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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Please kindly fill out the school experience survey online. You can find the information to complete the survey at https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397.
We thank you for your cooperation!
Free YMCA enrichment
The YMCA began a partnership with the City of Los Angeles (City Council) in late 2020 to provide FREE academic enrichment experiences to youth, throughout the City. During the Thanksgiving school break and during the winter holiday break, the YMCA will be offering FREE Day Camp to the community to income-eligible children who reside in the City of Los Angeles, while space is available.
In order to qualify, the family must email EnrichmentCamps@ymcala.org<mailto:EnrichmentCamps@ymcala.org> to request an Intake Application. Once the family submits the Intake Application, along with proof of income and proof that they are a resident of the City of LA, it will be processed and the family will be approved to enroll their child in this free program, while space is available. Spaces are extremely limited. All families are encouraged to apply and participate, regardless of immigration or legal status (we do NOT require any proof of citizenship, just proof that they reside in the City of Los Angeles, such as an utility bill---all families are welcome to apply).
For more information, visit our COVID-19 FAQ: https://achieve.lausd.net/covidfaq
Meal Applications and Payments Plus Information:
Parents, there is no charge for lunch for all students. However, if you haven’t filled out the Meal Benefits Application, I would like to encourage you to do so as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the main office or go online https://www.myschoolapps.com/, if you do the online application, it will be processed within 24 hours, and you will not have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager at your child's school. By clicking on the link you can access the online meal application here as well:
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It’s important that all families fill out the meal applications. If we don’t have 100% completed, it negatively impacts our budget for the next school year.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Food Services Division at 213-241-3185.
My Payments Plus
Access to My Payments Plus: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/default.aspx
In addition, please be reminded that there is NO Breakfast in the Classroom at this time. Students will need to eat breakfast at home before school.
In Case you missed the Local District Northwest Town Hall please see the link for archived town halls
Access the Parent Portal by scanning or clicking below for more information and How To Guides:
If you are wondering what the parent portal is, please click here to be taken to Topeka's Parent Portal Page: https://topekadrive.com/parent-portal
Click the image below to open the Family Guide PDF
Click below to access Schoology
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"
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
Distance Learning at the Y
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Learn more at ymcaLA.org/DistanceLearning or email at DistanceLearning@ymcala.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
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
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