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. Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 in our community, LA Unified has suspended all on-campus childcare, in-person learning and special education assessments as school sites will be closed from Dec. 10 to Jan. 11.
Below you will find the latest news and announcements, answers to frequently asked questions and information about our new Community of Schools.
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.
Black History - Virtual Celebration
Visit our virtual gallery February 25 - March 5 and view the beautiful artwork and incredible performances from over 100 participating LD West and East schools. Click through the slide and enjoy. Thank you to our students, teachers, and administrators for participating in the East Meets West Black History Celebration and for your continued support of the Arts education in our LD East and West Schools!
Local District West January Town Hall Meeting
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.
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.
Westside Stories Newsletter
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Extended Year Options
February Awareness Month
The Black Family is the theme of this year’s African American History Month. First celebrated as Negro History Week in 1926, it became Black History Month in 1976. Dr. Carter G. Woodson created it to honor the contributions of Americans of African ancestry. He chose February, the birth month of Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and writer and President Abraham Lincoln, who emancipated people who had been enslaved. Today, more than 48 million African Americans live in the United States.
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into a benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.”
~ President John F. Kennedy
Public Schools Week celebrates the importance of public education and recognizes the innovative learning that takes places in the classroom every day. Los Angeles Unified is one of 13,598 school districts nationwide that are educating nearly 51 million students, thanks to the hard work of 90,000 principals and 3.2 million teachers.
Share your public school success story on social media using the hashtag #PublicSchoolProud
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.
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.