TVUSD 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR Update

Monday, August 10, 2020

All Information is available on TVUSD's website

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Items Covered in This Issue

We continue to update information as it becomes available and solidified. Our staff has been very busy finalizing plans to be ready to serve students. We want to express our continued gratitude for everyone's patience and understanding as we have navigated the reinvention of our educational program to meet the current state mandates. We look forward to sharing an official welcome back to school message from Superintendent McClay towards the middle to end of this week.

In this issue, we are providing information about:

  • TVUSD's first day of school
  • Finalized student daily schedules
  • Device and internet information
  • Nutrition Grab N' Go Meals
  • Parent resources, tutorials, and caregiver guide
  • Updates from California Public Health regarding elementary waivers and sports
  • Contact school sites

TVUSD's First Day of School

TVUSD's first day of school is Monday, August 17, 2020. It will be a modified day with times listed below.

Chaparral, Great Oak, and Temecula Valley High Schools - 7:30 a.m. - 12:16 p.m.

Rancho Vista High School - 9:40 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Middle Schools (except BVMS) - 8:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

(BVMS) Bella Vista Middle School - 8:30 a.m to 12:55 p.m.

Elementary Schools Grades 1-5 - 8:55 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.

TK/Kinder - 8:55 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Finalized Student Daily Schedules

Chaparral, Great Oak, and Temecula Valley High Schools - 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click Here

Rancho Vista High School - 8:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Middle Schools (except BVMS) - 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Click Here

BVMS - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools Grades 1-5 - 8:55 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Click Here

Tk/Kinder - 8:55 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click Here

*Exceptions: Late start Mondays, O, and 7th periods identified in MS and HS schedules.

BVMS, MMS, and RVHS schedules will be sent directly from the school sites.

What does Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Independent Work mean? Click here to see our guide.

Technology Devices and Internet Resources

Technology Devices

TVUSD recognizes that students may need technology devices to support their online learning and we are committed to ensuring that every student who needs a device receives one.

If your child currently has a digital device, such as a desktop computer, laptop, Chromebook, IPad, Galaxy tablet, and other Android-based devices that can connect to Chrome in your home available for your child’s use, you do not need to request a device.

If you already completed your Annual Family Update in Infinite Campus and now need to add a device for your child, please use the following link. School sites will coordinate their own site device pickup processes and communicate with families directly.

Home Internet/WIFI Resources

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers and delivering digital skills training. To see what resources might be available in your area please Click here.

If you are unable to secure internet access through the above resources and need additional assistance, TVUSD has a limited number of wifi hotspots available to low-income families upon request. Please Click here for information and how to submit a request.


Meals will be served from 11 am - 1 pm, Monday - Friday at the following locations:

  • Bella Vista Middle School - 31650 Browning St. Murrieta, CA
  • James L. Day Middle School - 40775 Camino Campos Verde Temecula, CA
  • Erle Stanley Gardner Middle School – 45125 Via Del Coronado Temecula, CA
  • Margarita Middle School – 30600 Margarita Rd. Temecula, CA
  • Temecula Middle School – 42075 Meadows Parkway Temecula, CA
  • Vail Ranch Middle School – 33340 Camino Piedra Rojo Temecula, CA

All enrolled TVUSD students are welcome to participate, regardless of what TVUSD school

you are enrolled at - come to the middle school closest to you!

To see if you qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, complete an online application today! Visit and click on the Rocket Scan image to begin your application.

If you do not qualify for the program, you can purchase a breakfast & lunch meal kit for $4.50 (elementary students), $5.00 (middle school students), or $5.50 (high school students).

Additional information and contacts are available via the attached flyers.

English Flyer Spanish Flyer

If you need further assistance, contact Nutrition Services Secretary, Seandee Brown at (951)


Parent Resources and Caregiver Guide

We empathize and agonize over the dilemma and hardships the current health pandemic has placed on working families. Our ultimate goal is to return students and staff safely to on-campus learning as soon as we are able to do so, within public health and state mandates. We continue to evaluate and review options to assist families, students, and staff, including exploring partnerships with other agencies. We also want to share that we will be providing regular communication with families with helpful tools, tips, and tricks that may make the online learning time frame more manageable for families. Be on the lookout for a weekly resource from your child's school site.

We have provided a link to a Caregiver Guidebook with great resources and information including information about the tools students will be using in the online learning format. Click here.

California Public Health Updates

Waiver for Elementary On-Campus Instruction

The state released updated information on August 3. The state document recommends that county health departments prohibit any exceptions in counties where the numbers of coronavirus infections are more than 200 cases per 100,000 population. That’s twice the rate of the current threshold that puts counties on the school closure list and would rule out elementary school waivers for 14 of the 38 counties currently on the state’s monitoring list and includes Riverside County. TVUSD will continue to seek clarity with appropriate agencies and legal authorities regarding the waiver and the feasibility to pursue. The public release and information from California Public Health is available here

Athletics and Conditioning

At this time, all sports in the CIF Southern Section have been suspended and are proposed to begin in the winter with a modified schedule. The state issued updated guidance on August 3. The state guidance for youth sports establishes a consistent set of rules that apply to all youth sports programs — including school-based, club, and recreational programs. Outdoor and indoor sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating, such as tournaments and competitions, are not permitted at this time. Youth sports and physical education are permitted only when physical distancing of at least six feet and a stable cohort of participants, such as a class, can be maintained. Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent possible. TVUSD is currently reviewing the new guidance and will provide more information as soon as it has been properly evaluated with appropriate staff.

Questions or Need Further Assistance?

Please contact your child's school site directly. The office staff are back in service and can assist you with individual questions about your child. School sites and departments are still closed to the public. Please be patient if there is a delay in responding. The staff is working extremely hard to manage questions and concerns. Just use the Contact School Button at the top of each school website in the icon bar.

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