Get set, get set, go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to get ready – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry



Get set, get set, go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to get ready

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Fall is just around the corner, which means parents will soon start shopping for back-to-school items and getting their kids ready for the first day of school. While the past year has been fraught with challenges for many due to the COVID pandemic, unified families in Los Angeles will be happy to know that the district has high safety standards in place on every campus and that schools are standing by. preparing for a full day. in-person training and enrichment activities five days a week from Monday August 16.

This is what the new school year will look like:

Safety first

All schools have improved air filtration systems in 80 million square feet of school buildings, and all are fully equipped with personal protective equipment, including masks, which will be needed for everyone at all times, except while eating. Other safety protocols include frequent disinfection of classrooms and common use areas, hand sanitizer stations throughout the school campus, an increase in staff to meet cleaning schedules, etc. .

Student success

Nothing replaces learning in person. Simply put, in-person learning is better because it supports children’s mental and physical health, as well as their socio-emotional development. At Los Angeles Unified, students will return to new and enhanced in-person programs and services. The district hired additional teachers to support elementary students in math and reading, and to provide more individualized instruction and one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. The district will provide students with updated technology and an increased offering of enrichment and credit recovery courses for high school students. In addition to student support, the staff at Los Angeles Unified are ready to help the whole family through new Wellness centers for students and families aimed at providing mental health counseling and accessing much-needed resources.

Very funny

It’s time. The last year of online schooling has been difficult for students and families. Being at school with friends, teachers, coaches, counselors – and all the familiar faces that make up individual school communities – will be exciting for students. If for some students entering kindergarten, setting foot on campus will be a new encounter, it will be a much awaited experience for all. Students and parents will be excited to know that athletics is in full swing and our after-school programs will provide fun, high-quality enrichment until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Here’s what you need to do to be ready for school:

Los Angeles Unified wants families and staff to have a sure, successful and very funny back to school. However, we cannot do it alone and need your support. You can help by making sure your child wears a clean school face mask, practices safety routines, and meets COVID testing requirements before returning to campus. Vaccines are an essential part of a safe return to school, so we encourage all eligible family members and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Additionally, over the past year, Los Angeles Unified has developed a series of helpful resources for families and staff that are aligned with the advice of health officials. We encourage you to use them to ensure a safe and successful return to school for everyone. These include :, Los Angeles Unified Back to School website which includes a health and safety plan that ensures families follow COVID safety protocols by testing and using a Day pass; a COVID hotline for the list of families Los Angeles Unified Testing Sites; a Hotline for the well-being of students and families (213.241.3840) provide mental health support and other lifesaving aids; more … than 20 school vaccination centers in collaboration with community health partners and, more recently, a Welcome to the Family Guide School providing essential information for a safe return to campus.

For more information, visit the Unified Los Angeles website at:



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