Frequently Asked Questions

Latino Resource Organization Inc./ West Los Angeles FamilySource Center is committed to creating a successful, safe, and secure learning environment for all youth. Our program practices are designed to encourage the student to be fair, honest, and caring; to respect property, and to assume personal responsibility.

Youth Services

SAFETY & SECURITY

The safety and health of our participants and staff is our highest priority. LRO has implemented proactive policies and procedures in order to follow the guidelines put forth by the CDC and the local county health authority. Participants will be required to wear a face covering everyday while on-site, participate in sanitizing their work area and keep to small self-contained groups with a lead instructor.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS (On-Site)

Temperature checks are required upon arrival, and before sign-in, daily. Participants with a temperature of 100°F will immediately be sent home. After (3) consecutive days of high temperature reading, participants will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before returning to the program.

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE

Participants who miss (4) consecutive days and/or (6) days within the 9-week Cohort, with no contact to WLAFSC/LRO staff will be removed from the program due to lack of participation. In the event your child will be absent or late to a session, please notify the center and/or program staff.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

Participation in the program is a privilege. LRO’s rules are to be safe, responsible, use respectful language, and follow all directions. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior toward other students or program staff will not be tolerated. Acts of violence, bullying or cyberbullying toward another person are grounds for dismissal. We encourage you to discuss concerns about your child’s behavior with the Youth Services Manager.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH (Summer Programming)

A snack, and packed lunch will be provided on Tuesdays & Thursdays. However, CDC guidelines recommend each participant bring their own packed lunch to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Local schools will also be providing breakfast & lunch Grab-n-Go meals. For more information please visit https://achieve.lausd.net/resources

PARENTAL SUPPORT

Program staff is committed to providing youth support toward their academic achievements. You are an important partner in our program’s success, and we look forward to your support in scheduling youth tutoring sessions, and maintaining consistent attendance. LRO may ask you to fill out additional information, attend a virtual program orientation, and sign weekly/bi-weekly attendance sheets.

AUTHORIZATION

Parents/Guardians must authorize their middle or high school youth (13 years of age or older) to sign-in/log-on, and attend classes and workshops virtually and in-person. For youth under the age of 13, parents/guardians or authorized persons, 18 years or older, must be present during classes and workshops virtually, and to sign youth in/out daily. Otherwise, youth will not be permitted to leave without adult supervision.

FIELD TRIPS

Youth will also engage in field trips, recreational activities, and possible community volunteer opportunities both virtually and in-person. Parent/Guardian permission is required. Please be sure to fill out and sign the field trip slip and submit to LRO staff prior the date of excursion.

MEDICATIONS

If youth requires medication or has any medical condition that requires special attention, please notify the Youth Services Manager upon enrollment and ensure medication is given by the caregiver at home. Caregivers may come to the agency to provide the child with medication if needed. No staff is allowed to provide medication to any student.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Class video conferencing sessions will be conducted via Zoom, a high quality, mobile-optimized, video, and audio-conferencing service. Program staff will make academic course materials, including those used during class sessions (such as notes or slides), available to students for continued review and practice. Generally, live class sessions will be conducted in the morning and late afternoon Pacific Time.

For support with Zoom, and or virtual trouble shooting please email youth@latinoresource.org