WALTER REED MIDDLE SCHOOL
4525 Irvine Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91602 (818)487-7600 Fax:(818)766-9069

      CAMPUS & COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

      Family Resource Centers:

      This is Local District Northwest with an important message for parents, guardians and school staff. As you may have become aware, the Districts’ Family Resource Centers will now be Grab and Go Sites,  providing meal distribution. Starting tomorrow, between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., families can stop by one of our sites and pick up two meals daily. District staff, in collaboration with the Red Cross, will be on site to support the distribution of the meals. All of our families are welcome to stop by and pick up 2 meals per child, as needed, during the District-wide closure.  Local District NorthwestGrab and Go Centers are : Chatsworth HS, Columbus MS, Kennedy HS, Mulholland MS, Porter MS, Sepulveda MS, and Sutter MS . Should you have any questions during this closure period, please contact Local District Northwest at 818-654-3600. Thank you.

      Message from the Superintendent

      Hello,   Today was a remarkable day. For the first time in our history, schools were closed and students were able to continue learning. It wasn’t perfect and we can expect more bumps along the way, but teachers got up extra early, all of us did our best, and students continued to learn. And we will work to make it better.  We have further information about our ability to open 40 Family Resource Centers and 20 Grab and Go Food Centers on March 18th. At this time, state and local health and public safety officials cannot assure us it will be safe for the children and adults at the Family Centers for us to provide care for children at these sites. We are deeply disappointed – we had an outpouring of support from the community and many thousands of employees signed up to serve at the centers. But we said from the outset we would only open these if we could be certain it would be safe and appropriate to do so and, unfortunately, health authorities cannot give us that assurance. I cannot ask anyone to work at one of the centers, or open them to children, unless we can be assured of their safety.  We will turn the 40 Family Resource Centers into Grab and Go Food Centers, so on Wednesday, March 18th, together with the Red Cross, we will open a total of 60 Food Centers in the communities we serve. The centers will be open weekdays from 7 am to 10 am, and each child can take home two nutritious meals. Locations of the centers can be found at achieve.lausd.net/resources.  All of us who work in public education are drawn to the mission as evidenced by the many thousands of our colleagues who signed up to be part of the Family Resource Centers. I am grateful for the willingness of so many to offer your help. We have not given up but at this time it’s best to put our resources toward opening the Food Centers on Wednesday.  Our focus remains on providing continuity of learning for our students, supporting students and families most in need, and keeping our employees safe and connected to the school community so we can all continue to help kids. Thank you for your patience and support.

      Austin

      SPECTRUM FREE WI-FI

      • Below is the link for Spectrum free WI-FI access.
        https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcorporate.charter.com%2Fnewsroom%2Fcharter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more&data=02%7C01%7Cjose.r.gonzalez%40lausd.net%7Cd8f1052f5bb54bdb5cb508d7c7b52603%7C042a40a1b1284ac48648016ffa121487%7C0%7C0%7C637197453146308643&sdata=unsTb2%2F8vdU6z53ehAAETSXjHRd9aOmMWnrUkieQwMM%3D&reserved=0

      IT has shared the information below regarding what agreement has been made with Spectrum:

      ·         They will not check the parents credit rating.

      ·         They will not require a SSN to enroll.

      ·         If the residence is cable ready (wired) they will ship equipment (modem and router) and parent can self-install.

      ·         If the residence is not cable ready, they can send a technician.

      ·         They will also be opening up 500,000 hotspots across the country to give free access.

      ATTN: PARENTS

      Mr. Ortiz, principal, will continue to update all parents regarding any new information from the distrct via phone, website, twitter and email.

      STUDENTS:

      Please remember to check your Schoology accounts.  If you were given any packets, textbook work, projects or schoology assigments, please make sure to complete them on time!  If you have questions, please see below for a green PDF link to all teacher emails entitled “FACULTY EMAILS 2019-2020.”  If you have problems logging in to Schoology, 1st:  Follow the directions on page 20 of your agenda to reset your password. KEEP IN MIND THAT THE NEW PASSWORD SHOULD NOT BE YOUR NAME, OR THE SAME NUMBERS IN A ROW SUCH AS 888 OR EVEN 123.  THE NEW PASSWORD NEEDS TO HAVE CAPITAL AND LOWERCASE LETTERS WITH NUMBERS AND A SPECIAL CHARACTER SUCH AS:  Diley468#!  ITD Helpdesk phone: 213-241-5200