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Dear Livermore Community,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! Teachers and school staff were preparing for the arrival of students long before summer vacations were finishing up, and our vibrant classrooms show their dedication and commitment to the success of our students. Many of you have also seen our Facilities and Bond departments working hard to erect elementary playgrounds, finish installing solar structures, and construct our new high school athletic stadiums. Thank you to the entire Livermore community for approving Measure J and for your ongoing support of our schools!

 

As the new year begins, I am eager to share our district-wide commitment to educating our students so that they will truly be able to contribute and thrive in our world. In order for all of our students to be successful, we have formalized our Livermore Framework for Success that supports students to ensure academic achievement, positive school climate, and social emotional competence.

 

Throughout the coming months, we will provide opportunities for families to learn more about the framework so that staff and families can support our students together. This month, I would like to introduce you to the Choose Love curriculum that will provide the basis for our social emotional learning. Our 9th Annual Kickoff keynote speaker this year was Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement founder Scarlett Lewis, whose message introduced employees to this enrichment curriculum.

 

The program, which is a natural extension of our character education program, focuses on four character values - courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion in action. Developed in the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, where Scarlett Lewis’ son Jesse lost his life, Lewis was determined to spread Jesse’s philosophy of “Nurturing, Healing Love” as a way to prevent future tragedies.

 

The four elements of her program honor Jesse’s memory by providing students from kindergarten to high school the tools to process their feelings in a positive way. In teaching students to navigate frustrations, setbacks, and challenges in a healthy way, they are more likely to grow into a supportive and nurturing environment together. Key members of our community are committed to reinforcing our efforts. I look forward to the positive impact this program will have in our schools and our community.

 

With gratitude,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/7/18




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Students from local high schools and Las Positas College are invited to see firsthand the inner workings of Tri-Valley manufacturing businesses. On Friday, October 5, students participating in Tri-Valley Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) will tour facilities and engage in hands-on demonstrations at manufacturing sites such as Admedes, AMP Printing, Bake Fresh, Lam Research, Logo Boss, Peridot, Sandia National Lab, Topcon Positioning Systems, and Vintage 99 Label. Afterwards, students will be treated to a lunch reception and additional manufacturing exhibits, providing students the opportunity to connect with businesses and local leaders.  For more information visit: https://www.tvrop.org/domain/100

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/5/18




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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District invites Livermore community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Applications for one open position are available and due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Applicants should be a member of the community at large. More information

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/21/18




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Livermore schools will be back in session starting Monday 8/20.  The Livermore Police Department would like to take this time to remind community members, parents, and students about the following back to school traffic safety issues:


Bicycles: Students who ride their bicycle to school must wear a helmet, and wear it correctly.  A helmet does no good when it is worn with the strap unfastened, or is too big or too small for the wearer.  All bicyclists must follow all the bicycling laws such as riding on the right-hand side of the road (same direction as traffic), stopping for stop signs, and not riding in crosswalks.


Pedestrian Safety: Students must cross streets at signal lights or marked crosswalks. Pedestrians should never step into the roadway from between parked cars.


Driving in school zones: Abide by all traffic laws. Remember the speed limit in school zones is 25 MPH when children are present, regardless of the posted speed limit.  The safe speed for conditions may be quite a bit slower in school zones due to increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic, so drive cautiously.


Dropping off in or near the school: All schools have a designated drop off area for students. Some areas are unstaffed and some are staffed with student Valets. Take advantage of these safe and legal areas to drop off your child.  NEVER drop off in the middle of the street, even if traffic is stopped.


Parking at schools: The school's parking area may have been re-striped or re-posted over the summer.  Please abide by all parking zones in and around the school.  The parking zones are strategically placed for you and your child’s safety.  Parking zones are identified by signage or painted curbs.

  • Red curbs mean you cannot stop, stand or park your vehicle in a red zone.
  • Yellow curbs are for drop off only, and you may not park or exit your vehicle at a yellow curb.
  • Green curbs indicate time limited parking, regulated by a posted sign or curb marking.

School Buses: Drivers must stop for a school bus that has its red lights flashing, regardless of the direction from which the driver is approaching. Drivers must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion and the red lights stop flashing or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.


Leave early.  Give yourself plenty of time to get your student to school or to get through school zones.  Too often, drivers who are involved in collisions tell us they were in a hurry prior to the crash.


Don’t drive distracted.  This is especially important on roadways around schools where you can expect to find more pedestrians and bicyclists in the times before and after school.  Driving distracted includes cellphone usage, eating, applying makeup, and sometimes even talking to passengers in your vehicle.  School zones require your full attention when driving.


Thank you in advance for helping the Police Department keep our roadways and school zones safe for everyone.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/13/18




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 6:30 PM (please note time change) in the Board Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/3/18




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Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), in collaboration with the City of Livermore and Alameda County, will host the annual Livermore Health Fair on Wednesday, August 15, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Junction Avenue K-8. There will be free physicals, dental screenings, and vision screenings, along with health and wellness resources for all students and families. Limited vaccines will be available to qualifying students.

 

The Health Fair is a creation of the Tri-Valley Health Initiative to strengthen the ability of the Tri-Valley region to provide high quality, accessible, school-linked health and wellness support for youth and families experiencing poor health and educational outcomes. The initiative is based on evidence that there is a critical link between a child’s healthy development and educational success, ultimately impacting long-term health outcomes. The initiative invests in a range of specific prevention activities aimed at improving physical, social, and emotional health and strengthening families.

 

For more information, visit http://www.trivalleyhealth.org/

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/2/18




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When school starts on August 20, students and families at Mendenhall Middle School and Smith Elementary School will welcome new principals. Tammy Rankin will serve as Mendenhall’s new principal, and Joseph Meunier will join the District as the new principal at Smith.

“Ms. Rankin has long been a leader in our district, and we are excited to see her take the helm of Mendenhall,” said Superintendent of Schools Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. “And I am so eager for the students to meet Mr. Meunier - they will love his enthusiasm.”

Tammy Rankin is happy to return to Mendenhall Middle School to continue working with the many students and families she has been with for the past six years. In her most recent position as Smith Elementary principal, Rankin was proud of supporting staff in ensuring that all students’ needs were met academically and socially. She looks forward to continuing this work at Mendenhall. Rankin believes that forming strong partnerships between families and the school is an essential part of every student’s education, and she believes that it is her job to help students find a connection to the school community to ensure success. Rankin was born and raised in Livermore, attending LVJUSD schools from kindergarten through grade twelve. She earned a B.S. and M.S. from California State University, Hayward. Rankin has worked in the LVJUSD for 24 years, teaching at Livermore High School and Vineyard High School, and serving as an administrator for the last 18 years. She has served as the Dean of Guidance at Granada High School, vice principal at Junction Avenue Middle School (now K-8) and Mendenhall Middle School, and principal at Jackson Avenue Elementary and Smith Elementary.

Joe Meunier brings experience at elementary and middle schools to his new leadership role in LVJUSD. His priority as a principal will be to ensure that every child learns in a happy, healthy, and supportive environment. Meunier looks forward to ensuring student success as principal at Smith Elementary through quality curriculum delivery and social and emotional support. Meunier has lived in Livermore for nine years. He has worked in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) since 2009, serving as an elementary and middle school teacher and, most recently, as vice principal at Hart Middle School. His tenure at PUSD shaped his passion for education and for supporting student growth. Meunier earned his BA and teaching credential from Saint Mary’s College, and his Administrative Leadership credential from California State University East Bay.

Both principals are eager to begin collaborating with their teachers and staff to launch the 2018-19 school year next month.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/27/18




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The Livermore Police Department will be putting on its annual “Stuff the Cruiser” event on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th.


Marked police cruisers will be in front of Wal-Mart (2700 Las Positas Road), Office Max (2400 Las Positas Road), Big Lots (4484 Las Positas Road), and the CVS Pharmacy (1500 First Street) on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th from 11 AM to 3 PM.


Livermore Police Department (LPD) employees and volunteers will be asking community members to stuff the patrol car full of school supplies, hoping to collect school supplies such as backpacks, paper, binders, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, protractors, compasses, glue, calculators, and scissors. The filled backpacks will be provided to students in need so that they can start the school year with the supplies they need. Students who will be receiving the donated supplies have been identified through the Horizons Counseling program and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. We supply backpacks to students who attend Livermore schools at all grade levels. Parents can register for the program through Horizons up until July 31st.


Last year LPD was able to supply nearly 603 students with backpacks filled with school supplies. We hope to be able to provide 700 students with supplies this year. If someone wants to make a donation, but cannot come to any of the above events, they can drop off their donated school supplies at the front lobby of the Police Department (1110 S. Livermore Avenue) on or before Monday, August 6th at 6 PM.


All of the LPD employees who are coordinating and working this event are volunteering their time to do so. The “Stuff the Cruiser” program is such a great program on all levels. The Police Department gets to team up with our community to provide school supplies to children who would otherwise not start the year with the necessary supplies. Community members, and the kids receiving the backpacks, get to see our Department personnel as real people who are involved in the community. The kids who receive the backpacks get to walk into the first day of class with confidence knowing they have all new supplies they will need to be successful in school.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/25/18




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The following dates have been set for the closing and reopening of school offices this summer:

  • Elementary school offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, through Friday, June 15, 2018.
  • Middle and K-8 school offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, through Friday, June 22, 2018.
  • High School offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, through Friday, June 29, 2018.

All K-12 offices will reopen to the public, beginning Monday, August 6, 2018.

  • Elementary school offices shall be open to the public from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with a daily lunch hour of 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
  • Middle, K-8 and high school offices shall be open to the public from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Office hours will resume to regular hours on Monday, August 13, 2018.

 

The District office will be closed July 4, 6, 13, 20 & 27.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/21/18




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 5:00 PM (please note time change) in the Board Conference Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/15/18




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On Tuesday, May 1st, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Board of Education voted to approve an additional vice principal (VP) at its two comprehensive high schools for the 2018-19 school year. On June 12th, the Board unanimously approved the two new appointments to those positions. The positions will be filled by Livermore High School (LHS) teacher Brett Christopher as an LHS VP, and Granada High School (GHS) Athletic Director Clark Conover as a VP at GHS. 

