IMPORTANT REOPENING NEWS
Dear Larchmont Families,
We’re excited to welcome you back to campus! There are several new and important systems and required steps all families will need to take before Monday, 4/12 in order to return to campus.
1. COVID TESTING - All students coming back to campus will need to present a negative COVID PCR test administered within the previous 7 days before entering campus. (Testing opportunities are listed below.)
2. SCHOOL-PASS - School-Pass is a website and app where families will complete a required daily health screening for their students. All students’ families will need to login to the School-Pass platform and complete a health screening for each student PRIOR to arriving on campus EVERY DAY. (School-Pass will email you the login credentials. Additional instructions for this mobile app are below).
3. SCHOOL MEALS - See below for updated days/times when lunch will be available for pick up for both in-person and distance learning students at each campus.
Thank you for ensuring your family completes these items before returning to campus in-person. Thank you too in advance for your patience as we navigate this big transition. There will be bumps along the way but these systems will help ensure we open as smoothly and safely as possible and set us up for success going forward.
Larchmont Charter School
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Larchmont Charter School is pleased to announce our partnership with School-Pass to simplify the ease of communicating your child’s required daily health screening along with their arrival and dismissal plans. An added benefit is that there is also a School-Pass app that allows LCS parents to use their smartphones to quickly communicate changes to the teachers and the office staff. Parents will still need to sign their child in and out of the school office for late arrivals and early dismissals.
ALL LCS FAMILIES WILL NEED TO BE ENROLLED IN THIS SYSTEM BY MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021.
Each Larchmont family will receive an email to set up their account prior to April 12, 2021. This email will be sent to the primary parent in your student’s Power School enrollment record, only. The email will contain login information and will invite you to create and access your account through the School-Pass website.
Once the account has been created, the parent will be able to add other parents as well as other persons authorized to pick up your child. Please look for this activation email. If you do not receive it, contact your school office. After you have created your account, you can download the School-Pass app on your smartphone. If you have any questions about School-Pass, you’ll see that there is contact information in the activation email.
Easy interface for required daily wellness check
A quick and easy way for you to communicate arrival and dismissal changes up to an hour before dismissal time. Please call the campus office, if you have a last-minute change
You can designate who can drop off and pick up your child from school
Your child’s teachers and administrative staff will all instantly receive your updates
Parents will use this system to report late arrivals, early pick-ups, and carpool changes
We understand that there will be a learning curve with any new system and we are committed to assisting our families in successfully using School-Pass.
2. RETURNING TO CAMPUS & REQUIRED COVID-19 TESTING
Students returning to in-person instruction on campus must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 7 days prior to coming back to school. Please leave 2-3 days to receive the results.
EXAMPLE: Students returning on April 12, need to be COVID-19 PCR tested between April 5-7 to allow results to be processed.
EXAMPLE: Students returning on April 15, need to be COVID-19 PCR tested between April 8-10 to allow results to be processed.
If your student does not complete the COVID-19 test as required and is unable to show proof of a negative result by the first day of school, your student will be excluded from in-person learning and will not be allowed to enter their campus school until a negative test can be presented.
Please submit your COVID-19 Test Results here: https://forms.gle/TmxXnEkQbUFqnznv7
*For the first day of school, also bring a printed copy of the results to turn in to the school.
While all students must show a negative test before coming back to campus, the frequency of required testing depends on what campus your student attends and what tier LA County is in. Selma students and LFP student athletes must be tested on a WEEKLY basis. Fairfax, Hollygrove, and LFP students must show a negative test before initially returning to school but as long as LA County remains in the Orange Tier this might be the only test required. However, if LA County falls to the Red Tier, more frequent tests will be required. We will be offering free COVID-19 testing at the Larchmont Charter School campuses.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
The Los Angeles City and County COVID-19 testing sites are FREE and appointments can be made the same day and you can even show up without an appointment as long as you arrive between the hours of 9 am - 3 pm. Please click below to find testing locations
You may also call your child’s primary healthcare provider for the COVID-19 PCR test.
Larchmont’s COVID-19 Testing
To support families with COVID-19 PCR testing, Larchmont Charter has partnered with the California Department of Public Health’s Valencia Branch Laboratory to process testing for our students (and staff). This is a self-administered front nasal PCR Test.
IF YOU ARE GOING BACK TO CAMPUS BEFORE APRIL 14, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT FOR LARCHMONT TESTING TIMES BELOW. INSTEAD, USE THE COUNTY TESTING LINKS ABOVE.
To sign up your student for Larchmont’s COVID testing program, click here: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph572students
Please Note: You MUST pre-register your student. This test is free for Larchmont families.
For students 12 years and younger, parents must complete the pre-registration. Click on “For a Minor/Guardianship” for the question “Who is this test for?”
Students 13 years and older are able to provide their own consent and pre-register, if you choose. If the student will complete the pre-registration, they need to select “For Myself” for the question “Who is this test for?”
Hollygrove Campus: April 14, 2021 from 9am - 12:00pm
Fairfax Campus: April 14, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LFP Campus: April 14, 2021 from 9am - 11am
Selma Campus: April 14, 15 & 16, 2021 from 1pm - 3:30pm
*Selma Students & LFP Athletes/Coaches Only: Weekly COVID-19 Testing is required since we are co-located on an LAUSD campus at Selma and playing sports requires weekly testing.
3. SCHOOL MEALS
Please see the dates and times for NEXT WEEK’S lunch pickup. Be aware that dates and times of meal pickups for in-person and distance learning students may change going forward. Due to the USDA meal waiver, meals will continue to be FREE for all students through the last day of school, June 11, 2021.
4/14/21 - Grab n Go meals Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 3 PM
Grab n Go meals Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 1 PM
Hybrid Learning Students - box meals distributed to students daily M/T and Th/F
4/14/21 - Grab n Go meals Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 3 PM (Fairfax Campus)
Grab n Go meals Tuesday from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL PLAN
LACDPH Reopening Protocol for K-12 Schools (Appendix T1)
LARCHMONT'S REOPENING & SAFETY PLAN
The Larchmont Charter School Reopening and Safety Plan for In-Person instruction is a living document and will provide updates on the planning and implementation for a safe and successful return for students and staff.
ADDITIONAL REOPENING DOCUMENTS