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    2023-24 Unified Enrollment Lottery In person and virtual

    The lottery will be conducted on Monday February 6, 2023 at 3:30pm during our monthly Charter Board Meeting. You can attend the draw in person in the Library or virtually via this link:

    Results will be entered into the LAUSD Unified Enrollment system and selected applicants will be notified by Unified Enrollment after February 28, 2023. An email form Emerson will be sent after the results have been entered, notifying applicants of their status in the lottery. This email will contain detailed enrollment information for selected applicants.


    parent involvement

    Partnership for Academics and Community at Emerson or PACE is the Emerson parent organization. PACE is committed to the enhancement of the Emerson experience for ALL students. To learn more and support their efforts visit their website.


    UCLA SLAM is back at Emerson beginning November 4th.  This is a great after-school program run by UCLA students for Emerson students interested in learning an instrument!  This quarter the lessons will be Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30.

    Please click the link below for the Google sign-up:


    Receive the PACE Newsletter

    Don't miss out!  Click on the link below to provide us with your email so you can receive the most up-to-date parent information.  We are asking every family in all grades to fill out the form.  You will need to fill this out even if you are a returning family and have been receiving our newsletters and emails in the past.  We will be working from this database only this year. 



    Homework help from l.a. City libraries

    Yep, you read that right!  L.A. City Libraries are stepping up with amazing opportunities for students, including tutoring.  Students must have a virtual library card...for more information:

    L.A. Public Library website:


    Yep, you read it right, students can go online (link above) to check out library books and our new librarian, Mrs. Scatolini, will have them ready for pick up in the main office at Emerson.  Easy-peasy!  So, what are you waiting for?  Read, read, read!

    For information or help, email Mrs. Scatolini at

    Emerson Library Destiny Catalogue direct link:

    Click below to see how to access student LAUSD Destiny Account through Schoology:

    Emerson Speech and Debate Program

    For news and updates click here!

    Donors Choose Links


    Ms. Nakada

    Mr. Gravning

    IMPORTANT UPDATES and announcements

    Spring acceleration days

    The spring Acceleration Days will be April 3-4.

    Click here to learn more. 

    Spring Tours are here!

    Sign up for a tour of Emerson on February 16th, March 2nd, or March 16th! Reserve your space:


    class of 2023!!!
    Pay your school dues by December 9thand get your graphic hoodie with this image!

    8th Graders, pay your school dues by December 9th and receive your graphic hoodie with the above design.

    School Starts at 8am

    Student should arrive by 7:50am and no earlier than 7:00am. Student who ride the bus should be at their stop by 6:30am.

    SPRING tutoring is here

    Teacher Tutoring Hours

    Ms. Everts - Room 230   M/Th. 3:05 - 4:05 - all grades/all subjects

    Ms. Karasik - Room 128 M/Th  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade honors math

    Ms. Hong - Room 126  M/W  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade math

    Ms. Rogers - SPED Office Th/F  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math/English (specializing SPED)

    Ms. Fukuji - SPED office  T/Th 3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math/English (specializing SPED)

    Ms. Reyes - Room 233  M/W  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math (SPED welcome)

    Mr. Tarula - Room 221 M/Th  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades/all subjects (SPED welcome)

    Ms. Denmark - Room 124  Th 3:05 - 4:05 - 6th grade ELA

    Ms. Dillmore - Room 206  M/W. 3:05 - 4:05 - 8th grade math

    Ms. Forbes - Room 104  M/W  3:30 - 4:30 - 7th grade math, Geometry, Algebra

    Ms. Colvin - Room 127  M  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade math, ELA


    Free Online Tutoring!


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    Click the link above to begin!


    Ensure that your students get individualized help—anytime, anywhere, from any internet-connected device.

    • Safe and secure help from experts
    • 1-to-1 tutoring and homework support, 24/7
    • Self-paced test prep, practice quizzes, and worksheets

    Click the link above for more information.

    Fall tour dates announced:

    September 29th

    October 27th

    November 10th

    All tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. in our gym.  To sign up please go to:

    LAUSD High school and a-g requirements

    Click here to view presentation.

