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Messages to Families



September 17 - Adding Fridays to Meal Distribution

This is San Bernardino City Unified calling with great news about our free meal distribution service for students. Thanks to your feedback, starting on September 21, we will be distributing meals to students at 24 District schools on Monday, Wednesday, AND Friday. That’s right! Starting September 21, you can pick up breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner for children 18 years and younger on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the following locations:

Cajon High School
Davidson Elementary School
Del Vallejo Middle School
Dominguez Elementary School
Golden Valley Middle School
Gomez Elementary School
Jones Elementary School
Hunt Elementary School
Indian Springs High School
King Middle School
Lankershim Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Muscoy Elementary School
Norton Elementary School
Pacific High School School
Paakuma’ K-8 School
Richardson PREP HI Middle School
Salinas Elementary School
San Bernardino High School
San Gorgonio High School
Serrano Middle School
Thompson Elementary School
Vermont Elementary School
AND
Wong Elementary School

Please note that face coverings and physical distancing are mandatory for all. For additional information, please call the District’s meal hotline at (909) 381-1224. Thank you.


Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino con buenas noticias sobre nuestra distribución de comidas gratis para los alumnos. Gracias a sus comentarios, comenzando el 21 de septiembre distribuiremos comidas a los alumnos en 24 escuelas del Distrito los lunes, miércoles Y viernes. ¡Así es! Comenzando el 21 de septiembre, podrá recoger desayuno, almuerzo, bocadillos y cena para los niños de 18 años de edad y menores los lunes, miércoles y viernes de las 8 a las 11 de la mañana en las siguientes escuelas:

Cajon High School
Davidson Elementary School
Del Vallejo Middle School
Dominguez Elementary School
Golden Valley Middle School
Gomez Elementary School
Jones Elementary School
Hunt Elementary School
Indian Springs High School
King Middle School
Lankershim Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Muscoy Elementary School
Norton Elementary School
Pacific High School School
Paakuma’ K-8 School
Richardson PREP HI Middle School
Salinas Elementary School
San Bernardino High School
San Gorgonio High School
Serrano Middle School
Thompson Elementary School
Vermont Elementary School
Y
Wong Elementary School

Por favor tenga en mente que se requieren las coberturas faciales y el distanciamiento físico de todos. Para mayor información, llame a la línea directa de comidas del Distrito al (909) 381-1224. Gracias

September 4 - New Meal Distribution Sites

Hello, this is San Bernardino City Unified. We have expanded the number of District schools that distribute free meals to enrolled students to 25 campuses, making it easier for more students to participate. Starting September 8, the District will provide up to 5 days of breakfast and lunch to students every Monday and Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the following schools:

Hola, le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Hemos aumentado el número de escuelas del Distrito que distribuyen comidas gratis a los alumnos inscritos a 25 escuelas para que sea más fácil para que los alumnos participen. Comenzando el 8 de septiembre, el Distrito brindará desayuno y almuerzo para 5 días cada lunes y miércoles de las 8 a las 11 de la mañana en las siguientes escuelas:

Cajon High School
Davidson Elementary School
Del Vallejo Middle School
Dominguez Elementary School
Golden Valley Middle School
Gomez Elementary School
Jones Elementary School
Hunt Elementary School
Indian Springs High School
King Middle School
Lankershim Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Muscoy Elementary School
Norton Elementary School
Pacific High School School
Paakuma’ K-8 School
Richardson PREP HI Middle School
Salinas Elementary School
San Bernardino High School
San Gorgonio High School
Serrano Middle School
Thompson Elementary School
Vermont Elementary School AND
Wong Elementary School

Families should be prepared to provide the name of the student and the name of the school the student attends. This information will be requested for each student receiving meals. Remember, the new schools will begin distributing meals to students on September 8.

Please note that face coverings and physical distancing are mandatory for all. For more information, please call the District’s meal hotline at (909) 381-1224. Thank you.

Las familias tendrán que dar el nombre y la escuela de su hijo. Se pide esta información para cada alumno que recibirá las comidas. Recuerde, las escuelas adicionales comenzarán a distribuir las comidas el 8 de septiembre.

Sepa que se requiere el distanciamiento físico y las coberturas faciales para todos. Para mayor información, llame a la línea directa de comidas del Distrito al (909) 381-1224. Gracias.

