Important Updates and Resources: Distance Learning will Continue through the Rest of the 2019-2020 School Year
Dear LVUSD Families,
The Board of Education and I am grateful for your support and our partnership as we continue with distance learning as we work through these unusual times. Many of you have shared moving, inspirational experiences you have had with LVUSD staff throughout this difficult time. You all, in partnership with our staff, are sustaining connection and learning for our students, and I am appreciative.
I have important updates regarding the District’s grading protocols for the remainder of this school year. With any decision, it’s important to connect with our values to guide our path. We value and are focused on supporting student learning, encouraging student engagement and meaningful connections, and fostering a sense of community. LVUSD has taken into consideration input from administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, other support staff, parents, and college admissions officers, state guidance, and other school districts’ decisions in the formulation of the following protocols:
Elementary (TK-5) teachers will continue to assess and provide feedback on students’ progress through distance learning platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom, Seesaw, and Flipgrid. At the conclusion of the trimester, students will receive an expanded narrative about their mastery of the content standards on their standards-based report card. The “1”, “2”, or “3” academic indicators will not be used on our spring 2020 standards-based report card.
Secondary (6-12) students will earn letter grades for the spring 2020 semester. Because of the challenges that our students and schools have experienced as a result of the current public health crisis, in mid-May, we will provide information about a possible “Credit” and “No Credit” option.
LVUSD staff remains committed to making the best of a challenging situation, working to sustain and continue academic progress and school connection, despite physical distance. While there are many unanswered questions regarding what school will look like for the 2020-21 school year, please know that my team is working to have us prepared for any number of scenarios. We will continue to communicate as the situation and plans evolve.
Many people have asked me about the possibility of having school in July. There have been no discussions with me, other Superintendents, or County Officials about this, so I do not see it as a serious consideration. If anything changes, we will share that information with you immediately.
We are here for you. For resources, please refer to lvusd.org and community360.me, where you can find student and parent learning from home resources, and where you can make counseling appointments, tutoring appointments, and technology support appointments.
MWF 8:30 - 12:00
TTH 12:00 - 3:30
Technicians are in the Board Room to help, & they will fix/replace Acers & distribute books.
New link to schedule appointments:
March 20, 2020
Dear LVUSD Parents,
As I shared in my video message yesterday, LVUSD continues in its commitment to you and the learning, connection, and well-being of your students.
In accordance with this approach, as well as the recommendations from state and local authorities, LVUSD is officially extending our distance learning until Friday, May 1st with the hope of a possible return to school on Monday, May 4th. The current modeling of COVID-19 suggests that we need to plan for potential distance learning even beyond that date, but the situation is evolving quickly and we want to be prudent in our monitoring and dismissal decisions. I will continue to send you updates and keep you informed on the latest information.
For the coming weeks, we look forward to continuing to support you and your children with distance learning. The LVUSD Board of Education and all of us are grateful to our staff who have been called in to serve meals to families, provide technology for students and staff, keep our facilities safe, and our employees paid during this difficult time. They are the glue that is holding the Las Virgenes community together during a very challenging time.
For additional information on LVUSD distance learning, please see the following FAQ document: LVUSD Distance Learning FAQ's. These documents can help answer any questions that you might have as we continue to navigate these rapidly changing circumstances together.
Thank you for your patience, flexibility, kind words, and support over the past week and in the days to come.
I wish you a healthy and safe weekend.
Click HERE for the LVUSD website, which includes the latest updates from our Superintendent regarding what parents need to know regarding the COVID-19 virus and how it could affect our schools.
Parents, here is a great collection of easy to use and access resources you can use at home to keep the learning going while students are at home. Click on the link below and then click the arrows at the bottom to move through the slide deck for links.
LVUSD parents: Free internet service is available to families who do not already have it. For details, call Charter at 844-488-8395 and let them know #LVUSD sent you.