A Message from County Administrator Dr. Erika Torres

July 30, 2021    
Dear Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) Staff, Students, Families and Community:     In our continued commitment to serving our community and providing current information, we have some important updates in this week’s message. Please be advised that our newsletter will be distributed twice a month during the summer break. Our regular, weekly distribution will resume in August 2021.     School Reopening Updates   Virtual Parent Town Hall on School Reopening and Independent Studies Program   Our District will be hosting a virtual Parent Town Hall on August 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. which will focus on school reopening and the Independent Studies Program. Parents/Guardians will receive detailed information regarding our health and safety plan for our school reopening and pertinent details regarding independent studies. We want to hear from you and any questions you may have on supporting student success. Zoom meeting details will be shared early next week. Please mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you there! 
Enrollment and Family Resource Fair  Please join us for our Enrollment and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Caroline Coleman Stadium. We will be sharing information about enrolling in our schools, the innovative programs we offer, health and wellness services, family resources, job opportunities and more! Families and students will also have an opportunity to win raffle prizes, and participate in fun activities, music and food! For additional information about the Enrollment and Family Resource Fair, please contact Student Support Services at (310) 419-2700.  
Summer Music Camp Concert with Musicians at Play  Students who participated in the Musicians at Play Summer Enrichment Program, gave a special performance to family, friends and IUSD staff on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Woodworth-Monroe. In June, our District shared that The Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) and Instructional Leadership Corps partnered with Musicians at Play (MAP), an organization of professional musicians that collaborate with schools throughout Los Angeles county to mentor youth musicians. During the summer music camp concert, our amazing students were able to showcase all that they have learned over the summer by performing various songs, playing a wide range of musical instruments, including, violins, trumpets, flutes, clarinets and saxophones. We want to congratulate our students on a job well done. Thank you Musicians at Play, Bertrand’s Music and all of the IUSD staff who supported our students during this summer program. 
Bolt Up Academy Commencement Ceremony   Our District would like to congratulate 14 of our outstanding students for completing the Brotherhood Crusade curriculum training with the Los Angeles Chargers Bolt Up Academy. Through this community based partnership and completion of the curriculum and comprehensive training process, students are provided with internship opportunities to experience the work environment of a professional NFL team department, and a variety of other paid internships in several vocations. As a reward for their commitment and dedication to Brotherhood Crusade and the Bolt Up Academy, students participated in a stadium tour where they had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the Los Angeles Chargers locker room, the owner’s suite and interact with football legend and former Chargers player, Marcellus Wiley. During their tour of the locker room, students were given goodie bags with personalized sports apparel, including reusable water bottles, towels, hats, a football and more! Our participating students will be transitioning from training to internship programs, as well as being Game Day Ambassadors. Congratulations IUSD students. You continue to make us so proud! To learn more about Bolt Up Academy with the Los Angeles Chargers, please click here.  
1DayLA School Beautification Event  On Saturday, July 24, 2021, members of the Inglewood community, Alumni, Inglewood PD, and representatives from various organizations, participated in the 1DayLA event, where the purpose was to mobilize 20,000 volunteers from across Southern California to serve the county of Los Angeles by organizing city beautification projects, back-to-school events, free medical clinics, homeless assistance, and aid distribution. Volunteers joined the County Administrator and IUSD staff to beautify Woodworth-Monroe and Morningside High School. Volunteers planted shrubs, plants and removed weeds, decorated each school site with either mulch or bark and removed any discarded trash around the perimeter of each school site. Our District would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to every single volunteer who contributed to the beautification of our facilities.  
Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway   On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke and 101 Enterprises Foundation is hosting the 62nd Assembly District Back to School-Drive Thru Backpack Giveaway at Crozier Middle School between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to the first 400 children, ages 5 years and older. In addition, students and families will have an opportunity to receive information regarding the community. The distribution is based on a first- come-first-served basis and children must be present in the car, in order to receive the free backpack and school supplies. To access the event flyer, please here. For additional information or questions, please call (310) 412-6400.     Grocery Kits Distribution Update  The last day for the distribution of “Grocery Kits” is Thursday, August 12, 2021. Our District is providing ONE free Grocery Kit per child and we will keep our regular distribution schedule at the following sites:  
The kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch, including milk and fresh bulk produce. The kits may include various grocery items each week such as cheese, cherries, apricots, peaches, avocados and cucumbers. Please click here to access additional details regarding grocery kits. For more information, please contact the IUSD Food Services department at (310) 680-4870.    Thank you staff, parents, students, and community members for your ongoing support and commitment to the success of our district.     #WeAreInglewoodUnified     Sincerely,     Erika F. Torres, Ed.D., MSW   County Administrator 


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