Calabasas High School

Service Learning

COVID-19 and how this affects the SL requirements

Dear Agoura and Calabasas High School Families,


Given the unprecedented circumstances of this year, I wanted to share that the LVUSD Board of Education approved an amendment to the service-learning policy. In an effort to reduce the stress on our high school students during this challenging time, the total annual hours required for the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 will be reduced by 15 hours to 45 hours total. Any hours that have been already received this year by underclassmen can be carried over to future years.


We know that our current seniors have had limited options in making up hours from past years, given the current social distancing restrictions. Given this, our staff will follow-up with all seniors below 45 hours to ensure a plan and path for graduation in June. Our team will be reaching out to these students over the next week.


Our service-learning recognition programs will be revised in the months ahead to allow students to earn awards for outstanding service, without the added pressure of finding service opportunities during this time. In short, we want our students focused on their health, their families, and their studies for the remainder of the year.


Please reach out if you have any questions.


CJ Foss and Stephanie McClay

Calabasas and Agoura High School Principals


Service learning is a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.

Seniors who do not complete their hours will NOT receive their diploma or their final transcript. See below for due dates!

Service Learning is the modern version of “community service”. Service Learning allows student the opportunity to engage with the local and even global community. The Las Virgenes Unified School District believes giving back to and learn from the community is an important part of a child’s educational and emotional development.

Each student is required to do a minimum of 15 hours per year. If a student completes 50 to 100 hours or more each year, they are eligible for a several different awards (see the awards tab to learn more). Please note that the Service Learning hours a student completes beyond the required 15 cannot be displayed in Aeries and will not count towards your overall total!

Service Learning hours should be turned in at any time during the school year, however, all 15 hours must be completed by the following due dates:

DEADLINES

Seniors: Half Way Check Point: January 8th

Final Due date: Friday, May 1st 2020


Juniors: Half Way Check Point: January 15th

Final Due date: Friday, May 15th 2020


AWARD DEADLINE: May 22nd

Sophomores: Half Way Check Point: January 22nd

Final Due date: Friday, May 29th 2020


Freshman: Half Way Check Point: January 29th

Final Due date: Friday, June 5th 2020

Service Learning Policy Announcement:

Students please be aware that if you would like to receive Service Learning hours for a charity event or fundraiser you must be a coordinator or planner of the event.

You will NOT receive hours for simply participating in the event.

If you need clarification please contact Ms. Weiss in Counseling.

Where do you submit your completed log and reflection? EASY!

The Counseling Office and drop it off in the grade-appropriate box mounted on the front of Ms Weiss' desk.

Please note: You must have a completed iServe Log OR typed letter from the organization on letter head and signed. You also MUST have completed a 150 word reflection. EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LEGIBLE OR IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED. See below for the iServe Log

What counts as service learning?

  • Should be a non-profit organization.
  • You should do the learning for organizations that have already been approved- see below

How do you know which organizations have been approved? Click on the "Pre- Approved Organizations" here or in the menu for a list of all of the pre-approved organizations as of April 2017. This list was downloaded from Aeries.

You can also click on link at the top of this page for Volunteer Opportunities; this is updated as new opportunities are provided.

What if I want to work for an organization that hasn't been pre-approved? You will need to get the organization approved by filling out an organization approval form. See link below.

Things you can NOT do:

  • Work for a company as an intern.
  • Work for a family member as an intern
  • Tutor someone with out going through a non profit organization. (Tutoring someone for free does not count)
  • The organization MUST be a NON-PROFIT!
  • Fostering animals.
  • Participating in religious ceremonies

You will not receive hours for BAKING cookies or other baked goods

CHS Contact info:

Service Learning Advisors

On Campus

  • Stop by The Counseling Office Mon- Friday 7:15a-3:30pm

GOOD LUCK AND GET TO IT:)