The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced today that it will close all schools, effective Monday, March 16, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Schools will remain closed for two weeks while the District evaluates the appropriate path forward.

LAUSD detailed the following plans to support students and continue learning during school closures:

Grab & Go Centers: LAUSD will open Grab & Go Food Centers across Los Angeles, providing families 60 sites where they can pick up food for their children. LAUSD, in partnership with the Red Cross, will provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Grab & Go Food Centers will be open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Each child will be able to take home two nutritious meals. To find the closest Grab & Go Food Center, see the list of centers.

Free Education Resources: Los Angeles Unified, PBS SoCal | KCET, and KLCS-TV have partnered to provide free supplemental educational resources to help families support learning during the school closures. This multi-platform initiative includes Pre-K–12 educational programming and robust online resources through the online platform PBS LearningMedia. The resources are free and designed to be used by public schools throughout California to help students continue learning at home.

Instructional Continuity: LAUSD is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of students and staff and providing a safe, secure learning environment for all. During school closures, parents can download and use the resource guide to help supplement learning while at home.

Students with Disabilities: Students on an alternate curriculum are provided specific curriculum designed to meet their particular instructional need. In an effort to provide our students an individualized set of materials and resources, teachers will plan and develop materials and resources in support of students on an alternate curriculum. During school closures, parents can download and use the resource guide for students with disabilities to help supplement learning while at home.

Information Technology Support: LAUSD’s Information Technology Division is working to assist all students and families in having access to internet connectivity and computing devices to help learning continue during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, visit ITD's website.

Learning plans: Each student will bring home a learning plan from school today. LAUSD is developing a family resource guide to help answer your questions. Additional support will be provided to assist students as they transition to a different way of learning.

Special education centers: While special education centers will close, students and families will continue to have access to services from regional centers.

Read more about the LAUSD announcement. More information on Family Resource Centers centers is available on LAUSD’s website.