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Press-Telegram Scary Story Contest

The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/20/17
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L.B. Transit Offers Community Meetings, Survey
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/19/17
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Police Add Suspect Sketch to Public Safety Warning

This information is being shared with all schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
 

The Long Beach Police Department has now added a suspect sketch to yesterday's public safety warning about a man who has exposed himself to minors in local neighborhoods on at least five occasions.

 

View the revised LBPD news release including the suspect sketch.

 

If that link doesn't work, go to longbeach.gov/police and find the item under News and Events > Press Releases.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/15/17
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Public Safety Warning from Long Beach Police Department

The Long Beach Police Department wants to make the public aware of a suspect that has exposed himself to minors in local neighborhoods on at least five occasions.

 

View the LBPD's news release.

 

If that link doesn't work, go to longbeach.gov/police and find the item under News and Events > Press Releases.

 

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/14/17
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Statement on Suspension of DACA (Declaración de la Suspensión DACA)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/5/17
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U.S. Citizenship Help Available Sept. 23

View attached flier for details.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/1/17
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'Discover LBCC' Event is Sept. 7

View attached flier.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/1/17
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School Starts Aug. 30

School starts Wednesday, Aug. 30 for most students in the Long Beach Unified School District. Find information on late registration, immunizations, transitional kindergarten, school meals and Long Beach Transit passes.  Learn more.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:8/8/17
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Summer Enrichment Program 2017

There is still time for students in first through eighth grades to enroll in LBUSD’s award winning Summer Enrichment Program.   

 

SEP offers children the opportunity to take classes from credentialed LBUSD teachers, supporting students' growth through unique experiences.   

 

This year the program will be held at Emerson Parkside Academy from Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Session 1 – June 26 to July 13, $325

 

Session 2 – July 17 to August 3, $325

 

Classes available include:

  • For students entering first and second grades: art, music and Spanish
  • For students entering second and third grades: art, cooking and science
  • For students entering third, fourth and fifth grades: art, drama, earth science, general science, oceanography and STEM exploration
  • For students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades: art, digital filmmaking, photography and STEM

To register, or for more information, go to www.lbschools.net/sep or email SummerEnrichment@lbschools.net.

 

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:6/9/17
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Summer Basketball, Math, Language Camp at CSULB Aug. 1 to 4

See attached flier.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/31/17
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Citizenship/Civics, English as a Second Language (Clases de cuidadanía e inglés como segundo)

View attached flier.
Mire el anuncio adjunto.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/23/17
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All Fireworks Are Illegal in Long Beach

View the attached information from the Long Beach Fire Department and Long Beach Police.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/23/17
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Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Gratis asistencia con la solicitud de cuidadanía)

View attached flier.
Mire el anuncio adjunto.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/22/17
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Teachers Joining ‘March for Science’ on April 22

The National Science Teacher Association and the California Science Teachers Association are supporting a March for Science at multiple locations nationally on Saturday, April 22, including a 10 a.m. Long Beach march from Bixby Knolls to Houghton Park.  View more information about the Long Beach march at the Teachers Association of Long Beach website.

 

The intent of the nonpartisan march is to advocate for high quality science education for all and to advance the idea that science has application to everyday life, is a vehicle for lifelong learning, and expands our knowledge of the world around us.

 

Learn more about the national effort at marchforscience.com.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/11/17
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Know Your Rights (Conozca sus derechos)

The Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition has planned a workshop for 6 to 8 pm. Wednesday, April 12 in the Poly High School Library.  The workshop will include information on the rights of every person, regardless of immigration status, when interacting with police officers or ICE agents.

 

English/Spanish flier attached.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/11/17
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L.B. Transit Offers Community Meetings on March 22, 23 and 25

Long Beach Transit is offering community meetings on March 22, 23 and 25 to share information about transit trends and gather feedback on how to better meet transit needs.  View the attached flier for more information.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/17/17
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Public Library Waiving Fines for Overdue Books in April

The Long Beach Public Library will offer an amnesty program for overdue book fines during the month of April, in celebration of National Library Month. From April 1 to April 30 the library will welcome back its overdue books and waive associated fines. Return any undamaged, overdue library materials to your local Long Beach Public Library location, and your overdue fines will be waived. If you have overdue fines from previously returned materials, donate a new book to the library and those fines will be waived, too.  For more information, visit the Long Beach Public Library in person or online at www.lbpl.org.

