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    Return to school options and information

    Monday, March 15th Informational Meeting with the principal

    To make your return to school choice between virtual or hybrid instruction complete this PROGRAM SELECTION FORM by Friday, March 19. If you do not make a selection your child will remain in virtual instruction. Completion of this form is crucial to our design and preparation for the return of students to campus.

    Watch district leaders discuss the reopening of schools schools.

    Parents download the Return to Campus Family GUIDE or watch  the Return to Campus Family VIDEO to learn about the district's plan to reopen schools and understand your options.

    covid-19 testing

    All LAUSD students have access to COVID-19 testing. You may make an appointment at any time, as often as you like. A baseline COVID-19 test is required for in person instruction.


    More information when you click the link above.

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    Team Prime Time Programming

    Team Prime Time is proud to provide free, after school programming to Emerson MS, and is excited to work with your students through the Spring Semester. We will have programs available from 3-6pm, Monday through Friday. 

    As 2021 is quickly approaching, we wanted to make you aware of a few fantastic opportunities so that you can register your kids!

    1. Academic Support - Team Prime Time Staff and students from USC Marshall School of Business will helping students complete their homework daily and will reinforce the skills necessary to be successful in the classroom.

    2. Prime Time Trials (flyer attached) - Team Prime Time will be hosting a virtual mock trial program alongside Loyola Law School. Starting February 1, Loyola Law Students and local attorneys will teach a mock trial to the students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4pm. Not only will this help students get a better understanding of the legal system, it will help them develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills. *must register by 1/15*

    3. Prime Time Games - On Wednesday afternoons from 3-4pm, students with and without disabilities will meet virtually for a fun and engaging fitness class! Students will get active and work on their social skills.

    4. Art and Interactive Games - Team Prime Time provides an environment where students can interact and socialize, hang out with their friends, and participate in fantastic activities! 

    If you are interested in having your child participate in any of these programs, just send an email to and he will give you the easy next steps. 

    Happy Holidays, and see you in 2021!

    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!

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    2020-21 school year

    Picture day! saturday, april 17th 9 - 1:30

    That's right, picture day is finally here!  Links to pre-pay picture packages are below:

    Please take time to read below so we have a smooth picture day:

    • 6th grade - 9 - 10:30
      • A - G: 9 - 9:30 
      • H - P: 9:30 - 10
      • Q - Z: 10 - 10:30
    • 7th grade - 10:30 - 12
      • A - G: 10:30 - 11
      • H -P: 11 - 11:30
      • Q - Z: 11:30 - 12
    • 8th grade - 12 - 1:30
      • A - G: 12 - 12:30
      • H - P: 12:30 - 1
      • Q - Z: 1 - 1:30

    We will have a pre-determined entrance and exit.  Students will remain in their cars until their name is called to remain socially distanced.

    Face coverings will be required and wipes, sanitizer and gloves will be available to prevent or clean any occurrence of contact between students, staff or photographers.

    There will be a clear entrance and exit that does not require cars to pass in front of each other.

    To Pre-Pay online 😊

    1. Click on the link to order:
    2. Select the “2020 ID Pre-Pay” Link to place your order
    3. Select the ­­­“2021 Cap & Gown” Link to place your order

    Fine arts at emerson...

    Pandemic, what pandemic?  Take a few moments to watch some of the great creativity still happening here at Emerson!  Thanks to Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Shanley for their tremendous efforts to keep the arts alive during this crazy time!  Students, you're wonderful and we're so proud of the great work you're doing!  You are all doing Emerson proud!


    We are glad to implement spring tutoring nice and early in the semester.  Teachers will post their ZOOM links via Schoology.

    Mr. Borowski - 8th grade history:     2:15 - 3:15 on T/Th

    Ms. Shanley - 8th grade math:    2:30 - 4 on T

    Ms. Reynoso - SPED math:   8 - 9 on T/Th

    Ms. Forbes - 7th grade math:  3 - 4 on T

    Mrs. Forbes - 8th grade:  3 - 4 on W

    Mrs. Fukuji - RSP students:  2:15 - 3:15 on T/W

    Ms. Everts - 7th grade science:    2:45 - 3:45 on  T/Th

    Mrs. Dillmore - all grades math:  2:30 - 3:30 on T/Th 

    (Dillmore ZOOM link:

    Teacher office hours

    All LAUSD teachers are holding office hours to  answer questions and concerns.  We highly encourage students to visit their teachers during these office hours to get clarifications on work, ZOOM, grades, anything.   Teacher office hours are from 2:15 - 2:45 M-F unless specified otherwise below:

    Mr. Tarula:  8:30 - 9 a.m. daily

    Ms. Reynoso:  8:30 - 9 a.m. M/W/F - 7:30 - 8 a.m. T/Th

    Ms. Nakada:  8:30 - 9 a.m. daily

    Mrs. Hernandez:  8:30 - 9 a.m. M/W/F and T/Th by appt.

    Mrs. Fukuji:  8:30  - 9 a.m. M/W/F and T/Th by appt.

    Mr. Kamm:  8:30 - 9 a.m. daily

    Mr. Hastings: 8:30 - 9 a.m. daily via Google voice 949-371-6683, call or text



    Registration is now open for exciting and fun virtual after-school Spring Enrichment opportunities. Please visit to explore all the course options and to register. If you have any questions, please email

    Lunch time student groups


    We heard you and are happy to offer some lunchtime student groups as social time for our students.  Please ensure your child has lunch and students can join together for various activities or discussions.  ZOOM links on each teacher's Schoology.

    Ms. Stuback:  Tuesdays - virtual games


    Ms. Denmark:  Thursdays - virtual games


    Ms. Nakada / Ms. Montgomery:  Thursdays - prep for Black History assembly - https: //

    Mrs. Scatolini:  Fridays - re-aloud books, poetry 


    Mrs. Wilson:  Wednesdays - Artists Forum


    Ms. Farahmand:  Wednesdays - 6th graders "Get to Know Me"


    Mr. Tarula:  Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) - 2:30 Wednesdays


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    Remember to order through Amazon Smile and ensure PACE (Partnership in Academics and Community for Emerson) is checked.  Emerson will receive a small percentage of your order that will go to activities for Emerson students.  It's fulfilling to see the amount my purchases have made for Emerson!

    You can use the link below on the right side when ordering to ensure you are at the correct link.  

    Emerson students thank you for your support!  Shop 'til you Drop...

    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.

    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

    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)




    publicity release form

    The Publicity Release form allows your student to participate in online activities and projects that are sometimes open to the public.


    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.


    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 parent conference night in September. To learn more about SSC/Charter Board membership click HERE.


    Good attendance matters to Emerson!

    7th grade Tdap VACcINe REQUIRE-MENT

    email your shot records to ms. bell

    The State of California requires that all 7th grade students show proof of the TDAP vaccination before schools are allowed to enroll them. Email your proof of vaccination to:

    Last Day to submit is January 29, 2021!

    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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