Superintendent's Message

Dr. Mat Holton
Dear CJUHSD Parents and Guardians,
 
The 2020-2021 school year is quickly coming to a close. During the final semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we were thrilled to safely welcome students back to campus to resume their classes in a hybrid learning model after more than a year of school closures. The energy and passion they brought back to campus was an inspiration to those of us who had the honor of being in their presence. The perseverance and dedication they demonstrated through the COVID-19 pandemic was remarkable and, we are so proud of them.
 
The Chaffey District will be providing an expanded summer school program this year so students can recover lost learning opportunities and remediate credits and/or grades. We will be offering two summer school sessions, as well as summer after-school and evening classes. The first session begins on June 8th and concludes on June 30th. The second session will be held July 8th through July 30th. Students may contact their counselor to register for one or both sessions.
 
When the 2021-22 school year begins on August 9th, there will be a new bell schedule in effect. Students in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District will report to their 1st period class at 8:30 a.m. (Monday through Thursday). Students who choose to enroll in 0 period classes will begin earlier. The regular school day will end at 3:20 p.m. 7th period classes and after school activities will be offered at the conclusion of the regular school day. Fridays will remain a late start day, with 1st period beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the school day concluding at 3:20 p.m.
 
The District’s new start time aligns with Senate Bill 328 Pupil attendance: school start time, approved by Governor Newsom in 2019, and supports numerous studies that have concluded that later school start times present multiple health, safety, and learning benefits for adolescents.  
 
We look forward to what the 2021-22 school year has in store and are confident our students will thrive!
 
Have a safe and relaxing summer break.
 
Respectfully,
 
Mathew Holton, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Chaffey Joint Union High School District