 

In addition, the District is pleased to announce several other administrative changes. Erik Taylor, currently a VP at LHS, will join Del Valle Continuation High School as the school’s VP. Valerie Nebo will join the administrative team at LHS as VP. Ravi Prabhala, Integrated Technology Specialist and Teacher on Special Assignment at LVJUSD, will be promoted to VP at Mendenhall Middle School.

 

Brett Christopher is an LHS alumnus looking forward to serving his alma mater as a vice principal. He earned his B.A. in Education from the University of the Pacific and went on to Concordia University, Irvine where he earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. He worked in Stockton as an educator, putting together a curriculum for a new charter school and teaching high school social science courses. There, he also taught English Language Development, pre-algebra, P.E., blended online courses, and started a baseball program. Christopher has been with LVJUSD for three years, teaching core and honors core at East Avenue Middle School, before moving to LHS where he has been teaching social science for the last two years. In addition to teaching social science at LHS, Brett has taught Freshmen in Transition (FIT) and Leadership, and has worked with student leaders as advisor to the Associated Student Body (ASB).

 

Clark Conover attended LVJUSD schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. He earned an AA degree from Chabot College – where he is a member of the athletic hall of fame – and went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He received his teaching credential and administrative credential from California State University East Bay. Conover has worked at Granada High School for the last nineteen years, teaching mathematics, health, P.E., and work experience. He coached the GHS wrestling team for thirteen years, and served as Athletic Director for the last eleven. Conover brings strong communication and problem-solving skills, organization, knowledge of the academic programs and teaching strategies, and the ability to work with a team to the position of vice principal.

 

Erik Taylor has been an educator in LVJUSD for the last fifteen years. He has taught middle and high school, served as the District’s Integrated Technology Specialist, and served as vice principal at Christensen Middle School and, most recently, Livermore High School. As VP, Taylor worked closely with the Mathematics and Special Education departments, and was responsible for testing and technology. He led the implementation of a new math course designed to strengthen foundational skills in algebra. Taylor is the current Livermore Management Association (LMA) President and Livermore Chapter President of the Association of California School Administrators.

 

Valerie Nebo is an LHS alumna and has worked in the LVJUSD for the last fifteen years. She served as a teacher at Livermore and Vineyard High schools; and as a teacher, track and field coach, and International Baccalaureate Programme coordinator at GHS. She has been with Mendenhall Middle School as vice principal for the last two years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania and has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay. Nebo brings to LHS her belief that all students can achieve and succeed. She looks forward to working with staff and administration to realize the District’s mission to prepare students to contribute and thrive in a changing world.

 

Ravi Prabhala earned his B.S. in Genetics at the University of California Davis and continued his education by earning an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Educational Leadership at California State University East Bay. Prabhala taught earth and life science at East Avenue Middle School for ten years. During his time there, he launched the Project Lead the Way STEM program, and coached the boys and girls basketball teams. For the last four years, he has served as Integrated Technology Specialist as an LVJUSD Teacher on Special Assignment. Prabhala brings energy and enthusiasm to the position of vice principal. He is passionate about student-centered classrooms, providing authentic learning opportunities for students, and empowering students with additional voice and choice in their learning.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented and accomplished educators to their new roles as administrators in our district,” said LVJUSD Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. “Our students stand to benefit greatly from their experience, leadership, and passion for education. Through collaboration and contributions to our schools’ already phenomenal leadership teams, these additional roles - and those who serve in them - are sure to enhance the capacity of our staff and teachers to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.”

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/13/18




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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's proposed budget for 2018-2019 is available for public inspection in the lobby of the District Office at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore or HERE.  A Public Hearing will be held on June 12, 2018 at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting, which begins at 7:00 pm in the Board Room at 685 E. Jack London Blvd. 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/6/18




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Our community is invited to submit questions and comments regarding the draft 2018 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Please submit questions or comments to lcap@lvjusd.k12.ca.us.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/5/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

This week and next we celebrate the academic growth and success of our students as they complete the 2017-18 year, well prepared to move on to their next level of learning. Over 1,000 high school seniors from the graduating Class of 2018 will move the tassels on their graduation caps to the left, symbolizing their completion of this significant chapter of their education. Please join me in congratulating our students!

 

We also celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding commitment and work of our educators and staff members who inspire and support our students each day. Thank you to all 1,450 of our District employees! And thank you to our parents and guardians who prepare and encourage our students to attend school ready to learn, to our volunteers who support learning in our classrooms and on our athletic fields, and to our community members who contribute time and resources to enrich the learning opportunities for all of our students. I am grateful for all of your ongoing support.

 

When the last bell rings to end class and summer vacation begins, let’s celebrate a great and memorable year, and enjoy the summer weeks ahead.

 

With gratitude,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          


Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/2/18




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The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday,, May 23 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public.  Agenda 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/18/18




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Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious disease affecting the lungs. It is caused by a bacteria that can spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks near to other people. Pertussis can affect people of all ages but infants younger than 6 months are at greatest risk for severe disease leading to hospitalization and death. The highest rates of pertussis are seen in infants who are too young to have received all their pertussis vaccines, and in teenagers 14 to 17 years old whose pertussis vaccine protection has “worn off”.

