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

January 18, 2021
 
Greetings Loyola Family, 
    Just a reminder Monday January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King Day and our school will be closed. 
 
I hope you are all taking great care of yourselves and are doing well. If you are in need of support, please reach out to us and we will direct you to the proper person for support. 
 
I look forward to seeing all my Leaders and Scholars on my Monday Zoom meeting on next week Monday January 25th. 
 
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January 11, 2021
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Families, this is Dr. Smith with your Weekly Updates.
I hope this winter break has been a time for you to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate all the things you are grateful for.  As we start this semester, I want to remind you that Monday January 11th is a Pupil Free Day. Our teachers will be engaging in a day of Professional Development and planning. Classes will begin Tuesday January 12th at 9 a.m.  and will continue in an online format. In addition, because of this change in the calendar, the last day of instruction for the school year will be Friday, June 11.
 
Starting this Thursday I will be reading to the students weekly. I will send a message thru Schoology with the link your students can use to listen to my pre-recorded stories.  
 
Our Offices will still be closed however, you are still able reach us by phone or by email. 
 
See you on Tuesday January 12th at 9am.
 
 
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December 18, 2020
 
Greetings Loyola Families,
 
This is Dr. Smith with an important message for parents and guardians. We are now preparing for instruction to resume after Winter Break. In order to provide our teachers with more time for planning, Monday, January 11, will be a pupil-free day. Classes will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, and will continue in an online format. In addition, because of this change in the calendar, the last day of instruction for the school year will be Friday, June 11.
 
Additional information will be posted on our schools website. www.loyolavillageartsmagnet.org
 
 
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December 13, 2020
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Families, this is Dr. Smith with your Weekly Updates.

As we prepare for our Winter Vacation, I want to reiterate the message  I have shared with the Students during our Monday Morning Assembly.  I reminded them of the importance of having a Spirit of Gratitude. 

This year has been a lot for many of us. Many of us have experienced challenges that have greatly impacted our lives. During this upcoming break take a moment to pause, and take inventory, and focus on  what you DO HAVE.  

I know a lot has been taken, but pause and look around at what /who is there and present.  Let’s walk into this season with a Spirit of Gratitude, and thanking all those around us that have helped us up during low times, our Children who continue to smile and bring us joy.  Our personal peace of mind, remember you control who you allow to take away your peace. Reflect on that joy on the inside. If you don’t have joy now, I recommend, thinking on experiences, times or people who bring you joy and rest in that space until you return back to your personal state of joy.  Finally reflect on Love. The Love of Family, The Love of Friends, The Love of your Loyola Village Family.  

End 2020 with a Spirit of Gratitude and continue to Walk into 2021 with Love,Joy and Peace surrounding you. 
 
This will be my last Sunday Connect Ed message in 2020.  Our last day of school is Friday December 18th. We will return back to school on Monday January 11th. 

I hope your Holidays are filled with Gratitude and you continue to  bring Love, Joy and Peace with you into 2021.  

Thank you my  Lo.V.E. Family  and Happy Holidays!
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Monday December 07, 2020

Greetings  Loyola Village Families, this is Dr. Smith with an important update.

I want to reiterate the message Superintendent Beutner shared this morning Monday December 07th at 8am. Because of the dangerously high level of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, it is no longer safe and appropriate to have any students on campus. We are asking those who are currently working at schools to work from home if at all possible for the rest of the semester.

We will still distribute your textbooks and the Book give aways from our Superintendent on Tuesday December 08th  from 8am - 3pm and Wednesday  December 09th from 8am - 3pm. Check with your classroom teacher first  to see if your classroom teacher has textbooks or items you need prior to 2nd Semester. 
 
Effective December 10, there are no student programs on campus such as childcare, in-person tutoring, assessments and any in-person services for Special Education if applicable. Our staff will work to transition in-person services such as tutoring and assessment to virtual online services if applicable.  
 
If you need technology support, please contact the main office at 310-670-0480. Although the office will be closed, we will still be answering calls during the school day.
 
The Grab & Go Food Centers and COVID-19 testing sites will remain open.
 
These changes at schools will remain in effect until the next school semester begins on January 11. We’ll continue to evaluate the situation and provide updated information along the way.
Thank you for your continued support. 
 
 
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December 06,  2020
 
Greetings Lo.V.E. Families, this is Dr. Smith with your Weekly Updates.
 
Thank you to all families who attended the Town Hall Webinar. If you were unable to attend, please review the recording which is on our Website www.loyolavillageartsmagnet.org under “Latest News” .
 
In Preparation for our opening, please submit the following form by December 06th. “Return to Campus – Program Selection Form”. This form will indicate to us your return to school preference  once the County and State allow schools to reopen safely. If you do not submit the form, your child(ren) will be enrolled in the Hybrid program, which is one of the programs we are offering as a school. The form is due by December 06th.  I have attached to this email a copy of the two models you can choose from.
 
 https://reopening.lausd.net/familyselection  
 
As we prepare to celebrate the Winter Holidays, we would love for you and your family to share how you celebrate the holidays. For our Schoolwide Holiday celebration we will be putting together a video of your 1 minute recordings sharing how you and your family celebrate the holiday. Please use the following link to record your video
 
https://www.tribute.co/virtual-holiday-show/
 
SUBMIT VIDEO BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
 
Thank you to all the families who have taken the Baseline COVID-19 test. As we continue to prepare for the opening of school for in-person instruction, an initial test will provide the District the valuable information it needs about the incidence of COVID -19 in the communities we serve.  Immediately prior to the reopening of schools, all students and staff who will be returning to schools, will be provided with a further, back-to-school baseline test.
 
Please schedule an appointment for your child at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt.
 
You will need your child’s student ID number to schedule an appointment.  You may obtain your child’s student ID number by accessing the Parent Portal at https://parentportalapp.lausd.net/parentaccess/ or by calling our LAUSD hotline at 213-443-1300.  
 
Next, It’s time for our Annual School Experience Survey for Parents.
 
STEP 1: GO TO THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY PAGE: http://achieve.lausd.net/schoolexperiencesurvey
STEP 2: CLICK ON ONE OF THE PARENT SURVEY LANGUAGE OPTION BUTTONS:
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR CHILD’S “SCHOOL TYPE.”  Elementary
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL.  Loyola Village Fine & Performing Arts Elementary
STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR CHILD’S CURRENT GRADE LEVEL AND THEN CLICK ON THE BLUE “NEXT” BUTTON.
STEP 6: BEGIN TAKING THE SURVEY.
 
NOTE: This survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete.
 
Three final reminders for this week.
1.    Please use the following link to submit your Device Check Out form. https://myapps.lausd.net/devicecheckout/en-US/AccountAD/Login   Access code: LAUSD2020
 
2.     STAR Inc. has a wonderful afterschool program that is free online everyday at 2:15pm. Please view the flyer either on our website or from the email received and register.  Or Call Coach Tony at (310) 678-5052
 
3.     Parent Portal Powerpoint Step by Step 
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PZ12dBj2atF4j_dPwJTPMm6NMG8_befZ/view?usp=sharing
 
Those are our major announcements for the week. If you are in need of any supplies ie: paper, pencil, construction paper, etc. please come by and we will provide you with additional materials you may need. We also have keyboards available to attach to your ipads.
 
Online instruction with your classroom teacher begins daily at 9am. We encourage your child to be logged in on time and ready for this exciting start to the school year.