 

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/17/17
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Superintendent Steinhauser's Statement on Protection of Transgender Students

The Long Beach Unified School District embraces all students and remains committed to affirming a safe, productive learning environment for everyone.

 

Transgender students in LBUSD will remain protected regardless of the new executive order by the Trump Administration pertaining to access to restrooms and locker rooms.  California Education Code permits students to use facilities consistent with one’s identity.

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/23/17
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Superintendent's Message on Protection of Students Regardless of Their Immigration Status

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Last night, the Board of Education approved a resolution to communicate to all families and students that the Board supports them and will do everything in its power to protect them regardless of nationality, immigration status, religion or other factors.  A copy of the resolution and a letter from the Board is attached.

Christopher Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/16/17
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Attn: 5th to 8th Grade Families – Oct. 29 Workshop on Bullying Prevention, Safety at CSULB

View attached flier.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:10/17/16
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Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots

View flier in English/Spanish.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/23/16
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Press-Telegram Scary Stories Contest

The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/20/16
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Community Emergency Preparedness Expo Sept. 17 (Una Exposición De Preparación Para Emergencias De La Comunidad)
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/14/16
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All Fireworks Are Illegal in Long Beach
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:6/13/16
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USC Summer Engineering Camp

For Current 5th, 6th, & 7th Grade

Application Deadline is May 16, 2016

Contact: Ben Louie at blouie@usc.edu

Posted by: Renny Chu, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/27/16
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Discover LBCC (Descubrir LBCC)

Discover LBCC at an informal gathering in your neighborhood.

 

Descubrir LBCC en una reunión informal en tu vecindario.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/19/16
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Free TB Testing for LBUSD Volunteers (VIPS) on March 22

View the attached flier.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/11/16
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Fourteen Major Projects Completed in 2015

The Measure K program finished 2015 with 14 major projects completed, including rebuilds of Roosevelt Elementary School and Newcomb Academy.  Learn more in the latest Measure K Update newsletter.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/15/16
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Schools Again Remain Open Today after Non-Credible Threats (Las Escuelas permanecerán abiertas después de amenazas no creíbles)

After Los Angeles schools received threats earlier this week, other school districts in the U.S. have received similar threats that have been deemed not credible by law enforcement.  The Long Beach Unified School District was emailed the text of the same or similar threat, but again, law enforcement officials have deemed the threat not credible.  Schools will remain on their usual schedules today, and parents are encouraged to send their children to school.  We work closely every day with law enforcement and our School Safety Office to keep students safe, and you may notice increased police and School Safety officer presence on and around schools as an extra precaution.

 

Después de que las escuelas de Los Angeles recibieron amenazas previamente esta semana, otros distritos escolares en los Estados Unidos recibieron amenazas similares que han sido consideradas no creíbles por la policía. El distrito escolar Long Beach Unified recibió un correo electrónico con una amenaza similar, pero una vez más, la policía la consideró no creíble.  Las escuelas permanecerán en sus horarios normales hoy (Dic. 17), y animamos a los padres a que manden a sus hijos a la escuela. Trabajamos juntos con la policía y nuestra oficina de Seguridad Escolar para mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros, y puede que se vean más policías y oficiales de Seguridad Escolar en o cerca de las escuelas como precaución extra.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:12/17/15
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Discover LBCC Dec. 2 (Descubre LBCC 2 de Diciembre)
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:11/20/15
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Cafeteria Accounts: End-of-Year Reminder

Any parent whose child is graduating from high school or withdrawing from the Long Beach Unified School District should consider either transferring any remaining balance in the child's cafeteria account to the account of a sibling enrolled in LBUSD, or contacting Nutrition Services at 427-7923 to request a refund.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:6/1/15
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Free Swim Lessons for Fifth through Eight Graders Saturday at Cabrillo

Leadership Long Beach (LLB) 2015 is hosting an Aquatics Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Cabrillo High School to encourage reluctant swimmers to get in the water. The event will offer free swim lessons for local 5th through 8th graders, with professional instructors. Children must come with their parents to participate. Learn more in the attached news release from the event's organizers.

