TEA WITH TERRY TO FOCUS ON LAUSD’S PLAN FOR REOPENING KENTER CANYON SCHOOL – DECEMBER 3RD, 2020
Kenter Canyon families are invited to join Principal Terry Moren on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for "Tea with Terry".   The focus of the meeting will be REOPENING OF KENTER CANYON SCHOOL.   Participants at this Town Hall style presentation will learn more about LA Unified's plans to reopen our school once it's safe ; learn about preparations in place at Kenter Canyon regarding reopening; get information to help complete Family's Selection Form; and get support with additional questions and concerns.  For flyer, click HERE.   The zoom invitation is as follows:
Meeting ID: 815 1197 6106         Passcode: Kenter
REOPENING OF SCHOOL RESOURCES
The following links provide resources to families as reopening preparations are being made.  The Family Selection Form (Due December 6) enables families to select the program they wish for their child when reopening occurs; it is due December 6, 2020.
VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR
To learn more about Kenter Canyon School, please take our virtual campus tour.  Click HERE.
November Citizens of the Month
The character education focus for November at Kenter Canyon School was "participation/engagement".  Students were best demonstrated these traits were recognized as Citizens of the Month.  The December character education focus will be "patience."  Click HERE to see the list of November citizens.
Covid-19 Testing for All Students

Los Angeles Unified School District is offering free COVID-19 tests to all students. Click HERE for flyer. The virus testing program is now underway and it’s time for our school to be tested. We are asking parents to make an appointment for an initial test now to help us prepare for the opening of school for in-person instruction.  Although the date when schools will re-open for in-person instruction is not yet known, taking an initial test now will provide valuable information about the incidence of COVID-19 in the communities we serve.  This information will help the scientists, researchers and epidemiologists who are assisting with the program. The baseline testing will help reduce the spread of the disease by identifying those with the virus so they can be kept apart from others. Immediately prior to 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.  Once you’ve made the appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with details.  Please be prepared to show the email on your phone or print out the confirmation and bring it with you to the appointment.

Testing is available during Thanksgiving Vacation. For dates, times and locations, click HERE.

For LAUSD Covid-19 and Reopening FAQ, visit this link: https://achieve.lausd.net/covidfaq

PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY
​The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide schools with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. The School Experience Survey administration window is from October 26 through January 11, 2021. To protect the health and safety of everyone in the LAUSD school community, all parents are highly encouraged to complete the survey ONLINE if possible. Parents can access the survey by clicking HERE.  At this link, click on PARENT SURVEY and select our school in the drop down menu to begin the survey. For more information, click on these links: PURPOSE, HOW TO ACCESS and additional INFORMATION. Paper copies will be available for completing in our school's office should a parent not have access to an electronic device to submit their School Experience Survey. Contact Dr. Terry Moren, Principal, at Principal@kentercanyon.org for more information or the LAUSD School Experience Survey Office at (213) 241-5600.
NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Remember to move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning as Daylight Saving Time ends.  Click HERE to see other November activities at Kenter Canyon School.
REOPENING OF WEST LA SCHOOLS TOWN HALL MEETING
Parents of students in the West Los Angeles Community of Schools are encouraged to join stakeholders from area schools to learn what plans are being made to reopen schools.   Click HERE to access registration information on the flyer.
PROTOCOLS FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS
Letter of recommendations to attend other schools is an optional decision of Kenter Canyon teachers and administration. If you do plan to request any letter of recommendations, please know that you are expected to adhere to the protocols attached HERE.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
The Holiday Gift Giving Program is a coordinated holiday gift giving opportunity for Kenter families to show our appreciation to all of the people who touch our children’s lives at Kenter. Participation in this program is completely optional. This year all gifts will be collected online through DonorView now - December 7. Click here to donate today! Attached is our Holiday Giving letter and a staff form (for your reference only, Forms will not be collected.)
Need Remote Learning Tech Support
Kenter Canyon's invaluable partnership with PlanetBravo is available to assist parents should you need technology support.  To contact a representative at PlanetBravo, please go to:    www.planetbravo.com/assist
Complete and submit a Tech Request for support.   Kenter Canyon extends much gratitude to PlanetBravo for reaching out to Kenter Canyon parents during remote learning to provide tech support.
KENTER CANYON OFFICE IS OPEN
The administration and clerical offices are open weekdays from 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Please know that the campus remains closed to all persons.  Principal authorization is required for all employees and visitors.  Face covering and social distancing are also mandated. Call 310.472.5918 if you need to schedule an appointment to pick up materials from the  2019-20 school year, your yearbook, return school-owned property or have questions regarding 2020-21 registration. For information call the school or email principal@kentercanyon.org
LOTTERY APPLICATIONS FOR KENTER CANYON 2021-2022 ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH THE UNIFIED ENROLLMENT CHOICES PROGRAM

