EMCSD Bulletin

Community Edition - May 2021

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Frank Wright Earns Lighthouse Status!

Frank Wright School is our first K-8th school to reach Lighthouse Status! As a school community, Frank Wright has committed to living out the 7 Habits of Happy Kids by taking the time to reflect on the impact that the Habits have in their lives, and transmitting these values to their students and families directly (by using the 7 Habits curriculum), and indirectly (by being an example to those we serve).

New Shoes for New Lex!

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New Lexington Dolphins were given a new pair of shoes last week courtesy of Shoes That Fit and Kaiser Permanente! On behalf of our students and families, we are so grateful for the tremendous donation from Shoes That Fit and Kaiser Permanente.

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week, a week where we recognize all the wonderful work our teachers have done on a daily basis to help educate our children. Throughout the week, students and families sent messages to the District' Facebook and Instagram account, thanking some of their favorite teachers throughout EMCSD. Tomorrow, May 12, is California Day of the Teacher, so if you'd would like to continue sharing wonderful messages to our staff, send them our way!
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Potrero School Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Wednesday, May 12th, 9am-3pm

2611 Potrero Avenue

El Monte, CA

Walk-ups are available for anyone ages 16 and up from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.


Appointments and Health Insurance are NOT required. Please bring photo ID. You can register for an appointment if you would like, but they are NOT required to receive the vaccine.


Register for an appointment: https://myturn.ca.gov/

Use code: BOD9QMJRP4


For questions, please contact: jeffseymourfamilycenter@emcsd.org or call (626) 453-3700 ext. 3651

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. Beginning Thursday, May 13, Los Angeles County vaccination providers will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine for this age group at vaccination sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine. Teens should be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult, and present a photo ID and verification of age.


On Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will hold a Vaccine Town Hall for Parents to provide the latest update on COVID-19 vaccines, including information for children. You can watch on:



You can submit a question at https://tinyurl.com/vaxtownhall4parents.


More information in the event flyer above.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Enrollment Begins Tomorrow – 5/12

The FCC would like to remind you that enrollment in the Emergency Broadband Benefit begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. There are three ways eligible households can enroll:

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Jeff Seymour Family Center still has baby formula available from Baby2Baby. Families experiencing financial hardship are eligible to receive up to 2 cans of Similac Advance Baby Formula (Powder Milk Based).


If interested, please complete this Google Form or call (626) 453-3700 ext. 3651

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LA County in partnership with the Neighborhood Housing Services Center for Economic Recovery, has launched its Foreclosure Prevention & Mortgage Relief Program. The program will provide foreclosure counseling and up to $20,000 in financial relief to LA County residents, excluding the City of LA, that experienced financial distress between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.


Applications are now open!

Call 1-888-895-2647 or visit the NHS website to learn more.

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LA County encourages eligible applicants to call FEMA's Funeral Assistance Line at 844-684-6333 (TTY) 800-462-7585 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, or visit FEMA.gov for additional information.

Get FREE Tax Prep Assistance at Jeff Seymour Family Center

The deadline to file your 2020 taxes has been extended to May 17, 2021. The Jeff Seymour Family Center has partnered with IRS Certified Volunteers to provide FREE tax preparation appointments. To request free VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Services, sign up here!
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Understanding and Responding to your Child's Mental Health Needs in the time of COVID

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When: 5/13/2021 at 4:00pm


Click here to RSVP


Panel Moderator: Dr. Loren Dittmar, father of four (ages 7-18 years old), high School Counselor for over 15 years, and Adjunct Professor for California Lutheran University’s Graduate Programs in School Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy


Panelist: Sarah Hainsworth, elementary school counselor in the Corona Norco Unified School District where she has worked for 16 years. Sarah has a Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Counseling and is also a Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor. She is a mother of two sons.


Panelist: Alma Lopez is an aunt of four (ages 6-11), a middle school counselor for 14 years and has served youth (ages 0-18) since 1995. Alma is the CA School Counselor of the Year 2021. All schools in Alma’s school district have earned National RAMP designation.

Yoga with Durfee

Hosted by Durfee PTA, join Durfee teacher and certified yoga instructor, Tianna Tang-Lau, in a 30-minute yoga session to help calm your inner self. Use Google Meet code DURFEEYOGA to join. Sessions are on Monday May 17tha nd 24th at 7:00pm.
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Mark Your Calendars

May 12: Potrero School Vaccination Site (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm)

May 17: Board Meeting (5pm)

May 31: Memorial Day (Federal Holiday - District closed)

June 1: Special Board Meeting (5pm)

June 4: Last Day of School


Grab n' Go Meal Boxes

Monday - Friday at various school sites. Click here to view Grab n' Go schedule.

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