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Principal's Message


Welcome back to school and to the New Year 2023.
I hope you all had a joyful break and are ready to be back at school. January is the time when we see the most growth from our students because they know what to expect from their teachers. Our students are back in the habit of working at school and all the instructional pieces fit together. Parents, you can help by making sure that your child gets enough sleep each night and is ready to be at school EVERYDAY and ON TIME. 
In preparation for our return after the long break and to help ensure a safe learning environment Covid Testing is STRONGLY recommended. A rapid test should be taken at home 24-48 hours before the return to school. 

PARENT PORTAL:  The Parent Portal is a one - stop online system available 24/7 that securely connects parents and guardians to essential student data. This is not to be confused with PARENTSQUARE. The parent portal login may be accessed at The parent portal provides the following student data information in an easy to read, parent-friendly format: Attendance;  Grades and Assignments; English Learner Progress; Health and Wellness; Student Discipline; Student Testing; Special Education Services; Online Forms and Applications; Transportation and Bus Routes; Progress Reports; Gifted/Talented Programs; Schoology. The Parent Portal is enabled for parents and guardians to directly update sections of their child's emergency contact information, as well as apply online for the following District programs:  Free and Reduced-Price School Meal Program; LAUSD/Office Volunteer Application; Unified Enrollment.  Currently  81% of our families are registered on the Parent Portal. If you are in need of assistance with the Parent Portal please see Ana Medina, SOEC Community Rep, for assistance at the Parent Resource Center on campus. Our goal is to have 100% of our families registered on the parent portal. 
SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY: (SES) I want to thank all our families for taking time out of their busy schedules to complete the school experience survey. The window closed on Friday, December 9. We did not reach our goal of 100% participation but we did surpass the 53%  participation rate of last year. We had 75% parent participation. (310 surveys completed out of 416). Thank you parents for submitting your child's name after completing your survey. Fifteen names were entered in a raffle. Students' names that were chosen celebrated with the Principal and Dunkin' Donuts. 

Principal Miller




For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Our singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.
Through a robust listening and engagement effort capturing diverse voices from across the District, we have established a shared vision of what student success looks like and what being ready for the world means; this plan will serve as a roadmap outlining all of the steps we will take to realize this vision. This plan is designed to inform actions that can be taken at the school site, through the district office, and in our communities to drive student success and move toward our singular goal, creating alignment across the District on the ways we can best serve our students and our school communities.
We acknowledge that the last two years have been difficult for our students, staff, and families – the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways and forced us to rethink how we provide for our students.
And while we will continue to respond to the impact of a pandemic still present in our communities, this plan will allow us to elevate the ways in which we have adapted positively to serve our students and highlight the promising practices we will institute to carry us forward. We will capture the urgency of our current moment and work together to transform into a stronger, more inclusive, and more responsive district.
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The Arts Education Branch of LAUSD has sent us Mr. Benjamin Gown.  All orchestra classes are held once a week and meet in the auditorium. Orchestra is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. We have approximately 60 instruments at the school and have selected orchestra students from each of these grade levels.