Please join our community wide challenge this year to have all parents commit to volunteering/participating in 15-20 hours of school events. This includes attending school meetings such as Cafecitos, Parent Academic Nights, Conferences, and Special School Events.
We are excited to invite parent volunteers back to campus! One of the key indicators of a school's success is parent participation! Stay tuned for more information on how to take the pledge to volunteer/participate in 15-20 hours this school year (that's only 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours a month!) in school related activities that will support your child's academic and social emotional growth!
Mrs. Mourtos, Superintendent
If your child is exhibiting symptoms, please test your child using OTC test kit and keep them home until symptoms improve and no fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication). OTC test kits are available from the front office.
Masking is still recommended but not mandatory both in indoor and outdoor spaces.
The best protection against the spread of COVID is to be vaccinated. If your child or family members are not vaccinated, please consider doing so to keep them healthy and our community COVID free. Vaccinations are available by appointment or drop in:
Consistent attendance is critical to your child's academic success! School starts at 8:00 am!
That awkward and lost feeling when you are late for work or enter a meeting late is how your child may feel when they are late to school. When students are late, they miss the morning greeting and morning message that helps students see what the plan for the day will be. This can leave students confused and unsure of the plan for the day. Please do your best to be sure your child is on time to school everyday.
Did you know that regular school attendance is mandatory? When a child is tardy or absent more than 3 times without a valid excuse, they are considered truant? Letters informing your child's truancy status will be sent home. Please contact Dr. Nguyen for assistance and support on getting your child to school on time everyday.
Students who continue to miss school without a valid excuse are deemed Habitual Truants (4-9 absences in a school year without a valid excuse); Parents and student will be required to meet with the administrative team to create a plan for improved attendance.
Students are considered Chronically Absent if they have 10 or more absences. Missing one day month puts your child in jeopardy of achieving their best. Students who miss 10 or more days will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board for further counseling and assistance.
Please do your best to schedule all medical appointments after school hours and during school breaks.
If you live within walking distance, please walk to school and use crosswalks!
Driving to School?Thank you for being extra vigilant and driving cautiously when dropping off and picking up your child from school. We request that your follow the following protocols for vehicles:
1)Keep backpacks with your child and not in the trunk
2)Drivers pull forward closest to the Wabash or Olive Street Gates and remain in the car
3)Students exit the car curbside only on Wabash and Olive Streets.
4) No u-turns and do not pull into oncoming traffic to pass other vehicles.
All pedestrians must use the crosswalks and be escorted across the street by our crossing guards.
Which Gate to Use?
San Carlos Gate....Reserved for TK, Kinder and First Grade Students
Wabash and Olive Street Gates... All students in Grades 2-8
The parking lot on Wabash Street is for staff parking only. Please do not enter the parking lot.
To keep our campus secure throughout the day, the front office door will remained locked.
Thank you for helping keep our surrounding streets safe especially during busy morning dropping off and afternoon pick up times!
Hot Weather Tips
- Drink plenty of water
- Take a bath or shower to cool off
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen
- Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car
- Stay in air-conditioned areas, whenever possible
- Wear light weight, light colored, and loose-fitting clothing
- Do not bundle babies or put them in heavy clothing
- Cover your head - wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella outdoors
- Rest often in shady areas when outdoors
- Check on frail or elderly family, friends, or neighbors often.
What should my child know and be able to do?
Each year students in grades 3-8 complete an assessment to measure how well they have mastered the expected grade level standards. Take a sneak peek at:
You and your student can become familiar with the types of questions and tasks students at their grade level should be able to do.
Please connect with your teacher or Dr. Nguyen if you have questions regarding your child's assessment report.
Why Read 20 Minutes a Day?
Reading 20 minutes a day exposes kids to a vast quantity of words (1.8 million in each school year, actually!). And this exposure makes children more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.
If you compare this to children who read just 5 minutes per day — and are therefore more likely to score in the 50th percentile — it’s easy to see how reading time translates to academic success.
Reading 20 minutes a day also: Improves writing skills Enhances children's imaginations and creativity Relaxes children at bedtime Helps kids develop empathy
Luther Burbank School District
Vision: Luther Burbank School transforms the learning experience to foster a lifelong joy of learning. We develop globally minded scholars who are compassionate problem solvers and leaders in their community and beyond. We maintain a challenging, safe, orderly, caring and engaging learning environment while valuing individual differences and preferences in learning styles. We do this to cultivate independent and confident thinkers who work creatively and collaboratively.
The Luther Burbank School Community Values: 1)Love of Learning 2)Teamwork 3)Parent Involvement 4)Creativity 5)Wellness 6)Growth Mindset/Attitude 7) Strong Academic Foundation 8)Leadership 9) Citizenship