 

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/21/15
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Notice Regarding Whooping Cough (Aviso acerca de casos de Tos Ferina)
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/17/15
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Children's Day is May 2 at El Dorado Park

The 21st Annual Children’s Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at El Dorado Park, 2400 Studebaker Rd. in Long Beach.  View the attached letter and flier for more information.

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/14/15
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Register for Summer Enrichment

Register now for the award-winning, fee-based program to be held at Carver Elementary School. Learn more.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/31/15
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Public Library 'Dictionary Days' April 11 and 18
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/30/15
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Construction Contractors Invited to Outreach Fair

Measure K school construction and renovation created 1,740 new construction jobs in 2014.  Construction contractors and trades people interested in becoming eligible to work on upcoming Measure K school building and renovation projects are invited to an outreach fair hosted by the Long Beach Unified School District on Tuesday, March 31. The $1.2 billion Measure K school improvement bond measure was approved by 71 percent of local voters in 2008. Learn more.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/20/15
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Supporting Students Under a New System

A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

English  Spanish  Khmer

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/27/15
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Parent Survey

The Long Beach Unified School District is conducting a survey of all parents regarding the culture and climate of local schools. 

The survey, which is an important part of the school district’s accountability plan, takes five to 10 minutes to complete.

The school district is particularly interested in parents’ thoughts on schools’ efforts to promote academic success and well-being for every student. The survey also is available at www.lbschools.net under CORE Parent Survey.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/17/15
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Long Beach Unified Teams Up with Covered California (El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach Forma Equipo con Covered California)

View flier for more information.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:12/16/14
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E-waste Recycling Events at Lowell, McBride on Jan. 10

View the attached fliers for more information.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:12/11/14
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First Trimester K-5 Achievement Reports Coming Soon – Pronto recibirán los Reportes de Rendimiento (K-5º grado) del Primer Trimestre
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:11/21/14
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Tips on Preventing the Spread of Germs, Colds and Flu
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:10/10/14
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Free Workshop Exploring Aspects of Bullying
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:10/10/14
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Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/26/14
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Street Safety Tips for Students

The Long Beach Police Department has provided the attached safety tips for students.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/3/14
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Long Beach Transit: Back-to-School Reminders

Long Beach Transit asks parents to share this information with students who use city buses.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:8/29/14
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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Pedestrians, Motorists (from Long Beach Police)

With school starting Sept. 3, the Long Beach Police Department provides safety tips to avoid accidents.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:8/29/14
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Head Start Offers Free Preschool (Gratis Preescolar)

LBUSD Head Start, for children from low-income families, is now enrolling.  Learn more.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:8/21/14
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Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Chris Eftychiou, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:6/6/14
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School Accountability Report Cards (Reportes de Responsabilidad Escolar)
School Accountability Report Cards
 
Each year, school districts are required to complete a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for each school.  Information provided on the SARC includes test results, safety plans, opportunities for parent involvement and more.
 
The 2012-13 School Accountability Report Cards have been posted on the school district website at lbschools.net/Schools/SARCs.  Hard-copies are available at your school office upon request.
 
Reportes de Responsabilidad Escolar
 
Cada año, se requiere que los distritos escolares completen un Reporte de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARC-según sus siglas en inglés) para cada escuela.  La información que se brinda en el reporte SARC incluye los resultados de pruebas, planes de seguridad, oportunidades para la participación de padres, y más.  
 
Los Reportes de Responsabilidad Escolar del ciclo escolar 2012-13 se han publicado en la página de Internet del distrito en el siguiente enlace http://www.lbschools.net/Schools/SARCs.  Usted puede solicitar una copia en papel de este reporte en la oficina de su escuela.  
 