 

Although thousands of cases of pertussis are reported each year in California, the numbers of cases peak every 3 to 5 years. California had large increases in pertussis in 2010 (over 9,000 cases and 10 infant deaths), 2014 (almost 11,000 cases and 2 infant deaths), and 2018 cases are currently increasing. Like the rest of California, Alameda County has also had large increases in pertussis cases in 2010, 2014, and early 2018. We’ve seen the most cases this year in high school-aged children.

 

We are issuing this update to inform the public of the current situation and raise awareness of the steps that the public can take to protect their health.

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/18/18




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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and Livermore Police Department are reminding our community of the need to drive safely around and through school areas. Please keep these important tips in mind especially during the busy morning and afternoon hours around our neighborhood schools.

 

Safety Tips for Livermore Schools

With 14,000 students going to and from school daily, the LVJUSD and Livermore Police Department are reminding our community of the need to drive safely around and through school areas.

  • Parents should plan their child’s walking/riding route to school and discuss safety topics with their child surrounding the designated route.  Students should never jaywalk.  Bicycle riders must ride the same direction as other traffic.  Bicyclists must obey the rules of the road.
  • Students should not cross against red lights, whether walking or on bikes, scooters or skateboards.
  • Motorists approaching school zones should keep an eye out for children at all times.
  • Parents who drive their students to school are reminded to use the school’s drop off and pick up zones and become familiar with the established rules of the drop off/pick up zone.  Parents should never stop their vehicle in the middle of crosswalks or let students exit their vehicles in the middle of the street.
  • Parents should avoid loading or unloading children at locations across the street from the school. This forces students to unnecessarily cross busy streets — often midblock instead of at a crosswalk.
  • Drivers should always prepare to stop for a school bus when overhead yellow lights are flashing. Drive with caution when you see yellow hazard warning lights are flashing on a moving or stopped bus.
  • Drivers must stop for a school bus with its red overhead lights flashing, regardless of the direction from which the driver is approaching. Drivers must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion and the red lights stop flashing or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.

While we know that mornings and afternoons can be hectic times in getting to or from school, there is no situation that is so important that students and parents can’t take the time to do it safely and legally.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/15/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

May brings with it the opportunity for students throughout our district to show their teachers, families, and our community that they have mastered their grade level standards during this 2017-18 school year. Open Houses later this month will display projects and student work that show the depth of learning and development of critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. I hope to see you at these great events!


The State of California provides several assessments that measure our students’ academic growth. Students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will take tests in English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, and Science. Our seniors join in the science testing this year. And high school students throughout our district are preparing for higher level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.


I am proud of the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms each day, and look forward to seeing the scores that showcase our students’ successes. While we know that learning is evident through many facets of our students’ growth, we also recognize that tests provide an additional, uniform way to measure and celebrate success. I encourage our students to do their best on these important indicators that show their individual growth as well as the growth of our entire district.


The success of our students is led by the excellence and dedication of our staff. Please join our Board of Trustees and me in thanking our outstanding educators, administrators, and support staff who inform, inspire, include, and innovate every day. All who work in our district make a difference in the lives of our students.


With gratitude,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/4/18




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At the May 1st School Board meeting, Resolution No. 047-17/18 was approved to recognize and honor all Livermore Valley Joint Unified District certificated and classified staff members who are the strength and stability of the educational program in the District.

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Published: 5/3/18




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The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Board Conference Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore.  The meeting is open to the public. Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/1/18




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May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, the Alameda County Safe Routes to School Program partners with Bike East Bay to bring Bike to School Day to over 100 schools throughout Alameda County.

It’s time to dust off your bike, pump up the tires, and check the brakes. Bike to School Day on May 10th is just around the corner! Join your friends, or make new ones, reach out to your neighbors, form a bike train--hop on and pedal. Each year more and more schools join the celebration and fun of using pedal power to get to and from school. Bike commuting is good for our health, the community, and the planet. Be part of the solution!

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/29/18




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The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public.  Agenda 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/20/18




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The Harlem Wizards are returning to Livermore High School on Thursday, April 26th and Granada High School on Friday, April 27th. 
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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

Our students are becoming masters in their grade level curriculum! What an inspiration it is to visit classrooms this month and see how far our students have progressed in each subject area, in their character education, and in their development as global citizens. Kudos to our outstanding teachers and staff members whose expertise, enthusiasm, and encouragement keep our students focused and engaged as they explore and learn. We have seen so much growth over the last several months since we began the year in August.

 

We celebrate the excellence in each of our schools this spring as we enjoy performances by student musicians and actors, cheer for student athletes, and applaud the many academic successes attained by our students. Several of our schools have received regional and even national recognition for their outstanding work! Congratulations to all who contribute to our award-winning schools.

 

In addition to the dedication of our district staff members, we know that parents, guardians, families, and our community all contribute to the achievement of our students. Thank you to our own Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) for its ongoing support of our programs! I look forward to seeing many of you later this month at LVEF’s annual fundraiser as our staff members join the hilarious Harlem Wizards on the basketball court for two fun-filled family evenings.

 

Each day in our classrooms is a new experience and building block for our future. Thank you for your part in raising our next generation.

 

Warm Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/13/18




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All students 12 to 25 years old are invited to a free heart screening on Sunday, April 22 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Livermore High School, 600 Maple Street, Livermore. 

