facebook
Subscribe: News and Alerts
School Web Sites Cafeteria Menus & Forms Calendars & Schedules Registration Open Enrollment & Transfers School Accountability Report Cards School Locations School Safety Summer School Programs
About Us Contact Us Emergency Information Forms Frequently Asked Questions Negotiations Update Press Releases School Board Superintendent Testing
Administrative Services Bond Program Business Services Campus Catering Community Engagement Curriculum & Instruction Educational Services Human Resources Information Technology Maintenance, Operations & Facilities Payroll Purchasing & Warehouse Special Education Student Services - Health Services
Agendas & Minutes Board Meeting Calendar Board Members Code of Ethics Committee Assignments Election Results Formal Written Correspondence to the Board of Education Mission, Goals and Vision Oath of Office Policies & Regulations
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Flyer Approval & Distribution Livermore Valley Education Foundation Local Control Funding & Accountability - LCFF & LCAP Online Resources Parcel Tax Information Parent Club Information Council Site & Field Rental Volunteering WeTip Program
Absence Management & Reporting Employee Links Employee Recognition

News

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Spanish version

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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. 
Agenda 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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. 

 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Continue with the Grapevine Newsletter

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 More Information

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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. 
Agenda 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/19/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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!

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Continue with the Grapevine Newsletter

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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
more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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!

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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!

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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.

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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. 

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

"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.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Continue reading the Veterans Day Edition

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day. School and offices will reopen on Monday, November 13th.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District music performance calendar is now available here.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Police Department invites accompanied children up to 12 years of age to Trick or Treat through the Police Department on Monday, October 30th from 5:00 - 7:30 PM.  The Livermore Police Department is located at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore.  Costumes are encouraged.  Flyer

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Granada Boosters will be holding the 8th Annual Race to the Flagpole on Saturday November 11th. We hope to see you at the race.  Register now!

Race to the Flagpole (Free Photos w/ entry)

https://www.active.com/livermore-ca/running/distance-running-races/race-to-the-flagpole-free-photos-w-entry-2017

 

Event details and schedule

  • Race Day is November 11th 2017 beginning at Independence Park in beautiful Livermore California. The 5k and 10k race is through scenic Sycamore Grove, where you will be able to take in breathtaking views of the Livermore wine country. Both courses are mostly flat with a majority on dirt trails.  
  • Race day bib pickup is: 6:45-8:15 AM at Independence Park, 2798 Holmes Street Livermore.
  • The 10k starts at 8:45 AM, 5k 9:00 AM, 1 Mile run 10:15 AM.
  • All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, medal, post-race refreshments and free downloadable photos. The top male and female finishers will also be recognized for the 5k, 10k and 1 mile runs. 
more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

As of 10:00 AM Friday, Livermore’s air quality has moved into the “orange” range – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.  Because of this, indoor locations will be provided to students during recess and breaks.  All PE classes will be indoors, until further notice.  Staff will continue to be mindful of students and staff who are sensitive to air quality and monitor for respiratory issues.

 

We will monitor the conditions and alter student activities as needed. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our highest priority, and we will be responsive to the changing conditions.

 

Thank you.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians of Livermore Students,

Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we follow the progress of the devastating fires in the North Bay Area and continue to monitor the air quality indicators for our own area to ensure student safety in our schools.


As of 5:00 Thursday afternoon, air quality in Livermore is “good.” We are hoping that air quality will remain in the “good” or “moderate” range tonight and Friday. We are planning a normal school day tomorrow, Friday, October 13.


We do understand that air quality can change quickly. We will monitor the conditions and alter student activities as needed. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our highest priority, and we will be responsive to the changing conditions.


Thank you for your ongoing support,

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We have been monitoring air quality throughout the day so that we continue to ensure student safety in their curricular and extracurricular activities at our school. The air quality in Livermore has improved since yesterday and early this morning, allowing us to resume some activities.

 

Livermore schools will host outdoor after-school athletic competitions today, Thursday, October 12th, as long as the air quality continues to be moderate. If the winds change and air quality becomes unhealthy, games and matches will stop. Our student athletes will not be traveling to play sports at other schools that have unhealthy air quality. Athletes will be notified directly by their coaches if plans have changed.

 

Indoor competitions (girls volleyball) will be played, as scheduled.

 

Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility as we continue to monitor changing conditions and make adjustments, as needed. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The 2017 Tri-Valley College & Career Fair is being held Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Granada High School, 400 Wall Street, in the large and small gyms.  Tri-Valley students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from;  UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges, Private Colleges, Out of State Colleges, Technical Schools, Military & ROTC, Apprenticeships. Flyer

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All Livermore schools will follow inclement weather procedures on Thursday, October 12th, limiting outdoor exposure of students and staff. Except for walking to classes, all outdoor activity before and during school hours is canceled.

