Monrovia Unified Secondary Students to Return for In-Person Instruction:
Monrovia Unified School District secondary students will return to campus for in-person instruction on Monday, April 19, using a Secondary Hybrid Instructional Model approved by the Board of Education in March. The approved schedule will divide students into three separate cohorts, with Cohort A and B attending school Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday, respectively. Cohort C will continue with 100% distance learning.
12 Fontana Unified Students to be Honored by Young Artists’ Gallery:
Twelve Fontana Unified students will be honored for their artistic skill and creative vision during the annual Young Artists’ Gallery reception, to be held virtually on Tuesday, April 20. Collectively, students from A.B. Miller, Fontana, Jurupa Hills, and Summit high schools earned two first-place awards, three second-place awards, three third-place awards and four honorable mentions for their visual art entries, which were created during remote learning and invoked emotion and imagination across a variety of media. The award-winning pieces – selected from nearly 180 entries – are on virtual display.
Baldwin Park Unified Schools to Open Campuses for In-Person Instruction:
Baldwin Park Unified students will return to school for in-person learning on Monday, April 19, employing a staggered schedule that follows health and safety protocols. Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students will join first- and eighth-grade students and high school seniors returning on Monday; second-, third-, and seventh-grade students, sophomores and juniors return on Tuesday, April 20; fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students and freshmen return on Thursday, April 22. The gradual return to campus for those participating in hybrid learning will be completed by Friday, April 23.
Whittier Union Students to Receive In-Person Instruction Two Days a Week:
The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a move to Stage Three reopening – with students receiving in-person instruction two days a week – beginning Monday, April 27. Under Stage Three, students in Cohorts A1 and A2 will be combined and attend school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students in Cohorts B1 and B2 will be combined and attend school on Thursdays and Fridays. Families have the option of continuing 100% remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Students and staff will continue participating in daily health screenings and temperature checks.
Fontana Unified to Hold Parent Meetings Spanish Dual-Language Program:
Fontana Unified School District will hold virtual information meetings for its Spanish Dual-Language Immersion (DLI) program on Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 8. The District is accepting 2021-22 enrollment applications for the program, which begins in kindergarten and is offered at Redwood Elementary School and Dolores Huerta International Academy, and will hold a lottery on Thursday, April 29. The DLI program aims to foster bilingualism and biliteracy, sociocultural competency and high levels of academic achievement. For meeting times, language options and links, visit the FUSD website.
Baldwin Park Unified to Host Virtual Wellness Fair:
Baldwin Park Unified will host a virtual wellness fair for District families and community members, in partnership with Care Solace, Foothill Family, Kaiser Permanente, Project Cal-Well, the Center for Integrated Family and Health Services and TeenLine. Students, parents and staff will explore a variety of break-out sessions, where attendees can learn about self-care strategies and mental health resources. The virtual event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon on Saturday, May 1. Visit www.bpusd.net for more details, including meeting links.
El Monte Union, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Provide Vaccine to Community:
El Monte Union High School District is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to community members ages 16 and up through two drive-thru clinics. The first clinic will be held Saturday, April 24 at South El Monte High, 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte, and the second clinic will be held Saturday, May 1 at Mountain View High School, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte. Second doses will be administered on Saturday, May 15 and Saturday, May 22 at South El Monte and Mountain View, respectively. Clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Whittier Union Announces Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies:
Whittier Union High School District’s Class of 2021 will be celebrated during in-person commencement ceremonies at District stadiums, held Tuesday, June 1, Wednesday June 2, and Thursday June 3. Capacity will be limited, and health and safety measures will be enforced. Face coverings and social distancing will be required during the duration of the ceremonies, and directional signs and floor markers will be in place to ensure proper management of movement in the stadiums. The District will share more information regarding capacity and ceremony logistics as it becomes available.