Westbrook High School hosts a walk up food pantry, open to the community, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Location: 1755 West 52nd Street @ Western.
Updates about virus case counts, emergency proclamations, and information regarding openings and closures for parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout Los Angeles County. Visit here.
Food, Housing, Employment, Utilities and Resources for Undocumented, Uninsured & Immigrant Families resources from KIPP SoCal. Visit here.
USDA Food & Nutrition – 800-221-5689
Use this site to find resources available in Los Angeles county that can help support your family. There are community based organizations in the county that can help with food, housing and other resources. There is also information on how to connect you with education and child care for your family, as well as family-friendly activities.
Access and Wellness Center has implemented a pre-scheduled appointment system. However, for any urgent need or mental health crisis, walk-ins are still welcome during the hours of: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please visit or call our Exposition Park Office at 3787 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, (323)766-2345.
Exposition Park Office will remain open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Park Office will remain open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center will remain open Monday thru Friday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Teen Talk/Health Connected Curriculum
Health Connected strives to ensure all young people feel confident and supported to make informed decisions about their own sexual health. This requires honest, unbiased, medically accurate information. It also requires a safe place for teens to articulate their values and ample opportunities to engage with the adults in their lives about sexual health.
As with all of Health Connected’s courses, this curriculum is medically-accurate, free of racial and ethnic biases, is designed to be in compliance with California Education Code requirements and aligned with applicable California Health Education content standards. Teen Talk!
High school course is designed to equip high school students with a knowledge and skills necessary to make informed sexual health decisions as they progress through adolescence to explore their independence and personal growth.
Teen Talk HS lessons are consistent with youth culture today. The curriculum was designed for youth in diverse racial and ethnic groups. Teen Talk HS is appropriate for youth considered “at high risk” for STIs/pregnancy, as well as youth who live in countries with lower rates of STIs and teen pregnancy.
In the sessions covering sexual harassment and human trafficking, we provide legal definitions of sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and human trafficking, and provide statistics on the incidence these crimes. Providing these definitions to students ensures that they are well-informed about legal boundaries, for themselves, their partners, and their peers. These topics are required to be covered by California Education Code, however some scenarios provided may not be appropriate for the class, depending on the maturity level, their existing knowledge base, and community norms.
In addressing gender-based violent crimes, it’s important to have discussions throughout Teen Talk about gender stereotypes of men and women. Cultural and social norms of men and women often result in unequal power in relationships, which is a contributing factor to sexually violent crimes. This discussion about gender norms and stereotypes are in important component of this topic because they allow students to explore how to respond to sexual violence and seek consent.
These topics can be difficult for people to discuss. We have intentionally used the term “survivor” instead of “victim” to refer to the individual who had a sexual crime committed against them. The term “survivor” suggests that an individual who has experienced such a crime still maintains agency in their own life – the ability to interpret and communicate about the experience in their own way.
Complete at least 1 Achieve 3000 article per day.
Here is the web address https://www.brainpop.com/
IXL offers personalized skill recommendations based on what each student has been practicing, so they can grow from where they are.
Log on each day and practice at least 15-25 minutes
These family-focused websites provide resources to facilitate parents’/guardians’ understanding of the scores presented on their child’s Student Score Reports. Using these websites, families can become involved in their child’s educational progress and:
In-Home Supportive Services disabled: 877-565-4477
Gang Prevention Resources
The GRYD Foundation believes that every youth, regardless of race, gender or geography, should have the resources, opportunities, and systems to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Wellnest – This organization empowers children, adolescents and young adults to get on track to success – to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. Their team of compassionate professionals offers behavioral counseling and support to individuals and families. Available at various locations. Please visit their site, wellnestla.org/contact/ for the location closest to you.
Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
other school site employees who have regular interaction with students.
Online Bullying Training Module (PPTX)
Bullying Module (DOCX)
The CDE Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying presentation is mandated by Assembly Bill 1993 and California Education Code Section 32283.5. The Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying Module will assist all school staff, school administrators, parents, pupils, and community members in increasing their knowledge of the dynamics of bullying. The Online Bullying Training Module presentation and Bullying Module identify acts of bullying and suggest strategies to address bullying.
