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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE (April 14, 2021):

Message from the District regarding Grab and Go Centers:

“”Now that students are returning to the classroom, we will be transitioning our food service back to a school-based effort focused on children. Beginning the week of April 12, students who return for in-person instruction will be provided multiple meals at school while students who continue with online learning from home can still pick up meals from their own school site. This will make certain every child can continue to receive meals from their local school.

As schools open over the rest of the month, our Grab & Go Food Centers will close. Friday, April 9th, will be the final day of service for 22 of the school-based centers and the remaining 41 centers will close on April 16th. The center at Webster Middle School will close on 4/16.

-Community of Schools Administrator Joyce Dara”

UPDATE (April 14, 2021):

Mann UCLA Community School will open its campus again for in person school on Monday, April 26, 2021. Please keep in mind that the only students permitted to be on campus for in person learning are those who completed the Return to Campus Survey and have their Daily Pass complete. The Reopening Calendar is posted below:

UPDATE (March 12, 2021):

On March 10, 2021, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) reached an agreement that paved the way for middle and high schools to open sometime in April 2021.

Families, please complete the Campus Program Selection Form

This survey must be filled out to let the district know how your student will participate in instruction when schools reopen. All families will need to complete this Program Selection Form by March 19 so that we can adequately prepare to provide an instructional program that meets your child’s needs. Please note that if no response is received for your child, the default will be for your child to continue learning online. You will also have the option to change how your child will participate in instruction every two weeks after schools reopen by contacting your school.

Resources that outline what in person school would look like can be= found on our LAUSD Return to Campus – Resources page.

UPDATE (December 7, 2020):

MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BEUTNER
Greetings,

I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. My commitment remains the same as I made when we were forced to close schools in March – we will not reopen schools until it’s safe and appropriate to do so. This commitment also means we must respond to current conditions in the community. Because of the extremely high level of COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area, it is no longer safe and appropriate to have any students on campus. We will also be asking those who are currently working at schools to work from home if at all possible for the rest of the semester. This is greatly disappointing to all who have been working so hard to build a proper foundation for students’ return to campus. Clean schools, proper health protocols and COVID-19 testing for all at schools make a difference but they don’t provide immunity to the virus. We can’t create a bubble for the school community. When things are so dangerous in the communities we serve it has implications for schools as well.


A Stay at Home Order means what it says. While our practices and protocols are working, the level of risk is too high and it is growing. These changes at schools will remain in effect until the next school semester begins on January 11. We’ll continue to evaluate the situation and provide updated information along the way.

Our food relief efforts at schools will remain open because the need continues – we provided almost ½ million meals to hungry children and adults just this past Friday alone. We will also continue providing free COVID-19 testing at schools because it is keeping our school community safer and it provides us with important information we will need to reopen schools in the safest way possible.


Our goal remains the same – to return students to schools as soon as possible in the safest way possible. Local conditions matter – COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles are almost 3 times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York. If the level of COVID-19 in Los Angeles was like that in San Francisco or New York, we would not be taking these steps.

My hope is this action today will not only protect the health and safety of all in the school community but will keep the focus where it needs to be – getting the spread of COVID-19 down to levels where schools can safely reopen.


Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Austin

UPDATE (October 12, 2020):

Los Angeles Unified School District is offering free COVID-19 tests to all students. The virus testing program is now underway and it’s time for our school to be tested.

We are asking parents to make an appointment for an initial test now to help us prepare for the opening of school for in-person instruction. Although the date when schools will re-open for in-person instruction is not yet known, taking an initial test now will provide valuable information about the incidence of COVID-19 in the communities we serve.

To schedule an appointment, please visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt.

Please read below for letters from our Principal regarding the testing program:

Flyers from the District:

UPDATE (July 13, 2020): Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that LAUSD schools will begin the school year ONLINE. It is unknown at this time when we might be meeting in person again. We will continue to update this page as we hear updates.

LAist Article: As Coronavirus Surges, LAUSD Will Not Reopen Campuses For Start Of Next School Year

UPDATE (May 29, 2020):

Pandemic-EBT: Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.

More information is available at their site: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt

COVID-19 Tenant Protections: Know your rights! Bet Tzedek Legal Services hosted a workshop about tenant rights during this pandemic. The following slideshows cover rent deferral, eviction protections, landlord notices, repayment plans, and much more. This information is true as of May 28, 2020.

COVID-19 Tenant Protections (English):

RFK-Covid-Housing_KYR-Presentation-English

COVID-19 Protecciones de Inquilinos (Español):

RFK-Covid-Housing_-KYR-Presentation-Spanish


UPDATE (May 22, 2020): Through the generous support of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), Mann UCLA CS is able to provide care packages for every single student. Please read below or visit our care package page to learn more.


UPDATE (May 19, 2020): Our partners at UCLA have compiled a list of Resources closest to Mann UCLA Community School. These resources include services for:

  • LA COVID-19 Testing Information
  • Child Care
  • Meals
  • Food Pantries/Food Banks
  • For Seniors
  • Educational Resources
  • For Immigrants & Undocumented
  • Financial Resources
  • Legal Resources
  • Free Internet Services
  • Housing/Shelters
  • For Foster Youth/Former Foster Youth
  • Domestic Violence

Please check out the list at this link.


UPDATE (May 6, 2020): Our partners at UCLA have compiled a list of Food Resources closest to Mann UCLA Community School. Please check out the list at this link.


UPDATE (April 13, 2020): Superintendent Austin Beutner has announced that LAUSD campuses will be closed through the summer. Mann UCLA Community School will continue to deliver instruction virtually. We are discussing options for hosting 8th grade culmination ceremonies with the local district office. If students need to swap their devices in for repairs, please come to school on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.

The Grab and Go Centers remain open and available for students to pick up food.

The district’s Department of Student Health and Human Services has a hotline that families can call with a need for SHHS-related services (e.g., housing/emergency shelter, mental or physical health support), the hotline operator takes down the person’s contact information and submits it to School Mental Health and Healthy Start staff, who provide direct support and/or link the family with one of our community partners. Please visit their site to access resources provided to families during this crisis, including a list of Wellness Centers and school-based clinics that remain open.


UPDATE (March 30, 2020): Mann UCLA Community School moves towards 100% online instruction this week. Please make sure your student has a laptop and internet connection. We are distributing laptops at school, please click HERE for the laptop distribution schedule and the laptop release form. Also, visit our Online Instruction page for resources on how to access free internet and how to prepare your student for online classes.


UPDATE (March 23, 2020): Schools will remain closed through May 1st and the district will provide additional updates well before May 1st on what will come next. Check the LAUSD website for the latest updates.

Mann UCLA will also be distributing Chromebooks for all students who need them. More information and the distribution schedule can be found at this link.


UPDATE (March 20, 2020): PBS & LAUSD have teamed up to provide At-Home Learning. Click HERE for a link to more information and the TV Program Schedule.


UPDATE (March 19, 2020): If your family does not have WiFi, you can obtain TWO free months from Spectrum. Call (855) 243-8892 or visit https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students


UPDATE (March 17, 2020): Students, please use Schoology to access your assignments. If you need to reset your login, visit mylogin.lausd.net. If you need your PIN number, call (213) 443-1300.

60 Grab & Go Food Centers have opened up: Follow THIS LINK to use the map to find the one closest to you.


UPDATE (March 16, 2020): Check out this POST for resources to support your student and family during the school closure.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Los Angeles Unified public schools will be closed for at least two weeks while while the district evaluates the appropriate path forward.

Students received paper/pencil packets of work from each of their classes on Friday, March 13. Online versions of the packets are available online on Schoology. Students do not have to complete the paper packets AND the lessons on Schoology. They need to complete one or the other.

Facts and circumstances may change quickly so we encourage you to check the district website lausd.net regularly or call the following phone hotlines.

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

Here are some resources from the district to support your students and family during this time.

Before school closed on March 16, students were shown the following slide show in their science classes: