With the school year fast approaching — August 18th for LAUSD students — parents should be thinking about obtaining school supplies, both for at-home learning and for when schools reopen. Though California law states that no child shall be required to pay for any necessary school supplies or equipment, the current health crisis can make accessing supplies a challenge. These resources can help provide children with the tools they need to excel this year:

 

  • Computers/Internet Access. In May, LAUSD estimated that up to a third of all students lacked access to computers and/or reliable internet access at home. Since then, the district has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire Chromebooks, iPads and Wifi hotspots for students to address the inequity and device gap.” If you lack a computer or internet access at home, reach out to your childs school or contact LAUSD directly at 213-443-1300. You may also consider purchasing a low-cost computer or internet service through the California Emerging Technology Fund at https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers?partner=CETF
  • Create a Digital Backpack: PBS SoCal’s Digital Summer Backpacks are easy to download and full of fun activities for kids in English and Spanish.
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