+ What is your address?
1511 Micheltorena Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
+ What are your office hours?
7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
+ What is the school day schedule?
Morning Supervision begins at 7:30AM Micheltorena Ave and Golden Gate Ave gates close at 8:05AM. TK-5th Grades: the first bell is at 7:55AM and instruction begins at 8:00AM. Dismissal is at 2:23PM. On Tuesdays dismissal is at 1:23.
Kindergarten Recess: 10:15-10:35; Lunch 12:05-12:25; Lunch Recess 12:25-12:45
1ST & 2ND: Recess is 10:15-10:35; Lunch 12:10-12:30; Lunch Recess 12:30-12:50
3RD - 5TH: Recess 9:50-10:10; Lunch 11:50-12:10; Lunch Recess 12:10-12:30
NOTE: Every Tuesday is early release day for students in order to enable the staff to have a common planning time and receive professonal development training.
+ What is the homework policy?
Based on research, we have two simple pieces of homework to reinforce and build on concepts at home - reading at home every night (at least 20 minutes) and Jiji math. https://www.stmath.com/stmath-lausd
+ How much outdoor time do the students get per day?
Recess is 20 minutes every day, lunch is 40 minutes every day, PE is 100 minutes per week; PE is a combination of teacher-led and Prime Time sports. 3rd, 4th and 5th week have dance right now once a week Garden is an hour once a week for 8 weeks
+ How often do students go to the garden?
Students take an 8 week class where they go once a week for an hour.
+ How does breakfast work?
Breakfast in the classroom is free and available for all children.
+ What is being served for breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria?
Micheltorena Elementary’s daily breakfast and lunch menus can be found at the LAUSD Food Services Website.
+ How can I support Spanish at home if I am not a Spanish speaker?
Netflix has an option to switch the audio to Spanish Listening to music at home in Spanish is powerful: Shakira, Juanes, Bomba Estereo The RAZ (Reading A - Z) website that we use at school has books in Spanish, and the website will read out loud to kids in Spanish. You can download the "READING A to Z" free app or visit https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login
+ What is Curbside Valet Drop-Off?
The Student Curbside Valet Service allows students to be safely dropped off at school in the morning without the need for parking. The service is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. each week day and is being organized exclusively by parent volunteers from all classrooms. Parent volunteers arrive at 7:20 a.m. for set-up.
HOW CURBSIDE VALET DROP-OFF WORKS: Drivers, please arrive at school heading South on Micheltorena Street (traveling towards Sunset Blvd.). Do NOT make a U-turn on Micheltorena Street in front of the school or at the intersection of Micheltorena and Berkley as it is illegal, unsafe, and drivers will be ticketed. This service is being implemented in cooperation with the LAPD and will be monitored by their officers. No valet service is offered on Golden Gate Ave.
To ensure the safety of all children, all drivers should follow these simple rules:
- Please follow the instructions of the Valet crew.
- Please do not park within 10 feet of the orange coned area.
- Pull all the way forward to the volunteer with the STOP sign (unloading zone) before allowing children to exit the car.
- Allow the adult Valet to assist children from the car. Drivers do not need to exit their vehicles.
- Children should gather their books, backpacks, jackets, lunch and/or any personal belongings prior to reaching the Valet Zone so they are ready to immediately exit the car.
- Before exiting the Valet area, drivers should wait for a signal from the Valet Volunteer to ensure children are safely out of the way.
Consider volunteering periodically to help make this service a success!
+ What happens on a Rainy or Extreme Heat Day?
On rainy day mornings, TK-5TH grade students gather in the auditorium beginning at 7:30AM, until their teacher picks them up. When it is raining or the temperature goes above 90 degrees, students eat lunch under the lunch shelter and recess is spent indoors.
+ What is the application process?
+ What happens in case of emergency?
In the event of an natural disaster, fire, or other emergency, parents will pick up students at our Request Gate located on Micheltorena Street in front of our garden.
The Reunion Gate where you will meet your child is the main gate on the playground just up the street on Micheltorena. If we need to evacuate our school site, our backup reunion areas are the parking lot of St. Francis Church (1st back up) and the Green Triangle where the Farmer’s Market is held (2nd back up).
+ What aftercare programs are there?
We have several options for after-school on and off campus. Read more about it here.
+ How do I volunteer?
There are many ways you can volunteer. Read about Volunteering here.
+ I keep hearing about FOM. What is FOM?
FOM stands for Friends of Micheltorena. You can read about it more here.