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After School Recreational Enrichment Program

Registration is open for the After School Recreational Enrichment Program offered by the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA and the City at Hesse Park!

Register your child today at bit.ly/sppyenrichment

The after school program is for grades K-5 and will take place from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at Hesse Park through June 11.

This program is 100% outdoors and features activities covering science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), individual conditioning physical exercise, enrichment, and much more, all designed to maintain physical distancing and follow Los Angeles County Department of Public Health protocols. Fees are $100 per week, per child.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157, adarequests@rpvca.gov, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.

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Having trouble with your internet connection?

The City has received inquiries from residents who are experiencing problems with their internet connection and are concerned about staying connected for distance learning. Any Cox Communications customers who are having trouble with their internet connection are advised to contact Government & Regulatory Affairs Director Kristen Camuglia directly at Kristen.Camuglia@cox.com. Please provide your address. Customers can also report problems to Customer Support at 1-800-234-3993. The following are links to Cox Communication's troubleshooting FAQs and videos, a Wifi Optimization Guide including a helpful Infographic and Internet Experience Customer Resources.

K-12 Schools

Schools

L.A. County Meets Threshold to Reopen Grades 7-12

On March 15, L.A. County met the state’s threshold to reopen in-person instruction for grades 7-12 in full compliance with state and county directives. The county met the threshold to permit in-person instruction for grades TK-6 in February. Many of the directives are not new and very familiar to schools that re-opened under the waiver program or for services for high-need students. 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School DistrictPVPUSD

On April 5, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss provided an update on changes that will begin the process of bringing more students safely back on campus. Read the update at pvpusd.net. The district is also seeking feedback on interest in two potential programs: a Jump Start Program for grades K-12 to help mitigate learning loss students may have experienced during the pandemic; and a remote learning Independent Study program for grades TK-12. Give your feedback by filling out an interest form.

PVPUSD has compiled information on its school reopening plans that is available online, including:

  1. A webpage with centralized information on reopening plans, updates and other helpful information for district families. Learn more at pvpusd.net.
  2. A Guidebook for Reopening Schools for students, parents, staff and the community, which outlines plans for distance learning, hybrid distance learning/in-person instruction, safety protocols and more.
  3. A dedicated webpage of Return to School Frequently Asked Questions about the distance learning model, the hybrid distance learning/in-person instruction model, and more.
  4. Notes from meetings of five Return to School Committees made up of elementary, intermediate and high school parents, school staff, medical professionals and special education personnel.
  5. Video of the July 1, July 27 and August 18, 2020 town hall meetings on school reopening plans
  6. Video of the August 24, 2020 Distance Learning Parent Meeting for Grade 6-8
  7. Video of the Fall Parent Education Series in partnership with South Bay Families Connected:
    1. Managing the Emotions of Distance Learning - Parenting in 2020
    2. Teens, Stress and Anxiety: How Parents Can Help
    3. Building Resilience & Paving a Path for Success: Tips for Elementary Parents

For the latest information, follow PVPUSD on Twitter, visit the district website at pvpusd.net and watch virtual Board of Education meetings every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. online or on PVPtv Cox 35/FiOS 39.

PVPUSD COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to provide accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on PVPUSD campuses while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for students and staff, PVPUSD has created a COVID-19 Dashboard for confirmed positive cases among district students and staff. The data shared on the dashboard will be updated regularly as COVID-19 positive cases are confirmed at campuses for in-person instruction only. The data for a positive case will be removed from the dashboard when the individual is cleared to return to campus.

To access the dashboard, please visit www.pvpusd.net/dashboard/

Free Breakfast and Lunch Curbside Pickup

Any adolescent 18 years of age and under may pick up a FREE breakfast and lunch! This program will run through the end of the school year in June 2021.

PVPUSD Food Services offers curbside meal service at all elementary sites. Families can pick up a free breakfast and lunch daily for hybrid students in the pickup/dropoff line between 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Mondays and 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. All meals are packaged cold for reheating and consumption off-campus. Curbside meal service at the five secondary sites is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These sites are open to all secondary hybrid students and all grade level Distance Learning Academy (DLA) students.
 
Please note that the elementary sites will ONLY serve hybrid students receiving in-person instruction at that elementary school site. Preschool or secondary siblings and Distance Learning Academy (DLA) students must pick up their meals from one of the intermediate or high schools.
 
For more information, visit pvpusdschoolnutrition.net

South Bay Families Connected

South Bay Families Connected is a not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the social and emotional wellness of area youth by supporting parents in their efforts to help their kids reach their full potential and live healthy, fulfilled lives. For online youth wellness resources, including resources to support youths during distance learning, please visit southbayfamiliesconnected.org/pvpusd.

Los Angeles Unified School District

LAUSD

Los Angeles Unified School District schools remain closed with distance learning instruction in place, but preschools and elementary schools will reopen by mid-April, along with services for students with learning differences and disabilities. Secondary schools are slated to reopen by the end of April. LAUSD has released a Return to Campus Family Guide (PDF), which includes information on health and safety preparations at schools, COVID-19 testing for students and staff, COVID safety protocols and detailed instructional schedules. Every school will have meetings to review these plans as well as community town halls will be held to answer questions. Once families have a full understanding of the choices, they will be asked to complete a survey to inform the district whether their child will return to the classroom or complete the semester online. Schools will use the information to finalize staffing plans to make sure every student gets the best possible education.

For more information, visit lausd.net.

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Institutes of Higher Education Permitted to Reopen

On March 15, L.A. County met the state’s threshold allowing institutes of higher education to reopen all permitted activities with required safety modifications except for residential housing, which remains under current restrictions for the spring semester. 

MCU

Marymount California University

Marymount California University is closed and instruction will continue online through the spring 2021 semester. MCU plans to welcome students back to campus this fall for some in-person classes, along with a return to many normal operations.

MCU will also resume its athletic program and open its residential townhouse-style Villas, as well as offer in-person events and extracurricular activities—as allowed within recommended state and public health guidelines. The fall semester is scheduled to begin on Aug. 23, with various courses and labs to be offered in a face-to-face environment, in addition to hybrid and online options available as well.

Health and safety protocols will remain in place, but MCU’s course offerings and residential experience will more closely reflect its traditional on-campus environment. Students can expect classrooms at no more than 50 percent capacity with time scheduled for cleaning in between classes.

Read more at marymountcalifornia.edu. 

El Camino College

El Camino College

Due to scheduling challenges faced by students, El Camino College announced that the majority of courses will continue to be offered online in fall 2021. The fall class schedule provides about 20% of classes to be on campus with the remainder being offered in remote, online and hybrid formats to provide a safe learning environment for students. El Camino continues to follow the guidelines set by the L.A. County Department of Public Health to ensure a safe and positive transition back to campus life.

 For more information, visit elcamino.edu or laccd.edu