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Fall 2020 - Updated Counseling Alpha & Contact Info.

Counselor Alpha and Emails:

A - Fav:  Dr. Ordin  lordin@lvusd.org

Faw - Kre:  Ms. Craven  craven@lvusd.org

Kri - Ra:  Mr. Lipka  mlipka@lvusd.org

Re - Z:  Mrs. Latty  clatty@lvusd.org

 

IMPORTANT COUNSELING UPDATES

UPDATE:  June 11, 2020

Hello AHS Students,

Congratulations on completing this unique year that will never be forgotten. We want to share some helpful information with you as we enter summer. 

Credit/No Credit - for complete details, please refer to email from Dr. McClay on 6/9/20.

Final grade selection for students will be available on June 10th at 3:00pm for seniors and June 12th at 3:00pm for grades 6-11. Directions for this process can be found at https://www.lvusd.org/grades

Summer Assignments

Ms. Hazlett (Assistant Principal over Curriculum and Instruction) will be sending an email out to all students and parents with the courses that require a summer assignment, and where to find the details.

LVUSD Summer School

For questions about summer school, please contact the LVUSD summer school principal, Mr. Kashman at summerschool@lvusd.org.

Summer School Outside of LVUSD

Reminder that the course must be completed and an official transcript submitted to the Registrar by 8/14/2020. 

August Registration for 2020-21 School Year

Please continue to check our website at https://www.lvusd.org/agoura for updated registration dates, times, and procedures. 

Work permit 

For a work permit, please contact Diane Quinn at dquinn@lvusd.org.

We hope you have an amazing summer - you definitely deserve a break, and we look forward to working with you when we get back to work in August.

Your AHS Counseling Team

UPDATE:  April 27, 2020

Hello AHS families,

We sincerely miss seeing you in person everyday, and we hope you are all staying safe and healthy through this very unique time.  Counselors have enjoyed seeing students in virtual class meetings, during our office hours on Zoom, and emailing with students and parents while we have been away from campus.  We have compiled a few updates that we feel are important to communicate out to you at this time based on common questions.

Virtual Meetings

Counselors are holding virtual meetings at your request as well as hosting office hours for students during the school day. If you would like a virtual meeting with your counselor, please email your counselor directly to set that up.

LVUSD Summer School

For information on the LVUSD summer school, please CLICK HERE.

Summer School outside of LVUSD

For students to advance or recover credits with outside summer school, you need to find a program that is WASC approved, UC a-g approved, and, if your student is an athlete, it needs to be NCAA approved as well. In the past, we have approved the following summer programs (most are online): Opportunities For Learning (OFL), Vista Real, Mission Academy, The Method Summer School, and more.

Please check that the school you choose is still accredited in the ways stated above. Once you've made your choice, please fill out their referral form (available on their website), fill out our concurrent enrollment form (ATTACHED HERE), and email it to your counselor.  Your counselor will review your request with the administrator and approve/deny the course(s). Once those forms are signed by us, we will email you about the decision. Please allow at least 72 hours for the approval process. A maximum of 10 units is allowed for summer school. 

Seniors Requesting Final Transcripts

Seniors will need to send a final transcript to the college they are attending in the Fall. The final transcripts will be sent out the week of June 15. Please CLICK HERE to submit your transcript request. This link will also be on the AHS website.

Service Learning

Service Learning is an LVUSD graduation requirement. Any changes to the service learning hours requires a board approval, which is in process. This is why it has taken time to get information out to you. We will communicate out to you as soon as an official decision has been made. In the meantime, if you want to submit hours, you can do so by emailing our Service Learning Coordinator, Ms. Diament, at sdiament@lvusd.org. She can answer any Service Learning related questions that you have.

Parent Resources:

CLICK HERE for 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.

Counselor Emails:

A-C:  Mrs. Gagliardi   rgagliardi@lvusd.org

D-Hol:  Dr. Ordin  lordin@lvusd.org

Hom-Mc:  Ms. Craven  craven@lvusd.org

Me-Sa:  Mr. Lipka  mlipka@lvusd.org

Sc-Z:  Mrs. Latty  clatty@lvusd.org

PFC Updates:

Each week, the Agoura High School PFC hosts a Virtual Coffee with AHS Administrators to share information about the distance learning successes and improvements needed.  The meetings are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am and again at 5:30 pm through Zoom, and are a great resource to learn updates about Agoura High School as well as within LVUSD, and to ask any questions you have. 

