Dear TEACH Families and Community,
First and foremost, on behalf of the TEACH Public Schools Family, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We hope everyone is safe, healthy, and excited for the second semester.
As we approach the start of the second semester, TEACH Public Schools is actively monitoring the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. In addition, TEACH continues to look to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, CA Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updated guidance on maintaining our students and adults as safe as possible.
With that in mind, TEACH Public Schools has decided to extend our Winter Break one (1) additional week, and all our students will return to school on Monday, January 10th, 2022.
Why the postponement?
To give our families time to take the necessary steps to get past any COVID exposures the holidays may have brought about and time to get tested and ensure a safe return.
What is TEACH doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
TEACH Public Schools will require universal masking; temperature checks at school entries; comprehensive sanitizing efforts, frequent hand washing; upgraded air filtration systems; social distancing when possible; ongoing COVID-19 testing and community engagement; and collaboration with our health partners to support free COVID-19 vaccinations.
Need Free COVID-19 Testing?
TEACH partners with Nobility Health for free on-demand COVID-19 testing. Their address is 1709 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047 (on the intersection of Manchester and Harvard), and they are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. This week, TEACH will also be setting up additional testing opportunities at TEACH Academy of Technologies and TEACH Tech Charter High School. We will share the details as they become available. You can also go to https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ to search for the nearest testing center close to your home.
TEACH Public School's priority is always the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and parents, especially during these uncertain times. We are right there with you navigating through these times. As more information becomes available, we will share it with you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your School Principal for more information.
Thank you for your attention and support!
Dr. Raul Carranza
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director