2020-21 School Year

We are looking forward to welcoming our students for the 2020-21 school year! The Accelerated Schools (ACES, TAS, WAHS) start on Monday, August 17 in Distant Learning mode.

Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, LA County Health Department guidance, and LAUSD’s decision to begin the 2020-21 school year with no students on campus, the Accelerated Schools will start school on Monday, August 17 in Distant Learning mode until it is declared safe from LA County Health Department for students and staff to be on campus. Your school’s Principal will be sending more detailed information within the few days.

For the past several months, multiple working groups at TAS have been exploring a range of options for safely providing teaching and learning for students this fall. Thank you for your continued flexibility, patience, and trust as we prepare for high-quality student learning and safe reopening of our schools. We continue to plan for a safe re-entry of students on campus when it’s declared safe to do so. Please continue to check our website www.accelerated.org for important updates and links to resources.

Thank you!

As the situation evolves, we will continue providing updates to you here.

Please feel free to contact us with any question using TAS General Helpline (323) 238-5933 or

email us using  askACES@accelerated.org, askTAS@accelerated.org or askWAHS@accelerated.org.

Important Helplines

TAS Students, Families, and Staff the following Helplines are available (8AM-4PM) if you need to contact us:

TAS General Helpline: 323-238-5933

TAS Tech Support Hotline: 323-387-3342

TAS Registered Nurse Helpline: 323-387-3291

TAS HR and Fiscal Services Helpline for Employees: 323-205-6245

TAS Food Services Assistance: Meals available for pick up (social distancing measures in place) at TAS Front Gate from 10am-1pm for students, parents, or any community member.

LAUSD Hotline for Students: (213) 443-1300

LAUSD Hotline for Parents: (213) 241-2700

LA County Dept. of Mental Health offers a 24/7 access line for those feeling stressed, depressed or anxious Los Angeles County Mental Health Access Line:(click here) Dial (800) 854-7771 or Text: “LA” to 741741

City of Los Angeles District 9 Covid-19 Resource Guide 
District 9 Covid-19 Resource Guide English
District 9 Covid-19 Resource Guide Spanish

Food Centers in LA during COVID-19

LAUSD Grab and Go Food Centers: Weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

1. Manual Arts Senior High School
4131 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90037

2. Los Angeles Academy Middle School
644 56th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90011

3. Dr Julian Nava Learning Academy
1420 E Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90011

4. Santee Education Complex
1921 Maple Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Letters of Communication

Letter to Families TAS Special Ed Town Hall Meeting 9.23.20 

Letter to Families Zoom Etiquette

Letter to Families ACES Special Ed Town Hall Meeting 9.16.20

Letter to Families ACES Welcome Back English & Spanish 8.21.20

Letter to Families TAS Welcome Back English & Spanish 8.21.20 

Letter to Families WAHS Welcome Back English & Spanish 8.21.20

Letter to Families regarding Food Services English & Spanish 8.21.20 

Letter to Families on Launching Academic Year 2020-21 8.5.20 

Letter to Families on Start of School: ACES 2021 7.17.20 

Letter to Families on Start of School: TAS 2021 7.17.20

Letter to Families on Start of School: WAHS 2021 7.17.20

Letter to Families Update to Start of Academic Year 2020-21 7.17.20 

Letter to Families TAS Statement on Peaceful Protest 6.1.20

Letter to Families regarding Childcare/Supervision 5.28.20

Letter to Families Announcing Special Education Parent Townhall Meeting 5.27.20

Letter to Families on COVID-19 School Closure Update 5.26.20

Letter to Families regarding P-EBT Program 5.22.20 

Letter to Families ACES 6th Grade Culmination 5.22.20

Letter to Families TAS 5th Grade Culmination 5.22.20

Letter to Families TAS 8th Grade Culmination Update 5.20.20

Letter to Families ACES Kindergarten Graduation 5.19.20 

Letter to Families WAHS Graduation Update 5.18.20

Letter to Families ACES Grading 4.24.20

Letter to Families TAS Grading 4.24.120

Letter to Families WAHS Grading 4.24.20

Letter to Families COVID-19 School Closure Update 4.3.20

Letter to Parents Safer At Home Ordinance 3.20.20

Letter to Parents School Closure Food Service Notice 3.18.20

Letter to Parents Preparing for Potential School Dismissal or Closure Parent 3.13.20

Letter to Parents on School Closure 3.13.20

Letter to Parents on School Closure Spanish 3.13.20

Letter to Parents on Food Service Meal Distribution-Information Letter 3.13.20

Letter to Parents on Social Distancing 3.12.20 

Letter to All School Closure Letter 

Helpful Links

Parent Meetings

TAS Incoming 6th Grade – 06-03-2020 – [English] [Spanish]

WAHS Incoming 9th Grade – 06-03-2020 – [English] [Spanish]

Special Education Parent Meeting – 06-02-2020 – [English] [Spanish]

WAHS 12th Grade Parent Town Hall – 05-28-2020 – [English & Spanish]

ACES & TAS Joint Elementary Parent Town Hall – 05-05-2020 – [English]  [Spanish]

TAS Middle School Town Hall – 05-04-2020 – [English] [Spanish]

Corona Virus Information

FREE COVID-19 Testing available to all Los Angeles County Residents

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Family Distance Learning Resources

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)… Know Where To Get Reliable Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention         





California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State)


California Department of Education


Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County)