Welcome to Topeka's Online Parent Resource Center
Topeka is committed to partnering with parents and families to support every child. We invite you to join in the effort to create innovative, creative thinkers, to build intellectual curiosity, academic excellence and good citizenship among our students When schools and families work together to support learning, students become more motiviated to succeed in school and life. We encourage parents to get Engaged! and Stay Informed. Make an Impact! Any active parent participation, will make each day a positive experience for our students at Topeka.
For now, the Online Parent Resource Center is here for you. We hope to develop and foster community engagement, provide referrals to community based services, and give you resources to parent workshops, handouts and community events. We encourage you to explore the educational system to become better advocates for your children and we will do our best to provide support to help our students and families achieve success.
Parents please check back regularly for parent resources in and around our community.
For Parent Portal Questions: Please click on the Parent Portal Tab Above. Thank you
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Parent Center Reminders
Week of 1.11.2021
Save the Date:
January 25 – 29, 2021
Please be on the look our for more information and how our school will be participating.
About: The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Students accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!
Help create a culture of kindness on our campus!
Our 2020 Impact - over 28,000 schools and 15 million students performed over 750 million acts of kindness.
Topeka Lottery Drawing
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR AT:
LAUSD has EXTENDED the parent survey date to FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Due to the recent campus closures, the raffle date has been changed. TBD.
New Raffle Date To Be Determined.
go to: https://achieve.lausd.net/schoolexperiencesurvey
- Click the light blue Parent Survey button near the top
- Select - elementary
- Then select our school's name from the drop-down menu
- (Topeka Dr CAS 7201)
- Complete the survey
Your survey can enter you in a chance to win a Scholastic Book Box including Fun Kid Friendly School Supplies worth 100 $Scholastic Dollars. Once you've completed the survey, just follow the link below to enter the raffle.
1 prize per grade level
Last DAY to enter the Raffle is: January 18, 2021
To enter the raffle, go to: https://forms.gle/Gz6rpyVgykoN9wq9A
English Language (EL) Parents
The following is a video that demonstrates how you can practice the English Language Assessments for California (ELPAC) with your child. The Summative ELPAC test is administered annually in the spring to all English Language Development students. Practicing the test will help your child become familiar with the format and help ensure your child's best performance. The ELPAC test will most likely be administered remotely beginning in March (online) by your child's teacher. If you have any questions please contact America Castagnola, TSP Coordinator at email@example.com.
Here is the youtube video: https://youtu.be/_O1TdYSSAko
SPRING ENRICHMENT CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
Spring 2021 Enrichment
Application period: 1/11/2021 - 1/22/2021
Please submit one form for each child (each student requires a separate form) and each child can enroll in one spring enrichment course.
* In the case of cancellations, new spaces might become available.
Gifted Learner & SAS Students
Dr. Morgan Appel will be sharing information on the impacts of the pandemic on gifted learners and offering insights, strategies and resources to support your children in remote and hybrid learning environments. The webinars will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and Thursday, January 21, 2021 starting at 5:30 p.m. Since the topic is the same, parents may attend either date. Please note though that the Wednesday webinar will be geared more towards parents of elementary students, whereas the webinar on Thursday will be geared towards parents of middle and high school students. You can find a link to the flyer on the main page of our website achieve.lausd.net/GATE. Thank you.
Morgan Appel Flyer Final.pdf
ENRICHMENT with DISCOVERY EDUCATION
Your child can benefit from the Discovery partnership with LAUSD.
Students can log into Discovery Education two ways:
1. They can go directly to https://lausd.discoveryeducation.com and sign in with their district email and password.
2. They can also go to Schoology, select the waffle and scroll to find Discovery Education
If you need assistance logging in, please contact your student’s teacher or watch the introduction video on http://DiscoveryEducation.com/Learn/LAUSD
Check these out to get started:
• Parent Guide – Discovery Education Experience Explore an 8-step guide that covers logging in, receiving assignments, finding resources, and creating new content.
• Learning at Home Channel Get hands on with STEM, join a virtual (audio)book club, get moving with exercise, and so much more with this awesome collection of at-home activities.
• Virtual Field Trips Travel together to some of the world’s most iconic locations and exclusive destinations without ever leaving your homes.
• Or simply search for your child’s favorite topic or interest! We’re proud to partner with you in supporting our children. Thank you for all you do.