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/3/14
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Reminder: Survey on Parent, Student Support

There’s still time to complete LBUSD's brief, five-question survey on student and parent support.  Your ideas will help to strengthen the services that the school district provides.  If you’ve already completed the survey, we thank you for your ideas.  If you’d still like to fill out the survey, please visit the link below.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:10/2/13
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Preschool 'Typical Peer' Program Offered

Beginning in October, LBUSD will offer a preschool program where special education students learn alongside typical developing peers.  Research shows that such instruction benefits both groups of students.  The fee-based program will be offered at the district's Buffum Total Learning Center, 2350 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/25/13
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Graduation Rates Are Up

Dear Parents,

I wanted to share some great news regarding our high school graduation rates, which the California Department of Education released today.

We now have six high schools with four-year graduation rates of 90 percent or higher.  Our 2011-16 Strategic Plan calls for increasing our districtwide graduation rate to 90 percent, so it’s encouraging to see that a majority of our high schools have already reached that target.

I’m also pleased to report significant increases in the graduation rates of our African American and Latino students, who continue to surpass the graduation rates of their counterparts in Los Angeles County and statewide, in some cases by wide margins.

Congratulations go to Cabrillo and Jordan high schools this year for significant progress.  Cabrillo’s graduation rate of 83.2 percent is up 5.5 percent, and Jordan’s graduation rate of 85.1 percent is up 8.1 percent in just one year.  These and other increases have boosted our districtwide graduation rate to more than 80 percent.

Our progress is the result of a concerted, districtwide effort to prepare more students for success in college and careers.  Through school board initiatives such as our Academic and Career Success Initiative, and related efforts like the Long Beach College Promise, our Male Academy and Female Academy, and highly focused credit-recovery programs for students who need additional help completing coursework, we continue to see academic gains for students who come from all walks of life.

Thank you to everyone who supports these important efforts, which are helping to create brighter futures for thousands of students.

Sincerely,
Chris

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:4/9/13
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Board OKs School Schedules

The Board of Education has approved revised school schedules for the 2013-14 school year.  

Two initial options had been presented to the school board by staff (Plan A and Plan B). After input from more than 2,000 parents, employees, students and others, Long Beach Unified School District staff recommended – and the board unanimously approved – Plan B, with the modifications detailed in the approved agenda item, which includes a school-by-school listing of schedules for next school year.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:3/26/13
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Flu Prevention

As a reminder, children with flu symptoms should not go to school or childcare for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medications).  The child also should be well enough to participate in routine activities.  More information on symptoms, treatment and prevention is available in the attached document.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/6/13
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School Accountability Report Cards Available

State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The report card provides parents and the community important information, including school description and mission, test results, school programs and instructional materials, safety plan, opportunities for parent involvement, and facilities information.  View the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for each school here.

Copies also are available upon request at each school.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/31/13
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View Proposed School Schedules

As part of the Long Beach Unified School district’s ongoing efforts to make the wisest use of its limited resources, the school district has been examining the efficiency of its school schedules in grades K-12.  Over the years, the variety of school schedules here has increased significantly, making the district’s transportation services less efficient than they could be with more standardized scheduling.  LBUSD could save more than $1 million in transportation through schedule adjustments.

As part of proposed schedule changes, LBUSD may start the high school day an hour later next school year.  Staff first proposed this idea to the school board at a public meeting in November, in part because of convincing research that shows teens perform better academically when they start school later.  Considering that the school district also has cut non-mandated transportation, a later start time also would allow additional time for students to get to school.  

 At its Jan. 29 meeting, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education will discuss the revised school schedules that staff is proposing.  Staff is providing the school board with two options (Plan A and Plan B), which are detailed here.  No action is expected on this matter at the Jan. 29 meeting, but the board may act on this matter at its Feb. 5 meeting.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/22/13
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School Schedule, Measure K Meetings

The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education has rescheduled its Jan. 22 meeting to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Stanford Middle School Auditorium at 5871 E. Los Arcos St., Long Beach.  This meeting will focus on proposed changes to school start times for next school year, and the Stanford location provides additional audience capacity.  View information on proposed later start times, including a link to an online survey available through Jan. 11, here.

