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  • Student Online Orientation Resources

  • First Week Overview

    First Week Overview Welcome back to school! Students and parents, learn about what the first week of online learning for school year 2020-2021 will be like with our First Week Overview.

    >> Download: English / Español






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  • School Opening Day Student Checklists

    First Week Directions for Families/Students:
    Please work together to complete these activities for the first 2 days of school. Work may be done in English or the home language. Once you have completed an activity, please mentally check off each item. You do not need to print this page or turn it in. In order to get credit for attendance, when the checklist is completed, students return to Schoology at Log into the Course (Advisory Homeroom for secondary) and type one thing that you learned from today’s online student and family orientation. Suggested materials: Paper, pencil or pen, and crayons. Keep your work handy for future use.

    Download the School Opening Day Student Checklists:

    >> TK-Kindergarten

    >> Grades 1-3

    >> Grades 4-6

    >> Grades 6-12


    Download the School Opening Day Student Checklists for Students with Disabilities:

    >> TK-Kindergarten

    >> Grades 1-3

    >> Grades 4-6

    >> Grades 6-12

    >> Adult Transition


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  • Orientation Videos for the First Day of School (Tuesday)

    Organizing for Success! Managing your Learning Needs:

    Online Learning Tools and Help Videos:


    Orientation Videos for the Second Day of School (Wednesday)

    Online Safety, Digital Citizenship:

    Managing Your Own Health and Well-Being:


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  • Family and Student Handbook

    Family and Student HandbookThe new Family and Student Handbook helps navigate the challenges involved in online learning.

    The handbook includes sample instructional schedules, information on how to access technology and log into classes online, steps for how to have a successful first week of school, free resources for extended learning, and much more.

    >> Download the Family and Student Handbook



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  • Office Hours

    Office Hours Please join LA Unified for a series of office hours from August 15-20. These office hours will provide information and resources for the first week of school.


    >> Visit the LA Unified Mobilize events page for more information





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  • YouTube Videos for Students and Families

    Help for Families YouTube: Help for Families
    Watch the Help for Families playlist of videos on YouTube for help with technology.

    YouTube: World of Learning
    Visit the World of Learning YouTube page to find YouTube videos for students covering art, reading, career exploration and many more topics.


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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 Saturday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the coronavirus 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.
  • Welcome Videos

    Family Action Steps to Prepare for the First Week of School: