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  • Public Notice Air Pollution Control

    February 8, 2022

    To: All Parents/Guardians of Students Attending Emmet S. Finley Elementary School

    From: Imperial County Air Pollution Control District

    Re: Public Notice and Request for Comments for the installation of a backup generator

    The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District has received an application from Blossom Valley Investor, LLC for the installation and operation of a new emergency diesel powered generator, which will be located at 708 E 5th St., Holtville, CA. 92250. California Health & Safety Code Sec. 42301.6 requires that the Air District prepare a public notice and notify affected parties prior to approving an application for a permit to construct for a source which emits hazardous air emissions within 1,000 feet from the outer boundary of a school. This notice is being sent to the parents and guardians of all children enrolled in schools within one-quarter mile of the proposed facility. Included is Emmet S. Finley Elementary School, as well as all addresses within 1,000 feet of the proposed facility.

    The proposed emergency diesel powered generator could emit air contaminants, which the State of California has identified as hazardous. The law does not specify a threshold risk level, therefore all new sources of hazardous air contaminants must be noticed regardless of whether or not they will have an adverse effect on human health and the environment. The emissions of hazardous pollutants associated with this project are not considered to be significant and should pose no considerable threat to students and faculty.

    The proposed project, consisting of the installation and operation of a new emergency diesel generator, has been fully reviewed by the Air Pollution Control Officer. It is expected to operate in compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Air District. The project is not expected to pose a significant health threat to the community.

    The application and supporting documentation may be examined at the office of the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, located at 150 South 9th Street in El Centro, CA. Written comments regarding the proposed project will be received by the Air District for a period of 30 days upon distribution of this notice. Verbal comments or questions may also be submitted to APC Engineer Ramon Angulo at (442) 265-1800. All comments will be examined before a final decision is made.

    Official letter can be found below:

  • Freedom Academy Promotion and Graduation!

    Please join us for a promotion & graduation ceremony honoring students from Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley.


    Meal Tickets

    Graduates and parents are given one meal ticket each. All other visitors can purchase a ticket for $12.


    Date & Time:

    June 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Location:

    Freedom Academy Lawn

    524 W 8th St.

    Holtville, CA

  • 2022 HUSD TK-8th Student Summer School Application

    Summer School will run from Monday, June 13 – Friday, July 8, 2022 for grades TK – 8. Summer School will run for 4 weeks from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. In addition, enrichment activities will be offered from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM every day.


    For information regarding Summer School for 9th-12th grade please contact the High School at 760-356-2926.

    To Apply online, please Click Here or you can pick up an application at your students’ school site.


    Application deadline: June 1, 2022

  • Student Testing

    Dear Parents and Legal Guardians.


    Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.


    Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.

    CAASPP: Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math


    Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

    What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.

    CAASPP: California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Math


    Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 whose individualized education program (IEP) identifies the use of alternate assessments.

    What is the test format? The CAAs for ELA and math are computer-based tests that are administered one-on-one by a test examiner who is familiar with the student.

    Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards through the Core Content Connectors.

    CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST)


    Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

    What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

    CAASPP: California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science


    Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment take the CAA for Science in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

    What is the test format? The CAA for Science is a series of four performance tasks that can be administered throughout the year as the content is taught.

    Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the CA NGSS.

    ELPAC


    Who takes the test? Students who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Initial test, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

    What is the test format? Both the Initial and Summative ELPAC are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

    Alternate ELPAC


    Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment and who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Alternate Initial ELPAC, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Alternate Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

    What is the test format? Both the Alternate Initial and Alternate Summative ELPAC are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

    Physical Fitness Test


    Who takes the test? Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the FITNESSGRAM®, which is the test used in California.

    What is the test format? The test consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility.

    Which standards are tested? The Healthy Fitness Zones, which are established through the FITNESSGRAM®.

    If you have any questions about any of these assessments, please contact Ariana Benites or Mitchell Drye at 760-356-2974 Ext. 7239

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Celso Ruiz, Superintendent

Welcome to the Holtville Unified School District. Our community of dedicated professionals is here to provide a world-class education to the children of our community. HUSD has a rich history of ensuring that each child is given every opportunity to experience academic, social and emotional growth that will help them to become productive, positive contributors to society.