We will be implementing the following precautions:

  • PE, recess, and breaks will be held indoors.
  • Lunch will be held indoors.
  • Windows and doors will be kept closed.
  • Staff will be very mindful of students and other staff members who are sensitive to air quality.

Safety continues to be our utmost priority. We are monitoring the air quality and will continue to keep our community updated as conditions change.  While other schools closer to the fires may have decided to close, Livermore schools remain safe places for students and staff.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Livermore Community,

School is underway! On my visits to classrooms around our district, I am continually impressed by the high level of student engagement, the dedication and expertise of our teachers, and the ongoing commitment of all staff members to raise this next generation of global citizens.

 

This month, we celebrate our students who excel academically. We congratulate our National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students at Granada and Livermore High - these seniors rank in the top 1 - 3% of all seniors in the United States. We are proud of our 350 students who are officially biliterate - those whose English Learner status was reclassified to English Fluent. We commend the hundreds of students who met and surpassed their Summer Reading Program goals, and the thousands who scored at the highest levels on CAASPP. And we applaud the innovative students at Christensen Middle School whose empathy for others inspired them to create the wheel chariot and augmentative alternative communication device that allow all students to participate in physical education; their efforts earned them the 2017 Innovation Tri-Valley Dreammakers and Risktakers Award.

 

Our students' successes are a tribute to their creativity and their intellectual perseverance. It is also a tribute to their teachers' ongoing learning and commitment to excellence. I am excited that our entire faculty, district-wide, has the opportunity this month to participate in a full day of professional development. Our teachers - our experts - are empowering one another to be better.

 

Learning doesn’t just happen in classrooms. Learning opportunities can be found all around us. Our mission is to graduate students who will contribute to society. Kudos to the Granada High School students who adopted North Forest High School in Houston, Texas, and to the students at Arroyo Seco, Croce, and Rancho Elementary Schools who reached out to show compassion for elementary school students in Houston.

 

Our students are contributing and our schools are thriving!

 

Warm Regards,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, October 11th, 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed Friday, October 6th which is a non-student day. Offices will reopen on Monday, October 9th.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

A community celebration of the arts sponsored by the Bothwell Arts Center, ArtWalk returns to downtown Livermore on Saturday, October 14, 2017. From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Works by over 150 artists can be enjoyed, as well as live music, cultural arts demonstrations, and crafts for children.  Art from high school, middle school and elementary students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School district will be on display in the Bankhead lobby.  

 

The event offers a priceless opportunity for artists to interact with visitors as they explore a broad range of works, ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to jewelry and mixed media. Subject matter is equally broad, from floral to figurative and more. Unlike many other festivals, the streets in Livermore are kept open during ArtWalk and displays are clustered throughout downtown parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants and shops. Residents and visitors can experience all downtown Livermore has to offer, while honoring art as the theme of the day.

            

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

TV30's back with award winning high school football coverage.  This season, we will broadcast three varsity football games on Saturday nights at 7 p.m. We will be at Granada High School on this Friday, October 6th to cover the Foothill @ Granada Homecoming game. It is scheduled to start airing on October 7th. We will also broadcast Livermore @ Amador on Friday, October 20th.  More Information

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Many companies like Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have programs that match employee donations to qualified non-profits like the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) or school parent groups (PTA, PTO, Boosters). Please consider supporting our schools. Thank you.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/2/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The United Against Bullying Coloring and Poster Contest is open to students of all ages. This year's theme is "I HEART Kindness."  Because kindness stops bullying so if you can be anything, be kind. The coloring contest has three age categories:  5-7, 8-9, and 10-12.  The poster contest is for middle and high school students. Entries accepted until October 31, 2017. Go to http://unitedagainstbullying.net/contests for the rules and regulations, prizes, and how to enter.  Contest Flyer

 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is posting up-to-date news, upcoming events, pictures, and videos of Livermore schools and our community each day. Stay in the loop by following us on Twitter and liking our Facebook page. And feel free to engage! We’d love to hear from you.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

STEAM Lab Looking for Donations

The upcoming Science Technology Engineering Art & Math (STEAM) lab at Marylin Avenue Elementary School is looking for donations.  This project has been a passion of teacher Taylor Parker for the past few years and continues to inspire and challenge students in the after school “STEAM TEAM”.  Here is a list of things they could make immediate use of:  Legos, fabric, digital cameras, digital video cameras, tripods, iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 5 or newer, iMac 2005 or newer.  Contact Taylor Parker by email at tparker@lvjusd.k12.ca.us or by calling the school at 925 606-4724. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Invitation by the Livermore Valley Opera to the Final Dress Rehearsal of Don Pasquale on Thursday, September 28th at 7 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore.  Admission is free for students and teachers.  Cost for parents accompanying a student is $10. Door opens at 6:45 p.m. The opera begins at 7:30 p.m.  Pre-performance talk at 7:00 p.m. by Revital Shmerling.

