Principal's Message

  • August 24, 2020

    Thank you for attending our virtual additions of Back to School Night last Wednesday and Thursday.  It sure was a different way of doing things, but I have heard positive comments and feedback. 

    As we recover from last week’s heat and thunder and lightning storms we are now faced with smoke from fires all around us.  Please be careful out there and protect your health.  Spare the air days have been in effect much of this past week.  It’s recommended that you stay indoors and avoid strenuous activities outdoors on these days.  To sign up for alerts and to gain more information go to:

    In addition, we appreciate the kindness and flexibility you have shown toward staff members and their families that had to evacuate last week due to the fires.  I know your support has made this challenging time much easier on the impacted staff members.  Thank you!

    Please mark your calendars!  On September 2, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Chipotle on Homestead Road will be doing a fundraiser for our school.  All you have to do is present this flyer and our school will receive 33% of all sales.  More information to come from our school newsletter.

    A special shout out to those members of the community that joined our public SSC/PTA meeting to provide feedback and ideas towards our LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan).  This valuable feedback was shared with the District so they can take our ideas and incorporate them in our district wide plan. 

    This week you will begin to see your students daily instruction and schedules become even more clear.  Thank you for taking the time to do the one on one meetings with our teachers.  They provided our staff with valuable information that will help them create lesson plans to meet the various needs of our students.  Don’t forget to go to our Distance Learning Hub for most of the information you will need to help support your child.  We have created a single space for families to go in order to find the necessary resources to help all of your students in various grade levels.  Please visit:

    Many families have asked about how they can virtually socially connect with other families at school.  Our PTA is working on helping us with this.  Please keep a lookout for more information about how joining PTA will help keep you socially connected with our community this school year. A newsletter and flier will be sent out shortly.

    For more information and details about Distance Learning, please read the Distance Learning Handbook for Parents.

    Daily Attendance - Daily attendance, participation, and completion of assignments are expected.

    If your child is unable to attend/ participate in Distance Learning for any reason, this will be marked as an absence and must be reported to the school office, even if you have emailed your teacher.

    Please report all absences before 9:00 am on the day of the absence.

    To report an absence you may send an email to our or fill out the Absence form below.

    Absence/Delay Form

    Need Tech Help???

    New Device Requests

    If you do not have a device for your child to access please follow the links below to request a device.  Note that if you have multiple children in your household they may each need to be on a device at the same time, therefore, some families may need to request multiple devices.  We have a limited number of devices, thus we appreciate those families that can provide a device for your child.  In addition, if your family needs internet access please request a hotspot as well.

    If you wish to request an iPad for your child, you are required to complete CUSD 2020-2021 STUDENT DEVICE FORM. As we are already prepping devices, we ask that you complete this form as soon as you are able.

    If you are a family in need of having a hotspot provided by CUSD, please complete the 2020-2021 STUDENT HOTSPOT FORM.

    Meals for Students

    Please go to this link to get information about meals.

    School Office

    Our school office will remain closed in Phase 1. If you need the assistance of our office staff, please call the main office at (408) 736-2180. If you have any questions or need assistance from me, please feel free to email me directly.

    Stay Connected!

    Be sure to follow our Social Media Pages and send photos and videos of your children in school.

    • Twitter - @NimitzDolphin - click here
    • Facebook - click here (Please post photos of your students doing home learning!)

    On behalf of the Nimitz staff, thank you for coming and picking up your children’s classroom materials.  Please keep them in a safe place as teachers will request that they pull different items out of their baggies at different times.

    Stay safe, stay home, stay healthy!

    Kari K. Ito

2020-21 School Year