Orange County has seen fewer cases in relation to L.A. County or San Diego County in the past, but I we know if that’s a function of fewer cases or if it’s a function of lack of testing. I believe our County needs to do a better job of testing and reporting cases accurately. For this weekend, I think we should look to the California Department of Health. State beaches are to remain open. The City of HB is responsible for enforcing social distancing and wearing of face coverings in their areas of jurisdictions. I have not see them willing to do this. No large groups are allowed to congregate. Independence Day is something to be celebrated in our nation, but we have to celebrate responsibly. Being an American means that you’re free, but freedom comes with great responsibility. I have always been fairly conservative in my opinions on how to deal with the outbreak, the COVID-19 spread statewide is alarming. Earlier in the pandemic, I can tell you from the Ocean View School District’s point of view, at that time we had actually shut all of our school grounds down. We are the biggest provider of open space in the city of Huntington Beach. We operate 312 acres of space and the majority of it is in Huntington Beach. We have reopened our fields, and we are saying that the public should come and recreate again. However, we ask that residents recreate responsibly, wear a mask, social distance, stay within your own household groups in close settings, and wash your hands often. Follow the Governor's Executive Orders to slow the spread of COVID19.
As you know, the coronavirus is a rapidly evolving public health crisis and we are strongly committed to providing you with the most current and accurate information possible. In an effort to ensure that all parents/guardians are receiving the important information we are sending, we performed a “reset” of preferences in Aeries Communication so that that you will receive messages via text, phone and email. It is imperative that you check your email frequently, as the volume of information we need to convey cannot be communicated completely in a phone message or text. All parent messages are also posted on our website at: www.ovsd.org/coronavirus. School sites are closed for the 2019-2020 school year, but we are working on plans to reopen in the fall, on September 9th. Look for information from Dr. Carol Hansen on future plans. All children are provided two meals at 9-11am, Monday to Friday at Oak View and Westmont school sites. Grab and Go only, no gathering please. Follow the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order, wearing face coverings when visiting our campuses and as directed. If you must go out, adhere to strict social distancing.
General Information about OVSD
Ocean View School District is one of the top performing school districts in Orange County and the state. With award winning teachers, classified employees, administrative leadership and an experienced board of trustees, the district is a destination educational institution in California.
Thanks to the voters of OVSD and the passage of Measure R, the plans for modernization, repairs, and upgrades to school facilities are making OVSD the premiere school district in Southern California, providing state of the art facilities along with first class learning opportunities for 21st Century learners.
I have been elected as board president for the year 2020, and served as vice-president for the year 2019, served as clerk in 2018, and served as president for 3 consecutive terms (2014-2017) prior to that. During my time on the board of trustees, I have worked diligently to build a team that made partnerships, not politics, a priority. School improvement in the Ocean View School District is an ongoing process. Parents and teachers now have a seat at the table where quality education decisions are made. Measurable results include: improving student achievement, providing challenging academics, decreasing class sizes, and increasing the number of art, music, and after-school programs. We have improved technology and are dedicated to providing state of the art learning environments for all students.
During my twenty-four year career as a classroom teacher and union leader, I have learned the importance of actively listening to and collaborating with parents, teachers, and staff to increase efficiency, resolve issues, and empower the people who work with our students everyday. Students in the Ocean View School District are my top priority. I am proud to have been endorsed by hundreds of teachers, parents, and community members. I am thankful to have been elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2016 to serve the OVSD Community. I am proud to announce I am seeking re-election in November, 2020. Thank you for your support, as we are Ocean View Strong!
NewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:35 PM
Huntington Beach, CA-(direct from LA Times article) "Huntington Beach resident Gina Clayton-Tarvin, who is president of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees, said it is important for the city to follow the state’s directives on the beaches. That can include free access."
Monday, June 29, 2020 5:58 PM
Teachers Support Teachers, 2020
Huntington Beach, CA-I’m a proud 24-year classroom teacher in nearby LA County. I know how important our teachers and classified staff are to the success of our students and schools. I’m proud to say that my two sons attend public schools here in HB, and credit OVSD teachers with their successes. We love our teachers 👩🏫 👨🏫 !
Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:55 AM
Huntington Beach, CA-Meal Assistance via two programs here: COVID19 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits are available for California families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Deadline to apply has been extended by the State of CA. Learn more or apply at ca.p-ebt.org.(Note: OVSD still offers 2 free meals a day per child, ages 1-18, at Oak View and Westmont, 9-11am M-F)
Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:03 PM
Huntington Beach, CA-We Need Your Input Today! My primary goal is to provide the best and safest education for all students in our schools, but if I am to continue to do so, I need your help this November. Will you support our kids and join Team OVSD? Join us at this link: https://forms.gle/FfpJFQBWquAjFj8H9
Monday, June 22, 2020 8:48 AM
OVSD Summer Meal Program Begins Today
Huntington Beach, CA-Our wonderful Ocean View Food Services Staff is ready to start our summer food program. We are so excited to see the kids. Recall, any child, 1-18 years old can come to get a meal at one of our two OVSD sites, Oak View in HB and Westmont in Westminster. Available all summer long. Please note this is a U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Services program, and all children are welcome.