To keep students, teachers and families safe, the Los Angeles Unified School District and other learning institutions across the Los Angeles region have temporarily closed schools and suspended classes in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of students have had to transition to remote learning environments, and teachers, parents and guardians have had to find creative ways to continue to keep students focused and engaged.
Below are some helpful resources to help families with school-aged children during this difficult time. Click on any bar to expand and read the full text of the section. Click again to collapse.
More than 734,000 students of the nation’s second largest public school district, LAUSD, have been home since March 16. Since then, LAUSD has partnered with several leading organizations to continue providing students and families with healthy meals, educational resources, and health and human services.
Click here to access LAUSD’s Resources for Families During School Closures page.
While all 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library are closed until further notice, there are several ways to access library resources and materials online. Librarians are also available to provide assistance through the web-based service, Ask a Librarian. Additionally, no late fines will be assessed for overdue items and materials that have been borrowed can be returned when libraries reopen.
Click here to access The Library at Home.
When you’re stuck at home, continue your science learning at the California Science Center. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.
The Natural History Museum has introduced Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Connects. Think social distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths, and connecting with nature and community science right outside your own door. The museums want to know: What Blows Your Mind? Connect with inspiring educators, scientists and each other for virtual adventures. Access rich school curriculum and activities to do with your family at home. Participate in exciting crowd-sourced science and social media campaigns.
Khan Academy Free Online Courses are completely free learning tools for every student.