As always, we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care,

Your AHS Counseling Team

UPDATE:  March 18, 2020

Hi students and parents,

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.  This is a very unique and difficult time for some as we move through the ever changing world right now.  I've attached a couple of menttal health resources that you may find helpful with coping strategies and tips for social distancing.  

We are all in this together, and we will get through this together.  Please reach out with any questions you may have, and I will always share the information I have at that time.  

Again, if you have any topics/suggestions you'd like to be shared out, please enter them HERE.

Take Care,

Mrs. Gagliardi

Attachments:
SAMHSA Behavioral Health.pdf
SAMHSA Coping with Stress.pdf

UPDATE:  March 17, 2020

Hello AHS families,

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy through this very unique time.  We have compiled a few key items that we feel are important to communicate out to you at this time.  Keep in mind that as things evolve, and questions continue to come in, things may change, and we will continue to communicate with you.  

Virtual Meeting Request

If you would like a virtual meeting with your counselor, please email your counselor with a few options of your availability (ex: I’m available Wednesday between 1:00-3:00pm, and Thursday between 8:00-10:30am), and we will send you a link for the meeting with a time that works for both parties.

Course Requests for Next Year

Your AHS counselors met with most 9-11th grade students over the last month.  If you were not met with for any reason, please reach out to your counselor (via email) to confirm the courses you wish to take.  If you would like to make a change to your original request, email your counselor your desired changes.  

Summer School

For students to advance or recover credits with outside summer school, you need to find a program that is WASC approved, UC a-g approved, and if your student is an athlete, it needs to be NCAA approved as well. In the past, we have approved the following summer programs (most are online): Opportunities For Learning (OFL), Vista Real, Mission Academy, The Method Summer School

Please check that the school you choose is still accredited in the ways stated above. Once you've made your choice, please fill out their referral form (available on their website), fill out our concurrent enrollment form (attached or link here), and email it to your counselor.  Your counselor will review your request with the administrator and approve/deny the course(s). Once those forms are signed by us, we will email you about the decision. Please allow at least 72 hours for the approval process. Normally we would have you come pick up the signed forms and deliver them to your summer school institution.  During this time, we’ll email you an approval. A maximum of 10 units is allowed for summer school. 

Seniors Requesting Mid-Year Transcripts

If you need your mid-year transcript (and supporting mid-year documents) to be sent to your college, please email your counselor to let them know.  We will be working remotely and can send documents electronically through Naviance.  

LVUSD Counseling 360 Resources

The Community 360 Counseling Center will be offering 20 minute virtual appointments to staff, students, and parents who might need someone to talk to as we enter the coming weeks. If you'd like to book an appointment, go to Community360.me and click "Book an Appointment". This will set up a calendar time for a virtual check-in via Zoom. 

Counselor Emails:

A-C:  Mrs. Gagliardi   rgagliardi@lvusd.org

D-Hol:  Dr. Ordin  lordin@lvusd.org

Hom-Mc:  Ms. Craven  craven@lvusd.org

Me-Sa:  Mr. Lipka  mlipka@lvusd.org

Sc-Z:  Mrs. Latty  clatty@lvusd.org

Tech Support:

Charter/Spectrum is supporting LVUSD during this transition to online learning. Any family that does not already have internet at home will get free internet for 3 months with no startup costs. All you have to do is call Spectrum directly at 844-488-8395 and let the rep know that the school district sent them. 

LVUSD Tech Support can be reached here:

Email: support@lvusd.org

Student/Parent: 818-538-6433

Email is preferred, as phone lines can get busy. Phone support for parents and students will be available from 8:30a to 3p Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your Patience 

If there are further topics you feel we should share out to all AHS students/families, please CLICK HERE to make a suggestion.  As we gather your responses, we will meet as a team to determine the best way to communicate with you.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory.  

Take care,

Your AHS Counseling Team

Attachments:
Summer School 2020 Concurrent Enrollment Form.pdf