A message from Dr. Lorraine Trollinger, Fairfax High School Principal:
The first day of school will be August 18 – a beginning like no other we have seen in the past. The first two days of school, August 18 and 19, will be focused on preparing for online learning to ensure we all get off to a strong start.
Overview of the schedule:
Monday, August 17, is for teachers and other school staff only. Teachers and staff will spend three days planning and training for online instruction.
On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, orientation videos about tools and strategies for online learning success will be available for students and families to watch independently on Schoology, the computer program we use to post lessons. Log on to lms.lausd.net with your username and password to access your lessons. A letter will be U.S. mailed to you with this information if you need it.
At 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, I will hold a virtual meeting to welcome you to our school and answer any questions you may have. For those who are unable to attend, a video recording of the meeting will be posted on our school’s website. And at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, teachers will hold online meet-and-greet sessions with each of their advisory classes. This will be done using ZOOM.
Online instruction will start at 9 a.m. Thursday. We encourage your child to be logged in on time and ready for this exciting start to the school year.
I encourage you to take a moment to visit our web site at fairfaxhs.org for information about our school and the opportunities available for our students. In addition, the Family and Student Handbook for information about student enrollment, sample schedules and how to navigate online learning. Schedules are available on Schoology.
As always, you can call Los Angeles Unified’s Family Helpdesk at 213-443-1300 with any questions. Although we are starting the new year at a distance, we are still a school community. I look forward to a great school year and appreciate your support and continued partnership.