CUSD Launches Video Series

The new video series “Together, We’ve Got This!” is a way for CUSD to stay connected with students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured, CUSD Superintendent Eimear O’Farrell. (Courtesy of CUSD)

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have closed schools around the nation, but Clovis Unified isn’t letting that get in the way of connecting with students, their families and staff.

The school district is about to release a new video series, called “Together, We’ve Got This!”, to teach students and their families about coping mechanisms and mental health support.

Jonathan Logan, a lead psychologist with CUSD, said the series will focus on “the benefits of having healthy and productive conversations.”

In a short video announcing the new series, Logan said, “We want to offer this support as a way to build capacity with our students, as well as a way to encourage problem solving and coping.”

He said upcoming video topics will include, “What conversations can we have as families to feel empowered and safe, providing straightforward and practical examples of teaching strategies, what activities we can do at home to help with stress and frustration, and how can we interact with others and stay connected given our current situation.”

The district said the first video in the series will arrive in the coming days.

CUSD officially suspended classes March 16, transitioning more than 43,000 students to distance learning. After the district finished distributing educational work packets to students on March 23, CUSD announced its staff would no longer work on-site but will continue to answer questions via phone and email.

Students will also have the opportunity to waive their standardized tests, which were supposed to take place in April.

The district is also continuing to deliver meals via school bus at select schools.

Visit CUSD’S website for more information,

Ron Camacho
Ron Camacho was born and raised in Clovis. He attended Clovis High School and graduated from CSU Fresno in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. Before joining the Roundup, Ron wrote for Pollstar Magazine and the Sanger Herald. He has a deep appreciation for the arts and is a lover of music, cinema and storytelling. When he’s not busy looking for his next story, Ron enjoys taking weekend expeditions to the beach or mountains to practice landscape photography.