More Information

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Livermore Community,            

 Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! What an exciting start as our 13,750 students and 1,340 staff members gathered on the first day to share in the Great American Eclipse! And what an incredible connection to the new Next Generation Science Standards. I continue to be grateful to our industry partners and STEM supporters, including those that allowed us to provide safe glasses to view the eclipse.

 

During my visits to our schools these first days, I have been inspired by the enthusiasm of our staff and the eagerness of our students. Preparation before the first day beautified our campuses and schools, stocked our shelves, and provided for professional development that enabled teachers to collaborate and plan a challenging curriculum for their students. Thanks to the generous support of the Livermore community, Measure J Bond work began this summer, and planning is underway to update our facilities to better support our educational needs.

 

Believe it or not, we have just welcomed the Class of 2030! In a few short months, we will graduate the Class of 2018, our first group of students who are truly 21st-century natives. Our world is changing, and education continues to be the foundation that prepares our children to be leaders. The keys to college and career readiness are good work habits and regular attendance. We look forward to welcoming all of our students to school each day. We are committed to providing each of them an inspiring curriculum that includes character education, wellness, and arts, along with academic rigor.

                                                       
Warm Regards,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter  (Spanish version)

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 UPDATE: Students and staff will remain indoors today as they did yesterday. Athletic events are canceled, with the exception of varsity football. Granada plays at Newark, where temperatures are cooler. Livermore will have a delayed start at 8:00 p.m., after sunset, and when temperatures are cooler. Our school sites continue to monitor temperature and air quality.

 

Because of the smoke in the area today, Thursday, August 31, and because of predicted high temperatures for tomorrow, Friday, September 1, all school sites are following inclement weather procedures, and limiting outdoor exposure of students and staff. In addition, all athletic practices and competitions have been canceled today.

 

Student safety continues to be our utmost priority. We will keep our community updated as conditions change.

 

For more information see the National Weather Service Alert.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

With children starting a new school year, the Livermore Police department is 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.
 

•  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 mid-block 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.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We are looking forward to observing the upcoming solar eclipse on our first day of school. Every school is planning educational activities for students to maximize the learning opportunities of this historic event. Click the link below to see a simulation of the eclipse in Livermore.

https://eclipsemega.movie/simulator?lat=37.6536947&lng=-121.67393709999999

 

Thanks to generous STEM donation funds from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other community partners, our District has purchased NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses for all students and staff.  Please know safety is our highest priority.  All staff and students will have safety guidelines to follow and outdoor viewing will be supervised by school staff. Please reinforce with your student the importance of following all safety guidelines, which are also available by clicking the link below.  2017 Solar Eclipse Safely sheet

 

Some schools will be adjusting their break and recess schedules. In the event that families do not want their student to participate in our district-wide viewing, each site has developed opt-out procedures.  Expect specific details and guidelines from your school site principal this week.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

With the start of the new school year, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is welcoming new leadership staff to the District Office and to school sites. 


Mike Biondi, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, is joined by Kevin Grier, Director of Curriculum, and Helen Gladden, Assistant Director of Curriculum, to lead the educational work of the District. Director of Special Education, Frank Selvaggio, also joins the District team to continue the focus on achievement for all students. 


Arroyo Seco Elementary School welcomes new principal, Gatee Esmat. Sunset Elementary School will be led by Tom Jones. Carla Estrada-Hidalgo takes the helm at Vineyard Alternative School. Jeannette Garza and Jeremy Vilkins join Junction Avenue K-8 principal, Dayna Taylor, to complete the leadership team at the District’s Dual Immersion School. Denise Nathanson, formerly at Arroyo Seco, will be joining Marylin Avenue Elementary this year as principal; and Mistee Guzman has been appointed principal at East Avenue Middle School, where she has served as vice-principal for several years. Alex Eckert will join Ms. Guzman at East Avenue as vice-principal. 


Superintendent of Schools, Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. said, “We are grateful for the contributions over the past years of our outgoing administrators, and we are looking forward to the innovative leadership our new staff members will bring.” 


Mike Biondi brings experience and vision to his new role as Assistant Superintendent. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and additional coursework completed at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Biondi’s depth of experience in educational leadership spans twenty-two years including: University Faculty Instructor, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal, Assistant Principal, Department Chair and Teacher. “I am delighted to join the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District team,” said Biondi. “I am very impressed by the dedicated teachers, school staff, and the district-wide leadership that supports students and staff at such a high level.” 


Kevin Grier’s twenty-five year career in education includes service as math teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, middle school principal, and director of human resources. Grier earned his Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and his Master’s Degree in Educational Management at Azusa Pacific University, in addition to a B.A. in political science from U.C. Irvine. Grier is committed to providing a robust curriculum that will further the District mission of preparing students for the 21st Century world. “I am committed to providing each student with the best educational experience possible, that will provide the broadest range of options after high school,” said Grier. 