The Board of Education will also hold a special workshop session regarding Measure K school construction and renovation on Tuesday, Jan. 29.  The workshop, beginning with a closed session at 8:30 a.m. and followed by an open session at 9 a.m., will be held in the Emphasis Gallery (Room 15) at Renaissance High School, located at 235 E. 8th St., Long Beach.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/9/13
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Special Education Offers Many Services

The Long Beach Unified School District encourages early identification of children who are eligible for Special Education services.  

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/7/13
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Late Start Proposed for High Schools (Nuevo Horario Para Preparatorias)
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:12/20/12
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Program Improvement Information

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires all states to create their own high academic standards for what a child should know and be able to do for all grades in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Every school must improve each year until all students meet these standards. This yearly improvement in school performance, which includes the academic standards and other components, is called Adequate Yearly Progress.  View information about your school's Adequate Yearly Progress at www.lbschools.net by clicking on your school's name in the A-Z index and then viewing "Program Improvement School – Parent Notification."

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:12/13/12
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A Big THANK YOU to Macy's and RIF!!

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s have joined together to launch “Be Book Smart,” RIF’s largest customer-supported campaign held at Macy’s stores nationwide.  Since 2004, Macy’s has donated more than $16 million in support of store events, and volunteer activities, Macy’s has helped increase awareness of RIF’s mission to help all children discover the joy of reading (www. rif.org)

            Eleven schools from LBUSD were chosen as recipients of FREE RIF Books through Macy’s donations.  We are happy to announce King as one of the selected schools.  RIF, founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.

A big THANK YOU to Macy’s and RIF for our new books!!

Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:11/26/12
Audience: Homepage


Safety Reminders from Long Beach Transit

View the flier.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:11/16/12
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'CBS This Morning' Details LBUSD Cuts

CBS This Morning reported today on past budget cuts and potential further cuts here should Proposition 30 fail.

The national report, which includes interviews with Gov. Jerry Brown, Poly High School Co-Principal Joe Carlson, and Jon Coupal of the No on 30 campaign, notes that local schools could lose music and sports programs should the ballot measure fail in today's statewide election. Poly's sports program was rated No. 1 in the nation by ESPN last year, and the Long Beach Unified School District's music programs have earned numerous state and national honors.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:11/6/12
Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage


TV Forum on Propositions 30, 38

Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser and Chief Business and Financial Officer James Novak discuss potentially drastic budget cuts for the Long Beach Unified School District.  View video.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:10/29/12
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Voter Registration, Ballot Information

View information on voter registration and ballot initiatives affecting schools.

Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/27/12
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LBUSD's Health Care Benefits Proposal for Teachers

At some Back to School Nights, the local teachers’ union has distributed leaflets about recent negotiations with the Long Beach Unified School District regarding health benefits.  Parents may now want more information about LBUSD’s expenditures on health care.  The school district currently pays up to $21,862 per year for a teacher’s health benefits.  Learn more about teachers’ health benefits in LBUSD’s latest Bargaining Update, which also compares the school district’s latest bargaining proposal with teachers’ overall compensation (salaries and benefits) in other school systems.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/27/12
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Parents' Guide to Common Core Standards
Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/14/12
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Low-Cost Insurance Information
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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/10/12
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Parent Input Sought on Breakfast Program

LBUSD Nutrition Services is looking for ways to bring the benefits of breakfast to more students. Parents can provide feedback through a quick, online survey that will help the school district plan its approach to increasing breakfast participation.

 

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey's six questions. For multiple choice questions, select all answers that apply. Comments are welcome.

 

Survey (English)

Survey (Spanish)

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/23/12
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School Accountability Report Cards Available

State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC).  The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each school's mission, programs and instructional materials, parent involvement opportunities, test results, safety plan and facilities.

Select a school from the drop-down menu here.  The report will open in Adobe Acrobat, which is available for free download if needed.  Copies of the reports also may be requested at school offices.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/31/12
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Kindergarten Festivals Begin

The first of four Kindergarten Festivals for incoming 2012-13 kindergartners and their families is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Buffum Learning Center, 2350 Ximeno Ave. in Long Beach.

