Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/10/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS
Type: Info
Subject: 9.1 Teaching and Learning Continuum: Elementary Grades Reopening Plan
:
Attachment Summary - Board Report
- LVJUSD Reopening Plan Elementary (DRAFT)
File Attachment:
Board Report - Teaching and Learning Continuum_ Elementary Grades Reopening Plan - 11.10.2020.pdf
LVJUSD Reopening Plan - Elementary - Fall_Winter 2020 - DRAFT.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present the Reopening Plan for Elementary Grades.
Background: The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) serves 13,500 students in grades TK-12 and, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, maintains the commitment to prepare each student to graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world. LVJUSD pivoted to distance learning on March 16, 2020 and maintained that mode of instruction through the end of the academic year on June 4, 2020. The 2020-21 school year launched with a revised distance learning program that serves all of our students. We are committed to providing distance learning as an option to each student and family through the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year, on June 10, 2021. We will also offer the opportunity for students to return to the classroom, following guidance from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE).
Status Staff will present an update to our Board, which will include:
- Reopening Plan for Elementary Grades (Draft)
- Understanding the Hybrid Model
- Process for Class Placement
- Exploring and Providing Support Hubs
- Parent and Staff Commitment
- Timeline
- Reopening Task Force Recommendations

This Reopening Plan provides detailed information to ACOE and to the Livermore community that supports our ability to open our classrooms and schools to in-person learning, with reduced numbers of students on campus at any given time. We are grateful for the thoughtful input and recommendations from our Reopening Task Force members. We are planning a gradual return to in-person learning, starting with students in grades 1 and 2, followed in two weeks by students in grades TK, K, and 3, and then by students in grades 4 and 5 in a phased-in approach over a 4-week period. In November, we are seeking commitment from parents and guardians about their child’s preference for distance or hybrid learning, in order to offer specific class assignments and schedules to families prior to beginning hybrid learning.

LVJUSD values the health and safety of all students, families and staff members. Our reopening plan has been developed with the expertise of our educators, our operations staff, and our school nurses, and with input from the Reopening Task Force, a representative group of all stakeholders. This plan adheres to the requirements defined in the COVID-19 School Guidance: Alameda County School Reopening Plans document that reflects the most current directives from the State and County health departments. Implementation of this plan, and returning students to in-person learning, is contingent upon the status of the pandemic in our community.
Fiscal Impact Funding provided through California Lottery Allocation, Parcel Tax Technology Funds, Learning Loss Mitigation Funds, COVID-19 Response Funds, Donations, and General Fund.
Superintendent's Recommendation: This item is for information only and requires no action be taken by the Board of Education. Staff is seeking additional Board direction regarding the Reopening Task Force recommendation and Draft Reopening Plan.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Chris Van Schaack - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent