These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning. Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year. Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible. We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.
In this article:
- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00
- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15
- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June
- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22
- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers
- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!
- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)
- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited!
At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year. Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.
We are pleased to let you know that an agreement has been reached between the District and Westside Union Teachers Association that will allow our elementary schools to reopen under the current health orders in our state and county.
This update includes information on the following:
Schedule of return for students
Checking Into School
Westside USD Reopening plans awaiting approval. Available on District and School Websites.
The TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will return February 16th and the TK/K cohorts will return on February 22nd.
Parents will receive information about the new system for daily check-in which is currently required. You will find information about that system and directions for using it on the website. You will also find a video to help you with setting up the system either on your phone or on another device.
Some additional changes that have been made to facilitate reopening schools include the addition of 654 GPS ionizers to all HVAC units district-wide. These ionizers kill 99% of all germs, bacteria, and viruses, and are Underwriter’s Laboratories certified to deliver clean indoor air that is safe and healthy.
Monday, February 15th is Presidents Day. Our schools will be closed for that day.