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2020-2021 School Year

2020-21 Committee Meetings
 
Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meetings: 
Logistics Committee Meetings:

August 6, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. While the start of this school year will be at a distance, we are excited to begin the year. Our teachers and school site staff are eager to virtually meet you and begin class on August 13, 2020. 

Distance learning this year will be provided using a combination of web-meeting live instruction, video lessons, print lessons, and independent assignments. Senate Bill 98 requires a minimum number of instructional minutes be met daily for each student using a combination of these instructional delivery methods. The minimum daily instructional minutes are: 

  • TK and Kindergarten 180 minutes at a daily minimum
  • 1st-3rdgrades 230 minutes at a daily minimum 
  • 4th-12thgrades 240 minutes at a daily minimum 

Teachers and site principals will be emailing parents and students a welcome message by Wednesday, August 12th, at 4:00 PM.  This message will include information about any suggested supplies and directions for how to login to their virtual Google Classroom or Canvas course.

Teachers will be communicating their weekly schedules by 8:30 AM on each Monday for live web-lessons and independent learning (asynchronous) assignments.  Daily specific assignments will be added by 8:30 AM each morning. Attendance at live web-sessions is required along with completion of daily asynchronous assignments.  Teachers will take attendance daily at each required live web-meeting along with daily monitoring of completed assignments. Students who are not fulfilling the daily requirements are considered absent or “dis-engaged.” School staff will monitor attendance each day and contact families of absent students. 

For the 2020- 2021 school year, grading will be achieved as it has been in the past for a traditional school year. Parents and students need to be aware that grades will be given based on earned grades of completed assessments and assignments. Each teacher will share their specific grading policy within the first two weeks of school. 

During these first few weeks, teachers will be delivering lessons that help staff get to know students and build relationships between students and the teacher. They will begin by building student’s skills using the classroom technology tools and learning new rules and procedures for distance learning. The relationships and social-emotional support of our students is important to us and will help our students to be successful.  

Each school site has already sent home a communication regarding the site Chromebook distribution schedule. Communication regarding check out of any physical textbooks (where appropriate) and other necessary instructional materials will be sent home from your school site shortly after school starts. For technology related assistance please contact support@lammersvilleusd.net or call 209-836-7499.  IT staff are ready to assist families with issues on devices, logins, or internet connection.  Over the next few weeks, short parent “How-to” videos will be sent to parents demonstrating the use of various technology tools students will be using.  The videos will also be posted on the website for ongoing viewing.  

Food services will be available for students.  Please expect a communication from our Director of Food Services with further details Friday, August 7th. 

If you have any questions, please contact your school site for assistance via email or phone.  If an in- person visit is necessary, please note that masks are required, and we are limited to one visitor in the office at a time. 

We look forward to serving the families of Lammersville Unified School District. 

July 23, 2020

 

Dear LUSD Parent or Guardian,

Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020, all LUSD school offices and the district office will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To abide by the social/physical distancing requirement, we are only allowing one person in the office at a time at the K-8 sites and district office and up to three people in the high school office. Face coverings must be worn by all public entering into any of our facilities. We appreciate your cooperation with these requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom announced guidelines listed in the Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools. This Plan addresses five key areas: 1. Safe in-person school based on local health data 2. Strong mask requirements for anyone in the school 3. Physical distancing requirements and other adaptations 4. Regular testing and dedicated contact tracing for outbreaks at schools 5. Rigorous distance learning. The California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs published on July 17, 2020 can be viewed here.

LUSD is following the Governor’s direction. It is important to note that as stated in our July 14th letter to the community, we will begin the school year through distance learning. This first day of school is August 13, 2020. We have presented multiple models with options for families to choose which they feel best meets the needs of their child/ren.  A significant direction in the Governor’s plan will impact a future shift from distance learning to the hybrid model for TK-8 grades and the high school. The direction is quoted here: “Schools located in counties that are on the Monitoring List must not physically open for in-person instruction until their county has come off the Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days. Schools in counties that have not been on the Monitoring List for the prior 14 days may begin in-person instruction, following public health guidelines”. San Joaquin County is currently on the State’s Monitoring List. LUSD will follow these guidelines and take direction from San Joaquin County Public Health Services. 

