Gregg Anderson Academy

School Plan for Safe Reopening


 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

UPDATES FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools

This document reviews current policies and important action steps to keep children safe in Los Angeles County’s 3,040 TK-12 schools. At the end you will find resources you can turn to, including where to call, if you want further information or need assistance with COVID-19 prevention or care.

Parent Updates TK-12

 

We are grateful for our

Gregg Anderson Aviators! 

Co Principals Mrs. Kott and Dr. Kruizinga are so grateful for the staff, students and community of Gregg Anderson Academy. Thank you for your continued support! 

Thanksgiving Break is almost here! No school, November 22nd-26th. 

*There are some exciting employment opportunities in our school and district!
We have several part time hourly classified positions open. The positions include Instructional Assistants, Playground Supervisors, Bilingual staff, and more.
If any of these positions are of interest to you, we encourage you to apply at www.edjoin.org/westsidek12
You can visit our school and district webpages for additional employment information or contact the Human Resources Department at 661-722-0716.

Uniform policy: GAA Uniform Policy 2021-2022.pdf 

COVID related questions please email Amanda Graves or Stephanie Anderson our GAA Nurses. Nurses' email addresses: a.graves@westside.k12.ca.us or stephanie.anderson@westside.k12.ca.us. Email is the best way to contact our nurses. 

COVID Testing is held Mondays and Wednesdays at GAA from 8:00-9:00 am by appointment only. This testing is for students of GAA, due to exposure on campus or if they have COVID related symptoms. Appointments for testing and are made via email with our nurses.

*In an effort to ensure the safety of all students and staff, all individuals who enter GAA will be required to complete the SafeScreener daily and show the green check which indicates they are cleared to enter.  Remember that you need to set up a separate account for each student you have who attend GAA.  Our recommendation is to have the user name as their first name and keep the password the same for all accounts.  If you are a new family to GAA, please see the following information below to create a SafeScreener account.  If you are a returning family who used the account last year, simply enter in your phone number and email address into the account settings to enable daily reminders for you to complete the screener.

SafeScreener Information:

Registration Link

Using the link below, you can invite people in your organization to register as users and complete screeners. Copy the link, or the related QR code, and send it to people in your organization.

https://safescreen.stopitsolutions.com/welcome/0de6c6cec223436983ff897b179f7a67

*Please remember that students, staff and any visitors on campus are required to wear a mask while they are indoors.  At this time-masks are not required to be worn by students, staff, or visitors while they are outside

Announcements

Updated

As always, the safety of our students and staff is of the highest priority.  Unfortunately, the latest variant of COVID has once again spread rapidly across our county.  While we anticipated receiving promised at-home COVID tests for our students from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, at this date they have not been delivered.  Based on the communication we received yesterday, they may be delivered late next week, but will not be received this week.  Rest assured that as soon as we receive the tests, they will be distributed at each school site.  Testing is not a requirement at this time, but we know many parents want the opportunity to administer the tests to their children. 

For parents who want the assurance from their children receiving a negative COVID test prior to the start of 2nd semester, the District will make available PCR tests.  From 8-11 am on Thursday, January 6th at the Maintenance and Operations Facility located on the District Office Complex, 41910 50th St. W, Quartz Hill, staff will be available to help with testing which is on a walk-in basis.  Once the testing session is complete, tests will be sent to a lab for processing and parents will receive the results via email from the lab.  The results are usually received within 48-72 hours.  Again, testing is not being required for students to return to school, however, parents have asked about providing testing especially since the over the counter tests will not arrive before Monday.

Updated

The rain was a welcome sight to help with the statewide drought, but rainy days are always different at school. The sleet reminded us that it can get really cold in the Antelope Valley, but it sure looked a bit like snow for just a while. 

December 17th will be our final day for the first semester, and at the conclusion of our minimum day (an hour earlier dismissal), our schools will be closed until January 10, 2022 for Winter Break.

During the week of December 21st, please check your mail for your children’s first semester progress report. A new session of after school intervention classes to improve reading performance for our students will begin after Spring Break.

When your children return to school in January, we will be discontinuing the use of the STOPit SafeScreen.

The District recognizes that students utilize social media or text to communicate with their peers. Parents are encouraged to have a discussion with their children regarding the importance of appropriate online citizenship and the consequences of cyberbullying. When school reconvenes on January 10, 2022, the District may consider discipline against any student who has engaged in cyberbullying during the Winter Break.

Updated

Vaccine Clinic at Westside Union School District on November 20th | December 4, 11, 18 | January 8, 15, 22, from 9am - 1pm register for COVID vaccine at myturn.ca.gov

Updated

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation throughout this first quarter of the school year.  While we are learning to manage the COVID-19 related issues, your patience has helped us to implement the ever changing health directives as expeditiously as possible.  It has also helped keep our focus on ensuring that our students continue to learn, while also addressing the social-emotional needs created by this unprecedented time.

In this article:

* PARENT CONFERENCES

* COVID-19 UPDATE

* TIKTOK CHALLENGES

* VOLUNTEERS

* BOARD MEETINGS

* EMPLOYMENT

* SURVEY

* INDEPENDENT STUDY

Reopening Protocols and Plans

Gregg Anderson Academy opened August 9, 2012. The school is part of the Westside Union School District located in the northern section of Los Angeles County, specifically the Antelope Valley. The school serves K-6 education students both in general and special education. Gregg Anderson Academy is a school of choice. Students selected to attend the school were chosen through a lottery. Uniforms are mandatory. All classrooms have state of the art technology with a Smartboard in every classroom. Gregg Anderson Academy is the home of the Aviators, where students soar to new heights. Our mission is to create an environment that ensures successful learning for all students through utilization of STEM and AVID strategies. With these strategies we encourage our students to be innovators, inventors, logical thinkers, and problem solvers. Our students will become contributors to their community, now, and in the future.

Calendar

News

The Palmdale General Plan Update continues! The City of Palmdale is seeking community input on their preferred land use alternative and General Plan Land Use map, which is the blueprint for land uses across Palmdale. A survey is available online at https://Palmdale2045.org and a live presentation with questions and answers will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Read more about Envision Palmdale 2045, a complete community

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to reopen safely.

Please note: This document may be updated as new information and resources become available. Go to http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for updates to this document.


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