2021-2022 School Year
Dear Los Angeles Unified Family,
I am so grateful and excited to share with you all our plans to resume full in-person instruction for all students this August. We recognize how important it is for students to be learning in a classroom with their teachers and to be spending time on campus with their friends, and we couldn’t be more confident that our schools are ready for this to happen in the safest way possible – COVID cases continue to decline in the Los Angeles area, more and more of our staff continue to be vaccinated and not a single school had to close because of the virus since students started coming back to campus in April.
While this past year has been difficult for so many families in many ways, Los Angeles Unified is committed to continue supporting all of those in our school community so that our return to campuses can be safe, successful and super fun. This guide will outline all of the pieces families need to know about to prepare for the start of in-person instruction in August.
The most important piece to our return, however, is you. What makes Los Angeles Unified schools so special is everyone who comes to campus each day – our students, families, teachers and staff. We hope that you share our excitement about the return to schools, and will share this excitement with others, so that students can come back to a feeling of community and care that they so importantly deserve. Thank you for all of your patience and support as we look forward to this exciting new chapter for Los Angeles Unified. We look forward to welcoming back all of our students in August – I’ll see you there.
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.
LD West Town Hall Meeting
We're excited for a return to Full In-Person Instruction For All!
Dr. Adaina Brown, LD West Superintendent,
will be hosting Back to School Town Hall Meeting kicking off the new school year.
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Submit questions by August 2 at
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
Systems of Support Share Out
Women's History Month
Parent and Community Resources
LD West Spotlights
July Awareness Month
LAUSD Food Services Division will ofer healthy meals during the summer to students at 540 schools. Meal services starts June 14. For a list of locations and more information click on image.
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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Mental Health Awareness Month is designated to provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Click here for 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.
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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.