Sunday Minute- 8/8/21

Sunday Minute – August 8, 2021

Good evening, families. This is this week’s Sunday minute from Principal Stevens.


Returning IN-PERSON

As we near the start of the 2021-22 school year on Monday August 16, the entire Los Angeles Unified team welcomes our students back to school for in-person learning.

I want to remind you that in preparation for a safe in-person school year, all students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning to campus for in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Baseline testing began Monday August 2 and will continue through next week.


A COVID Mobile testing team is scheduled to visit our school on August 9th from 8:00am-3:00pm. If you have not already, please bring your child for their baseline COVID-19 test. 


You may also visit one of our stationary testing sites.  The stationary testing site closest to our school is Northridge Middle school. They are offering extended hours for your convenience.  

Extended Hours @ Northridge MS

Stationary Testing site hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm

Extended Hours: Wednesday 8/4 & 8/11: 7:15 am - 7:00 pm (last appt is at 6:45 pm)

Saturday Hours: Saturday 8/7 & 8/14: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (last appt is at 3:45 pm)


Online/Virtual Only Option Available

For those families who wish to remain virtual, you can still do so.  Please make the time to register and apply for the online program in the Parent Portal or by visiting  If you are at Topeka via the lottery, and wish to remain virtual, you still maintain your lottery spot at Topeka.  You do not lose your spot this year. 


ALL Grade Levels -Virtual Orientation- Thursday, August 12th 9:00am & 12:30pm

Please mark your calendars to join us for a virtual school orientation with Q&A on Thursday, August 12, 2021.  There will be two sessions – 9:00am and 12:30pm. Please see the emailed version of this message for the log-in information.

Meeting ID: 815 2327 1223

Passcode: Together


PTA Pre-school, TK, Kinder, & 1st grade Welcome

Parents and preschool, TK, Kinder, and 1st grade students, please join us for our PTA sponsored welcome on Friday, August 13th 12 noon to 2:30.  Come meet our wonderful PTA, other families from your grade level and class, and meet the teachers during a brief tour of the classrooms. 


Back to School Night- Thursday Sept. 9th

Finally, please mark your calendars for Back to School Night, which will take place on Thursday, September 2nd.  During Back to School Night, parents/guardians will learn more about school, curriculum, classroom procedures, and get to know their teachers. 


That’s it for this week’s news from school.  Have a tigerrific evening!


Office Is Open.

The main office is open for enrollment and other business from 8:00am-3:45pm.  Masks are required and please ring the bell at the welcoming table outside of the main office. Feel free to contact us for an appointment at (818) 886-2266. 




Stay in the know-


For Your Information:

  • Schedule your child’s COVID test
  • 1-213-241-3840  LAUSD Hotline to help manage fear, anxiety, and other challenges related to COVID- 19.  Open 6am-6pm weekdays
  • 1-213-443-1300 COVID-19 Hotline for families
  • 1-213-241-2700 COVID-19 Hotline for employees


Look Ahead- Mark Your Calendar

8/13               Teacher assignments are posted after 4:30pm

8/16               First day of School!

8/16               Tiger Fund & PTA Membership Drive Begins

8/24               PTA Association meeting @ 6:30PM via zoom

8/27               5th Grade Parent Informational Meeting @ 6:30PM via zoom

9/2                  Back to School Night

9/3                  NO SCHOOL—Admissions Day

9/6                  NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

9/7                  NO SCHOOL—Rosh Hashanah

9/10               PTA Family Movie Night

9/14               PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 6:30pm via zoom

9/15               Beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month

9/16               NO SCHOOL—Yom Kippur

9/20               PTA 5th Grade Mixed Bags Sale Begins

9/28               Picture Day

9/28               PTA Association Meeting @ 6:30pm via zoom


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