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

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




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

 

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

 

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

 

Pertussis Facts, What to do & Resources

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




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

 

Safety Tips for Livermore Schools

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

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

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

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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


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


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


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


With gratitude,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

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




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

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




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

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

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




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

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




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The Harlem Wizards are returning to Livermore High School on Thursday, April 26th and Granada High School on Friday, April 27th. 
Purchase tickets online

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Posted by: Lori Sanborn, District Admin, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Warm Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

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

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




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Dear Livermore Families,

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

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

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

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


Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

Novedades Importantes Respecto a la Seguridad

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

 

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

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

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


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

 

Recruitment Fair Flyer

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




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

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




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




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

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

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

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

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

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

By working together, we can ensure our students thrive!

Warm Regards,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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Dear Livermore Families and Community,

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


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


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


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


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


Sincerely,

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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


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

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

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

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

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




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

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




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

JUDGING & INTERVIEWS - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th

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

 

Time

for check-in & set-up

Grade Levels

Location

for check-in & set-up

2:30-3:30 PM

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

MPR

2:30-3:30 PM

6th, 7th, 8th Junction only

GYM

3:30-5:30 PM

4th, 5th students district wide

GYM

5:30-7:00 PM

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

GYM

7:00-8:00 PM

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

GYM

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




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




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

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




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

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




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

They are LIFESAVERS.

Listeners
Informers
Friends
Encouragers
Scholars
Advocates

Visionaries
Educators
Reinforcers
Special

 

Please take a moment to thank our school counselors. 

 

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Warm Regards,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

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

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




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

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




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




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

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




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

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

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

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

Warm Regards,

 

Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

 

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

for your children.

 

Other preventive measures to follow are:

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




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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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




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




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

To get ready for Science Odyssey, you can:

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

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

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




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

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




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

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

2018-2019 Calendario de los Estudiantes

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Warm Regards,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

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




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

 

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


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

 

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

 

 

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




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

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




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

Pursuant to Government Code Section 4217.10, ET Seq.

 

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

Public Notice

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




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


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


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

 

Registration online by February 2, 2018.

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




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

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




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

Holiday Helpline Flyer

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




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

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

 

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

 

With deep gratitude,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          
Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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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.

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




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Dear Livermore Community,

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

With gratitude,


Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.                          

Superintendent of Schools

 

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




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

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




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The Livermore 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

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




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




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

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




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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.

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




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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,

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




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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. 

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




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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

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




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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.

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




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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

 

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




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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

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




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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.

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




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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.

            

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




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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

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




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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.

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




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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

 

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




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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.

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




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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. 

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




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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.

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




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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

 

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




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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.

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




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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.

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




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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.

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




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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. 

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




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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

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




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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

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




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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.

 

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




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

  • Elementary school offices will remain open to the public, between the hours of 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.

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




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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.”

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




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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


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




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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

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




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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. 

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




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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.

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




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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.”

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




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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.  

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




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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.

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




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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 

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




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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.

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




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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.

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