ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Online Learning will resume August 12, 2020. We are monitoring news and information about the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in our area. Since this is an evolving situation, please check this page regularly for updates. 

Fall 2020 Learning Environment

Louisville teachers and students will begin the 2020-21 school year in an online format, hoping to return to a hybrid learning plan when appropriate. Our dedicated teachers have taken online courses, attended formal training, participated in workshops, and receive ongoing professional development to prepare to teach online this Fall. 

We understand that communication and collaboration are key to successful online learning.

Educational technology tools like Microsoft Teams have been implemented as a communication and collaboration solution, complimenting My Louisville, our Blackbaud Learning Management System. Screencasting, digital whiteboards, formative assessment tools, and project-based learning will combine to create meaningful and positive experiences for our students. 

Schedule and Support

On Mondays and Tuesdays students will work independently, or "asynchronously" while teachers are available for office hours for every class. Blocks 1-4 will have office hours on Mondays, and blocks 5-7 will have office hours on Tuesday.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays every class will meet for "synchronous" learning with their classmates and teachers, using Microsoft Teams for live video conferencing, small group sessions and one-on-one assistance..

Fridays will be independent online learning, with teacher office hours for all 7 classes.

Educational Technology, IT Department, Librarian and Counselors will all be available to meet individually to support students in online learning. 

Community Updates - Parent/Student Communication

List of 5 items.

  • July 2, 2020 - Opening of School Update, Mrs. Vercillo

     
    July 20, 2020
     
     
    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
     
    When I wrote to you last week I never envisioned sending a second letter so soon. Because we have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, Friday's announcement from Governor Gavin Newsom came with little astonishment yet it was a disheartening reality. Ultimately, we recognize the great value of in-person learning and our goal remains to have our young women return to campus. The return will be no sooner than the beginning of the second quarter of this academic year, October 12. In anticipation of that day, I want to reassure you that we continue to monitor safety guidelines and appropriately prepare the campus. For now, Louisville will comply with state and local guidance and will open in August with a fully online/distance learning model. A revised calendar and expectations for the learning model will be forthcoming.
     
    Again, with you as a partner in your daughter’s education, we remain committed to serving you in the coming year. May God bless you and your family and keep you safe.
     
    Warm regards,
     
    Kathleen Vercillo
    Principal
  • June 13, 2020 - Summer Update, Mrs. Vercillo

    Dear Louisville Parent(s) and Guardian(s),
     
    I pray that this email finds you all well and beginning to enjoy your summer. At Louisville, we continue to work to design the best plan for our campus, curriculum, and activities in order to reopen school in August in a way that offers our students the most meaningful, in-person, and connected environment for learning. To this end, we have developed a task force of faculty and staff who are currently in the process of gathering information via survey from parents, students, and faculty while also researching best practices and participating in ongoing conversations with colleagues in a variety of professional organizations.
     
    Additionally, we are preparing a plan for a safe campus environment that involves disinfection of spaces and regularly touched surfaces, as well as safety protocols for food and beverages, the delivery and removal of materials from campus, how and when visitors will be allowed on campus, and so much more. With this said, we are awaiting the release of further recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance for School Administrators. Those protocols will help inform the specifics of our plan for the start of coming year.
     
    We greatly appreciate your feedback thus far, and we will be ready to welcome returning and new students. Currently, we have calendared the new student orientation for Tuesday, August 11th and the first day of school for all students on Wednesday, August 12th. Meanwhile, please be assured that we will continue to communicate as we work to finalize our plan to reopen the campus. Even in these uncertain times, we are optimistic and remain committed to serving your daughters and you in the coming year.
    May God bless you and your family and keep you safe.
     
    Warm regards,
    Kathleen Vercillo
    Principal
  • May 14, 2020 - End of Semester Reminders, Dr. Aguilar

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Student(s),  
     
    As we quickly approach the end of 2nd semester, I wanted to first thank you for your partnership and trust, particularly as we moved to distance learning due to COVID-19. As I am sure for many of you, this entire experience has brought to my realization what is truly essential and it has also highlighted the many blessings gained from being part of the Louisville community. Of those blessings, you—parents and students—are top on the list and I did not want the year to end without expressing my gratitude for you and your feedback and support along the way. I look forward to better days ahead when we will be able to see each other in person and celebrate our community.
     
    Given that we are nearing the end of term, I wanted to remind you that during the last week of school students will have instructional days from 5/26 - 5/29 and therefore, we are foregoing Wellness Wednesday that week. Students are in the home stretch and we want to encourage them to finish off strong—attend meets, complete assignments, and maintain good communication (respond to messages) with counselors and teachers.
     
    Finally, this is a reminder that there are some important dates in the weeks ahead. Below please find a list of these important events as well as their scheduled dates and other pertinent details:
     
    ASB Elections - May 18through May 22                                                 Virtual
    • Introduction of candidates/speeches/voting
     
    Yearbook Dedication - Wednesday, May 20                                            Virtual
    • Introduction of theme/dedication/yearbooks distributed on June 2
     
    Mother/Daughter Mass & Alumnae Induction – Wednesday, May 20 Virtual/Broadcast
     
    Awards Night - Tuesday, May 26 Invitation only                                   Virtual & Drive-thru
    • Virtual and Louisville High School Campus – drive-thru/pick-up
     
    End of Year Drop-off and/or Pick-up – Tuesday, June 2                        Drive-thru       
    • Laptops/Contents of lockers, Yearbooks- protocols and details to follow
    • Note: If students need something for a class from their locker prior to June 2nd please email Mrs. Mitchell at dmitchell@louisvillehs.org
     
    Once more, thank you! I pray you and yours continue to be well.
     
