Students that do not already have an LAUSD student ID will need to have a baseline negative COVID test within 14 days of the first day of school from an external testing site. You can test at any of the LAUSD testing sites or an external vendor. You will need to create a Parent Portal account and then call the Help Desk line at 213-443-1300 to schedule your test for your student at an LAUSD site. List of external testing sites in English and Spanish.
Students will need to have a baseline negative COVID test within 14 days of the first day of school. Testing at Kester will be available from 8:00am-3:00pm (no appointment necessary) on Wed. August 4th for grades 1-3 and on Wed. August 11st for grades 4-5. Click for more information in Spanish or English. You can test externally or at any of the LAUSD testing sites. List of external testing sites in English and Spanish.
Make sure you have your LAUSD e-mail and password available and login to Schoology. If you do not have your LAUSD e-mail and password, you can reset your password here.
School will start at 8:00 am on Monday, August 16th for all grades.
TK/K and 1st grade parents will have a chance to come to school to find out their who their teacher is the week before school.
Information on the above will be sent out the week before school and posted here.
Siblings can be dropped off at the same gate. Please drop off at the youngest sibling's assigned gate. Drop off the first week of school starts at 7:30am. Following that, drop off is at 7:45am. First bell is at 7:55am. Class starts at 8:00am.
All class assignments are tentative for the first few weeks of school.
Transitional Kindergarten is available for children born between September 1 and December 2. This two-year program focuses on kindergarten readiness in the first year with a transition to traditional kindergarten in the second.
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TITLE ONE funds are CRUCIAL to KESTER! We need your help!!!!
We NEED families to fill out a lunch application ASAP. This needs to be done EVERY YEAR!!! More information on funding here. Apply at myschoolapps.com online today! Change the Language on the top right of the page, if needed.