revision


Revision to the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Eureka City Schools Governing Board and California School Employees Association/CSEA Redwood Chapter #88 White & Blue Collar Units

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

What: Public Comment on Revision to the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Eureka City Schools Governing Board and California School Employees Association/CSEA Redwood Chapter #88 White & Blue Collar Units

Where: Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting (2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., the Eureka City Schools Governing Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on revision to the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Eureka City Schools Governing Board and California School Employees Association/CSEA Redwood Chapter #88 White & Blue Collar Units.

Details of the public disclosure and the impact of these changes on the District budget are available upon request from the Business Service Office at 707-441-2412.



Renae Will

Director of Personnel & Public Affairs

Eureka City Schools

Tel: 707-441-3379

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Update - Back to School Nights
Greetings Parents,

Unfortunately, COVID rates in our community have been less than ideal. As such, we are postponing our Back to School events to a later date (to be determined) for all Eureka City School sites. We will let you know when we have solidified new dates. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher(s) of your students if you have any questions or concerns. We want to partner with you to provide the best student learning possible.


Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.


Saludos padres,

Desafortunadamente, los casos de COVID en nuestra comunidad han sido menos que ideales. Como tal, estamos posponiendo nuestros eventos de regreso a la escuela a una fecha más tardar (por determinar) para todos los sitios de Escuelas de Ciudad Eureka . Le informaremos cuando hayamos confirmado nuevas fechas. Mientras tanto, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el profesor(s) de sus estudiantes si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación. Queremos ayudar a ofrecer el mejor aprendizaje posible para los estudiantes.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
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Our Schools, Our Children, Our Community

Like many people whom I have recently spoken with, I am struggling to find the appropriate words to express my thoughts about the upcoming school year. Anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety, are just a few of the emotions I feel as we plan for the first day of school on August 23rd. In my 25+ years as an educator, these adjectives are the opposite of how I traditionally feel, which is optimism and excitement.

Since the end of the last school year, and through the District’s robust summer school program, our team of educators have been hopeful about the upcoming school year. We continue to work hard and prepare for the coming school year, in a sincere effort to make up for the tumultuous ride children and parents in our community experienced last year. Unfortunately, COVID is not ready to let go, throwing the upcoming school year into a bit of uncertainty for all. As such, we have been fielding many questions about what this year will look like.

For now, one thing is clear: California state law has changed. Schools and school districts are no longer permitted to provide “distance learning” in the same way many did last year, nor are we able to offer a modified or reduced instructional day. Our state legislators have made it clear they expect we will return to in-person learning. I applaud this, as it is the core of how we provide quality education in our state. To accommodate families who are not comfortable with in-person learning, AB 130 was passed, broadening and modifying the current law for independent study. However, by the design of our state legislators, this will not be the same “distance learning” approach as last year. While each school district will have its own unique program within the parameters of AB 130, we all will be required to follow the law, which is different for various grade levels. The main difference will be the amount of synchronous (live interactive interaction via technology or in-person) instructional time:

  1. For students in transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there must be opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.

  2. For students in grades 4-8, there must be opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction.

  3. For students in grades 9-12, there must be opportunities for at least weekly synchronous instruction.

These mandates are a departure from last year’s “distance learning” model where Eureka City Schools provided synchronous instruction for 240 minutes at most grade levels.

Last spring, we asked our families to commit to an instructional model for the 2021-22 school year, i.e. in-person or independent study. At that time, very few families committed to independent study, recognizing the advantages of the in-person delivery model. I agree with this recognition of the value of in-person instruction which brings me back to the adjectives I used earlier to describe how I am feeling. I am deeply concerned, given our current status with COVID, there will be a marked increase in the number of families selecting independent study. I am hopeful parents will recognize the importance, academically and social emotionally, of students coming to school in person.

