Welcome Parents!

A new school year begins August 14!

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Back-to-School Bash

To help families and students prepare for a new school year that begins Wednesday, August 14, the Ceres Unified School District’s Family Resource Center is hosting a Back-to-School Bash:

Thursday, August 8, 2024
9:00 a.m.-noon
2503 Lawrence Street, Ceres 

The district has partnered with Flawless Hair Salon and Headquarters Barbershop to provide vouchers for free haircuts for enrolled students (hair must be clean and dry). Limited supplies of backpacks and shoes will also be available at the event, along with shaved ice, a balloon artist, and other activities. Families may pre-register for haircut vouchers by calling the Family resource Center at (209) 556-1559.

Now enrolling Full-day TK and Kindergarten!

Do you have a child age 4 by June 2, 2024? CUSD offers full-day Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and 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 buttons above to enroll now, call us at (209) 556-1540 to learn more, or click the plus-sign below to learn about our TK/Kindergarten Registration Fair.

Click to Learn More:

The Ceres Way

Click the video below to find out how The Ceres Way means being Committed to Excellence and Responsive to Every Student!

The Ceres Way Video Link

Infinite Campus

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.

Infinite Campus link

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This Parent Guides and Resources page contains basic tutorials, guides, and information for parents on privacy laws, digital citizenship, monitoring and managing devices at home, Chromebooks, Parent Square, and Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

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Student Device Insurance Information

Ceres Unified School District is providing families optional device (tablets or Chromebooks) insurance protection. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

What's Happening

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College 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 2023

The CUSD Report to the Community for 2023 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.

Website Resources:
http://www.aplaceofourown.org/index.php (English)
http://www.losninosensucasa.org/index.php (Spanish)

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.