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Parent Letter – June 16

Dear LMSV Families,

As the 2019 – 2020 school year comes to a close, I’d like to start by thanking you for trusting us to educate and support your kids, especially at such a challenging time. It’s been a remarkable and difficult year in so many ways, but I have found so many moments of joy in watching our educational community come together in support of one another during this time. I could not be more proud to work alongside such amazing staff and to partner with such a supportive parent community.

While we still can’t say with certainty what things will look like when we start school in August, it seems more possible than ever that we will be able to serve all students on-campus, full time. A barrier to normal school operations next year would have been strict social distancing requirements and capacity limitations. For instance, if there were a requirement to maintain six feet of distance between desks in classrooms, our campuses would be limited to 50% capacity (or less). However, guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) (which we must follow under the current County Health Order) provides for a greater degree of flexibility and offers alternatives in closer settings (such as moving unnecessary furniture out of classrooms, moving desks as far away as possible, and ensuring that all students face forward, etc.). Now that we have clear guidance, we are beginning to work with our teachers, administrators, parent committees, and support staff on a plan for school in August. It is truly our hope that we will be able to serve all students full-time.

Based on the parent survey we shared several weeks ago, we know about 20% of you are uncomfortable with returning to school full time and would prefer school in a blended learning format (partial at school and at home) or a 100% online format in August. Even if we are able to bring all students back on campus in August, we are certain we will be able to offer blended learning and 100% online learning as options for families that have concerns about returning to campus.

We are still in the very early stages of planning for the physical reopening of school and will share more about on campus learning just as soon as possible. For now, we’d like to share some more information about our blended learning and 100% online learning options. So that we can plan accordingly, we want to hear from you (via the links below) if you are interested in either of these options, ASAP.

Blended Learning

We have a successful blended learning program for students in grades TK-8 available at our Trust Blended Learning site (located on the PKMS Campus). The Trust program is a personalized learning program individualized to student needs. The program uses both online, project-based, and traditional homeschool instruction, and students spend some days on campus for lessons with instructors. Families who are interested in a blended experience can enroll directly at Trust through the online link here.

100% Online Learning

Online learning will be available for students in Grades TK – 8 at every school site (there is not an option for a fully online preschool program) and will contain the following components:

  • Online Curriculum – Student instruction will utilize a standards-based, online curriculum (Acellus). This curriculum has the ability to be tailored to individual student needs and pacing. Lessons are provided virtually, and students are required to practice and apply their learning in this curriculum.
  • Online Class Lessons – Assigned teachers will provide virtual class lessons to groups of students for both academic and social-emotional instruction to supplement the online program and to provide opportunities for socialization and engagement for students.
  • Individualized Support – Students and families will receive opportunities for intervention, acceleration, and individualized support on a regular basis from their assigned teacher. Students with disabilities whose IEPs can be supported in an online setting will also receive special education services from appropriate designated service providers.
  • Maintain Home School Enrollment and Connection – Families who choose online learning for the 2020-2021 school year will maintain their school of enrollment. Students will retain their spot in the school and grade level where they are enrolled and will be considered a student of that school site. Families will be able to participate in all school events and will maintain their seat at that school so that they can return at any point during the year that they are comfortable doing so.
  • Flexibility – This program provides the most flexibility for families who are not ready to return to campus yet, but who desire to maintain their connection to their school community.

If you are interested in blended learning or 100% online learning, we’d like to hear from you ASAP. Please complete this interest form. This will help us plan for staffing to ensure support at every school site and support for our online and blended learning communities.

We have a team of dedicated staff working hard on reopening logistics to ensure that we are ready to serve our students in a capacity that best meets your family’s needs. No matter which learning option you choose, our staff and teachers’ focus is on ensuring that we have systems in place to ensure that every LMSV student will have a successful 2020-2021 school year. As the summer continues and we receive more information and clarity, we will continue to send out updates. In the meantime, please allow yourselves to enjoy this break from school. We are here to support you, and we will be ready to welcome you back to our learning community in August. We are grateful for you!

With Gratitude,

David Feliciano, Superintendent
La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – June 12

Dear Parents,

Summer is almost here! We have a few items to update you on today.

Official Guidance on Reopening School
Over the past few weeks, a number of guidance documents have been released on the topic of reopening schools in the fall. Until now, we have not had clear direction on which guidance is authoritative in these matters. However, on Tuesday, the San Diego County Public Health Officer (Dr. Wooten), issued a revised health order that delineates the specific guidance document school districts must adhere to. This document is “COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs” published by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Here is the reference from the county health order:

Effective 12:00 a.m. June 12, 2020, all public, charter or private schools, colleges, and universities may hold classes or other school activities where students gather on the school campus, provided the school complies with the measures contained in the State COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs and has completed and posted a Safe Reopening Plan pursuant to section 11, below, detailing compliance with the measures.

We are reading and rereading this document now, but we were pleased to see that there is a lot of flexibility in terms of what is feasible for individual districts. We will have more information for you soon, but we wanted to get the CDPH document out to parents right away and let you know about this important and encouraging development. 

Meal Distribution Changes For the Summer – Beginning June 22
We will continue to provide meals to our families throughout the summer, but in a different format at some of our sites.  The following schools will continue to provide meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM throughout the summer:

  • La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Multi-meal packs that provide five days’ of meals will be available on Mondays only beginning Monday, June 22, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the following school locations:  

  • Bancroft Elementary School, 8805 Tyler Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • STEAM Academy, 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978

Pandemic EBT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will receive extra food benefits from the State of California. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply; you should have received your P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who did not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application is available at ca.p-ebt.org.