StopBullying.gov Bullying Prevention Training Course
This free training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course and make a difference today.
National Alliance for Youth Sports: Bullying Prevention Training
This program is designed to provide valuable information on bullying and add to what coaches, parents, and administrators should know regarding bullying prevention. Bullying awareness and prevention is an important issue in youth sports today as it affects the health and well-being of children participating in all sports, and at all levels. This free training may be taken for a certificate issued by National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).
Teachers’ Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention
This guide is provided by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that “provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.” The guide responds to the questions, What is cyberbullying? How common is it? And what can teachers do about it? Get advice and resources (English and Spanish) to support your students.
Keenan Bullying Recognition/Response
Keenan Safeschool’s Bullying: Recognition and Response course trains staff how to recognize and react to bullying situations, as well as their obligations to help prevent bullying/cyberbullying. The course helps users understand the complexities of bullying by examining its characteristics, development, and underlying causes. It also discusses the roles of victims, bullies, and bystanders and offers ways for staff to deal with each. This course is designed for all school staff members in California. A certificate will be issued by Keenan upon completion.
Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs
This site addresses creating a safe environment for youth with disabilities and federal civil rights laws.
Bullying at School (PDF)
This CDE publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior, including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.
Cyberbullying – Definition, Prevention, and Reporting
Cyberbullying happens when children bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse of information about cyberbullying among adolescents. It provides information on the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying, as well as resources on how to prevent and respond to online aggression.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
This network provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.
Massachusetts Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources
Massachusetts law led to the Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan and implementation of model practices in school staff professional development in bullying prevention.
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Bullying is defined as a form of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. This site describes physical, verbal, social bullying, and cyberbullying and features resources.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Select A-Z Topics, and then select Bullying.
National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The site provides a summary of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program developed by the Olweus Group. It is a comprehensive model that defines bullying/cyberbullying and utilizes annual surveys, classroom curriculum, implementation resources, and training.
Organizations and Resources that Support Youth
A list of California organizations providing support to youth and their families who have been subjected to school-related discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying/cyberbullying, including resources for youths affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, school, and in the community.
PACER National Bullying Prevention Center
The organization provides classroom, family, and community resources and materials related to bullying and cyberbullying prevention, activities and events, and stories. Spanish language materials are available .
Stopbullying.gov is a national organization that provides information for students and adults defining bullying/cyberbullying, and offering advice on how to address the issues, resources, and materials.
Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It includes classroom resources and materials on bullying, cyberbullying, and school climate among many other topics related to tolerance.
Charter Communication / Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students, College Student Households and More who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
To enroll, please call 844-488-8395.
Comcast is offering similar services to households as an expansion of its Internet Essentials program. Learn more by calling 855-846-8376.
Verizon has tripled the data allowances for students participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program. No action on the part of participating students to take advantage of this benefit.
AT&T is temporarily lifting data caps, allowing existing customers to communicate with one another without concern for overages. Visit ATT.com to learn more.
Truconnect is offering WiFI and free smartphones to families qualifying for free and reduced lunch. Visit http://truconnect.com and apply now.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available for free. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi’ network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
Foster Care Support Services Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 651-7465
Human Trafficking Prevention Resources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Registry
Office Of Juvenile Justice
A Child is Missing
The Children’s Safety Network
The National Criminal Justice Training Center
All students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are required to be vaccinated, excluding those with qualified exemptions or conditional admissions.
Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, eligible students who do not have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will not be permitted on school campuses.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all at no cost, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
We are working to ensure the highest-quality instruction in the safest environment possible for all students. Strong scientific evidence shows that vaccinations are an essential part of protecting our communities. Read more at https://publications.aap.org/hospitalpediatrics/article/11/5/e73/180732/Vaccinations-Not-Vaccines-Save-Lives-Quality?searchresult=1
Unvaccinated students are encouraged to visit one of five vaccine site options: City, County, or Federal Clinics; family pediatricians, local pharmacies and other healthcare providers; You can see more information on the County options at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/.