Helen Gladden joins Grier in the Curriculum Department, after serving in LVJUSD as principal at East Avenue Middle School, and vice principal and English teacher at Livermore High School. She has a master's degree in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay and a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley. Throughout her career in education, Gladden has demonstrated her commitment to preparing all students to contribute and thrive in a changing world. In 2015, her accomplishments were recognized both statewide and nationally when she was named by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as the California Co-Administrator of the Year. 


Frank Selvaggio brings 18 years of experience in public education, including principal, school psychologist, special education teacher, and community college faculty member. He holds Masters Degrees in Education Administration, School Psychology and Special Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Selvaggio looks forward to supporting all students. “I have dedicated my professional life to helping children, families and educators find personal, professional, emotional and academic success,” said Selvaggio. 


Gatee Esmat began her interest in education while earning her bachelor’s degree at U.C. Berkeley, where she worked with students in the community. She has served as vice principal and teacher since 2007 at the elementary and middle school levels. Esmat holds a Masters in Education from U.C. Davis, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Brandman University. “I am so excited to be joining the Arroyo Seco community,” said Esmat. “I will continue to provide a positive and nurturing school atmosphere, and to provide our students the platform to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.” 


Tom Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Chico and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's College. His 18 years in education include experience as both teacher and administrator. Jones is excited to join the students, staff and parent community at Sunset. “I look forward to adding positively to the already amazing culture at Sunset. Consistent and ongoing communication will be an early focus of mine, as I believe it is an important component to leverage in order to drive toward excellence,” said Jones. 


Carla Estrada-Hidalgo has served as an educator in LVJUSD for 11 years. She received her Administrative Services Credential from California State University, East Bay. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Chapman University, and two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Anthropology and Spanish, from California State University, East Bay. Estrada-Hidalgo is committed to ensuring equity and enhancing educational opportunities for all students. “I’m honored and privileged to be part of students’ educational experiences. It’s gratifying to witness their achievements and growth; and I look forward to continuing to serve our Livermore students by supporting and strengthening our schools,” said Estrada-Hidalgo. 


Jeannette Garza has served as Spanish teacher and Leadership teacher during her 14-year career in education. Currently earning her Master of Science in Educational Administration, Garza also holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from California State University, East Bay. Garza has been honored as the 2017 Rotary Teacher of the Year for Livermore High School. She is excited to bring her bilingual background to Junction’s Dual Immersion program. 


Jeremy Vilkins joins the Junction administrative team with 14 years of experience as an educator. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University, his multiple subject credential from CSU Hayward, and his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Cal State East Bay. Vilkins has worked as history and leadership teacher, yearbook and newspaper advisor, and intervention services coordinator. Vilkins is looking forward to meeting and supporting the Junction community. “Although I have had my hand in many projects, my favorite part of being an educator is making learning fun for the students,” said Vilkins. 


“In addition to the superb slate of administrators, we are proud to be adding 80 teachers to the District for 2017-18,” said Director of Human Resources, Melissa Theide. A combination of retirements and increased enrollment has provided the opportunity to further build the District team. 


The new staff members will join with all LVJUSD employees for the annual Kickoff Celebration on August 17, the official start of the 2017-18 school year. “We come together as a team to celebrate our combined focus on students,” said Bowers. Students will be welcomed back on the first day of school, August 21. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, August 9th, 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 8/2/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Important information to register your student for 2017-18 school year in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

 

For Registration, please go to this link: http://www.livermoreschools.com/registration.


Complete the form on that page. Bring the form along with the required documents to your school of residence.  

  1. Current Immunizations
  2. Birth Certificate of child (Original)
  3. Photo ID of parent
  4. 2 Proof of Residence (Originals)

       Required Documents

 

Any questions contact:
​​​​Sydney Humphre​​​y 925 606-3206, shumphrey@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

             Terri Saenz 925 606-3207, tsaenz@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All are welcome to attend the Tri-Valley Health Initiative Livermore Health Fair. Free health, dental and vision screenings for ages 3-18 on Wednesday, August 16th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at Junction Avenue K-8 School, 298 Junction Avenue, Livermore. This is an opportunity for children to receive free health, dental, and vision screenings, and for families to learn about resources for health. Activities, entertainment, and food will make this a fun and valuable event. Remember your immunization card.

 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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 8AM and 4PM, through Friday, June 16, 2017.
  • Middle school offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 8AM and 4PM, through Friday, June 23, 2017.
  • High School offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 8AM and 4PM, through Friday, June 30, 2017.

All K-12 offices will reopen to the public, beginning Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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

The District office will be closed July 4, 7, 14, 21 & 28.

 

Office hours will resume to regular hours on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 7/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Employees of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) love coming to work. They are proud to be responsible for the education of over 13,500 students. And they know their dedication makes a positive difference in the community.


