THE TERRIFIC TAFT COS

"ALL STUDENTS ACHIEVING!"

November 2021 Issue 3

EXCELLENCE AT THE TAFT COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS

TAFT CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT!

Students came to show their support and school spirit during Taft High School's Homecoming! Click here or on the image to view the celebration video!

YOUNG LOCKHURST LIONS ARE COLLEGE BOUND!

Kindergarteners at Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School are preparing for College every day right now. They are college bound!
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A MESSAGE FROM DR. DENISE COLLIER TAFT COS ADMINISTRATOR

Dear Parents and Guardians,


In order to provide the possible environment and receive the best education possible, Los Angeles Unified is now requiring all students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 10, 2022, unless they have a qualified exemption. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the LAUSD Daily Pass.


To stay on track for in-person instruction next semester, students must complete the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by Sunday, November 21, 2021. Students must receive their second dose no later than Sunday, December 19, 2021. If your child receives an LAUSD vaccination, it will be automatically uploaded to the Daily Pass. If your child receives vaccination doses from an outside agency, you must upload proof to the LAUSD Daily Pass by the deadline.


Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, LAUSD students 12 and older who do not have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination uploaded to the Daily Pass portal will not be permitted on campus unless an exemption or conditional admissions apply. Unvaccinated students will be referred to the district's independent study program, City of Angels. Please do not wait to upload your child's vaccination records until winter break. In preparation for resuming school after winter break, schools will begin reconfiguring classes and sending students' names who will join the City of Angels program on Sunday, December 19, 2021.


Additional Information:

  • For information on school-based vaccine clinics (walk-ins are welcomed), visit https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt. Vaccines are also available at your healthcare provider's office, pharmacies, and other locations.
  • If your child has proof of vaccination already, this information must be uploaded to dailypass.lausd.net.
  • You can view a step-by-step video of how to upload the record here: achieve.lausd.net/covid videos.
  • Parents can also complete the attached consent form (below), and their child can get the vaccine at school or an LAUSD facility:
  • For more information about the Los Angeles Unified vaccination for students, please go to https://achieve.lausd.net/covidfaq


Please call your child's school, the LAUSD family help desk at (213) 443-1300, or the Taft Community of Schools office at (747) 288-4171 if you have additional questions.


In Partnership,

Dr. Denise Collier, Taft CoS Administrator

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STUDENT VACCINATIONS

What to Know about Student Vaccinations at Los Angeles Unified.

WOODLAND HILLS CES STUDENTS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

International Walk to School Day celebrates the joys of walking to school.This is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration.
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The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide schools with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. If you have any questions about the School Experience Survey, please send an email to schoolexperiencesurvey@lausd.net or call (213) 241-5600.

OCTOBER FUN!

DRESSING UP AND HAVING FUN AT CALABASH CHARTER ACADEMY!

Students have a great time dressing up in their special outfits for Costume Day at Calabash Charter Academy!
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POMELO COMMUNITY CHARTER'S PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST!

Pomelo Community Charter's classes used their imagination to decorate pumpkins to resemble famous characters.

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PORTOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ENJOY A NIGHT OF CREATIVITY AT THEIR ANNUAL FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST!

Portola's 9th Annual Fright Night Film Fest judged and emceed by the amazing Matt Winston of The Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Students created scary short films for our annual contest. Welcome to our virtual presentation!

Portola Charter Middle School proudly presents Fright Night Film Fest 2021

NOVEMBER REMINDER

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Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving Break!

School is closed November 22nd - 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021. Enjoy!

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Volunteering is Back!

Los Angeles Unified continues to uphold the highest standards of health and safety. The District will continue to provide free COVID testing on school campuses and regional testing sites for every volunteer.This means approved volunteers will return to campus fulfilling tasks such as supporting the classroom, playground, and dining areas, in addition to mentoring, providing student services, and supporting campus beautification. Los Angeles Unified will also continue to offer virtual volunteer opportunities. We greatly missed volunteers and look forward to supporting them with training as they return to campus.

News You Can Use

Drum to learn

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DEVELOPING THE FIVE KEY SKILLS OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

In growing body of evidence shows that smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping, may be even more dangerous than smoking cigarettes.

FAMILY STORIES MONTH


Family Stories Month is in November just in time for the holidays. When families gather it’s an excellent time to share stories and learn about family history. Throughout the month Family History Month encourages you to record or listen to stories from relatives of all ages.

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NOVEMBER ACTION FOR HAPPINESS!