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COVID-19 Response

Dear LVAES Family,

 

As you may already know, Ventura County has ordered the closure of all school campuses until at least May 4.  It is very likely that our campus will remain closed through the end of this school year.  However, this does not mean that LVAES is shutting down.  Beginning March 30, we will transition to a virtual learning platform.

 

Every day, each of our lives are changing, but the mission of LVAES remains the same: We exist to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.  It is in this time of crisis that our mission is stronger than ever, although the way that we fulfill it has changed and become more complicated.  We are still committed to partnering with you in the education of all parts of your children.  Although we cannot meet in person, we are dedicated to rocking this distance-learning thing!

 

We recognize that this crisis has changed the life situation for each of you.  Some of you are out of work and feeling the financial hardship.  Many are transitioning to working at home and are struggling to accomplish work while also managing children.  Regardless of your situation, we are here for you.

 

While we are operating in a distance-learning environment, we commit to

 

  • Guiding and personalizing your child’s education so that he/she can continue to be academically challenged during this time.

  • Delivering personalized lessons and activities that will scaffold and guide your child for 4-6 hours each day with minimal support from you so that you can focus on what you need to do.

  • Providing 1:1 support and guidance for your child from 8:15-3:15.  If your child has a question, we’ll be there beside them, virtually of course.

  • Using technology for effective and personalized teaching while intentionally limiting required screen time in the completion of assignments.

  • Purposefully scaffolding your child in their faith because this is a time for faith building.

  • Challenging your child to maintain physical fitness because there are only so many family walks you can go on.

  • Engaging your child’s social needs because isolation is difficult.

 

We will be working with each family to ensure that you have the technology needed to thrive in this new environment.  We will also be posting tutorial videos to teach you and your students how to easily navigate our new virtual platform.  You can expect these tutorials to be available on Sunday, March 29.

 

As many are struggling financially in this crisis, we are committed to working with your individual situation.  If you are experiencing financial distress, please contact me as soon as possible to work out a solution.

 

If you have any questions about our transition to a distance-learning format, tuition payments, or anything else, please email me or call me.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jonathan Fox
Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School
(805)263-8138
principal@lvaes.org