Food Donations
Our LMSV Education Foundation has partnered with City Hope and Hope Alliance to provide food donations to LMSV families in need. Any LMSV family can visit Spring Valley Academy (3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977) on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and receive a prepared food donation bag.  Drive-up or walk-up options are available; please monitor social distancing and health requirements. 

Thank You
We know that there are many questions about what school will look like in the fall.  We are working hard on answers and plan to send an email early next week to provide as much information as possible.  We continue to be thankful for you, most especially for your grit and perseverance during these difficult times.  

Warm Regards,

Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services


Parent Letter – June 5

June 5, 2020

Dear LMSV Families,

We were touched by the outpouring of support we received from so many of you this past week. I know many were concerned about our district office, but thankfully, aside from some graffiti, we suffered no damage. Our hearts are with our students and families that are struggling during this time. Below is a statement that our Board President, Dr. Emma Turner, read on behalf of our district at our board meeting on Tuesday night:

As affirmed in our Equity policy (BP 0415), the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is committed to the realization of equity and social justice within our schools.  We stand together with those who have suffered violence at the hands of racism and oppression, and we are committed to ensuring that each and every one of our students is valued and loved. As we move through these devastating times in our community, we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to ensuring equity in our schools. We are actively engaged in this ongoing work, to affirm the unbounded worth and potential of all children. We continue to partner with San Diego State University and the San Diego County Office of Education in an effort to examine and implement equitable practices in our schools and we remain committed to ending the inequities that exist because of the history of exclusion, discrimination, segregation, and systemic racism in our nation’s educational system.

I’d also like to share from my heart and acknowledge that words do not suffice during times like these. A month ago, many of us were already feeling that the crisis of the pandemic and school closures was one of the most difficult things we had experienced. Jump ahead to today, now that our community and our nation has erupted in violence over the specter of injustice and brutality, and we struggle to stand under the weight of this moment. It feels as if a huge boulder was dropped on our shoulders at a time when we were already struggling to carry an incredibly heavy load. 

I am finding it necessary to pause and think deeply about my own experience of this weight in relation to my neighbor.  What strikes me right now, is that so many of my friends, colleagues, and neighbors, already had this boulder on their shoulders. So many have lived with the boulder of racism and oppression on their shoulders their entire life. I grieve over the fact that it takes video footage of a horrific act, such as the murder of George Floyd and of Ahmaud Arbery, to galvanize our nation.

As a parent of four young children, and as a superintendent of a school district that serves this incredible and uniquely diverse community, I believe it is important to see the relevance of the weight of this moment, to be present to it in its totality, and to recognize that it is not new to our neighbors, our students, our friends, our coworkers. This causes me to want to hold on to this weight and do everything I can do to broaden my view so that I am better able to look through the eyes of another. The tragedy of suffering and injustice that weighs on all of us now is all too familiar to many. We owe it to our children, to our neighbors, and to each other to see beyond ourselves and bear one another’s burdens. I pray we can all hold onto the weight of this present moment so that we can do just that. It is too much to bear alone.

As our community focuses now, more than ever, on issues of race and equity, we are recognizing that many do not know about the work that is ongoing within our schools. In fact, there are some incredibly bright lights and we need to do more to share that light with you. Below are some examples of the initiatives that are happening now. We look forward to sharing more in the months to come. 

SDCOE Equity Grant – We are participating in the San Diego County Office of Education’s (SDCOE) Equity Grant project to walk our school communities through examining their practices and beliefs in an effort to reframe school culture around equity. Through this project, we are also examining practices around discipline and how this may impact our student groups, particularly students with disabilities and students of color. You can read more about the equity grant here: https://www.sdcoe.net/lls/equity/Pages/Equity-Grant.aspx

SDSU Garden PLOT – For the past several years, our district has partnered with San Diego State University in a major teacher development effort known as Garden PLOT (co-Plan co-Learn co-Operate co-Teach). Many of our teachers and staff work alongside professors from SDSU’s College of Education to examine best practices, personal biases, systemic injustice, and learn to teach through the lens of equity. Here’s a video highlighting this partnership and the program’s focus on equity which was shared earlier this year: https://youtu.be/gO7WK7eVaak 

No Place for Hate – Spring Valley Academy is a proud Anti-Defamation League (ADL) No Place for Hate School. In fact, one of our incredible teachers at SVA, Kelly Pallito, was honored this year as San Diego County’s No Place for Hate Leader

Power League – We are partnered with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in an incredible effort to engage with community leaders to mentor and provide both academic and social-emotional support to many of our students and families at Bancroft Elementary School. You can read more about Power League here: https://www.sdcoe.net/news/Pages/Bancroft-Families-Partner-with-District-Attorney.aspx

Thank you for taking the time to read this update. We are so grateful to all of you. We have been saying that “we are in this together” and though this all seems to grow larger and larger by the day, it is paramount that we remain together. The burden is too great for us to carry on our own. The future of our children depends on our ability to love our neighbors nearly as much as it depends on our ability to love them.  

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” ~ Fred Rogers

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

Gratefully yours,

David Feliciano
Superintendent, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – May 29

May 29, 2020

Dear LMSV Families,

It’s hard to believe that it is already the end of May.  When schools first closed we were very optimistic that we would be able to reopen and reunite with our students before the end of the school year.  As time has moved on, the guidance and information for schools has only become more restrictive. It’s hard to fathom how much things have changed since this began. I’m sorry to say that it is clear we will not be able to resume in-person learning prior to the end of this school year, and will remain in distance learning through June 16 (the last day of school).  