The California Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health fully support students returning to in-person instruction. They have been diligently developing protocols for schools to follow to help keep students and staff safe. Eureka City Schools will be following these protocols but also encourage all staff, students 12 years of age and older, along with all of our families, to be vaccinated. Please do your part to help return some sense of normalcy to our next generation.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Eureka City Schools

Covid, nuestras escuelas, nuestros niños, nuestra comunidad, y hora que? Como muchas personas con quien yo he hablado recientemente, yo batallo con encontrar las palabras apropiadas para expresar mis pensamientos sobre este año escolar por venir. Enojo, frustración, tristeza y ansiedad, son solo unas de las pocas emociones que siento cuando estamos planeando para el primer día de escuela en Agosto 23. En mis 25+ años como educador, estos adjetivos son lo opuesto de como yo tradicionalmente me siento, que es optimismo y emocionado. Desde el fin del último año escolar, y a través del programa escolar de verano del distrito, nuestro equipo de educadores han tenido esperanza sobre este año escolar por venir. Continuamos trabajando duro y preparándonos para el año escolar, en un esfuerzo sincero para compensar el tumultuoso tiempo que los niños y padres en nuestra comunidad han experimentado en este año pasado. Desafortunadamente, COVID no está listo para irse, tirando el año escolar por venir en un poco de incertidumbre. Como tal, hemos estado preguntándonos muchas preguntas sobre cómo será este año. Por ahora, una cosa es clara, las leyes de California han cambiado. Escuelas y distritos escolares ya no más están permitidos a proveer “la educación a distancia” de la misma manera que muchos hicimos el último año, ni podemos ofrecer un modificado o reducido día instructional. Nuestros legisladores del estado lo han hecho claro que esperan que regresemos aprender en persona. Yo aplaudo esto, porque es el centro de cómo proveer educación de calidad en nuestro estado. Para acomodar familias que no se sienten confortables con el aprendizaje en persona, AB 130 fue pasada, ampliando y modificando las actuales leyes para estudio independiente. Sin embargo, por las manos de nuestros legisladores del estado, este no será igual que ”la educación a distancia” del último año. Mientras cada distrito escolar tendrá su propio y único programa entre las parámetros de AB 130, todos seremos requeridos a seguir la ley, pues cuál es diferente para todos los varios niveles de grado. La diferencia principal será la cantidad de tiempo de instrucción sincronizado (interacción interactiva en vivo a través de la tecnología o en persona) tiempo instruccional

  1. Para estudiantes en Kínder transitorio hasta tercer grado, tiene que ver oportunidades para instrucciones sincrónicas diarias
  2. Para estudiantes de grados 4-8, tiene que ver oportunidades para ambos diarios instrucciones en vivo y al menos instrucciones sincrónicas semanales.
  3. Para estudiantes en grados 9-12, tiene que ver oportunidades para al menos instrucciones sincrónicas semanales.

Estos mandatos son una partida del último año “educación a distancia” modelo donde las escuelas de ciudad eureka dieron instrucciones sincrónicas por 240 minutos a la mayoría de los niveles de grados.

La primavera pasada pedimos a nuestras familias que se comprometieran a elegir un modelo para el 2021-22, instructivo para el estudio independiente o el estudio en persona. En ese tiempo, muy pocas familias escogieron el estudio independiente, reconociendo la ventaja del modelo de estudio en persona. Yo estoy de acuerdo con esa decisión y reconozco el valor en instrucciones en-persona y eso me trae de regreso a los adjetivos que usé antes para describir cómo me siento. Estoy muy preocupado, dada nuestra situación actual con COVID, el número aumentará considerablemente de familias que escogen estudio independiente. Tengo fe en que los padres van a reconocer la importancia, emocional, académica y social de venir a la escuela en persona. El departamento de salud pública de California y salud pública del condado de Humboldt completamente apoyan estudiantes regresando a instrucción en persona. Con diligencia han estado desarrollando protocolos que las escuelas pueden seguir que ayudará a los estudiantes y personal estar seguros. Escuelas de ciudad Eureka estarán siguiendo estos protocolos pero también animando a todo personal, estudiantes de 12 años y adelante, además todas nuestras familia que se vacunen. Por favor haz tu parte para ayudar a retornar algún sentido de normalidad a nuestra próxima generación.