For the second year in a row, LVJUSD has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Bay Area News Group (BANG). On Sunday, June 25, 2017, BANG identified the Top 100 Workplaces in the Bay Area. “The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District celebrates its employees’ passions, dedication and hard work while also taking pride in creating world-class opportunities for its students. Team members work together to empower the next generation of global citizens and to transform the students of today into the world leaders of tomorrow,” wrote Andy Coffaro, Correspondent for the East Bay Times.

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D., Superintendent of Livermore Schools, is proud that the District has been recognized for its positive work. “When I go into classrooms and see the excitement for learning on children’s faces, I know we are all doing important work,” said Bowers. “I am honored that our employees know they are valued for their work and that they are happy being part of our team,” she added.


Craig Bueno, President of the Board of Education, agrees that the LVJUSD is a great place to work. “Our District has now been awarded Top Workplace four times, including the past two consecutive years. Considering the broad competition, this is an especially prestigious award for a public school district. This award clearly illustrates the accomplishments of our motivated and engaged teachers, staff, and administrators, as well as the leadership provided by Dr. Bowers. We will not rest in our pursuit of excellence.” 


LVJUSD earned the Top Workplace honor based on high-scoring results of an employee survey, administered by Workplace Dynamics in February 2017. The survey gave employees the opportunity to evaluate LVJUSD in areas including connection, effectiveness, and leadership. Employees shared that they feel appreciated, able to work to their full potential, and part of something meaningful. They also feel that new ideas are encouraged, their manager helps them to learn and grow, and they have flexibility in work and life balance.


Superintendent Bowers encouraged participation in the annual survey. “Throughout our district, we share an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement. Each year that I have served as superintendent, I have sought employees’ input to learn how we can improve our support of the students, staff, and families of Livermore,” said Bowers.


“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Livermore Community,

Throughout this school year, we have focused on showing appreciation for all who contribute to the success of our students and our District. Whether sharing a token of appreciation, or writing a note, or saying “thank you,” we have let our colleagues know that they make a difference in our lives, both professionally and personally. As the school year comes to a close, I continue to be grateful to our entire community for supporting students, families, and staff throughout the year. Thank you to our employees and our partners for all you do!
 
Please join me in congratulating the almost 1,000 students who graduate this week, moving on to college and career, ready to contribute and thrive in their next endeavor. I am confident that our students are well-prepared for future challenges, thanks to the excellence they have experienced in our schools. I look forward to watching them make a difference in our community and beyond.
 
Just as our graduates are prepared to be lifelong learners, all of our students can look toward summer as an ideal time for self-directed learning. Today students say goodbye to their teachers, and bring their backpacks home one last time, as they head into summer vacation.  Children will pitch in at home and may have summer jobs. They will also have time to let their imaginations soar. As you enjoy family time this summer, I encourage you to unplug those devices and engage with one another as you explore our parks and libraries, delve into new projects, and create some great memories during the Summer of 2017.
 
With gratitude,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, June 14th, 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's proposed budget for 2017-2018 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 13, 2017 at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting, which begins at 7:00 pm in the Board Room at 685 E. Jack London Blvd. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The availability of viable public parking is an important consideration for many Livermore residents, merchants, and visitors. In an effort to ensure safe and accessible parking, the City of Livermore recently passed a new ordinance governing the types of activities that may be carried out in city owned parking lots and structures. The Livermore Police Department wants to inform the public, and specifically the city’s youth, about this ordinance so that they can avoid possible fines related to violating the ordinance.


In summary, the ordinance (LMC 10.20.261) states that city owned parking lots and parking structures may only be used for parking then exiting, entering to retrieve a vehicle, short term passenger drop off/pick up, or direct passage through to another public area.  Examples of current city owned parking lots and parking structures include the downtown parking garage, the parking lot behind the First St. Alehouse, the parking lot behind the Sauced Restaurant, the Livermore Civic Center, and all lots associated with city owned parks. The City is in the process of posting signage at all locations to make people aware of the new ordinance.


Livermore PD has been receiving complaints that juveniles are congregating in the downtown parking garage and we would like to inform the community that this new ordinance makes that type of activity illegal.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Joint Press Release by LVJUSD and TVLC

June 5, 2017 - Livermore, CA Students attending the Livermore Valley K-8 Charter School (LVCS) and the Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory High School (LVCP) will be able to extend their school year instead of ending school abruptly today. A collaborative agreement between the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC) and its oversight agency, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), provides for LVJUSD support that will allow LVCS to remain open at least until June 7th and LVCP to remain open at least until June 9th.


