Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

September 3, 2021

IMPORTANT-Lunch Menu Updated August 27

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Leading Labs

In an effort to recognize students for demonstrating PBIS, Leader in Me, and Choose Love principles, staff members have the opportunity to share out examples from their class. For additional details click on this link to view our PBIS matrix. The following students were recognized during the week of August 25-September 1.

Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten:
  • Cameron J. (Leadership)
  • Ethan L. (Responsibility, Leadership)
  • Valerie Q. (Respect, Responsibility)
  • Christian S. (Respect, Leadership)
  • Andy S. (Respect)
  • Kennedy Y. (Respect, Leadership)
First Grade:
  • Kenna B. (Leadership)
  • David G. (Responsibility, Leadership)
  • Ava M. (Respect, Responsibility)

Second Grade:

  • Nevaeh B. (Leadership)
  • Alex C. (Respect, Responsibility)
  • Landon K. (Responsibility, Leadership)
  • Ava M. (Leadership)
  • Ayan M. (Respect, Responsibility)
  • Camden M. (Responsibility)
  • Carlos Q. (Respect)
Third Grade:
  • Audrey A. (Responsibility)
  • Andrew E. (Respect, Responsibility)
  • Mervin F. (Respect)
  • Kimberly G.V. (Leadership)
  • Liyla K. (Respect, Responsibility)
Fourth Grade:
  • Chris A. P. (Responsibility, Leadership)
  • Alexa D. (Responsibility)
  • Olivia H. (Responsibility)
  • Tai I. (Respect, Leadership)
  • Afrand O. (Leadership)
Fifth Grade:
  • Daulton C. (Leadership)
  • Denver G. (Responsibility)
  • Vihan J. (Respect)
  • Jacob P. (Leadership)
  • Josh R. (Leadership)
  • Scarlett R. (Responsibility)
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Click on the document above to get an overview of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Free Hands-On Science Fun!

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Parents & Community Members

Youth Mental Health First Air (YMHFA) Training for Parents & Community Members: YMHFA teaches adults how to recognize and respond to a mental health challenge in youth. The training includes a 2 hour self-paced online pre-work class and a 5 hour virtual group class. 1 CEU is available for a $50 out of pocket fee.

Upcoming Training Dates (Select ONE date):

Saturday, September 11th, 8:15am -1:15pm

Saturday, September 18th, 8:15am-1:15pm

To sign up or if you have any questions, email LVJUSD staff, please include your name, school site, job title, and the date you'd like to attend.

Parents and Community Members, please include your name and the date you'd like to attend.

Civicore Volunteer Application

At this time, we are strictly limiting the number of volunteers allowed on campus, but you are free to start the approval process through Civicore. This is a proactive way to be ready for when volunteering is allowed more widely. Use this link to complete the application process.

Mark Your Calendars Now

October 4 through October 15- ALL students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. The two weeks will be designated to Parent Teacher Conferences and Staff Professional Development.

PTO Important Information

Spirit Wear is Coming Soon

Get ready for your Lawrence gear! Coming next week, you'll be able to purchase all your spirit wear online. Please stay tuned for the link in the Lowdown and on our community Facebook group.

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PTO Meeting September 15th, 7PM

Please mark your calendars and join us for our first PTO meeting of the 2021-22 school year! Zoom information for this meeting will be shared in next week's Lowdown.
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Interested In Helping Out Your Lawrence PTO?

If you'd like to find out more about your Lawrence PTO and you're interested in helping out, we'd love to hear from you! Whether you have time and/or talent to contribute towards the livelihood of our community, please snap this QR code or fill out this form.
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Letter from LVJUSD Leadership Team

September 2, 2021

Dear LVJUSD Families,

Nearing the end of our second week of school, we understand that there are still outstanding questions and concerns around COVID-19 protocols, positive case reporting, and vaccinations.

Health & Safety Protocols

We would like to clarify protocols around reporting student absences and State guidance regarding extracurricular activities.

Reporting Your Student Absent Due to Illness: When speaking to school staff or leaving a message on your school’s automated attendance line to report your student absent because they are sick, it is important to share if the reason for their absence is related to testing positive for COVID-19 or for exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Knowing if an absence could be related to COVID-19 can help our staff to more quickly identify, inform, and respond appropriately.

New Guidance for School-Based Extracurricular Activities: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new guidance on September 1, 2021 that addresses extracurricular activities including sports, band, chorus, and clubs. The following verbiage is taken directly from the guidance (listed #16 in the guidance link included above) and reads as follows:

The requirements and recommendations in this guidance also apply to all extracurricular activities that are operated or supervised by schools, and all activities that occur on a school site, whether or not they occur during school hours, including, but not limited to, sports, band, chorus, and clubs. Masks are required for all persons while playing all indoor sports, unless wearing a mask during play has been determined to pose a choking hazard by a well-recognized health authority, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics.

For (1) the playing of musical instruments that cannot be done with a face covering (e.g., wind instruments); or (2) when wearing a mask during play poses a choking hazard, at least one of the following options is required:

a. Conduct these activities outdoors;

b. Use modified face coverings and bell coverings when playing wind and brass instruments, and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing;

c. Perform at least weekly screening testing with either PCR testing (1:1 or pooled PCR) or antigen testing of all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated.

Positive Case Reporting

As positive COVID-19 cases exist in our community, we know that positive COVID-19 cases in our schools are inevitable. However, with quick notification to our schools if your student tests positive and diligent mitigation measures to reduce the spread, we are able to quickly identify close contacts and send notifications as needed.

Notifications for Close Contact: Rest assured that you will be notified directly if your student (vaccinated or not) was determined to be in close contact with a positive case.

LVJUSD COVID-19 Dashboard: Our District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is now being updated daily on all school days by 5:00 p.m. and can be viewed on our COVID-19 Dashboard webpage.


As a reminder, youth aged 12 and up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please review State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s appeal to families on vaccine importance for students and schools. To find a vaccine clinic near you, visit the California Department of Public Health My Turn website or call 1-833-422-4255 to make your appointment or locate a walk-in clinic.

Providing Proof of Vaccination: As a proactive step to expedite the contact tracing process in the event of exposure, parents can provide a copy of their student’s vaccination card to their school office or email a copy to

Thank you for your continued support and partnership during this challenging time.


LVJUSD Leadership Team

Upcoming Dates

September 6- No School Labor Day

September 10- Special Spirit Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue to honor Patriot Day on Saturday)

September 15- PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

September 17- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

September 30- Picture Day

October 1- No School for Students (Professional Development Day)

October 4-15- Minimum Days for ALL Students (1:30 Dismissal)