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COVID-19 CORAVIRUS HOTLINE

The District has opened a Hotline for up-to-date information on the COVID-19 virus, also known as Coronavirus. 

LAUSD Hotline (213)443-130

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COVID-19

Please be advised that Hamilton High School will be closed starting Monday, March 16th through Friday, May 1st (as of March 23rd).  Contact will all staff can be made through Schoology or by email using the staff directory on this website. 

GRAB-AND-GO FOOD CENTERS

Update 03/19/20

All 60 Grab and Go Food Centers operated by Los Angeles Unified will be open on Friday, March 20. While the Governor and Mayor have both issued “Stay at Home” orders, they stated that they expect essential services like food centers to remain open. For more information, please visit lausd.net.

 

Todos los 60 Centros de Comida para Llevar operados por el Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles estarán abiertos el viernes, 20 de marzo. Aunque tanto el gobernador como el alcalde han dado órdenes de "Permanecer en su casa", dijeron que cuentan con que sigan abiertos los servicios más necesarios, como los centros de comidas. Para más información, visite lausd.net


03/18/20

As you may have become aware, the Districts’ Family Resource Centers will now be Grab and Go Sites,  providing meal distribution. StartingWednesday, March 18, 2020, between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., families can stop by one of our sites and pick up two meals daily. District staff, in collaboration with the Red Cross, will be on-site to support the distribution of the meals. All of our families are welcome to stop by and pick up 2 meals per child, as needed, during the District-wide closure.  

Local District West Grab and Go Centers are: Audubon MS, Bernstein HS, Bret Harte MS, Cochran MS, Dorsey HS, Fairfax HS, Marina del Rey MS, Muir MS, Palms MS, University HS, and Washington HS.  

Should you have any questions during this closure period, please contact Local District West:

LD WEST 310-914-2100.  

Thank you.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT, AUSTIN BEUTNER

03/23/2020

To the Los Angeles Unified School Community,

This past week marks the start of a new chapter for all who are part of our school community. Students are learning in different ways, teachers are teaching in different ways and families are struggling to support their children in their studies while balancing other responsibilities.

I wish I could tell you it will all be back to normal sometime soon but it does not look like that will be the case.

Schools will remain closed through May 1st and we will provide additional updates well before May 1st on what will come next.

In the interim, we want to continue to help all students learn and will be making a significant effort to help this happen.

I will provide a more complete update to our entire school community today at 11 a.m. My remarks will be broadcast on KLCS-TV as well as on our website. Please tune in if your schedule permits.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Austin Beutner
Superintendent


 3/13/2020

The public health crisis created by the coronavirus is not something any of us could reasonably have expected to happen, and we’re in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness. We have been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep all who are part of our school community -- students, staff, family members and visitors -- safe in the midst of a growing health crisis. We are now at a point where the balance has shifted and the appropriate path is to close schools. We are taking this step to keep our school communities safe. Effective Monday, March 16, we will close all Los Angeles Unified public schools for two weeks while we evaluate the appropriate path forward. While our school facilities will be closed, plans are in place for students to continue to learn during this time, and we will open 40 family resource centers to provide care for children if families need it.

This is a difficult decision, but necessary, as we try to slow the spread of the virus. Los Angeles Unified serves a high-needs population, and our schools provide a social safety net for our children. The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time. This is not an easy decision and not one we take lightly.

Each student will have a plan which they will take home with them today and additional support will be provided to assist students as they transition to a different way of learning and teachers to a different way of teaching.

For some students it will be continuing the lesson plan and instruction they have already been working on with their classroom teacher. For others it will be engaging with the curriculum and lessons which we and PBS SoCal will be providing. And for some, it will be a combination of the two.

While our special education centers will also close, students and families will continue to have access to services from the regional centers they currently rely on.

The Family Resource Centers will open on Wednesday, March 18 and will be staffed weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with trained professionals. Children will be able to have a warm meal, engage with their peers and pursue their different studies. And they’ll be safe.

We are developing a family resource guide that we will provide to you before Monday, to help answer your questions.

I want to thank all on our staff who are working tirelessly to help our students and planning for them to remain connected to the school community. We know the adults on a school campus are an important part of a student’s life and will do our best to try and maintain that connection. All employees should rest assured knowing they will still be paid during this time, even if they are not directly involved in providing services to students.

And to our families, we thank you for your patience and trust as we work together to maintain some sense of normalcy in these difficult times. These next two weeks will be difficult and we are not certain what lies ahead after that. You have my unwavering commitment to do all we can do to help you and your children.
We will continue to do our best to keep you informed. Facts and circumstances may change quickly so we encourage you to check our website lausd.net regularly, my Twitter @AustinLASchools or call the following phone hotlines.

For families: (213) 443-1300
For school leaders: (213) 241-2000
For employees: (213) 241-2700

Thank you for your support.
Austin