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Monday Message:

En Español 

Last Week of School!
Dear CILA family,
We have reached the end of the 2019/20 school year! It was a turbulent year with many unexpected obstacles to overcome. But I am proud of the way our students and teachers adapted to changing circumstances and strived!
We are so grateful for your continuing support for CILA and our school community. Our teachers have planned some fun activities for this last week of school.

Have a great summer! We are looking forward to see you in the 2020/21 school year!
Barbara Rutter, PhD
“Special” Art, Computers, PE, and Music activities presented by our Specials teachers!
Our Specials teachers have exciting activities planned throughout the week. Please check into your teacher’s
Google classrooms for more information and Google Meet links!.
Get excited for the 2020/21 school year!
Our CILA PTO has already started planning many fun events for the next school year! Our Activity Calendar
with all planned activities for 2020/21 will be available soon. Here are some of the PTO’s featured events:

August 13th: Ice Cream Social at Back to School Night
August 22nd: First Annual World Fair
September 4th: CILA Fun Run

If you are interested in getting involved with our wonderful PTO or would like to volunteer at some of our events,
please email
Calendar Items:
May 19th: Kindergarten Virtual Graduation: 1:00 p.m.
May 20th: Native American Virtual International Day
May 20th: 5th Grade Farewell at 1:30 PM
May 21st: 8th Grade Virtual Graduation: 1:30 p.m.
May 22nd: Last Day of School-Materials/Personal Items Pick Up and Return
• May 27th: Another Day for Materials / Personal Items Pick Up and Return

Online Learning Basics:


There will be no lessons posted this week. Specials teachers have some fun activities planned throughout the week. Classroom teachers may schedule Google Meets to say goodbye to their students. There will be virtual graduations and promotions throughout the week.
Don’t forget:
If you have a Chromebook or any other materials belonging to CILA on loan, please be prepared
to return them May 22nd or May 27th. Teachers will send out a signup link, as well as pick-up instructions soon!

Additionally, graduation certificates, as well as any class pictures you have ordered through Lifetouch will be ready for pick-up on these days. Lifetouch is experiencing a delay in shipping of yearbooks. These
might not be available yet and might have to be handed out at a later point!

Learning Never Stopped at CILA! 

From math, to Chinese, to art - our staff never stopped teaching, and our students never stopped learning. We are so proud of how everyone has handled this crisis! Keep up the good work, CILA!
If you have pictures of your students learning from home, we would love to display them on the website! Please send pictures to 

CILA is Here for You!

Food and Basic Needs:
We have community donors to help with basic needs and D-11 has breakfasts and lunches available for pick up at
schools for children under 18. CS utilities is offering discounted and delayed billing. Free internet is also available through companies.
Contact Jennifer Smith, our Community Outreach Director, to find out more at

Social & Emotional Supports:
Please feel free to contact our social worker Shaunna Kimble at for ideas to get through this situation safe and sane!

Useful lists of resources that can be used to help families during this difficult time will continue to be shared.


Thanks for posting pictures for CILA Cyber Spirit Week on Facebook! Today, we will be posting pictures of CILA parents & family members who are on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. We deeply appreciate their life-saving work!

More Resources:

Please see attached file for a compilation of resources that you and your family may find useful during these tough times!
Scholastic User Name: Learning20
Scholastic Password: Clifford
As noted in the previous email, Comcast is providing free internet service during this time of crisis. To apply, please click on this link:
Our wonderful community is coming together to provide food for children under 18 during school closures. Through our outstanding Community Outreach director, Jennifer Smith, we have been made aware of this incredible support for our CILA families:
Throughout this time of crisis when schools are closed, children will receive a grab and go meal that will not be hot. Most bags should include breakfast and lunch together. We are posting a map of sites on our Facebook page. Many high schools and middle schools are participating. We know of these in D-11:
The District will provide one bagged meal per day for children ages 0-18 years of age from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following sites: 

Doherty High School 
Russell Middle School 
Mitchell High School 
Swigert Middle School 
The RJWAC Campus 
North Middle School 
Mann Middle School 
Coronado High School 
West Elementary School 

In Spanish: 
 El Distrito proporcionará una comida embolsada por día para niños de 0 a 18 años de edad de 11 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en los siguientes sitios:

Doherty High School
Escuela Secundaria Russell
Mitchell High School
Escuela Secundaria Swigert
El Campus RJWAC
Escuela Secundaria del Norte
Escuela Secundaria Mann
Escuela Secundaria Coronado
Escuela Primaria Oeste


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