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April 16, 2021

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Please note: Superintendent updates normally go out on Fridays. However, due to the fluid nature of current circumstances, communications may vary in schedule to keep the community up-to-date.

Welcome Back!

Dear Lawndale Staff and Families,

This week, we saw the return of hundreds of TK, K, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grade students. I applaud the efforts of all LESD staff in creating safe, clean, and ready environments for in-person hybrid learning. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the LESD team, welcome back!

Beginning the week of April 19th, we look forward to the return of 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 8th grade students that have opted in to hybrid learning. Schedules and other important information regarding in-person hybrid learning can be found here.

School Safety

In recent weeks, as schools across the country have reopened for in person instruction, there have been an increase of incidents involving minors making false threats intending to conduct violence at schools. The Lawndale Elementary School District and Los Angeles County Sheriff Department take each of these threats very seriously and act on them immediately.

As a result of this trend, we ask that you partner with us by having an open conversation with your children about the seriousness of their behavior on social media. Students can face criminal charges in addition to school discipline consequences for making threats of violence, as the law does not differentiate between a prank or a serious threat.

Through our partnership with local law enforcement, we work to ensure our schools remain safe learning environments and we thank you for your support.

Attention Lawndale Residents!

The City of Lawndale continues to ask for the public’s input regarding the General Plan. The General Plan serves as the guiding document for achieving the community’s vision of the City’s future. You are encouraged to join their next meeting in Spanish on Monday, April 26th at 6:30pm and in English on Tuesday, April 27th at 6:30pm.

Please participate and share your vision for the City of Lawndale! Topics include land use, essential city services, public safety, zoning, park space, and more! For more information and a link to join the meeting, visit

Safe Routes to School

Five quick tips and routes on getting to school safely as we welcome students back on campus.


Attention Rising 4th-8th Graders

Interested in learning Spanish or Mandarin this summer? Click here for more information.


Join the "I wear a mask campaign because..." Tag @LESDschools and tell us why you wear a mask! Together we can stop the spread.

Health Services

Our district health and nursing team has organized a monthly newsletter that keeps the LESD community connected to topics such as nutrition, COVID-19, mental wellness, and more! The latest newsletter, as well as other health services information, can be found on our website at

Vaccines in Lawndale

COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Lawndale! In partnership with Providence Little Company of Mary and LESD, the City of Lawndale hosted a vaccination clinic today at the Harold E. Hofmann Community Center located at 14700 Burin Avenue.

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