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Fall 2020 Opening Information

On Friday, July 17, with all of the facts, models, and input provided to them, the Ventura Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-0 to move the District to a distance-learning model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. This would potentially allow the District to develop a model to bring students physically back to campuses in January 2021; however, we will follow all state and local guidelines in doing so. The Board does reserve the right to make a change to this decision if there is a dramatic turn of events that would allow students to physically return to our campuses safely. We will begin providing distance learning on our regularly scheduled opening date, Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Academic Learning Models- WEAVE, Homestead and El Camino

Fully at home when safest: Both structured and flexible distance learning opportunities with VUSD teacher created/curated courses on an online platform. When safe on-site: students return to classroom based on local and state guidelines with modified distance learning program placed. More information can be found on the Academic Models website

 

Schedules

Fall 2020 will be conducted through full distance learning.  There will however be live teaching that will take place at scheduled times. In addition to the structured opportunities/teaching, there will be flexibility if students are unable to get on at the scheduled time. More information can be found on our schedules webpage. 

Resources- District, Community, and Childcare

Our District is dedicated to providing as many resources as possible to ensure the success of our students and families. This Fall 2020 Resources webpage provides many of those resources.

 

Art and Music Enrichment

Our VUSD art and music teachers are working hard to provide our Tk-5 students weekly live videos and online learning for both music and visual arts! To watch the weekly videos and find additional resources visit the Arts and Music Enrichment webpage. You must be logged into a District Google account to access these lessons and resources. 

 

 

 

Recent District Communications

The Communications Department webpage includes copies of recent family communications from the District as well as an FAQ.

Academic Learning Tools Resources

VUSD will be incorporating a number of different platforms including Google Classroom, Seesaw and Canvas. For more information, visit the Fall 2020 Learning Tools webpage.

 

Counseling Corner

The School Counseling Corner webpage will provide you with resources from our credential school counselors to assist with the social emotional health of your student and their academic success.

 

Special Education

The Special Education webpage will provide you with Special Education information that is an integral to the success of all students.

 

English Learner Resources

Bilingual students: During this extraordinary time, we want to encourage you to continue practicing your English. We've collected some resources that can help. This sites have learning experiences at various levels. They offer you opportunities to grow in your reading comprehension in English, grammar usage, and knowledge of history and culture. Enjoy!

K-5 English Resources

6-12 English Resources

Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Services is working on its Fall 2020 Opening plan and awaiting word about a USDA waiver.  Once this information is solidified, more information can be found on the Fall 2020 Food and Nutrition webpage.

 

Technology Support for Families

VUSD is moving to a 1:1 District beginning in Fall 2020. Each student will be provided with a district device to allow each enrolled student to access digital course materials, digital textbooks and interact with teachers and other students. For more information on this and other technology information, visit Technology Services.

Resources- Mental Health

Our District is dedicated to providing as many resources as possible to ensure we support our students and their mental health.  This Fall 2020 Resources webpage offers many of those resources.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

During these very unusual times, our families have many questions. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on our Communications Department webpage.

 

Spanish Learner Resources

Bilingual students: During this extraordinary time, we want to encourage you to continue practicing your Spanish. We've collected some resources that can help. This sites have learning experiences at various levels. They offer you opportunities to grow in your reading comprehension in English, grammar usage, and knowledge of history and culture. Enjoy!

K-5 Spanish Resources

6-12 Spanish Resources

Athletics

More information related to athletics, guidelines, and expectations. View more on our Fall 2020 Information on Athletics webpage

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