August 27, 2021

Families, 

Over the past few weeks, it has been thrilling to see all of our schools rejuvenated by the dreams of our students and the determination of our educators. I want to personally thank our students, families, and educators for your support in making in-person learning possible in our network of 19 schools for the 2021-22 school year.

This school year our schools have used the same reliable health and safety measures that kept our schools safe last spring. I’m pleased to report that with these measures, our schools have reported low positivity rates across all of our campuses—less than a third of a percentage point. 

In continuation of our strong health and safety measures, our schools are asking our families to submit vaccination information from our students who are fully vaccinated. This information will help our schools to continue to make the right decisions to keep our learning communities safe.  Please provide a copy of your vaccination card to your school’s front office.  

Our network of schools is dedicated to protecting our students and our community. This year, we partnered with United Parents and Students and St. John's Well Child & Family Center to host mobile, accessible vaccination sites at our schools. Since this past May, we have vaccinated over 4,600 community members on our campuses. And we’ll continue to provide more opportunities for our communities to receive equitable access to vaccines this year. 

Since the start of this year, across our 19 schools, we have had over 11,200 students enrolled and an average daily attendance of nearly 90 percent. Parents, it’s important that your child is at school every day! We aim to have over 95 percent average daily attendance to ensure all students have access to high-quality instruction and support every day. 

Our schools are focusing on restoring the in-person community on our campuses. We are proud to announce that all of our scholars participated in a Fall Bridge where they had opportunities to adjust to in-person learning and reconnect with their peers in order to jumpstart the meaningful, in-person relationships they have missed.

Our dedicated school teams have also prioritized relationship building throughout our school communities, and we’re excited to keep cultivating joy throughout the school year.

This September, our schools will send families information on Back to School Night. In the meantime, we are asking all families to continue to connect with our school leaders through virtual events, Facebook and Instagram pages, and school websites.  

Our schools could not be any more excited for the 2021-22 school year. We look forward to continuing to prepare your child for success in college, leadership, and life.

Together, we will continue to help our scholars across Los Angeles to turn dreams into realities. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Cristina de Jesus
CEO & President of Green Dot Public Schools California

Important Information

  • Full day, in-person instruction — five days a week.
  • New health and safety protocols to keep your child safe.
  • More social, academic, and emotional support for your child.
  • Transparent data on Covid-19 testing available to all stakeholders.
  • New, personalized accelerated learning opportunities. 

Health & Safety

Click here for up-to-date Covid-19 data across our schools. 

Click here to see our Covid-19 health and safety policies for our students, teachers, and staff.

Click here for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health information on Covid-19 vaccines.

What You Can Expect This School Year

Community Resources

Please visit https://www.211la.org/resources for a directory of resources by category or call 211 for individual support finding the resources you need!

Unemployment Resources

Employment Development Department
888.745.3886

The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or had their businesses affected due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.

Learn about the rights of undocumented workers here >>  https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/undocumented-workers-employment-rights/

Resources for workers >>

If you become ill due to COVID-19:

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. 

Learn about the rights of undocumented workers here:  https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/undocumented-workers-employment-rights/

School Closures

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely.

 File an Unemployment Insurance claim

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. 

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

LA's New Job Portal:

LA Jobs Portal – English

 

Central and East LA 

Boyle Heights WorkSource 

1505 East 1st Street, Los Angeles CA 90033 

323-267-5930

 

Wilshire WorkSource Center 

3550 Wilshire Boulevard, #500, Los Angeles CA 90010 

213-365-982 

 

South and West Los Angeles 

Watts WorkSource Center 2220 East 114th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059 

323-249-7751

 

Vernon Central at LATTC WorkSource Center 

400 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90015 

213-763-5951

 

South LA WorkSource Center

1512 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

(323) 730-7900

Housing

LA-Hop.org

LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services

Homeless Shelters

Families with Children:

Youth (If you are a young person living on your own and need stable housing.)

Women

         135 North Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90033

         Phone: 323-604-9985

         Hours: After 4 pm until space is exhausted

         8770 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003

         Phone: (213) 529-0926

Men 

         3804 Broadway Place Los Angeles, CA 90037

         Phone: 323-231-1711

Maternity Shelters 

         954 Koleeta Drive, Harbor City

         Phone 310-325-8208

         25520 Woodward Ave., Lomita

         Phone 310-534-4040


Inner City Law Center:

(213) 891-2880

SAJE:

213-745-9961

Eviction Defense Network: 

(213) 385-8112

Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles: 

(800) 399-4529

Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA)
LAHSA is working with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health along with the Department of Health Services, Department of Mental Health and other key Federal partners to promote effective hygiene, to prevent and address potential Coronavirus infections among those experiencing homelessness, and how to keep staff safe.
Call at 800-548-6047

Social supports

211 LA Food Resource Directory >> https://211la.org/resources/subcategory/food

FoodFinder

A web and mobile app that helps you find your closest food bank.

