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CUSD News

There are great things happening at Corcoran Unified School District, and we want to share them with you! Here we will keep you informed of important district announcements as well as success stories about our district, our schools, our teachers, and our students. We want you to feel connected, so please check our News page often and stay in-the-know.

March Book Madness

Miss Pimentel's 2nd-grade class competed against several other 2nd-grade classes and ended up on top by reading 923,316 words. Mr. Garcia's 3rd-grade class really took this challenge and ran with it! They read a total of 1,162,878 words to beat out every other 3rd-grade class. Superintendent Ochoa surprised our John C. Fremont winners with a special appearance! Way to go students!

EMT & Paramedic Simulations

The Health Pathway—including the Health Occupations and Emergency Medical Response (EMR) classes—at Corcoran High School had the opportunity to be in the EMT and Paramedic program classroom at West Hills College Lemoore on Friday, March 11, 2022. Four CHS students were chosen to participate as "victims" in three scenarios where the West Hills students "arrived on the scene." Student Jedi Solis was selected as “a prisoner with a gunshot wound and a broken femur.” Jacob Garcia’s scenario: he was setting off illegal fireworks on the roof, and one exploded. He fell off the top resulting in a severely burned arm and a possible broken ankle. Yarelie Carrillo “was driving a pickup truck and hit a pedestrian”. The "pedestrian" was Savannah Whiting. The driver (Yareli) was unconscious, and paramedics found a "baby" (doll) in the back seat under a blanket that was not in a car seat and was not breathing. Kaylee Carrillo and Emilio Alaniz (CHS students) had the opportunity to assist the West Hills Paramedic students.

EMT teachers working with students outside EMT teachers pushing student volunteer on a gurney EMT teachers working with students at the beach
Speech & Debate Regional Tournament

Roseanne Salcedo (JMMS) and Crystal Salinas (CHS) took a group of students—Josue Manzo Gomez, Nahomy Luna, Fatima Luna, and Camila Orozco—on Saturday, March 12 to the Tulare County Office of Education building to participate in the annual speech and debate regional tournament. Josue Manzo Gomez (eleventh grade) participated in the rigorous speech competition. This competition consisted of presenting a five-minute prepared argumentative speech during the first round and a five-minute extemporaneous speech during the second round to a panel of judges and an audience. Josue took second place for his grade level! Nahomy Luna, Fatima Luna, and Camila Orozco prepared a lengthy debate. All three girls received a well-deserved certificate, a medal, and a trophy for their hard work this year!

Migrant Education Program Speech & Debate Regional Tournament participants Tournament participants with their certificates and trophy
Read Across America Week

We have wonderful things going on at John C. Fremont these days! Our Tiger Cubs recently participated in a campus-wide reading challenge. Mrs. Toste's third grade class read the most! They read 581,807 words in one week! All the classes combined read 2,665,994 words. Our highest readers from each grade were Jakoby Espinoza (second grade), who read 41,305 words, and Noah Carinio (third grade), who read 122,580 words. We are incredibly proud of all our students' reading during Read Across America week. 

Group of students outside posing for a picture Noah Carinio and Jakoby Espinoza
Winter Travel and Schools

Please note the CDC travel advisory. California asks that you test three to five days upon arrival into the state.

Domestic Travel

Unvaccinated are recommended to test before and after travel: 

  • One to three days before departure
  • Three to five days upon return
  • Recommended quarantine of seven to ten days after travel even if testing negative, or ten days, if no testing. 

Vaccinated:

  • Show proof of vaccination (check with airline/travel destinations)

International Return to U.S. 

Regardless of vaccination status, air passengers are required to show: 

  • Negative test one day before travel
  • Documentation of recovery within 90 days, if positive
  • Recommended testing three to five days upon arrival
  • Recommended quarantine, if not vaccinated, of seven days after travel even if testing negative, or ten days, if no testing
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