Dear Families, 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 as we continue to navigate these challenging times, the total annual hours required for each graduating class are as follows:
We know that many of our students still want to participate in Community Service and we encourage them to do so but know that it is not mandatory for this year
Our service-learning recognition programs will be revised 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 2021-2022 school year.
Service learning is a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.
Service Learning Hour Graduation Requirements have been reduced due to COVID19
The 15 hour requirement has been inputted into Galaxy digital for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 due to COVID.
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 students 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 certificates (see the certificates tab to learn more). Please note that the Service Learning hours a student completes beyond the required 15 cannot will no longer be displayed in Aeries. It will only be available in the new online program, Galaxy Digital.
Service Learning hours should be turned in at any time during the school year, however, all 15 hours must be completed by the following deadlines:
Seniors Final Due date: Friday, April 29th 2022
Juniors Final Due date: Friday, May 13th 2022
CERTIFICATE DEADLINE: May 18th 2022
Sophomores Final Due date: Friday, May 27th 2022
Freshman Final Due date: Friday, June 3rd 2022
Service Learning Policy Announcement:
Students please be aware that if you would like to receive Service Learning hours for just being apart of 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.
What counts as service learning?
Should be a non-profit agency.
You can volunteer for the agencies that have already been approved- see below
How do you know which agencies have been approved? Click on "agencies" in your Galaxy Digital profile.
What if I want to volunteer for an agency that hasn't been pre-approved? You will need to get the agency approved by filling out the necessary information on the Galaxy Digital Website and wait for it to be approved by the Service Learning Coordinators.
Things you can NOT do:
Volunteer for a company as an intern.
Volunteer for a family member as an intern
Tutor someone with out going through a non profit agency. (Tutoring someone for free does not count)
The agency MUST be a NON-PROFIT!
Participating in religious ceremonies
You will not receive hours for BAKING cookies or other baked goods
AHS and CHS Contact info:
Service Learning Coordinators
AHS - Dana Wortham (Dwortham@lvusd.org)
CHS - Rachel Kay (Rkay@lvusd.org)