September 3 - Meal Distribution for Labor Day Week

This is San Bernardino City Unified calling with a message about meals and the Labor Day holiday. Due to the holiday, our Grab and Go Meal distribution is being shifted to Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9. Remember, next week, meals will be served on Tuesday and Wednesday because Monday is a holiday. Families can walk, bike, and drive up to get breakfast and lunch for your SBCUSD children and be sure to wear a face covering. Thank you.

Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino con un mensaje sobre las comidas y el día festivo del Día del Trabajo. Debido al día festivo, la distribución de nuestras comidas para llevar se cambiará al martes 8 de septiembre y miércoles 9 de septiembre. Recuerde, la próxima semana, se darán las comidas el martes y miércoles porque el lunes es un día festivo. Las familias pueden llegar caminando, en bicicleta o en carro para recibir desayuno y almuerzo para sus hijos del Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino y asegúrese de que lleve puesto una cobertura facial. Gracias.

August 28 - Letter to Families

Dear San Bernardino City Unified Families,

As we move into the second month of our school year, I want to acknowledge the incredible job you are doing as parents/caretakers of our students. For many of you, the coronavirus pandemic thrust you into the new role of teacher, cafeteria worker, and playground supervisor, all in one. You have patiently confronted technology challenges and creatively solved logistical issues like balancing work and caring for the changing needs of your family. You’ve done all of this with the grace and patience of a consummate educator. We cannot thank you enough for your perseverance and commitment to your child’s education.

We recognize that this has not been easy. As we’ve worked with you to make online classes successful, we’ve learned many lessons together. Today, I want to share some of these with you, and let you know how we are responding to your needs.

When the new school year started on August 3, thousands of our students logged on using District-issued devices and hotspots, a testament to all that our Board of Education has done to prioritize bridging the digital divide. We acknowledge that technology gaps remain, and we are working to address them. Of particular note, you alerted us to these challenges with data limits on our hotspots, and in the coming weeks we expect to be able to remove data limits so that students can more fully access technology. We have also heard that connecting with tech support and other departments has been challenging. Due to the pandemic, most of our employees are working from home, which has made voicemail our primary means of assisting you. We want to serve you better and are exploring solutions to help you get quicker access to the answers you need.

Despite our best efforts to serve you, things outside of our control, like power outages brought on by high temperatures and learning platform glitches, may still interrupt student learning. We appreciate your patience and understanding and encourage you to remind your children to keep devices and hotspots charged at all times.

I have always pointed to the resilience of our students and the strength and resolve of our families as strengths within our community. I am inspired by the stories of parents helping parents during this crisis, like the mother who tagged us on social media with pictures of the creative ways she customized a quiet learning space for each of her children. In that vein, I also want to share a few tips for distance learning, many of which we learned by listening to parents like you through our Town Hall meetings. You’ll find the key learnings on the enclosed flyer. We hope it will be useful as you continue supporting your children in their education this year.

We remain committed to doing our best to help our terrific students learn at high levels. Thank you for your continued partnership toward this goal. Please stay safe and here’s to an outstanding 2020-21 school year!

With Respect and Admiration,

Harold J. Vollkommer, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent

P.S. If you have a kindergarten-age child or know a child who lives in our attendance boundaries and should be in kinder, please let them know our schools are eager to enroll the Class of 2033. Visit www.sbcusd.com for enrollment information.

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino:

Al entrar al segundo mes de clases de nuestro año escolar, quiero reconocer el increíble trabajo que ustedes están haciendo como padres/cuidadores de nuestros alumnos. Para muchos de ustedes, la pandemia del coronavirus los puso en un nuevo papel de maestro, trabajador de cafetería y supervisor del patio de recreo, todos en uno. Ustedes pacientemente han enfrentado los desafíos tecnológicos, creativamente solucionaron los problemas logísticos como el trabajar y atender las necesidades cambiantes de su familia. Han hecho todo esto con la paciencia de un educador consumado. Nunca tendremos las palabras suficientes para darles las gracias por su perseverancia y dedicación a los estudios de sus hijos.

Reconocemos que esto no ha sido fácil. Mientras hemos trabajado con ustedes para que las clases por Internet tengan éxito, hemos aprendido muchas lecciones juntos. Hoy, quiero compartir algunas de estas con ustedes, y dejarles saber cómo estamos respondiendo a sus necesidades.

Cuando el nuevo año escolar comenzó el 3 de agosto, miles de nuestros alumnos ingresaron usando dispositivos y puntos de acceso a Internet prestados por el Distrito, testimonio a todos que nuestra Mesa Directiva de Educación ha dado prioridad a salvar la brecha digital. Sabemos que continúan las brechas de tecnología y estamos trabajando para atenderlas. Algo en particular fue que ustedes nos avisaron de los desafíos con los límites de datos en nuestros puntos de acceso y en las próximas semanas esperamos poder remover los límites de datos de los puntos de acceso para que los alumnos puedan acceder completamente a la tecnología. También hemos escuchado que ha sido difícil comunicarse con soporte técnico y otros departamentos. Debido a la pandemia, la mayoría de nuestros empleados están trabajando desde la casa lo que ha resultado en que el correo de voz sea el medio principal para ayudarles. Queremos prestarles el mejor servicio y estamos explorando soluciones para ayudarles a acceder más rápido a las respuestas que necesitan.

A pesar de nuestros mejores esfuerzos para servirle, hay cosas fuera de nuestro control, como los apagones a consecuencia de las altas temperaturas y fallos técnicos en las plataformas de los estudios, que todavía pueden interrumpir los estudios. Agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión y les animamos a recordarles a sus hijos a mantener sus dispositivos y puntos de acceso cargados en todo momento.

Siempre he destacado la resiliencia de nuestros alumnos y la fortaleza y determinación de nuestras familias como fortalezas dentro de nuestra comunidad. Me inspira escuchar las historias de los padres ayudando a otros padres durante la crisis. Como la madre que nos etiquetó en las redes sociales con fotos de las maneras creativas que modificó un lugar tranquilo para los estudios para cada uno de sus hijos. Igualmente, también quiero compartir algunos consejos para los estudios a distancia, muchos de los cuales aprendimos al escuchar a padres como ustedes a través de nuestras reuniones comunitarias. Encontrarán los conocimientos clave en el volante anexo. Esperamos que sean útiles para seguir apoyando a sus hijos en sus estudios este año.

Seguimos comprometidos a hacer nuestro mejor para ayudar a nuestros maravillosos alumnos a aprender a elevados niveles. Gracias por su colaboración continua hacia esta meta. Por favor manténganse a salvo y ¡que tengamos un sobresaliente año escolar 2020-21!

Con respeto y admiración,

Harold J. Vollkommer, Ed.D.
Superintendente interino

P.D. Si tienen hijos de edad de kindergarten o saben de algunos niños que viven en nuestros límites de asistencia y deberían estar en kínder, por favor déjenles saber que nuestras escuelas quieren inscribir a la Clase de 2033. Visite www.sbcusd.com para información para inscribirlos.

August 24 - Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Meeting

Hi, this is San Bernardino City Unified. We’re reaching out to stakeholders, including students, to gather input about our Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. We need your help because there are critical areas of the plan, including Distance Learning and In-Person Instruction, that require stakeholder input.

Please take a moment to complete the survey today at sbcusd.com/learning. We value your time and input. Once again, please Complete the survey at
sbcusd.com/learning .

And, we invite you to attend the Virtual Community Meeting on Wednesday, August 26 from 5-7:00 pm so you can provide input on the plan. To participate, please access the meeting link at sbcusd.com. Thank you



Hola, les llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Nos estamos comunicando con nuestras partes interesadas, incluyendo a los alumnos, para recopilar sus opiniones sobre nuestro Plan de Asistencia y Continuidad de Enseñanza. Necesitamos su ayuda porque hay áreas críticas del plan, incluyendo los Estudios a Distancia y la Enseñanza en Persona, requieren las opiniones de las partes interesadas.

Por favor tomen unos minutos para rellenar esta encuesta hoy en sbcusd.com/learning. Agradecemos su tiempo y opiniones. De nuevo, por favor rellenen la encuesta en sbcusd.com/learning

También los invitamos a asistir a la Reunión Comunitaria Virtual el miércoles 26 de agosto de las 5 a 7 de la tarde para que puedan dar sus opiniones sobre el plan. Para participar, usen el enlace a la reunión en sbcusd.com. Gracias.

August 19 - Pure Land Foundation August Food Distribution

This is San Bernardino City Unified. We encourage you to take advantage of the Pure Land Foundation’s free drive-thru food distribution taking place at Pacific High School on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, or until supplies last. Remember, food will be distributed at Pacific High School from 9 a.m. to noon on August 22 drive through only and walk-in service will not be available. Thank you.

Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Le animamos a aprovecharse de la distribución de alimentos gratis de Pure Land Foundation que se llevará a cabo en Pacific High School el sábado 22 de agosto de las 9 de la mañana a mediodía o hasta que se agoten los suministros. Recuerde, solo se distribuirán los alimentos en Pacific High School el sábado 22 de agosto de las 9 de la mañana a mediodía al vehículo hasta que se agoten los suministros. Gracias.

August 19 - Reminder about Town Hall Meeting

Good afternoon, this is San Bernardino City Unified calling to remind you about our virtual town hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday, August 20. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shared details about this meeting through peachjar and social media, but wanted to extend one last invitation to be sure all parents know you are welcome. We have two sessions to make it easier for you to join us. You can share your opinions and questions about distance learning from noon to 2 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Visit www.sbcusd.com/townhall for all the meeting details. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you at our virtual town hall on August 20. Thank you.

Buenas tardes, le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino para recordarle de nuestra reunión comunitaria virtual mañana jueves 20 de agosto. En las últimas dos semanas, hemos compartido detalles sobre nuestra reunión a través de peachjar y las redes sociales, pero queremos extender una última invitación para asegurarnos de que todos los padres sepan que están invitados. Tenemos dos sesiones para su conveniencia. Puede compartir sus opiniones y preguntas sobre los estudios a distancia desde el mediodía hasta las 2 de la tarde o de las 6 a las 8 de la tarde. Visite www.sbcusd.com/townhall para los detalles de la reunión. Esperamos verle y escuchar de usted en la reunión comunitaria virtual el 20 de agosto. Gracias.

August 12 - Message to Families

Hi, this is San Bernardino City Unified. We encourage you to take advantage of the Tzu Chi Foundation’s free drive-thru food distribution taking place at Jones Elementary School on Sunday, August 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., or until supplies last. Remember, food will be distributed at Jones Elementary School from 9 to 11 a.m. on August 16 by drive through only. Walk-in service will not be available. Thank you.

Le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino. Le animamos a aprovecharse de la distribución de alimentos gratis de Tzu Chi Foundation que se llevará a cabo en Jones Elementary School el domingo 16 de agosto de las 9 de la mañana hasta las 11 de la mañana o hasta que se agoten los suministros. Recuerde, sólo se distribuirán los alimentos en Jones Elementary School el domingo 19 de julio de las 9 de la mañana hasta las 11 de la mañana al vehículo. No habrá servicio para los que lleguen a pie. Gracias.

August 10 - Google Meet Outage

Good afternoon, this is San Bernardino City Unified calling with an important message about distance learning. Earlier today, Monday, August 10, SBCUSD experienced a districtwide outage with Google Meets that impacted distance learning for students logging into class using this platform. We immediately worked with Google to correct the problem and are confident the issue has been resolved. We will monitor closely to ensure Google Meets continues working and serves the needs of our students and teachers. Distance learning will be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11 as planned and we look forward to seeing students virtually. We recognize that technology glitches are an inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we continue working to improve the reliability of our systems. Thank you.

Buenas tardes, le llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino con un mensaje importante sobre los estudios a distancia. Hoy en la mañana lunes 10 de agosto, el SBCUSD sufrió una interrupción con Google Meet que afectó los estudios a distancia para los alumnos que ingresan a la clase usando esta plataforma. Inmediatamente colaboramos con Google para corregir el problema y estamos seguros de que se ha arreglado el problema. Vigilaremos de cerca para garantizar que Google Meet siga trabajando y cumpla las necesidades de nuestros alumnos y maestros. Los estudios a distancia estarán en sesión mañana martes 11 de agosto como está planeado y esperamos ver a los alumnos virtualmente. Reconocemos que los problemas técnicos son inconvenientes y agradecemos su comprensión mientras continuamos trabajando en mejorar la fiabilidad de nuestros sistemas. Gracias.

August 7 - Message regarding Class of 2020 Diplomas

This is San Bernardino City Unified calling with an important message for the Class of 2020. Diplomas for the Class of 2020 are ready to be mailed, but first you need to tell us where to send it. Go to bit.ly/sbcusdgrads, find your high school, and then provide your address before August 18. If you don’t update your address by the deadline or your diploma is returned as undeliverable, the diploma will remain at your high school to be picked up later when safe to do so. Remember, you have until August 18 to bit.ly/sbcusdgrads and provide the address where you want your diploma mailed. Thank you.


