Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from the Superintendent

Dear CVUSD Community,

As we look back on the 2018-2019 school year, we have many reasons to celebrate the District’s milestones. CVUSD’s Measure I moved forward with funding that continued to improve school district facilities and student opportunities for learning. To learn more about the great work being accomplished, please follow Measure I’s Twitter account at https://twitter.com/MI_CVUSD. Conejo Elementary & Open Classroom Leadership Magnet (OCLM) was named a Lighthouse School from the Stephen Covey Foundation, making them one of only 200 other lighthouse schools in California and one of 420 Lighthouse Schools around the globe. Other milestones included the grand opening of the John L. Notter Family Boys & Girls Club at Redwood Middle School, the permanent move of Century Academy to Horizon Hills, Project 2Inspire's very first English Learner parent graduation, and CVUSD’s opening of The Conejo Closet, which was created to help provide support to families in need, providing both personal items and clothing—including prom dresses for teens.

In our continued effort to keep all of our students and staff safe, we launched our new electronic Visitor Management System. This new process helps us track visitors, contractors, and volunteers at our schools. The implementation of this new system also further emphasizes our commitment to continually improving our school safety protocols and procedures.

We also had our share of heartache with the recent events that befell our local community, from the Woolsey and Hill wildfires to the Borderline tragedy. The District closed campuses to ensure the safety of our schools, with teams working tirelessly to restore and clean our 27 campuses. Meanwhile, our District and school site leadership teams determined the best way to provide for the emotional and physical needs of our students upon returning to school. We continue to send our heartfelt prayers for Thousand Oaks High School activities assistant Lisa Solis, who was injured in a campus incident, and to Thousand Oaks High School student Chad Tsumpes,18, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident a few weeks prior to high school graduation. 

Despite the challenges this past year presented, CVUSD remains committed to all students reaching their full potential in a supportive and academically challenging environment. In order to continually improve our organization and the services we provide through CVUSD, we are implementing two District Offices: CVUSD’s Educational Center (1400/1402 E. Janss Rd.), and CVUSD’s Operational Center (667 Rancho Conejo Blvd./750 Mitchell Rd.). The Educational Center will include Student Support Services and Instructional Services. The Operational Center will include Human Resources, and many of the Business Service Departments. 

As we look ahead to the new school year, we want to thank each and every one of you for supporting our mission and building on our District’s success. We look forward to serving you in 2019-2020 and wish you a happy and safe summer! 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin  
Proud Superintendent of Schools,  
Conejo Valley Unified School District


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