The school has an existing policy for Independent Study based on AB130. Parents may opt for Independent Study based on safety, not on vaccination policy. As per the policy, families who wish to inquire about Independent Study should contact their principal directly.
At this time, our schools are not requiring booster shots.
Currently, students must receive the Pfizer vaccine if they are under the age of 18. Students 18 and older can receive Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccines to meet the requirement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for people age 16 and older. Approval for youths ages 12-15 is expected to follow soon.
By Monday, January 10, 2022. If eligible students do not have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 by this date, or an exemption or conditional admission, they will not be permitted on school campuses.
“Fully-vaccinated” refers to an individual who has received the first and second doses of the vaccine (or, in the case of Johnson & Johnson, the single required dose) and has completed the two-week period that follows to ensure maximum immunity.
Students who are newly eligible will have 30 days after their 12th birthday to get their first dose, and must get their second vaccine dose no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.
At present, our schools plan to test all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, through the end of the Fall 2021 semester.
A qualified exemption includes a medical exemption. Students may be conditionally admitted if they are in one of these groups: foster youth, homeless, migrant, military family, or has an IEP. State law does not recognize religious or personal belief exemptions for student immunizations.
We will have religious exemptions only for the High School.
MS STUDENTS ONLY
Parents can get the Student Medical Vaccine Exemption form from their school site or it will be available on the Daily Pass (for MS students ONLY) after October 20. Please note ONLY MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS are allowed for LAUSD/RWWNMS. The form for MS STUDENTS ONLY must be submitted on the Daily Pass in order to be reviewed and to the main office. An email notification confirming submission of the exemption form and the status of the review process will be sent to the parents/guardians making the request. Additionally, the parents/guardians will receive an email communication confirming the exemption approval or indicating that further attention is required.
HS STUDENTS ONLY
Parents can get the Student Medical Vaccine Exemption or Student Request for Religious Accommodation form from their school site or it is available on the school website here. The form must be submitted to the main office. An email notification confirming submission of the exemption form and the status of the review process will be sent to the parents/guardians making the request. Additionally, the parents/guardians will receive an email communication confirming the exemption approval or indicating that further attention is required.
FOR MS STUDENTS ONLY- After October 20th, please sign onto dailypass.lausd.net. From the vaccinations tab, at top of menu, please select exemption and answer the questions. You will be asked to upload the document signed by the doctor as well. Families can also access the medical exemption form here. You will also need to submit a copy to the MS main office.
FOR HS STUDENTS ONLY- After October 20th, please complete the medical exemption form here and submit it to your main office.
FOR MS STUDENTS ONLY- Once the medical exemption request has been uploaded to the Daily Pass, the emails associated to the Daily Pass account will be notified. Staff members will review the submission and a follow up email will be sent once a decision has been made.
FOR HS STUDENTS ONLY- Once the medical exemption request has been submitted to the office staff, they will send it to Headquarters. Staff members will review the submission and a follow up email will be sent once a decision has been made.
If a child has concerns, they can talk to their pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Most common reactions to the vaccine include redness/swelling at the vaccine site, fever and muscle aches/body aches. Most symptoms resolve within 48-72 hours. If a child has a reaction to the vaccine, they may take excused absences with the ability to make up their schoolwork for full credit.
At this time, we are awaiting review of the data from the CDC and the FDA and will make a decision after talking with our partners at the public health department and other medical institutions.
While getting COVID-19 may offer some natural immunity from reinfection, it is not clear how long the immunity lasts. Because your child can still get reinfected with COVID-19 and have medical complications, the CDC recommends that those who have had COVID-19 get the COVID-19 vaccine. If your child received monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, it is recommended to wait 90 days before getting vaccinated.
Acceptable proof includes any of the following: CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (White Card), World Health Organization Vaccine Record Card (Yellow Card), documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider or entity that provided the COVID-19 vaccines, or a California Immunization Registry Vaccination Record. The name on the document must match the individual’s name.
Please follow the same process as you would if your student is sick for any other reason. You should notify the school that the student will be out of school and send a written note or email to the school stating that your student is out sick and how many days they will be out.