January 25, 2022: TMES COVID+ Positive Non Close Contact Community Notification & NEW COVID Testing Locations

Click here to read the COVID-19 Non-Close Close Contact Community Notification.CVESD-Non-Close-Contact-ENG.SPA_



New COVID Testing Kiosks (PCR testing only, CVESD students with symptoms or symptom-free)

Must have COVID Clinic consent form on file to test.

Hours at each location: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday

  • Castle Park Elementary: 25 Emerson St, Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Clearview Elementary: 455 Windrose Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Eastlake Elementary: 1955 Hillside Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91913<– Close to TMES. 

January 25, 2022: New CVESD 2022/2023 School Calendar & CVESD Testing FAQ’s

2022/2023 CVESD School Calendar 

Click the link below to download the 2022/2023 school calendar.



CVESD Testing FAQ’s

Please see the attached PCR Testing FAQ and Flyer documents.



January 24, 2022: TMES Parent Weekly & COVID+Positive Community Notification

Greetings TMES Families,

We hope that your family had a great weekend. Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of January 24, 2022, and important school information.

CVESD New COVID Testing: CVESD will be embarking on a new testing program. This new weekly testing program will be part of keeping our schools safe. More details will be sent out soon as this process is in the developing stages. Stay tuned… In the interim, you will be receiving an email from “COVID Clinic”. This e-mail is not spam. Please check your junk mail if you do not receive it. Specifically, this communication is a permission slip to sign up your child for weekly CVESD COVID testing on-site. Weekly testing will be provided in your child’s classroom by licensed health care professionals. Testing will allow CVESD to ensure that our students, staff, and community are safe and healthy. If you are interested in your child participating in this program, respond to the steps on the e-mail communication. Again, more details will be shared soon.

Campus Exposures: If you receive a notice about your child being exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID-19, please review the information below. Also, read the notification that will come via e-mail. Contact the school office, if you have changed your e-mail address.

What Do You Do When You Receive an Exposure Letter?
According to the updated San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Decision Tree, your child must test, regardless of vaccination status or prior COVID-19 infection, at least one time between days 3-5 from the last date of exposure on the letter/email. You must report only positive test results to the school site. Please do not send negative results. 

What If I Don’t Want My Child to Test? Parents can opt-out of the group tracing. The student will be excluded from school and extracurricular activities for 10 days per County of San Diego guidance.

Which Test Should I Take? PCR or antigen are both acceptable for group contact testing, but it is highly recommended that individuals who have had a history of testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days use an antigen test. Home antigen tests are allowed.

If you have questions about this guidance, please reach out to members of our COVID-19 response team at covtest4@cvesd.org.

Click here to read the COVID-19 Community Notification.CVESD-Non-Close-Contact-ENG.SPA_

Weekly Schedule of Events

Quarter Character Theme: Problem Solving



Monday, January 24, 2022 New SDCOE COVID Decision Tree: Link FAQ’s Link 

Visit https://www.cvesd.org/ for the daily testing schedule. Days and times vary. Testing is FREE for students.

Support PTC See’s Candy Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Talk to your children about being safe, respectful, responsible, and kind.

**Masks are required on CVESD property for students and families.**

**No Parking in Zones 1-3**

Read with your child for 20 minutes and ask questions. Encourage your child to write a quick response.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 **Masks are required on CVESD property for students and families.**

**No Parking in Zones 1-3*

Check your child’s I-Ready, Achieve 3000, and Smarty Ants weekly goals.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 Thankful Thursday: What are you thankful for?

**Masks are required on CVESD property for students and families.**

SSC 3:30 p.m.

BLAC 6 p.m. 

Friday, January 28, 2021 School Spirit Day: Mustang gear (Blue and green)

Character and Academic Awards

Primary at 9 a.m. and Upper at 10 a.m.

Minimum Day

**Masks are required on CVESD property for students and families.**

Donate to Eastlake Educational Foundation


Support PTC and purchase SWAG. https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/marshall-ptc

Important Reminders/Information:

Important Dates:

  • PTC Dine Out BnB Eastlake – TME 2 17 2022
  • February 18, 2022- Lincoln Day (No School)
  • February 21, 2021- Washington Day (No School)
  • Mach 10-March 17, 2022- Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days
  • March 21-April 3, 2022- Spring Break
  • April 4, 2022- Students Return- Minimum Day

**Masks are required on CVESD property for students and families.**

COVID (Health and Safety): Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. CVESD has implemented updated COVID-19 safety protocols in alignment with California Department of Public Health mitigation strategies to keep our students and staff safe while on campus. It is our hope that through proactive safety measures and clear communication we can keep our classrooms open and students participating in in-person instruction daily. It will take a collaborative effort between home and school to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on our campuses and ensure a successful school year.

Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school community by screening your child before school each day. We ask your family to conduct health screenings for their child(ren) before leaving for school each morning. This could include checking your child’s temperature, assessing for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and asking your child “do you feel well today?” Please do not send your child to school medicated with symptoms or with COVID-related symptoms. If you have any questions on if you should send your child to school, contact the front office. Below, you will find a list of symptoms:

Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

Also, do not send your student to school if they have been identified as close contact or have had possible exposure to a COVID-19 case and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. We want to keep staff and students safe and we need your help.

Staff members will monitor student health throughout the day and temperature checks will be conducted if a child appears to not feel well or develops symptoms while at school. Chula Vista Elementary School District requires any student or staff exhibiting a fever or any of the COVID-19 symptoms to be immediately sent home. To review the SDCOE Decision tree, click 110921_Childcare COVID Decision Tree.

COVID  Testing: Testing is FREE for CVESD students at the locations below.

Education Services and Support Center at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 3:40 PM)

Hedenkamp Elementary School at 930 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista 91913

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (line closes to walk ups at 2:30 PM)

Follow the directions of our Safety Patrol leaders: Concerns, please contact the front office. Refrain from speaking to the patrollers while they are on duty.

Hours: Review the school hours below. The gate by 705 will close at 8:45 a.m. Ensure that your children are on time. Students that are late will need to enter campus via the front office gate. All students that enter after 8:45 a.m. will receive a tardy slip. See the hours below.

FREE Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (No student drop-off before 8:15 a.m.)

Campus Arrival: Mustang Families, please help us stay safe by ensuring the following:

–> Refrain from turning left on MacKenzie Creek and Rocking Horse. The no-left turn is a city of Chula Vista traffic sign. Families that enter on MacKenzie creek when the gate is closed and drive against traffic are causing a safety hazard for children and families. We ask that families follow the safety guidelines.

–> Exit out of one lane on MacKenzie Creek. Yelling at arguing with other Mustang families is not the Mustang way. Please have patience and flexibility. Safety Patrol will be coming very soon.

–> Park in visitor parking only.

— > Blocking cars while waiting is not safe. Please park in the surrounding community.

ELAC Representative: We are looking for families to help support our ELAC. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Alma Zamani at Alma.Zamani@cvesd.org. We need our Mustang families to join us to support our students.

Has your child earned an award or achievement in the community? We want to know. Please let us know if your child has earned an award or achievement in the community. We love to celebrate our Mustangs in front of the whole community. Our Mustangs need to know that we are excited and support their community achievements. For example, Marshall Mustang earned first place in the Eastlake swim match on September 6, 2021. Please call the front office and leave the information with Liz or Christine. Dr. Loyce will highlight the Mustang student at the morning Rally.

CVESD Mask Requirements: The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area.

Campus Safety: Students cannot arrive on campus before 8:15 a.m. unless they are in the YMCA program. Students must be picked up daily by their parent or guardian Students who remain after school must be signed in at an assigned approved program, D.A.S.H. or the YMCA Child Care. TMES does not provide after-school supervision for students who are waiting for parents or siblings.  Students are not allowed to remain after school and play on the playground or campus unsupervised.

Bus Loop Safety: The bus loop is only for school busses only. We have families driving in the bus loop during the day and looking into the playground, blocking busses, or dropping students off in the loop. We want to make sure everyone is safe. When individuals drive their vehicles in the bus look and look at staff and students, this action is causing concern to our students and staff as they are worried people are unsafe. Any questions or concerns regarding recess, please contact the classroom teacher. 

Arrival and Departure Reminders:

  • For children who line up on the blacktop, parents enter/exit through the blacktop gate.  Please exit as soon as morning announcements are finished or by 8:50 a.m.  Do not escort your child to class because we lock gates at 8:45 when school starts.
  • The gate by the front office is open from 8:15-8:45 a.m.  This gate is intended for late student arrivals starting at 8:45 so parents must exit out of the blacktop gate to avoid the crowding at this gate.  Students arriving after 8:45 need to come into the office to get a late slip and will be let onto campus through the locked gate by someone in the office.  Parents will be allowed to enter campus with their students.
  • For children who arrive at Zone 1 (TK, Kinder, SDC students) please remember to pick up from this gate.  Parents will be asked to remain outside of the gate after your student is picked up until 3:15 when all the gates will be opened.  Do not come onto campus and wait for student dismissal.
  • Remember, no dogs are allowed on campus at any time.

Together we can have a smooth transition to the beginning and end of the school day for all students!  Thank you.

Amazon Smile: Did you know that there is an easy way to donate to our school? We encourage all families to donate while they shop on Amazon. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. Select Thurgood Marshall PTC.

January 20, 2022: TMES COVID 19 + Positive Non-Close Contact Community Notification & Bus Loop Safety

Bus Loop Safety

Families, we need your help. The bus loop is not a morning or afternoon pick-up or drop-off location. Due to safety and the arrival and departure of busses, the bus loop cannot be used to pick up or drop off students at any time. Students can walk into the campus via the bus loop gates but must be dropped off in a safe zone outside of the bus loop. Dropping students off on a red curb or in the middle of cars is a safety hazard for our students and families. Once the morning start bell rings at 8:45 am, the gates in the bus loop area will be locked.

COVID Positive Non-Close Contact Community Notification

Please review the COVID Positive Non-Close Contact Community Notification: Click the link to review the notification.