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.
Your Child Has Tested Positive or Been Exposed to COVID-19. What Next?
Free COVID-19 Vaccine for Students
Los Angeles Unified is committed to providing access to vaccinations for our students ages 12+ and staff. Mobile vaccination teams will begin visiting schools beginning August 30, 2021.
Here’s a quick guide to make an appointment:
Check out when the mobile COVID vaccination team will be at your local secondary schools by selecting the Local District that supports your community:
Assembly Bill (AB) 104 Pupil Instruction: Retention, Grade Changes, and Exemptions
Assembly Bill (AB) 104 requires school districts to implement policies that give students opportunities to counteract the impact of the pandemic on students' academic achievement and graduation credits. The new law, which went into effect on July 1, 2021, includes options that include requesting retention for eligible students, as noted below, changing grades to a Pass or No Pass for students enrolled in high school last year, and waiving local district graduation requirements that exceed the state credit and course minimums for students who were juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year.
LAUSD Superintendent Search
The next superintendent must reflect the priorities of the entire LA Unified community. That’s why we’re reaching out to everyone: students, school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and families, and other community members to make sure everyone has a chance to share their thoughts.
We want to hear from you! Students, school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and families can provide input through:
A safe, anonymous and quick survey online. Everyone is welcome to take the survey - students, parents, staff, and community members! The survey will be available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Armenian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Mandarin, Vietnamese & Arabic. Click here to complete the survey.
Community Listening Sessions
We’ll have 14 virtual community listening sessions in different languages across the District to capture feedback that represents the diversity of the nation’s second largest school district. Click here for a list of dates or visit Search for Superintendent
Online Program Information
click on image for informational video
An Online Independent Study Program will also be available for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. Students will receive daily live online instruction for part of the day and complete independent work when not learning directly with a teacher. This program will be an independent study program run through the City of Angels school, meaning students may not be learning from teachers at their current school.
Families can choose for their child to participate in the Online Program by August 6 by registering in the Parent Portal, or by filling out the contact form on the City of Angels website.
September Awareness Month
Roadmap to Social-Emotional Well-Being and Academic Success has practical strategies that children can use to cope with and bounce back from life's challenges. Click the image to view guide.
After over a year of online learning, we are excited to welcome back families to school sites! There are a lot of questions families have. Please reach out to your school site or the Los Angeles Unified Family Help Desk at 213-443-1300 or click on image to visit Return To School - FAQ
Return to School Resources for Students and Families.
Click on image to visit page.
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.
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.
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.