Principal's Message

Greetings SOEC Family,
We are excited to be able to welcome your child onto campus for our in-person/online instructional program. We know this year has been challenging, and we appreciate your support for our school community.
 
Please carefully review this message, which contains information about our daily schedule. For students returning for in-person we will maintain the highest standards of COVID safety practices and protocols, including temperature checks and health screening, modified classroom layouts, staggered start times, physical distancing of at least 6 feet, one-way foot traffic in hallways, face masks, proper hand hygiene, disinfecting surfaces and upgrading air-filtration systems.
 
All students and staff who are at schools will be required to participate in Los Angeles Unified’s COVID testing program, and they will need to take a baseline COVID test no earlier than 7 days before returning to their school campus. To schedule an appointment for your child, please use the Daily Pass (DAILYPASS) or call (213) 443-1300. Please use your Parent Portal Account to sign in. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you can register here.
 
Prior to leaving home each day:
All students are required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth. Ensure your child has a protective face mask they can comfortably wear while on campus. If the face mask is reusable, please wash it daily. Also, make sure your child brings an extra face mask as a back-up. Masks will be provided for students who do not have one.  

Make sure your child is feeling well. When your child arrives on campus, they will be asked to respond to the Daily Health Check questions. Before coming on campus, the Daily Health Check questions can also be answered using the Daily Pass which generates a unique QR code that will allow your child to come onto campus. You will need a Parent Portal account to access the Daily Pass. If you have not yet done so, please register for a Parent Portal account, which will also help you stay connected to your child’s academic progress and attendance.

Send your child’s fully charged school issued iPad or Chromebook and chargers with them to school daily.  
 
Students are encouraged to bring bottled water from home since all drinking fountains have been closed.

Daily Schedules:

Students have been assigned to small, consistent groups that will remain together throughout the day. Families will receive their child's class assignment the week of April 12 or parents can contact their the school office at
818-784-8283.

For the first week, each day a different grade level will start on campus. Arrival and dismissal times for each grade level are listed below. 
 
Parents may accompany their child to the front gate entrance. Supervision staff will be there to help escort the student to their class.  Only students and staff will be allowed on campus.

Hand-washing areas and hand sanitizer are available on campus and their use will be encouraged and incorporated into school routines.

Only students and staff will be permitted in classrooms and to move about campus. We ask that students arrive on time.

If parents have business with the office, please call the office at 818-784-8283 before coming in. To the greatest extent possible, business will be conducted at the front entrance.  All visitors who are 2 years or older are required to wear a face mask over their mouth and nose and answer the Daily Health Check questions and get their temperature checked.

Meals and Recess:
Students may bring a snack to school.
Free bagged "lunch"   – will be given to each student at the end of their instructional day to take home.

During recess, students will participate in organized activities, following social-distancing protocols. At this time, playground equipment will be off-limits to students.

Health Office:

Please notify the main office if your emergency contact information has changed. We ask that students who become ill at school are picked up immediately.
 
We realize the school day will be different for our students and families, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at 818-784-83-283 or email me at com8016@lausd.net.
 
 
TOPIC ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BOOKS, MATERIALS, SUPPLIES
*Students may bring backpacks, charged computer device, water bottles and snack.  Label the items with the student’s First/Last Name and Room. We will not have a lost and found.
*Students must bring and wear a face mask at all times on campus (except when eating/drinking)
*Toys or play equipment are not allowed.
*Teachers will use a variety of resources such as whiteboards, paper, workbooks and manipulatives to engage students in classroom learning.
 
RECESS
*Students will take a 20-minute break during designated grade level time. Includes:
*Restroom use
*Run/Stretch
*The use of equipment and play structure are not allowed at this time.
STUDENTS WHO BECOME ILL WHILE AT SCHOOL *Please notify the main office if your contact information has changed.  Students who have a fever or any other COVID-like symptoms will be sent to a designated isolation room and the parent/caregiver will be called for immediate pick-up. We ask that students who become ill at school be picked up immediately.
DEVICES *Please bring any district-issued device and the chargers to school each day.  
CLASSROOM SET UP Each room is set-up up with desks and chairs 6 feet apart
CLEANING, SANITIZING Classrooms will be disinfected daily and in between cohorts.


COVID TESTING All students and staff who are at schools will be required to participate in Los Angeles Unified’s COVID testing program and they will need to take a baseline COVID test the week before returning to campus. Los Angeles Unified provides free COVID tests for students and their families at dozens of school sites around the district. 
FOOD
*Students may bring snacks to eat outdoors during their break.
*Free Grab-and-Go cafeteria meals will continue to be available at dismissal.
HAND WASHING, HAND SANITIZER *Hand sanitizers are available throughout campus. Students will be reminded to wash their hands with soap and water frequently. 
FACE MASKS *A face mask that covers the nose and mouth must be worn by all students and staff while on campus, except when eating or drinking. A face shield may be worn, but only in addition to a face mask. 
RESTROOMS *Adult supervision will be provided to ensure that students adhere to social distancing of 6 feet apart
VISITORS *Visits to the school by individuals other than students and staff shall be avoided whenever feasible and limited to those who are essential for the school’s operation. All visitors must check-in and provide their name, phone number and email address, so that they can be contacted if there is an exposure to the virus during their visit. Visitors will be encouraged to come by appointment and alone.


Be Safe and Be Well,
 
Carla Miller
Principal
 
 
 
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