Thank you for your patience and support through this process.  We know that the ever-changing guidance over the past few months has sometimes felt as though we’ve created more questions than answers.  As we move into planning for the upcoming school year, we wanted to take an opportunity to provide some information on what we know now, and to ask for your input for consideration.

Planning for the fall
We have a two-pronged approach to planning for the fall. The first prong centers around the logistics for ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff.  We are not the decision-makers when it comes to the health guidelines and rules in this area, but we are carefully monitoring and responding to the guidance as it is released in order to ensure we are prepared. This past week, the Centers for Disease Control released interim guidance reopening schools, we anticipate that it will be adjusted in the months to come prior to our August start date. State Superintendent Thurmond has also promised guidance for schools in the very near future. 

The second prong of our planning centers around the continuity of learning for our students. LMSV’s distance learning plan was created this year with an understanding of the unique circumstances of each family during the emergency school closures. It could just as easily been called “crisis learning” as it has “distance learning.” As we consider the fact that we may have intermittent or required periods of online learning moving forward, we are designing more robust options for instructional support during those times. This work has included the pacing of essential learning across all of our schools and aligning the platforms we use to provide instruction online. Online learning, whether it is full-time or combined with classroom instruction, will be appropriately rigorous, standards-aligned, and more adaptable to each child’s learning style.

What will school look like in the fall?
There are still many unknowns as we plan for what school will look like next year. Much depends on state and county health restrictions that are beyond our control. Health restrictions could be all-encompassing and are likely to limit the number of students permitted in a classroom at any given time. This could greatly impact the extent to which we are able to provide classroom instruction. While we don’t have a clear picture of what school will look like in August, we can assure you of the following:

  • You will not be expected to return to school if you do not feel safe. A robust online learning plan will be an option for all students, even after school reopens. Online learning will likely utilize our existing Trust Blended Learning platform.
  • Our teachers are preparing to meet students where they are, regardless of their distance learning experiences.  We are planning for many variables next year to ensure that high-quality education can continue as seamlessly as possible and will be centered on our essential standards, regardless of how and where that learning takes place.  
  • Social and emotional support will continue to be a major priority for us as we educate and serve our students and families during this difficult time.  We have a team of mental health support providers preparing lessons and activities to ensure our students feel safe and comfortable as they return to school (regardless of the format).  

We want to hear from you
We have created a brief survey, to gather input from our parents as we plan for the upcoming year.  We know that our planning decisions have an impact on your families and your homes, and we want to hear from you.  Please take a few moments to share with us; we value your input.

Reopening Schools – Parent Survey

We are grateful for you
Right now we know that it is especially frustrating to lack concrete information about what the future holds. Our goal has been to share as much information as possible, as soon as possible.  We will continue to communicate regularly with you so that as things develop so you can adapt and support your family’s needs. As a school district we exist to serve you: our students and our families. We are incredibly grateful for you, for your partnership, and for the honor of serving you and educating your children.

Gratefully yours,

David Feliciano
Superintendent, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – May 22

Dear LMSV Families,

Happy Friday!  We hope you continue to be well and are finding opportunities for joy in your lives.  We miss you, and we miss your children.  We have been so encouraged as we’ve been able to watch your children engaging in learning at home on social media and through emails that you’ve shared.  We know this has been quite an adjustment for everyone, and we are so proud of our collective learning community as we walk through this time.  We have included some important updates in this week’s letter that we hope will provide resources and support for your families. 

Packet and Meal Distribution Next Week
Monday, May 25, 2020, is a holiday in honor of Memorial Day.  We will not have packet distribution or meal distribution on Monday.  Packets for the next two weeks of distance learning will be available at all school sites on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Meals will be available next week on Wednesday only from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the following school locations: 

  • Bancroft Elementary School, 8805 Tyler Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • STEAM Academy, 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978

Pandemic EBT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will receive extra food benefits from the State of California. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards are being sent to families during the month of May 2020. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at
ca.p-ebt.org.

Will an online learning option be available next year?
There is still so much that is unknown about what school will look like in the fall. There are focus groups at the state and county level developing reopening guidelines and we are all anxiously awaiting guidance so we can begin to plan accordingly. That said, we will absolutely have a comprehensive, standards-based online option at all grade levels for families that are uncomfortable returning to school. We will keep you posted as additional guidance is provided.

Summer ESS
Our Extended School Services (ESS) program is making plans to open childcare for summer, utilizing all current health and safety guidelines for childcare programs.  We will be prioritizing emergency and essential service workers for available spaces, but will accept applications from any families interested.  Our ESS program will operate from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM weekdays beginning June 22, and will provide opportunities for important childcare support as families begin to return to work.  Childcare costs for the summer program will be $150/week per child.  ESS childcare is available for existing students of LMSV only.  If your family is interested in this opportunity, please complete the registration survey linked here. You will be contacted to complete registration based on space available. For questions, please contact essforms@lmsvshools.org.

Parent Portal Access
Families of students that attend our middle school campuses (LMAAC, PKMS, SVA, STEAM) will receive an email on or about June 1 inviting them to create an account for the parent portal of our student information system.  The parent portal will provide access to demographic information for your student, and will also contain past years’ standardized testing information.  When report cards are completed at the end of this year, parents from these sites who have created a parent portal account will be able to access report cards and download them directly through the parent portal.  Since our middle school campuses use our student information system to complete their report cards, we are piloting access for the parent portal system at this time for the families that attend those schools (all grades).  At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, families from all campuses will be provided an opportunity to create parent portal accounts.  LMAAC, PKMS, SVA and STEAM families should keep an eye out for an email from “ParentPortal@lmsvsd.net” inviting them to create a parent portal account. Questions about parent portal access should be directed to the school office manager at your child’s school. 

