Resources for Families to Support
Family Engagement & Distance Learning
Grade Level Learning Play Cards for Families: Common Core Standards & Activities
Tarjetas de Aprendizaje por Nivel de Grado para Familias
- COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines - Click for Info
- Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 Testing Program Testing - LAUSD
- Testing - City of LA
- Testing - LA County
- Troubleshooting Tips for accessing Zoom on an iPad - Click for Info
Here is a guide that contains a few troubleshooting tips for common technology issues.
- Student MyMail Account - Click for Info
- Parent Portal Resources (Password Reset and Parent Pin) - Click for Info
- How to Register for an account English Spanish Armenian
- How to link Students English Spanish Armenian
- Resetting Password English Spanish Armenian
- How to Change Email/Update Email English Spanish Armenian
- What is available in the Parent Portal Modules? English/Spanish Armenian
(English with Spanish CC)https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/j2niodqyjw
- Schoology Resources from Personalized Learning Systems - Click for Info
- Access Grades and Assignments from Parent Portal to Schoology (Video)
- Create a Parent Portal Account (Video)
- Link Parent Portal to SchoologyEnglish Spanish
- Parent Login: Schoology APP English Spanish
- Removing a Basic Schoology Account English Spanish
(English with Spanish CC)https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/wgt32l5n7y
- Instructional Continuity - Click for Info
- Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities - Click for Info
Division of Special Education’s COVID-19 Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities web page! This web page will be updated periodically throughout the week. We encourage you to visit this page on a regular basis to access supplemental resources to support your child's distance learning experience.
Division of Special Education - https://achieve.lausd.net/page/16606
- Community Resources for Your Family - Click for Info
Los Angeles Unified and community partners have come together to identify an array of resources and services that can be accessed by families during this global health crisis. To find resources in your area, simply click the drop-down menu under “Type of resource” and click the boxes next to each type of resource you are seeking. Then, click the drop-down menu under “Local District” and click the region(s) where you want to access services, or click “Various” to see services in every region.
If you would like additional support accessing these services, call the hotline at 213-443-1300, explain what types of resources you are seeking, and a representative will be happy to assist. The hotline is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- Videos for Parents to Learn Online Applications Used for Distance Learning - Click for Info
Please click on the link below and watch the following videos for answers to frequently asked questions about online learning
- Resources from the Instructional Technology Division - Click for Info
- Resources for Immigrant Families - Click for Info
LAUSD - We Are One
Education and Immigration Resources for Families and Students
California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) program and the latest details shared.
DRAI is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household. To qualify, individuals must be able to provide information that they: 1) are an undocumented adult (18 yrs. of age or older); 2) are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and, 3) have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Eligible individuals who live in Los Angeles County can apply starting on Monday, May 18, 2020 through the following nonprofit organizations:
Phone Number: 213-201-8700
Phone Number: 213-315-2659
Phone Number: 213-241-8880
As of May 18, you may contact these organizations for more information about the application process and the verification documents required. Note that they will NOT assist individuals prior to May 18.
Please note that this program is not being administered by the City of Los Angeles; if you have any questions, please contact one of the organizations listed above.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Immigrant Affairs continues to work closely with our City, County, State, Federal, and philanthropy partners to elevate the unique concerns and needs of our immigrant and refugee communities, to assess existing resources, and to address the needs of our most vulnerable during this challenging time
Who is eligible for Angeleno Card Assistance?
Households must meet all three of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance through the Angeleno Card initiative:
- Households in the City of Los Angeles;
- Households with total annual incomes that fell below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis; and
- Households that have fallen into deeper economic hardship during the crisis because at least one household member has lost a job or experienced a reduction in income of at least 50%.
We will not ask for immigration status, nor is it considered in determining eligibility. This initiative is funded by private donations and is not a City program. Any assistance through this fund is not considered a public benefit and is not subject to the Public Charge rule.
Here is a link to this chart posted on Legal Aid at Work's website that can be shared. The list will be updated on a weekly basis. If you know of a relief fund that is open to undocumented workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please email the information to email@example.com.
Aquí hay un enlace a esta lista publicada en el sitio web de Legal Aid at Work (Ayuda Legal Laboral) que se puede compartir. La lista se actualizará semanalmente. Si conoce de otro fondo de ayuda abierto a trabajadores indocumentados afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19, por favor envie la informacion por correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program - Click for info
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the State of California and the federal government, has created the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to assist residential renters who have been unable to pay their rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is charged with the implementation of the ERAP.
Information and Eligibility
To be eligible, a household must be obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling and meet the following requirements:
- Residents of the City of Los Angeles, regardless of immigration status. To verify you live in the City of Los Angeles go to: neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org;
- One or more individuals within the household have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to the COVID-19 outbreak; and
- The household income is at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI).
