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Hello <<First Name/Nombre>>,

I have a lot to share with you today. 

I'm sharing the starting dates for Schools Reopening, a few more  Reopening Videos and information about Vaccinations.  I'm also sharing  Volunteer Opportunities and a Job Opportunity.  In the Board of Education section you'll find our notes on the first Special Ed Committee and new investments in BD3 schools. Finally, in the Student Board Member section you'll find all the details for the webinar for the election and at the end you'll find the details on the Civic Engagement Resolution I'm introducing.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Sincerely,
Scott
Schools Reopening

Now that we have started the reopening of schools, I want to share information and videos with you that I hope will help answer any questions you may still have.

LAUSD has a list of Frequently Asked Questions here.  Below you'll find the latest videos that we have created to answer some of your questions about reopening. 

To see our entire playlist of videos on reopening, click here.

Vaccinations

Currently, LAUSD is finishing vaccination for employees. Soon, the District will open 25 school-based vaccination centers to serve school families in high need communities, as part of our continued efforts to reopen schools in the safest way possible.  We will share information about centers serving our Valley communities, as soon as it becomes available.
 
To get a vaccination, you can still make an appointment through LA County Office of Public Health by clicking here

If you still have concerns about vaccionation, 
I prepared these videos with Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez from LA County Health Department to help address your concerns.  This article about how to talk to family and friends about the vaccine may be helpful to you.

Opportunities to Volunteer 

Here are two great opportunities for you to volunteer with LAUSD.  To participate, for either program, you must submit a virtual volunteer application by visiting:  https://volunteerapp.lausd.net

Job Opportunity at LAUSD
At the Board of Education

Our first Special Education Committee was held on March 25, 2021. Our District staff discussed how they are preparing for a safe return to campus, this included interesting presentations regarding the services provided to students with disabilities during distance learning (including dyslexia supports), virtual Individualized Education Program meetings, in-person services, individual assessments and the professional development and support for teachers. Thank you to: Ms. Krista Muscarella, School Psychologist, Local District West; Mr. Danny Mulia, Principal, Monlux ES STEM Magnet; and Ms. Maryann Sullivan, Division of Special Education.  Also Ms. Lisa Mosko, Community Advisory Committee Chairperson, reported on the March 17, 2021 CAC meeting and shared comments from CAC members regarding the reopening of schools and feedback on the Local Plan.  

To watch the meeting video click here: https://lausd.granicus.com/player/clip/3746?&redirect=true

The Board of Education approved the following investments in schools in Board District 3.

  1. Academy for Enriched Sciences Elementary Magnet - outdoor STEAM Lab classroom 

  2. Carpenter Community Charter ES - 2 hydration stations

  3. Castlebay Lane Charter ES - secure entry system

  4. Hart St ES - 2 pedestrian gates + 4 Promethean Boards 

  5. Emelita ES - secure entry system

View the full agenda for the Tuesday 4/27 meeting
Student Board Member

We are having elections for our Student Board Member!
To learn about more about the finalists, click here.
To vote, students can join the webinar by registering here.

Civic Engagement Resolution
At the Board Meeting on April 14th, the Board of Education will vote on my Civic Engagement resolution. If passed, all LAUSD juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to earn the State Seal of Civic Engagement, beginning in the 2021-22 school year.  
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