2021-2022 School Year
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. It has been an extraordinary year since COVID-19 forced the closure of school classrooms last March. Since then we have worked to provide the best possible education for students in the safest way possible. The good news is that levels of the virus continue to decrease, more people are being vaccinated and health authorities tell us conditions should continue to improve. With this in mind, I am pleased to share some exciting news with you.
When the new school year starts this August, all schools will offer full day in-person instruction to all students, 5 days a week -- while maintaining the highest standard of safety of any school district in the country. Students will also be able to participate in learning and enrichment after school until 6:00 pm. Families who wish their child to continue learning from home will still have the option to participate in an online program. (click here for more)
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.
College & Career Signing Day
Return to Campus
We hope that you and your family are well and safe. A Return to Campus Family Guide is now available, with detailed information to help you decide whether your child will return to school for the remainder of the semester or continue with online instruction. Please download the guide here or click on image above on any mobile or digital device, and read it carefully. Check with your schools and join their town hall meeting to review these plans.
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
June 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.