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LCE In-Person Learning FAQ


Q: How early can I drop my child off?
A: As early as 7:45 for AM students and 11:45 for PM students. Staff is ready and eager to start checking students in at those times!
Q: Do I have to wait in the carline until someone checks my child in?
A: Yes. Please do not drop your child off at the end of the carline unless they have a printed copy or a screenshot of a completed pre-screener.
Q: Can I park in the carline?
A: Not during carline hours! Do not park to get out of your car to help your child, either. If you need to assist your child or need more time, pull up to the green painted area on the Encinas side and pull as far forward as possible on the La Cañada Blvd. side.
Q: Did the pre-screener app change?
A: Yes. We used to use Ready, Check, Go! We would like everyone to start using ParentSquare.
Q: Are both sides of the campus now open?
A: Yes! Take advantage of either the Encinas Dr. drop-off or the La Cañada Blvd. drop-off. For pick-up, you are assigned either Encinas or La Cañada Blvd.


Q: Can my child eat a snack at school?
A: Yes. In fact, snacks and water bottles are highly recommended. Our drinking fountains are covered for safety purposes, so students should bring their own water bottles every day. A light snack will get them through the half-day.
Q: Are breakfast or lunch provided?
A: Yes. Grab and Go meals are provided free of charge. These meals include breakfast and lunch. Meals can be picked up at the La Canada High School snack shop near the cafeteria between the hours of 10:30 am-noon. Parents/Guardians are welcome to pick-up lunches for their children.
Although there is no charge, the student’s lunch number will be required. To access your child’s lunch number, please go to the Aeries website and look up your child’s account. The lunch number is the four-digit number located on the general tab at the bottom of the first column. The lunch number is the student number as opposed to the student ID.
Menus are available on each school’s website under the Parent Portal and online at (go to the Department section, then Food Services) or the link below.
Q: Should my child bring a sweater or jacket?
A: Yes. Both classroom doors are kept open to provide ventilation. Rooms are heated, but an extra layer can come in handy if your child happens to feel cold.


Q: What kind of mask should my child be wearing?
A: This infographic is very helpful. It describes how to wear a mask as well as how to make a mask fit better. Students should have a clean mask every day.
Q: Do I have to complete the health screener daily? Instead of completing the daily health screener, may I just tell the staff that everything is fine?
A: No, we ask every parent to complete the health screener each day. It is important that parents take time to assess their child's condition and complete the health screening daily to ensure that we stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus and keep all of our students and staff safe on campus.
Q: What other safety measures are in place?
A: Some safety measures that we currently have in place include:
  • Anyone who enters campus must wear a mask, answer pre-screening questions, and get their temperature taken.
  • Cohorts are kept together and do not mix.
  • Each cohort is assigned an adult who leads them through a safe recess activity.
  • The entire campus is marked with paw prints and dots that are spaced apart for students to stand on when lining up, etc.
  • Air filters are in each classroom.
  • Desks are spaced apart.
  • Students wash their hands or use hand sanitizer multiple times a day.
  • Surfaces are cleaned regularly.
  • Two cohorts share a restroom, and only one student is allowed in the restroom at one time.
  • Restrooms are cleaned regularly.
Q: What if my child feels sick at school?
A: You will be contacted by our health office clerk and asked to come to pick up your child. We will also ask for a doctor’s note or a COVID negative test result and for the student to be 24 hours symptom-free without medication before he/she can return.
Q: What if my child is exposed to COVID-19?
A: If anyone is exposed at school and a cohort of students is affected, families will be notified, and the cohort will be closed. Students will learn from home just like they did before returning to campus for the quarantine period of 10 days.
Q: Is there a way to find out how many positive cases there have been in the district?
A: Yes. This information can be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard.


Q: What are LCUSD’s travel restrictions?
A: Our travel restrictions match the current restrictions from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Q: What does the most recent update mean for my child?
A: Students are not vaccinated, but the new guidelines state that if parents provide a negative COVID test, the quarantine period changes. Essentially, If you get your child a viral test 3-5 days after you arrive back in LA County and it is negative, the child's quarantine period is 7 days. Negative test results must be shared with the school. 
Q: How does my child learn during my travel quarantine?
A: Your child will learn asynchronously. In other words, teachers will provide work and do regular check-ins. Your child will not have the option of switching to Virtual Learning during your travel-related quarantine.
Q: Can I come to school to pick up work for my child if my family is in quarantine?
A: Quarantine means that you should stay home. If the work cannot be shared digitally, it will be dropped off or mailed to your home.