Superintendent Update - February 5, 2021

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Please note: Superintendent updates normally go out on Mondays. However, due to the important nature of this message, it is being sent in advance to ensure the community has the latest information.

In Case You Missed It: Staff and Parent Town Halls

Yesterday, along with the LESD Executive Cabinet, we hosted two Town Halls for our staff, and our parents and guardians to provide the latest updates regarding the state of our schools. If you missed the Town Hall, please watch it below.

Ensuring staff and student safety while providing a high-quality education are our top priorities, and we will keep you apprised on any new developments. Please stay safe and take care of yourself and your family.

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Parent Town Hall

2/4/21 Parent Town Hall - Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD)

Staff Town Hall

2/4/21 Staff Town Hall - Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD)

Read LESD's Covid-19 Info & FAQs

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Meet Joselyn Guerra

Joselyn Guerra is the Community Liaison at Lucille Smith Elementary. In this role, she empowers families to take leadership in their children’s education and provides educational parent workshops through our district's Family University parent engagement model. Joselyn also assists to provide two way communication between school and home to form a collaborative partnership. She also collaborates diligently with various district departments and community resources to assist Smith families.

Joselyn is a Cal State University, Long Beach graduate, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Education. She has been working for Lawndale Elementary School District since 2013 and has over 4 years of experience as a Community Liaison. Joselyn’s experience enables her to easily connect and support families to be the first and most important advocate in their child’s life.

Joselyn is passionate about educational equity and the direct impact parent engagement has in a child’s life. Joselyn, a product of Lawndale Elementary, eagerly wants to give back to the community that she grew up in and would love to help your family during your LESD years. You are welcome to reach her at Joselyn_Guerra@lawndalesd.net for assistance.

Wellness Workshop

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Meal distribution will not be available on the dates below at all of our sites.

  • Monday, Feb. 15th

You will receive meals for the Monday on the previous Wednesday.

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For more information on how to join these upcoming workshops, email maria_ruelas@lawndalesd.net.

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Learn About Alternative Dispute Resolution

The field of education is filled with technical terms, detailed reports, and federal guidelines. However, one of the major components that isn’t discussed is the relationship between the family and the school in their effort to best serve the student. However, there are bound to be moments when the district and family do not see eye-to-eye.

In those moments, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) may be appropriate. ADR is a service that the SELPA provides to individuals, giving them an opportunity to resolve disagreements in a safe, positive, and efficient manner. This presentation will outline the ADR services and fill you in on how the SELPA can help during IEP meetings.

To RSVP, please email Crystal Lopez at Crystal_Lopez@swselpa.org and you will receive a zoom link to connect to the meeting.

Meeting Date: April 19, 2021

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

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