Loyola Village Elementary Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School
8821 Villanova Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: (310) 670-0480 | Fax: (310) 216-9529

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Principal's Message

05/10/21
 
Greetings Loyola Families,
 
This is Dr. Smith with your weekly updates.
 
Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers, Aunts, God-Mothers and Mother Figures within our Loyola Family! We hope you all enjoyed this day, where we honor you!
 
Thank you to all the families who participated and contributed last week to our Week of Appreciation for our Teachers! Our teachers were showered with gifts, cards, flowers, thank you calls, sweet treats and much more. We thank you for honoring the teachers who serve your children!
 
This week we will be honoring our very own Mr. Dave Stewart, our 3rd grade teacher. He won Teacher of the Year at the LAX Chamber of Commerce. We will be honoring him at an event this week. If you see Mr. Stewart on Zoom or in-person please also congratulate him. 
 
Parents we need your assistance. We are currently enrolling for the upcoming school year. Please share with your friends and families how special of a school we are here at Loyola Village. We are currently enrolling TK-5th grade. Please have your friends and family contact our Main Office for details or to pick up an application if eligible.
 
Just a reminder every Tuesday a COVID mobile unit will be coming to administer the COVID test all the students here at Loyola Village. If you are planning to return and you haven't had a Base-line COVID test please bring your child to the school on Tuesday between 8-10am to be COVID tested. 
 
Looking ahead!
 
Our Kindergarten graduation and 5th grade graduations will be held the week of June 07th . Please check the website and/or with your Kindergarten or 5th grade teacher for details.
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 
That’s all for now.  Have a Fabulous Week!
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May 02, 2021
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Family,
 
This is Dr. Smith with your weekly updates.

This week we are celebrating our Teachers. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Let’s make sure we show our teachers how much we appreciate them.

Here are the week-long events that you can do to show Loyola love for your teacher.
Monday – Shower your teacher with your words: Write a Thank You note, create a poem, send a video or message to your teacher.
Tuesday – Wear your teachers’ favorite color ( Make sure you ask what their favorite color is) or Wear Loyola Blue
Wednesday – Serenade your classroom teacher with your favorite song.
Thursday – Share through email or Schoology your favorite memory from this school year.
Friday – Send your teacher a sweet treat
 
WE want to show our teachers we appreciate all they do to help prepare us to be College and Career Ready.
 
Next I want to welcome the students who will be joining us this week on campus. Just a reminder if you are new to returning you must have a COVID Base line Negative test to return to school. To register for a COVID Test please log into Dailypass.lausd.net you will need to know your scholars student ID number. Please contact the main office if you don’t have that information.
 
Thank you to everyone who submitted their Yearbook picture. We are in the process of completing our Yearbook
Finally, Please note our daily start times of 8:00am – Kindergarten and 1st grade, 8:15am – 2nd & 3rd grade and 8:30 a.m. 4th &5th grade. These start times will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.
 
Also be reminded there is only one bus returning to home at 11:30am. If you choose to have your child stay for the After school program you will be responsible for picking your child up from our school Loyola Village. Contact Coach Tony from STAR Inc. for the After-school program details.

If you are choosing to remain with our Virtual/Online Program the following schedule applies to your students:
 
12:00 - 3:00pm - TK/K-1st Grade Students
12:15 - 3:15pm - 2nd & 3rd Grade Students
12:30 - 3:30pm - 4th & 5th Grade Students

Finally, please know if there are needs that you may have please reach out to us and our support team (Ms. Shipley, Mrs. Ramos, Mrs. Blunt and myself) will do our best to find resources to support you.

Have a Wonderful Week Families!
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April 26, 2021
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Family,
 
This is Dr. Smith with your weekly updates.
 
Our first week of in person school went very well. If you are interested in returning back to in person school beginning the week of May 03rd please contact the Main Office and provide our Office Manager Ms. Censale or our Office Clerk Ms. Jones with your child’s name and your child’s teacher. If you do choose to return to school in person instruction you will need to take a Baseline COVID test between Monday April 26th – Wednesday April 28th. You must have a COVID Base line Negative test to return to school. To register for a COVID Test please log into Dailypass.lausd.net you will need to know your scholars student ID number. Please contact the main office if you don’t have that information.

We are completing our Yearbook and are in need of your child’s headshot picture. Please send a picture of your child to your classroom teacher. We would like a headshot of your child, waist up picture and not full body picture. Please send it to your teacher and they will send them to me. The deadline to submit your child’s picture is this Friday April 30th.  If your child is currently in person we took their picture on Friday, however if you have another picture you would like us to use please send it to their teacher by Friday April 30th. 

