TVUSD WEEKLY UPDATE #16
Monday, April 27, 2020
In This Issue - A Week of Celebrations
Announcements: TVUSD Teacher's of the Year, Green Ribbon School Awards, Newsweek Best High Schools, Distance Learning Showcase, and More...
Distance Learning in TVUSD
TVUSD continues to move forward with using technology to find innovative ways to connect
with students, teachers, administrators, and parents. After you check out the latest video above, check out the additional collection of photos, comments, and videos from our teachers and administrators. We had an outpouring of submissions so there will be many more to share in future updates.
New - Student Code of Conduct for Distance Learning
Congratulations TVUSD 20/21 Teachers of the Year
Dana Polhill Rancho Elementary School
TVUSD Elementary Teacher of the Year
Heidi Mewes Temecula Middle School
TVUSD Middle School Teacher of the Year
Tammy Draughon Great Oak High School
TVUSD High School Teacher of the Year
Three More TVUSD Schools Receive California SILVER Green Ribbon School Awards and TVUSD Receives District GOLD Award
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced last week that 25 schools and eight districts earned 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools awards. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees,” said Thurmond. “California Green Ribbon Schools expertly use local approaches to tackle global issues such as sustainability and environmental literacy. Students are not only learning and practicing environmental stewardship but also sharing those sustainable practices with their families and in their communities.”
The application process and maintenance of green schools is a huge undertaking and everyone involved is to be commended for their efforts.
TVUSD's California Green Ribbon School 2020 Awardees
▪ Margarita Middle School (Silver)
▪ Susan La Vorgna Elementary School (Silver)
▪ Ysabel Barnett Elementary School (Silver)
Local Education Agencies 2020 Award
▪ Temecula Valley Unified School District (Gold)
TVUSD has eight previous Green Ribbon schools. The addition of the 2020 schools and district award now gives TVUSD twelve Green Ribbon school honors. Margarita and Barnett are repeat honorees, having received honors in previous years.
TVUSD Twelve Green Ribbon Schools/District Honorees 2017-2020
Temecula Valley Unified School District Gold Award 2020
Susan La Vorgna Elementary Silver Award 2020
Ysabel Barnett Elementary School Silver Award 2018; Silver Award 2020
Margarita Middle School Bronze Award 2019; Silver Award 2020
Temecula Valley High School Bronze Award 2019
Crowne Hill Elementary School Bronze Award 2019
Red Hawk Elementary School Bronze Award 2019
Rancho Vista High School Gold Award 2018
Paloma Elementary School Silver Award 2018
Great Oak High School Silver Award 2017
TVUSD Comprehensive High Schools Once Again Named BEST High Schools According to U.S. News
U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.
Great Oak High School
Chaparral High School
Temecula Valley High School
Great Oak High School
- #1,108 in National Rankings
- #155 in California High Schools
- #3 in Riverside, CA Metro Area High Schools
Chaparral High School
- #2,396 in National Rankings
- #341 in California High Schools
- #17 in Riverside, CA Metro Area High Schools
Reminder - Year End Activities Decisions Coming After May 1, 2020
As shared in last week's update, TVUSD has set a date of May 1, 2020, to make decisions about TVUSD’s districtwide graduation and promotion activities and we will communicate those decisions shortly thereafter. As always, we continue to thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to evaluate this important decision in consideration of county, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Our priority is to address the needs of the current school year and bring it to a successful closure. However, please be assured that leadership is actively reviewing plans and options for the 20/21 school year.
School and District Contact Resources
Reminder About Contact with School Staff During Meal and Device Pick-up
Under the current Public Health Order of the Riverside County’s Health Officer, “all persons, including essential workers, shall wear face coverings, such as scarves (dense fabric, without holes), bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric face coverings.”
In order to protect the health of our staff and community members, all are asked to use an appropriate face covering and maintain social distancing when making personal contact with TVUSD staff. This includes picking up instructional material(s) and receiving meal service.