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  • Welcome Back to School

    I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. 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. We hope this guide can help you and your child navigate the challenges involved in online learning.

    A new school year brings excitement as the doors of opportunity open to students. The doors may not be open at school facilities as we start the year but the opportunity to learn must be there for all students. Our efforts, whether online or at school, are to make sure we provide students with a good education. The impact of COVID-19 requires us to take different approaches and put forth extraordinary efforts, we are committed to both.

    An important change you’ll see this year is progress in the effort to put students and their schools at the center of our work. Los Angeles Unified serves a diverse set of communities spread across 700 square miles. Shifting resources to local communities will help educators at local schools do more for students. From Boyle Heights to Carson and San Fernando to Venice, schools in Los Angeles Unified are now organized into 40 Communities of Schools to strengthen the connection with the community they serve. All of the resources Los Angeles Unified can provide are in the hands of local school leaders to address the unique needs of students in their community.

    These are difficult times for all of us. Together, we can and will find a way to get through this crisis. You have my unwavering commitment to do the best we can for students and their families.

    Thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Austin Beutner


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