***************. “It is likely our community will be seeing many more cases of COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months and this will require a measured, sustained response.”. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. Kelly Colopy, director of the city’s health department, told business leaders on Friday morning that the free lunch program with LBUSD will continue and include drop sites around the city for meals. District spokesman Chris Eftychiou previously said the district would try to keep kids learning at home through assignment packets or online tools. Officials plan on reopening them April 20 after the district’s regularly scheduled spring break. Con buenas noticias esta semana sobre posibles vacunas, estoy seguro de que se sintió como yo: hay una luz al final de este túnel. Health and Human Services are working on setting it up to be in place by the middle of next week. Please submit your email to subscribe and stay current with our latest announcements and highlights. LBUSD will close all of its campuses, which serve more than 72,000 students, starting Monday. *************** El proceso de rastreo de contactos es muy completo y requiere mucho tiempo, por lo que, a menudo, los avisos tardíos desafortunadamente desencadenarán un cierre por un día. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach. I just wanted to keep you up-to-date. LBUSD to close schools for more than a month. The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education is deeply committed to the health and safety of students, families and staff. Officials recommend families avoid leaving children with elderly people who are more vulnerable to the impact of the virus. Superintendents are notified by Nassau BOCES of all school closings each morning, and there have been between six and eight steadily each day. Mientras tanto, continuamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener a nuestros estudiantes en la escuela tanto como sea posible de manera segura. Release Date: 2020-05-08. Esperamos que Lindell vuelva a abrir el jueves. Through collaborations and partnerships, Long Beach Public School graduates will be compassionate, life-long learners capable of achieving their personal goals as self-sufficient, responsible and contributing citizens of a diverse global community. Con la excepción de Lindell, hemos notificado a casi todos los estudiantes y el personal afectados que pueden necesitar una cuarentena. “Students should stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible to keep caregivers and adult family members safe,” the district said. An Update on Long Beach Schools. “We do not have any presumptive or confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in our schools, but we are taking this step to help protect public health.”. For families where the parents can’t afford to stay home from work or are not able to work from home, school closures would put them in a tough position. In this file photo from March 19, 2020, a mother walks her children to get their school lunch at Stevenson Elementary School in Long Beach. Nov 25 12:27 pm Sé que estos tiempos son difíciles, pero también sé que al trabajar juntos como una comunidad de Long Beach, ¡podemos superar estos meses difíciles y esperar la primavera! CSULB Center to Tackle Achievement Gaps - … “I’m really concerned that parents are going to be forced to leave really young children at home because their employer doesn’t have paid sick leave or childcare available.”. We have had several  reports of positive COVID cases this week: at West, Lido, the High School, and Lindell. The district said students should stay home and try to minimize social contact. We expect Lindell to open again on Thursday. Long Beach School District provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment . With good news this week about potential vaccines, I am sure that you felt as I did---there is a light at the end of this tunnel. The Los Angeles County Office of Education has also directed all schools in the county to close, effective Monday, March 16, amid ongoing concerns over the new coronavirus, according to multiple school districts. “We are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community, and new information is surfacing rapidly,” the district said in its announcement. I know these times are hard, but I also know that by working together as a Long Beach community, we can get through these difficult months and look forward to spring! “School is still one of the safest places for children to be, and we realize that closing school could present significant … Superintendente de escuelas With the exception of Lindell, we have notified nearly all of the affected students and staff who may need to quarantine. Hemos tenido varios informes de casos positivos de COVID esta semana: en West, Lido, High School y Lindell. He also noted the impact it could have on the huge working class and large foster youth populations in the city. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. If online classwork is required, it’s likely some students would not be able to complete it. Maybe the spring will bring a return to more normal times. “We will be sharing more detailed information as soon as possible about how families can support student learning during school closures,” the LBUSD said. Long Beach Unified is shutting down its schools for the next five weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, district officials announce Friday. We are considering what, if any, childcare options we can extend to families during this unplanned closure.”. The school district continues to consider evolving guidance from state and local health and education agencies regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lindell, therefore, will shift to remote learning tomorrow. Como siempre, agradecemos su cooperación para seguir las reglas de la máscara y el distanciamiento social, informarnos los casos positivos lo antes posible y mantener a sus hijos en casa si están enfermos o si alguien más en su hogar ha dado positivo. Dr. Jennifer Gallagher This is the same scenario that is being replayed in schools across the County. Buenas noches, padres. Jennifer Gallagher El caso Lindell de hoy llegó muy tarde en la tarde, y mañana necesitamos tiempo para que el Departamento de Salud realice el rastreo de contactos. Long Beach Unified is shutting down its schools for the next five weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, district officials announce Friday. Copyright © 2020 Long Beach Public Schools, District Policy Committee Meeting Notices, Thanksgiving Message From the Superintendent, Message From the Superintendent Nov. 17, 2020, LB Schools and community groups unite in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedication. Officials plan on reopening them April 20 after the district’s regularly scheduled spring break. As always, we appreciate your cooperation in following mask and social distancing rules, in reporting positive cases to us as soon as possible, and in keeping your children home if they are ill or if someone else in your home has tested positive. The process of contact tracing is very thorough and time-consuming, so often late notices will unfortunately trigger a closing for a day. Districtwide Virtual Graduation Set for June 11 - May 18, 2020. 3 High Schools Make National Top 300 List - May 14, 2020. The decision came hours after the school districts in Los Angeles and San Diego—the two largest in the state—announced they were closing their campuses.