Food Donations
Our LMSV Education Foundation has partnered with City Hope and Hope Alliance to provide food donations to LMSV families in need. Any LMSV family can visit Spring Valley Academy (3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977) on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM beginning today, May 22, and receive a prepared food donation bag.  Drive up or walk-up options are available; please monitor social distancing and health requirements. We hope to have this available as an ongoing support option for our families. 

We’re Here for You
We continue to look for ways to partner with our community to provide support to you. Our resource line is still monitored daily, and we encourage you to reach out if you need assistance linking with community resources in our area.  The resource line is 619-771-6085.  We will do our best to connect you with someone who can help you during these challenging times.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support.  We appreciate you!

Sincerely,

Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services


Parent Letter – May 15

Dear LMSV families,

I hope you are well. We miss you and your children so much! I want you to know how incredibly proud we are of you and your kids. Each week, we have been working to provide you with updates and information on distance learning and matters that might impact our educational community.  In previous letters, we have shared that work completed in distance learning would not be graded, but that students would receive feedback from their teachers. Today I will provide more information about what that means for report cards. 

Overview
During this unprecedented time of school closures as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s public schools are required to take a “hold harmless” approach to grade reporting. As the California Department of Education has advised, “Districts should weigh their policies with the lens of equity and with the primary goal of first, doing no harm to students.” In addition, the state has suspended all standardized testing, instructional minutes, and PE minutes requirements through the remainder of the year. Like work completed during distance learning, we will not provide traditional grades on end-of-year report cards during the school closures (which includes third trimester/fourth quarter). Rather, all students will receive credit for completing third trimester/fourth quarter courses and will receive feedback about engagement, participation, and effort during distance learning. Students will not be issued letter or standards based grades.

What information will I receive on the report card?
Although grades will not be issued, each student will be provided with feedback from teachers in the form of narrative comments focusing on students’ engagement, effort and participation. Recognizing that distance learning has been a unique experience and partnership between the school and our families, the intent of these comments is to acknowledge the hard work of our students as they’ve adapted to this new way of learning. 

How will this affect my child’s permanent record?
All students will be assigned credit for completion of the school year and coursework.  Unlike high school and college students, elementary and middle school students do not have cumulative GPAs or other summative grading scores. Therefore, the lack of a letter grade for the final trimester/quarter will not reflect negatively on a student’s permanent record. All students will be issued a report card to indicate the completion of the school year.

Some school districts are issuing grades, why aren’t we?
This practice is more common in school districts that include high schools. School districts that are issuing grades are still holding students harmless. In most cases, their policy is that students can only improve their current grades while distance learning. The feasibility of this practice is all about timing. For LMSV, our students had little to no time in the third trimester/fourth quarter. Therefore, there is no basis for maintaining a student’s “current grade” (because there wasn’t a sufficient period of time in the current trimester/quarter to establish a grade). The lack of a letter grade for the final trimester/quarter will not reflect negatively on a  student’s permanent record.

My child will be in 7th grade next year, will not having a grade on a report card impact his/her class placement in middle school?
During a traditional school year, students are often recommended for class placement into middle school courses by their sixth grade teacher using both final report card grades and state testing scores.  This year, sixth grade teachers will make recommendations to middle schools based on trimester two student performance and previous years’ state testing scores.

My child will be in 9th grade next year, will not having a grade on a report card impact his/her class placement in high school?
Students matriculating to high school are traditionally recommended for high school courses by teachers using their grades from the final grade reporting period and state testing scores. For eighth-graders matriculating to high school during this time, teachers will make class recommendations to the high school based on their performance during the grade reporting period before schools closed and using previous years’ state testing scores. Teachers will work closely with high schools to communicate these recommendations. High schools must practice similar hold harmless grading policies during this time.

My child is an English Learner. Will I still receive the English Learner Report Card?
Families will receive the EL report card when they receive their regular report card. The EL report card will indicate student proficiency from prior reporting periods during the 2019-2020 school year, but students will not receive a mark for the final grade reporting period during school closures. Feedback about language progress during distance learning will be included in the regular report card in the form of comments and feedback from teachers.

My child has an IEP.  Will I still receive Progress on Goals?
Parents of children with disabilities will receive information from case managers and service providers regarding progress on goals. Similar to report cards, progress reports will include narrative comments that will indicate the progress we have been able to note on goals during distance learning.

When will report cards go home?
Report cards will be issued at the completion of the school year, as usual, but we wanted to provide you with this information now in preparation.

We’ve got this!
Each of us faces our own challenges during this time.  As a father of four kids myself (three of whom are in elementary school) this period of time has been a MAJOR challenge (and that’s an understatement). We trust that you are doing the best you can to support your own kids as you juggle the demands of work, home, and now homeschool. It has been our mission from the very beginning to meet you where you are, and support you there. Every child is unique and their ability to thrive in a distance learning environment is very much dependent on individual learning styles and circumstances beyond their control. That is why we are prepared to welcome each and every student back when school resumes and meet them where they are. We will celebrate the gains and course-correct for the challenges that we’ve faced during this time. We love you, we’re proud of you, and we support you. As educators, students, and parents together, we’ve got this!

Gratefully yours,

David Feliciano
Superintendent, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – May 8


Dear LMSV families,

We hope that you are doing well and surviving the heat!  We have a few quick reminders for you as we round out the first week of May. 

