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LCAP School Report Watts

New Designs Charter School - Watts (6–12) offers the Watts Community with a high-quality, college-preparatory education that prepares its students to succeed in a global, diverse, and technology-rich society. New Designs Charter School prepares students for post-secondary academic and career opportunities by providing high-quality professional development for all teachers, encouraging the use of evidence-based teaching strategies in the classrooms, and providing a rigorous standards-aligned curriculum and UC A-G approved courses. Please take a moment to read our LCAP Watts school report for more information.

COVID-19

Be sure to visit our News page frequently to keep current with the latest COVID-19 developments. Thank you.

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Template 2020-2021

New Designs Charter utilized a variety of strategies and activities to engage its stakeholders in the process of creating and improving the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. Students, parents, teachers, administrators, the governing board and other members of the community were all consulted or included in this process to contribute valuable information to the final product. Please take a moment to review the full Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Template.

COVID-19 School Closure: Update for Special Education at New Designs

We are currently exploring options for possible distance learning and remote access to IEP services and related services.

As we navigate our schools’ closure under very unique circumstances, we want to thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We are currently working to determine how best to care for your child in the coming weeks. We understand that your child’s unique needs must be carefully considered as we move forward to educate all students.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order concerning school closures, and at the same time he waived certain statutes that may have prevented schools from providing distance learning to students with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education, the California Department of Education and Health and Human Services, as well as LAUSD have produced guidance to schools about how a free appropriate public education may be provided to students with disabilities during the closure period. These guidelines provide a foundation which informs our actions. New Designs is reviewing this guidance and will provide you additional information as it comes up.

At this time, our schools are not operating as normal, and your child may be receiving their current IEP services in a different way. Given the public health directive to limit unnecessary social contacts, we cannot provide in-person services at this time.

We are currently exploring options for possible distance learning and remote access to IEP services and related services. We will rely on the state’s guidance to determine our next steps. We will notify you if we are able to provide related services in a modified fashion during the closure, and please be assured that this will happen within the strict framework and guidance from professional health experts and governmental agencies.

While we wait for further guidance from the state, we are moving forward to serve all children through Google classrooms set up at our campuses. These classes have already begun, and you must ensure your child is signed in to these classrooms. Within that service, your child’s teacher will provide classroom instruction with learning opportunities, including accommodations as appropriate. We anticipate that students who require assistance with their assignments will receive extra help or alternative assignments targeted towards their IEP goals through classrooms or groups led by their RSP teachers.

With the dedication of our staff and your continued support, New Designs looks forward to ensuring that your child continues to make progress in their areas of unique need, and maintain their skills, in light of the current circumstances. Please contact your child’s respective school should you need further assistance.

Child Supervision for Essential Workers During COVID-19

The state of California has established a website to help Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus response to find safe, reliable, and accessible childcare options. Visit MyChildCare.ca.gov for help finding a childcare location near you.

For more information and assistance with childcare, visit online or contact one of the following agencies: