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.

Vaccine Walk Ins NOW throughout LA County

WALK IN VACCINATIONS LOCALLY- Pfizer- for 16 and up .

THURSDAY- Inglewood High School – 231 S. Grevillea Ave. Thursday May 6, 4-6PM

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.