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The 2019-20 school year will be remembered as the year a global pandemic disrupted public education in ways that have not occurred in our history. Lammersville Unified School District has worked diligently to address the multi-faceted challenges that have come as a result of COVID-19. I want to thank the entire community for their cooperation and patience as our district has rapidly transitioned to a Distance Learning environment from a traditional system. Each of us looks forward to school resuming in a model we are most accustomed to and we will embrace the opportunity to open our schools to our students and families when the time is right. Working together, we will all get through this. There will be necessary adjustments and the length of time these adjustments exist is still an unknown; however, our mission will continue as we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all of our students have an opportunity to reach their potential. It is our belief that as a district we will emerge from this challenge a stronger, more adaptable educational system. We will take the lessons learned during this time, and use them as a resource to make LUSD stronger than ever before.
 
This web page has been created as a distance learning resource with the intent to keep our community well informed. It will be updated regularly and we hope you find it useful.
 
Thank you again,
Dr. Kirk Nicholas
Superintendent
Parents / Students
LUSD has created a shelter in place (SIP) summer enrichment website featuring  learning games and virtual field-trips for all ages, K-12, that will enrich the mind.  Browse through this resource and take a look at the non-tech activities as well as the tech-based resources. 
 
 We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you in the 20-21 school year.

Please explore the links below for online enrichment resources for families to utilize during school closures. We will continue to add to this list as we identify additional resources. Most resources do not require a log-in, unless otherwise indicated.

 

List of Enrichment Resources

 

 

In an evolving situation, communication is vital. In addition to weekly communications provided by the District, LUSD will continue to inform families about updates as they become available.
 
Current Information:
Past Updates:
 
Lammersville Unified School District is committed to supporting the whole child, which includes providing social-emotional supports to all students in need. This website contains mental health resources for students, families, and staff.
 
Coping with Stress during COVID-19
 
 
In addition, the LUSD Student Services and LUSD Nurses Blog provides additional resources, support, and information to enhance a student's experience in Lammersville Unified School District. The well-being and safety of the students within LUSD is a top priority.  We assist families in connecting with school and community resources.  
 
If you are concerned about your child's social emotional well-being, please visit the LUSD Suicide Prevention & Intervention web page.
 
The San Joaquin County Crisis Clinic
1212 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202
Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Crisis Phone (24-Hour Response): (209) 468-8686
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Online Chat: https://tinyurl.com/lifelinesupport
 
Managing StressYale Resources
Warm Line for Youth
 
 
Please visit our Distance Learning Technical Support page for step by step and "how to" instruction for using a LUSD Chromebook and accessing your students curriculum.
 
If you or your student needs to contact the Lammersville I.T. Department please send an email to 
 
 
Please make sure to include the following information in the email:
  • Student's Name and ID #
  • Phone Number
  • Chromebook LUSD Barcode (500000000#####)
  • Student's School and Teacher
  • Chromebook Issue with as much details as possible
 
 
This section is designed for families of LUSD to learn how they can help create a safe and positive experience online. By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you’ll learn how to integrate Digital Citizenship and Safety activities into your classroom curriculum.
 
 
In addition, the LUSD Digital Citizenship and Safety web page provides additional resources, support, and information to provide a safe and positive experience online.  The proper use of technology helps students learn better, and as a whole it enables them to function better. We believe this program is an important step towards ensuring that all students learn, explore, and have a positive experience online.


We are pleased to announce that during the physical closure of our schools, we will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch at all Lammersville Unified School District students. This weekly FREE meal service is for ANY child under the age of 18. Meals may be picked up from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Mountain House High School, 1090 S Central Parkway, Mountain House, CA 95391. Beginning, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the drive through meal services will occur exclusively on Wednesdays every week, through May 20, 2020. Instead of receiving a daily breakfast and lunch, children will receive five (5) breakfasts and five (5) lunches along with cooking/heating instructions.

Please visit Food Services web page for the most update to date information.  You can also contact the Food Services department at 209-836-7400 if you have any concerns. Thank you and have a nice day.
 
