COVID-19 Update: LAUSD to Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

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Friends,

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Austin Beutner earlier today had some important COVID-19 updates for students and parents. Here are some of the takeaways:

Schools to Remain Closed -  School facilities will remain closed through the remainder of the school year. Remote learning will remain in effect for the rest of the academic year, as well as for summer school.

Limited Recreation Centers to Serve as Childcare Facilities - Beginning today, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will provide free childcare, seven days a week, for children between the ages of 6 and 14 at recreation centers located near participating hospitals. The program will accommodate essential hospital employees who are unable to have their children cared for at home. [MORE INFO]

Grab and Go Meal Service to Continue - Since launching 63 Grab and Go Food Centers on March 18th, the school district has provided over seven million meals to children and families.  In partnership with the City of Los Angeles, meals and snacks will be provided to children participating in targeted child care programs. 

Summer School and Credit Recovery - LAUSD plans to offer four week blocks of study for students at all grade levels. The focus will be on literacy, fluency in math, and critical thinking. For those students who are short on credits, LAUSD is working with Community College partners to help students with a bridge to the next chapter of their lives.

Grading Policy - Grades will be provided for students for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. No student will be penalized for not having access to technology, or who may be experiencing difficulties at home. No failing grades will be given.

Graduation and Recognition Ceremonies - LAUSD is going through recommendations on how to celebrate the Class of 2020, most likely virtual graduations. Other options are also being explored to celebrate student athletes, scholars and others to recognize their efforts and hard work.

Mental Health Hotline – The LAUSD Mental Health Hotline is open and staffed with professional counselors from our schools. If students or families need additional support, a consultation, or referral, they may call (213) 241-3840 on Mondays through Fridays from 6 am to 6 pm.

For further updates on what LAUSD is doing to ensure the safety, education, and well-being of our students, please visit LAUSD's website here.

Be well,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

ANGELENO CARD PROGRAM


LOS ANGELES - Mayor Garcetti today announced the launch of the Angeleno Card -- a program that provides financial assistance to COVID-impacted households in the city. The no-fee debit cards will provide amounts ranging from $750-$1500, regardless of immigration status. Qualified applicants annual income must fall below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis, and they must have fallen into deeper economic hardship as a result of the crisis. 

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RELIEF CHECKS FOR NON-TAX FILERS


The Internal Revenue Service and the United States Treasury Department have created a new online tool for non-tax filers to receive their Economic Impact Payments. This will allow quick and easy registration for the payment for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

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SAFER AT HOME ORDER EXTENDED


LOS ANGELES - The Mayor announced the stay at home order will remain in effect until May 15. All Angelenos should continue to remain indoors except for essential activities such as grocery shopping, obtaining medical supplies, and exercising. Social distancing guidelines remain in place. All non-essential businesses will remain closed, along with beaches, walking trails and parks. 
 

GO WITH THE FLOW!


SILVER LAKE - Following numerous complaints regarding the lack of personal distancing at one of the more popular walking paths in Los Angeles, Councilmember O’Farrell announced that the trail around the Silver Lake Reservoir will turn into a one-way path. All walkers and runners will be asked  to follow a counterclockwise direction around the trail, always maintain 6-feet of distance between others, and wear face coverings while out in the neighborhood.

VIDEO: MITCH AT THE RESERVOIR
 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!


COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 - In an effort to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is compiling a list of restaurants in the 13th District that are offering delivery and take-out services.

SEE THE LIST: OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN CD13

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SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES!


SILVER LAKE - Mom's Donut & Chinese Food To Go, located at 601 Silver Lake Blvd, is open for take-out! This restaurant offers a selection of tasty donuts, in addition to delicious Chinese food! When getting your coffee or scone, consider supporting local businesses like Mom's Donuts!

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