(Please note that due a typographical error, some of the Spanish-language event fliers originally said that one of the upcoming festivals was to be held at International Elementary School on Jan. 25, however that festival is not until Feb. 25.)

Coordinated by the Long Beach Early Childhood Education Committee, the popular Saturday festivals include parent workshops on how to support successful students, free H1N1/flu vaccines (first two festivals only) and free dental screenings.

Each incoming kindergartner receives a free book and backpack with school supplies.  More than 20 community agencies will share resources and information about their services.

Parent workshops on math, reading, kindergarten readiness, transitional kindergarten and school district registration procedures run from 9:20 to 10 a.m., 10:10 to 10:50 a.m., and 11 to 11:40 a.m.

Sponsors of the festival include Verizon, St. Mary Medical Center, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, the National Council of Jewish Women, Long Beach Rotary and Charitable Foundation, and Molina Medical.

All festivals are from 9 a.m. to noon.  For more information, view flyer here or call  435-4080, ext. 19.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/19/12
Audience: Parents and Homepage


Tax Deductions for Musical Instruments this Saturday

LBUSD's musical instrument drive kicks off Saturday, Nov. 5 with a drop-off day at the freeway-close Teacher Resource Center.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:11/3/11
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Opportunities Abound for Students

In his back-to-school message to parents, Superintendent Chris Steinhauser shares good news about student achievement.

Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:9/6/11
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'Race to Nowhere' Movie Screening at Longfellow

The Longfellow Elementary School PTA will offer a screening of the documentary “Race to Nowhere” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10 in the Longfellow auditorium. The film examines the stresses of daily life, including the pressure to perform, that children face today.

The school is located at 3800 Olive Ave., Long Beach. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Learn more and buy tickets here.

Posted by: Chris Eftychiou, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:6/3/11
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North Long Beach Initiative: Online Comments

As part of our North Long Beach Initiative, we want to hear your thoughts on some draft policy recommendations that have emerged from over 1,000 survey responses. They stand to affect the entire community, so we hope that you can share your unique ideas. Please visit www.lbschools.net/nlbi. This online forum will be available until May 27. Thank you and we look forward to your comments.

 

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Se pueden hacer comentarios en línea Desde el 19 hasta el 27 de Mayo de 2011 en www.lbschools.net.

Posted by: Robert Tagorda, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/19/11
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5/17 North Long Beach Initiative Town Hall Meeting

As part of our North Long Beach Initiative, we want to hear your thoughts on some draft policy recommendations that have emerged from over 1,000 survey responses. They stand to affect the entire community, so we hope that you can share your unique ideas. Please come to our town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 17, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Jordan High School Auditorium, 6500 Atlantic Avenue.

 

For more information, please visit www.lbschools.net/nlbi. Thank you and we look forward to our discussion.

Posted by: Robert Tagorda, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:5/8/11
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North Long Beach Survey

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE!

Do you want a voice in North Long Beach's future?

 

Visit www.lbschools.net and click on North Long Beach Initiative!

Online survey available through February 28, 2011

 

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¡NO PIERDA SU OPORTUNIDAD!

¿Quiere tener voz y voto en el futuro del Norte de Long Beach?

 

Visite www.lbschools.net y haga clic en el título en inglés ‘North Long Beach Initiative’

[Iniciativa del Norte de Long Beach]

 

Las encuestas por Internet estarán disponibles desde ahora hasta el 28 de febrero, 2011.

 

 

 

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Attention, North Long Beach Residents:

Make Your Opinion Count

 

It’s not too late to make your voice heard about the future of North Long Beach. The Long Beach Unified School District is spearheading a community research and planning effort that will guide policy making in North Long Beach.  The public is invited to visit www.lbschools.net (click on the North Long Beach Survey link on the right) to take a 15-minute online survey about education and community needs.  The survey will be available until Feb. 28.

