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Check out what's cooking in your students' cafeteria this February!

Congratulations Sue Miller of Aspen Elementary – CVUSD’s February Teacher of the Month!

Sue Miller exhibits enthusiasm, love, and passion for teaching students. A dedicated elementary educator in CVUSD for more than two decades. She is an innovator, problem solver, and a dynamic member of Aspen’s leadership team. We are proud to honor her as our February 2020 Teacher of the Month! Read more

Congratulations Lorena Caulfield of Newbury Park High School – CVUSD’s January Teacher of the Month!

Newbury Park High School educator Lorena Caulfield is a genuine example of why NPHS also stands for “Nice People High School.” She embodies every aspect of the school, and she has been influential in creating a positive culture on campus. Throughout her 18-year tenure at the school, she has taught Health, Spanish, Geography & Career Choices, Sports Medicine, ROP Sports Medicine, and ROP Medical Terminology. We are proud to recognize Ms. Caulfield as our January 2020 Teacher of the Month! Read more

Leadership Opportunity for High School Students: Apply to Serve on the Student District Advisory Committee (SDAC)

Conejo Valley Unified School District is currently accepting applications for the Student District Advisory Committee (SDAC) for the 2020-2021 school year. The Student District Advisory Committee (SDAC) is made up of a number of students from each CVUSD high school site. SDAC members meet every other month with CVUSD Assistant Superintendents and Directors to discuss policies, events and important topics concerning the district. High school students may learn more about serving on SDAC for the 2020-2021 school year here, and applications to serve on SDAC may be completed online here.

Thousand Oaks High School's EThOS Entrepreneurship Academy Receives Statewide Honor

The California Department of Education has named Thousand Oaks High School’s EThOS Entrepreneurship Academy a 2020 California Partnership Academies Distinguished Academy. EThOS is among a very select group to ever receive this recognition – and is one of only six to receive the 2020 Distinguished Academy status, out of 393 California Partnership Academies (CPAs) statewide. Congratulations to the students, staff, and administration of Thousand Oaks High School’s EThOS Academy! Read more

Banyan Elementary Celebrates Abilities Awareness Week

Celebrating differences, kindness, and acceptance is at the heart of Banyan Elementary School’s Abilities Awareness Week. Taking place from January 24th through January 31st, this annual, week long program gives students at every grade level a hands on experience to better understand the unique challenges, and obstacles that some of their peers overcome on a daily basis. Empathy and a reinvigorated energy to spread kindness are also key takeaways. Read more

Colina Middle School's Academy of Technology Lab Receives New Laser Engraver

CVUSD schools give students hands on experiences with state-of-the-art technology. Access to new technology like this gives our students the opportunity to build new skill-sets, and develop passions for future, potential career paths. We can't wait to see what Colina students create with the laser engraver in their new Technology Lab!

CVUSD Schools Celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge

Updated Measure I "Living Document" Now Available

Conejo Valley Unified School District is proud to share information on an on-going basis about Measure I, and the transformative Measure I projects taking place across the Conejo.

Details of the Measure I Facilities Modernization and Construction Projects for all District owned sites are available in the Measure I Living Document - view the recently updated "Living Document" here.

Thousand Oaks High School to Receive Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environment (SOLE)

Thanks to a generous donation from Schneider Electric, Thousand Oaks High School will receive a Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environment (SOLE), which will be used as an outdoor Science and STEM instructional space that is entirely operated on renewable power, and not tied to any utility power grid.

The SOLE is approved by the District State Architect to be built at Thousand Oaks High School along the grassy area besides the service road, between buildings D & E. It is Schneider Electric's intent to build the SOLE prior to the end of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, which concludes on June 30, 2020. Read more

You're Invited: Parent/Guardian Workshop and Education Series - Breaking Free From Anxiety

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 7-8:30pm

2801 Atlas Avenue

Thousand Oaks, CA

Breaking Free From Anxiety

Please join the CVUSD's BreakThrough Student Assistance Program and the Conejo Schools Foundation for a Parent/Guardian Education Workshop about anxiety on Thursday, February 20th from 7pm to 8:30pm. This FREE event will equip parents/guardians with strategies to help build a toolkit to prevent and respond to anxiety. Please RSVP HERE to attend this educational opportunity. *Please note this event is for adults only

About the Presenter

Dr. Chamberlin has twelve years counseling experience on school sites including program management, administration, outreach, education, and intervention. She spent nine years in private practice providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and their families. She teaches in the School of Counselor Education and Doctorate of Psychology Departments at Cal Lutheran University. Dr. Chamberlin is currently the Mental Health Coordinator with the Conejo Valley Unified School District where she is developing programs for students across the developmental continuum. It is Dr. Chamberlin’s vision to meet the social-emotional needs of all students through prevention and intervention and by increasing the availability of school-based mental health services.

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Inclusion, engagement, and fun are at the center of Thousand Oaks High School, Newbury Park High School and Westlake High School’s second year of Unified Sports Leagues. At all three comprehensive high schools, the Unified Teams are comprised of approximately half Athletes (students with intellectual disabilities), and half Unified Partners (students without intellectual disabilities). Each school has developed a unique model of stewardship for their Unified Sports Leagues.

The CVUSD community is invited to cheer on students, and support this program, by attending the upcoming Unified Basketball Tournament on Friday, February 7th at Newbury Park High School. More details here

CVUSD to Celebrate National School Counseling Week on February 3rd-7th

School Counselors reduce barriers to learning and provide the support necessary for all students to achieve at the highest level possible. CVUSD is proud to celebrate its School Counselors' invaluable contributions to the District's TK-12 students during National School Counseling Week on February 3rd through February 7th. Read more

Board of Education Approves the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 CVUSD School Year Calendars

The Board of Education for the Conejo Valley Unified School District approved the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Year Calendars at the regularly scheduled Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

To view the 2020-2021 CVUSD School Calendar as a PDF click here.

To view the 2021-2022 CVUSD School Calendar as a PDF click here.

*It is important to note that the information in these calendars is subject to change in order to best meet the needs of the district.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at

The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

Education Opportunities for Families with Young Children Available at Horizon Hills

The Parent Education Program & Cooperative Learning Environment at Horizon Hills, part of Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Adult School, is a play-based program where the parents learn right along with their children. The Cooperative Learning Environment features dedicated, age-appropriate rooms and yards for families with infants, toddlers, two year olds, and 3-5 year olds. Initial registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year begins in March/April and continues until classes are full. Learn more

Not sure what CVUSD school is right for your student?

Contact Kim Huber, the District's Educational Programs Consultant. She is an available resource to community members, students, and parents who are exploring educational options for their students. Fill out Ms. Huber's online "Let's Connect" form here.