Technology Reminders
Devices have now been distributed to children grades TK-8 who are in need. If you still need a device, please communicate with your school site principal. Our website page, www.lmsvschools.org/learning-resources, has a variety of online tools for both parents and students. Additionally, we have created this FAQ guide that provides tips and information for accessing online district adopted materials. We want to take a moment to also remind you about the importance of internet safety and supervision. The website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety has many great resources for students and families about online safety and security that might be a benefit to your family during this time of distance learning.

Curriculum Packet Pick Up
Curriculum packet # 3 (May 11-22) will be distributed Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12 at all LMSV school sites from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The packet will also be available online at www.lmsvschools.org/learning-resources

Meal Distribution
We continue to support and serve our families by offering multi-meal packs with breakfast and lunch on Mondays (with food for 2 days), and Wednesdays (with food for 3 days) from 11:00 to 1:00 at the following school locations:

  • Bancroft Elementary School, 8805 Tyler Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • STEAM Academy, 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978

Any child 18 or younger can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19 no matter your income status. Students do not need to be present with parents to pick up meals. We are here to support and serve you and we hope that you will visit our sites and take advantage of the meals that are being prepared for our children during this time.

We Appreciate You!
As educator appreciation week comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge you, our partners in this educational journey.  We are so grateful to work alongside you as co-educators in these unique times.  You may not have signed up for this journey, but you are rocking it!  Together we are making a difference for our students, and we want you to know that we appreciate YOU!

Warm Regards,

Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services


Parent Letter – May 1


Dear LMSV Families,

We miss you! I hope you are finding ways to connect with friends and family during this difficult time. There have been a few developments this week as San Diego County issued revised health orders. Governor Newsom has also made some new statements about the reopening of schools next year. I wanted to take a moment to update you and share what we know about this new information and the relevance to our schools.

Masks are now required when visiting school sites:
San Diego County Public Health Order issued on April 26, 2020 requires that you wear a mask in public if you will be within 6 feet of another person outside of your home. This means that you must wear a mask if you visit a school or district campus for any reason. We have posted signs to remind visitors of this requirement and ask that you adhere to these orders for everyone’s safety.

Governor’s comments on the start of the next school year:
In a briefing on April 28, Governor Newsom said that he was considering the possibility of starting the next school year as early as late July or early August. It’s not clear what role the governor would have in setting start dates for schools (this has always been determined at the local level). Nonetheless, since our first day of school is already scheduled for August 13 (for the 2020-21 school year), it seems unlikely there would be a change to our planned start date next year. It’s important to note that any change to school calendars would require revised agreements with our employees.

Why hasn’t the district officially said whether school campuses will remain closed this year?
Many have asked why the district has not concretely stated that schools will stay closed through the end of the school year. As we have shared, schools are closed because of state and local health orders. Those orders do not have expiration dates, which means we do not know if health restrictions will be lifted before the end of the school year. The district has not officially put a timeline on school closures because the state has not officially put a timeline on the stay-at-home order.

Given that Governor Newsom has said, on a number of occasions, that he believes schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, it seems reasonable to assume that they will remain closed. Additionally, since instructional minutes, testing, and grading requirements have all been waived by the State of California for the remainder of the school year, if schools were able to reopen, I can assure you that on-campus attendance would be optional and distance learning would continue to be available to all students through the end of the school year.

What will school look like in the next year?
There has been a lot of speculation about what school might look like for students in the fall. Because health orders at the federal, state and local level change so frequently, it is impossible to predict what guidelines and restrictions will be in place in August. The district is planning for many options to ensure that students, families, and staff are supported and safe as we move into the 2020-2021 school year. One such option is a robust distance learning program for those that would prefer to continue utilizing that model into the next school year. As information and details are available, we will share those with you.

Reminder about online enrollment:
Finally, enrollment for the 2020-21 school year can now be completed entirely online at the following link: www.lmsvschools.org/enroll. Note: Enrollment is necessary for new students only. Continuing students do not have to re-enroll. In addition to completing the online forms, you will need to upload a scanned copy or a photo of the following documents in order to complete enrollment:

  • Copy of your child’s immunization record
  • Two proof of residency verification documents (examples of verification documents can be viewed here)
  • Copy of Birth certificate
  • For Kindergarten ONLY- Physical Exam Form (due before 90th day of first grade) and Dental Exam Form (due May 31st of first year in public school)
  • If Applicable – Most Recent IEP
  • If Applicable – Most Recent 504

To promote health and safety, online enrollment is highly encouraged. However, if you need in-person assistance, our school offices will also be open on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020. Families who are unable to enroll online may visit the school on those days, pick up an enrollment packet to complete, and bring required documentation in person to the school. Health and social distancing protocols will apply. For enrollment questions, please contact your school of residence.

Please know that we will continue to provide updates on an ongoing basis. As we receive new information, we will share it with you. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. We continue to be in this together!

Gratefully yours,
David Feliciano Superintendent


Parent Letter – April 24


Dear LMSV Families,

Thank you for your continued support during this time of transition.  This has been a time of learning for staff and students in the face of unprecedented challenges, and we are truly grateful to have you as our partners in this work.  We wanted to provide you with some updates and information that we hope will be a support to your family during this time.

Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year can now be completed entirely online at the following link: www.lmsvschools.org/enroll .  In addition to completing the online forms, you will need to upload a scanned copy or a photo of the following documents in order to complete enrollment:

  • Copy of your child’s immunization record 
  • Two proof of residency verification documents (examples of verification documents can be viewed here)
  • Copy of Birth certificate 
  • For Kindergarten ONLY- Physical Exam Form (Due before 90th day of first grade) and Dental Exam Form (Due May 31st of first year in public school)
  • If Applicable- Most Recent IEP
  • If Applicable- Most Recent 504

To promote health and safety, online enrollment is highly encouraged. However, if you need in-person assistance, our school offices will also be open on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Families who are unable to enroll online may visit the school on those days, pick up an enrollment packet to complete, and bring required documentation in person to the school.  Health and social distancing protocols will apply.  For enrollment questions, please contact your school of residence.  

