Summer/ Fall 2020-21Communication & Updates


    August 24, 2020

    Dear LVJUSD Families,

    We are all excited to welcome students back to school tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25th! Our priorities for this first week are to build strong connections, get acclimated to distance learning and our teaching and learning tools, and create a strong foundation for the year ahead. 

    As we start this year distanced from one another, going to school will be going to Schoology. Students should have already received login information for Schoology (you can also find it in Peachjar), and our teachers are eager to see and hear from everyone tomorrow in Google Meet. Students will receive a link to their classroom’s Google Meet in their school email (, and they can locate it when they log in to Schoology ( or through the button on your school’s website homepage).

    We anticipate that there may be questions and we are preparing for the occasional stumbling block, as our entire district logs in tomorrow. Should you receive connection error messages when logging into online platforms such as Schoology or Google Meet, please try refreshing your computer and logging in again. Schoology and Google Meet both work best in Chrome. If your student continues to have connection issues after multiple tries, please contact our IT Support Team at This email help hotline will go live Tuesday morning. 

    We know that some of our families are dealing with the added burden of smoke and possibly devastating fires or evacuations this week. More than anything, please take care of yourselves and your families. Please do not hesitate to reach out directly to your school if we can be of support to you. And please know this - in emergency situations, home and family must take precedence. We will not academically penalize students for absences due to crisis situations - including fires, power outages, and any other emergency out of their control. Our teachers will support students to keep them engaged and on track if they are temporarily unable to be online. 

    Our first day of school in 2020 will certainly be unlike any other we have experienced. Please be assured that we are all in this together. We know that children look to adults for stability and direction. Maintaining and modeling a calm and positive outlook will help them persevere and diffuse any anxiety. Let’s all try to be patient with ourselves and one another. 

    As public school employees, we are dedicated to making a positive difference for children and our community. No matter what comes our way, rest assured, our commitment to your children is unwavering. 

    We are #LVJUSDStrong and #StrongerTogether.

    Warm regards,

    Superintendent Kelly Bowers


  • Alameda County Public Health Department
  • California Department of Public Health
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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