CVUSD Launches New "Buddy Program"
The District’s “Buddy Program,” which was conceptualized by two CVUSD high school students, to provide social-emotional opportunities for our students identified with a disability in grades K-12 is now live!
Through the new "Buddy Program" high school student volunteers will be paired with students who have a disability and provide a thirty minute Zoom session that may include online games, fun activities, or just to engage in conversation. The goal of these sessions is to support students with social connections. Families may book up to two sessions per week for their student with a high school student volunteer.
Families can find the steps for booking a “Buddy Program” session via e-communication sent by their school sites, or by reaching out to their school site administrator. The "Buddy Program" online booking set-up is similar to that of the CVUSD online Tutor Program, which allows families to browse high school volunteers' profiles and schedule sessions through an online process.
The District does ask that an adult is in the room nearby during the Zoom sessions.
We're so grateful for our phenomenal high school student volunteers! We encourage families to take advantage of this special opportunity.