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School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee

Click on "SSC / ELAC" above to see minutes from the meetings.

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Annual Forms

Every school year you will receive many forms that need to be read and signed. Please make sure that you receive the LAUSD Parent/Student Handbook.

Please make sure that the following forms are returned to the office within the first week of school:

Emergency Information Form
Information Release Form
Receipt of Annual Notice Form
Ethnicity/Race Identification of Students Form
Annual Pesticide Notification Form
Parent Student Handbook Forms
Acceptable Use Policy
Library Policy Form

You can also find these forms on the LAUSD Parent Forms page.

An LAUSD Photo Release Form should be on file with the teacher and office to publish photos on this website.

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Parent Resources

For Parents

reading_night_family-469-650-500-80.jpgVisit the Parent Center next to the office!

Parents, be actively involved in our school community!

Please join a Parent Committee - CEAC (Compensatory Education Advisory Committee) or ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee).

 

Parent Involvement Policy

Parent Involvement Policy                 

 

Parents at Harvard Elementary are considered to be vital learning partners in the educational and governance process. Together as partners, teachers, staff and parents learn about practices and strategies that promote literacy, math and science. Parents are informed of student achievement and standards mastery by:

  • Parents conferences held twice a year at reporting periods and as needed by teacher or parent.
  • End of the year report card.
  • Teacher will routinely communicate the progress of students who are functioning below grade level through notes home and or phone calls.
  • Teacher assistants can provide assistance in parental involvement by providing interpretation to parents that are not fluent English speakers during parent conferences.
  • All parents are informed of monthly parent committee meetings with appropriate translation.
  • Communication with parents include monthly newsletters, bulletins sent home with students, personal phone calls, poster publicizing meetings, and letters sent from the teacher.
  • The monthly newsletter and flyers communicate pertinent information and upcoming events to parents.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in the collection of data through participation in the English Learner Advisory Committee along with School Site Council.
  • Parents are notified and invited to special ceremonies that honor student academic achievement, citizenship, or attendance.
  • We have a School Community Liaison to help facilitate communication between parents, community and staff.
  • Parent workshops will be held to ensure that all parents are informed of the available school and district programs, as well as to provide support for parent to assist their children with schoolwork at home.
  • Parent volunteers are an essential part of the proper functioning of our schools because we are such a small school and any and all volunteers are needed and valued.
  • Parent volunteers are utilized for a number of responsibilities, including valet parking, helping teacher and students in small group settings, as library assistants, and in some cases as guest readers for a class.
  • English Language School (ESL) for parents with sufficient enrollment

 

Helpful Websites for Parents

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?     

From Babycenter.com

If he's in preschool, talk to the teacher. She probably has a good sense of his development and how he compares with other children who would be at his grade level.

If your child is not in preschool or you just want another opinion, check with your child's doctor. She will know about your child's physical development and can offer helpful feedback as to whether your child is ready.

You can also talk with family members and friends who know your child well. Pay particular attention to the comments of teachers, or those who have experience working with children in schools, whether as a staff person or a volunteer.

Visiting a kindergarten class in the school in which you plan to enroll your child can also give you invaluable information. As you stand in the back of the room, pay attention to how the other children are behaving, how they play with each other, and what kinds of skills they have. Can you picture your child sitting in one of those chairs and joining in an activity?

Ultimately, though, you know your child best. Think about what he's like when he plays with others, and when he's alone in his room. Then ask yourself the following:

1) Can my child listen to instructions and then follow them? Children need these skills to function in class, to keep up with the teacher and with their peers.

2) Is he able to put on his coat and go to the bathroom by himself? Children need to be somewhat self-sufficient by school age.

3) Can he recite the alphabet and count? Most kindergarten teachers assume that children have at least a rudimentary familiarity with the ABCs and numbers though these subjects will be covered as part of the kindergarten curriculum.

4) Can he hold a pencil? Cut with scissors? He will need these fine motor skills to begin working on writing the alphabet and to keep up with classroom projects.

5) Does he show an interest in books? Does he try to "read" a book by telling a story based on the pictures? This is a sign that his language development is on a par with other kindergartners and that he's ready to start learning how to read.

6) Is he curious and receptive to learning new things? If a child's curiosity is stronger than his fear of the unfamiliar, he will do well in school.

7) Does he get along well with other kids? Does he share and know how to take turns? He'll be interacting with other children all day, so your child's social skills are particularly important for success in school.

8) Can he work together with others as part of a group? The ability to put his needs second, to compromise and join in a consensus with other children, is also part of emotional competence.

If you answered "yes" to most of these questions and "sometimes" to the rest, your child is ready for kindergarten. If not, your child might well benefit from another year of preschool, or from one of the transitional or pre-K classes now being offered by many private schools.

PASSport Account

Parent Access Support System Portal (PASSport)  

Parents/Guardians:

Please register for an LAUSD PASSport Account.

Click here for more info and to sign up for an account.

 

You will need an email account to sign up for PASSport.

Get a free GMail (Google email) account here.

Academic Tutoring

Free tutoring for 3rd-6th grade is available at Hollywood FamilySource Center / Youth Policy Institute

1075 N. Western Ave., Suite 110, Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 836-0055

 

Call to register for the next session.  Sessions run for about 2 months.

College for Kids at LACC

LACC provides low cost classes for kids through their community education program. 

Click here for the catalog.

School Enrollment

Please stop by the school office to pick up an application from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. 

When you pick up the application, we will inform you of the necessary documents needed to complete the enrollment process. If you have any questions, please call the main office at (323) 953-4540. 

You will need to bring the following:

1. Photo ID of parent/legal guardian: Identification card or driver's license.

2. Original birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or passport of child to verify student's age.

3. Immunization records: All immunizations must be up to date (Polio, DTP, MMR, HIB, TB)

4. Physical exam (required by the age of five).

5. Dental exam: (required in kinder and first grade).

6. Verification of residency with parent or legal guardian's name: a current utility bill (gas, electric, water), property taxes, rental or lease agreement, official government mail (Cal Works, Social Security), Bank Statement, WIC or medical mail.We do not accept telephone bills or rent receipts.

7. Meal Application (completely filled out).

8. PAR: Pupil Accounting Report/transfer letter from previous school of attendance. (if transferring).

Afterschool Activities

Beyond the Bell    

Lemon Grove Park provides recreational and athletic activities.

Hollywood PAL - The Hollywood Police Activities League provides recreational, educational, and athletic activities (such as soccer, karate, and basketball, Jr. Police Academy, and field trips) for young people (ages 6 - 17) for a small fee.