Interdistrict and Intradistrict Transfer Requests
Since the interdistrict and intradistrict transfer windows closed during the time of emergency school closures, we will be extending the transfer window through April 30 2020 for this year only. 

Families will be able to submit transfers in one of three ways:

1.  Via email to Maria Mijares (maria.mijares@lmsvschools.org)
2.  Via U.S. mail (postmarked by April 30)
3.  In person at the Education Center on Thursdays, beginning April 23, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM *

*We will have staff on hand in the boardroom to answer questions regarding transfers and there will be a dropbox available outside for those who just want to drop off transfer forms.  All required health policies will be followed.  

Blank transfer forms are available online here:  https://www.lmsvschools.org/enroll/, or can be picked up at the district on Thursdays, as indicated above. 

Once the transfer window closes on April 30, all remaining requests will be processed and applicable lotteries will be held.  Families will be notified as soon as possible. It is our intent to still try to meet our beginning of June notification timeline.  Once a transfer has been approved, families will be able to enroll online at their school of choice; please do not enroll until notified of an approved transfer. 

If you are requesting an interdistrict transfer (i.e. a transfer into LMSV from another district), and you are unable to obtain the signed release from the other district due to their closure requirements, you may submit a copy of your request to LMSV pending approval by the other district (they will still need to sign the release before any transfer will be officially approved).  Please notify us on your pending transfer of the date you submitted the form to your district of residence.  This will inform us of your intention/request during our available transfer window.  We will make every attempt to work with you to process these as districts make themselves available to sign release forms.  

Distance Learning
Next week begins our full implementation of distance learning.  We are excited to continue to expand the ways your child will engage in learning from home.  Like you, we wish we could be in our classrooms with our students everyday. Since we do not have that option at this time, we are grateful to our educators who have found a variety of ways for children and families to attend, connect and belong virtually! Packet #2 will be available on our website on Monday, April 27, and also available for pick up at all school sites on Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Student work and assignments provided during distance learning will be used to inform teachers about how to best support students, but grades will not be assigned.  As you move forward through distance learning, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal if you have questions or need additional support.  We are here for you!  

Length of School Closures
Many have asked if schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. As we have shared in previous letters, our schools can only reopen after health restrictions and stay-at-home orders are lifted. At this time, county and state orders and restrictions have no expiration date, which means we don’t know if they will be lifted before the end of this school year. Governor Newsom continues to say he does not believe schools will reopen this year. We are hoping for the best but planning for the worst, which means schools may very well remain closed through the end of the year. We don’t know with complete assurance that schools will have to remain closed, but it is very likely that they will. However, we will let you know ASAP if anything changes.

End of Year Ceremonies and Field Trips
Like school closures, traditional promotions and end of year activities will not be able to be held as long as the health restrictions and stay-at-home orders remain in effect. In some cases, schools are considering alternative “virtual” ceremonies and events to celebrate the end of the year. As plans develop, your school will communicate details about these plans with you.  

Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications/Discounts
If your family has had a change in income or employment, please consider completing a free and reduced-price meal application. Families eligible for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program may receive discounts on utilities including cable, phone, and SDG&E and more. Free and reduced-price meal applications are supported by our partner, SchoolCafé, and can be found on our website here: https://www.schoolcafe.com. Simply create an account if you do not have one already in order to submit an application.  It is quick and easy to do following the prompts on the homepage. You may also pick up and submit an application at any meal distribution location.

Meal Distribution
We continue to support and serve our families by offering multi-meal packs with breakfast and lunch on Mondays (with food for 2 days), and Wednesdays (with food for 3 days) from 11:00 to 1:00 at the following school locations:

  • Bancroft Elementary School, 8805 Tyler Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • STEAM Academy, 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978

Any child 18 or younger can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19 no matter your income status. Students do not need to be present with parents to pick up meals. We are here to support and serve you and we hope that you will visit our sites and take advantage of the meals that are being lovingly prepared by our Child Nutrition Department for our children during this time.  

Our district also has resources to support our families, including information on local food distribution locations and unemployment, linked on our website here:  https://www.lmsvschools.org/community-resources/.  As new resources and information become available, we will add them to that page.  We hope that these resources will be another avenue of support to you during these challenging times. 

We hope that you are safe, that you are well, and that you know that your family is loved and cared for by every member of the LMSV team.  We are in this together!

Warm Regards,
Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services


Parent Letter – April 17

Dear LMSV Families,

Today marks the end of the first week of the soft launch of distance learning in La Mesa-Spring Valley. You made it!

This past week as teachers returned from break, we experienced some pretty amazing things. Families were finding ways to make connections with the staff by holding signs at packet and lunch pick up. Schools launched webpages with resources and supports to supplement student learning. And staff found fun and creative ways to engage with students and let them know they are missed and loved. We have shared lots of stories and photos on Facebook and Instagram.

As shared in our last letter, distance learning is being rolled out in phases. The first is the soft launch to allow time for teachers to connect with students and families, review and adapt curriculum, and obtain professional development on a number of online learning platforms. The second phase begins on April 27th with the full launch of our distance learning program. At that point, there will be a greater emphasis on the supplemental online learning opportunities offered through your school.

