Due to the current situation with COVID-19, UCLA Lab School is conducting teaching and learning remotely. Consistent with guidance from California Governor Newsom, we will continue with remote learning through the end of the academic school year. Our summer program also will be offered remotely. See the Summer School page for information and registration.

April 7, 2020

Dear UCLA PreK-12 Families,

I hope this note finds you as well as can be given the many challenges we are facing as parents as a result of COVID-19 and our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Our decision to transition to remote learning was guided by our top priority to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Consistent with guidance from California Governor Newsom, we have made the decision to continue with remote learning through the end of the academic school year. In addition, our schools are working on plans for remote learning options for the summer.

As a mother of two boys, I understand how challenging it is having your children learning from home, while working from home at the same time. We are all finding new ways of working in response to the public health emergency.

We will continue to work with you and our amazing educators and staff to support the learning and growth of our students. As Chancellor Block expressed last week, we will get through this together because we are Bruins and our spirit is strong.

In Partnership,

Devin Dillon, Ph.D.
Superintendent PreK-12 Operations

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
UCLA Wasserman Dean & Distinguished Professor of Education

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March 19, 2020

How “Safer at Home” Orders Affect UCLA

Chancellor Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carter sent the following message to the UCLA campus community.

Today, Los Angeles County (PDF) and the City of Los Angeles (PDF), among other nearby jurisdictions, ordered all residents to stay home starting 11:59 p.m. tonight, March 19, through April 19, 2020, which are actions similar to those of other large metropolitan areas attempting to limit the spread of COVID-19. Educational institutions, like UCLA, are subject to these orders but are considered essential businesses. This means we will suspend all on-campus operations with the exception of those that are essential and cannot be conducted remotely, effective 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2020.

Read full update

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March 19, 2020

Dear UCLA PreK-12 Families and Staff,

We hope this note finds you well during these challenging times. We want to commend everyone for their adaptability and resourcefulness as we are presented with daily changes to the way we live, work, learn and care for our children and loved ones.

In light of the Chancellor’s announcement to extend remote learning at UCLA through the spring quarter, we wanted to let you know what this means for our centers and schools.

Our plan as of today is that our schools will continue with remote learning and our early care and education centers will remain closed until the end of April, with the exact date to be determined. We will reassess mid-April and determine the best path forward given the direction of UCLA and our surrounding schools and districts.

We understand the significant challenges these decisions present for families. Our top priority is to return to in-person learning and operational early care and education centers as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your support during this uncertain time.

In partnership,

Devin Dillon
Superintendent, PreK-12 Operations

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
UCLA Wasserman Dean & Distinguished Professor of Education

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March 10, 2020

Dear UCLA Lab School Families,

Given the news about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consultation with experts on the best course of action for UCLA, Chancellor Block has announced that UCLA will suspend in-person classes wherever possible, and transition to online platforms, starting tomorrow, March 11, and continuing through April 10.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time.

UCLA Lab School will also move to remote learning methods starting March 11.

Teachers will communicate with you tomorrow about alternative learning plans. They will be in communication with you daily. Look for an email message with more information from them about the timing and expectations for these daily communications.

For students who do not have a computer at home, we will make a computer available for loan. If your child does not have access to a computer at home, please contact Renata Williams to arrange to pick up a loaner computer: rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

We understand that this plan may cause feelings of anxiety for some children. Support is available by contacting School Psychologist Megan Ceja: mceja@labschool.ucla.edu

We understand that these arrangements present challenges for our families. We appreciate your patience and support. You can expect to receive a communication from the school on a daily basis, one from your teachers regarding instruction and one from administration providing updates.

With best regards,

Georgia

Georgia Ann Lazo
Carol L. Collins Principal’s Chair