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  • Family Resources

    Below are resources that are available to students and their families. For more information, please contact the helpdesk numbers provided on this page.

  • Student Wellness and Support for Student Groups

    • More mental health services will be available for students, such as one-on-one counseling, school-wide wellness campaigns, training for positive school culture, and crisis management
    • More staff will be available to connect families with resources and provide ongoing support
    • Student and Family Wellness Centers will open for mental health counseling and therapy, help
      accessing basic needs, assistance with immunizations, and much more
    • Students, families and staff can also call the hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (213) 241-3840 – press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish
    • More direct services will be offered for students with learning differences and disabilities
  • Back to School Checklist

    You can make sure everyone is prepared and ready for the start of school by following the steps below.

    • Check our website for the latest COVID testing requirements. Visit to learn about the most current COVID testing protocols required for students before they come back to campus. Fully vaccinated students will not be required to test. More information will also be shared by your principals before school begins.

    • Make sure your student has a clean face mask to bring to campus. Masks should be worn at all times, except when students are eating. Should a student need a mask for any reason, one will be provided. Alternative protections may be followed for students with disabilities or those needing accommodations.

    • Vaccinations for all eligible family members. Vaccinations have been proven safe and effective for anyone age 12 and older. Vaccines are an important part of protecting yourself and others. While vaccines are not required for staff or students, we strongly encourage all eligible community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    • Enroll in and update your contact information in the Parent Portal. This is a great tool for parents and guardians to get in touch with their principal, see their child’s grades, and access a number of other resources! You can reach out to your local school or Community of Schools office for support on signing up.

    • Practice new routines. Routines like getting up and getting dressed on time, wearing their mask for a prolonged period of time, eating on a regular schedule, and getting comfortable around other adults and children are all important parts of the transition back.
  • Parent Portal

    The Los Angeles Unified Parent Portal is your one-stop online tool for important information about your child. Using the Parent Portal, you can view your child’s assignments and grades, attendance, test scores, and much more. It is also important to have access to the Parent Portal so that you can ensure that the school has your correct contact information.

    A personal identification number (PIN) is required to access your child’s information through the Parent Portal. This PIN is used to verify you are the actual parent or guardian and have rights to the student’s information. You will need to contact your child’s school to receive your PIN in order to complete your Parent Portal registration. If you have questions about the Parent Portal or need support with registration, please call the Los Angeles Unified family hotline at (213) 443-1300.

  • COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Program

    New standard Los Angeles Unified is providing COVID-19 testing for all students and staff, as well as vaccinations for all staff, in the Safe Steps to Safe Schools program. In addition, Los Angeles Unified has launched the Daily Pass, a web app that allows students, staff, and visitors to complete a Daily Health Check to return to campus.

    Learn more on the Safe Steps to Safe Schools website and read the FAQ about COVID testing, vaccinations, and the Daily Pass.

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  • Helpdesk

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    The helpdesk is open 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the COVID pandemic.

    Student & family wellness:
    (213) 241-3840
    The helpdesk is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.
  • Need Help?

    Student and Family Wellness Hotline