    LAUSD Math Pathways Presentation

    Click here to view the LAUSD math pathways video.

    parent checklist for the new school year

    Parents, carefully review the list below and complete each:

    Sign up for Parent PORTAL

    PARENT PORTAL is essential for your management of student records and your access to SCHOOLOGY, the online learning management system that that will house student assignments and grades. You will also find the parent volunteer form that must be completed so you can participate in activities and trips as a chaperone. Follow the instructional video or view the written instructions to the left. Required pins and student identification numbers will be mailed to parents not signed up already and available during grade level orientations. LINK TO PARENT PORTAL

    Parent Portal   Daily Pass

    Lunch Application

    Don't forget to complete you application for the free or reduced lunch. Even if you don't qualify you must complete this form. Applicants who know they won't qualify can complete the form in minutes. Your completed application is crucial to Emerson's formula for Federal funding whether you qualify or not.


    Family and Student Handbook (A Guide to Support Learning at Home)




    school site council

    If you are interested in becoming a parent member of the Emerson School Site Council and the Charter Board submit a nomination request to the principal, Dimone Watson by email, describing in one paragraph how you will support Emerson as a member. Your nomination will be circulated on the election form and made public on the website. Elections will take place during Back to School night in August. To learn more about SSC/Charter Board membership click HERE.

    Good attendance matters to Emerson!
    school experience survey

    The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide schools with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. Your voice matters. Please click the button below to complete the parent or staff survey.

    free lausd chromebook!

    Click the button to request your free LAUSD Chromebook.

    black student achievement plan (BSAP)

    Click the link below if you are interested in participating in:

    • Planning for the success of Black students at Emerson.
    • Engaging in parent meetings and discussion.
    • Have access to relevant resources.
    • Would like your child to benefit from relevant BSAP experiences.
    la metro tap card registration

    All students in LAUSD are eligible for a Tap Card to ride the Metro public transportation system in Los Angeles. K-8 students ride for free and 9-12 get a reduced fare. Tap Cards  are available in the counseling office. 

    After receiving a Tap Card, register it at


    Ms. Everts - Room 230   M/Th. 3:05 - 4:05 - all grades/all subjects

    Ms. Karasik - Room 128 M/Th  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade honors math

    Ms. Hong - Room 126  M/W  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade math

    Ms. Rogers - SPED Office Th/F  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math/English (specializing SPED)

    Ms. Fukuji - SPED office  T/Th 3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math/English (specializing SPED)

    Ms. Reyes - Room 233  M/W  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades math (SPED welcome)

    Mr. Tarula - Room 221 M/Th  3:15 - 4:15 - all grades/all subjects (SPED welcome)

    Ms. Denmark - Room 124  Th 3:05 - 4:05 - 6th grade ELA

    Ms. Dillmore - Room 206  M/W. 3:05 - 4:05 - 8th grade math

    Ms. Forbes - Room 104  M/W  3:30 - 4:30 - 7th grade math, Geometry, Algebra

    Ms. Colvin - Room 127  M  3:15 - 4:15 - 6th grade math, ELA

    7th grade Tdap VACcINe REQUIRE-MENT

    upload your shot records to parent portal

    The State of California requires that all 7th grade students show proof of the TDAP vaccination before schools are allowed to enroll them. Upload results to the parent portal or deliver them to the main office.

    Student's vaccination records must be uploaded to the Daily Pass NOW. Please do not wait until the last minute. 

    Click Here to read directions to upload.

    Click here to watch video directions to upload.

    Summative Assessment Information for Parents and Students

    In anticipation of upcoming state CAASPP testing in April, please encourage your students to visit the California Department of Education website for released test questions.  Please visit the following websites for released test questions and begin practicing for the upcoming SBAC.  

    Student Summative Assessment Practice Website

    Parent Summative Assessment Information Website

    Emerson Community Charter Help Line

    Hi, Students!

    Are you in need of support from school personnel? Did you lose a cell phone and can't find it? Did you find a cell phone and would like to return it?  Do you know of any bullying happening at school?  

    If so, feel free to email

    Thank you for your help and support! 

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