Attendance / Indoor Mask Policy / LADPH Updated Protocols 5/4/22

Vaccine Mandate Paused

Post Spring Break Testing Plan 4/4/22

ECMS-I Post Spring Break Testing Plan 4/4/22

Upcoming Vaccine Mandate

Vaccination Requirements Coming to ECS 02/24/22

Outdoor Mask Mandate Changes 03/04/22

Thanksgiving Holiday Communication

Parent Communications – October 1, 2021

2021-2022 ECS Back to School Guidebook

Community Update 8-19-21 (English)

COVID-19 Testing Program 8-17-21

Programa de Prueba COVID-19 8-17-21 (Spanish)

Independent Study 8-9-21 (English)

Estudio Independiente 8-9-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 8-6-21 (English)

Community Updates 8-6-21 (Spanish)

FULL IN-PERSON RETURN FOR ALL STUDENTS – FALL 2021

REGRESO A INSTRUCCIÓN COMPLETAMENTE EN PERSONA PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES – OTOÑO 2021

Community Updates 6-2-21 (English)

Community Updates 6-2-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 5-19-21 (English)

Community Updates 5-19-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 5-4-21 (English)

Community Updates 5-4-21 (Spanish)

ECS Response to anti-Asian Hate 4-10-21 (English)

ECS Response to anti-Asian Hate 4-10-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 4-6-21 (English)

Community Updates 4-6-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 3-25-21 (English)

Community Updates 3-25-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 3-8-21 (English)

Community Updates 3-8-21 (Spanish)

Community Updates 2-16-21 (English/Spanish)

Community Updates 1-28-21 (English)

Update to Our ECS Community 01-13-21 (PDF)

June 3, 2020 Resources for Difficult Times (PDF)

Update to Our ECS Community 04-01-20 (PDF)

Message to Our ECS Community 03-27-20

ECS Update 03-24-20 (PDF)

Carta de ECHS a las familias 03-17-20 (PDF)

ECHS Letter to Families 03-17-20 (PDF)

Stop the ECS Public Health Update 03-13-20 (PDF)

Actualización de Salud Pública de ECS 03-13-20 (PDF)

ECS Public Health Update 03-09-20 (PDF)

Actualización de Salud Pública de ECS 03-09-20 (PDF)

ECS Public Health Update 03-02-20 (PDF)

Actualización de Salud Pública de ECS 03-02-20 (PDF)

Internet & Technology

If you encounter any issues with a school-issued Chromebook or hotspot, please contact ECS HelpDesk at  helpdesk@ecsonline.org with “[School Name] Support” in the subject line.

June 8, 2020 LACOE Update for Schools & Districts
May 27, 2020 LACOE Update for Schools & Districts
May 7, 2020 LACOE Update for Schools & Districts
April 29, 2020 LACOE Update for Schools & Districts
April 1, 2020 Update for Schools & Districts
March 6, 2020 Update from LA County Superintendent (see both videos on current health page)

March 20, 2020
MESSAGES FROM LA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT (#2 in Spanish)

It is essential to take the proper health precautions.
Remember to follow general guidelines for staying healthy during the cold and flu season. Make sure to practice everyday prevention, and please make sure to:

If you are sick or mildly sick for any reason, stay home! Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen.

Symptoms to watch for include a fever over 100 degrees; respiratory illness such as cough or difficulty breathing.

Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

Stay 6 feet or more away from strangers and those who are ill.

Stop shaking hands with others to reduce the spread of germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your sleeve; safely throw away used tissues.

Some Useful Websites:

Still Need Help Signing Up?

If you are unable to secure an appointment and want one of the volunteers on our team to reach out to support you, please fill in this form.

LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

Just the Facts: COVID-19 vaccine Q&A

LA County Department of Public Health’s Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez presents facts about the COVID-19 vaccines, Watch the 2-min. video and access the ‘Just the Facts’ playlist

Walk-ins are now open at county-run mass vaccination sites through Monday, Los Angeles County health officials reported Thursday. No appointments are required.

Registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be completed at the site. The following locations are available for walk-ins. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center (in partnership with Curative)

3850 East Avenue S, Palmdale, CA

7 days a week, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Forum

3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood

7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

The Balboa Sports Complex

17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino

Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

College of the Canyons (in partnership with Curative)

25000 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita

7 days a week, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cal State Northridge

18343 Plummer Street, Northridge

7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Eugene A Obregon Park – Gymnasium

4021 East 1st Street, Los Angeles

Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pomona Fairplex

2370 East Arrow Highway, (Gate 15), La Verne

7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

LA County Office of Education

12830 Columbia Way, Downey

7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

All county residents 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment and see what verification information is required, visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).

Environmental Charter HS
Meals distribution at ECHS is Grab-and-Go (drive-through). every Monday-Friday 8:00am to 10:30am. Please enter through the school parking lot for pick-up.
 
Environmental Charter Middle School – Gardena
ECMS-Gardena meal pick-up Monday: 7:45am to 9:00am for breakfast and 11:30am to 1:00pm for lunch.
Thursday: 7:45am to 9:00am for breakfast and 11:30am to 1:00pm for lunch. Please drive through the school parking lot for meals pick-up.
 
Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood
ECMS-Inglewood offers a Grab-and-Go meal pick-up on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am. For more information, contact Ms. Ebony at 310-793-0157.

Get help with food expenses. CalFresh is a Nutrition Assistance Program that can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power. See eligibility requirements here and apply here.

Find free food near you. County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals are expanding their services during COVID-19. Click here to see options and find food distribution sites near you. Some programs also provide delivery.

Get food delivery assistance. The County has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver food and other vital items to adults ages 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. Items must be prepaid and ready for pick-up. There is no cost to the client for delivery. For more information, click here or call 1-888-863-7411.

For assistance, or if you do not have access to the Internet, please dial 2-1-1. Multilingual operators are available to help members of the public find free food resources.

L.A. County’s Domestic Violence Services remain available. Shelters are open and accepting people. If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help, resources include: 

Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-978-3600, or

You can also dial 2-1-1 any time to get connected with services and support in your area or visit 211la.org/domestic-violence.

Domestic violence legal services.

Dial 9-1-1. Law enforcement is still responding to domestic violence calls, and Emergency Protective Orders are still being issued.

The Violence Against Women Act allows certain non-citizens who are in abusive situations to petition without the assistance of the abusive spouse or parent, for lawful permanent residency. These persons may include:
The spouse of a US citizen or legal permanent resident when the abuser is the US citizen, legal resident spouse or a member of his/her family living in the home.
The child of a US citizen or legal permanent resident when the abuser is the parent/parent’s spouse or a family member of the parent or parent’s spouse living in the home.
The child of the battered spouse.
The parent of the battered child.

More information is available at the Department of Public Social Services website.


LA County Domestic Violence Council


NO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LA – Resources

FOR 24/7 HELP, PLEASE CALL THE LA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH HELP LINE AT (800) 854-7771

The LACDMH Help Line serves as the primary entry point for mental health services with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Services provided by our Help Line staff include:

  • Access Center for Service Referrals, Crisis Assessments and Field Deployments – available 24/7 (option 1 when calling the Help Line)
    • Mental health screening and assessment
    • Referral to a service provider
    • Crisis counseling
    • Mobilizing field response teams
    • Linkages to other services and resources
  • Emotional Support Warm Line with Trained Active Listeners – available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (option 2 when calling the Help Line)
  • Veteran Line for Mental Health Support and Connection to Veteran Programs – available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (option 3 when calling the Help Line)

Crisis Text Line: Text LA to 741741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free crisis support via text message.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(800) 273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center closest to your location. Your call will be answered confidentially by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically, work to ensure that you feel safe, and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.

Trevor Project Lifeline(800) 788-7386
The TrevorLifeline provides support to LGBTQ youths and allies in crisis or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

Substance Abuse Service Helpline(844) 804-7500
Operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, this hotline provides screening, resources and service referrals regarding substance use disorders.

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP)
Operated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness by dispatching homeless outreach teams throughout Los Angeles County.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)(800) 950-6264
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NAMI South Bay LA County

NAMI Urban Los Angeles

How to report child abuse in LA County: The LA County Office of Child Protection is a policy-making body and does not handle any direct cases. All inquiries or reporting of specific cases should be made to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). To report child abuse in LA County, CA, please contact the Child Protection Hotline at 1-800-540-4000 or visit the DCFS website

If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services to report child abuse and/or neglect.

For parents and caregivers: Find the Community-Based Organization offering preventive and support services in your Service Planning Area to call them directly, or call your Regional Office to get connected. You can also call (213) 336-2854 to speak to DCFS Preventive and Support Services staff.

Homeless Liaison: Alejandro Moreno

310-425-1605 x1007

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act for Homeless Children and Youth entitles all homeless school-aged children to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to non-homeless students. To that end, your school has adopted the following policy regarding the enrollment and education of homeless students.

A homeless student is defined as a person between the ages of two and eighteen who lacks a fixed, regular, and
adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youths who:

– Live in an emergency or transitional shelter; abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a
regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
– Live with another family/are sharing the housing of other persons, due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
– Live in a hotel or motel due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
– Live in a trailer park or campsite due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
– Have been abandoned at a hospital;
– Reside in a home for school-aged, unwed mothers or mothers-to-be if there are no other available living
accommodations;
– Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or
similar settings; and
– Are a migratory or abandoned, runaway, or throwaway youth that qualifies as homeless because he/she is living in circumstances described above.

Homeless status is determined in cooperation with the parent or guardian. In the case of unaccompanied youth,
status is determined by the School Liaison.

The School Liaison shall ensure that:

– Homeless students are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other
entities and agencies.
– Homeless students enroll in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed at ECS.
– Homeless students and families receive educational services for which they are eligible, including referrals to health care services, dental services, mental health services, and other appropriate services.
– Parents/guardians are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their
children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
– Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children is disseminated at places where children
receive services, such as schools, shelters, and soup kitchens.
– Enrollment/admissions disputes are mediated in accordance with law, the ECS charter(s), and Board policy.
– Parents/guardians and any unaccompanied youth are fully informed of all transportation services, as applicable.
The School Liaison collaborates with State coordinators and community and school personnel
responsible for the provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths.

ECS shall immediately admit/enroll the student (subject to the school\’s capacity and pursuant to any
procedures stated in the charter), even if the student lacks records normally required for enrollment. Records
will immediately be requested from the previous school.

If the student needs to obtain immunizations or does not possess immunization or other medical records, the Principal or designee shall refer the parent/guardian to the School Liaison. The School Liaison shall assist the
parent/guardian in obtaining the necessary immunizations or records for the student.

CA Covid-19 Rent Relief

Transitional Housing