LAUSD is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year for Affiliated Charter Schools.  For families who live outside of the Kenter Canyon boundaries but are  interested in attending Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter School, the online applications are due November 13, 2020.   For more information, visit https://apply.lausd.net/#gsc.tab=0    For non-residents of Kenter Canyon ECS, the Unified Enrollment Choices Program is the only method for applying to our school.  Lottery participant names will be provided to schools by the LAUSD Unified Enrollment Division in advance of their lottery drawing.   The lottery public random drawing for Kenter Canyon ECS will be held on Friday, February 22, 2021.

Please inform your friends, family members and any other persons who may be interested in attending Kenter Canyon but do not live within its Board of Education designated boundaries.  As an affiliated charter, this is the only method for getting into Kenter Canyon School unless the family lives within its boundaries.   Application process:  OPEN NOW     Closes:  November 13, 2020

State Accountabilities
LAUSD Family and Student Handbook for 2020-2021
The LAUSD Family and Student Handbook is provided HERE to support our families with starting the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning.  This handbook is meant to be a guide to help parents and students with information leading up to and through the first weeks of school.
GOVERNANCE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED
Kenter Canyon Governance Council faculty and parent representatives were elected September 24, 2020.  Click HERE to see the Council representatives' roster.  All GC meetings are open to the public.  The first meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
NEW! PSG Instagram page
Please follow PSG's new Instagram page which is kentercanyon_psg. We will be sharing all things PSG. It's a good way to stay connected. PSG is our parent run support group that focuses on raising money for all of the things that enhance our kids's education. This year, more than ever we need your support and help, both in monetary support and volunteers. You can learn more about us under Parents/PSG/Get Involved. Follow us now!
PARENT PORTAL / SCHOOLOGY INFORMATION
Parent Portal is the LAUSD access to the Schoology platform.   Schoology is the platform in which parents will receive attendance records, daily assignments, announcements, handouts, recordings, progress feedback and is the system where you can retrieve your child's Report Cards.   For parents to access the LAUSD Parent Portal, you will need your child's PIN and ID #; these are required and should be treated with utmost confidentiality and security.  To receive these passcodes, please call the school at 310.472.5918 or email registration@kentercanyon.org   Parent Portal Resources can be downloaded HERE.
COVID-19 AND SCHOOLS
Health and safety of our students and staff is a priority at Kenter Canyon School.  Persons on campus are required to  “correctly” wear facial coverings/masks and exercise social distancing.  Sanitizer, wet-wipes, gloves and masks are available at the entrance gate for any authorized persons on campus to use.  CDC Guidelines and safety mandates are posted.  Click HERE and HERE for Covid-19 resources.
LAUSD 2020-2021 BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
The LAUSD Division of Instruction has released the 2020-2021  LAUSD “Back to School Plan”.  Click HERE to learn the 2020-2021 Start Smart Plan, Preparing for a Return to Campus, Communication and Engagement, and Resources.
Welcome to Kenter Canyon!
A message from Dr. Terry L. Moren, Principal

Kenter Canyon School is delighted to have you join our community and become an integral part of your child’s education.  Kenter Canyon offers a unique experience to its students because of the collaboration  between its dedicated staff and the incredible involvement of its parents.  The parent is the child’s first teacher and plays an integral part of their child’s learning process.  I believe we must work together to ensure a safe and positive learning environment that teaches children how to be safe, respectful, and responsible citizens, as well as thinkers, discoverers, and inquirers. Together, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children at Kenter.  I hope that you will become involved in your child’s classroom as well as the parent involvement opportunities afforded through our Parent Support Group (PSG), Governance Council, School Site Council, and school activities.  We need volunteers to help with classroom activities, school-wide functions, traffic safety, special projects, enrichment activities, field trip supervision and committee work.  Look for periodical announcements inviting you to TwT “Tea with Terry” socials----“TwT is an opportunity to join me for an informal chat about Kenter Canyon.  Together, we will make a positive difference in the lives of children. We need parents to help us be involved in solutions, not just reporting problems.  Together, we can make ordinary things extraordinary. (more…)
 

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