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Greetings Parents and Students - Aug 2021

Greetings Parents and Students,
Summer break is drawing to an end and it is time to start thinking about the first day of school. I hope you had the opportunity for some rest and relaxation during the summer, as well as time to enjoy friends and family. The first day of school is Monday, August 23rd, and our staff are eager to welcome your student(s) to the new school year, and even some students who have not had in-person instruction in nearly one and a half years!

As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, I encourage you to have a conversation with your student(s) about returning to a more traditional school year. Our return will be filled with opportunities and challenges. As a District, we are fortunate to be hiring many staff members to focus on the social-emotional health of our students, in addition to focusing on their academic needs. We are also pleased, for the first time, to offer afterschool programs for all of our Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade students. These programs will benefit student learning and assist our families who have busy schedules.

The first day of school is one full of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming year. Work with your student(s) to maintain this excitement throughout the school year. To maximize their learning this year, please make sure your student(s) attend school every day unless they are ill. Not being in school prepared to learn every day will have a dramatic impact on learning. Children are developing their life skills now and it is important to reinforce the importance of education.

Finally, as a parent/guardian, I encourage you to get involved in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at your school. Without their support, many opportunities for students would not exist and they cannot provide support without parents volunteering their time and expertise.

Wishing you a happy and successful 2021-2022 school year!
Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.

Saludos Padres y Estudiantes,

El verano está llegando a su fin y es hora de pensar sobre el primer día de escuela. Espero que hayas tenido la oportunidad de descansar durante el verano, y disfrutar tiempo con amistades y familia. El primer día de escuela es Lunes, Agosto 23, y nuestros personal están emocionados por dar la bienvenida a tus estudiantes en el nuevo año escolar, incluso algunos estudiantes que no han recibido instrucciones en persona en casi un año y medio! Cuando empieces a pensar en este año escolar, te animo a tener una conversación con tu estudiante sobre volviendo a un año escolar más tradicional. Nuestro regreso estará lleno de oportunidades y retos. Como un distrito, tenemos la suerte de poder contratar a muchos miembros de personal para enfocarse en la salud social y emocional de nuestros estudiantes, además del enfoque en sus necesidades académicas. También nos complace, por primera vez, ofrecer programas de after school para todos nuestros Kinder en transición a estudiantes de octavo grado. Estos programas beneficiarán la educación del estudiante y ayudará a nuestras familias que tienen un horario ocupado.

El primer día de escuela está lleno de entusiasmo y anticipación para el año que viene. Trabajo con tus estudiantes para mantener el entusiasmo durante el año escolar. Para maximizar su aprendizaje este año, por favor asegúrese que su estudiante atienda la escuela cada día al menos que estén enfermos. No estando en la escuela preparado para aprender cada día tendrá un impacto dramático en el aprendizaje. Los niños están desarrollando sus habilidades que usarán en la vida y es importante reforzar la importancia de la educación. Finalmente como un padre/ guardián, yo te animo a que te involucres en la asociación de padres de tu escuela. Sin su apoyo, no existirían muchas de las oportunidades que tenemos para los estudiantes y no podrían dar apoyo sin que los padres ofrecieran su tiempo y experiencia.

¡Te deseo un feliz y exitoso año escolar 2021-2022!

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.

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Welcome Back Staff 2021-22 & Pre-Service Schedule

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Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you all have had the opportunity for some rest and relaxation during the summer, as well as time to enjoy friends and family.  The first day of school is quickly approaching, and our students and parents are eager to start the new school year. The students of Eureka City Schools are truly fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals like you supporting their learning, especially this year as we return to a more “normal” learning environment.

