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. Below you will find the latest news and announcements, answers to frequently asked questions and information about our new Community of Schools.
Return to Campus
As the level of the virus in the Los Angeles area remains widespread, state guidelines say schools cannot reopen at this time, and we will not reopen schools until it’s safe and appropriate to do so. We are preparing to serve students at schools as soon as it’s possible, in the safest way possible. Detailed information on the safety protocols at schools and instructional models we’re preparing can be found in the Return to Campus Family Guide.
Families, in preparation for an eventual return to campus, we are giving every family a choice to make the best decision for your child and your family – a return to school or continuing with online learning. Please complete the Program Selection form, available in multiple languages, for each child available on Los Angeles Unified’s website by Sunday, December 6. If no response is collected for your child, the default option for each student will be the Hybrid Model. Click on image above for the Family Selection Form or click here.
Free COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Students
COVID-19 testing for all students 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. Schedule your appointment at: achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt or by clicking on image.
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.
Westside Stories Newsletter
Our Westside Stories Newsletter
is here and we are excited to share all
the great work in Local District West.
Getting to know LD West Community of Schools Administrators
Resources for Families
Meet our new Student Board Member
Echoices Information and so much more.
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.
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.