This Device Resources for Parents document contains basic tutorials and guides for parents on using Chromebooks, tablets, Google Apps and Drive, and accessing student assignments offline. There are also resources available on device care and monitoring and managing devices at home.
Now enrolling Kindergarten and TK!
Do you have a child turning 4 by April 2, 2023? CUSD offers full-day kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs! Students love our clean and welcoming campuses and caring staff. Families love our free childcare after school and during most school breaks! Each student receives a Chromebook or similar device, and did we mention online tutoring, meals, and summer programs are free? Click the button above to enroll now or call us at (209) 556-1540 to learn more.
CUSD is pleased to continue to our partnership with Club Z to offer free online tutoring for enrolled CUSD students in grades K-12. Live virtual sessions are one-on-one with qualified, background-checked tutors and all subjects are available, including Honors and AP. Sign up at https://zprep.wufoo.com/forms/ceres-usd-tutoring-sign-up-form/.
CalKIDS College Savings
The State of California has introduced a program called CalKIDS that automatically creates college savings accounts for eligible public school students enrolled in first through 12th grades. CalKIDS will deposit between $500 to $1500 in each CalKIDS account and eligible students will be able to use this money for qualified expenses when they enroll at an eligible education institution. To check if you/your child is eligible or to access your/your child’s CalKIDS account, please visit www.calkids.org.
This is the Year
Find out just a few of the things CUSD students and staff are most excited about for 2022-2023 in this short video.
Welcome to Infinite Campus. All parents must present ID at their child's school to access this system. You will then be provided a code known as an "access key". After you have an access key, please click on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal link at the left of this webpage.
Student Device Insurance Information
Ceres Unified School District is providing families optional device (tablets or Chromebooks) insurance protection. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Ceres is Serious About College. College information and resources are available here. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT COLLEGE INFORMATION
Report to the Community 2021-2022
The CUSD Report to the Community for 2021-2022 is now available!
Read it HERE.
Dental Check-ups Required for Your Child
California law (Education Code Section 49452.8) states your child must have a dental check-up by May 31 of his/her first year in public school. A California licensed dental professional operating within their scope of practice must perform the check-up and fill out Section 2 of the Oral Health Assessment Form. If your child had a dental check-up in the 12 months before he/she starts school, ask your dentist to fill out Section 2. If you are unable to get a dental check-up for your child, fill out Section 3. Return this form to the school no later than May 31 of your child’s
first school year.
Free Dental Varnish Service for Children 0-5
(click here for more information -English and Spanish)
School Enrollment Process and Forms
School Enrollment Process (Step by Step Instructions on how to enroll your child in school)
These forms are provided by the Child Welfare and Attendance Department.
After School Program Information and more...
Parent Resources for After School ASES
The CUSD Educational Options Department provides academic intervention and recreation programs to 2nd through 8th grade students during the after school program, commonly known as ASES and AIP. High school students are also provided classes after school to earn credits toward graduation through the Academic Extended Day Program and Ceres Adult School.
For more information on these programs and more, click here.
Promotion/Retention Criteria for Students
Parents can now review the criteria a student must meet to be promoted to the next grade, as well as the criteria required to retain a student in the same grade for the next year. Click here for more information.
Special Education Needs
If you think your child has a disability or you need information on special education click here for more information from the Student Support Services Department.
Important Information from CUSD Nurses about MRSA and more....
With the continuous rise in the number of cases being reported of Bird flu, West Nile virus, and the MRSA (staph infection) it is extremely important that you obtain information about these viruses and how you can prevent them from spreading. CUSD nurses have created downloadable information pages for convenient reference.
Family Resources Available
Do you have a child of pre-school age? Click here for more information about Pre-School and Head Start programs in Ceres Unified.
Do you need small group child care before school? Creative Learning Children's Center is a fee-based program available before and after school. Click here for more information.
Do you need information on how to get your child the proper immunizations, the Student Support Services Department provides this information.
Do you need resources to help your family, including housing assistance, parent education, and more? The staff at Ceres Healthy Start is here to help you!
Do you need low-cost, affordable health insurance for your child? The Healthy Families program is available, contact Ceres Healthy Start for more information.
Parent Teacher Council or other Parent Volunteer Group
Are you interested in participating in your child's Parent Teacher Council? If so, visit your child's school site website or call the school's main office for more information.