This week and next are characterized by assessing needs, making connections, and offering support to families and students. As we move forward, you will continue to receive check-ins from your teachers as they establish schedules, help set up routines, and share resources to supplement learning at home. If you have questions or are looking for additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher or principal. We are here to partner with you in your child’s learning. We understand that all kids have unique needs and we want to connect you with the online learning opportunities provided by all of our teachers. The benefit of distance learning is that the amazing work of one teacher can reach a much wider audience.

If you did not receive a curriculum packet this week, they are still available on our website. Please reach out to your principal if you are having trouble accessing them. The second round of packets will be available for pick up beginning April 27, and more details will be provided regarding that soon. Please know that the packets are just one element of distance learning. Our goal is to give you the flexibility you need to guide your child’s learning, whether that’s focused on the curriculum packets or online learning activities.

This week we also want to highlight an additional resource that’s just been made available here: https://sites.google.com/lmsvsd.net/lmsvbehavior. Our district behavior team has created a webpage focused on behavior support for families with specific resources and tools for supporting behavior at home in a parent-friendly format.

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from the community. Please continue to give yourselves and your children grace, be patient and kind and remember that we are all in this together. This is truly an unprecedented time in our world, and we are here to partner with you in support of your children. We truly believe ALL kids are OUR kids.

Gratefully yours,
David Feliciano
Superintendents, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – April 10

Dear LMSV Families,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented time in our community and our world.  The health and safety of our students and families have been our first priority as we navigate through this crisis. In addition, since the first day that school was closed, we have been developing a plan to ensure the continuity of learning for all our students during this time.  

As Spring Break comes to a close, we will begin the launch of our distance learning program for students.  This program will be implemented in two phases. The first phase, which will be from April 13 – 24, will be a “soft launch” to allow time for teachers to connect with families, review and adapt curriculum, and obtain professional development.  The second phase will be the official structured launch of our distance learning program. This will begin on April 27th and continue until schools are able to reopen.  

The purpose of this letter is to provide an overview of what you can expect as we move into a distance learning environment.  Please know that much thought and consideration has gone into developing these plans. This is new to all of us (staff, students, and parents) and we’d like to thank you for the support, patience, and grace that you have already shown during these uncertain times.  We know that we will be able to navigate this next stage of learning together and do it successfully as partners in the education of our students. 

What will distance learning entail?
In order to ensure that all children have the same learning opportunities, the distance learning program will be composed of three elements: independent study, teacher support, and supplemental online learning. 

Independent Study – The core of our distance learning program will be based on the district’s existing independent study (IS) program. IS is provided through self-paced curriculum packets (digital or hard copy) that are supported by your child’s teacher. Curriculum packets and pacing guides will include two weeks worth of learning materials and will be distributed at all schools (at scheduled times) and on the district website: www.lmsvschools.org/learning-resources/. Additionally, students who are in special education placements with alternative curriculum will be provided packets with resources from those curriculum sources.

Teacher Support – Teachers will engage their students to support their continued learning. Depending on student access, support may occur over the phone, email, Zoom, Google Classroom, in Jupiter Grades or another online application. Parents and students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers for support. Two-way communication is critical.

Supplemental and Online Learning – Schools will offer a myriad of online supplemental learning opportunities by grade level for students to connect with their classmates and their teachers. This may include Zoom virtual classes, Seesaw activities, Flipgrid activities, virtual scavenger hunts, etc. Parents should expect to hear more from teachers and principals about supplemental learning opportunities.

Our distance learning model is illustrated here:

Where do I obtain the independent study curriculum packets?
Curriculum packets are available on the district website lmsvschools.org/learning-resources (select the grade level for your student). Instructions will be included with the grade level packets along with other helpful resources. Hard copies will be distributed at each school site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15. After that, each school will schedule specific times for packet distribution to meet the needs of their families. Distribution information will be provided to parents on an ongoing basis. 

What can I expect from my child’s teacher?
During the first phase or “soft launch” of distance learning (April 13-24), you can expect your child’s teacher to connect with you to ensure you have received your independent study materials, and that you have the tools and materials necessary to engage successfully in the learning. You can also expect to hear from your school about supplemental learning opportunities. Your teacher may engage with you over the phone, email or another online tool. 

During phase two (April 27 and beyond), your teacher will continue to connect with you on a regular basis to support your student’s learning at home. Each school will have information about distance learning on their webpage with supplemental learning resources and activities for students and families.

You can expect your child’s teacher to engage with you and your child to be successful, so please connect with your teacher if your child struggles with any part of the curriculum packet or if your child needs additional support to extend their learning. Distance learning can feel isolating and therefore our teachers want to maintain a relationship with your child and support them during this difficult time

What if I do not have access to a device?
If your child does not have access to a device, please contact your child’s teacher or school principal. At this time, the district is deploying devices to students in grades 3-8 who do not otherwise have access at home. For those to whom devices will be provided, a contract for checking out a device will need to be completed, and your school site tech representative will work with your principal to provide the device to you. 

What can I expect if my child has an IEP?
Your child’s case manager will be in contact with you to provide support with distance learning. If your child receives services with a provider like a speech and language pathologist or an occupational therapist, you can expect that service provider to connect with you and create a plan for providing those services remotely to the extent practicable during this time. If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s case manager for support.

How will this work affect my child’s grades?
The priority of our distance learning plan during these closures is the continuation of teaching and learning. Student work and assessments will be used to inform teachers about how best to support students, but grades will not be assigned. Additionally, the State has suspended all standardized assessments for the remainder of the year.

