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Fall 2020

October 9, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thanks to those of you who have had time to participate in our Parent Roundtables, and we are looking forward to our final event at Burton Valley.  We appreciate the support expressed in the roundtables for our teachers, and the many comments and suggestions we have heard through these sessions.

Next week will bring an important Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, October 13, at which District leadership will present plans for a return to in-person instruction, including discussions of timelines and daily student schedules.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.   A second meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 22 at which we expect to present a final plan to the Governing Board based on feedback from the initial meeting. 

The next day, on October 14, the Governing Board will hold its regularly scheduled October meeting, featuring a discussion of the District’s Social and Emotional Learning curriculum and approach, and an update on Measure C bond projects.  LPIE leadership will also be joining the Governing Board for an annual update on the 2020-21 budget and programs.

We welcome the parent community to join us at next week’s meetings.

Best regards,

Richard Whitmore, Superintendent


To encourage input from the community, we have scheduled parent roundtables for each of our schools, where you can join me, the principal, and other school leadership to share your thoughts or concerns about a pathway to reopening.  These are scheduled for the following times and the zoom link will come from your school’s principal:

  • Burton Valley Parent Roundtable                Monday, October 12              6 p.m.
  • Happy Valley Parent Roundtable                Thursday, October 1               6 p.m.
  • Lafayette Elementary Parent Roundtable  Wednesday, September 30   6 p.m.
  • Springhill Parent Roundtable                      Tuesday, September 29        4:00 p.m.
  • Stanley Parent Roundtable                          Wednesday, October 7         7:30 p.m.