FAQs Related to School Closure & Coronavirus


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Distance/Online Learning Questions

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, CVUSD will be releasing significantly more detailed activities. Below provides additional information about the instructional materials:

  1. In an easy to follow, structured calendar - detailed activities for all students in the areas of: mental health/social-emotional, all content areas (e.g. English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Career Technical Education), English Language Development, speech and language, fine and gross motor and physical education will be provided.
  2. The activity calendars will be organized by individual grade-level, secondary courses, and related service areas. Print materials may be printed at home, and they will also be available at all school sites.
  3. These calendars will be made available via a new “Activities Schedules” button on the CVUSD Activities Library webpage.
  4. Check out a sample of what these activity calendars will look like via this video demonstration

Added 3/19/20

Public schools are legally responsible to adhere to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA- Special Education), American with Disability Act (ADA- Section 504), Title IX (Anti-Discrimination), Assembly Bill 124 (English Learners), California Education Code 49550 (shall serve meals to low-income students) and many other laws that are in place to ensure all students are provided equal access and opportunity at school. Private schools, unless they receive federal and state funds, are not held to the same legal requirements.

CVUSD must consider all learners within the District and how all learners will access their education during school closures. Private schools are not held to the same legal requirements to ensure this equal access and opportunity.

Added 3/16/20

CVUSD is committed to launching high-quality distance learning, for your child(ren) as soon as possible. Some immediate actions being taken include: teacher professional development, device deployment, purchasing of online learning platforms, contacting those in need of internet and technology resources, and analyzing special education service accomodations and delivery methods.

Added 3/19/20

Per California Department of Education, distance learning does include required attendance due to compulsory education requirements. Therefore, it is important for students to follow their teachers’ instructions.

Added 3/19/20

At this time the District anticipates that grades will be reflected on student transcripts, unless otherwise guided by the County of Education and/or California Department of Education.

Added 3/19/20

CVUSD is waiting for guidance from the CDE which should be obtained by Wednesday, March 18th, at the latest. This guidance will include information and protocols for potential distance learning for CVUSD.

Added 3/16/20

Public schools are legally responsible to adhere to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA- Special Education), American with Disability Act (ADA- Section 504), Title IX (Anti-Discrimination), Assembly Bill 124 (English Learners), California Education Code 49550 (shall serve meals to low-income students) and many other laws that are in place to ensure all students are provided equal access and opportunity at school. Private schools, unless they receive federal and state funds, are not held to the same legal requirements.

CVUSD must consider all learners within the District and how all learners will access their education during school closures. Private schools are not held to the same legal requirements to ensure this equal access and opportunity.

Added 3/16/20

Oak Park Unified and Las Virgenes Unified School District’ both have 1:1 technology device to student ratio programs. CVUSD is currently accepting technology access request forms from families for students to receive technology devices from the District. Families may submit technology access request forms online here.

Added 3/19/20

Yes. Teachers were asked to start reaching out to families/students today, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Each students’ elementary teacher should be the one who will contact their elementary families and secondary families will be contacted by their 2nd period teacher.

Special education teachers have been collaborating with teacher to address the needs of students with disabilities and will be communicating with parents.

Added 3/19/20

CVUSD is waiting for guidance from the CDE which should be obtained by Wednesday, March 18th, at the latest. This guidance will include information and protocols for potential distance learning for CVUSD.

Added 3/16/20

Yes. Within the CVUSD Activities Library there are English Language Development (ELD) specific activities, by grade span. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Martinez at dmartinez@conejousd.org or at (805) 497-9511 ext. 3351.

Added 3/16/20



Special Education Questions

At this time CVUSD is offering voluntary activities for students during the school closures and there is no general education ongoing education in place. Therefore, implementation of IEP services is paused. Additionally, per union agreements staff cannot be required to provide services in student homes. Please know,the District is soliciting guidance and clarification from state and local government agencies on the implementation of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) during school closures. Upon receipt of additional guidance, the District will communicate with parents/guardians and staff of any changes.

Added 3/16/20

At this time, CVUSD is not providing special education services in the home, for a few reasons. State and local health agencies have advised quarantines and to minimize contact; CVUSD staff are not required to be in the home of students per their contract; CVUSD is concerned about the health and safety for students and staff - and going into individual homes poses a safety risk.

Added 3/16/20

At this time, IEP meetings are being postponed. If CVUSD closes for an extended amount of time, and upon receipt of guidance from state and local government agencies, the District will communicate to parents/guardians of any changes and IEP meeting rescheduling.

Added 3/16/20

At this time, the District has identified voluntary activities for students to access during the closure. Special education services are not provided to students while activities are voluntary. The District is actively seeking guidance from state and local agencies on how to ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) can be met for students with an IEP during extended school closures. Until guidance is received and clarified, CVUSD will maintain voluntary activities only.

Added 3/16/20



High School Questions (AP, Graduation, etc.)

Any and all activities that are considered “end of the year” activities remain on the calendar. As CVUSD receives additional information and directives from County and State agencies, the District will update status of these events.

Added 3/16/20

The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures. Much of the next steps are dependent on the situation in May. Additional information will be posted by March 20 on the college board website. As of Monday, March 16th. there has been NO communications that indicate postponement of AP exams.

Added 3/16/20

The College Board, which administers the SAT, has canceled the March 28 makeup and May 2 SAT test dates. The next SAT test date is June 6 with a registration deadline of May 27. The College Board is also working on remote learning for AP students and a plan to allow AP tests to be taken at home. The situation is changing frequently, so please see their latest updates at pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates.