Register by Friday, April 20 at https://viaheartproject.org/screenings/.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/13/18




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Dear Livermore Families,

As we welcome you back from Spring Break, I want to provide you with an important safety update.  Our district is one of many California school districts, including several districts in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, that received what has been determined to be an email hoax that vaguely threatened violence. After receiving the email, we immediately contacted the Livermore Police Department. Through LPD’s communication with other agencies, it was determined that the email was not credible.

There is no indication that our campuses were or are in any danger. The mass, generalized emails do not name a specific school, person, date or time. Preliminary information indicates that this email is from an international hacking group that has sent similar emails to schools in the United Kingdom.

As always, whenever there is a safety concern, we address it immediately, with support from our local law enforcement partners. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Livermore Police Department.

I am sharing this information with you so that if you hear rumors, you will know that the situation was promptly addressed and that our schools are indeed safe.


Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/9/18




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Conference Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore.  The meeting is open to the public. Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/6/18




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All school sites and the District office will be closed from Friday, March 30th through Friday, April 6th for spring break.  School sites and offices will open back up on Monday, April 9th.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/29/18




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Livermore Innovation Fair, April 14th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street in Livermore, is a project targeted to bring STEM + Arts excitement in the community. It is a FREE, family-friendly showcase of discovery and imagination that is equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival.  More Information

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/28/18




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On Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM the Livermore School District will be having a Teacher Recruitment Fair at the District Office located at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore.

 

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is seeking teachers in the following subject areas:

  • Multiple Subject (with CLAD or B-CLAD Authorization)
  • Single Subject: Mathematics, Science, Spanish, etc.
  • Services: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology
  • Education Specialist Instruction: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Applicants with complete applications will receive an email invitation to set up an interview time. Complete an application at http://www.tinyurl.com/lvjusd-jobs. Principals and staff members will be on hand to greet you and answer questions.


If you have questions or need assistance, call Kathy Dreisbach at 925-606-3291 or email hr-recruitment@lvjusd.k12.ca.us.

 

Recruitment Fair Flyer

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/22/18




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The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Board Conference Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/21/18




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The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public. 
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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/16/18




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Edward Teller was a co-founder of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  Dr. Teller’s work at the Laboratory is only one element of his long multidimensional and distinguished life as a scientist, educator and citizen.  In honor of Dr. Edward Teller, LLNL is sponsoring scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 each to a graduating senior at Livermore and Granada High Schools. 

Applicants must be a current graduating senior, been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college or university and submit a completed scholarship application by Monday, April 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Application & Information regarding the criteria, process, selection and award.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/14/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

This month we celebrate one of the highlights of education - the joy of reading. Last Friday, students throughout our district heard favorite books read by their principals, by Board members, and by City officials. Read Across America Day is an annual celebration of the contributions made by Dr. Seuss to children’s literature. It is a day when we all read together. It is a day of wonder and imagination and possibility.

All days at school should have these qualities of innocence. In our district, we ensure that our schools are places where learning can both engage and transport students to their future. We want students to experience the joy of learning, and we want their families to be assured that the hours spent in school are safe. Last week, I shared with our families and employees my letter on school safety. I encourage you to read the letter so that you know our deep level of commitment to student and staff safety. I continue to be actively engaged with our student and community leaders as we collectively work to maintain safe schools.

In this edition of The Grapevine, I am sharing information on health and safety that school officials throughout our country are finding relevant. I will share more information next month. I encourage you to stay informed so that you can guide your children to make healthy decisions.

By working together, we can ensure our students thrive!

Warm Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/8/18




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Board Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/8/18




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To access and review Benchmark student and teacher instructional materials online follow the login guide.  These recommended resources are also available for public review at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Office at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore, California.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/7/18




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All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, March 9th which is a non-student day.  Offices will reopen on Monday, March 12th.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/5/18




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The Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) is calling on students from kindergarten to eighth grade to compose a poem (for grades K-5) or an essay (grades 4-8) about the Harlem Wizards. The winning poem and essay will be published inside the program for the 3rd Annual Harlem Wizards Games and winners will receive four free general admission tickets to either Thursday, April 26th or Friday, April 27th night's game. Entries will be judged by a panel comprised of LVEF board members.  All submissions due March 28th and winners will be announced April 13th.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/27/18




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Dear Livermore Families and Community,

We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of last week’s school shooting in Florida.  We understand that this event heightens concern about the safety and security measures we have in place in our own district. I assure you that the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff continues to be the utmost priority of our Board and our district, and so I want to share some of the measures we take to ensure safety.


Throughout our district, we have established procedures that maintain a safe environment and provide protection during emergency situations. Each school site has a Board-approved Comprehensive Safe School Plan and an Emergency Operations Plan that are each updated annually, with input from staff and parents/guardians. Principals review the implementation of this plan with staff on a regular basis. In addition, specialized training has been provided for all staff members in our district in critical incident and emergency preparedness response. Drills are scheduled frequently and practiced so that students and staff are prepared to respond to fire, earthquake, and lockdown situations (shelter in place and active shooter). When a 911 call is placed from any phone in our district, administrators, including our district leaders, are notified immediately on our own phones, so that we can provide assistance. In the rare instance that we have had to respond to a true crisis situation, we have responded appropriately and have had successful and safe outcomes. We make use of a mass notification system that facilitates communication with families and staff during emergency and crisis situations.


