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Los Angeles Unified School District Updates and Resources

 
 
John F. Kennedy High School is dedicated to keep families safe during these uncertain times. Our phenomenal staff have been working hard to provide students and their families the necessary resources and support as we continue to practice distant learning from home.
 
 
Please follow updates by visiting https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16898 and the World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.
 
 
Returning to Campus Safely

Please review the Los Angeles Unified School District's Returning to Campus Plan for Families, and watch the most recent meeting for parents regarding the plan to return to campus.

 

 

"This guide is intended to outline the two different instructional models that will be available for families when students can return to campuses, and to provide information on the safety practices in place at schools, including cleaning classrooms, social distancing, and our school-based system of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing."

 

Please review the guide in it's entirety for more information, by selecting one of the following links:

 

Return to Campus Survey

Return to Campus Family Guide English

Regreso a Las Escuelas Guia en Español

 

In addition, please review and submit the following Return to Campus Selection Form provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District

 

PURPOSE OF THIS SURVEY: This selection form is intended to gather information about your choice for instructional models for your child(ren) when students are able to physically return to campus - the options you select below will help determine how your child will participate in instruction. For more specific information on the models covered, please review our Return to Campus Family Guide. By default, students will be placed in the Hybrid Model if no response is collected. We ask that all families complete this program selection form by Sunday, December 6. 

 

 

You can access the survey by clicking:

https://reopening.lausd.net/en/FamilySelection

 

COVID-19 Testing

Make An Appointment

To prepare students to return to school in the safest way possible as soon as it’s appropriate to do so, Los Angeles Unified is providing free COVID-19 testing for all students. Please make a testing appointment for your child now.

 

To schedule an appointment, please click here.Saturday COVID Testing

 

COVID-19 Testing Program Overview
Los Angeles Unified is implementing a program to provide the highest standard of safety measures at schools. The key components of the program include daily health checks, COVID-19 testing of students and staff, and community engagement to follow up on positive cases of COVID-19 and employees who may have been exposed or are not feeling well. Additionally, reporting procedures have been developed in accordance with the law to keep the school community informed of this testing and its results and of the District’s continued health mitigation measures.

 

Testing Process
COVID-19 testing of all employees and students will be done on a regular basis, at frequencies recommended by a consortium of leading health experts from UCLA, the Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University. Additionally, household members who are symptomatic or may have been exposed to a student or employee who tests positive will be offered testing.

The District is providing nasal swab tests as the primary testing method. A saliva test is also available to children or adults, if requested. Test kits have been procured from labs that are able to provide most test results within 24-36 hours and is being provided to all at no charge to anyone receiving a test.

Individuals will be notified via email and/or phone call when it is time to schedule their baseline test appointment. The samples collected will be scanned, packaged and sent to the lab. Test results and demographic data collected during the testing process will be shared with public health authorities in accordance with the law. All test results and data collected will be kept in a secure database and kept private. Some of the data will also be provided to our health experts at UCLA, the Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University for additional research which will hopefully inform others across the nation or world of ways to keep our schools safer. Any information shared with outside parties will be in full compliance with privacy law and only with consent from any participant in the testing program.

Testing Sites
Testing is currently being provided at 41 testing sites.  Each testing site is located at a school within each Community of Schools.

 

Grab & Go Food Centers

New hours Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide nutritious meals to students and community members who need them while students are learning in virtual classrooms. Anyone who arrives during open hours will be able to receive food.

 

UPDATE:

Starting Monday, August 31st, the Grab & Go location at Belvedere Middle School will move to Torres High School, which is located at 4211 Dozier St., Los Angeles, 90063.

Starting on Monday, August 24th, Grab & Go Food Centers will change their hours of operation. The food centers will be open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 10 am. This change will allow students and families to have ample time to pick up their meals and eat before online classes begin.

LAUSD Help Desk
For families: (213) 443-1300
For employees: (213) 241-2700
The helpdesk is open 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the coronavirus pandemic.

Student & family wellness:
(213) 241-3840
The helpdesk is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.