To kick off the new school year, I look forward to seeing each of you at our back-to-school meeting on Wednesday, August 18th.  Upon arrival, please come to the Eureka High School Auditorium Foyer where you will be welcomed by your principal or supervisor.  Due to Covid concerns, we are not able to serve continental breakfast this year.  At 8:00 a.m., we will proceed into the auditorium for our meeting.  A full schedule of professional development for the week is enclosed and posted on the website.  Please note ETA is inviting members to attend a voluntary meeting in the cafeteria prior to the 8:00 a.m. official welcome. 

As we start the new school year, please welcome the next generation of educators and support staff joining our team.  This year, we are focusing on strengthening our team.  More information on this will be provided on August 18th.  Unique this year, we will be welcoming back some of our students who have not had in-person instruction in nearly a year and a half.  This will create its own set of challenges but also an irreplaceable reunion of students and staff.  I challenge each of you to make the most out of this year to maximize student learning.

To set the stage, our staff has been meticulously working to prepare our sites for the school year ahead.  I would like to extend a big “thank you” to our teams and the work they have done to prepare for the upcoming school year!  As you arrive on August 18th, please note the construction on the new Jay Willard Gymnasium is well underway, eliminating the large lot in front of the old gym as a parking option.  The District Office (Marshall) parking lot is available in addition to street parking and the staff parking lot off of Del Norte Street.  Please allow a couple of extra minutes to find parking and to walk to the auditorium.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.     

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Notice of Public Hearing - August 10, 2021 - 6:30PM - Changes to the CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement


Changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the Governing Board 
and the California School Employees Association/CSEA Redwood Chapter 
#88 White Collar & Blue Collar Units for 2021-2024


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


Public Comment on Changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Governing Board and California School Employees Association/CSEA Redwood Chapter #88 White Collar & Blue Collar Units


Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting

 (2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

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Notice of Public Hearing - August 10, 2021 - 6:30PM - Adoption of Board Policy 6158 Independent Study


Adoption of Board Policy 6158 - Independent Study


 Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


 Adoption of Board Policy 6158 – Independent Study


 Eureka City Schools Regular Board Meeting
(2100 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501 – Room 116)

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Register now for Fall 2021!

Eureka City Schools is now accepting applications for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registration. During our open enrollment period (January 4th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2021), applications for intradistrict requests for the 2021 – 2022 school year are also available!

Kindergarten Registration – If your child will turn five years of age on or before September 1, 2021, visit a Eureka City Schools elementary school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Transitional Kindergarten Registration – In addition, if your child will turn five years of age on or between September 2, and December 2, 2021, visit a Eureka City Schools elementary school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Middle School Registration for Students New to Eureka City Schools – If your child will enter 6th, 7th, or 8th grade from a district other than Eureka City Schools, visit a Eureka City Schools middle school or the District Office to pick-up your registration packet.

Open Enrollment - All students currently enrolled in Eureka City Schools are eligible to apply for transfers to other schools in Eureka City Schools during the open enrollment period. This is the opportunity to request that your child attend a school other than the one he is currently attending. During this open enrollment period all applications for transfer will be considered equally. Open Enrollment forms are available at all school sites as well as the District Office located at 2100 J Street and online at

High School Enrollment - If your student is entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 this year, visit Eureka High School to pick-up and/or submit the registration packet for your student.
You may also download a registration packet by visiting our website or clicking here for a packet

For more information about the opportunities available for students call the Student Services Office at 441-3383.

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20-21 Learning Plan Update
Greetings Parents,

Last night, the Eureka City Schools Board of Trustees met for over three hours to hear public input on, discuss and determine our learning plan for the upcoming school year. After much deliberation, direction has been provided that we will start the school year on August 24th with a Distance Learning Model. The Board will meet on September 15, 2020 to reevaluate returning to face-to-face instruction.

To support this model, we will have all of our students who are struggling report to school for intervention in small, socially distanced groups. In the coming weeks, we will be focusing our efforts and professional development on creating the best possible distance learning experience for students. While the details of this plan are not yet completed, it will include some face-to-face instruction for struggling students, but the core of the plan will be learning from home.

The decision was difficult for the Board as they worked to balance student and staff safety with the learning needs of students. As the plan is solidified, your student’s school will be in contact with additional details.

Stay well and stay safe.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
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20-21 Actualización del plan de aprendizaje
Saludos Padres,

Anoche, la Junta de Fideicomisarios de las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Eureka se reunió durante más de tres horas para escuchar los comentarios del público sobre, discutir y determinar nuestro plan de aprendizaje para el próximo año escolar. Después de mucha deliberación, se ha proporcionado la dirección de que comenzaremos el año escolar el 24 de agosto con un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia. La Junta se reunirá el 15 de septiembre de 2020 para reevaluar el regreso a la instrucción presencial.

Para apoyar este modelo, haremos que todos nuestros estudiantes con dificultades se presenten a la escuela para intervenir en pequeños grupos socialmente distanciados. En las próximas semanas, centraremos nuestros esfuerzos y desarrollo profesional en crear la mejor experiencia de aprendizaje a distancia posible para los estudiantes. Si bien los detalles de este plan aún no se han completado, incluirá algunas instrucciones presenciales para estudiantes con dificultades, pero el núcleo del plan será aprender desde casa.

La decisión fue difícil para la Junta, ya que trabajaron para equilibrar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal con las necesidades de aprendizaje de los estudiantes. A medida que el plan se solidifique, la escuela de su estudiante estará en contacto con detalles adicionales.

Mantente bien y mantente a salvo.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
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Governor Newsom Update - 2020-2021 School Year
July 17, 2020

Important Information for Students/Families

Greetings all,

Today, Governor Newsom held a press conference outlining California’s plan for what education will look like this fall in light of COVID-19. In his plan, he presented guidelines for when schools can conduct face-to-face learning and when schools need to resort to distance learning. The plan is good news for Humboldt County as data has kept us off the State’s watch list. Below is a brief outline of the Governor’s direction:

In order to conduct face-to-face learning (Eureka City Schools Plan B):

-Humboldt County must not be on the state’s watch list and if we go on the state’s watch list, we must be off the list for 14 consecutive days prior to starting face-to-face instruction.
-All students above the second grade and all staff must wear face masks or face shields.
-All students in second grade and below are encouraged to wear face masks or face shields.
-All staff members must adhere to six feet of social distancing from others, including students.
-For students, priority is given to having a stable classroom of students rather than six feet of social distancing.

In-person learning should close when (Eureka City Schools Plan C)?

-A classroom cohort has a confirmed case (assumedly for 14 day quarantine period).
-Multiple classroom cohorts have cases or when more than 5% of a school tests positive.
-A District goes home if 25% of their schools are closed within a 14 day period.

**Note, schools should consult with a public health official first.

There will be much more information to come prior to school opening. This information is a good preliminary indicator of Eureka City School’s ability to open for face-to-face instruction. Given the current COVID statistics for Humboldt County, we will be able to open. Please keep in mind, this can change quickly, even after the school year begins. The Governor reminded us to wear a mask, physically distance, wash our hands, and minimize mixing.

As a community, this gives us the ability to work together to control the spread of COVID and allow our children to receive face-to-face instruction, the delivery model our children need. Please stay tuned and we will continue to provide updates on what school will look like this fall. Remember, the first day of school is August 24. The Governor’s guidance has provided some optimism we will be able to bring our children and teachers back, but it is up to our community to keep the spread of COVID low.

Finally, even if we are able to open for face-to-face instruction, we will continue to provide a distance learning platform for students who choose this model. If you are planning on keeping your student home regardless of whether or not we offer face-to-face instruction, please contact your school to make arrangements.

