Letters to the Editor

Things to do for kids in the CCUSD


Like most parents, my wife and I are constantly on the lookout for activities for our three kids to do and learn from over the summer. The Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) has several programs for varying ages this summer:

For our kindergarten to sixth-grade elementary schoolers, CCUSD is offering from June 1 to July 24 Daycare Summer Camps from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Trails, Black Mountain and Desert Willow elementary schools. Students will be in groups of nine, plus an adult for social distancing.

For the middle schoolers (seventh to eighth grade), creative writing, leadership, math success, STEM programs diving into science and engineering, and tips and tricks to improve study skills are also available virtually.

For the high schoolers (ninth to 12th grade), there are opportunities to improve grades and/or earn credits. Check with Education & Community Services (ECS); contact info later.

Summer sports leagues are still being discussed as to the feasibility, with additional guidance upcoming.

For these and other information on CCUSD programs, please contact the ECS Office, which is open virtually 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call the main ECS line at 480-575-2440 or email ecssupport@ccusd93.net.

Vince D’Aliesio

Carefree Councilmember

Too much hype?


The story regarding increases in positive COVID-19 cases was a bit underwhelming. As we are learning more about morbidity and its affect by age groups, this is starting to appear a bit overblown. I’m getting more concerned that the media is intentionally inciting panic.

I’m less concerned with this than I was a week ago, a month ago or when it was first uncovered. Of course, I don’t want to get sick from this or from anything, but I won’t forfeit my rights over it.

Dan Conrad