Stonehurst STEAM Magnet Elementary School


May Message

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:


We are in strange times.  Never in my tenure in education have we had to close school for an extended period of time due to a pandemic.  I suspect the last time this happened was during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.  Please understand that schools have been closed to protect our students.  The COVID-19 virus does not discriminate against anyone.  It can strike the elderly and the young and LAUSD does not want to take any chances.


During the closure, teachers are continuing to reach out to students via Class Dojo and Zoom teleconferences.  Students all have work to do.  I have been posting online resources on Class Dojo as well.  These resources will help parents engage their children in learning activities.


Please watch for phones, emails, and texts for updates from the district and from me.  Stay safe, stay inside, and take care of yourselves and our children.  We hope to see you soon.




William Bertrand