Please note our daily start times of 8:00am – Kindergarten and 1st grade, 8:15am – 2nd & 3rd grade and 8:30 a.m. 4th &5th grade. These  start times will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.
 
Also be reminded there is only one bus returning to home at 11:30am. If you choose to have your child stay for the After school program you will be responsible for picking your child up from our school Loyola Village. Contact Coach Tony from STAR Inc. for the Afterschool program details.
 
If you are choosing to remain with our Virtual/Online Program the following schedule applies to your students:
12:00 - 3:00pm - TK/K-1st Grade Students
12:15 - 3:15pm - 2nd & 3rd Grade Students
12:30 - 3:30pm - 4th & 5th Grade Students
 
Finally, please know if there are needs that you may have please reach out to us and our support team (Ms. Shipley, Mrs. Ramos, Mrs. Blunt and myself) will do our best to find resources to support you.
 
Have a Wonderful Week Families!
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April 18, 2021

Greetings Lo.V.E. Family,

This is Dr. Smith with your weekly updates.

Our school will be reopening this week, April 19. The opportunity to return in an in-person hybrid environment has closed at this time. In two weeks you will be able to change to a hybrid in person environment if that is your choice.

If you are coming back to this week, there are a few things you need to be reminded of: 1. Please make sure your child has been COVID tested! Any person on campus must have a negative COVID test. If you didn't get tested at an LAUSD site, you must bring a copy of the Negative test result that was done within 3 days of the test. If you need more information on this or wish to schedule an appointment for a COVID test at a school near you, please call the Family Hotline at 213-443-1300 or schedule an appointment using the Daily Pass. (Dailypass.lausd.net). Every student must be tested before coming back.
 
Next all students must have their Daily Pass. If you need assistance with Parent Portal or creating a Daily Pass, please join Dr. Smith on a Zoom Call Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 11:30am. I will host along with Parent Rep Mr. Campbell a Drop In Zoom to assist you with Parent Portal Access. Here is the link for you to access the Zoom.
 
Zoom Link: https://lausd.zoom.us/j/85627866655?pwd=b1FJQjVZUksxbGhNbk1zWjhaT2djZz09

To ensure a smooth transition, we are reopening grade by grade, with staggered start times. Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Grades 2-3 will begin at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, and Grades 4- 5 will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22.

Please note that these start times of 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.

Also be reminded there is only one bus returning to home at 11:30am. If you choose to have your child stay for the After school program you will be responsible for picking your child up from our school Loyola Village.
If you are choosing to remain with our Virtual/Online Program the following schedule applies to your students:

12:00 - 3:00pm - TK/K-1st Grade Students

12:15 - 3:15pm - 2nd & 3rd Grade Students

12:30 - 3:30pm - 4th & 5th Grade Students
 
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April 11, 2021
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Family, 
 
 This is Dr. Smith with your weekly updates. 
 
Our school will be reopening next week, April 19, and every family has a choice: an in-person return or remaining online. If you have not already done so, please make a selection by calling the school or completing the Program Selection Form at https://reopening.lausd.net/familyselection.
 
If you are coming back to our school April 19: Please make sure your child gets COVID tested this  upcoming week! Testing will be open 7 days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm, from April 25th. If you need more information on this or wish to schedule an appointment for a COVID test at a school near you, please call the Family Hotline at 213-443-1300 or schedule an appointment using the Daily Pass. (Dailypass.lausd.net). Every student must be tested before coming back.
 
If you submitted your Program Selection Form after March 25th and made a a Transportation Request, transportation was not assigned to you at this time. You will need to contact 1-800-LA-Buses and speak to the Routing Department to potentially assign you a bus. 
 
Please join me on a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday at 4pm to discuss the Return to School updates. Please check the website on the calendar section for the Zoom login. 
 
To ensure a smooth transition, we are reopening grade by grade, with staggered start times. Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Grades 2-3 will begin at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, and Grades 4- 5/6 will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22. 
 
Please note that these start times of 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.  
If you have not yet done so, please complete the Program Selection Form at reopening.lausd.net/familyselection. Letting us know whether your child will be returning to school or remaining online will help us plan for the rest of the school year. 
 
If you are choosing to remain with our Virtual/Online Program the following schedule applies to your students:
 
12:00 - 3:00pm - TK/K-1st Grade Students
 
12:15 - 3:15pm - 2nd & 3rd Grade Students
 
12:30 - 3:30pm  - 4th & 5th Grade Students 
 
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April 04, 2021 
 
Good Evening Lo.V.E. Families,  
 
I hope that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable Spring Recess. As I mentioned in last weeks message, because of our safety protocols, and declining COVID rates, I am excited to announce our school will be reopening the week of April 19th. 
 