This message will be posted on the District Facebook page. Stay well and stay strong.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
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Información importante para estudiantes/familias
Saludos a todos,

Hoy, el gobernador Newsom celebró una conferencia de prensa que describió el plan de California sobre cómo se verá la educación este otoño a la luz de COVID-19. En su plan, presentó pautas sobre cuándo las escuelas pueden realizar el aprendizaje presencial y cuándo las escuelas deben recurrir al aprendizaje a distancia. El plan es una buena noticia para el Condado de Humboldt, ya que los datos nos han mantenido fuera de la lista de vigilancia del Estado. A continuación se muestra un breve resumen de la dirección del gobernador:

Para llevar a cabo el aprendizaje cara a cara (Eureka City Schools Plan B):

-El Condado de Humboldt no debe estar en la lista de vigilancia del estado y si vamos a la lista de vigilancia del estado, debemos estar fuera de la lista durante 14 días consecutivos antes de comenzar la instrucción cara a cara.
-Todos los estudiantes que están por encima del segundo grado y todo el personal debe usar máscaras o caretas.
-Se alienta a todos los estudiantes de segundo grado y menores a usar máscaras o caretas.
-Todos los miembros del personal deben cumplir con seis pies de distancia social de los demás, incluidos los estudiantes.
-Para los estudiantes, se da prioridad a tener un aula estable de estudiantes en lugar de seis pies de distanciamiento social.

El aprendizaje en persona debe cerrarse cuando (Eureka City Schools Plan C)?

-Una cohorte de aula tiene un caso confirmado (supuestamente por un período de cuarentena de 14 días).
-Varias cohortes de aula tienen casos o cuando más del 5% de una escuela da positivo.
-Un distrito se va a casa si el 25% de sus escuelas están cerradas dentro de un período de 14 días.

Habrá mucha más información antes de la apertura de la escuela. Esta información es un buen indicador preliminar de la capacidad de Eureka City School de abrir para la instrucción presencial. Dadas las estadísticas actuales de COVID para el Condado de Humboldt, podremos abrir. Tenga en cuenta que esto puede cambiar rápidamente, incluso después de que comience el año escolar. El Gobernador nos recordó usar una máscara, distanciarnos físicamente, lavarnos las manos y minimizar la mezcla.

Como comunidad, esto nos da la capacidad de trabajar juntos para controlar la propagación de COVID y permitir que nuestros hijos reciban instrucción cara a cara, el modelo de entrega que nuestros hijos necesitan. Estén atentos y continuaremos brindando actualizaciones sobre cómo se verá la escuela este otoño. Recuerde, el primer día de clases es el 24 de agosto. La orientación del gobernador ha proporcionado cierto optimismo de que podremos traer a nuestros niños y maestros de regreso, pero depende de nuestra comunidad mantener baja la propagación de COVID.

Finalmente, incluso si podemos abrir para la instrucción presencial, continuaremos brindando una plataforma de aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes que elijan este modelo. Si planea mantener a su estudiante en casa sin importar si ofrecemos o no instrucción en persona, comuníquese con su escuela para hacer los arreglos.

Este mensaje se publicará en la página de Facebook del Distrito y en nuestro sitio web. Mantente bien y mantente fuerte.

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D.
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School Schedule Change Notice
Important Information for Students & Families:

On June 25th, the Board of Trustees moved the first day of school from Wednesday, August 19th, to Monday, August 24th. The first day of school was adjusted to allow for three Professional Development days to be moved from within the school year to the beginning of the school year. We did this to allow for planning and training of staff members to adjust to our learning plans for next year. (Staff development days scheduled on the previously adopted calendar throughout the 2020-21 school year will now be regular school days.)

As indicated in the District’s update on June 9th, Eureka City Schools is planning for three possible options for the upcoming school year: Plan A (traditional face-to-face instruction), Plan B (socially distanced learning between groups of students - T/Th, W/F, alternating Mondays) or Plan C (distance learning). Winzler Children’s Center will be talking with their families separately about their plans. Zoe Barnum High School will have an AM/PM schedule where students will attend school every day for ½ the day. We will have options available for your students if you choose to keep them home for distance learning.

Due to daily changes relating to Covid-19 in our State and community, we have yet to determine whether we will be on Plan A, B, or C. This determination will be made under the advice of the State and Humboldt County Department of Public Health. Once we have determined which plan we will be on, we will send out a communication to our families.

