to the Class of 2020!
Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 5pm
A Message from the Principal
Dear Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo (ODLHÁ) Charter High School Community,
It is an honor to serve as principal of such a passionate and giving community. ODLHÁ is committed to serving each student by driving our mission of preparing all students for college, leadership, and life and providing the supports necessary for students to feel safe and cared for by each one of our team members on campus. We are proud to continue to highlight that our school is among the top 10% of high schools as published by the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools Ranking.
Our attitude of resilience is an integral characteristic of each one of our stakeholders – students, parents, staff, community partners. We will continue to strive regardless of the obstacles. Since school closures on March 13th due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ODLHÁ family has come together (figuratively) to ensure our students receive the best education via Distance Learning. The commitment to our mission continues to live in our Distance Learning classrooms daily.
Please refer to our COVID-19 resources on this website for more related information. You are not alone; we are in this together, and together we will overcome all obstacles. Please reach out if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Xochitl Avellan
Interim Principal and Area Superintendent
Interim Assistant Principal
President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus
News & Announcements
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. VIP is here to help you! Click here for more info Haga clic aquí para información
Parents, please review this letter that was mailed out recently. It contains information regarding your student and upcoming events. Padres, por favor revisen esta carta que se envió recientemente. Contiene información sobre su estudiante y los próximos eventos.
Families, please take a look here at this list of updated resources for immigrant families, rental assistance, food distribution, and more! Familias, echenle un vistazo aqui a esta lista de recursos actualizados para familias inmigrantes, asistencia de alquiler, distribución de alimentos y más!
We invite you to take a tour of our updated webpage now here with Virtual Expanded Learning Programs: Lessons/Activities, Learning Supports, Reading Corner, and Virtual Field Trips. Los invitamos a que visiten nuestra página web actualizada ahora aqui con Programas Virtuales De Aprendizaje Expandido: Lecciones/Actividades, Apoyos de Aprendizaje, Rincón de Lectura y Excursiones Virtuales.
Our school will host a virtual graduation to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our seniors. This will be a pre-recorded event and graduates will be recognized during the graduation. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 5pm through our school website. Let your friends and family know. Thank you!…
With support from the U.S. Dept. of Education, UC Santa Barbara is offering an online course to help students focus their minds, reduce their stress, and manage their emotions. Daily lessons are about 10-12 minutes and the course teaches students how to train their attention to relate more effectively to their thoughts and emotions. In…
Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org.
For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma. This week we…
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