 

Known as the North Long Beach Initiative, the planning effort was launched Jan. 13 at Jordan High School with more than 100 people in attendance.   An Advisory Committee including broad-based representation from North Long Beach was convened last month.

 

At a series of recent community forums, participants learned how LBUSD’s upcoming $105 million renovation of Jordan High School could become a centerpiece of community revitalization.  Forum participants, who included parents, students and others, also completed electronic surveys, which are the same as those now available online.

 

In the coming months, the school district will convene small focus groups to explore community needs identified in the survey results.

 

For more information, contact Robert Tagorda of Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser’s office at (562) 997-8479 or visit lbschools.net.

Posted by: Robert Tagorda, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:2/9/11
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North Long Beach Initiative Community Forums

As part of our North Long Beach Initiative, we want to know what you think are the most important issues and needs in your neighborhood. Share your ideas at our Community Forums:

 

Monday, January 31, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Powell K-8 - 150 Victoria Street

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Grant Elementary - 1225 E. 64th Street

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Lindbergh Middle - 1022 E. Market Street

 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dooley Elementary - 5075 Long Beach Blvd.

 

For more information, please visit www.lbschools.net. Click on “North Long Beach Initiative” in the right-hand column, and find out how you can make your voice heard. Thank you.

 

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HAGA CONTAR SU OPINIÓN

Asista a un Foro Comunitario

Para la Iniciativa del Norte de Long Beach

 

Lunes, 31 de enero, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Powell - 150 Victoria Street

 

Martes, 1 de febrero, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Grant - 1225 E. 64th Street

 

Miércoles, 2 de febrero, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Lindbergh - 1022 E. Market Street

 

Jueves, 3 de febrero, 2011

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dooley - 5075 Long Beach Blvd.

Posted by: Robert Tagorda, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/27/11
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North Long Beach Initiative

The Long Beach Unified School District is launching the North Long Beach Initiative, a six-month planning effort to assess educational and social needs of students and their families.

 

The initiative is tied to a $105 million investment the district is making with Measure K building funds to renovate Jordan High School.

 

Participate in a community needs survey by coming to a public forum:

 

January 31, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Powell K-8 - 150 Victoria Street

 

February 1, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grant Elementary - 1225 E. 64th Street

 

February 2, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Lindbergh Middle- 1022 E. Market Street

 

February 3, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dooley Elementary- 5075 Long Beach Blvd.

 

For more information, please visit www.lbschools.net and click on “North Long Beach Initiative.”

 

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Long Beach está a punto de lanzar la campaña de la Iniciativa del Norte de Long Beach.  Esta iniciativa es un esfuerzo de planificación de seis meses con el fin de evaluar las necesidades académicas y sociales de los estudiantes y sus familias. 

 

La iniciativa está vinculada a una inversión de $105 millones de dólares que el distrito está realizando con los fondos de construcción de la Medida K para renovar la Escuela Preparatoria Jordan.

 

Participe en una encuesta para evaluar las necesidades de la comunidad asistiendo a un foro público que comenzará el 31 de enero. 

 

Paraenterarse de las fechas, horarios, y lugares de reunión, favor de visitar la página de Internet www.lbschools.net y seleccione el título en inglés “North Long Beach Initiative.”

Posted by: Robert Tagorda, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District Published:1/13/11
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Royal Report
Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:1/10/11
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Royal Report for October
Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:10/28/10
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April Royal Report
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Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:3/29/10
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March Royal Report
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Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:3/1/10
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January Royal Report
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Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:1/5/10
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December Royal Report
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Posted by: Silvia Pena Published:12/4/09
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Message from the Superintendent: H1N1 Vaccines and Survey

Within the next two months, an H1N1 vaccine is scheduled to become available. The district is working closely with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services to offer the vaccine to those who request it. Please see the attached letters.

 

To prepare for the vaccinations, we ask you to complete a survey at www.lbschools.net by Friday, September 18. It is intended to help us understand how many students plan to receive the vaccine at various school sites throughout the district.

 

Thank you for your feedback and your continued support of our schools.

Posted by: Robert Tagorda Published:9/14/09
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage