Public Safety Announcement

Sent on Behalf of Instructional Services and Support:
Dear Parents/Guardians:
We want to share information provided by our EastLake Middle School partners about a series of incidents that occurred after school on Tuesday, May 26. The Chula Vista Police Department received reports yesterday afternoon that several students were robbed of cell phones and an iPad during at least two separate incidents as students made their way home from EastLake Middle School. Victims and witnesses reported the suspect had what appeared to be a gun. Detectives have linked another possible case on April 30, also in the afternoon hours, to these robberies. There may be additional cases based on the similarities (time, locations, and Method of Operation). CVPD is asking the public to contact Detective Molina at (619) 691-5178 with any information about the incidents.
We ask that you please take a moment to talk to your student(s) about being aware of surroundings as they make their way to and from school, walk with friends when possible, and to be vigilant while using phones or electronics in public areas. Talk to your child about the importance of reporting any suspicious activity to you, to school staff, or the police. Our mutual goal is to keep students safe at all times.

Estimado padre de familia o tutor:
Deseamos compartir información que nos dio el personal de la Escuela Secundaria EastLake respecto a una serie de incidentes que ocurrieron después de clases el martes 26 de mayo. Ayer por la tarde, el Departamento de Policía de Chula Vista recibió reportes de que a varios estudiantes les robaron teléfonos y un iPad en por lo menos dos distintos incidentes al dirigirse a sus casas luego de salir de la escuela EastLake Middle. Las víctimas y algunos testigos informaron que el sospechoso tenía en su poder lo que parecía ser un arma de fuego. Los detectives han deducido que estos robos tienen una posible conexión con otro caso ocurrido el 30 de abril, también por la tarde. Tal vez existan más casos que hayan sido denunciados al departamento de policía y otros que no hayan sido reportados. Por lo parecido entre los casos (hora del día, lugar de los hechos y método de operación), la policía pide al público que se comunique con el detective Molina al teléfono (619) 691-5178 para dar cualquier otra información que ayude a resolver el caso.
Por favor, tome unos momentos para hablar con su hijo de que esté atento de sus alrededores cuando se dirija a la escuela y de regreso a casa, que se acompañe de amigos cuando sea posible, y que tenga cuidado cuando use teléfonos o dispositivos electrónicos cuando esté en áreas públicas. Dígale que es importante que reporte cualquier actividad sospechosa a usted, al personal escolar o a la policía. Nuestra meta mutua es cuidar de la seguridad de los estudiantes siempre.

Safety Reminder

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Please remember that students and family members are not permitted to use the play structure when Camarena staff are not present for supervision.  There have been several children playing before school and after school and we need to remind you that this is not permissible.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Elementary School Bathrooms

It may not be common knowledge to parents and visitors that children and adults have separate bathrooms on Elementary schools campuses.  We are working on modifying our signage here at Camarena to make that reality a little more visible.  We would appreciate your attention and cooperation in this matter.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Beating the Heat at Camarena

Screenshot 2014-09-16 06.47.52We are taking every precaution to keep our students safe from the heat during the past few days.  Both yesterday (Monday) and today we have had modified lunch recess (30 minutes instead of 45) and students are holding their recess time inside the class, where the air conditioning is working beautifully. At lunchtime, students are eating on the covered lunch area then going inside the cool auditorium to wait for their teachers.  Hopefully the temperatures will drop by Wednesday so that we can resume normal outdoor activities.

Pertussis Notification

Dear Camarena Parents,

I would like to inform you that today we were notified by public health that we have had a confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) in a student who was ill last week.  A notice provided by the San Diego County Public Health Department has been attached.  Please refer to this letter for all information that you will need about what to do next.


Ltr – Pertussis – Eng

Ltr – Pertussis – Span


Shelter in Place Today from 1:15 to 1:45 All Clear

Greetings Camarena Families  – You should receive a phone call with details of the shelter in place mode that was activitated today. Based on recommendations form the Chula Vista Police Department, out of precaution we did go into a Shelter in Place mode from approximately 1:15 to 1:45.  At not time was the safety of any children in danger.  It was purely precautionary based on some criminal activity in the neighborhood.  Our students and staff responded commendably and we were supported at all times by the presence of the Chula Vista Police Department.

Safety Patrol Volunteers


We are ready to get our Safety Patrol out on the corners and we would like to solicit the assistance of a few noble Camarena parents or community members. If you are willing and able to assist, please e-mail or call Mrs. Orr Thanks in advance for your consideration.