El Monte City School District to Provide Summer Meals Starting on June 8:
El Monte City School District will continue to provide four daily grab-and-go meals every weekday throughout the summer to community children ages 18 and younger. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. They will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 8 to Monday, Aug. 17 at Durfee, Gidley, Potrero and Shirpser schools.
Buena Park School District Starts School Year with Distance Learning:
Buena Park School District will start its 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 11 with three weeks of distance learning as part of a plan to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District has a five-phase plan to shift students back onto campus, including minimum days, blended learning for online and in-person learning and staggered lunch periods.
West Covina Unified to Honor Class of 2020 with Drive-thru Ceremonies:
West Covina Unified will celebrate the Class of 2020 with drive-thru ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 13, providing families the opportunity to celebrate graduates while adhering to county health guidelines. Edgewood, West Covina and Coronado high schools will all begin their drive-thru celebrations at 9 a.m., with students arriving at staggered times based on their last names. Graduates will be required to wear face coverings and are limited to one vehicle each, which can be decorated.
West Covina Unified Educators Prepare for Success during Distance Learning:
West Covina Unified educators are preparing for a strong start to the 2020-21 year on Monday, Aug. 17 through a series of teacher trainings meant to enhance instructional strategies and ensure rigorous educational opportunities during state-mandated distance learning. Offered throughout the summer and in the week prior to the start of the school year, the trainings provide in-depth exploration of digital tools like Google Classroom and discuss instructional shifts that benefit students during distance learning, such as additional hands-on activities and student-led discussions.
Fontana Unified Extends Summer Meal Service to Aug. 19:
Fontana Unified School District will extend its free weekly summer meal service through Wednesday, Aug. 19, providing meals to children ages 18 and under. Meals are available for pickup from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at 11 schools. For more information, including pickup locations, visit www.fusd.net.
El Monte City School District Launches Mandarin Dual Language Program:
El Monte City School District will launch a Mandarin Dual Language (DLI) program at New Lexington School when the 2020-21 school year begins Thursday, Aug. 20, offering students the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and develop biliteracy in English and Mandarin. The program will launch with an inaugural kindergarten class and build upon the success of El Monte City’s Spanish DLI program.
Fontana Unified to Launch School Year on Aug. 24:
Fontana Unified School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, Aug. 24, with online instruction for all students. The decision to start the school year on Aug. 24 was announced during a July 22 Board of Education special meeting. The new start date supports Fontana Unified’s continued efforts to ensure all students are equipped with devices needed to engage in distance learning and provide parents and teachers with additional trainings prior to the start of the 2020-21 year.