News and Resources for School Closure and Coronavirus

We will collect textbooks and other school materials on June 9, 11, 12 and 15. Collection dates and times will be based on student grade levels, and are by appointment only. Each student needs their own appointment. Please sign up for an appointment based on your student grade level, and bring the appointment confirmation email printed or on your cell phone.
Parents, If you have medication being stored in the nurse's office, you can claim it from the MPR on Friday, May 15th between 8:00 and noon. 
See answers to your questions in our School Closure FAQ under Resources in the right hand column of this page.  If you have additional questions about the school closure, you can submit them through our School Closure Question form.
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Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year
With the disruption to our regular school program, the district will be handling student enrollment centrally.
 
To begin the enrollment process for the 2019-20 school year go to: http://achieve.lausd.net/enrollduringclosures
 
If you do not have access to the internet, you may call Student Health and Human Services (213) 241-3840 (press 6 for student enrollment) to request support.
 
You may address emails to enrollduringclosures@lausd.net
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The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley has implemented a virtual program called VClub where students can participate in a multitude of activities such as STEM experiments, exercise and learning healthy habits, making crafts, playing interactive games and socializing with other youth. Registration is completely FREE to anyone who wants to participate.
Need Internet Connectivity at Home?
Please complete our Hotspot Request Form.
For those parents who already completed the form, we have submitted your requests to the district. We expect that they will contact you with a pickup date and location. 
If you need internet support at home, the attached document "Home Internet Options" in the RESOURCES column provides a list of resources. 
4.13.2020 - Today, Superintendent Beutner announced that to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Unified has extended school closures through the end of the school year. To be clear, the 2019-20 school year is not over. Hale Charter Academy teachers and staff will continue to provide ongoing education, via distance learning, through the second week of June. Thank you for your continued partnership. Please stay safe and healthy.
April 2, 2020: Change In Schedule Following Spring Recess
During the past three weeks we have been assessing all aspects of our transition to distance learning. Based on input from teachers, students, parents, and the District we have decided that a change in schedule will best serve the teaching and learning needs of everyone involved.
School Mental Health is providing support through their hotline and email:
Hotline from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 213-241-3840
Email: mentalhealth@lausd.net
 
The LAUSD provides daily updates on the Coronavirus including the latest news, helpful hints, FAQ, a hotline, and statements from the superintendent at:
 
What To Do If You Are Sick
 
Grab & Go Food Centers - Map and Complete List
Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our Grab & Go Food Centers will be open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Each child can take home two nutritious meals.
 
• Talking to Children About Coronavirus
 
• Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, PBS, KLCS, and KCET's 6 AM to 6 PM schedules will feature programs intended to provide students continued engagement opportunities with educational content. This schedule will be in-effect until school resumes and students are permitted to return to class.
The updated schedule is available here: http://klcs.org/educational-continuity-programming/
 
• Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
 
• At Hale, we have been preparing for a possible school closure. Each teacher has developed a curriculum based on the use of a variety of resources including Schoology, school textbooks, paper printouts, and other online resources. Your child should know the learning expectations for each class, and work to meet those expectations during their time out of school. You can support your child by developing a regimen to follow, that works for your family, so that they make consistent progress during their absence from school.
 
RESOURCES
for school closure

Lockers

If it appears schools will not reopen this school year, we will schedule a day or days when parents and students can retrieve items from school and PE lockers. Safety will be a major concern so any plan would have to include a screening for visitors and other safety measures that you are all familiar with by now (social distancing, masks, etc.). Until then, if you feel it is urgent that you visit your child's locker, please reach out to your counselors, who can arrange an individual visit to the school. They will share a set of rules and a screening that all visitors must follow in order to come on campus. 

 

What will happen with culmination, 8th Grade Activities, Yearbooks, Awards, Grad Night, Certificates?

All large gatherings have been canceled, so there will be no traditional culmination ceremony this year. We are looking into alternative ways to celebrate the class of 2020. They earned it. Culmination certificates will be distributed at a later date. 

We will also be distributing yearbooks at some point. Our yearbook sponsor is working with the publishing company to put together the best book possible. You can upload pictures to yearbookforever.com, or email our sponsor at  bac4926@lausd.net

Most Eighth grade activities have been canceled. Universal Studios has left open the possibility of grad night being rescheduled, but that would depend on how things develop with the virus. 

We are looking into alternative ways of celebrating our 8th grade class with awards. 

 

What if I need transcripts to send to a high school?

Contact the school and we will arrange for transcripts to be sent to you. 

 

How can we get a laptop or a wi-fi hotspot?

Parents can request laptops or wi-fi hotspots through two forms on our website. We reply to the same email you used to submit the form with a date and time to pick up a device. At this point we are scheduling all laptop pickups on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the school. If you requested a laptop, please plan to come on Thursday mornings. If you have a laptop that you are no longer using, you can return it during that same time frame. 

The district has said they will deliver hotspots to the school. When they arrive, we will contact parents who requested them. 

 

Hotspot Request Form: https://forms.gle/QLDY1T8jqQaStr3s9

Student Computer Request Form: https://forms.gle/j4FGbCZMZFUkF6Sq8

 

What is the grading policy during the closure? 

The current District Policy is student grades will not suffer due to the school closure, but those who do well can improve their grades before the final report card.  

 

How will we return books and borrowed laptops? 

There is no plan in place at the moment. We will address the return of books and computers soon. 

 

How can we get our Spring Pictures?

Lifetouch has said it will be delivering Spring Pictures to the school. When they arrive, we will inform parents of our plan for distributing them. 

 

Will students take SBAC tests? 

The State has canceled all testing for this year. 

 

Will remote learning be an option next year? 

That would depend on the State and County restrictions. If restrictions are still in place that prevent schools from opening, there is a possibility we would begin the school year with remote learning.