Parents' Corner

 
 
The Women's Empowerment Club at Orthopedic Medical Magnet High School is petitioning to change the dress code policy so that students have the option to choose between khaki or black pants.
It's hard to be a parent, especially during a pandemic.
Check out some resources below.
 
Parenting in a Pandemic by Betsy Brown Braun
Parenting in a Pandemic
 
 
Parents -
Did you get laid off? Trouble Paying the Bills? Undocumented? Need Food? 
Check out the resources below.
 
FOOD
  1. L.A. Food Bank Food Pantry Locator- Just type in your address to find a food bank with free food for you and your family.
  2. CalFresh- Apply for to get $ for food! The Pandemic EBT applications have closed but they have extended the program in California throughout the whole 2020-2021 school year.
RENT and BILLS
  1. County extends eviction moratorium through the end of 2022- You still can't be evicted (legally, anyway) for not paying rent... Here's the official LA City info on rent protections
  2. Does your family have a gas bill? If so, there is some help for paying that bill here: SoCalGas Cares Also, there is some access to help Paying Energy Bills in general. 
  3. Reduced Rates for Energy Bills with Edison- If you or a family member lost their job or are struggling to pay bills because of COVID, apply for a lower energy bill rate.
  4. Low-Cost Internet- type in your zip code and see if you qualify for low-cost Internet services. If you can't afford Internet, try this Free WiFi HotSpot Locator map to find free WiFi near you.
  5. Need to apply for Unemployment? Here's some info on that. It's a guide to help you get started.  "Undocumented workers are not eligible to receive unemployment insurance because they lack work authorization,"  from this Guide to COVID-19 for Immigrant Californians.
 
RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
Hi Parents!
It turns out that having books in your house makes students more empathetic and improves their literacy (and therefore, academic success)!
Click the images below to read the articles.
 
 
Books in the Home article
 
 
Reading Fiction improves Empathy
 
We have free books for your house in the front foyer, right across from the main office! Feel free to ask Mx. Hollis, the teacher-librarian for more books!