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Olive Vista Middle School Open Monday, December 11

Breaking News



Updated: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 1:44 p.m.


All schools that were closed due to the wildfires will reopen on Monday, December 11. The decision to reopen schools was based on improved air quality and the lifting of mandatory evacuations that affected school communities.


The safety of our students and employees is always top priority. L.A. Unified crews will be working through the weekend to install new air filters at affected schools and ensure that facilities are ready for teaching and learning to resume. Some outdoor activities may be limited until air quality returns to normal levels.


Additional resources are available below. 


Daytime Programs for Students

City recreation centers around the San Fernando Valley will add activities and stay open longer on Friday to accommodate students of L.A. schools that were closed because of wildfires.
View a List of Centers with Contact Information


Note: Lake Terrace Recreational Center no longer available.


Keeping our Students Fed 


To help our families affected by this week’s school closures, L.A. Unified is setting up special centers where meals will be available on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9.


Students are welcome to receive meals at any of these locations between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.:


Byrd Middle School



Reseda High School



Palms Middle School



We also want to remind families that many of those schools that remain open serve supper meals following dismissal.


View a list of schools that remain open and serve supper meals


Additional Resources Related to Health and Safety are Available


Get the latest wildfire updates from the City of Los Angeles


See live map of schools affected (closed schools denoted in red) 

See safety information provided by L.A. Unified's Office of Environmental Health and Safety


Local Districts -- Contact Information

Other District Offices -- Contact Information


Resources and information available for educators, parents/caregivers, and students

from L.A. Unified's Division of Student Health and Human Services, School Mental Health


Wildfire Smoke & Ash Health & Safety Tips
from the South Coast Air Quality Management District


Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash
from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

LAUSD & Olive Vista Parent Involvement, Parent-School Compact Information

Parents will find the following documents located in the District Policy Locker under the Parent tab.

  • LAUSD Title I Parent Involvement Policy - Click HERE for English and Spanish
  • Olive Vista Parent ...more

Stay Connected!

In addition to communication to you via our websites- http://olivevistams-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com and https://sites.google.com/site/ovsteammagnet/ , we send important updates and information through parent meetings, Blackboard Connect phone messages, letters, and flyers.  You can also follow me on Twitter @Mr_Wright_11 where I will post updates and articles for parents, teachers, and students.

Much of our communication depends on you providing the school with accurate and updated contact information.  This allows us to communicate with you and your designated contacts in case of emergency and to share with you important information about your child’s academic progress.  Please contact the school immediately if there has been a change of phone number or address and to verify that we have your current contact information.  I also encourage you to list an active email account as many messages are also sent via email.

Our ability to stay connected greatly increases the web of support that is provided to each Olive Vista student.  I hope you will consider stopping by to our next Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 7, 2017. 

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