    Warm Regards,
     
    Dr. Jennifer Aguilar
  • May 5, 2020 - AP Exam Update, LvHS Counseling

    AP Exams are starting next week! Below you will find some final reminders and updates to help students with this new online testing administration. Please read this entire email and be sure to review the 2020 AP Testing Guide and practice with an AP Exam Demo before your first exam.
     
    Please note, all exam dates and times have been updated. Please review the College Board Website here for the new testing schedule.
     
    Getting Ready for Exam Day:
    • Here is the 2020 AP Testing GuidePlease review this guide before testing day. The guide provides information regarding:
    • The AP Exam e-ticket
    • Five steps to take before test day
    • Understanding the test day experience
    • Exam scores, credit, and placement
    • Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.
    • Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.
    • Here is the required and recommended resource list. Please review so you know what resources you can use during your exams and how you can access them.
    The Exam Day Experience and AP Exam Demo:
    • Be sure to take a video tour of the 2020 AP Exam experience. College Board will show you which devices you can use to take the exam, how you'll sign in on exam day, the different ways to submit your responses, and more.
    • On May 4, you can practice submitting responses with the AP 2020 Exam Demo. It will allow you to practice the different ways to submit your responses. If you can't connect to this demo from your planned testing device, you won't be able to access the real exam on test day.
    • The AP Exam will only open in the latest versions of Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Safari, or Edge. It will not work in Internet Explorer.
    Two Days Before Each Exam:
    • Confirm receipt of e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information at myap.collegeboard.org by clicking on their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm their email address. If it's not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking Update.
    • Students should complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.
    On Exam Day:
    • Students should click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses.
    • If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.
    Information for AP French and Spanish Language and Culture Exams:
    • These exams will be administered using a new dedicated app: the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. College Board will email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit College Board for more details.
    • A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4.
    • Details on accommodations for the above exams are also now available.
    • If you’re unsure about accessing the app, please fill out this survey as soon as possible.
    Information for AP Music Theory Exams:
    • Before exam day, students will need to print or hand copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website.
    Reminder for Seniors:
    • If you’re a senior entering college in the fall, check your college’s deadline for receiving AP scores. We encourage you to send scores as soon as they’re available to make sure they are received on time. You are given 1 free score report, and you must indicate your college or university selection in your AP Profile prior to June 20, 2020.
     
    If you have any questions related to these exams, please contact Mrs. Holmes at sholmes@louisvillehs.org.
     
    Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all and we hope you stay healthy and safe.
     
    Best,
    LvHs Counseling
  • May 5, 2020 - Letter to Louisville Community, Mrs. Vercillo

    Dear Louisville Community,
     
    When I last wrote to you, I indicated that the stay-at-home order would change many events in the month of May and that we were in the process of planning to maintain Louisville’s traditions in meaningful ways.  It is important to all of us to bring closure to the school year in a way that is certain to celebrate the success of our young women and honor the many gifts they brought and shared with our community throughout the year.  The calendar for the month of May is as follows.  Please know that you will receive pertinent details prior to each event.
     
    Festival of the Arts/Visual Arts - Wednesday, May 13                                Virtual
     
    ASB Elections - May 18through May 22                                                       Virtual
    • Introduction of candidates/speeches/voting
     
    Yearbook Dedication - Wednesday, May 20                                                 Virtual
    • Introduction of theme/dedication/yearbooks distributed on June 2
     
    Mother/Daughter Mass and Alumnae Induction – Wednesday, May 20      Virtual/Broadcast
     
    Awards Night - Tuesday, May 26 Invitation only                                          Virtual & Drive-thru
    • Virtual and Louisville High School Campus – drive-thru/pick-up
     
    End of Year Drop-off and/or Pick-up – Tuesday, June 2                               Drive-thru       
    • Laptops/Contents of lockers, Yearbooks- protocols and details to follow
    • Note: If students need something for a class from their locker prior to June 2nd please email
    Mrs. Mitchell at dmitchell@louisvillehs.org
     
    Spring Musical - 9 to 5 TBA July
    Senior Luncheon – Wednesday, May 27                                                      Virtual
    Graduation Celebration of the Class of 2020 – Saturday, May 30                 Virtual
    Senior Prom – TBA late July
    Baccalaureate Mass/Reception - July 31, 2020 - Louisville High School/Senior Lawn, time TBA
    Graduation - Saturday August 1, 2020 - Louisville High School/Senior Lawn, time TBA
     
    May God continue to bless you and keep you safe and in good health,
     
    Kathleen Vercillo
    Principal

From the Counseling Department

There are a number of things you can do to look after and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. For example, many people cope with stress by getting involved with sports, practicing yoga, exercising, or partaking in a favorite hobby. Others express themselves through art, such as poetry, writing or music. What you eat might also affect your mood - a well-balanced diet will help keep you both, physically and mentally healthy.

Mental Health Care While at Home
1. Create a daily routine that you will follow each day.
2. Stay Active & Exercise.
3. Go Outside. Sunlight improves mood!
4. Do your Homework! Work toward a goal at the end of each day.
5. Stay Organized - our environment effects our mood!
6. Do Something Creative.
7. Keep a Journal.
8. Reach Out To Others!
9. Eat Healthy. 
10. Listen to Music.
11. Limit Watching the News
12. Remember, this won’t last forever

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