Dear Livingston USD Parents/Guardians, The 2021-2022 school year begins on August 10, 2021 with all schools fully open for in person instruction. With great excitement and anticipation, we welcome the new school year and the full opening with learning taking place in our schools. We have much to look forward to as we finish out a wonderful summer learning program and prepare to bring all students back to every campus. While we are excited to open LUSD schools for full-time, in-person learning, the safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We want to share the latest health and safety guidance that applies to all school settings for 2021-2022. T he California Department of Public Health released its guidance for schools on July 12, 2021 and local public health officials. CDPH is requiring universal masking for staff and students while indoors in all K-12 schools and on school buses, noting that “masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full-time in-person instruction.” Masks may be removed outdoors and during lunch. CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis, and will determine no later than November 1, 2021, whether to update mask requirements or recommendations. Please note, masks will be provided as needed. Additional safety measures will continue to be implemented. Please see the district website to review the District’s updated COVID School Safety Plan. The expectation is for all students to attend the 2021-2022 school year fully in person. The District will not offer a “Distance Learning Program” as was offered last school year. However, recognizing that there may be students in each school whose families deem them unable to attend school physically due to medical/health concerns, the State has passed into law AB/SB 130 which allows these students to participate in an independent study online program. Independent study is a flexible program with students learning from home with the support of the parent or guardian. Live interaction with their teacher will be limited to the schedule established by the teacher. The following is information on the independent study program option. Requesting a Student-Parent-Educator Conference Prior to enrolling your child in Independent Study, you have the right to request a student-parent-educator conference in order to inform your decision and ensure this option is appropriate for your child. Enrollment Once you have determined that you would like to enroll your child in Independent Study, please contact your child’s school office by July 30 to begin the registration process. Parents will be required to sign a written agreement for independent study prior to enrollment. If a student is enrolled in the independent study program, a parent/guardian has the option to request that their child return to in-person instruction anytime during the year. Enrollment back to in-person will be done expeditiously as possible with the understanding that if there is no space at the student’s home school, they will be placed at another school in the district for the remainder of the school year. Instruction Time-Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning The goal of the Independent Study program is to provide an alternative to in-person instruction to students whose health may be put at risk by attending class in-person. As such, Independent Study is an educational program that provides instruction based on the state-adopted content standards by certificated teachers. There are specific requirements for instruction that may include both synchronous (live instruction virtually by the teacher) and asynchronous work (students work independently). These expectations will also be outlined in the student’s written agreement, which must be signed prior to enrollment. If you are interested in the independent study program for your child, please contact your child’s school principal for registration information no later than July 30 . Attached are Frequently Asked Questions, that may also be helpful as you make your decision. As always, you will be receiving additional information from your child’s school principal regarding the new school year. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and stay safe. Sincerely, Andrés Zamora, Superintendent
Livingston Union School District is hiring for summer positions in the food service department. Positions available are: School Cook ($14.79 - $19.64/hour) | 6:00 am - 1:30 pm | Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, Serve-Safe Food Handler Certificate required. Food service experience in school preferred. Head Cook ($16.06-$21.38/hour) | 6:00 am - 1:30 pm | Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, Serve-Safe Food Handler Certificate required. Food service experience in school preferred. To obtain a Serve-Safe Food Handler Certificate, please visit: https://www.servsafe.com/access/ss/Catalog/ProductList/55 DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 AT 4:00 PM 3 ways to apply: Online: https://www.edjoin.org/livingstonusd District website: https://4.files.edl.io/dde8/12/12/18/195935-1bff510b-762a-4db2-8ab7-0ae0b4bebda6.pdf In person: Livingston USD District Office, 922 B Street, Livingston
COVID-19 Vaccination available TODAY for anyone 16 years old and older. Clinic will be providing the Pfizer vaccine only. If you have already registered, you should have received either a phone call or email confirming your appointment. Walk-ins are also being accepted. Where: Livingston Middle School ----See video for more information: https://watch.screencastify.com/v/EQc37sc2tN6H6lt3qVcg Times: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. COME OUT AND GET YOUR VACCINE TODAY!
An opportunity to apply for FREE hotspots (wireless internet) for families of students in grades K - 12 will take place on Saturday, May 1st from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. Event will be held in the City of Livingston Council Chambers on 663 Main Street. This event is not hosted by the Livingston Union School District, however, we can assist in providing families of students in grades K-8 the required National School Lunch Program (NSLP) letter that is needed to apply. If you are interested, please request your NSLP letter at the district office located at 922 B Street in Livingston or call (209) 394-5400 prior to the event on May 1st.
Previous post did not upload the information correctly. We apologize for the inconvenience. COVID-19 Vaccines are now readily available for anyone 16 and up. There are pop up clinics happening daily starting today and going through Saturday. They are all accepting walk-ups, see flyers for details. - Golden Valley Health Centers and Castle Family Health Centers are vaccinating folks every weekday by appointment. - Our local Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid Pharmacies and others are taking vaccination appointments.