This message is sent on behalf of LUSD's Superintendent, Andres Zamora. Dear Parents/Guardians, We have great news! Merced County is now meeting case rate criteria of below 25 cases per 100,000. Livingston Union School District will officially open schools in grades TK - 6 on March 8, 2021. Per state guidelines, Grades 7-8 will remain unchanged until Merced County has moved to the RED tier. Schools now are able to serve more students in person with more flexibility within the classroom student groups. In order to adhere to the social distance requirement in the classroom and to give parents the choice to remain in distance learning with their current classroom teacher, schools will continue in the current hybrid schedule. In the coming days, your child’s school will be providing additional information. Current Hybrid Schedule Students attending In-Person Instruction Times (times may vary at each school) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8:00 Attendance & Breakfast in the Classroom Attendance & Breakfast in the Classroom Attendance & Breakfast in the Classroom Attendance & Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 11:00 Distance Learning (All Students) 8:30 - 11:30 In-Person Teaching In-Person Teaching In-Person Teaching In-Person Teaching PM Tutoring for Students 11:30 Dismissal - Grab-n-Go Lunch Dismissal - Grab-n-Go Lunch Dismissal - Grab-n-Go Lunch Dismissal - Grab-n-Go Lunch Students in Distance Learning Instruction Times (times may vary at each school) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8:00 - 11:30 Check-in - Independent Class Assignments Check-in - Independent Class Assignments Check-in - Independent Class Assignments Check-in - Independent Class Assignments 8:00 - 11:00 Distance Learning (All Students) 11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time PM Tutoring for Students 12:00 - 2:30 Direct Instruction with their Teacher Direct Instruction with their Teacher Direct Instruction with their Teacher Direct Instruction with their Teacher Every classroom will adhere to the health and safety standards in the district’s board adopted COVID-19 School Safety Plan which include social distance, face covering, and healthy hygiene guidelines. We are moving in the right direction, over half of our staff is scheduled to get the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this week and several have already received it. This includes, teachers, custodians, office and support staff, bus drivers, and food service employees. In addition, we will continue to offer weekly on-site voluntary testing for COVID-19 to all employees. These measures, along with other safety precautions listed in our plan ensure minimal spread of COVID-19 in our campuses and keep students and staff safe. If you wish to have your child return for in-person instruction per the hybrid schedule listed above, please contact your child’s school. If your child is struggling academically or emotionally, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school. We are here to help and support your child to succeed. As always, we will keep you informed of any new developments or changes to the current instructional program. Thank you for your continued support of our schools. Sincerely, Andres Zamora, Superintendent
Mass COVID Vaccination Clinic happening this Saturday at Buhach Colony High School. The Clinic is targeting the 65 and older population with limited appointment availability for Tier B (Food/Agriculture, Education/Childcare & Emergency Services Workers). Patrons must have an appointment and must wear a mask to the event. To register community members need to call Castle Family Health Centers 209-726-1235. English and Spanish speaking staff are available to help determine eligibility and answer Vaccine related questions.
Dear Parents/Guardians, I would like to start off by saying how much I appreciate our parents' support of our schools. Currently, the district is offering in-person services for student groups in grades TK-3 and I am pleased to say students are doing exceptionally well with the transition. I am also happy to report that we will now offer in-person services for students in 4th-5th grade starting February 22, 202 1 . Please expect more detailed information from your child’s school and/or teacher this week. In addition, as part of the new guidance for COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12, school districts are required to develop a COVID-19 School Safety Plan. You may view the district’s plan HERE or by visiting our district website at www.livingstonusd.org Again, thank you for your support and patience. Our administrative team, teachers and support staff are completely vested in supporting students' learning, safety and well-being. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or your child’s school. Sincerely, Andres Zamora Superintendent
Hello LUSD parents! Please see the attached flyer for information regarding the Family Roundtable that Merced County Office of Education will be hosting virtually every week . This will be a safe space to have real conversations and feel heard as parents. This is also a great opportunity to get connected to resources and get tips for your parenting needs and wants to help you and your children thrive. For questions or more information, call (209) 381-6793 ext. 6156
Good morning LUSD parents, The largest bilingual university fair in Northern California is happening tomorrow, February 6th . If you are interested in attending register at: https://stepstocollegesac.org/
We would like to share with you some information about Care Solace, a program that makes it easier for students and families to connect with mental healthcare resources and providers in the community. Please see the videos attached for more information. Have a great day!
Good morning, For those who were unable to attend our Parent Wellness Connection session this past Monday, we talked about boosting mental health with kindness. Attached you will find a video with the presentation that was shared at the session. Have a great day!
Good morning LUSD parents, It is National School Counseling Week ! Please take a minute to watch the attached video to meet the LUSD school counselors and learn about what they do for our students and their school site. Happy Monday!
This message is sent on behalf of the Superintendent, Andr é s Zamora Dear Parents/Guardians of LUSD, I want to start off by thanking our families and staff for working together to do the best for our students in these continued evolving conditions. LUSD has an average daily attendance rate of 97.5%. This means that our students are engaged and participating in daily learning. We are proud of our students and appreciate the support our families provide at home. As you have seen in the last ten months, guidance for school districts from the State and local level is ever changing and at times conflicting during the pandemic. Our priority continues to be safety and learning for our students. We also want to keep our families updated and informed. The following provides a summary of new changes from the State and how it currently affects our schools. On January 14, Governor Newsom issued new health and school reopening guidance that provides updated criteria and process for school reopenings. This guidance supersedes various guidance and orders previously issued, including the Elementary Education Waiver process. It does not, however, modify or supersede the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth. What does this mean for LUSD? LUSD will no longer be able to open for in-person instruction under the waiver process as previously planned that applied to districts in counties in the PURPLE Tier. Under the State's (CDPH) new guidance, K-6 schools in counties in the PURPLE Tier are not able to "reopen for in-person" until the COVID19 infection rate for the county has been at or below 25 per 100,000 population per day for at least 5 consecutive days. Merced County is currently at 60.1 per 100,000. Student groups such as special needs, struggling learners, and students with no connectivity who are currently receiving support will continue with in-person support under the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth. The district is offering in-person instructional support for the following targeted student groups for those families who previously elected to have their child(ren) participate: TK - 1 groups learning to read started on January 19th and will continue with in-person support under the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth. Struggling learners groups in 6th grade started on January 19th and will continue with in-person support under the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth. 2nd - 3rd grade struggling learners student groups will start on February 1 for in-person instructional support. In order to safely manage the primary TK-3 student groups, students in grades 4th - 5th who are scheduled to start on February 8 for in-person instructional support will not be able to start until further notice. Please note, existing student groups in these grade levels will continue. 7th - 8th grade students must remain in distance learning until Merced County’s status has moved to RED Tier. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive new information. You can also expect to receive an update from your child’s school. In the meantime, please help our schools and our community in minimizing the virus spread by continuing to follow public health guidelines. Please wear a face covering, wash hands frequently, avoid large gatherings and social distance. We are optimistic that it will get better and progressively improve in the months ahead. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or your child’s school office. Stay safe, An dr é s Zamora, Superintendent
Good morning everyone! Today we are sharing some information about AERIES ! This system allows parents to keep track of things like grades, attendance, and update contact information. Please see the video attached for a quick walk-through on how to use the AERIES parent portal. For any questions or access request, contact your child's school. Happy Monday!