LA Food Bank

An online food locator that can find a nearby food pantry.

Everytable 

Healthy, affordable grab and go meals are available for purchase at 7 Stores that remain open across LA County. These sites offer curbside pick-up or delivery within a 3 mile radius.

CalFresh

WIC

  • Apply for WIC Online or text APPLY to 91997.
    The WIC program, which provides cash assistance for groceries to pregnant and postpartum women and families with children under age 5, has recently established an “Apply by text” option. Immigration status does not affect eligibility. 

Receive online nutrition education and support here

Los Angeles County
211
Get in touch with an operator who can connect you with free resources, including childcare.

New Freedom - Transportation Resources in Los Angeles County

A list of transportation resources available in LA County
New Freedom Transportation Hotline: 1-888-863-7411

CHIRLA-Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights LA: https://www.chirla.org/

Catholic Charities LA Immigration Serviceshttps://catholiccharitiesla.org/immigration-services/

Immigrants Rising Education Hub: https://immigrantsrising.org/

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs: https://oia.lacounty.gov/

LA City Office of Immigrant Affairs: https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph1781/files/page/file/Updated%20Comm%20Resource%20Guide%20Sep%202020%20Spanish%20-%20FINAL%20R%20%281%29.pdf

Recursos Legales:

Health & Insurance

Covid Testing & Treatment for Uninsured LA County Residents

SAME-DAY COVID-19 TESTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL LA COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Here are the steps for getting a test appointment: 

  • Visit the website https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
  • Answer a series of questions. The answers determine if you are eligible for an appointment. 
  • If you are eligible, you will receive an appointment confirmation number by email. 
  • Bring the confirmation number and photo ID to your appointment.
  • People with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment. 
  • People without a car can be tested as long as they have an appointment. The sites can accommodate pedestrians.
  • There are NO walk-up appointments available for people who do not register. 
  • For a full list of locations and answers to questions about testing, go to https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.

The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test: 

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

Find Vaccination Sites: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/HCWSignup/

The County of Los Angeles advises anyone with flu-like symptoms to call their doctor or 2-1-1 to see if they need testing; you should not visit any healthcare facility without checking that it is safe for you to do so.

CHAMP  1-866-742-2273

Call to find a nearby health clinic or for questions about health insurance enrollment, including Medi-Cal.  Serves people of all ages and schools across LA County.  Leave a message and a Health Care Advocate will call you back Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Wellness Centers


St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
Find a clinic in your area

Metro LA/East LA: 

Jefferson High School Wellness Center:  Operated by South Central Family Health Center (SCFHC)
323.908.4200 x4402
3410 S. Hooper Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011

South LA: 

Fremont Wellness Center: Operated by UMMA Community Clinic
323.789.5610
7821 S. Avalon Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90003

UMMA Community Clinic
323.789.5610
711 West Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044

Watts Healthcare Corporation
323.564.4331
10300 S. Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90002

Crenshaw High School Wellness Center: Operated by T.H.E. Health & Wellness Centers

323.730.1920
3206 W. 50th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043

South Bay Family Healthcare-Dr. Claudia Hampton Clinic
310.330.2960
1091 South La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301

West LA Area:

Venice Family Clinic-Lou Colen Children’s Health & Wellness Center
310.392.8636
4700 Inglewood Boulevard, #101, Culver City, CA 90230

Venice Family Clinic-Milken Family Foundation Medical Building
310.392.8636
604 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

Venice Family Clinic-Robert Levine Family Health Center
(310) 392-8636
905 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Mental Health Resources

LA WarmLine
855.952.9276

Aids people who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living. Monday - Sunday open 10 p.m. 6 a.m.

Teen Line
310.855.4673
Text: TEEN to 839863

Aids teens who are having difficulty coping with the stresses and crises which arise in daily living. Monday - Sunday open 10 p.m. 6 a.m.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.8255

Connects you with a crisis worker, available 24/7.

Crisis Text Line
LA to 741741

Connect with a crisis counselor to receive confidential crisis support via text 24/7.

Trevor Project Line
Text: START to 678678
866.488.7386

24/7 support for LGBTQ youth in crisis.

LA County Department of Mental Health Access Line: Call 1-800-854-7771
24/7 helpline and crisis counseling.

California Youth Crisis Line: Call or text 1-800-843-5200
24/7 crisis intervention counseling referrals for youth 12-24 and their families.

If you’re worried about quarantining in a home where you don’t feel safe, 24/7 help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Call or Text 9-1-1 in an emergency 

Los Angeles County Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-540-4000 

Los Angeles County Elderly Abuse Hotline: 1-877-477-3646

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-467

Internet & Connectivity