 
CAASPP ELA and math and CAA ELA, math and science: Canceled
California Science Test (CAST): Canceled
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT): Canceled
English Learner Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC): Summative are canceled. Initials are on hold until school resumes.
Advanced Placement Testing: See here for more information https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators?SFMC_cid=EM288604-&rid=47249078
Structure is a critical component for making children feel safe and secure.  Structure brings predictability and routines that support their well-being.  During Distance Learning, all of the normal routines of school have been turned upside down.  This can add additional stress to an already stressful time.  While learning at home will not look and feel the same as a typical day at school, adding some important structure and routines will help children be more successful and less stressed during this time.
 
Suggestions:
  • Keep the normal school day bedtime routines you’ve established.
  • Keep your normal school day morning routine for waking up, eating breakfast, getting dressed and getting started with school work.
  • Write a “school day” schedule and go over it with your child. The schedule will not be the same as it would be at school, but schedules set expectations and routines that help students feel secure. The schedule doesn’t’ have to start in the morning and be during normal school hours. Make the schedule work with the logistics of your family’s needs. For example, it may be a schedule for learning between 8-9 AM and then 4-5 PM and then 7-8 PM because of working from home or other logistics.
  • Hang the schedule in a visible place like the kitchen as well as in the designated learning area for school work. Follow this schedule as consistently as possible to help establish this new routine for learning at home.
  • Designate a learning place for school work to be done that has the materials your child will need. There may be different learning places for different activities. Consider posting the learning location on your schedule.
  • When building your schedule, be sure to break up more academic tasks with physical activity, art, music, and enrichment. Consider these time suggestions for academic work. TK-2nd students, 15-20 minute chunks of time with at least 5-10 minute active breaks before moving to another learning activity, 3rd-5th students 30-40 minute chunks of time, 6th-8th students about 45 minutes at a time, 9th-12th students 45-60 minutes at a time.
 
Younger Elementary Student Older Elementary Student
8:00    Learning block reading skills (iRead, ABC Mouse, etc)

8:20    PE

8:40    Learning block reading story/ comprehension time

9:00    Go for a walk

9:30    Learning Block Computer Math practice (ST Math, Zearn)

9:50    Free time

10:30 Learning Block Art or music activity

11:00  Learning Block Core math instruction

11:30  Lunch

12:30  Free reading

12:50  Learning Block – Science or Social Studies

1:30    Free time

4:00    Learning block to finish assignments if needed
8:00    PE

8:30    Math Block

9:15    Break

9:45    ELA Block

10:30  Music/art/enrichment

11:00  Science Block

11:45  Lunch

12:30  History/ Social Studies block

1:15    Library reading

1:45    Computer based skills practice (ABC Mouse, ST Math, Khan Academy, etc)

2:15    Enrichment learning of the student’s choice (Virtual field trip, passion project investigation, Newela, PBS learning, etc)

 
4:00    Finish assignments if needed
 
 
Thank you to the many students and parents who responded to our graduation survey. More information about graduation and promotion activities will be coming soon.
 
 
LUSD is working on procedures that will allow us to safely provide for collection and distribution of materials for our families and our staff.  Information regarding the pick-up of personal student materials will be communicated soon.  School owned Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, musical instruments, library books, etc will be collected prior to the end of the school year. We ask that the outside of these materials are gently wiped down with a disinfectant wipe and placed into a grocery type bag for collection. Please watch for further information regarding the timeline and procedures for collection.
As we continue to deliver Distance Learning, the California Department of Education requires districts to assign work that will provide continuity of learning and preparation for the next grade level or course. Lammersville Unified School District {LUSD} teachers will continue to provide assignments, grades and additional feedback to help improve student learning. This includes assignments and grades on new essential standards or concepts.

The transition to Distance Learning, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a time students have been “held harmless” in regards to grades. As we continue Distance Learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year, it is important for parents to continue to provide support and assistance to their learner.