The Lammersville Virtual Learning Academy (LVLA) and Mountain House High School Online Pathway are accepting applications through tomorrow, Friday, July 24, 2020. These programs have a deadline to apply due to the District’s need to appropriately staff teachers based on the number of students enrolled in each grade level/program. 

  • For more information or to apply to the LVLA, please go to the website:

https://www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/ under Schools -> Lammersville Virtual Learning Academy

  • For more information or to apply to the high school online pathway, please go to the website:

https://mhhs.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/ under Academics -> Mustang Online Pathway

 

If your child is remaining in the traditional school program which will begin with Distance Learning on August 13, 2020, you do not need to do anything IF:

  • Your child is a returning LUSD student from the 19-20 school year or
  • Your child is a new student and you have already completed registration for the 20-21 school year.

 

More information regarding the 2020-21 school year can be found on a dedicated page on our website. This webpage is updated as new information is forthcoming. We appreciate your patience while we work through this modified education program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to keep all students, teachers, and staff safe.

July 14, 2020

 

Dear LUSD Parent or Guardian,

 

The Lammersville Unified School District Governing Board met at a Special Meeting last night to discuss the in-person Hybrid School Model options for the 2020-2021 school year. Shortly before the meeting took place, an important press release from the San Joaquin County Public Health Department and San Joaquin County Superintendent communicated the recommendation to open schools with 100% Distance Learning through August 31, 2020 (the Press Release is attached to this message). The Governing Board agreed to direct staff to proceed with the 100% Distance Learning schooling as recommended. The first day of Distance Learning will be Thursday, August 13, 2020, as scheduled. More information with details from your school site will be published in the coming weeks.

 

Last evening the Governing Board took action to select the Hybrid Model 2 presented for all grades TK-12. Even though the school year will not begin in this model, the district will utilize this time to establish and fine tune the details with the assistance of the newly formed Logistics and Curriculum and Instruction Committees. The Committees include site administrators, teachers, and staff, who will begin meeting as soon as next week. The basis of the alternating day model is students are assigned to attend a full school day, two days a week. The other three school days students will complete assigned work from the teacher to do at home. Students who require intervention from either the A or B day will be assigned by the teacher to come in for portions of time on an additional day as needed. A sample schedule of these models that were presented to the Governing Board are attached to this message.

 

The Lammersville Virtual Learning Academy (LVLA) is still accepting applications through Friday, July 24, 2020. This K-8 virtual option is still available to parents who desire this model. The LVLA is different than Distance Learning. A child participating in distance learning will return to the hybrid in-person school model when Public Health Officials have deemed it is safe for all. The LVLA Program will continue for the full school year. All programs will be reviewed over the course of the school year (at the quarter or trimester) to determine if health conditions warrant a shift to traditional school models. Any move to a traditional school model or back to distance learning models will be done in consultation with San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

 

The LVLA has a deadline to apply due to the District’s need to appropriately staff teachers based on the amount of students enrolled in each grade level. 

  • For more information or to apply to the LVLA, please go to the website:

https://www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/ under Schools -> Lammersville Virtual Learning Academy

 

If your child is remaining in the traditional school program which will begin with Distance Learning on August 13, 2020, you do not need to do anything IF:

  • Your child is a returning LUSD student from the 19-20 school year.
  • Your child is a new student and you have already completed registration for the 20-21 school year.

 

For more information or to apply to the high school online pathway, please go to the website:

https://mhhs.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/ under Academics -> Mustang Online Pathway

 

We appreciate your patience while we work through this modified education program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to keep all students, teachers, and staff safe.