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No toleraremos el racismo
Estimados estudiantes, familias, personal y comunidad de las escuelas de la ciudad de Eureka,
Como presidente del distrito escolar más grande y con mayor diversidad étnica en el condado de Humboldt, me siento obligado a hablar en nombre de la junta de educación de las escuelas de la ciudad de Eureka y el distrito.
No toleraremos el racismo ni ningún otro prejuicio en nuestras escuelas, incluida la supremacía blanca o la lucha contra la negrura. Como comunidad educativa, debemos escucharlo, detenerlo y educar a nuestra próxima generación sobre por qué no es aceptable. Además, todos presenciamos otra injusticia perpetrada contra un ciudadano negro, no podemos evitar sentirnos conmovidos. Las protestas contra el asesinato de George Floyd y el asesinato policial de muchas otras personas desarmadas de BIPOC a lo largo del tiempo que han tenido lugar en todo el país nos moverán a cambiar. El número de jóvenes directamente involucrados en este movimiento es una luz brillante en esta oscuridad. Ser testigo de la juventud que habla apasionadamente contra la injusticia nos da la esperanza de que el verdadero cambio finalmente llegará.
Como distrito, nuestra prioridad es, y siempre será, los estudiantes a quienes se nos ha encomendado servir y educar. Apoyamos a nuestros estudiantes y estudiantes de todo el país en esta lucha contra la injusticia y la lucha por la verdadera equidad. Apoyamos a nuestros estudiantes que se expresan para hacer de nuestra comunidad y país un lugar mejor, Continuaremos apoyando este movimiento escuchando y promulgando mejores políticas y programas del Distrito para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes.
Estamos ansiosos por dar la bienvenida a un nuevo miembro de la Junta de Estudiantes a la Junta de Escuelas de la Ciudad de Eureka, que fue nombrado en mayo para representar al estudiante del Distrito. También es la presidenta de la Unión de Estudiantes Negros de la Escuela Secundaria Eureka. Como Junta y Distrito, nuestro trabajo es escuchar y apoyar a nuestros estudiantes. Esperamos tener un estudiante en nuestra Junta que proporcione una voz directa a los estudiantes de nuestro distrito para nuestra comunidad de estudiantes BIPOC. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes se sientan seguros para hablar, abogar y hacer que se escuchen las voces para el cambio.
Alentamos a los miembros y estudiantes de nuestra comunidad a preguntar a los estudiantes, maestros y miembros de la comunidad de BIPOC cómo se ven afectados por el racismo en nuestras escuelas y comunidad. Sea proactivo interviniendo y deteniéndose.
En el futuro identificamos nuestros prejuicios y pondremos en práctica un mayor desarrollo profesional para nuestro personal para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes y adoptar un plan de estudios, que es culturalmente sensible para la comunidad BIPOC. Nos ecaremos en reforzar nuestras prácticas de restauración y ser proactivos a través de prácticas y políticas para asegurarnos de que nuestros procedimientos disciplinarios sean equitativos y justonfos.
Nuestro compromiso como Junta y Distrito es hacer todo lo posible para detener la injusticia social que ocurre en nuestra comunidad y escuelas. Fomentamos la justicia social para promover la equidad y proporcionar una educación de calidad en nuestras escuelas donde todos los estudiantes se sientan bienvenidos y seguros.
Alentamos a los miembros de nuestra comunidad y a los estudiantes a dialogar y empatizar mientras escuchan y aprenden de las experiencias de las comunidades de BIPOC: pregunte cómo los estudiantes, los maestros y los miembros de la comunidad se ven afectados por el racismo en general. Recuérdese mutuamente que el racismo es intolerable y si ven racismo, sean proactivos interviniendo y deteniéndose.
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Equity Statement
Dear Eureka City Schools Students, Families, Staff and Community,

As the President of the largest, most ethnically diverse school District in Humboldt County, I feel compelled to speak on behalf of the Eureka City Schools Board of Education and the District.

