Courtesy of THE ACORN, August 18, 2016 By Stephanie Bertholdo
Ryan Gleason is tackling the newly resurrected cabinet job of director of secondary education for Las Virgenes Unified School District, a role that has gone unfilled since Jim Nielsen retired in 2009. With the improved economy, Gleason will support sixth- through 12th-grade education programs throughout the district and provide supervision to secondary school principals. He will also oversee curriculum development for secondary schools, selecting and implementing new instructional materials that align with the California state standards.
Courtesy of THE ACORN, August 11, 2016 By Stephanie Bertholdo
Veteran educator Clara Finneran is coming to Las Virgenes Unified School District. The former principal of Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts in Camarillo joins LVUSD as assistant superintendent of education, replacing Mary Schillinger, who retired in June after 40 years in education, including 13 in the Las Virgenes district. “I am excited to join a high-performing district leadership team that keeps all students at the center of its work,” said Finneran, a Camarillo resident. Finneran said educators have been hit with many changes over the past years, including shifts in standards, coursework and how student success is assessed.
The LVUSD district offices are busy this week as staff and administrators are returning to work to get ready for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. As our families and students also begin to prepare for the upcoming year, we ask that you consider following LVUSD, as well as your individual school site social media accounts, to stay up to date on breaking news and important information that may impact our school sites, students, and neighbors. While you're there, please help us celebrate the many wonderful things happening across our campuses, and if inclined, feel free to follow, like and share our news.
The Calabasas High School football team is gearing up for their opening home game scheduled for Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. They will be playing against Salesian High School. In addition to raising the CIF Championship banner that night, they will also be honoring the firefighters and first responders of the Old Fire that burned through Calabasas in June. Thanks to the heroic efforts of over 400 L.A. County firefighters from all over the Southland, Air Ops, the Office of Emergency Management, and orderly evacuations by the Sheriff’s Department, there were no injuries and no residences were damaged. CHS wants to take the opportunity to show these brave individuals how much they are appreciated! CHS will be providing a pregame BBQ and small ceremony to the firefighters, sheriffs and first responders, followed by a big half time ceremony for all to enjoy. Get your game tickets and join the community as we say "thank you" to all the heroic men and women who protected our city!
It's hard to believe that the summer break is already half over! We're thrilled to be expanding the Forward Learning program to full implementation in a little over a month, with all students in grades 3 through 11 equipped with laptops for learning in their classrooms. The entire technology team is working hard to get things in order for the return of students in just a few short weeks. We've already had a great response to the Forward Learning Laptop Purchase Program, which offers every family the opportunity to purchase a personal device for their children to use both in and out of school. All families are welcome to participate in the Laptop Purchase Program, and laptops are available for order at any time on the Forward Learning Web Site.
As of January 1, 2016, State law has mandated that parents/guardians of students enrolled in or who are seeking to enroll in any private or public school no longer be allowed to submit a religious or personal belief exemption (PBE) as a means of exempting a student from a vaccine that is currently required by law. We believe it is imperative that you are provided with clear and consistent information related to this new law prior to the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
The Mission of the Las Virgenes Unified School District is to ensure that all programs are dedicated toward enhancing student achievement and that each school is a humanistic organization, valuing students emotionally and academically, providing the highest quality education possible in a personalized environment. We aspire to enable each student to realize maximum potential as a responsible citizen who will enhance the community and society.