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Reopening Postponed for VCOE-Operated Schools

January 12, 2021 - Plans to begin reopening schools operated by the Ventura County Office of Education for in-person instruction are being postponed. This was a difficult decision that came after careful evaluation of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and expected delays in the distribution of the vaccine. For the time being, we feel it is safest to continue serving students with distance learning. We recognize the continued closure of school campuses creates many difficulties for students and families, and we will continue working toward getting students back in the classroom once conditions improve.

 

Reopening Dates for Ventura County School Districts and Charter Schools

The charts below provide the dates that Ventura County School districts and charter schools have announced for the resumption of in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. To maintain required social distancing, most districts will use a hybrid schedule that includes a combination of in-person and distance learning. Plans are subject to change, so please check with your local district for the latest information. For districts that are reporting their COVID-19 cases, we have included buttons that link to their public reporting dashboards.

  • TBD = To Be Determined
  • N/A = Not Applicable because the district does not serve these grade levels
SCHOOL
DISTRICT
ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL
MIDDLE
SCHOOL
HIGH
SCHOOL
COVID
CASES
Briggs 
Updated 12/22/20
TBD TBD N/A  
Conejo Valley Unified
Updated 01/05/21
11/09/20 (grades TK-2)
11/12/20 (grades 3-5)
11/16/2020 • 11/09/20 (combination pilot classes of students attending on-campus instruction for select courses at NPHS, TOHS, WHS)
• 11/16/20 (CVHS, Century)
• 01/19/21 (hybrid learning for all courses at NPHS, TOHS, WHS)
View
Fillmore Unified 
Updated 12/22/20
Distance learning through 01/29/21. Reopening in-person TBD. Distance learning through 01/29/21. Reopening in-person TBD. Distance learning through 01/29/21. Reopening in-person TBD.  
Hueneme Elementary
Updated 12/22/20
TBD TBD N/A  
Las Virgenes Unified *
Updated 01/05/21
11/09/20 (grades TK-3) TBD TBD  
Mesa Union 
Updated 12/22/20
Distance learning at least through 01/19/21 Distance learning at least through 01/19/21 N/A  
Moorpark Unified
Updated 01/05/21
Distance learning from 01/05/21 to 01/15/21, then return to hybrid Distance learning from 01/05/21 to 01/15/21, then return to hybrid Distance learning from 01/05/21 to 01/15/21, then return to hybrid View
Mupu Elementary 11/02/20 (grades TK-2)
11/09/20 (grades 3-5)
11/16/20 N/A  
Oak Park Unified 
Updated 12/22/20
TBD TBD TBD View
Ocean View
Updated 01/07/21
TBD TBD N/A  
Ojai Unified
Updated 01/05/21
Distance learning through 01/08/21 then return to hybrid TBD TBD View
Oxnard (K-8) 
Updated 12/22/20
TBD TBD N/A  
Oxnard Union High School District
Updated 01/06/21
N/A N/A Distance learning through the end of quarter 3 View
Pleasant Valley 
Updated 01/13/21
Will stay on distance learning until PVSD reopening metrics are met Will stay on distance learning until PVSD reopening metrics are met N/A View
Rio
Updated 01/05/21
Will begin in-person instruction 3 weeks after Ventura County returns to red tier Will begin in-person instruction 3 weeks after Ventura County returns to red tier N/A  
Santa Clara TBD TBD TBD  
Santa Paula Unified 
Updated 01/05/21
TBD TBD TBD  
Simi Valley Unified
Updated 01/05/21
11/02/20 (grades K-3)
01/05/21 (grades 4-5)
As soon as Ventura County meets state criteria for reopening As soon as Ventura County meets state criteria for reopening View
Somis Union
Updated 01/05/21
TBD TBD N/A  
VCOE
Updated 01/12/21
TBD TBD TBD  
Ventura Unified
Updated 01/06/21
02/01/21 04/12/21 04/12/21 View

* Las Virgenes Unified School District is located primarily in Los Angeles County, but its boundaries include a small portion of Ventura County.

 

CHARTER SCHOOL REOPENING DATES
ACE May begin offering voluntary CTE and SPED related services on campus as early as the beginning of November.
Bridges
Updated 01/11/21
Bridges was granted a waiver through Ventura County Public Health for in-person (K-5) instruction and was approved to begin in-person instruction on November 30, 2020.  It is anticipated that grades 6-8 will return for in-person instruction when allowable based on Ventura County tier monitoring. Some students will remain in distance learning for the remainder of the school year. 
CAPE
Updated 01/05/21
Grades (K-6) will be on distance learning from 01/05/21 to 01/15/21, then return to hybrid. Grades 7-8 remain in distance learning and will return for in-person instruction when Ventura County has transitioned to the red tier for 14 consecutive days. Some students will remain in distance learning for the remainder of the school year. 
Golden Valley GVC is non-classroom based program with no student facility so its schedule will remain the same.
IvyTech
Updated 01/05/21
IvyTech Charter will resume distance learning for the week of January 4-8, 2021. All cohorts will be back on site beginning January 11 for the remainder of the school year.
MATES
Updated 12/22/20
MATES will revert to virtual instruction on January 4, 2021 and intends to resume their hybrid program on January 19, 2021. 
Peak Prep Peak is a virtual school with no student facilities so its schedule will remain the same.            
River Oaks Academy
Updated 01/06/21
Mostly virtual instruction, except for small groups of at-risk students. Further reopening plans TBD.
University Prep
Updated 01/05/21
UPCS reopened in-person (K-8) on October 28, 2020 in a hybrid model and continues a distance learning program for some students. Classes will be fully distance learning for the week of January 4-8, 2021, returning to hybrid learning on January 11, 2021.
Valley Oak VOC is a non-classroom based program and may offer in-person academic support in November or may wait until the beginning of January and remain virtual until then. Their board will be making a decision next week.
Ventura Charter School VCS will open with a hybrid program on January 25, 2021 and will continue one full virtual cohort.
Vista Real
Updated 01/05/21
Due to the current coronavirus situation, Vista Real will be postponing our 1/25 in-center instruction date until further notice. We will continue to serve students remotely. We have not determined a new return-to-center date yet, but will let you know as soon as we do. 

 

 

What the State’s New Stay Home Order Means for Ventura County Schools

December 5, 2020 - The State of California’s new regional Stay Home Order takes effect on Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM in Ventura County and in all counties in Southern California. The order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks. After that period, it will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15 percent. The current ICU capacity for the Southern California region, which includes Ventura County, is available here. Here’s what the new order means for Ventura County schools:

  • Schools at all grade levels that already opened for in-person instruction while Ventura County was in the red or purple tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list can stay open.
  • Elementary schools that opened after receiving waivers while Ventura County was in the red or purple tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list can stay open. Elementary schools that are planning to reopen after receiving waivers may continue to do so.
  • Schools may continue in-person instruction for small cohorts (groups) of students with special needs, such as students with disabilities and English language learners.
  • Schools that have not yet opened or previously received a waiver must wait until Ventura County has returned to the less restrictive red tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list for 14 days.

Schools that are providing in-person instruction are carefully following safety protocols to protect the health of students and employees. 

Additional Information about the New Stay Home Order

 

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