As stated by California Department of Education, for the duration of school closure due to COVID-19, “students shall be held harmless”. This means that assignments and assessments during the time of distance learning can improve a student’s final grade, but may not lower it. This does not mean students get a free pass; on the contrary, students need to continue to “go to school” virtually and keep up with their assignments and learning. Making sure your child completes assigned work will ensure your child is ready for the next grade level or course. LUSD appreciates your time and effort committed to supporting your student.

Students who fail to follow the Distance Learning model will receive parent contact by the teacher and/or site administrator. Again, there is no free pass, students are expected to continue their role as an active participant in Distance Learning.
 
  • K-8 Third Trimester grades: “Credit” or “No Credit”
    • “Credit/No credit” will be calculated using the grade the student had at the 2nd trimester and maintained or improved by demonstration of learning on 3rd trimester grades.
 
  • 9th-12th Semester grades: “Credit” or “No Credit” for their final grade.
    • MHHS students may request to receive a letter grade if desired. Further details about the request procedure will be sent separately to all high school students.
    • Once a letter grade request is made, it cannot be changed.
    • NOTE: For information on the impact of a Credit/No credit grade for college admissions, please click < or contact your high school counselor.
    • Final grades will be calculated using the student’s 3rd quarter grade and the 4th quarter letter or “credit/no credit” status. Questions about grades should be directed to your child’s teacher. If additional assistance is needed, please contact your school site administrator or high school counselor.
 
 
  • TK-8 Summer School: Canceled
  • 8th grade Math 1 Summer School Opportunity:
    • Outgoing 8th graders who wish to take MHHS Math 1 during summer will still be able to enroll in the MHHS Summer school Program. For more information, please contact Mountain House High School.
  • Mountain House High School Summer School:
 
 
Visit mychildcare.ca.gov to find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.
Special Education Team: https://www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/apps/pages/SPEDContact
Extended School Year: https://www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/apps/pages/ESY

Digital Resources:
Speech and Language Services

  *   At-Home Speech and Language Resources: https://www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net/apps/pages/SpeechLanguageResources
  *   LUSD Speech Therapists use Flipgrid: A video platform for daily scavenger hunts and activities to enhance speech and language development. Available to all students with a lammersvilleusd.net email address: https://flipgrid.com/speechtherap
     *   For parents to access the Speech Therapy Flipgrid: https://info.flipgrid.com/ and enter the Flip Code: speechtherap

Mental Health/Counseling
From the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Helping Children Cope with Changes resulting from COVID-19: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19
Two of our school psychologists curate counseling resources on their professional sites:

  *   Claudia Lopez, School Psychologist: https://www.wordswithmslopez.com/
  *   Yolanda Tituana, School Psychologist: https://sites.google.com/lammersvilleusd.net/msyolandacounseling/home
 
 
 
Staff
LUSD Staff please visit the Professional Development Page on the LUSD Staff Portal
 
 
 
Teachers please advise students and parents who are experiencing technical issues to the information below:
 
Please visit our Distance Learning Technical Support page for step by step and "how to" instruction for using a LUSD Chromebook and accessing your students curriculum.
 
If you or your student needs to contact the Lammersville I.T. Department please send an email to 
 
 
Please make sure to include the following information in the email:
    • Student's Name and ID #
    • Phone Number
    • Chromebook LUSD Barcode (500000000#####)
    • Student's School and Teacher
    • Chromebook Issue with as much details as possible
contact us
111 S De Anza Blvd.
Mountain House, CA 95391
Phone: 209-836-7400
Fax: 209-836-7402
 
Temporary Office Hours: 9AM - 1PM (starting March 31st, 2020)
If you or your student needs to contact the Lammersville I.T. Department please send an email to 
 
 
Please make sure to include the following information in the email:
  • Student's Name and ID #
  • Phone Number
  • Chromebook LUSD Barcode (500000000#####)
  • Student's School and Teacher
  • Chromebook Issue with as much details as possible
 
Technical Support Hotline - 209-836-7499