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Please note that all schools and programs are closed from March 14, 2020 until May 5, 2020.
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Coronavirus Updates

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Dear  NLMUSD Community,

I want to extend my deepest appreciation to each and every one of you for your continued patience and flexibility over the past few weeks. We live in unprecedented times as we face this pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Last Friday, the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo announced in a media release her recommendation to extend closure of all public schools until Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Superintendent Duardo’s action follows new public health orders issued March 19 by Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County officials instructing people to stay at home and prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people.

Therefore, the Board of Education has authorized me to extend school closure until Tuesday, May 5th. Please be advised that this date may be subject to further extension due to the nature of this disease and future developments. I will continue to communicate with you by providing updates during closure. During closure, distance learning will continue except during the spring break, April 10-17th.

Thank you again for your patience. Working together, I am confident that we will overcome this pandemic safely.

 

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update

 

Dear NLMUSD Families,

My hope is that you are in good health as you are adjusting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19. We thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate these challenging times. Rest assured that NLMUSD continues to remain true to its mission of educating every student to be future ready.

Our teachers and staff have done a stellar job of delivering instruction through distance learning. Principals have also communicated with parents on how to stay connected with school and staff during school hours.

Here are some updates: 

  • The Board of Education has extended the school closure until the end of Spring break, April 17, 2020. This closure may be subject to extension depending upon future developments.
  • We will follow State or County-level recommendations/mandates for the length of time for school closures based upon Department of Public Health assessments to flatten the curve for COVID-19 infection.
  • School sites and the District offices are closed to the public but operating internally. Our goal is to limit interaction and adhere to social distancing. We encourage you to email your questions to your school office staff and teachers.
  • Beginning Monday, March 23rd, the following school sites will continue to serve Grab-&-Go meals to students, between the hours of 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Chavez, Dolland, Foster Road, Gardenhill, Glazier, Moffitt, Morrison, New River, Sanchez, and Los Alisos Middle School. Parents of students attending other schools not mentioned above, can pick up food from any of these sites.
  • Pending approval of a waiver submitted by the State Department of Education, state testing has been suspended for this school year.
  • The College Board is canceling the SAT testing on May 2, 2020.

 

What we learn about the virus is evolving daily, and we will continue to work with federal, state and local authorities to stay informed. This is a rapidly changing situation, so please check our website at www.nlmusd.org for frequent updates. We will also communicate via email, Facebook and Twitter during the course of this closure.

Thank you for your support and patience during these trying times. We are all in this together and hopefully will get through COVID-19 pandemic safely.

Sincerely and with gratitude,

Hasmik Danielian , Ed.D.

Superintendent

 

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Update

With support from the Board of Education, we are extending our two-week school closure which would have ended on March 27th,  now to  the end of Spring  break on April 17. This closure may be subject to further extension depending upon reports and updates from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Governor’s office, California Department of Education, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Thank you all for your support, cooperation, and patience during these challenging times. We are all in this together and hopefully we will get through this safely.

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Update

As you know, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  For the past several weeks, our District has been working closely with local and state officials to monitor this concern and determine the response schools should take to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff.

 

After careful deliberation, and with approval from the Board of Education, the District will close schools beginning Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27.  During this time, we will assess whether further measures are needed and will keep you informed.  The closure includes all TK-12 schools, preschool programs, supported after-school programs, and adult and continuing education. 

 

Please note that the closure is an extra measure of protection to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We do not have any presumptive or confirmed cases of the new Coronavirus in our schools, but we are taking this step to help protect public health. 

Students should stay home and maintain social distance to keep caregivers and adult family members safe.

 

The District has been developing appropriate at-home enrichment activities and distance learning to ensure continuity of the education program. Your child’s school will provide you with further information next week.  There will also be meals for students available for pick up at each school site Tuesday through Thursday of next week.    

 

Please know that we do not make these decisions lightly, as we know they have a significant impact on our community.  We hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time.

 

Sincerely,

 

Hasmik Danielian, Ed.D.  Jude Cazares
Superintendent        President, Board of Education

                                 

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Update

As we navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is imperative that we stay informed and calm. Please be advised that our District is taking additional steps to support prevention through cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.

To date, we have NOT been informed by the Department of Public Health of any individuals (staff or students) in our District who have tested positive for COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health recommends the following:

  • Our schools continue to be open.
  • It is vital that parents keep their child home from school if he/she is sick with a fever and cough until he/she is fever-free and feeling better. According to Public Health guidelines, students should be fever-free for 72 hours without medication before returning to the school site.

As we continue to closely monitor information and developments regarding COVID-19, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is taking the additional precautions below. Out of an abundance of caution to further safeguard our students, staff, and campuses, we are temporarily suspending all of the following activities through April 19, 2020, effective immediately:

  • Open House events
  • School Assemblies
  • Theater and Choir Performances
  • Band Performances
  • All field trips, including out of state
  • Athletic events
  • Any other large gatherings as determined by each school or the District

We will continue to keep you updated via emails and the District website. Rest assured that we are regularly engaging with public entities to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our students and our school communities.

March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Update

The safety and wellness of our students, staff, and school community remain a top priority for our District. We have attached some resources in order to assist you with your questions and concerns.

Please be advised that at NLMUSD there have been NO cases of Coronavirus reported to us from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Our district will continue to work closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health should there be any confirmed cases or need for school dismissals or closures.

The Superintendent's office will continue to provide regular updates as they become available. 

Thank you all for your dedication to our students and their families. 

February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update

The Norwalk- La Mirada Unified School District considers the health and safety of our students a top priority.  Many students, faculty, families, and staff are concerned about the current outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Center for Disease Control is working hard to learn as much as possible about 2019-nCoV so that we can better understand how it spreads and better characterize its associated illness. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Office of Education are also working hard to develop guidance and education materials in the face of evolving information.

At this time, the health risk to the general public in California from novel coronavirus remains low, but schools can take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases. These precautions will be helpful to also prevent the spread of other common illnesses such as influenza and gastroenteritis.

We encourage all students, parents, and staff to take everyday preventive actions as follows:

Stay home when sick

  • Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.

Use “respiratory etiquette”

Wash hands frequently

  • Encourage hand washing by students and staff through education, scheduled time for hand-washing, and the provision of adequate supplies.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.
  • Separate sick students and staff from others until they can go home. When feasible, identify a “sick room” through which others do not regularly pass.
  • Encourage flu vaccine for those who haven’t had it this season to reduce illnesses and absences on campus (but won’t prevent coronavirus illnesses).

For further information on the Coronavirus, please refer to the following links:

 
We will update you as more information becomes available.  Should you have any questions, please contact the Norwalk- La Mirada Unified School District, Student and Family Services Department at (562) 210-2415.

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A Message from LACOE Superintendent Dr. Duardo regarding Coronavirus Update, 3/6/20

 

It's a time to be prepared but not to panic:

Dr. Debra Duardo offers a message for school communities on proper hygiene and other ways to limit

the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Also in Spanish

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A Message from LACOE Superintendent Dr. Duardo regarding Coronavirus Update, 2/26/20