Should I expect my child to be doing school work at home for the same amount of hours per day that they attended school?
Distance learning is new for everyone, including students, teachers and families. We understand that keeping a regular six hour instructional schedule as students have during a traditional school day is likely neither feasible nor practicable. You might expect your child to engage in 2-3 hours of learning around their curriculum packet and enrichment activities provided by their teacher each day. This time could include working on the curriculum packet, engaging in online learning, independent reading, arts and crafts, and physical activity. You should adapt these expectations to the needs of your child and your home, including your child’s age and ability to attend to a particular task for any given length of time. 

Who should I contact if I have questions or need support?
The best person to connect with if you have questions or need support is your child’s teacher. If your child is in middle school, the initial contact will be from their Advisory period teacher, you may also reach out to individual content area teachers or a mentor teacher who your child is comfortable working with. Your school site principal is also an excellent resource for information and support. 

What do I do now? 
Beginning next Monday (April 13), access your child’s independent study curriculum online or pick up a packet from your school (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).  Expect a check-in message from your child’s teacher or the school and expect to receive more information about supplemental online learning opportunities. Provide loving support to your family and ask for help if you need it.  

We know that each family is navigating this health crisis the very best way that they are able, and each family is faced with their own unique set of challenges that can bring apprehension when approaching this new way of learning.  We want to encourage you to do the best that you are able to support your student, and know that we are here to support alongside you. We would also like to remind you of these words from our Superintendent, David Feliciano:

“As we move into a time where parents must play a more active role in guiding your child’s learning at home, I want to ask that you give yourselves grace. These are unprecedented times, which means that none of us have dealt with challenges like this before. What matters is that we are doing the very best we can for our children. We have to recognize that our best is never perfect, and that’s okay. We need to extend the same grace to ourselves that we extend to our children.” 

We look forward to working with you, our partners, on behalf of our students.  

Warm Regards,
Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services


Parent Letter – April 8

April 8, 2020

Dear LMSV Families,

We hope you are all healthy and have been able to enjoy this spring break. As we have previously shared, our schools remain closed due to the statewide stay-at-home order and health department restrictions on gatherings and social distancing.

In the spirit of planning for the worst, but hoping for the best, on Monday, April 13, 2020, we will launch the first phase (soft launch) of our distance learning plan. Distance learning will be made up of three key components: independent study work, teacher support, and supplemental online learning opportunities and will be launched in two phases (the week of April 13 and the week of April 27). For the independent study component, students will complete an independent study curriculum packet for their grade level. The packets will be available on our website on Monday, April 13, 2020. Hard copies of the packets will also be available at your school site for pick up next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (April 13, 14, 15) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. An email containing detailed information about our distance learning plan will be sent to you at the end of this week. Communications are also being posted on our district website here: lmsvschools.org/coronavirus.

Next week, we will continue to provide multi-meal packs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bancroft Elementary School, La Mesa Arts Academy, Parkway Middle School, Spring Valley Academy and STEAM Academy.

We wanted to give you an update on school closures and packet distribution in case you need to arrange for the pick up of materials, but please don’t allow this email to add unneeded stress to your spring break.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during these challenging times. We will provide additional information and details later this week. We love you and support you. We are all in this together.

Have a wonderful end to your spring break!

Gratefully yours,

David Feliciano
Superintendent, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools


Parent Letter – March 30

March 30, 2020

Dear LMSV Families,

We wanted to take a moment to make sure you were aware of the ongoing status of school closures and our current plans for the weeks ahead. Several school districts have made announcements about extended closures and distance learning plans, and we want to make sure there isn’t any confusion about our plans in La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.

What restrictions are currently in place?

The following county, state and federal orders, restrictions, and guidelines are currently in place:

Health restrictions Expiration date
Federal: Guidelines on gatherings and social distancing April 30
State: Governor’s statewide “stay at home” order Until further notice
County: Health restrictions on gatherings and social distancing Until further notice

Will Schools Reopen on April 13?

As long as the statewide “stay at home” order remains in place, and as long as county health restrictions on gatherings and social distancing remain in place, our schools will remain closed. Please be assured that we will inform you right away if health orders are lifted and we are able to reopen. In the meantime, we should all be prepared for the real possibility that health orders will remain in place well beyond spring break and that schools will not be able to reopen on April 13. In the spirit of planning for the worst but hoping for the best, we are developing a distance learning plan for all students in the event that our schools must remain closed beyond April 13 (more on that below).

Distance Learning Plans

If health orders are not lifted and schools must remain closed, we will provide structured opportunities for distance learning. LMSV will provide curriculum packets for each grade level that teachers will support remotely with their students and families. The packets for the first two weeks of learning (April 13 – 24) will be available online, or available for pick up at any of our school campuses on April 13, 14 and 15 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. More details about the distance learning process will be provided to you in the coming weeks, including follow up information on the use of technology and device access. We are being very mindful of the different circumstances families may be facing. It is our goal to ensure ongoing support to both our students and families as we create a system for continuity of learning for our children. We are here to support you.

Meal Service Update

We are committed to ensuring our students have access to meals during the time of school closure, this includes during our planned spring break. To help better serve our families’ needs, we are transitioning to a multi-meal pack service. Beginning this Wednesday, April 1, we will begin to provide multi-meal packs twice per week. On Mondays, we will provide multi-meal packs to include breakfast and lunch for two days. On Wednesdays, we will provide multi-meal packs of breakfast and lunch for three days. Next week only: We will provide single-meal packs through Tuesday, March 31, with multi-meal packs starting on Wednesday, April 1. 

Meals will be available for pick up from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the following school locations: 

  • Bancroft Elementary School, 8805 Tyler Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977 
  • La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941 
  • Parkway Middle School, 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 
  • Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977 
  • STEAM Academy, 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978 

As always, we are here for you, and will provide more information soon. 

Warm Regards, 

Deann Ragsdale
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services 

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