Bell High School

Principals Update Week 38

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From The Desk of Rafael L. Balderas, Principal

Greetings Bell HS Family,

I hope this message finds you and your family in great health and sound in mind.


As we prepare for the new school year, it is our goal for all students to return to school safely! To be able to accomplish this, we as a learning community must come together and ensure all our high school students are vaccinated! Our next step for our learning community is to reach out to our parents and students and promote the need to vaccinate our community. While we understand there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines. It is important to understand that these vaccines are safe and FDA-approved, and that mass vaccination is the only path back to recovery and normalcy. Parents, community members and high school students are encouraged to research and seek out vaccination opportunities available in our District. Learn more about these opportunities at LAUSD vaccinations at: https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt


To support our efforts to vaccinate everyone in our school community including our students and families, LAUSD will be hosting a Vaccination Mobile here at Bell High School.

For students ages 12 and 17 they must have a consent form signed by the parent, you may download the form here: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e7399cf9-d518-4d2d-8943-3785069e7623#pageNum=1

To book a Vaccination appointment please use the: dailypass.lausd.net although walk-ins are welcomed!


Please visit our Vaccination Drive this Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 11 am to 7 pm, entrance will be at the Pine Avenue Gate...the first 500 participant will receive FREE HAMBURGER MEALS!!!


#WeGetVaccinated #WeAreBellStrong #We Are Bell Safe


In Partnership,

Rafael L. Balderas, Principal

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COVID-19 TESTING FOR ALL SENIORS CLASS OF 2021!

Attention Bell HS Seniors you must have a negative Covid test result within

7 days of graduation!


In an effort to support our Seniors Class of 2021 Bell HS will be hosting a Covid Testing site on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Also, Monday June 7 and Tuesday June 8 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm


Please enter through the Baseball Gate on Pine Avenue, please bring your parent consent form if you are under 18. Walk-ins are welcomed for our Bell HS Seniors, remember if you do not covid test you may not walk on stage for graduation.


For more information, call to school office at (323) 832-4700 or message your counselor via schoology.


Download the LAUSD Parent Consent form: http://bit.ly/CovidParentConsentForm

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WE GOT VIRTUAL SENIOR AWARDS! GO CLASS OF 2021!

Bell High School Senior Families, if you missed our Senior Awards, do not worry you can still watch our Class of 2021 Seniors as they are recognized for their academic achievements. This annual event can be viewed, on our school website www.bellhs.org or log into the following link: http://bit.ly/BellHS-SeniorAwards2021
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@Home Learning? YES We Teach Remotely!

Shout out to everyone for this week of teaching and learning! As a reminder, attendance is MANDATORY, based on the following schoology & zoom logon analytics we have for the following week:

Week of May 24-28, 2021

Students Virtual Attendance = 2,280 out of 2,373 students for a 96%

Weekly Log-on Grade Leaders (schoology & zoom)

Grade 12 – 95.9% / Grade 11 – 93.5% / Grade 10 – 92.3% / Grade 9 – 93.9%

Congratulation Class of 2021 “Seniors” Grade 12 You Are Still on Top!

Social, Emotional & Mental Health? We Got SEL!

We know from the data that students and families continue to feel isolated and alone, the Los Angeles Unified Launched Mental Health Hotline To Help Students and Families. Please have them call (213) 241-3840 – Please be mindful our students and parents world has been turned upside down and we need to make sure students have the support they need. In the event that you need immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call either of the following phone numbers for mental health support:

  1. LAUSD Mental Health Hotline (213) 241-3840 M-F 6am-6pm
  2. LA County Department of Mental Health (800) 854-7771
  3. Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline (877) 727-4747 (24 hours)
  4. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255) (24 hours)
  5. Bell High School Confidential Text Tip Line (323) 989-3750 (24 hours)

For immediate contact with the Bell High School’s Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team, please communicate with one of the following SEL Team Members:

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Purple & GOLD Bell Schedule for Cohort H, Cohort L & Cohort F

As a reminder please follow our Hybrid and Online Tuesday to Friday bell schedule, see schedule below on our Padlet:

https://bellseniorhigh.padlet.org/marioapodaca/backtoschool2021

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CLASS OF 2025 ORIENTATIONS SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 @ 11 AM

Welcome Class of 2025 to Bell High School!

Dear future Bell HS families please join us for our virtual incoming grade 9 orientations scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11 am. To view our presentation live, please log into the following link: https://lausd.zoom.us/j/86823717803

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NO CONTACT TEXTBOOK RETURNS For GRADES 9-11

Attention ALL families in grades 9 through 11 Bell HS will be hosting a No Contact Textbook Return on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9 am to 12 pm. All families are asked return all hard cover books and drive your automobile up on Flora Street starting at the Pool Gate. Thank you! #WeGotThis #BellPride

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How are we doing in feeding our community? We Feed Our Learning Community!

As a reminder our Bell HS Community Food Distribution will continue to serve meals everyday from Mondays 2-3 pm and Tuesday to Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm! Please drive up on Pine Avenue to the Cafeteria Gate and NO ID is required. Our motto will always be No Family Will GO Hungry”.

NEED SUMMER SCHOOL? WE GOT SUMMER SCHOOL 2021!

Attention students in need to recover credits or advance, Bell HS will be hosting Summer School 2021 on our school site! Summer school will be from June 22 to July 23, 2021 from 8:30 am to 2:20 pm. Bell HS will offer 40 sections in English, math, history and science. To inquiry of register for summer school please reach out to either Mr. Gomez or Ms Corpuz, summer school counselors.

Mr. Gomez: jrg3922@lausd.net

Ms. Corpuz: cxc3746@lausd.net

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Do We Have Social Media? Yes We Got Social Media!

For the latest information please follow your Academy on Twitter Social Media:

ALPHA Academy @BHS_ALPHA

Bell High School @bellhighschool

AVID Academy @BHSAVID_familia

Global Studies Academy @BHSGlobalStudy

MTCA Academy @bhs_mtca

STEM Magnet @BHSGiftedMagnet