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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.    End of the School Year Closing Remarks As we close the 2020-2021 school year, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to our entire Inglewood Unified community for another year of success, triumph, and growth. Despite the unique circumstances presented this school year, you still continued to support our students, families and the entire school community in countless ways. I am eternally grateful for every single staff member who embodied the character of our amazing District, by fulfilling our mission to provide effective educational experiences for every student. Each of you went above and beyond to see that our students were equipped with various resources to support them during distance learning and in-person instruction. I was inspired to witness IUSD staff rise to meet the unique challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. You displayed extraordinary strength, by adapting to new technology, schedules, and ongoing health and safety requirements. Your determination to mobilize and meet the needs of every student in our care truly represents the integrity and morale of our incredible District. 
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To our exceptional IUSD students and families- I am extremely proud of you and want to commend you on a job well done! You balanced home life, distance learning, virtual events and continued to demonstrate diligence, motivation, and used the unexpected experiences to find the determination to work to the best of your ability. You adjusted to new instruction and ongoing changes that were instrumental in helping you complete another academic year. I am humbled at your flexibility and strength. This has been a school year that has been filled with both anxiety and hope—but it is a year that validates what I already knew and that is the resilience that our students, parents, educators and community exhibit every day. Have a happy, safe and healthy summer vacation! #WeAreInglewoodUnified
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The kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch, including a gallon of milk and fresh bulk produce. The kits may include various grocery items each week such as cheese, cherries, apricots, peaches, avocados and cucumbers. For more information, please contact the IUSD Food Services department at (310) 680-4870.   Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Drive-Thru Distribution  On Saturday, June 5, 2021 the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation partnered with Pull Up Neighborhood, UCLA Health, Mattel, the American Heart Association, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and the Los Angeles Lakers to host a Drive-Thru Distribution for Inglewood families at Morningside High School. Families were given free boxes of produce and food, COVID-19 resources, fitness equipment, Dodgers and Lakers apparel, toys and more! The Dodgers Foundation and partners served more than 1,500 families. IUSD would like to thank every organization and volunteer who came out to support the students, staff, and families of the Inglewood District and community!
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South Bay Workforce Success Youth Resource & Job Fair  South Bay Work Investment Board is proud to present its 2nd Virtual Blueprint for Workplace Success Youth Resource & Job Fair on June 17, 2021. This virtual event will feature 16 local businesses seeking to offer resources and hire youth for a variety of positions. The scheduled employment recruiters include Starbucks, Amazon, FedEx, Walmart, and more. This event is an opportunity to engage with employers while building virtual professional skills. Session 1 will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m., for young adults 18 years and older. Session 2 will take place from 2:00 p.m.- 4:40 p.m. and is dedicated to students 18 years old and younger. To register for the job fair, please click here.    Senior Graduation Photos To Parents and Guardians of our graduating seniors: Our District would like to acknowledge all of the achievements of our seniors with a special recognition. We would like to include a photo of each of our graduates that will be displayed on our website and social media platforms. It is not required to have a professional take their senior portrait, however there are some image specifications that must be considered when submitting photos. Please click here to review specifications and to submit your senior’s photo.
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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