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Administrative Message
July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

Dear Liberty Parents and Students,
 
I hope that you and your family are enjoying your summer break, spending time to recharge, and using these last days to fit in an enjoyable vacation. For those of you with children attending our Kids Club Summer Camps, I hope they are enjoying additional opportunities to explore fun activities of their choice. While most students have been out for the summer, our district staff have continued to work hard preparing school facilities for the return of nearly 800 new and returning faces in August. However, you are spending the last few days of your summer time; please know we will look forward to your children returning to school for the 2022-23 school year, on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  
 
School Safety
The recent tragic school shooting in Texas was devastating. Our heart go out to the families and the community of Uvalde as they continue to grieve the loss of their lives of students and teachers.
 
Safety of our school continues to be a priority. We will continue to review our procedures to maintain safety, add more training related to active shooters on campus, and continue consistent practice on all of our safety drills when we return to campus in August. Together we will continue to ensure that the safety standards are in place for everyone on campus. Your suggestions and participation will be greatly appreciated.
 
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The proposed Local Control and Accountability Plan for the 2022-2023 school year was presented for review at a Public Hearing Board meeting on June 14. The LCAP results allowed us to gauge how effective our actions have been in accomplishing goals such as creating a safe, positive school environment through an intentional focus on socio-emotional and academic learning. Our student’s emotional health and well-being while in our care is of the utmost priority to us as educators and parents ourselves. We are committed to continuing the programs and actions that have been successful for our students. Thank you to everyone who participated in the LCAP parent/community survey, providing critical feedback to help us outline the needs of our students and our school.
 
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools
The newly released California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools click here was released June 30, 2022. The guidance notes that COVID-19 is here to stay. The methods we have learned will continue to assist in decreasing its impact on our health and well-being. Due to increased travel and social interactions that occur during summer, California strongly recommends that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to school. An over the counter (OTC) COVID-19 test can be used at home and we offer OTC tests to our families if needed. Please stop by the office before school starts to pick up a free testing kit for your child(ren). As we prepare to return to school, it is important for us to remember to stay home when sick, washing hands, testing when symptomatic, and getting vaccinated are the recommended mitigation strategies for keeping our students, staff, and school community healthy and safe. In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy these long (hot!) summer days. 
 
We look forward to seeing students on the first day of school, of August 4, 2022!
 
Dr. Deanna Cardoza,
Superintendent