LVJUSD Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Ed.D., Asst. Superintendent Chris Van Schaack, and Fiscal Director Teresa Fiscus met this afternoon with TVLC CEO, Dr. Lynn Lysko to jointly determine how LVJUSD could provide immediate intervention and assistance to minimize the impact of TVLC’s fiscal standing on LVCS and LVCP students. LVJUSD’s support allows a less abrupt closure to the school year, with the least possible disruption, ensuring course completion, administrative and custodial support, and instructional minutes compliance. There will be necessary time for teachers of record to assign grades, for office staff and the registrar to close up with proper recordkeeping, and for students and their families to participate in planned promotion and graduation ceremonies.
 

LVJUSD feels strongly that students and families need to finish the year with adequate notice, and that students need to complete their academic year to the greatest extent possible. “The last day of school is an important milestone for students of all ages. In addition to completing academic work so that students are prepared for the next grade level, students want to be able to say goodbye to teachers and classmates. At the high school level, students need to be able to present their final projects, and teachers need time to enter grades so that students have complete transcripts,” said Bowers.


For over a year, the current TVLC management team has been working to improve and strengthen the organization's fiscal systems. Today's agreement helps TVLC finish out the school year and continue its focus on long-term recovery. “We appreciate the District joining with us to put our children first under these extraordinary circumstances," said Lysko. "This act is an important reminder of the shared responsibility our entire community has to the education and well-being of each student.”

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public.  

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

2017 Safe Kids Day Booster Seat Giveaway is happening at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on June 10 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  They will be giving away 500 vehicle booster safety seats and 500 bicycle helmets to Alameda County kids. Free BBQ lunch served 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM with live family entertainment, safety activities and community resource fair. More information on the flyer.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/30/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Thursday, June 1, 2017 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 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed Monday May 29th, Memorial Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Attention high school students. Would you like to change the future? Participate in a summer Biotech Bootcamp  to learn basic DNA investigation and transformation skills that are used for crime scene investigations, gene testing and gene modification. Space in camp is limited due to laboratory space.  A waiting list will be kept once spots fill. 

 

Dates:  July 10 - 13 for students entering grade 10 in fall

           July 17 - 20 for students entering grades 11 or 12 in fall

 

Place: Las Positas College      Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00  PM        Cost:  No fee     

Prerequisites:  An interest in science. Register online by June 1.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All are invited to join the party this Saturday at Livermore High School. Doors open at 1:00. Decade tents, a car show, and musical performances will be offered throughout the afternoon.  Guided tours from 3:00 - 6:30. Staff panel (former and current school principals and staff), facilitated by Ron Nicola, takes place at 4:10. Proclamations and program at 5:00 in the Main Gym. Evening social starts at 6:00.The LHS Spring Drama production, In the Heights, starts at 8:00. Come for all of the fun, or stop in for some - and be part of this wonderful community program.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Thursday, May 18, 2017 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

In partnership with the African American Regional Educators Alliances (AAREA), we are offering AAREA's successful Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) S.T.E.P.S. program locally to our incoming fifth through eighth grade students for the 2017-2018 school year. STEM S.T.E.P.S. is a culturally relevant academic enrichment program that offers STEM and college awareness experiences to participating students through project-based activities, exploration and field trips. The program will take place one Saturday a month from September 2017 through May of 2018. In addition to the student programming, parents will participate in the Regional Parent Network which includes culturally relevant outreach efforts to support families with the information, tools and resources to be a partner with the school, district, and educational entities to enhance the education of African American students. Flyer

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is a promise to each student in our District.

 

Read the affirmation, All Kids Are Our Kids: Affirmation of a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School District  (Spanish version)

 

Read the FAQs about Equal Access and Student Safety  (Spanish version)

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Livermore Community,

As the end of the year approaches, our students have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. We are enjoying student performances and participating in academic awards celebrations. We are visiting Open Houses to view student portfolios and see samples of their achievement. 

Starting this first week of May, our students join with other students throughout California to show their academic growth. Students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are demonstrating their strengths in Mathematics and English Language Arts as they take computer-based Smarter Balanced tests, as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, (CAASPP). We are piloting the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) tests at several of our schools. Many high school students are also taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams that will validate their college-level coursework and make them eligible to earn college credit for their high school courses. For the first time, our high school International Baccalaureate (IB) students are taking exams that will demonstrate their progress toward earning the IB Diploma.

We all have vivid memories of being tested -  to show our mastery of a subject in school, or perhaps to prove our ability to drive a car. Because we want to do our best, we can be both excited and anxious when test days came around. I know that our students want to do their best on this month’s tests, and show all that they have learned. Our teachers and staff members are taking extra steps to support students’ positive attitude by holding assemblies, making posters, and creating slogans to showcase the importance of testing as an opportunity for students to show what they know.

The results of these spring tests are important for students and for our schools. Students receive a comprehensive report of their progress on State standards, and teachers use these results to provide support and enrichment opportunities for students in 2017-18. 

Thank you to our families for your ongoing support. Please continue to ensure that students have a good night’s sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast before coming to school. We look forward to celebrating positive results with our students!

