Updates on Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s Distance Learning opportunities:
What you can expect:
Our teaching staff will be reaching out to families to establish clear communication while you set up
your student’s distance learning opportunities. Once the system begins, you can expect contact of
some sort with your child’s teacher(s) to check in, provide feedback, update assignments, etc. We
will keep our website up to date with links and resources for students and parents throughout this
Devices for Distance Learning and Material Access:
In most cases the distance learning plan will include at least some items delivered or shared to your
student through one of our approved applications. Whether Google Classroom, a Zoom conference,
or a link to one of adopted programs, much can be delivered this way. We know that some families
have a device at home already for students to use. LVES has chromebooks to distribute this week for
those who need AND request. Please contact the school office (760) 248-7659 for a pick up time. In
order to make sure that there is a staff member at the site and to adhere to social distancing protocol,
it is imperative that a pick-up time is scheduled. LVMS & LVHS students should already have their
ChromeBooks. we will be working to develop and distribute print materials that are appropriate to
support learning. Further, we know that not all families have the internet at home. Currently, Frontier
is available for a fee, AT&T is offering public WiFi if you are near a company that uses their WiFi,
and access can occur by creating a mobile hotspot with your smartphone. If you have the availability
to use hotspot connectivity via your cell phone, the California Department of Education has posted
information and links to get free/discounted internet service for selected carriers.
Content Development and Delivery:
Shortly, a dedicated web page will be published for parents with a list of resources for grades K-12.
This has been curated to align with our adopted curriculum and practices. Teachers will be working
to build expertise to transition to a temporary distance delivery model. There is training for teachers
to complete as they build a new connection to you and your child using the online platforms,
telephone, or other means of communication. By the end of the first week, we intend that all students
have made this new connection and set the stage for daily interactions around the grade level or
content they teach.
California state testing (CAASPP) has been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.
Graduation and other year-end activities:
Although we are anticipating a May 4th return to school, which is what the Governor Newsome has
stated, the response to COVID-19 is changing by the minute. At this time there is not a clear and
concise response to these very important questions. As soon as there is a clear directive from the
state, Lucerne Valley Unified School District will comply with those orders.