COVID-19 UPDATE 1-12-2022

Dear GVCS families and staff members,

 With the recent surge in the spread of COVID-19, GVCS is making some changes to our procedures until further notice.

 We are limiting the number of staff members that will be in the office at the same time to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19 to the full office staff.

 We have placed an additional limit on the number of parents and EFs that can visit the library. For now, the limits are as follows:

Who

When

Specifics

Parents

M-W-F

1 parent per time slot

3 time slots on designated days

90 minute slots

Sign-Up Required

EFs

T-TH

1 EF per time slot

3 time slots on designated days

90 minute slots

Sign-Up Required

 We have also “strongly encouraged”, but not required, virtual learning plan meetings. Approvals from administration to meet virtually are not necessary at this time.

 We are also asking families to make careful decisions about attending in-person vendor services, and attend virtually whenever possible.

 We will continue to require masks both indoors and outdoors if you do have a mutually agreeable in-person Learning Plan Meeting.

 Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) has recently published new guidelines concerning isolation, quarantines, and testing.

Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation) 

Recommended Action

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.

●      Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days.

●      Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on day 5 or later tests negative.

●      If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10.

●      If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever resolves.

●      If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.

●      Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see Section below on masking for additional information)

*Antigen test preferred.

 

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) 

Recommended Action

●      Unvaccinated; OR 

●      Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received their booster dose.**

(Refer to CDC COVID-19 Booster Shots to determine who is booster eligible)

 

●      Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days, after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

●      Test on day 5.

●      Quarantine can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative.

●      If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present, quarantine can end after day 10.

●      Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see Section below on masking for additional information).

●      Strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

●      If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations above.

●      If symptoms develop, test and stay home.

 

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (No Quarantine) 

Recommended Action

●      Boosted; OR

●      Vaccinated, but not yet booster-eligible.

(Refer to CDC COVID-19 Booster Shots to determine who is booster-eligible)

●      Test on day 5. 

●      Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see Section below on masking for additional information)

●      If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations above.

●      If symptoms develop, test and stay home. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts about the qualifications and characteristics the next Executive Director of Golden Valley Charter School should have, please complete the below survey. 

Executive Director Parent/Community Survey

You can also contact the consultant, Gerrie Fausett, if you want to have a more detailed conversation by emailing her at glfausett@gmail.com . Your comments will be kept confidential.

We value and encourage your input.

About Us

Welcome to Golden Valley Charter School! GVCS is a public, non classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.

Granted by:

Mesa Union School District

 

GVCS serves students who reside in Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.

Why GVCS?

Parent Satisfaction!

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of parents agree that they are happy with the overall service they receive from their EF

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of parents agree that they are satisfied with the curriculum provided for their children

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of parents agree that they are satisfied with the school’s administration and with the responsiveness of the school’s support staff

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of parents agree that they are satisfied with the academic standards for students

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of parents agree that they are satisfied with the school’s success in achieving the mission of its Charter

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Assessment

GVCS students are required to take all currently state- and school-mandated assessments.

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Library

Our library has a large amount of consumable and non-consumable curricula, and novels available 

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Vendors

For general information regarding current and prospective vendors, please contact us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are free independent public schools with rigorous curriculum programs and unique educational approaches. In exchange for operational freedom and flexibility, charter schools are subject to higher levels of accountability than traditional public schools. Charter schools, which are tuition-free and open to all students, offer quality and choice in the public education system.

What grades does GVCS serve?

GVCS serves students in grades TK-12.

What counties does GVCS serve?

GVCS serves students in Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties.

Does it cost anything to attend GVCS?

There is no cost to families to attend GVCS.

How does instructional funding work?

GVCS provides instructional funds to help assist with the purchase of curriculum and educational activities from our approved vendor list. Funding varies from year to year per grade. Half of the funding is released in the 1st semester and the other half in the 2nd semester. Funding for the 2019-20 school year ranges from $1350.00 per semester in transitional kindergarten, to $1600.00 per semester in high school. Your EF will manage these funds and will approve all purchases you’d like to make.

Is GVCS accredited?

GVCS is fully accredited, grades TK-12, by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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3585 Maple Street, Suite 101, Ventura, California 93003

805-642-3435