A Fresh Start at an Old School

Christian Unified was happy to welcome Bob Ruhlman to the staff this year as our new Superintendent. Though a graduate of Christian Heritage College, he grew up in the quaint town of Everson, Washington, which is located only a few miles from the Canadian border. He then lived and taught in Seattle, Washington for 28 years, but this campus and Shadow Mountain Community Church remained near and dear to his heart.

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Acceptable forms of COVID testing for students, teachers, and staff: PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID Test SARS CoV2 RNA Molecular 2019nCOV We are NOT allowed to accept a Rapid Antigen Test. They lack the accuracy of the PCR test per the County.

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School Nurse Update

Dear Christian Unified Families, We made it through our first week of in-person learning for the Junior High/High School and the second week for our elementary schools. Thank you all for the opportunity that you give us as a school to educate and influence your student in the name of Jesus. I want to thank

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Parent Meet – August 27

We enjoyed filling the Jr/Sr High School parents in on the new procedures ahead of the first day of school. We can’t wait to see everyone!

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August 28 Update with Video

Dear Parents, We are so excited to finally open our school next week on Tuesday, September 1! It’s been a blessing to have our Elementary students back on campus this week and to hear their excitement. The CHS/CJHS team has been busy preparing for your return all summer, and I hope this email and video

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Featured: First Day Back on Campus

Our schools were featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune today! Our elementary school waiver was approved last Wednesday, and our elementary campuses were up and running Monday, 8/24! It’s been five long months since we’ve seen these faces, and it was such a blessing to have them back. Christian Junior-Senior High will open Tuesday, 9/1.

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Great District News!

Dear CUSSD Parents, As your students begin their school year today, I’d like to share some exciting news about our District. We have just been informed that San Diego County has approved all three of our Christian Elementary School waivers to return to school! The elementary schools will officially transition to in-person classes Monday, August

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Back to School Message from Mrs. Lanz

Dear Christian Jr/Sr High Parents, Welcome Back! We’re excited to start the school year and welcome you and your students to our CHS/CJHS Community. Our teachers have been back on campus this week, setting up their online and regular classrooms, and are excited for the start of school on Wednesday, August 19th, You’ll see details

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August 12 Update

Dear CUSSD Parents, None of us could have imagined when the COVID-19 virus made its way to San Diego County earlier in the year, that the start of the new school year would be filled with questions of how we should conduct school. However, this has been and is our reality. We have been working

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July 2 update

July 2, 2020 Dear Parents, Thank you for your support as we revise our plans for Graduation 2020. As I mentioned yesterday, this change was due to the County of San Diego Office of Health & Human Services contacting us to make a change to our planned ceremony. We had been planning to apply the

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May Update

Dear Parents and Guardians, The Leadership Team is happy to inform you that Christian Unified School District is moving forward with plans to reopen our campuses on August 18, 2020. In our districtwide planning process, we are considering what is best for our students academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally as we consider changes to campuses,

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April 1 update

Dear CUSSD Parents and Guardians, We applaud you for your great efforts to support our transition to CUSSD Mobile Learning as we work together to continue your student’s education. It’s been a priority for our schools to provide a sense of normalcy for our students through a challenging time for our entire country. God remains

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Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    



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