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WE ARE RE-OPENING- A letter from Dr. Stepenosky

Dear LVUSD Families,

We are excited to be planning to bring secondary students back to campuses.  Case rates have dropped dramatically, and it appears that Los Angeles county will soon reach the Red Tier which allows for the return of secondary students to limited in-person instruction.  As of this writing, we anticipate that our county will fall into the Red Tier on March 17.  In conjunction, we are excited to resume in-person instruction for our secondary students on Monday, March 22. 

Our hybrid scheduling model entails dividing the entire school population into groups that would attend class in-person on a rotating basis in the morning.  Virtual instruction, for those who do not attend in person, whether by choice, or by virtue of the rotating in-person schedule, would occur in the afternoons.  While students’ daily routines will change, their classes and teachers will not change.

An important step in our planning is to determine which families do not want to return to campus this year and desire to remain with their current teachers in a virtual setting. We will be following this bell schedule upon return which will have our teachers teaching their classes both in person (for a small group cohort) in the mornings and then teaching the same classes to their students virtually in the afternoons:

Note: Start and End Times May Vary by School

0 Period Virtual

7:00-7:50 AM (50 min)

Virtual Support

8:00-8:20 AM (20 min)

Period 1,3 or 5

8:30-9:55 AM (85 min)

Period 2,4 or 6

10:05-11:30 AM (85 min)


11:30-12:00 PM (30 min)

Staff Collaboration

12:00-12:30 PM (30 min)

Period 1,3, or 5 (Virtual)

12:30-1:40 PM (70 min)

Period 2,4, or 6 (Virtual)

1:50-3:00 PM (70 min)

Please complete the following survey: CLICK HERE by 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 7, to indicate your family’s decision to complete the school year either on-campus or virtually.

It’s important to share that LVUSD has invested over $1.8 Million in safety including plexiglass, cleaning supplies, air filtration systems, and more. We have increased campus support personnel and systems to ensure safe health screenings, cleaning, safety, and physical distancing.  Our District has established a safety compliance team to conduct regular walkthroughs to ensure all health standards are met. Know that our district has had 2,200 TK-3 and high needs students back on our campuses over the past several months with zero cases of COVID being transmitted on campus. 

We are encouraged, excited, and working around the clock to support the safe return of secondary school students. We look forward to having all students back on our campuses effective March 22nd. We will follow up with more information from our school sites and my office in the coming days. 

Take care and be well,


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Dr. Dan Stepenosky


Las Virgenes Unified School District