Message from Superintendent Beutner

Dear Delevan Drive Community,

I hope this finds you and your family safe and well.

It’s been nearly a year since we began teaching online, and nothing is more important to the families we serve than having their children return to school in the safest way possible.

Beginning March 4, Los Angeles Unified will resume the same in-person services we were providing in schools prior to December 10. These include voluntary in-person tutoring for English learners, students with disabilities, foster youth and students experiencing homelessness; student assessments; early education and adult education programs, specialized services for students with disabilities; and athletic conditioning outdoors for small, consistent cohorts of students. Supervised care for children of Los Angeles Unified employees, along with foster youth and students experiencing homelessness, will again be available at nearly 275 school sites.

To help prepare for in-person services, administrators and support staff, such as School Administrative Assistants and Plant Managers, will return to campus on March 1. Teachers will have the option of holding virtual sessions from their classroom, although instruction for students will continue to be online only.

All of these efforts involving students, teachers, staff and coaches at schools will be conducted according to the highest level of health practices, including wearing protective masks, social distancing, cleaning and sanitizing school sites and COVID testing of all participating students and staff. Los Angeles Unified continues to operate COVID testing centers, and parents and employees may schedule an appointment at

Students, staff and visitors to schools will also have access to the Daily Pass, which is a simple digital tool anyone can use. Once individuals answer daily health screening questions and commit to healthy practices, they will receive a Daily Pass QR code to enter. This will help all at a school get into the building quickly and safely by avoiding crowds at the entrance and we’ll know the status of everyone in the building. There will also be staff at the entrance to help and anyone lacking a phone or computer will be guided through the process in person.

The Daily Pass will be available to all Los Angeles Unified employees, students 13 years and older, family members and school visitors via their computer, tablet or any mobile device. Since all students have been provided with computers and internet access, families may use these to access the Daily Pass from home.

While school campuses have been closed, we have been hard at work getting them ready for students to return. Los Angeles Unified has done everything the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say need to be done to create the safest possible school environment. We have gone beyond these guidelines by putting in place the most comprehensive school-based testing program for COVID-19 in the nation. And, Los Angeles Unified continues to advocate for COVID vaccinations for all school staff.

Thank you for your patience and support.