Weekly Updates April 19, 2020

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Weekly Updates

April 19, 2020

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios!

We are continuing teaching and learning online this week as we find more and more tools to help us in this work and provide more support for our students. Today I will proovide new resources and information important for our families.

Last week we held our first virtual Coffee With the Principal. Please look for information for the next Coffee With the Principal meetings online in May and in June. This week the South Gate Community of Schools will hold a Virtual Town Hall meeting on April 23 at 1 pm to provide an update on school services. Meeting information will be posted on our website and social media platforms. Please join us.

We have a new website for our work as an online school, VAPA Online, which can be found at bit.ly/vapaonline the site has new teacher class hours and office hours, video updates, and other information to support families for the next several months.

We also have a new Parent Request/Concern form to get the support you need in English or Spanish. The form is at bit.ly/vaparequestenglish for English and bit.ly/vaparequestspanish for Spanish. Lastly, feel free to leave a message or text my Google Voice phone number at 323-596-7531. We will answer questions or address concerns as soon as possible.

It is critical that all of our students continue to meet with their teachers in Schoology or Zoom live conferences, stay in contact their teachers through e-mail, and continue to complete assigned school work and assessments.

Grab N Go Centers at South Gate and Southeast High School continue to provide meals for students from 7am-11am, Monday through Friday.

Free home WiFi options are posted on the ITD HomePage: bit.ly/itdhelp and can be coordinated via Charter Spectrum or Comcast.

Technical Support Most technical support issues can be resolved over the phone via the Crisis Hotline posted on the ITD Homepage. For families: (213) 443-1300 and For employees: (213) 241-2700. Call centers are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Los Angeles Unified, PBS SoCal | KCET, and KLCS-TV have partnered to provide free supplemental educational resources on live television and online to help your family support learning during the school closures. Grades 9–12 KCET (Channel 28.1) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. KLCS (Channel 58.1) from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please check the LAUSD website at www.lausd.net or the VAPA website at www.vapalegacy.com for updates. There are two hot lines available for info, as well. For families at 213-443-1300 and for employees at 213-241-2700.

Please be careful, be safe, for students, engage in our virtual learning. I’ll plan on seeing you as soon as possible.

Take care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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