Warm regards,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter  (Spanish version)

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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, May 16, 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/21/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at the District Office, 685 E. Jack London Blvd., Livermore. The meeting is open to the public.  Agenda

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed Monday April 17 which is a non-student day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 18.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Tri-Valley Community Television is seeking nominations for Outstanding High School Coach of the Year. Did you have a high school Coach this academic year that made a difference in your sports training and will also have a positive impact on the rest of your life? Now you have a chance to thank that person by nominating him or her for the Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding High School Coach of the Year Award. 

 

It’s easy to nominate your favorite coach. Just go to tv30.org and click on the banner at the top of the website. Fill out the short form to nominate your favorite coach. The winner will be announced at this year’s Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding Athletic Awards Event taking place on May 25, 2017 at the Robert Livermore Community Center. The deadline to submit the nomination is May 1, 2017

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The High School Senior Arts Awards Program is designed to identify, recognize, and encourage talented graduating high school students who reside in Livermore and/or attend a Livermore school. Schools may be public, private, charter or home school, and must be Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited. Up to 10 winners will receive a $600 award from the City’s Commission for the Arts. 

 

To apply for the award students complete the 2017 City of Livermore High School Senior Art Awards applicationprovide a copy of the most recent transcript along with a letter of recommendation from their teacher which is due no later than 5:00 PM on April 28, 2017.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure J Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday, April 12, 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.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our schools provide a safe place for all children to learn. LVJUSD educators support each and every child in Livermore. The District mission - each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is for all students.

 

For information about Safe Schools, Student Privacy, Equal Access, and ICE, see the FAQs (Spanish version).

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

All school sites and the district office will be closed from Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th for spring break. School sites and offices will open back up on Monday, April 10th.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/30/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

#BestSchoolDay is back! Today, March 29th, every donation to live projects on DonorsChoose.org will be matched, thanks to some of our most generous supporters. #BestSchoolDay is a special moment to celebrate public education and the amazing work that teachers do every day with their students.

 

Every time you support a classroom project, you’re helping to build a movement of people who believe that America’s teachers should have the best resources to make every day the #BestSchoolDay for their students.

 

Find a classroom to support at LVJUSD

 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/29/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public.  Meeting agenda

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Kristie StarkovichThe Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District welcomes Kristie Starkovich as the new principal for the satellite elementary campus. Kelly Bowers, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, said “We are so pleased to have Ms. Starkovich join our leadership team. Her experience, enthusiasm and collaborative leadership style make her a perfect fit for our educational community.

 

Kristie Starkovich joins the administrative team with over 20 years of experience as an elementary school educator. She has served as a classroom teacher, intervention teacher, vice principal, and principal, primarily with Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) and Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD).


Ms. Starkovich is passionate about education and is eager to explore innovative and effective strategies to enhance student learning. Starkovich believes it takes a team to cultivate a climate in which students thrive and become lifelong learners. She looks forward to working with the entire school community, students, staff and families.


Ms. Starkovich grew up in Livermore. She attended Sunset Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, and graduated from Livermore High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with Concentration in Foreign Language from California State University East Bay (formerly Hayward), and a Master of Arts degree from National University.


Ms. Starkovich demonstrates the power of persistence and perseverance which have allowed her to learn, grow, and succeed professionally and personally. She values spending time with her husband Aaron, stepdaughter Nicole, and stepson Darren. Nicole will be a junior at Livermore High School in the fall. Walking her big yellow Labrador retriever, riding bikes, and placing her toes in the sand are her joys in life. Last year, she completed her first triathlon and is looking forward to training for many more.


Principal Starkovich is ready to get to know her new school. “I am honored to join the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and return to the community I call home,” she said.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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. Meeting Agenda

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

On Saturday, March 25th 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 EL Authorization or Bilingual Authorization)
  • Single Subject: Mathematics, Science, Spanish
  • Services: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology
  • Education Specialist Instruction: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities

We will conduct preliminary interviews for highly qualified applicants. 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hindu Community and Cultural Center/Shiva Vishnu Temple of Livermore Scholarship

To support and further the education of students in our community, the Board of Directors of the Hindu Community and Cultural Center have established three perpetual scholarships of $500.00 each to be awarded to a worthy high school graduating senior at each of the comprehensive high schools (Granada High and Livermore High) and one among seniors graduating from alternative schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. More Information & Application

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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 April 28, 2017.

 

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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Livermore Police Department recently responded to two vehicle vs. bicycle collisions near school zones over the past week. If your child rides their bicycle to school, we would like to remind parents to discuss bicycle safety and rules of the road with their children.


Bicyclists ARE NOT pedestrians and are required to obey all traffic laws and to wear a helmet if under the age of 18.


