Update: 1/19/19 Connect Ed
Hello Cleveland families. This is Ms. Duong with an important message for parents and guardians. UTLA and LAUSD returned to the negotiating table last Thursday and have continued meeting Friday and today in an effort to reach a contract agreement. As of now, we have not received any further updates on a resolution. Please note that on Monday, school will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Should the strike continue into Tuesday, school will be open and the District will continue to provide transportation and meal service. Tuesday is a 1:34 PM dismissal day. Once again, please note that during the strike, students who are not present will be marked absent. However, these absences will not count against students for senior privileges, including participation in graduation or against students for perfect attendance awards. Thank you for your patience and support through these challenging times. We miss the components that make up our vibrant campus: our teachers, counselors, school psychologists, psychiatric social worker, school nurse, and students. Just like all of you, we await a resolution to this matter. Should there be any updates, we will inform you on our school website and social media. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Update: 1/16/19 Connect Ed
Good evening Cleveland families. This is Ms. Duong with an important message for parents and guardians. We understand this is a difficult, challenging time for all. Despite the strike by members of United Teachers Los Angeles, our school remains open and operating. You are encouraged to send your child to school and the District is providing transportation and meal service as usual, along with after-school College Bound program operated by the Boys and Girls Club. Athletic programs and other extracurricular activities continue to be cancelled. Please note that during the strike, students who are not present will be marked absent. However, these absences will not count against students for senior privileges, including participation in graduation or against students for perfect attendance awards. Please refer to the message sent by Deputy Superintendent Ekchian that is available on the school website. Also, please monitor KLCS-TV, lausd.net and the district’s social media accounts for timely updates.
Update: 1/15//19: Email from Deputy Supt. Ekchian to Families
Dear parents and families,
We know these are challenging times in our schools and our top priority remains the safety of students, parents, educators and employees.
We are grateful to the thousands of Los Angeles Unified employees who kept our schools open and provided students with a secure and warm classroom and a meal.
We understand that many students were unable to attend school and are concerned about their report cards or transcripts. Be assured that Los Angeles Unified is not going to put our students in the middle of disputes between adults.
While state law does not excuse absences in case of a strike and students are expected to attend class, principals will work with students and families on attendance.
At the moment, schools will not be notifying parents of absences, but will continue to monitor student attendance and provide support to students on an individual basis. Student absences during the strike will not impact graduation.
If you have any questions, please visit lausd.net, or call our dedicated hotline at 213-443-1300.
Update: 1/12/18 5:19 PM
We look forward to seeing Cavaliers on Monday. Here is additional information. Please check back for updates.
The school's attendance policy will still be in effect for any and all absences.
Transportation will be provided. Buses will unload in the morning between H1 and H2 and will pick up students after school along the service road between F and G Halls. Please note that as there are no athletic competitions, practices, or extracurricular activities, there will be NO late buses.
Room finders will be available at the gate entrances and are posted throughout the arcade walkway between G Hall and A Hall.
The after school Boys and Girls Club Collegebound program will remain open to students who are in attendance during the school day.
The following gates will be open before and after school: Quad gate, drive-thru gate between A Hall and Gym, and Wilbur gate.
Meals will be served. Lunch will be provided from 12:26-12:58 PM.
As one component of the day will include online activities, please bring headphones (if possible).
The regular school day will still end at 3:04 PM.
We will still adhere to the school’s visitor policy. Additionally, in the interest of student safety, parents and guardians will not be allowed on campus during drop-off.
Update: 1/12/18 Connect Ed
This is Ms. Duong, principal of Grover Cleveland Charter High School with an important update related to our school’s programs for the coming week. Should the District and UTLA fail to reach a resolution, UTLA has stated that its members will strike starting Monday. LAUSD has set up a hotline to answer parent questions during a strike. That hotline number is 213-443-1300.
Should a strike take place this Monday, our school will be open and staffed to welcome students. Our leadership and support staff are committed to minimizing the impact of any work stoppage to our students to the best of our ability and to providing the highest quality support to our stakeholders. Signs will be posted on campus to direct students to various room locations throughout the school day. Once again, thank you for your continued commitment to your child’s success and for your support through this difficult time. We look forward to seeing your child at school on Monday.
LAUSD Parent Hotline: 213-443-1300
The following are additional details on plans for a potential UTLA strike on Monday, January 14th if an agreement is not reached before then.
Cleveland will remain open. Meals will be served and transportation will be provided. The after school Boys and Girls Club Collegebound program will remain open to students who are in attendance during the school day. Student safety will continue to be our top priority and we have a plan in place to provide students with a safe environment. Instruction will be provided to students who attend. However, the day will look different from a regular school day.
The following gates will be open before and after school: Quad gate, drive-thru gate between A Hall and Gym, and Wilbur gate. In the interest of student safety, parents and guardians will not be allowed on campus during drop-off or be allowed to visit classrooms during the school day.
Please continue to check the school website for updates.
Update: ConnectEd 1/9/18
Good evening Cleveland families. This is Ms. Duong with an important message for parents and guardians. The safety of our students and staff remains my top priority. The District has received confirmation that the strike set for Thursday, January 10, 2019 has been postponed. However, UTLA has announced Monday, January 14, 2019 as the possible strike date. LAUSD and UTLA are scheduled to meet with a judge tomorrow morning on this matter. Schools will continue to remain open and operate on a regular schedule. Please monitor our school website as well as KLCS-TV, lausd.net and the district’s social media accounts for timely updates. We look forward to seeing your child at school tomorrow and every school day. Have a good evening.
The District has received confirmation from its legal counsel that the strike set for January 10, 2019 is now cancelled by UTLA. Although UTLA has announced Monday, January 14, 2019 as a strike date, the judge has scheduled both parties back to court tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. to hear this matter.
Update: Connect Ed Message 1/7/19
Good evening Cleveland families. This is Ms. Duong with an important message for parents and guardians. Our teachers and school staff work hard every day to help our students reach their full potential. As you may be aware, the Los Angeles Unified School District has been unable to reach agreement on a new contract and United Teachers Los Angeles has announced that its members will strike beginning Thursday, January 10. Despite this action, our school will be open and school will be in session each day. The regular school day will end, as usual, at 3:04 PM. Central Office employees will be assigned to our campus to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and we encourage you to send your child to school. Transportation and meal service will be provided as usual. However, please note that athletic programs and other extracurricular activities will be cancelled. Please monitor KLCS-TV, lausd.net and the District’s social media accounts for timely updates. We will also post updates on our school website. We look forward to seeing your child at school.
Thank you and have a good evening.