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El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Engages Hundreds of Students in Summer Learning Programs

    El Monte City School District is engaging more than 1,000 students in a trio of summer learning programs that offer customized instruction in topics ranging from musical theater and journalism to American Sign Language and art from the Getty. Programs include its primary Summer Academy – a virtual school engaging 985 students in transitional kindergarten through grade seven – as well as an advanced math academy offered to 84 students in partnership with Río Hondo College and courses in robotics funded by a grant from California Community Foundation in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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  • 4 El Monte City School District Campuses Earn ‘Top School’ Honors

    Four schools in the El Monte City School District are being touted as 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for ensuring high rates of success in math and English language arts for low-income Latino students. LeGore School was honored for achieving high rates of success for elementary students in both areas and Cleminson for success in English for elementary students. Gidley and Durfee schools were praised for their success for middle school English.

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  • El Monte City School District to Stream Student Promotions

    El Monte City School District will celebrate the promotion of 975 eighth-graders in the Class of 2020 through a mix of lawn signs, banners and virtual ceremonies that will be streamed via YouTube from Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5. In addition, the District will celebrate advancing sixth-graders through montage videos and kindergarteners through Google Class presentations

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El Monte City School District Video Outlines Distance Learning Plan

El Monte City School District has provided a video overview of its 2020-21 Distance Learning Plan, which combines modern technology with innovative teaching practices to deliver a rich and rigorous instructional program for students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. The video provides a look at sample schedules and re-affirms the District's pledge to provide technological tools for all students.

El Monte City School District Unveils Parent Communication Tool

El Monte City School District is welcoming families to ParentSquare, a smartphone app that will keep parents more connected than ever to their children’s teachers, schools and District news. ParentSquare includes alerts, tools for confirming participation in conferences and events and the ability to respond to teachers and administrators. Families can customize the app to receive information in the formats they prefer.

El Monte City School District Students Explore CTE, STEM Fields

Forty-eight El Monte City School District students explored life-saving techniques and constructed catapults and cars from July 20-24 during a Río Hondo College CTE Career Exploration Camp that meshed online classes with hands-on projects. Students learned first aid and CPR techniques and science, technology, engineering and math projects, such as building a catapult and a race car.

El Monte City School District Migrant Students Master Coding, 3-D Design

More than 60 migrant students served by the El Monte City Consortium mastered coding skills, 3-D design and virtual reality programming through summer programs in June and July. The consortium serves about 330 children and youths up to age 22 in the Migrant Education Program, including about 160 students at El Monte City School District. Other students hail from Rosemead School District, Alhambra School District, Garvey School District and El Monte Union High School District.

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.

El Monte City School District Summer Camp Engages 1,000-plus Students

El Monte City School is engaging more than 1,000 students through a trio of summer school programs, meshing virtual classroom experiences with hands-on activities in subjects such as musical theater, art, robotics, American Sign Language and cooking. In addition to the District’s Virtual Summer Learning Academy, students are taking advanced math classes through Río Hondo College and exploring robotics through a grant-funded Lego machines program. Classes started in late June and early July. Photos and video available.

El Monte City School District Engages Hundreds of Students in Summer Learning Programs

El Monte City School District is engaging more than 1,000 students in a trio of summer learning programs that offer customized instruction in topics ranging from musical theater and journalism to American Sign Language and art from the Getty. Programs include its primary Summer Academy – a virtual school engaging 985 students in transitional kindergarten through grade seven – as well as an advanced math academy offered to 84 students in partnership with Río Hondo College and courses in robotics funded by a grant from California Community Foundation in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

El Monte City School District Holds LEGO Machines Summer Camp

El Monte School District has added a third summer offering for local students – a LEGO Machines and Mechanisms Summer Camp. The camp, announced on June 22, quickly filled all 60 available spaces. Students in grades two through six will attend online courses Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from July 6-24. In addition to the LEGO camp, El Monte City School District is offering its own online summer school and a summer math program in partnership with Río Hondo College.

El Monte City School District Develops 2020-21 Instructional Plan

El Monte City School District has convened a task force to provide recommendations and resources for EMCSD’s fall 2020 re-opening plan in four key areas: instruction, social-emotional support system, family and community engagement, and operations. The task force is composed of more than 80 members, including parents, teachers, staff members, administrators and community partners. Task force members will meet over nine weeks to address different scenarios and re-imagine District schools to maximize students’ learning experience while adhering to health and safety guidelines. A plan will be presented to the Board of Education for approval on Friday, July 31.

El Monte City School District Launches Virtual Summer School Programs

El Monte City School District will launch two virtual summer school programs in June in addition to offering a slate of self-guided programs for students. An Accelerated Math Academy for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders will be held in partnership with Río Hondo College from Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 24. The District’s 2020 Summer Academy at Home will run from Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 17 with classes held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Information on both programs as well as the self-guided activities is available at emcsd.org.