We continue to work in conjunction with our parent/guardian groups and with the Livermore Police Department to communicate our safety plans and seek ongoing input so that we are responsive to changing needs. We have highly trained School Resource Officers, members of the Livermore Police Department, on our high school campuses; all schools have access to Livermore Police Department officers at any time. I meet regularly with the Mayor and the Chief of Police to collaborate on maintaining safe schools using current, research-based methods. We have undergone a Security and School Site Assessment, and have implemented recommended measures to increase safety protocols.Our schools are secured with fencing and gates that keep our campuses closed to visitors. Our campuses have designated point(s) of entry. We have security cameras that provide video surveillance in designated areas, with bond funds allocated to expand capabilities.


We provide mental health and wellness support through school counseling, as well as through partnerships with community resources such as the Hume Center, Horizons Family Counseling, and Axis Community Health Care. We provide additional curriculum and support through programs such as Choose Love, assemblies such as Teen Esteem at the secondary level, and Kid Connection at the elementary level. We follow recommendations by the National Association of School Psychologists whenever students may experience distress, and we work with local agencies to provide intervention and support. We continue to educate students to be aware of their surroundings, and to speak to an adult on campus about any concerns they may have. Please help us share the message: “If you see something, or know something, say something.


It weighs heavy on my heart that our children may, even for a moment, question their safety in our world. We continue to do all we can to ensure that our schools are a haven, so that students can come eager to learn and go home each day energized and ready to contribute to their families and community. I continue to be grateful for the support of the Livermore Police Department, our City leaders, our Board of Trustees, our staff, and our families. I welcome your comments so that we can continue to do our best to serve our children.


Sincerely,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/23/18




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Notice of Public Hearing Regarding the Adoption of K-5 English
Language Arts/ English Language Development Instructional Materials
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018


The governing board of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in the Board Room of the Education Center at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore, California regarding the Adoption of K-5 English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) instructional materials.

Following the Public Hearing, the recommended instructional materials will be on display for public review at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Office at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore, California.

The Board of Education will be asked to take action to approve the recommended instructional materials at the March 20th Board meeting.

Craig Bueno, President, Board of Education
685 E. Jack London Boulevard
Livermore, California 94551

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Board Conference Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore.  The meeting is open to the public.  Agenda

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The 2018 Science Odyssey will be held on Wednesday, February 28 (students’ projects are judged) and Thursday, March 1 (public event and awards) at Junction Avenue School.

JUDGING & INTERVIEWS - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th

All students in each team must attend.  Students/teams will check-in and set up their boards in either the GYM (grades 4-12) or MPR (grades 1-3) during the time frames indicated below.  Students/teams will wait to be interviewed by 2 judges within the designated time frame.  If you are unable to make the time frame for your grade level, speak with your science teacher.  Do not show up at any time.

 

Time

for check-in & set-up

Grade Levels

Location

for check-in & set-up

2:30-3:30 PM

1st, 2nd, 3rd students district-wide

MPR

2:30-3:30 PM

6th, 7th, 8th Junction only

GYM

3:30-5:30 PM

4th, 5th students district wide

GYM

5:30-7:00 PM

6th, 7th, 8th students district-wide

GYM

7:00-8:00 PM

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th students district-wide

GYM

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public. 
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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/16/18




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room C (please note room change) at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore.  The meeting is open to the public. Agenda 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/15/18




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Parents of new TK/Kindergarten students for the 2018/19 school year are invited to register their children for school in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The annual Registration Fair is Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22 at the Robert Livermore Community Center. More information for Registration 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/14/18




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National School Counseling Week 2018 is February 5th – 9th.  The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Our school counselors offer support to our students in so many ways. This week we celebrate them as they go above and beyond to meet our students' needs.

They are LIFESAVERS.

Listeners
Informers
Friends
Encouragers
Scholars
Advocates

Visionaries
Educators
Reinforcers
Special

 

Please take a moment to thank our school counselors. 

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/6/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

February is a month of activity throughout our district. Together, and with our community, we are celebrating Black History Month, Science and Engineering, and Career and Technical Education (CTE). This month, and every month, we are committed to honoring the incredible contributions that members of the African-American community have historically made and continue to make to the world of science and beyond. It is more important than ever to point to great innovators and trailblazers as role models and mentors to all of our students.

Our students are preparing to share their research and innovation at our annual Science Odyssey. Our top spellers are competing for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. Bands and orchestras continue their winter concert series, and middle school students plan for high school as they participate in “Pathways to a Bright Future.” We are welcoming new students and new families at our TK/Kindergarten Registration Fairs on February 21st and 22nd. Solar panels are powering up at several of our school sites, providing energy throughout the day, and safer parking areas in the evenings. And our whole community is invited to pick up a book, as we participate in the annual “Livermore Reads Together.”

 

In our classrooms, on our athletic fields, and through our community, our students are in the midst of their learning. Today is the 100th day of school for the 2017-18 year! I encourage you to ask our students to teach you some of what they have learned thus far.

 

I continue to be grateful for the dedication of our talented teachers and staff members who work each day so that our students are engaged in their learning and thrive in their progress. Thank you to our community for providing ongoing support of our schools!