Motorists should also keep in mind that while traveling in school zones, there are likely young, inexperienced bicyclists and pedestrians in the area. Please use extra caution while exiting driveways or making turning movements in areas around schools.


Remember that the speed limit in school zones is 25 MPH when children are present (regardless of the posted speed limit). Please read these bicycle safety tips and share them with your family and friends.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee for the parcel tax will meet Thursday, March 16, 2017 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

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Reading for the Future
Dear Livermore Community,

Long before I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley, I knew the power of reading. A good book was like a magic carpet when I was younger, giving me the ability to explore new worlds, meet new people, and dream new possibilities. My library card was a ticket each Saturday to a new stack of adventures. I can remember being delightfully lost in a good book, and even feeling sad when I closed the cover on the last chapter of a favorite character’s story. Today, I continue to be an avid reader. Reading is the key to understanding new perspectives. It is the essential element of success in learning.  


Reading others’ words empowered me to write my own. Even as a second grader, using Dr. Seuss’s book as an impetus to plan my future, I learned that a book could provide a framework for my dreams. And, remembering my Dad’s words, “A goal is a dream with a deadline,” my reading led me to set goals and prepare for my future.

As we celebrate reading this month, let’s all pick up a good book. And, even more important, let’s all read a book with a child. I had a great time reading with students at Altamont and Croce Elementary School sites on Thursday. Thank you for inviting me along with your other guest readers! 

Warmly,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

Continue reading the Grapevine Newsletter

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The "Make a Difference" Awards were established to celebrate the special education youth throughout our community and provide an opportunity for families to acknowledge individuals who have gone "above and beyond" to make a difference in the life of their special child.  All submissions are due Friday, April 7, 2017.  

Award criteria and submission form

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Staff, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/2/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  The meeting is open to the public. 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/24/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Parents of new TK/Kindergarten students for the 2017/18 school year are invited to register their children for school in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The annual Registration Fair is Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24 at the Robert Livermore Community Center. More information about the TK/Kinder Fair

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The City of Livermore is reminding everyone to stay safe by staying out of the arroyos. With all of our recent rain the arroyos have swollen throughout the city. Please refrain from playing, boating, rafting, and wading in the arroyos. During a major storm the waters can become fast moving and extremely dangerous.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

On Saturday, 2/25/17, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Music Department will host a Solo & Ensemble Festival for music students from the Tri-Valley Area. This is the 55th year the Livermore District Music Staff has hosted the event. The festival will be held Los Positas Junior College and runs from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, followed by a formal, “Command Performance” at 7:00 pm in the Barbara Mertes Center for the Arts.


The purpose of a Solo & Ensemble Festival is to foster a love for “Art” music. Performance literature will consist of “classical” repertoire. Students may perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble (duet, trio, etc.).


Approximately 200 students participate annually. Participants must be music students in their district music program. The festival is divided into five events (instrument families), Brass & Percussion, Woodwinds, Strings, Vocal, and Piano.


Entrants will have five minutes to perform their selection in front of a clinician. All clinicians are public school educators known for their expertise as musicians and teachers. After each performance the soloist/ensemble receives comments and a rating, which rates their performance against a standard for their age group. Ratings range from “needs improvement” to “superior”.


In addition, performers that have demonstrated superior musicality may receive a Command Screening. A command screening is a second opportunity to perform, this time in front of a “screening judge”. Of these screenings, 12-15 performers will be selected for a formal evening performance at the Barbara Mertes Center of the Arts.


The Command Performance represents a cross-section of the district’s music program and will represent a sampling of performers on a variety of instruments, as well as various age levels, from the district music program.


All events and performances, including the evening command performance are open to the public. Admission is free.

 

Livermore Valley JUSD Music Staff
 

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

February embraces many science and engineering events throughout LVJUSD and the city of Livermore, including the Science Odyssey the annual science and engineering fair held at Junction Avenue K-8 School, "Science on Saturdays" the free speaker series hosted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and more. For more information about these and other events open to the community go to the Science & Engineering Events Calendar.

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/4/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Focus on Kindness

Dear Livermore Community,
Winter days may still be short, but the brightness in our schools this month is reflective of our bright future. Throughout our District, we are celebrating Science and Engineering, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Black History Month. I encourage you to attend some of the many events happening throughout our community.

Perhaps the highlight of February, in many of our classrooms, is Valentine’s Day. This year, as we celebrate friendship and family as part of Valentine’s Day, I encourage all of us to extend the kindness we practice on that day into a daily practice. Several years ago, I was the recipient of a “random act of kindness,” and I am still touched by that event and more positive because of it. It’s not surprising that researchers show that being kind actually helps us be happier, healthier, and less stressed. February 12
th-18th has been declared “Random Acts of Kindness Week.” Let’s all plan, intentionally, to be especially kind this month. Our schools, our community, and our lives will benefit!

Warm regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Continue with the Grapevine Newsletter

more
Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/3/17