2020-2021 School Year
Local District West wants to make sure that families have all the information they need to be ready to go on day one, August 18 and stay connected throughout the school year. Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our community, LA Unified has suspended all on-campus childcare, in-person learning and special education assessments as school sites will be closed from Dec. 10 to Jan. 11.
Below you will find the latest news and announcements, answers to frequently asked questions and information about our new Community of Schools.
New to LAUSD? Click on image to Enroll!
Parents/guardians can utilize the enrollment application for new students attending their school of residence and entering Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through 12th grade.
¿Nuevo en LAUSD? ¡Haga clic en la imagen para inscribirse!
Los padres / tutores pueden utilizar la solicitud de inscripción para los nuevos estudiantes que asisten su escuela de residencia y entrar a Kindergarten de transición / Kindergarten hasta el grado 12.
Return to Campus
We hope that you and your family are well and safe. With the continued decline of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, we are preparing to reopen our school in April. A Return to Campus Family Guide is now available, with detailed information to help you decide whether your child will return to school for the remainder of the semester or continue with online instruction. Please download the guide here or click on image above on any mobile or digital device, and read it carefully. Check with your schools and join their town hall meeting to review these plans.In order to help us plan for the reopening of our school, we need to know how your child will participate in instruction. A Program Selection Form may be completed online here. Please complete this form for each child in your household. If we do not receive a response from you, we will plan to continue providing online-only instruction for your child. You will also have the option of changing how your child will participate in instruction every two weeks after schools reopen by contacting your school.
Update on Grab and Go Food Centers
After more than a year, we will reach an important step in the path to recovery when we start welcoming students back to school next week.
The past 399 days will be remembered as a time of sacrifice and determination, but also of hope and optimism, as all of us at Los Angeles Unified worked to maintain a safety net for the communities we serve.
We knew when we closed school campuses that hundreds of thousands of children counted on us for meals every day at school. In less than a week, Los Angeles Unified set up a food relief effort that has since provided children and adults with more than 122 million meals along with 26 million items of much-needed supplies.
Behind each meal is a team of cafeteria workers, custodians, warehouse workers, truck drivers, school principals and staff and countless others without whom none of this would have been possible. Together, we provided meals to all who needed them without question because we knew it was the right thing to do.
Fortunately, Los Angeles Unified was joined in this effort by businesses, individuals and philanthropic organizations who understood the need. They contributed money and in-kind donations totaling almost $40 million to LA Students Most in Need, the charitable fund we created to help provide a safety net for the school community.
This nation-leading effort is a great reminder of what can be accomplished when we all work together to help those in need.
Now that students are returning to the classroom, we will be transitioning food service back to a school-based effort focused on children. Beginning the week of April 12th, students who return for in-person instruction will be provided multiple meals at school while students who continue with online learning from home can still pick up meals from their own school site. This will make certain every child can continue to receive meals from their local school.
As schools open during the month, our Grab & Go Food Centers will close. April 9th will be the last day for 22 of the school-based food centers and the remaining 41 sites will close on April 16th.
You will be receiving more detailed information from your school principal shortly, including available resources in the local community that can help those continuing to experience food insecurity.
It has been our privilege to serve the community in this time of need. We will continue to do all we can to help the students and families in our schools.
Free COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Students
COVID-19 testing for all students, staff and household members of Los Angeles Unified is necessary and appropriate as we plan a return to school in the safest possible manner. We must do all we can to protect the health and safety of all in the school community. COVID-19 testing is available 42 Los Angeles Unified sites. To schedule your test go to dailypass.lausd.net or click on image for more information.
Local District West January Town Hall Meeting
Westside Stories Newsletter
Our Westside Stories Newsletter
is here and we are excited to share all
the great work in Local District West.
Meet Our Community of Schools Leaders
Safe Steps to Reopening Schools
Systems of Support Advisor Rooms
Women's History Month
Parent and Community Resources
LD West Logo Design Contest
Calling all Local District West student artists! LD West needs your help to create a new, original logo that expresses our theme, "Graduation and Equity for All". The ideal logo will represent this theme, be culturally relevant, and be respectful of all cultures. Possible concepts to include in your submission might be sports, visual and performing arts, academics, and/or inclusion.
All ideas are welcome! Showcase your talent while helping your local district. Apply at: https://bit.ly/LDWestLogoContest
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ARTWORK: May 7, 2021.
April Awareness Month
After over a year of online learning, we are excited to welcome back families to school sites! All families can choose if they want to spend the remainder of the year online, or in person. Regardless of that choice, there are a lot of questions families have. See below for a number of questions we have been receiving from parents. If you have additional questions, reach out to your school site or the Los Angeles Unified Family Help Desk at 213-443-1300. Click on image to visit Return To School - FAQ
Return to School Resources for Students and Families.
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Student Supervision for Los Angeles Unified Employees.
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Apply for DACA. Renew or apply for
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
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Student and Family Resources
As we work together to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and prevent suicides, it is vitally important that we take care of ourselves. During this stressful time, we remind you all, to place an emphasis on your own self-care. Take time to breathe, meditate, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically. We encourage you to visit the EMM resource center where you will find self-care articles, graphics, and tips to share on social media.
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Nervous About Getting a COVID Test? Don't Be.
Click the image to the left to check out this short video about the easy, quick testing process at one of our testing sites at Grand View Elementary School and Raymond Elementary School.COVID-19 testing for all students is necessary and appropriate as we plan a return to school in the safest possible manner. Click here to schedule an appointment. Saturday appointments are available.
Building on LAUSD's strategic plan for family engagement, the Superintendent's Collaborative seeks to include parents to provide family voice, leadership, and advocacy in partnership with Superintendent Brown and staff, further strengthening collaboration and outcomes across Local District West. More information coming soon.
The Back to School Plan and Family Student Handbook are tools intended to serve as a blueprint for the measures, systems, and practices necessary to provide the appropriate continuity of both care and instruction to all students, families and staff as we begin the 2020-21 school year. Whether students are in a classroom at school or at home, our commitment to your children is to provide them with the best possible education.
A New Standard in Public Education
Los Angeles Unified School District announced that it has successfully completed the trial phase of its COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program. The District is now testing all staff members currently working at school sites and their children, who will be in a childcare program at schools. For more information, click on link or image below.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles anunció que ha completado con éxito la fase de prueba de su programa de rastreo de contactos y pruebas COVID-19. El Distrito ahora está evaluando a todos los miembros del personal que trabajan actualmente en las escuelas y sus hijos, quienes estarán en un programa de cuidado infantil en las escuelas. Para obtener más información, haga clic en el enlace o en la imagen.