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New Heights Charter School is here to support you and your family during this COVID-19 school closure. The CA Department of Education sent guidance on March 31st stating that schools should plan to remain closed for the rest of the school year and continue plans for distance learning for studentsAs this health crises continues, we will follow the guidance of the Department of Health, the state of California, and LAUSD and forward you more information as soon as we get it from these sources.

 

We know that you are juggling many responsibilities while also having your children at home during this time. All important school information can be found on our website, www.newheightscharter.org. Also, please read the robo-texts we are sending to you with information related to our school closure. If you have not received a robo-call or text from us, please make sure you OPT-IN for robo calls and texts by texting YES to 87569. 

 

Every child has been assigned a faculty or staff member to check-in with your child every day while we are closed. This “advisor” will be reaching out to you to make sure you are aware of where to find learning activities. All New Heights education programs will transition to distance learning beginning in full force on April 7th. Students can access most of the tech resources suggested below through our website: www.newheightscharter.org Additional links and resources can be found for each grade level on the website. Teachers may also send texts or emails to you with links for finding classwork for your children. We hope these resources help you continue a learning routine at home throughout the school closure.

 

New Heights is providing the following for all our families in need:

  1. Grab and Go Food for children under the age of 18 served from our Lower Campus every day (including during Spring Break) from 7:30-10:00 and 3:30-5:00.
  2. Technology Devices: Advisors are contacting families to see if devices are needed at home. Staff will be distributing devices starting Monday during the food distribution times mentioned above. Please review the Computer Use Policy attached here.
  3. Distance Learning Expectations: During our school closure, teachers will be developing many various online resources for your students. We have created a Distance Learning Expectations document that we are requiring all students, parents, and faculty/staff to follow to ensure staff and productive online learning. If instruction with students online is recorded (for students to watch at a convenient time), be aware that your student is being recorded and you are waiving confidentiality. If during any distance learning session you come into contact with any confidential information about other students, we ask that you don’t share anything you learn about other students on social media or in any other form.
  4. Classwork Packets at Lower Campus: Please come to Lower Campus during food distribution hours to pick-up work packets for your students starting Monday.
  5. Students with Special Needs: Students who receive special education services will also receive support during our closure. If this applies to your children, please review the Prior Written Notice letter enclosed in this mailing.
  6. Mental Health Support: Many students receive counseling, information check-in’s and social group support from our Student and Family Support Team. We’d like to be able to continue to provide many of these services. In order to do so, you will need to help us ensure that students can have private conversations with their counselor/social worker online. This means that the conversations need to occur in rooms where other people can’t hear what students and counselors are saying into the phone or on a video chat. Your counselor will be in touch with you individually to discuss this further.
  7. Home Delivery: While we won’t be able to offer this service for every family, if you are unable to drive or walk to Lower Campus for distribution of food and materials, please let your child’s Advisor know and we will arrange for home delivery.

 

We know this is a very difficult time and we are here to help. Our staff has been working hard to stay connected with all our students. If your number has changed or you have NOT received a call from a staff member, PLEASE call the school office (323-508-0155) with information about the best way to reach you and your child.

Please visit to find out what your class has assigned: HERE

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New Heights Charter School, in partnership with Revolution Foods, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Breakfast as well as Grab & Go Food is available every day from 7:30-9:15 am and 3:30-5:00 pm on our Lower Campus.

To enroll for Charter’s free internet service, call 844-488-8395. For Comcast’s call 855-846-8376.

 

 

New Heights classrooms and teachers are featured in a

new book Strategic Classroom Design by Jessica Martin

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Author and Storyteller Antonio Sacre Visits New Heights Classrooms

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Future Programmers Max and Jose from our Learning Museum 

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Jaden Pitts graduated New Heights in 2014 and is now a Lundquist Fellow at Santee High School. He is featured is this article from the LA
Times--check it out and learn about his plans for college!

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Seventh graders climb to new heights on an overnight outdoor education trip in Malibu.

 

New Heights Charter School Student Council 

Student Council members donate toys raised from their toy drive to homeless youth. 

 

 

 
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