 

Warm Regards,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/2/18




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Parents of incoming TK/Kindergartners for the 2018/19 school year are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about the enrollment process, the Transitional Kindergarten program, and a typical kindergarten day. Meetings are scheduled on four different dates and locations as follows:

  • Monday, January 29th 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Joe Michell K-8 School Multipurpose Room, 1001 Elaine Avenue, Livermore
  • Tuesday, January 30th 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Croce School Multipurpose Room, 5650 Scenic Avenue, Livermore
  • Wednesday, February 7th 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Junction Avenue K-8 School Multipurpose Room, 298 Junction Avenue, Livermore
  • Thursday, February 8th 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Jackson Avenue School Multipurpose Room, 554 Jackson Avenue, Livermore

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/29/18




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All middle and high school students and families are invited to learn about cutting-edge science throughout the month of February. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will share their exciting research at “Science on Saturday.” The talks start February 3rd at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. at the Bankhead Theater. Admission is free. General seating – come early to choose your seat. For more information, see the flyer or visit education.llnl.gov.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/28/18




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The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public. 
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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/19/18




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Click HERE to start enrolling your child for next school year.  Any questions, contact Student Services at 925 606-3206 or 925 606-3207.  Welcome!

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




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Dear Livermore Community,
Happy New Year! I’m eager to be back at school sites this month, as students and staff rejoin their classmates and colleagues, and we all renew our commitment to learning. Even having a rainy day schedule early this week provided a welcomed opportunity to get back into our school routines.

As many of us consider New Year’s resolutions, I will share my focus on reading as a lifelong commitment and a lifelong pleasure. Years before I majored in English at UC Berkeley, I loved reading. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, reading allows me to walk in the shoes of others - to see with their eyes, and feel with their hearts - and yet to remain myself, enriched by those experiences. I encourage you to pick up a book this month and begin 2018 by reading.

Each January, I peruse the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. His commitment to education as the means to improve humanity and our world still rings true. As we celebrate Dr. King’s life on January 15th, let’s recall his words: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

I look forward to this new year ahead of us, committed to supporting the lifelong learning of all of the students of Livermore.

Warm Regards,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




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The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

 

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. YOU CAN STILL GET A FLU VACCINE NOW – IT IS NOT TOO LATE!  Talk to your healthcare provider about getting the vaccine available through their office. Please contact the school nurse if you need help in obtaining a healthcare provider and/or insurance

for your children.

 

Other preventive measures to follow are:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your elbow, when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  • Please see the Centers for Disease Control website for additional information about seasonal influenza at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
  • See the LVJUSD Illness Exclusion Protocol
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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/8/18




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In partnership with the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF), members of our District community (students, families, staff, etc.) have the opportunity to purchase one or more Dell Chromebooks at a bulk discount rate. LVEF and Dell are offering three models, each configured to LVJUSD specifications for Chromebooks:

  • Chromebook 3189 - 11” touchscreen/flip convertible laptop - $261.74
  • Chromebook 3180 - 11” screen - $187.78
  • Chromebook 3380 - 13” screen - $311.19

Details about the Chromebooks available through this offer can be found in this flyer.

 

Anyone wishing to purchase Chromebooks through this promotion can access Dell’s Premier Page to create an account and then place the order. Dell has waived shipping fees, and will have the Chromebooks delivered to the purchaser’s home or address of choice. Go here for purchasing instructions

 

Please contact Leslie Lemieux (llemieux@lvjusd.org or 925-960-2919) with any questions about this offer.  Thank you, LVEF, for arranging for this major discount to allow LVJUSD families to provide home laptops for our students!

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/7/18




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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/23/17




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The 2018 Science Odyssey will be on Wednesday, February 28 (students’ projects are judged) and Thursday, March 1 (public event and awards) at Junction Avenue School.

To get ready for Science Odyssey, you can:

- Plan a science or engineering project to work on.
- Keep a project notebook to record your work.
- Register for Science Odyssey by January 26 at:  https://goo.gl/forms/V20NXnsFlhqCwF1G2

- Design an outfit for the Trashion Show using repurposed materials.  Register by February 2 at: https://goo.gl/forms/NQpwLtlC6uwBQqVL2
-Take a photo for the Photography of Science event and describe what
science concept is shown in your photo. Entry Form

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/18/17




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Schools and offices will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and reopening on Monday, January 8.  Season's greetings to all LVJUSD families and the community!

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/17/17




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The Board Approved 2018-2019 School Year Calendar in English and Spanish is now available.

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

2018-2019 Calendario de los Estudiantes

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/13/17




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Dear Livermore Community,

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of co-announcing with Livermore Police Chief Michael Harris at the annual Livermore Downtown Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade. What fun to celebrate the talents of many of our student groups! I am so proud to be part of the lives of our children and part of the fabric of our community.

 

At this time of year, I am particularly grateful for the generosity I see in our schools, our parent/guardian groups, and among our community partners. While December is a time of warmth, it is also a time that we are reminded of the needs of many in our community. I applaud the giving that brightens winter days for our students and families.

 

Thank you for all you do throughout the year to support education. I hope everyone can enjoy time with family and friends as you ring in the new year.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Warm Regards,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




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The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the District Office. 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/7/17




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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) invites Livermore community members to serve on the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee. Applications for three open positions should be received by Monday, December 18, 2017. Applicants should be representatives of one of the following sectors of our community: (1) financial/legal profession; (2) active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District; or (3) member of the community at large.

 

Committee members serve a two-year term. The committee usually meets in the evening at the LVJUSD District Office, during the months of January through May, on dates agreed on by the committee. In addition, the committee prepares an annual report that it presents to the Board of Education by the end of June.


More information about the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee is available on the District’s web page or by contacting Susan Kinder, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, parceltax@lvjusd.k12.ca.us, (925) 606-3382. 

 

Applications may be emailed or turned in at the LVJUSD District Office, 685 East Jack London Blvd, Livermore, 94551 to the attention of Susan Kinder.

 

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/29/17




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Open Enrollment is January 15 – March 1. The Annual Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Fair will take place on February 21 and February 22 at the Robert Livermore Community Center.  All new first through fifth graders will also register their students at this fair.  Parent information meetings will take place prior to the fair. Detailed information will be posted on our website by January 10th. 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/29/17




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Notice of Public Hearing on Intention of
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 
to Consider
Entering into a Solar Power Purchase Agreement
with SunPower Corporation, Systems

Pursuant to Government Code Section 4217.10, ET Seq.

 

The Governing Board of the District will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the District Office Board Room at 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore to consider authorizing District staff to negotiate the terms of the Agreement.

Public Notice

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/28/17




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"Trashion" is fashion created from used, recycled, thrown-out, found and repurposed items. Show your creativity by joining the Trashion Show at Science Odyssey on March 1, 2018 at Junction K - 8 School.


The show is open to LVJUSD students in grades K - 12. All outfits must be original and created by the students. Adults may join the fun and also dress up, but will not be judged. Judging will be grouped into K-2, 3-5, 7-8 and 9-12 grades.


Participants will wear their "trashion" outfits on stage at the show. Judges will score your outfit and awards will be given later then evening. The staging for the show will start at 4:30pm (there will be a place to change), the show itself will take place at 5:00pm on the stage in the Multi-purpose room and awards will be given out at 6:45pm..

 

Registration online by February 2, 2018.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/26/17




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All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24.  Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, November 27.

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/15/17




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Individuals and families that call will be given the name and address of a site in their neighborhood that is holding a special holiday distribution on a first-come- first serve basis.  Any questions can always be answered by giving us a ring: 1-800-870-3663 or 510-635-3663 (Dial 1 for English, 2 for Food, 3 For Holiday Food).

Holiday Helpline Flyer

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/13/17




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Your art may become the next logo of Science Odyssey.  Contest is open from November 9th - December 1st for students in grades K - 12.  Fifty dollar award given for top entry in the categories: Grades K - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 12.  Rules and entry form

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/13/17




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Dear Livermore Community,

On Veterans Day, as a community and as a nation, we dedicate time to honor all who serve or have served in our armed forces. With this special edition of The Grapevine, I would like to add my personal thanks to the members of our District family who are also members of the military. These special individuals serve our country, and, daily, they serve our students.

 

As the daughter of a U.S. Marine and granddaughter of a U.S. Navy Seabee, I know that service in the military includes a commitment of support by families. I salute all in our community whose patriotism and dedication have helped guarantee the freedoms we enjoy in our country.

 

With deep gratitude,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/10/17




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Dear Livermore Community,

It would take a room larger than the planned gymnasium at Livermore High School to fit a Thanksgiving table that could seat the many generous community and staff members who enrich our students’ lives throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who contributes to our schools!

 

Many hours of professional commitment, infused with love, define the preparation by our teachers, office staff, custodians, yard supervisors, campus catering staff, counselors, specialists, aides, support staff, nurses, and administrators who serve our students daily. Scores of volunteers support our students and staff by giving their time and talents to prepare materials, facilitate activities, and chaperone events. And, behind the scenes, our maintenance, warehouse, and District Office staff support the schools each day. Thank you, also, to our Board Trustees for their tireless commitment to the students of Livermore.

 

A visit to one elementary classroom reveals layers of community support that combine to bring learning to life for our students. It’s easy to see the Chromebook cart, the document camera, the bulletin board art, the classroom library, and the flexible seating provided by PTA fundraisers, Rotary, and Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) grants, and by many of our community partners. The upgraded wireless network -- less visible, but key to the integration of technology into 21st-century learning -- is a gift from the entire community through Measure J. And the backpacks hanging outside the door on numbered hooks show both family support and gifts from our community so that each child starts the year with new school supplies.

 

I want to thank the organizations in our community that support our students and families, often in ways that others cannot see. Our Child Welfare and Attendance staff members collaborate with City Serve, Open Heart Kitchen, Axis Community Health, Tri-Valley Haven, Shepherd’s Gate, and other agencies that make it possible for all students to have life’s necessities. Students who are rested, fed, and healthy are students who can learn and achieve.

 

Together, we create this generous community of Livermore that we call home. Together, we show our value of education and our faith in the future of our children.

 

With gratitude,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          

Superintendent of Schools

 

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/3/17




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The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District invites the Livermore community to apply for three positions on the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee. Members serve a two-year term.  Press Release & Application

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/20/17