Monday message 08.23.2021

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Message from the Director:

Hello Empower Generations and Innovation Studios learners and families…

I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. After a long year of distance learning, we are eager to have learners back on campus. Our goal this year is to make sure every single learner feels safe, supported and connected. We really want to know who each of them are and what they need to be successful this year.

Our Guides have been collaborating together to create engaging projects while the rest of the staff has been collaborating about ways to include community members, learner voices, clubs and more.

In addition, as you know we are in the midst of creating a new school space. We are excited about how the space will support new projects and pathways for our learners.

Thank you for being a part of the Empower Generations/Innovation Studios family.

With Gratitude,
Malaka Donovan

Welcome back Empower Generations learners!

Please know, as you join us at our new location this school year, that you are surrounded by people who deeply care about you. We are guided by a passion for helping you to reach your potential and we wholeheartedly believe in you…every day…always. Our goal is to provide support and encouragement for each of you in your journey to improve the world. Don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to help during the process. Have a GREAT start to the school year and we’re so glad you’re here!
Ms. Tanya (Guide)

Welcome back learners!

I would like to introduce myself as one of the new guides at Empower Generations as a 9th & 10th grade English teacher. In terms of my background, I received my Bachelor’s in English from the University of California, Merced and finished my teaching program at CSU Bakersfield. Before starting at Empower Generations, I was a substitute teacher at Eastside High School and was also a Student Teacher at Littlerock High School. Fun fact: this will be my first year teaching my own group of students! Therefore, I am super excited to start the school year and get to know and work with all of you. I am certain we will have a lot of fun this year and create lots of memories together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or need help on anything. Let’s make this a great year for learners!

Ms. Kim (Guide)

School Hours / Virtual Office Hours / PODS (tutoring)

School Hours
8:00 AM – 2:45 PM Monday – Thursday and 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Friday.
Virtual Office hours (Independent study)
Ms.Tanya 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM, Ms.Kim 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Ms.Jeanette 9:35 AM – 10:25 AM.
PODS (tutoring) 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

ParentSquare
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Monday Message and School Website
The Monday Message is sent out each week to all our families with articles, upcoming events, pictures of learners, updates and other pertinent information regarding school activities. You can also find Past Monday Messages and other important information on our website, https://empowergenerations.org/. If you need to sign up for the Monday Message, please be sure to scroll to the bottom of our website to do so.

Health and Safety Update
We will continue to operate under the guidance of the LA County Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19 protocols.
All families will be required to fill out the health questionnaire via ParentSquare daily and show it to the valet staff.
All learners and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status.
We realize information is constantly changing. We will continue to update you as we receive these updates.

Stay tuned for more information!

With gratitude,

Empower Generations

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