Te llama el Distrito Escolar de San Bernardino con un mensaje importante para la Clase de 2020. Los diplomas para la Clase de 2020 están listos para enviarse por correo, pero necesitamos que nos digas a dónde enviarlo. Visita bit.ly/sbcusdgrads, encuentra tu preparatoria e ingresa tu domicilio antes del 18 de agosto. Si no actualizas tu domicilio para la fecha límite o se regresa tu diploma, dejaremos el diploma en tu preparatoria para recogerlo cuando sea prudente hacerlo. Recuerda, tienes hasta el 18 de agosto para visitar bit.ly/sbcusdgrads y dar el domicilio a donde quieres que se envíe tu diploma. Gracias.

August 2, 2020 - Message from Interim Superintendent

Good evening, this is Interim Superintendent Harold Vollkommer and I'm calling to wish all of our amazing San Bernardino City Unified students a wonderful first day of school. We’re excited to welcome students back tomorrow, Monday, August 3 in distance learning mode.

Online learning is the safest way for all of us to return to school right now and we’re working hard as a district team to make it the best it can be for our students. So parents, you will notice several important changes from the way remote learning worked last Spring. Beginning tomorrow, your children should engage in daily live interaction with their teachers. We will take attendance and keep you well-informed about your child’s participation. Our teachers will be grading student work and you will have access to their grades online through the Aeries Parent Portal.

Admittedly, it’s not the in-person, on-campus experience that we all prefer, but tomorrow will begin a quality learning experience for your kids. Our teachers and school teams are looking forward to reconnecting with our students.

Viewed positively, this experience provides our students with a real lesson about adapting in a changing world. They are learning how to do things that generations of students before them did not. If we all approach this time with a positive mindset about what can be gained, we can eventually return to school campuses - when it is safe to do so - better for having had this learning experience together.

Again, welcome back! We’re all in this together. And I wish and everyone of you a great first day of school. Thank you.

July 31, 2020 - Message to Families

This is San Bernardino City Unified School District calling to remind all families and students that the first day of online, distance learning is Monday, August 3. Please note that due to COVID-19, all students are starting the new school year in distance learning mode, meaning students will be learning remotely from their home since all SBCUSD campuses remain closed. Students will not be admitted to school campuses at this time. We look forward to seeing students online on Monday, August 3. Thank you.

July 20, 2020 - Letter to Families

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On behalf of our Board of Education and our entire SBCUSD team, welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! We hope you had a restful summer break and are ready for a year filled with learning. Who could have imagined at the beginning of 2020 what we would all experience. By working together, we have met the challenges we faced and have emerged with significant knowledge.

The start of a school year is always a time of hope and new beginnings. This is true of 2020-21 as well. By applying what we learned last spring, working hard to meet new levels of rigor from state guidelines and legal requirements and, most importantly, listening to you, we are confident that Distance Learning 2.0 has been greatly improved for students.

I want to restate that the decision to begin the school year in distance learning mode was made with the safety of students, staff and families as the primary concern. We know that there are those who want students and teachers to physically return to school. We share your sentiment. However, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community and directives from Governor Gavin Newsom make it necessary to begin in this way.

As we begin the school year, know that we are here to help in any way we can. Here are a few resources to keep handy:
  • If you need a device or internet or are having trouble with what you have, please call our CyberTech hotline at (866) 223-8685.
  • As you experience Distance Learning 2.0, please continue to share your thoughts and ideas through your child's teachers, principals, and our central office staff.
  • Use our website, www.sbcusd.com, to access information about the various programs, resources, and supports we offer to both students and families.

Thank you again for your patience and support as we begin a school year unlike any other in recent history. Your partnership is sincerely appreciated, and we look forward to a terrific 2020-21 school year!

With Respect and Admiration,

Harold J. Vollkommer, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent



Latest News



Fridays being added for Meal Distribution
Fridays being added for Meal Distribution
09/17/2020
Started September 21, the San Bernardino City Unified School District has added Fridays to the District's meal distribution plan.
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September 20th - Drive-Thru Food Distribution
September 20th - Drive-Thru Food Distribution
09/15/2020
Our neighbors at Jurupa Unified along with Gurdwara Sahip, Riverside, CA and Staple Connect will be hosting a Drive-Thur Food Distribution on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
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Online College Nights
Online College Nights
09/09/2020
The San Bernardino City Unified School is offering Online College Nights. Please see all of the details below, Pre-Registration is required!
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All local children, through age 18, now eligible for free meals.
New Distribution Sites for Grab and Go Meals
09/04/2020
All Local Children, Through Age 18, Now Eligible for Free Meals
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