We will not tolerate racism or any other form of prejudices in our schools, including white supremacy or anti-Blackness. As an educational community, we need to listen for it, stop it, and educate our next generation as to why it is not acceptable. As we all witnessed yet another injustice perpetrated against a Black citizen, we cannot help but be moved to tears. The protests against the killing of George Floyd and police killing of many other unarmed BIPOC people over time that have taken place across the nation will move us to change. The number of young people directly involved in this movement is a shining light in this darkness. Witnessing youth speaking passionately against injustice gives us hope true change will finally come.

As a District, our priority is, and will always be, the students whom we are entrusted to serve and educate. We support our students and students across the nation in this fight against injustice and the fight for true equity. We support our students who are expressing themselves to make our community and county a better place. We will continue to support this movement by listening and enacting better District policies and programs to meet the needs of all students.

We are eager to welcome a new Student Board Member to the Eureka City Schools Board, who was appointed in May, to represent the students of the District. She is also the President of the Black Student Union at Eureka High School. As a Board and District, our job is to listen to, and support our students. We look forward to having a student sitting on our Board who will provide a direct voice to the leadership of our District for our BIPOC student community. We want our students to feel safe to speak up, advocate, and make voices for change heard.

We encourage our community members and students to ask BIPOC students, teachers and community members how they are affected by racism in our schools and community. If you see racism, be proactive by stepping in and stopping it.

Moving forward we will identify our implicit biases and put into action increased professional development for our staff to better serve our students and adopt curriculum, which is culturally sensitive for BIPOC community. We will focus on bolstering our Restorative Practices and being proactive through practices and policy to make sure our disciplinary procedures are equitable and fair. Our pledge as a Board and District is to do everything we can to stop the social injustice happening in our community and schools. We foster social justice to promote equity and provide a quality education in our schools where all students feel welcome and safe.

We encourage our community members and students to dialogue and empathize as they listen and learn from the experiences of BIPOC communities-ask how students, teachers, and community members are affected by racism at large. Remind one another that racism is intolerable and if you see racism, be proactive by stepping in and stopping it.
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Learning Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
This is Fred Van Vleck with an important message regarding school next fall. The California Department of Education just released their guidelines for socially distanced learning and in accordance, we are developing our plans as an A, B or C option. Plan A is traditional face-to-face instruction like we did before COVID, and Plan C is distance learning, like we are doing now. Plan B, which is socially distance learning, is the plan we are likely to be on next fall. With the exception of Winzler Children’s Center and Zoe Barnum High School, our Plan B will include the following: Schools will be divided into two groups and will attend school on different days. Group 1 will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Group 2 will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be alternated between Group 1 and Group 2. As such, students will have either 2 or 3 days of face-to-face instruction each week with distance learning on the other days.
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After School Program Survey
Eureka City Schools is interested in receiving your feedback regarding your child’s experiences in the ASES program during this school year. This feedback will help us plan for continued success in the program next year. An online survey may be found at the Eureka City Schools website (
To access the survey click on the drop down menu “For Parents” and select “After School Program.” Please ensure you select the survey that corresponds to your child’s school. We ask that you complete the survey by Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve your children again in the Fall.
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Parking at EHS
Following approval by the City Council on November 19th, 2019, Public Works and the Eureka Police Department are implementing a no-fee Residential Permit Parking zone in the Eureka High School (EHS) area. Poles and signs have installed in zones where residential parking permits will be enforced. Enforcement of the permit zones will begin in January when the new semester begins for Eureka High School. Warnings will start happening now. Enforcement hours for the permit zones will be from 8am to 5pm except for weekends and when EHS is not in session.
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Albee Stadium Press Release
Following assessments by an independent structural engineer that Eureka High School’s Albee Stadium poses a significant health and safety hazard with potentially fatal implications, Eureka City Schools has placed an Emergency Measure on the March ballot to address urgent needs.
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