Westchester Community of Schools
Resources and Information for Families
Dear Los Angeles Unified Families,
I am writing to provide you with an update on the strike our labor partners have announced, scheduled for March 21-23. SEIU Local 99 and UTLA, who represent the majority of our school site workforce, have stated they will not be at school sites on these days. We have prepared resources to minimize the impact on learning and sustain crucial services for students.
I have invited the leadership of SEIU Local 99 to come back to the table, where seats are open and waiting. I intend to keep the line of communication open until we exhaust all options to prevent a strike. If the strike is carried out, all schools will be forced to close due to health and safety reasons. We are doing everything we can to reach an agreement that is equitable, financially responsible and respects the dignity of our tremendous employees.
We encourage you to begin discussions with your employer, child care providers and others now. Know that we are working around the clock to provide learning opportunities and coordinate meal distributions. This is neither perfect nor ideal, but it is our best effort given the constraints before us.
Your principals will communicate how to access necessary resources. Please visit achieve.lausd.net/schoolupdates for our Family and Student Resource Guide and real-time information. We will provide daily updates to keep you informed.
We understand the negative impact a strike would have on families. As a District whose top priority is education and safety, we will continue to support your children to accelerate their learning while we work to reach an agreement that prevents a strike.
Alberto M. Carvalho
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Westchester Community of Schools Website
Because we will be starting off this school year online, we want to make sure that families have all the information they need to be ready to go on day one, which will be August 15. Below you will find the latest news about the new school year, answers to frequently asked questions and information about schools.
Our School and Community Events
We have partnered with Fairfax Community of Schools and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to provide a series of parent workshops Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please join us
Evans Community Adult School, in partnership with the Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), is now offering an 18-day Prep Cook training which meets Monday-Thursday from 3 pm-9 pm at the Hospitality Training Academy's kitchen on S. Western Ave. (between Pico and Olympic). Students will learn how to be Prep Cooks while also practicing English. The Hospitality Training Academy will then help students to find a job.
In order to be eligible, students have to:
speak English as a Second Language and be able to communicate at an Intermediate level or higher
have right-to-work documentation
WANT to work as a prep cook and be available to work when the training in completed
be fully vaccinated (and boosted if they received their second dose of the vaccine more than 6 months ago)
be able to lift 30+ pounds
if male, have selective services registration (or a stamp on their passport that shows they entered the US after they were 26 years old)
If you are interested and would like to attend an Orientation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 805-876-4166.
Covid external Vaccination Upload Support
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Westchester Community of Schools Town Hall
Share and Care Parent Workshops English and Spanish:
April 6, 9AM-10AM English April 7, 9AM-10AM Spanish
Online Guided Parent training ( Spanish Translation available)
April 20, 2022 10AM-12PM
Mental Health Workshop English with Los Angeles County
April 6, 20, 27 9:30 AM
Learn about LAUSD's COVID -19 Testing and Tracing Program
A groundbreaking collaboration between Los Angeles Unified School District and leading scientists from UCLA, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University will lead to a testing program for LAUSD students and staff. Click here to read more
THE FIRST STOP DAILY FOR DISTANCE LEARNING WILL BE SCHOOLOGY
To better service students during distance learning, the LAUSD is asking parents to help their children log into Schoology to access ZOOM and GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
Start Guides - Preparing for the First Day of School
Stay connected : Virtual Town Halls
Latest Town Hall Meeting
Local District West Virtual Town Hall Thursday, October 15, 6 p.m.
Parent Frequently asked Questions
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