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Spring 2021 Semester begins on January 12, 2021....No School - January 18, 2020...
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A Note from Your Wellbeing Center

Hello to all!


We want to say hello and let you know we are still here for you, even though we can’t be there with you. 


This isolation and uncertainty is hard on everyone and even tougher on some. Remember that we are all in this together and are depending on one another to do what we can to stay safe and get through this as quickly as possible.


Please remember that if you need help, the WBC/PPLA Call line is up and running – every evening. You can call them at 844-810-0062 and a therapist is available.


We want to share a few ideas for making the most of this time…


Routine – create a routine for yourself with some things you do everyday that are good for you and keep you grounded.


Get some fresh air-

Get outside everyday even if it’s just an hour – Walk, ride a bike, jog, skateboard. As long as you stay 6 feet from others, you can enjoy our amazing LA sunshine. 


Keep a notebook/journal-

This is a historic time. Write about what’s going on – what you’re feeling – try for ½ page every day. It will be great to look back at how you lived during this time in history – What you did, what you felt, the conversations you had, what you read, drew, listened to, etc.


Read something you always wanted to but didn’t have the time to commit, or write down that song that you’ve been piecing together in your head.




Evening note – End your day each night by taking five minutes to write in your notebook, 2 things you’re grateful for and 1 thing you did well today.   


We will get through this and have our world back soon. In the meantime, stay safe by following the guidelines set out by our Department of Public Health and help those you love do the same.


Below are a few resources for you and to share:



To talk it out with a trained peer or to share with other teens on the message board: access the hotline via text  6-9 pm  text TEEN to 839863 


For reliable public health updates:


For resources through LAUSD:


To relax


Happy Color app: or


LA County Library Online:


Online Museum Tours:


To be physically active


Shape America Monthly Guides: