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The Latest & Greatest From San Fernando Sylmar CoS 2021 V2N4

Message from Eduardo Solórzano, CoS Administrator

Greetings San Fernando-Sylmar Families,

I hope this message continues to find you safe, in good health, and ready for the winter season. I want to express great appreciation to our school community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and leaders. With your collaboration, we are successfully completing our first semester of in-person learning under strict Covid-19 protocols. Under the most challenging circumstances, our schools have demonstrated perseverance and delivered quality standards-based instruction for all our students. We are looking forward to next semester to continue working together to build a brighter future for our students.

Our CoS wishes you and your family a restful and safe holiday season! Wishing you a prosperous New Year. Enjoy the winter break and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

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School Highlight

Harding Elementary

Nestled on the edge of the Angeles Forest in Sylmar, Harding Street Elementary School is a close-knit community of learners and leaders. Since 1965, our students, parents, and staff have worked collaboratively to develop the academic, social, moral, ethical, and leadership values which students will need to become successful contributing members of society in an ever-changing and technological world.

Our talented staff collaborates with each other to provide a strong educational foundation that fosters academic as well as personal successes. Due to our dedicated staff’s efforts and our hard-working students, we were awarded the title of “California Distinguished School” in 2018 for our academic growth and continued excellence.

Harding recently welcomed our newest leader, Mrs. Norma Alvarez as principal in September. She has stepped in and gracefully transitioned as an effective leader to help us continue the vision we have as a school. Under her leadership, she has already worked collaboratively with staff to offer interventions and supports for our students, as well as create a nurturing environment where all stakeholders are valued and heard.

Together, the Harding community is working to help our students become college and career-ready, as well as to become well-rounded individuals who will have the confidence and knowledge to pursue their dreams.

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COVID Update

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Parent Support

Click here for the Fall 2021 School Experience Survey

The School Experience Survey window for this school year is now open and will continue until Sunday, December 19, 2021 for parents and until Friday, January 14, 2022 for students and school staff.

Student Support

Winter Academic Supports

  • Individual schools may be offering winter supports.
    • Please contact individual schools for information.

  • LDNE Winter Language Experience is being offered at select schools for Newcomer students.
    • Eligible participants are being identified and invited to attend at the following participating schools:

Valerio EL / Sylvan Park EL / Noble EL / Columbus EL / Kittridge EL / Monlux EL / Madison MS / Vista MS / Fulton College Prep / Grant HS / Polytechnic HS / Sylmar HS / Panorama HS / Van Nuys HS

  • For Select High Schools:
    • Winter Plus Credit Recovery Programs are being offered at identified high schools.

    • Eligible students will be invited to attend by their counselor.

CCLA / Panorama HS / Grant HS / Van Nuys HS / VOCES

  • For Secondary Students: LDNE will be offering Virtual Office Hours with content experts to support students who are working to improve their grades or finalize incomplete grades if they created a contract with their teacher.

Online Winter Session

For students in grades 2 through 8 who receive resource (RSP) or special day services. Students will go on virtual field trips and will learn strategies to access grade-level text, write fluently, and build skills to do work more independently.

8 days (Dec 20-23 & Jan 3-6), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Access the flyer for more information. To register, visit

Winter Break Activities

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LAPL's Student Success Card Offers Free Resources to Students

Los Angeles Unified and Los Angeles Public Library’s Student Success Card partnership offers many free benefits to students and their families. All Los Angeles Unified students in grades K-12 can borrow 5 books at a time, access free online tutoring every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., browse databases and encyclopedias, access reliable websites, attend college and career workshops and check out digital books, music, movies, courses and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are never any overdue fines or fees.

Families are encouraged to take advantage of these important resources that support student academic success. Learn more about the Student Success Card here.


Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 5pm

Zoom ID: 831 0139 3884 PW 710933

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City of Angels Virtual Academy 3

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Click for "We are Hiring"

LAUSD is hiring: Teachers, Custodians, Food Services Workers and More

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