The April 4 ACT test date has been rescheduled to June 13. Please get the latest information at www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html.

Information about the impacts of the coronavirus on IB testing is available at www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/covid-19-coronavirus-updates.



Report Cards/Grades

Elementary report cards will be distributed to students and families upon the reopening of schools. However, at both elementary and secondary levels, parents and guardians can also access Trimester 2 grade reports online using Q Parent Portal Connection.

Added 3/13/20

The state CAASPP testing in math and English language arts has been canceled for the current school year and will not take place.



Meal Delivery and Volunteer/Donation Questions

CVUSD will be serving meals at eight school sites. Sack lunches will be distributed out of the District’s kitchen vans - which are easily recognized by the District’s logo on the vehicles. The schedule will be as follows:


Week of 3/16 through 3/20 Lunch Locations & Time:


11:30 - 12:15 PM

Westlake Hills Elementary - 3333 S. Medicine Bow Court, 91362

Banyan Elementary - 1120 Knollwood Drive, 91320

Weathersfield Elementary - 3151 Darlington Drive, 91360

Las Casitas Apartments - Community Room
1707 Calle Diamonte, 91320


12:30 - 1:15 PM

Conejo Elementary - 280 N. Conejo School Road, 91362

Walnut Elementary - 581 Dena Drive, 91320

Ladera STARS Academy - 1211 Calle Almendro, 91360

Glenwood Elementary - 1135 Windsor Drive, 91360

Updated 3/13/20

As part of the USDA program the meals are served free to any child at the site on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a parent feels more comfortable, children do not have to get out of the car, (or if walking to lunch pick-up location with parent/guardian, they may stay at a distance from meal distribution van), children just have to be present and seen by staff.

Added 3/16/20

CVUSD currently has adequate staff to handle meal distribution. However, should the District’s needs change, individuals interested in volunteering may e-mail their contact information to CVUSDCommunication@conejousd.org. Please title your e-mail “I Want to Volunteer.”

Added 3/16/20

CVUSD’s child nutrition team prepares its meals under strict guidelines of health department code, and staff are servsafe certified. The District would be unable to serve meals that are not prepared in its kitchens. If you would like to donate meals, here is a resource that may be of help.

Added 3/16/20



Athletics/Extra-Curricular Questions

In the interest of the health of our community, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all CVUSD schools will be closed through Friday, March 20, 2020. This includes the closure of all school facilities, therefore, no school teams will meet during school closures.

Added 3/16/20



School Calendar Questions

When schools are closed for any reason, CVUSD works with the County and State regarding whether or not days will need to be made up. At this time the CDE has not issued communication that would require school districts to make up any missed school days due to potential COVID-19 school closures. CVUSD will keep the school community apprised on this topic.

Added 3/13/20 at 3:30pm



Health & Safety Questions

The District is required to comply with all HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements. CVUSD will continue to work with the Ventura County Health Care Agency and whatever information that can be passed on to stakeholders, will be.

Added 3/16/20

CVUSD’s district-wide school closure is in support of the recommendations from public health officials to encourage “social distancing” to slow the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that students stay home during the closure as much as possible and do not gather in public places.

Added 3/13/20



Other Questions

We’re aware that school closures present serious childcare challenges for many families. However, the point of closing the schools is to protect students from exposure to the coronavirus and to slow its spread. This social distancing is for the greater good of our communities. Using schools as childcare locations would defeat the purpose of the closures, so we will not be offering childcare at our school sites at this time.

The City of Thousand Oaks has a directory of child care providers that may be useful for parents, click here (please note: CVUSD does not know the current status of operation for these centers).

Added 3/19/20

Yes. CVUSD will continue to provide FREE school meals, which are a vital source of nutrition for many students. A list of meal pickup locations and times is available at http://conejousd.org/Free-Meal-Information.

Added 3/19/20

Spring Break is scheduled to take place from Friday, April 10th through Friday, April 17th. As this was a previously calendared break, it is still scheduled to take place as planned. Distance learning will pause for that week, and then resume on Monday, April 20th after Spring Break ends.

School choice selections will not be affected by school closures. The 10 day window to notify your school of your intent will begin when schools reopen.

Added 3/16/20

Charter Spectrum currently has a promotion for free, short-term internet service. If you are interested, call 1-844-488-8395 and select "0" to speak to a sales associate. Let them know that you're interested in the "Free Student Remote Learning Promotion". Spanish language translation is available for these calls to Charter Spectrum.

Added 3/16/20

Outdoor School at Camp Ramah will close during CVUSD school closures. A communication was sent out to the two schools that have remaining Outdoor School weeks shortly after the District’s announcement. As the District announces additional closures, or re-opens, the two school sites will provide direct communication to impacted 6th grade families describing next steps. CVUSD staff is partnering with Camp Ramah to determine if alternative dates may be provided for any cancelled Outdoor School weeks due to school closures.

Added 3/13/20

CVUSD does not sponsor this trip and therefore does not make the decision as to whether or not it will occur as planned. It is recommended that you communicate directly with the service provider.

Added 3/13/20

The following information applies to: Child Care, Wonder Preschool, and CVUSD Preschool. A credit will be provided toward future month’s tuition for any days missed during the school closure. The amount of credit will be calculated once schools re-open. Information about a credit amount will be emailed to families once schools re-open.

Added 3/13/20