Tag Archive: 13-14

Every Voice Matters

I’ve been closely following the discussion around uniforms and appreciate the various points of view.  Opinions will always be welcome here at Camarena, although I would caution some of our Camarena friends to maintain a spirit of civility and respect.  I will reserve the right to delete any comments that I don’t feel contribute to the conversation in a way that is helpful, healthy, and respectful.  As for the question of uniforms, I do want to make sure that every person has an opportunity to participate.  We have heard from 377 of our 744 families through the online poll.  I will send out paper ballots next week ONLY to the families that have not voted and give them an opportunity to add their voice to the conversation.  The vote at the end of next week will be final.  Once again, thank you for expressing yourself in a manner that is a worthy example for our children.


Dan Winters

Uniform Survey Results

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has determined that schools that wish to consider uniforms need to have an “overwhelming majority” of the community in favor of uniforms in order to proceed.  After surveying our community, 54% of our families are in favor of uniforms and 46% are against.  Based on this survey, we clearly do not have an “overwhelming majority” of families interested in school uniforms and we will not pursue this policy at this time.

To give you a comparison, in 1997-98 both Rice and Loma Verde approved school uniforms and their communities voted in favor at a rate of 93% and 87% respectively. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call the school at 591-5500.


Follow us on Twitter Today and Always

twitter-bird-white-on-blueOur goal with social media is to open up a window from our classrooms to our parents who are working, traveling, or unable to visit school.  You can get information from grade level and classroom blogs, however you can get up-to-date posts on what students are learning and doing in the moment through our Twitter account and hashtags.  So, you can follow us on Twitter @camelementary by selecting the follow button on the right side of our webpage.  You can also follow all the teachers who use the hashtag #camlearns when they post about what’s going on in their classroom.  You can also follow me @dfwinters (Prinicipal).  Join us in staying connected through the tools at our disposal.  See you soon!

Communication Form

In the packet you picked up tonight, there was a communication survey provided so you can let us know how you want to get information from the school. We are striving to go paperless as much as possible and we will communicate with you in the way that meets your needs. Attached is an online version of the survey you received today.  You may fill out whichever is best for you.