Questions: Contact Sarah Johangiry, LAUSD Director of Learning Innovations, at SJohangiry@DiscoveryEd.com.
LAUSD PARTNERS WITH THE LA PUBLIC LIBRARY
We have another great resource from our valued partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)
- Access to free homework help.
- SAT/ACT/PSAT and AP tutoring available
- Essay drop off service where students in grades K-12 will get detailed feedback on their essays within 12 hours.
Students must have their Student Success Card and PIN to access these resources courtesy of the LAPL. Beginning in January 2021, newly enrolled student’s Student Success Card number and PIN will be available the second Monday after the students first enroll in the MyMail PIN App and Focus.
FREE Online Tutoring for grades K-12 in all subjects. Hours are 11 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week (Link: https://lapl.org/onlinetutor).
How-to Videos to guide students through the LAPL website (Link: https://lapl.org/studentsuccess/videos).
For more information, please see the attached flyer: https://bit.ly/LAUSDLAPLFlyer.
With their card, students can instantly:
- Get free online tutoring for homework help, essay review, and test preparation
- Stream and download movies, music, and more
- Check out up to 3 print books - with no fines or fees, ever.
LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHWEST CLUBS & HANG - OUTS
We encourage our families to check out one of the sessions and connect with other kids in our community.
Zoom Hang Out for
3rd - 5th Graders
All are welcome!
Advisors from LAUSD's Systems of Support will be available to talk about life, what everyone has been up to and what advice you may have for others while we are off campus. This is a hang out where you can get support with the challenges you have and offer support to others. Know you are not alone in how you are feeling.
Meeting ID: 973-7162-4221
Please check out the flyer for Days, Times, and Zoom information.
Zoom Hang Out for
TK - 2nd Graders
LAUSD's Systems of Support Advisors have created where children TK - 2nd grade can come and interact through song, dance, making snacks, and most of all use our imaginations.
Meeting ID: 897 6804 7212
Please check out the flyer below for Days, Times, and Zoom information.
Creating A Positive Culture CLUB
Children are encouraged to join with their parents.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Click the time below to access the ZOOM MEETING
Contact: Tricia Gillikin
Tricia Gillikin, Systems of Support Adviser (SOS)
Helping students, families, and educators to create and foster a positive culture
LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHWEST
HELPFUL RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:00 AM (last of four sessions)
Parent Workshop: LCAP Study Group
Meeting ID: 973 8640 5662
LA Library's Student Zones: Homework Help (K-12)
Trained LA-Based Homework Helpers will assist K-12 students with school assignments and help navigate the library's online student resources.
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Schedule a free 25-minute appointment: https://lapl.org/student-zone
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide Prevention Line
(24/7) 877-727-4747 or 800-784-2433
California Youth Crisis Line (24 hours)
Trevor Line (crisis line for LGBT youth)
GLBT National Youth Talkline
800-246-7743 or Website: glnh.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 - English and Spanish)
Crisis Text Line (24/7)
Text LA to 741741
Crisis Chat (11 AM - 11 PM daily)
Teen Line: https://teenlineonline.org/talk-now/
310-855-4673 or 800-852-8336
text: Text Teen 839863
MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Hope & Care Program - Community Ambassadors educate community on how to properly wear masks, wash their hands and minimize the risks of contracting the virus. Hope & Care Kits are distributed. They consist of face masks, hand sanitizers and information on COVID-19, Mental Health and local testing sites. Community Ambassadors will also be delivering essentials to families who are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to a positive case.
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The CHAMP program has Certified Enrollment Counselors who specialize in health insurance enrollment for Covered CA, Medi-Cal, and Kaiser Permanente Children's Health Program.
There is a high need for health insurance enrollment support as families may either have no insurance coverage or are losing their health coverage due to employment loss or reduction of work hours. Covered CA Open Enrollment is underway and will end on January 31, 2021.
Questions: Contact Jaime Ducreux, MSW Specialist Wellness Programs - Student Health and Human Services, at email@example.com.
Please follow this link for more information or to book an appointment.
How to Access Report Cards from the Parent Portal:
- Click on Parent Login and enter your email & password.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Welcome Page to find your student, then click on Student's Name.
- You will be directed to your Student's Home Page. Scroll to the ICONS.
- Click the Progress Reports Icon. You will now have access to your child's Report Card.
