The first day of school is August 18, 2020. Students will all have a regular schedule, daily live interaction, and daily attendance taken. In order to participate in school, students must have a computing device, internet connectivity, and learning material provided by their school and teacher. Instruction can occur whole-group, small-group, or one-on-one during office hours. Learning will be a combination of live (synchronous instruction) and independent (asynchronous instruction). To download instructional minute requirements, please click here: English / Español
Early Childhood Education
Students receiving in our early education programs will continue to work virtually. Teachers will provide both synchronous (live) and asynchronous instruction to students for a total of 180 minutes a day, and live sessions will last no longer than 45 minutes at one time. For more information and at-home learning activities, visit the Early Childhood Education page.
Expanded Transitional Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten / Kindergarten
In these grades, teachers will provide both synchronous (live) and asynchronous learning opportunities to students for a total of 180 minutes a day, and live sessions will last no longer than 45 minutes at one time. Kindergarten is an important time for students to learn Instructional routines and procedures that will set a positive foundation for the rest of their educational experience. Encourage your child to ask questions, participate during class, and to establish a regular routine at home.
The early elementary grades are critical for students to establish their identity, learn to read, develop number sense, and develop academic language across disciplines. Students in grades 1 to 3 will have a minimum of 230 instructional minutes per day, it's a mix of whole-group instruction, small-group instruction and one-on-one support during office hours. These are critical years in which students learn to think critically, communicate both orally in writing by listening and reading. Supporting your young learner by reading at least 20 minutes a day is a vital step you can take and supporting their growth and development.
The upper elementary grades, students are formulating their identity of the person that they are going to become as a young adult. Students in these grades have an instructional day of 240 minutes and continue to apply their skills to synthesize, evaluate and create information that makes the world a better place. As students become more independent, encourage your child to take charge of their own learning by helping them stay organized, create schedules, take notes, and develop a routine that establishes good habits for learning and well-being.
In middle school and high school, students will have block schedules. What this means is that on Sundays they may have even numbered periods (e.g. 2, 4, 6) and on other days they may see the odd periods (e.g. 1, 3, 5). All secondary grades have what's called a homeroom advisory class in which they will have a smaller class size and an opportunity to connect with their teacher where we can support students to be successful. For a specific schedule, please contact your child's school. Instructional minutes each day are a minimum of 240 minutes for secondary students averaging over 2 hours of live instruction each day.
Division of Adult Education
LA Unified has wide-ranging opportunities for adult learners to continue careers or expand college opportunities. For adult students who want to earn a high school diploma, become a citizen, learn a skilled craft or learn the language, our Division of adult education has many opportunities. For information about our adult education programs, visit wearedace.org.
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