To ensure a smooth transition, we are reopening grade by grade, with staggered start times. Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Grades 2-3 will begin at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, and Grades 4- 5/6 will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22. 
 
Please note that these start times of 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.  
If you have not yet done so, please complete the Program Selection Form at reopening.lausd.net/familyselection. Letting us know whether your child will be returning to school or remaining online will help us plan for the rest of the school year. 
 
If you are choosing to remain with our Virtual/Online Program the following schedule applies to your students:
 
12:00 - 3:00pm - TK/K-1st Grade Students
 
12:15 - 3:15pm - 2nd & 3rd Grade Students
 
12:30 - 3:30pm  - 4th & 5th Grade Students 
 
Please be reminded there is only one bus returning to home at 11:30am. If you choose to have your child stay for the After school program you will be responsible for picking your child up from our school Loyola Village. 
If your child will be returning to school, he or she must take a COVID test the week before the start of school and must have a negative result. 
 
Los Angeles Unified provides free COVID tests for students and their families at dozens of school sites around the district. 
 
Please use your Parent Portal account to log onto the Daily Pass website to schedule your child’s test. If you need any assistance at all, do not hesitate to call our offices 310-670-0480. You may check our website as well. www.loyolavillageartsmagnet.org 
 
We look forward to welcoming our  students back to a safe learning environment! 
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March 29, 2021 
 
Good Evening Lo.V.E. Families,  
 
I hope that you and your family are well and safe. Because of our safety protocols, and declining COVID rates, I am excited to announce our school will be reopening the week of April 19th. 
 
To ensure a smooth transition, we are reopening grade by grade, with staggered start times. Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Grades 2-3 will begin at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, and Grades 4- 5/6 will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22. 
 
Please note that these start times of 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. will be in effect for the remainder of the school year.  
If you have not yet done so, please complete the Program Selection Form at reopening.lausd.net/familyselection. Letting us know whether your child will be returning to school or remaining online will help us plan for the rest of the school year. 
 
Please be reminded there is only one bus returning to home at 11:30am. If you choose to have your child stay for the After school program you will be responsible for picking your child up from our school Loyola Village. 

If your child will be returning to school, he or she must take a COVID test the week before the start of school and must have a negative result. 
 
Los Angeles Unified provides free COVID tests for students and their families at dozens of school sites around the district. 
 
Please use your Parent Portal account to log onto the Daily Pass website to schedule your child’s test. If you need any assistance at all, do not hesitate to call our offices 310-670-0480. You may check our website as well. www.loyolavillageartsmagnet.org 
 
We look forward to welcoming our  students back to a safe learning environment! 
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March 21, 2021
 
Good Evening Lo.V.E. Families,
 
This is Dr. Smith with our Weekly Updates.
 
I hope you all are doing well. I would encourage you to watch on PBS or LAUSD.net our Superintendent Beutner's Monday Morning Update at 8am.
 
Next if you have not submitted your Program Selection Form we need to know how your child will participate in instruction. If you don't submit the Program Selection Form you will be defaulted into the Online Program. The deadline to submit was Friday March 19th, however the Selection Form will be available to submit on Monday.
https://reopening.lausd.net/familyselection
 
If you missed our Town Hall Meeting on Monday March 15th a recording of the Town Hall has been placed on our Website in the section Latest News on the Main Page.
 
This Monday March 22nd at 4pm I will have Town Hall Update Meeting. This meeting will share any new information received . Feel free to join me at 4pm. The zoom link is located in the Calendar section on the Website.
www.loyolavillageartsmagnet.org
 
If you have any questions, please contact me by phone or email.
 
Thank you and take care.
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What’s the Daily Pass?
It’s a web tool used to schedule COVID-19 tests and get test results. It is also where you can answer the Daily Health Check questions required to eventually get back onto campus. 
 
Go to dailypass.lausd.net. 
NOTE: Daily Pass requires that parents have a Parent Portal account linked to their child’s profile.  For Parent Portal instructions see here. 
 
For help scheduling a COVID-19 test or using the Daily Pass, please contact your school site or call the Los Angeles Unified Helpdesk at 213-443-1300. 
 
If we all take these Safe Steps to Safe Schools, together we help stop the spread of COVID-19 and get back to campus.
 
Thank you and stay safe.
 
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Weekly Updates