July 15th
Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

I joined with LA County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer on July 13 to announce the new K-12 protocols for reopening schools. You can find a link to them below.

Many districts are making the tough decision to start the new school year with 100% distance learning. LACOE supports each district's decision as their leadership knows what is best for their school communities. We are here to provide assistance to ensure a successful start to the academic year no matter what model is adopted.

As far as reopening of Head Start and Early Learning programs, our LACOE team led by Keesha Woods along with service providers have developed a reopening framework for these programs. Guidelines for these differ from those for K-12 schools. More information about these new guidelines is provided below.
Public Health Update
  • LA County Department of Public Health: Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools (New) - click here
Child Care/Early Childhood Education
Head Start and Early Learning: Reopening Planning Framework:

LACOE’s Head Start and Early Learning Division, in collaboration with its Head Start delegate agencies, developed a reopening planning framework to support all county child care and early learning providers as they make decisions related to reopening.

The framework addresses five key areas: Instruction, Health and Safety, Social and Emotional Supports, Family and Community Engagement and Operations. It presents requirements and considerations for safe reopening, links to resources, implementation templates and potential stakeholder, fiscal and staffing implications.

Download the framework here .
Curriculum & Instruction
LACOE’s Curriculum and Instructional Services Division will host these free and informative webinars in July. 
July 17 - 11:00am to 1:00pm  
As the county's 80 districts address the COVID-19 challenges and pivot into virtual instructional/learning environments, LACOE is offering support with academic, behavioral and social-emotional instruction. This webinar will highlight LACOE’s collective impact professional development models, tools and resources. It will provide guidance and support for school communities on reopening equitable, safe, inclusive and nurturing educational environments to ensure continuity of learning and safety for all students, staff and families during this unprecedented time. 
For more information, email Dotti Ysais .

#LeadingUp for Extraordinary Times
July 22 & July 29 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm  

LACOE’s leadership coaches will share insights, ideas and true stories on "leading up" during unique circumstances. Attendees are guaranteed to walk away with golden nuggets that apply to today's COVID-19 situation in leading schools and districts. 

ZOOM Link: (same link for both webinars)  
Password: 250953 
Webinar ID: 848 2671 6721  
Or call: 
 +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 

Facebook Live Stream: @LACOE.edu 
Session 1: July 22 
  • John Schmitt, Ed.D.—retired associate superintendent 
  • Debra Moore Washington—retired assistant superintendent-policy, Santa Monica-Malibu USD 
  • Frank Zepeda—retired administrator, LA and Orange County public and charter schools and districts 
Session 2: July 29 
  • William Card—retired middle school principal, Glendale and Monrovia USD
  • Jacqueline Cochran, Ed.D.—retired assistant superintendent, Compton and Pasadena USD
  • Alexander Contreras—retired high school principal, LAUSD 

Moderator: Christina Hochleitner, LACOE and ACSA coach, certified technology trainer and former elementary, middle school and district-level administrator in Covina Valley USD

Hosted by : LACOE Educational Leadership Programs Unit, Kate Franceschini , Ph.D., project director, 562-922-6546
Foster Youth
Summer tutoring for foster youth and youth Involved in the juvenile justice system:  

LACOE’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program connects students age 5-21 to tutoring services. Services are provided to youth who are LA County residents, have an open DCFS/dependency court or open Probation/delinquency court case and are living in a suitable placement. Tutoring services started on July 1.

For more information and to make a referral, click here .
Nutrition and Meal Services
Authorized meal program operators may have sites that have been temporarily closed and/or have a reduction in the number of meals served due to the pandemic. The California Department of Education is providing authorized operators with a reimbursement to offset fixed expenses, such as salaries and benefits, which continue to accrue during temporary closures, pursuant to the 2020 Budget Act, Sec. 118.

Click here for more information.
Protective Equipment for Schools
As of July 15, LACOE has only received one-third of the anticipated shipment of PPE equipment for schools coming from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. LACOE requires the full supply of PPE to arrive before sorting, repackaging and notifying LEAs for pick-up. LACOE’s team is ready to make this process happen as quickly as possible once the entire shipment of materials is received. Thank you for your patience.
Resources for Districts & Schools
From Crisis to Opportunity: Recovering California's Commitment to Equity (Education Trust-West) click here

Scheduling Concepts for Hybrid Learning (LACOE) click here

Caring for the Education Community Webinar Series (Kaiser Permanente) click here

Educating All Learners Alliance click here