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.
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DAILY PASS QR CODE: For quick access to your Daily Pass
The Latest News on the Return to Campus:
Return to School in Three Easy Steps
Step 1: Tell Us Your Choice
You may choose for your student(s) to return to campus in April or continue with online learning for the remainder of the school year. Letting us know will help your school in making arrangements for your student.
Please call your school directly to let them know your choice or fill out the the Program Selection Form to indicate your preference for your student(s) to learn online or in-person.
Step 2: Arrange for a COVID test
Arrange for your student to get a baseline COVID test the week prior to returning to school. This is required for all students returning to in-person instruction.
Visit the Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 site or call (213) 443-1300 to make an appointment.
Step 3: Use the Daily Pass
Practice using the Daily Pass which helps you to schedule COVID tests and complete the Daily Health Check.
The Daily Pass web app is your home for everything you need to get your student back to school safely. With the Daily Pass, you can:
- Schedule your student's COVID test
- Complete the Daily Health Check
- Manage your student's testing and screening requirements
Log into the Daily Pass using your Parent Portal account information at https://dailypass.lausd.net
After School Programs offered at TOPEKA:
LAUSD'S BEYOND THE BELL PROGRAM
Please see the PDF for the application: BTB Parent App.pdf
YMCA Youth Enrichment and School Support Program
Please see the flyer for more information:
April 26th and every Monday thereafter until the end of the school year, Topeka Students will follow this schedule:
What's Happening in our Community
Please refer to our Parent Center Announcements for Workshops and Events happening in our community.
Please click on the Calendar for a list of Events in and around our community.
Join the Ever Walk School Initiative with Diana Nyad and Bonnie Stoll
THE EVERWALK MILE
The WHOLE family is invited to participate!!
Walk with a purpose TOGETHER! Join the Everwalk school initiative Walking a Mile A Day In April!
If you haven't signed up already, you will need to sign-up. Parents we'll need your help, you must be 18 and over to sign up. Please see the flyer for more information.
To Download the April Calendar click here: https://everwalk.com/everwalk-mile-calendar/
Have fun, join the Family Chat, and post pictures and texts about your walks
You may get a "Shout Out"
Please note - The following WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELED:
Parent Workshop available to all parents:
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Parent Workshop: Partnering with Your Child's Teacher
Led by: PACE Team
Zoom ID: 837 4423 7957
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
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
Parent Positive Culture Club: Monday Inspiration
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:30 AM
(Ongoing: EVERY Monday)
Led by: LDNW Systems of Support Advisors
Monday morning at 9:30 AM
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
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 email@example.com
Or You can drop off forms at the main office during office hours.
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.
For families: (213) 443-1300
For employees: (213) 241-2700
The helpdesk is open 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the coronavirus pandemic.
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
Resource Directory - click here Resource Directory
- Educational Support
- Mental Health
- General Information
Red Cross Ready: FREE Virtual Emergency Preparedness Classes
English: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register at redcross.org/la-virtual