The Los Angeles Unified School District announced it will shut down its schools for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, to help school communities stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision includes closing our 18 Partnership network schools. During this window, the Partnership’s home office will also close and our team will work remotely. We will continue to partner with LA Unified to ensure that our students, families, and school staff have as much support as possible.
However, for many of our 13,500 students and their families, school closures will present significant challenges. To assist students, Partnership teachers and staff will use all available tools — including laptops and other technology — to maximize learning. LA Unified also has committed to open 40 family resource centers beginning March 18, 2020 to provide meals, childcare and additional learning opportunities.
We are deeply grateful to our administrators, teachers, school staff, partners and LA Unified leadership for springing into action to adapt to the realities of this global crisis while providing services for students. The Partnership will continue to follow the direction of the District, civic leaders and public health officials as this situation evolves.
We will circulate opportunities as soon as possible for our partners to help. If you’d like to learn more, offer assistance, or have resources you think others should see, please contact Cathy Kralik at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay informed, please check our website and social media platforms (Twitter , Instagram and Facebook). Also check the District’s website for updates.
We hope you all stay safe and healthy during this difficult time. And let’s remind each other that we will all be better off if we navigate these profound changes to our daily lives with resolve and empathy together.