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COVID UPDATE

GALA is an LAUSD school and following all directives by the superintendent. We are currently in distance learning with no on-campus instruction. LAUSD is monitoring COVID-19 and assessing information and directives from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, the State of California Governor, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and other public officials and agencies.  Priority #1 is the health and safety of our students, parents, employees and campus visitors. 

LAUSD LATEST NEWS: For the latest news, please the LAUSD page HERE.

 
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Senate Bill AB98

Senate Bill 98 (“SB 98”), the education trailer bill to the 2020 Budget Act, was signed into law by Governor Newsom on June 29, 2020.  This regulates distance learning.

 

  • Distance learning must include daily live interaction with certificated employees and peers for purposes of instruction, progress monitoing, and maintaining school connectedness. Daily participation is defined to include: (1) evidence of participation in online activities (including completing assignments and assessments) or (2) contact with the pupil or parent/guardian.  

  • The bill also states: “A pupil who does not participate daily in either in-person instruction . . . or distance learning. . . shall be deemed absent.”


To read more, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

 
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virtual learning

DAILY SCHEDULE

For the Distance Learning schedule, click HERE.

ZOOM ASSISTANCE

All Zoom links can be found on Schoology and were given out by each teacher. If you are having an issue getting into a class, contact your individual teacher. 


CHROMEBOOKS:
If you are experiencing difficulty with your Chromebook, contact Mr. Landa: jal2941@lausd.net

HOTSPOTS:

For hot spot information, call the office at (323) 900-4532.

 
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zoom norms

  • STUDENTS MUST BE SITTING UP: Preferably at a table, desk, sofa with coffee table. Students can not lay down. 

  • PICK A QUIET AREA: This is conducive to learning and participating.

  • UNIFORM: Students must be in a regulation GALA polo. They do not have to wear uniform bottoms. No headwear (except religious), no hats, no wearing hoods.   

  • NO EATING: There are breaks and lunches scheduled, please eat at that time. Drinking water is allowed. No chewing gum.

  • NO OTHER STIMULI: While on a class call, students should not be playing with dogs or cats, watching TV, or on additional devices such as phones, tablets, or other computer devices. 

  • VISIBILITY: Students must be visible and video turned on for all calls. Any alternate considerations must be made prior to the call, off-line with the teacher.

 
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 expectations

  • 6TH GRADE - 5TH PERIOD WHEEL: All will work on schedules and time management.

  • PREPARATION: Students should attend all calls prepared with all assignments due complete.  

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Students will be PERSONALLY accountable for all work due. 

  • POSTING ON SCHOOLOGY: Be mindful when posting. Comments can be seen by parents, staff, and Dr. Hicks.  Personal questions or comments should be sent to the teacher via email.

  • BE PROFESSIONAL: When corresponding with teachers or staff, be mindful of how you address them, as well as, the content of your email. Read your email outloud before you hit “send.”

  • USE YOUR PLANNERS: Write your assignments down to stay organized… every day.

  • REACH OUT TO TEACHERS IN A TIMELY MANNER: You must reach out about any questions, curriculum, or tech issues as soon as your are experiencing challenges.

  • TIME MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIZING WORK: These 2 skills are the ones students need to master in order to be successful with distance learning.

 
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campus visit

All GALA tours are virtual. We are not doing any private or in-person tours of the campus. Visit HERE to book a virtual tour.

Any visitors to the campus should have an appointment and masks and social distancing are required.

 

lAUSD HELP

LAUSD HELP DESK

For families: (213) 443-1300
For employees: (213) 241-2700

 

GRAB AND GO MEALS

Meals are available to families. Click HERE.

LAUSD Student & family wellness:
(213) 241-3840
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.

 
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GALA HELP

COUNSELORS

The GALA Counselors are available to help you navigate the stress of distance learning. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Ms. Gross: rebecca.gross@lausd.net

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Ms. Hallinan: tara.hallinan@lausd.net

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

Ms. Hervey: tiffany.hervey@lausd.net

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Ms. Sakamoto: audrey.sakamoto@lausd.net

 
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OTHER RESOURCES

TeenMentalHealth.Org

TeenTherapyCenter.Com

"Finding Local Mental Health Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis" - American Psychological Association

 

Eating Disorder Helpline

1-800-931-2237

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-8255 

 

National Parent Helpline 

1-855-427-2736

 

Our House Grief Support Center
1-888-417-1444

 

The Trevor Project - LGBTQ Youth  

1-866-488-7386

 
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