STUDENT & FAMILY WELLNESS CENTERS
Starting November 2020 Immunization requirements for admission to school or child care in CA for the 2020-2021 school year remain in place.
•Clinics open for immunizations ONLY
•Serving students & siblings ages 1 - 18 years old
•With or without health insurance to those who are eligible
•Following COVID-19 safety guidelines
•Masks required for everyone (2 yrs & older)
*By Appointment ONLY Please call 213-202-7590 to schedule an appointment
What's Happening in our Community
Coffee with the LDNW Superintendent -
The next meeting is February 9th, 2021.
Registration link: bit.ly/CoffeeWithTheSup.
After registering, a confirmation email will be sent about joining the webinar.
Coffee with the LDNW Superintendent, Tuesday , December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Meeting ID: 952 4111 7272
STAYING IN TOUCH WITH BOARD DISTRICT #3
Email - Scott.Schmerelson@lausd.net
Phone - (213) 241-8333
Facebook – @ ScottAtLAUSD (English) & @ScottenEspanol (Spanish)
Twitter - @ScottAtLAUSD
Instagram - @scott_at_lausd
Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/2EZ5DwI
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
“TECH TIPS” for Families: Please click the links below to watch the webinar.
English – http://bit.ly/3jhGc7O
Spanish – http://bit.ly/34fzTh5
Archive of Past Town Hall Meetings: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16727
LDNW Parent Schoology Group:
Our Local District Northwest has created a Parent Schoology Group just for you.
The group is a wonderful resource for parents. Information is available with a click of a mouse -- Parent Portal, Student Activation, Reset LAUSD Email Accounts, Family-Student Handbook, Upcoming Events and so much more!
How to join LDNW Parent Schoology Group
Step 1: Go to lms.lausd.net
Step 2: Click on ”Parents” and Log in
Step 3: Click on ”Groups”
Step 4: On right-hand side of page, click on “My Groups”
Step 5: Under “Manage Groups,” click on “Join Group”
Step 6: Use access code: 5RP7-PH44-Z6VR9
How to renew your VOLUNTEER application
New Volunteers: In addition to the application and commitment form, TB Clearance is required. Returning volunteers, please consider renewing as to not lapse this year.
STEP 1: CLICK on this link to renew your application https://volunteerapp.lausd.net/Default?ReturnUrl=%2f
STEP 2: Complete the 2020-2021 application and submit, print and sign.
STEP 3: Print and sign the Volunteer Commitment Form
STEP 4: Take a picture or scan both SIGNED forms.
STEP 5: Email both forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or You can drop off forms at the main office during office hours.
- Family Resources
- Technology Support
- Employee Resources
- Family Resources
LAUSD ANNOUNCEMENTS and RESOURCES:
Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide nutritious meals to students and community members who need them while students are learning in virtual classrooms. Our Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Two meals are provided per person. Los Angeles Unified students and their parents should bring their meal barcode card (available at their school) or barcode (sent by mail) to get scanned for meal pickups. Each student has a separate bar code. Adults do not need a barcode to pick up meals. Visit our Grab & Go page to find the local food center near you or to get more information. >> Read More
Student & family wellness:
The helpdesk is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.
More Resources for Parents:
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We have collaborated to provide resources that you can use at home throughout the year.
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social Media
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- 5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies
- Internet Safety Tips for Kids
- Tips for Kids with Learning Difficulties
- Tech 101 Integration
Los Angeles Unified Launches COVID-19 Testing and Tracing Program At Schools To Include Research on Impact and Effect of Reopening | El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles lanza el programa de rastreo de contactos y pruebas de COVID-19 en las escuelas que incluye investigaciones sobre el impacto y los efectos de la reapertura
Family and Student Handbook
The handbook includes sample instructional schedules, information on how to access technology and log into classes online, steps for how to have a successful first week of school, free resources for extended learning, and much more.
The State of California has established a website to help Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus response to find safe, reliable, and accessible child care options. Visit MyChildCare.ca.gov for more information.
CSUN Covid-19 Resources - click here CSUN COVID-19 RESOURCES
- Food Banks (SFV and Santa Clarity Valley
- Court Resources
- Victim Services
- Mental Health
Resource Directory - click here Resource Directory
- Educational Support
- Mental Health
- General Information
Food Bank - click here Food Bank - North Hills
Red Cross Ready: FREE Virtual Emergency Preparedness Classes
English: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register at redcross.org/la-virtual