Lynwood Unified School District

  • LUSD Data Analyst Diana Hawkins Wins Huge Prize and Praise in Appearance on Wheel of Fortune

    Lynwood Unified Data Analyst Diana Hawkins has always lit up the District with her smile and energy, and on Dec. 15 she introduced it to a nationally televised audience with an unforgettable performance on Wheel of Fortune. Hawkins laughed, shouted, and cheered her way to a winning total of $57,850 and a trip to Puerto Rico while stealing the spotlight and being hailed a “super contestant” by media and social network observers.

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  • Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation Awarded $80,000 CARES Grant to Provide Families with Holiday Meals

    Lynwood Unified families in need are receiving restaurant vouchers worth up to $100 this December after the Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation (LPEF) received an $80,000 grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) for Food program. The LPEF is partnering with the District at LUSD events to distribute the vouchers, which allow families to purchase meals this holiday season. The effort also supports local Lynwood businesses during challenging times.

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  • Lynwood Unified Reviewing Construction Concerns at Lynwood High School

    An engineering review of Lynwood High School buildings launched after a collapse of exterior soffit ceiling panels in June has yielded preliminary findings that indicate more extensive construction issues may exist at the 22-year-old facility, Lynwood Unified officials announced Monday. The review, which is still in progress, was launched out of an abundance of caution after the unexpected failure of a section of the exterior panels, called soffits, in one of the high school’s buildings during summer break. LUSD’s Board of Education initiated an independent engineering review by Peter Sarkis-Petra Structural Engineers of all campus structures.

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14 Lynwood Unified Schools Receive PBIS Award for Positive Impact During COVID-19

Fourteen Lynwood Unified schools were awarded 2020 California PBIS Coalition Community Cares recognitions for their positive impact on their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition developed a one-year-only “California PBIS Community Cares” acknowledgement to honor schools and community partners that created a positive experience for students, families, and communities. Each school will have its name displayed on the California PBIS Coalition webpage. More information can be found on the Lynwood Unified website.

Lynwood Unified Prepares for 2020-21 School Year with District Forum

Lynwood Unified School District convened in an online forum July 29 with over 300 staff to share questions and concerns regarding distance learning plans for the upcoming school year. The District organized the forum to empower employees, teachers and administrators to answer questions regarding the fall semester from concerned parents and families. Forum participants included Lynwood Teachers Association President Debbie Diaz, administrators, principals and teachers. More information can be found on the Lynwood Unified website.

New U.S. Soccer Field, Playgrounds Installed as District Improves Campuses for Future Reopening

When Hosler Middle School students are safely reinstated in school they will return to a new state-of-the-art U.S. Soccer pitch, one of the many new facilities the District has recently unveiled as it utilizes the period of distance learning to improve facilities across campuses. The soccer field was awarded through a grant program from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, which installs a mini-pitch that comes complete with fencing and built-in goals. The hard-court space is perfectly suited for organized soccer programs or pick-up games between students.

Lynwood Unified Staff Prepares For School Year Through District Forum

Nearly 300 Lynwood Unified staff members convened in an online forum on July 29 as the District shared questions and concerns of the community and finalized distance learning plans for the upcoming school year. The District organized the forum to provide clarity to staff and empower them to address questions from parents and community members in anticipation of the first day of online instruction later this month. In preparation for the meeting, parent and teacher surveys were distributed to gauge the greatest areas of concern.

Lynwood Unified to Continue Distance Learning in Fall 2020

Lynwood Unified School District plans to begin the fall 2020 semester with a distance learning model, following state and local guidance from public health officials. The District’s top priority is the health and wellness of students, staff and their community. More information can be found on the Lynwood Unified website.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Summer Graduates with Virtual Ceremony

Lynwood Unified School District celebrated the summer graduating class of 2020 from Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools with a virtual commencement ceremony, featuring recorded speeches from principals and student representatives.

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students to Receive New Technology Through $25,000 Honda Foundation Grant

Lynwood Unified will provide Rosa Parks Elementary students with brand new iPads, laptops, robotic kits, and other learning tools after receiving a $25,000 grant from the American Honda Foundation to enhance technology education. The new technology will allow students to continue reaching success both inside the classroom and out. The District’s students and educators relied heavily on technology to stay connected during school closures. The new devices provided by the Honda grant can equip young learners to continue thriving through distance learning if necessary.

Lynwood Unified Partners with City to Serve 8,000 Meals to Families

Lynwood Unified School District’s food pantry has served an estimated 8,000 meals to families in need through a partnership with the City of Lynwood and local leaders to support the Lynwood community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lynwood’s Greater Emmanuel Temple Church currently hosts the service, allowing families to make appointments to pick up groceries at the church 3740 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood. Families can request the service by contacting the Student Services hotline at 310-635-8837.

Lynwood Unified Celebrates Resilient Class of 2020 through Creative Ceremonies

Lynwood Unified seniors celebrated their commencement like no class had before them as they were honored through a variety of socially distanced events that culminated their triumph through a challenging year. Class of 2020 graduates were cheered wildly during drive-through ceremonies, surprised outside their homes with lawn signs, and ultimately commemorated through virtual ceremonies that adhered to public health guidelines while still providing a memorable send-off.

Lynwood Unified Offers Virtual Summer School Program

Lynwood Unified School District will provide distance learning for students through a virtual summer school program that inspires grade-level mastery while promoting academic and creative development for future success. The summer program will begin Monday, June 22 for both elementary and secondary students who will receive virtual instruction that emphasizes essential curriculum and digital skills. Parents can contact their child’s school site for information about enrollment.