Week of February 22, 2021

YPICS Executive Director Weekly Update

YPICS Cares about your Safety and Well Being: Knowledge is Power

Last week, we made sure that you had access to the Kaiser Permanente (KP) workshops on the available COVID-19 vaccinations. We worked with the LA County Department of Public Health and requested that they provide a Teacher & Staff Community Forum for all of the schools in LA County. Thank you to the teachers and staff members who attended the Town Hall Last Thursday evening. Mr. Duenas has provided multiple messages about where to get the vaccine.


On, Thursday, 2/25/21 from 8:45 AM- 9:30 AM, we will have a guest speaker, Dr. Hoffman, from KP who will share more information about vaccines during my ED Address. He will also provide this educational update for our Parents and Community Members in the afternoon from 4:00- 5:00 PM at the Town Hall Community Meeting. Additionally, we will have a guest speaker, Christine Sanghera, Inspired Wellness Coach, who will join Ms. King-Berg on Friday morning from 8:45 AM-9:30 AM during our TPD. Our campaign to inform and educate you about COVID-19, vaccinations, and self-care will continue. There is more to come. Thank you Ms. Zubia for facilitating the connection with Kaiser (Laura Orozco) and Inspired wellness (Teresa Sale).

YPICS Re-Opening

What does this mean for our Schools?

Middle Schools

· Bert Corona Charter School and Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School will open to support high-needs students as soon as possible.

· Bert Corona Charter School and Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School will open the campus for elementary grades when LAUSD reopens its campuses. Since the MORCS facility is regulated by LAUSD, MORCS can not open until LAUSD approves all their campuses' reopening. The current statement from LAUSD is the campuses will open when all teachers and staff have been vaccinated.


High School

Bert Corona Charter High School (BCCHS) will reopen for small group instruction and support high-needs students as soon as possible. The High School facility is regulated by LAUSD and cannot open until LAUSD opens all of its campuses. The current statement from LAUSD is the campuses will open when all teachers and staff have been vaccinated.


In conclusion, our school will begin supporting high-needs students on campus in small groups. Our middle school campuses will reopen at the same time and will be contingent on LAUSD reopening campuses for middle school students. Bert Corona Charter High School campus will also open when LAUSD opens its High Schools.

YPICS will continue to focus on vaccinations for adults and weekly COVID testing on each campus for staff and students once we return to campus, as indicated above.

YPI Charter Schools (YPICS)

The YPI Charter School’s Mission is to:

Prepare students for academic success in high school and post-secondary education.
Prepare students to be responsible and active participants in their community.
Enable students to become life-long learners.
Provide access and use of technology.
College and career readiness.