Please call 833-373-0587, or click here, to apply for the City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program. This neighborhood guide can help you confirm if you are a City of Los Angeles resident or not. Available to all City of LA residents regardless of immigration status. Applications must be received before 11:59 PM on April 30, 2021.
Please call 833-430-2122, or click here, to apply for rent relief if you are a renter or landlord in East Los Angeles, or anywhere else outside of the City of Los Angeles' boundaries. Available to all Californians regardless of immigration status. Here is a directory of nonprofit community partner organizations that can help you apply.
- CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program - Click for Info
If you’re an income eligible renter who has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have past due rent, or you’re a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent, you may be eligible to get financial assistance now through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
Flyer - English
Flyer - Spanish
- Metro Public Transportation (Free to Reduced Cost) - Click for Info
The Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of Metro or any LIFE participating transit agencies or free regional ride options. Reduced fared TAP cards are also eligible for additional savings with LIFE. Once enrolled, LIFE benefits can be loaded onto your TAP card at any participating vendor.
Click here for more information https://www.metro.net/projects/life/
- California Employment Development Department - Click for Info
- Los Angeles Public Library Resources - Click for Info
While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card. That means that they can use their cards to access ALL our online resources, so long as you have your library card number and PIN (you don’t need the physical card).
If a student doesn't have a physical library card and doesn't know their PIN, they can email us to verify the student’s name, address and school, and we’ll look up their library card number and PIN.
Having trouble using your Student Success Card online? Try these tips!
- Make sure you are accessing our digital items either through our website (lapl.org) or using our name, Los Angeles Public Library, in the e-media app. Our name is very similar to the Los Angeles County Public Library, so many people make that mistake.
- Make sure you are using your library card number (including “SSC” with no dashes or spaces) and PIN, the last four digits of the telephone number in your account. It might be an older number than you expect.
- If you still cannot log in, please fill out the form by clicking the link below for assistance.
Library Videos on how to access resources
Library has created videos showing step-by-step how to find resources for students and families on our website. There are 8 short, simple videos, on four different topics in both English and Spanish:
- Online Help for Students - Grades Kinder - 5
- Online Help for Students Grades 6 - 12
- How to Access the Library Online with your Student Success Card
- How to Get Free Digital Access to Books, Movies, and Music for Students
Find them all here, in both English and Spanish.
- Los Angeles Foodbank -Click for Info
Enter your address below to find your local food pantry. Note: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change.
- First Aid for Feelings Workbook - Click for Info
First Aid for Feelings Workbook: Help for families and students to alleviate stress and anxiety and provide a sense of control during changing times.
- Local and Convenient Child Care Options - Click fo Info
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a new portal to help parents, including essential workers and vulnerable families, find safe, reliable and accessible child care options.
“Our essential workers deserve to go to work knowing their kids are safe and cared for,” said Governor Newsom. “They’re there for our families, keeping hospitals, grocery stores and schools open during this pandemic. We need to be there for them. Our new portal will make accessing child care easier by allowing parents to find options that are convenient and reliable for their families.”
The new portal is available at covid19.ca.gov/childcare and enables parents to enter their location and the type of care they need, instantly receiving a list of local center-based and family child care programs. The list of open licensed child care programs will include health and safety information, age of children accepted, capacity, availability, hours, and contact information for the program and local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. The Child Care Resource and Referral agencies can answer general questions, including those about child care subsidies.
The Governor has made child care a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16, the Department of Social Services (DSS) released guidance allowing for the fast tracked roll out of temporary employer sponsored child care to ensure that child care services are available for working families in need while schools are physically closed. DSS is available to help communities statewide with technical assistance to set up pop-up child care programs. As of today, there are 432 temporary pop-up child care programs throughout California.
On April 10, thanks to swift action from the Legislature to pass SB 89, the Governor allocated $50 million for child care vouchers which prioritize children at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation, as well as children of essential workers under 85 percent of the State Medium Income. An additional $50 million will go toward child care facility cleaning and provides reimbursements for child care providers to purchase gloves, face coverings, cleaning supplies and labor. Checks are now being processed by the State Controller’s Office and should be received in the next few weeks.
Today’s announcement follows previous announcements by the Governor to support essential workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor signed two executive orders in early April creating licensing and contracting flexibility and expanding access to child care subsidies and after-school programs for essential workers.
