Dear<<First Name/Nombre>>

Even though we are all worried about the increase in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, we know that for many students, the best place to learn is in school with their teachers and their friends. We are doing everything we can to ensure our students and staff are safe in our schools.

I am glad that on August 16 all Los Angeles Unified schools will open for full-day instruction five days a week, along with recess, after-school programs, lunch and meal breaks with classmates, athletics and extracurricular activities.

To watch my welcome back message, click here or on the picture below. If you prefer reading it, click here.
Employee Vaccination

As part of our commitment to making our schools the safest place to learn and work, all District employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15, 2021.  In addition, all employees will still be required to participate in regular COVID-19 testing, regardless of vaccination status. You can find vaccination locations here and here.

Online Learning

Our Online Independent Study Program, run through the City of Angels school, is also available for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. Students will receive daily live online instruction for part of the day and complete independent work when not learning directly with a teacher. You can get more details here or you can call: (213) 443-1300.

Support for our Families
The Division of Student Health and Human Services has prepared the "Parent/Caregiver Roadmap for Social-Emotional Well-Being & Academic Success" with all the resources you’ll need to support your students.  You can download it here.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education has shared this Return to School Roadmap which includes an informative checklist that parents may use to prepare themselves and their children for the safe return to in person learning. You can find it here.
Did you know that...
  • The District has a face mask accommodation process for students in special education, with medical reasons or other special circumstances. Learn more here.

  • In partnership with Fender Guitar, LAUSD is offering free enrichment courses to middle school students. Enrollment closes on August 27. Learn more here

Our new BD3 Principals
Every year during the summer, I make sure to warmly welcome all my new principals to BD3.  This year we met virtually and I am pleased to introduce some of them. Click here.
At the Board of Education

Once again this year, I am honored to chair the Special Education Committee of the Board.  I would need partners who are committed advocates to join me in this Committee.  Is that you? Click here to apply.

Student Advisory Council

Recruitment for my 2021-22 Student Advisory Council (SAC) is currently underway! Applications will be accepted through September 13. To learn more and apply, click here.

Principal Advisory Council

Last week, I had the privilege of welcoming 14 of my Principals to the first Board District 3 Principal Advisory Council meeting.

These Principals are a comprehensive representation of Board District 3 Principals and Schools ranging from Early Education Centers to Continuation High Schools, and Career and Transition Centers.

We will work hand in hand to evaluate and recommend more relevant and significant policies and enhanced protocols.

I look forward to working with each one of them to prioritize projects, bring more resources to our schools and improve the academic outcomes of all our students.

Did you know that the LAUSD Board District boundaries are being redrawn? This process, which happens every 10 years is very important.  The Public Hearing for Board District 3 is August 18th at 6:30 p.m.  To learn more click here.
Job Opportunities
Had the great honor of joining in the Summer Graduation for the Local District Northeast High Schools!
I love to visit with the little ones! Here I am at Sherman Oaks ESY.
District Resources
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