COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
During this major upheaval affecting all school communities, we have compiled a list of free resources and information for parents and families. Please check back often as we will be updating the list when we receive additional information.
Charter and Comcast are offering 60 days of complimentary broadband to families with students that need internet access in their homes. See this news story for details.https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/03/13/charter-comcast-free-internet/?fbclid=IwAR0ARku0YYkouotKpDObtIqQuntUxtwuPgNqWi1A1WLzuslvYvQQhGmcM5U
How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus
With many students, educators, and families at home, away from school and work, Mindful Schools is excited to offer FREE, online mindfulness classes for KIDS! Your kids can join us online for mindful activities, mindful movement, read alouds, and more.
Their first class is tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th at 10am (PDT). Sign up and get Zoom call-in instructions. See this link for more information.
If ANY child age 5-18 needs a meal, they can stop by OCS during this closure. OCS will have free boxed breakfasts and lunches for them. They do not need to be an OCS student or relative. Please spread the word. Grab & Go Meal distribution will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Mondays and Thursdays.
Please click here for a letter from our Executive Director regarding COVID-19
Dear OCS Community,
Thank you for your support and understanding as we have been navigating this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has created uncertainty in our daily lives. OCS has been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep everyone safe in the midst of this growing health crisis. It is because of this that I have made the decision to close Our Community School effective on Monday, March 16th. Our Community School will remain closed for at least two weeks as we monitor the current climate in order to proceed with the best option for your child’s education. At this time, we have no reported cases connected to Our Community School, we feel this is the best decision we can make for public health. We thank you for your understanding.
We understand that school closures have significant impacts on our students and families and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. Today, students should plan to take their books home to enable the completion of assignments. If students are absent today, we ask all parents to stop by at the end of school to gather their child’s belongings as the school will be inaccessible as of Monday. Teachers will be sending communication home on Monday with information about continuing their learning experience from home. We will be sending information regarding meal distribution for families in need by this afternoon.
I am very proud of all of our staff as they continue to work in the best interests of our students. I want to thank our families for continuing to support our efforts with patience and flexibility as we work together through these challenging times.
We will continue to consult with the Los Angeles County Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Charter School Association, among other sources of information. We are in the process of creating a new page on our website with essential information about COVID-19 and updates for families as we move through this school closure.
Please continue to monitor your Parentsquare account, the School’s website and social media for additional updates.