The City of Los Angeles Emergency Childcare Program
CA.gov Find Childcare https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/
- Housing Rights Legal Help Clinic - Click for Info
FREE HOUSING RIGHTS AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGAL HELP AVAILABLE MONTHLY STARTING FEB. 9, 2021
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA helps with a variety of housing related issues, with a focus on helping those who are immigrants or have limited proficiency with English. Tenants can receive assistance with eviction, landlord-tenant disputes, lease disputes, habitability, security deposit and other tenant rights. Advancing Justice – LA also assists homeowners who are facing foreclosure for reasons other than missing monthly payments or who are victims of loan modification or home improvement scams. Advancing Justice – LA will host monthly clinics in conjunction with local bar associations to address many of these issues, and to also connect the most at-risk individuals with needed services when faced with possible homelessness.
Appointments are required and can be made through Advancing Justice–LA’s multi-lingual phone lines. See flyers below for more information.
- Foreclosure Prevention & Mortgage Relief Program - Click for Info
Click on the image above for more information.The Foreclosure Prevention & Mortgage Relief Program has been developed in partnership with the LA County Board of Supervisors, NHS Center for Economic Recovery and the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs. This program will provide foreclosure counseling and mortgage relief to L.A. County property owners. If the property owner has experienced financial distress between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 as a result of COVID-19 and the property is located in a community highly impacted by COVID-19, they should consider applying for mortgage relief.Approved applicants can receive up to $20,000 to help offset mortgage delinquencies. Program Eligibility Includes:
- Residents of LA County
- Residents of LA City are ineligible
- Property must be owner occupied
- Up to 80% Area Median Income for 1-unit property owners
- Up to 150% Area Median Income for 2-4 units property owners
- Counseling with HUD-approved counselor from partner agency required
- Federal Funeral Expense Relief Program - Click for Info
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
- The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
- There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
How to Apply
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
- Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
- Golden State Grant Program for CalWORKS Families - Click for info
GOLDEN STATE GRANT PROGRAM for CalWORKS FAMILIES
Attention CalWORKs families with an approved case status as of March 27, 2021 will receive a one-time Golden State Grant payment of $600. The payment is to help families who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This payment is not a CalWORKs grant payment and not subject to hearing rights. Click here to learn more about the Golden State Grant Program.
- Tutoring for CalWORKs Children and Youth - Click for info
Attention CalWORKs customers! Are your kids ready to head back to school? If they need extra support, the CalWORKs Tutoring Program can help! Visit https://bit.ly/DPSSGAIN for more information.
Who is eligible?
- Children/youth whose parents are in GAIN
- CalWORKs aided youth ages 16-18 who are in high school
For more information, please contact your GAIN Services Worker or call the following Customer Service Numbers:
(877)292-GAIN (4246) or (866)613-3777 or visit bit.ly/DPSSGAIN
- Golden State Stimulus Payments - Click for info
California will provide the Golden State Stimulus payment to families and people who qualify. This is a one-time $600 or $1,200 payment per tax return. You may receive this payment if you receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or file with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Golden State Stimulus.
The Golden State Stimulus aims to:
- Support low-income Californians
- Help those facing a hardship due to COVID-19
For most Californians who qualify, you don’t need to do anything to receive the stimulus payment.
The GSS provides:
- $600 for all low-income households that qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC).
- $600 for all ITIN households that file state returns for the 2020 tax year who earned less than $75,000.
- $600 for SSI-SSP, CAPI, and CalWORKs grant recipients without requiring them to file a state tax return.
California proporcionará el pago de Estímulo Golden State a las familias y personas que califiquen. Este es un pago único de $600 o $1,200 por declaración de impuestos. Usted podría recibir este pago si recibe el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo de California (CalEITC, por sus siglas en inglés) o presenta con un Número de Identificación Individual de Contribuyente (ITIN, por sus siglas en inglés).
Haga clic aquí para obtener respuestas a las preguntas frecuentes sobre el estímulo del Golden State.
El Estímulo Golden State está dirigido a:
- Apoyar a los californianos de bajos ingresos
- Ayudar a quienes enfrentan una dificultad económica debido a COVID-19
Para la mayoría de los californianos que califican, no es necesario que haga nada para recibir el pago de estímulo.
El GSS proporciona:
- $600 para todos los hogares de bajos ingresos que califican para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo de California (CalEITC por sus siglas en inglés).
- $600 para todos los hogares con ITIN que presentan declaraciones estatales para el año fiscal 2020 con un ingreso menor a $75,000.
- $600 para los beneficiarios de subvenciones de SSI-SSP (por sus siglas en inglés), CAPI (por sus siglas en inglés) y CalWORKs (por sus siglas en inglés) sin que tengan que presentar una declaración de impuestos estatal.
- Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program
EBB enrollment will open on May 12, 2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a federally-funded program administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) providing a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. The same households may also apply for up to $100 toward a computing device from participating providers.
Beginning on May 12 households can apply in three ways:
- Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742.
To date, the FCC has established that qualifying households could be offered a discount of up to $50 on monthly connectivity expenses if they are signed up with a participating internet service provider (ISP).
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