A Warm Welcome from Region West Interim Superintendent Dr. Collier
Greetings! I am Dr. Denise Collier, Region West Interim Superintendent. I serve 156 schools in Region West, one of four regions in Los Angeles Unified. I am honored and excited to work with such an incredible group of students, teachers, families and school leaders. My commitments are listening to you, learning alongside you and leading with compassion and grace.
Our singular goal is to ensure that ALL of our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – destined to thrive in college, career, and life.
As an educator for nearly 30 years and a current Los Angeles Unified parent, I wholeheartedly value the programs and services that our District has to offer. Region West will continue to promote academic excellence and safe, healthy and equitable schools for all.
This is an exciting time to be in Los Angeles Unified. For more information or to get in touch with someone from our office, please contact the Region West Office, our Operations Staff, one of our Communities of Schools, or our Parent and Community Engagement Office. We are here to serve the Region West community.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement! Click on image for bio.
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Resources and Information for Families
Dear Los Angeles Unified Families,
I am writing to provide you with an update on the strike our labor partners have announced, scheduled for March 21-23. SEIU Local 99 and UTLA, who represent the majority of our school site workforce, have stated they will not be at school sites on these days. We have prepared resources to minimize the impact on learning and sustain crucial services for students.
I have invited the leadership of SEIU Local 99 to come back to the table, where seats are open and waiting. I intend to keep the line of communication open until we exhaust all options to prevent a strike. If the strike is carried out, all schools will be forced to close due to health and safety reasons. We are doing everything we can to reach an agreement that is equitable, financially responsible and respects the dignity of our tremendous employees.
We encourage you to begin discussions with your employer, child care providers and others now. Know that we are working around the clock to provide learning opportunities and coordinate meal distributions. This is neither perfect nor ideal, but it is our best effort given the constraints before us.
Your principals will communicate how to access necessary resources. Please visit achieve.lausd.net/schoolupdates for our Family and Student Resource Guide and real-time information. We will provide daily updates to keep you informed.
We understand the negative impact a strike would have on families. As a District whose top priority is education and safety, we will continue to support your children to accelerate their learning while we work to reach an agreement that prevents a strike.
Alberto M. Carvalho
Los Angeles Unified's Calendar Update and Acceleration Days
Please join us on April 3-4, 2023 for our next set of Acceleration Days. These extra days of instruction will allow students to explore important concepts and receive individualized academic help with the support of a teacher. Whether your student is interested in an exciting enrichment activity or needs additional academic support, Acceleration Days provide a benefit to all who participate. Click on the banner above for more information.
Your student can get 1-to-1 homework help, tutoring, and test prep through Tutor.com at no cost. The service is available 24/7 in a wide variety of subjects, including math, science, writing, AP®, and more. Students can log in through Schoology to connect with a tutor quickly—24/7, day or night. Visit tutor.com/lausd for more information.
All K-6 students can get free, 1-to-1 homework help, writing support, and live enrichment sessions from Paper.co. The service is available 24 hours per day /7 days per week in a wide variety of subjects, including math, science, writing, and more. Students can log in through Schoology or Clever to connect with a friendly, expert tutor quickly—24/7, day or night. Tutors are available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, French and more. Visit paper.co/lausd for more information.
LA Unified offers its students On-Demand and Focused tutoring opportunities. These programs are designed to be flexible tutoring options that best address your student's needs. These opportunities include both in-person and virtual-tutoring sessions that work around your student's schedule and their pace. For more information, visit achieve.lausd.net/TUTORING
Region West works with nine Community of Schools. These Community of Schools are centered around local high schools and their corresponding middle and elementary schools. Support staff for each Community of School is located on-site, serving as a resource for students, parents, teachers and staff with a localized understanding of the communities that they serve.
To locate your Community of Schools, click here.
Mentoring provides students with a positive adult role model who is an objective observer, an encouragement, good listener and a beneficial companion.
A mentor demonstrates to a child that he or she is important. Through mentoring, students increase grade point averages, test scores and attendance, are less likely to use illegal drugs and alcohol, demonstrate better social skills and adaptation to school and develop positive interactions and self-esteem.
In other words, the benefits of mentoring are innumerable to student development. Click here for more.
Los Angeles Unified Launches Cultural Arts Passport
Los Angeles Unified Launches Cultural Arts Passport
Celebrating a Week of Wonder
Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 6, 2023) – Today, Los Angeles Unified launched the Cultural Arts Passport, a program to provide students access to the Arts. In partnership with Southern California’s finest cultural organizations and venues, the Cultural Arts Passport program ensures equal access to arts, culture and environmental experiences for every child. The launch comes after a wondrous kick off at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures where Crenshaw High School students, Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and special guests toured the museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971. Click here for more.
Ready For The World
LAUSD 2022-26 Strategic Plan: Ready for the World!
For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together. Click here to download.
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.
Click on images for more helpful resources.
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.
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
The purpose of the hazard mitigation plan is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of life and property damage from future disasters.
- Important details are available here: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/14638