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    ISLC school offices will be closed as of December 10, 2020 and as of December 7, 2020 there will be no athletic conditioning taking place.  If you need assistance please call (323) 357-7521 or you can email the Administrators at or


    Las oficinas de ISLC estarán cerradas a partir del 9 de diciembre de 2020 y a partir del 7 de diciembre de 2020 no habrá acondicionamiento atlético.  Si tiene preguntas, puede llamar al (323) 357-7521 o enviar un correo electrónico a los administradores a o


    Dec. 3, 2020 Return to Campus Presentation
    Dec. 3, 2020 Coffee With the Principal presentation

    Free Covid-19 testing for islc students, families, and staff

    Book Club

    Want to dive into a good book?  Join us every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to share your love of reading!  Our October selection is The Vanishing Half.  Join us September 24th at 3:00 p.m. to learn more about the author and the book.  See flyer below for more information.  Any questions?  Contact book club sponsor Ms. Antonia Guzman via email at axg3362@lausd.

    Daily Attendance Checklist for Parents

    Lista de verificación de asistencia diaria para padres

    Alumni Voices

    Parent Voices

    Students Eligible to Receive Extra Time to Improve a Failing Grade:

    Complete the form received from your teacher and email it to the counselor:

    MS: Ms. Padilla,

    HS: Ms. Estabrook,

    If your teacher has assigned you an Edgenuity Booster, sign-up for ONLY the course you’ve been assigned.  DO NOT sign up for Edgenuity until you have emailed the counselor your signed form.  If you self-signed up for Edgenuity without emailing the counselor your form first, you will be removed from the course. 

    Refer to the form for your assignments by the teacher.

    All Edgenuity Booster Courses Available Monday, Dec. 21st (some sooner) for student self-enrollment.  

    To self-enroll in a Booster Course, go to:

    Select Student and enter  your Schoology login.


    1) You will see a plus sign next to their name in the top right hand corner. Click on that plus sign. 

    2) You will then see a list of courses to enroll yourself into. You will simple  click “Enroll” on the appropriate course. 

    Click here or here for complete job aids on self-enrolling.



    Schedule for TUESday, january 19, 2021

    Period 1 9:00-10:10 

    Period 3 10:15-11:25

    Advisory H 11:30-12:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory L 11:30-12:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Lunch 12:00-12:30

    Advisory L 12:30-1:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory H 12:30-1:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Period 5 1:05-2:15

    Schedule for WEDNESday, January 20, 2021

    Period 2 9:00-10:10 

    Period 4 10:15-11:25

    Advisory H 11:30-12:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory L 11:30-12:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Lunch 12:00-12:30

    Advisory L 12:30-1:00 Zoom with teacher 

    Advisory H 12:30-1:00 Complete asynchronous work from other classes

    Period 6 1:05-2:15

    Reading Materials

    Great news! L.A. Unified has partnered with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) to provide digital access to students for recreational reading and free tutoring. Students and teachers can now check out ebooks and audiobooks with ease by using the Sora app in Schoology. In addition to the LAPL's collection, every school has a basic collection set up by Sora. The app is pre-installed for all users in the App Dropdown menu.  See the flyer below.

    Middle School Students

    Are you interested in learning about Leadership In Global Logistics?  East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is offering a class to all ISLC Middle School students.  For more information, plan to participate in an Informational Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.   Zoom ID: 819 8768 6857   Passcode: 072332

    Logistics 101-108 for MS and HS Students

    The  8 week college course Logistics 101-108 is now open for enrollment. If you need helping creating an ELAC account or filling in the K12 form, please contact the following students for help:



    Please click here to view more information.

    Community Service Opportunities

    Please visit the school website’s community service page for ideas on how to serve your community virtually!  Remember to upload evidence of your community service to your digital portfolio regularly and show your Advisory teacher!

    Spring Enrichment Classes

    A variety of of enrichment classes are being offered: 

    • Cartooning & Animation A

    • Choir A

    • Dance A

    • Health

    • Intro Theater A

    • Foods & Nutrition A

    • Computer Science A

    • American History of Rock and Roll

    • Constitutional Law A

    • History of the Middle East

    • Intro to Anthropolgy

    • German 1A

    • American Sign Language 1A

    • Spanish 1A

    • Zoology

    • Honors Intro to Forensic Science A

    • Environmental Studies A

    • JROTC Army 2A & Air Force 1A

    • Speech A

    • Honors Great Books

    National Dragon Day

    Happy National Dragon Day (January 16th)! Let’s celebrate our mascot by drawing or making crafts. Submit your creations by Friday, January 22nd, by clicking on the links on this flyer.

    10th and 11th Graders

    College Board is hosting their first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. You are encouraged to sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. You’'ll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics you want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.


    Register at

    Congratulations to the following seniors on their college acceptances!

    Seniors: please share your college acceptance news with Ms. Kawamoto using this form.

    Congratulations to the following seniors on their college acceptances!

    Joey Barco: CSU Los Angeles

    Veronica Castro: CSU Los Angeles

    Steven Cobos: CSU Los Angeles

    Alexander Cortez: University of La Verne and CSU Los Angeles

    Estevan Cortez: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Giselle Cortez: Oregon Institute of Technology

     Juliana Cuevas: Humboldt State University

    Emeline De Jesus: CSU Sacramento and CSU Los Angeles

    Marcos Gonzalez: CSU Los Angeles

    Zachery Guevara: CSU Los Angeles

    Leslie Guzman: Arizona State University and Mount St. Mary’s

    Julia Marquez: CSU Los Angeles

    Ashley Pazos Lara: CSU Los Angeles

    Joshua Ramos: CSU Dominguez Hills

    Seniors!  Are You Checking Your College Portals?

    If you applied to a four-year university, be sure you are checking each of your college portals at least twice a week.  Visit your student center in your portal to view your to do list items.  Confused?  That’s normal!  See Ms. Kawamoto for support.  Many of you have likely been selected for financial aid verification which requires you to submit documents with a deadline.  Check carefully and get started right away.  Make sure you’ve requested a tax transcript if you were unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.  Reach out for help!

    Cal Grant Deadline

    Seniors!  If you haven’t yet submitted your FAFSA, NOW is the time!  You must submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by March 2nd to be considered for a Cal Grant.  Make an appointment with Ms. Kawamoto today to complete your FAFSA.

    Seniors Considering Mount St. Mary’s

    Attention seniors who applied or plan on applying to Mount St. Mary’s:

    Register for an interview time with MSMU that works best for you and the representative will ensure you have your Application Fee and Letter of Recommendation requirements waived. The rep will also work with you individually to either provide an on-the-spot or expedited decision.

    Seniors may use this registration link to sign up:

    Contact Ms. Susana Perez for more information.

    CSU Portals

    If you applied to a CSU earlier, you should already have received emails from most schools with instructions for how to access your student center in your portal. If you haven’t received these emails, check your email on a computer and look in all folders since you can access more folders on a computer than your phone.  See Ms. Kawamoto with any questions about portals. It is very important you check your student center to-do list several times a week.  


    Check out these resources for scholarships!

    CARPE Dec. Newsletter

      Collegeboard Scholarship Search


    Scholly app

    Financial Aid and College Application Support

    Click here to book a 30 min. application review or support session with Ms. Kawamoto before school, after school, lunch, or during your asynchronous Advisory.

    Congratulations Seniors!

    76 out of our 79 seniors (96%) have already submitted a financial aid application and 49 of our 79 seniors (62%)  submitted a college application! Great job seniors! You are on your way!  We’re proud of you!  

    If you need support, schedule an appointment!

    Middle School Woodcraft Rangers

    Please see the information here for the updated MS Woodcraft Rangers offerings.  Free professional tutoring is still being offered Monday-Wednesday. Woodcraft Rangers is also adding a new Anime Club that covers everything from educational table games to breaking down different forms of drawing styles.  


    Dragon Brag Board

    Congratulations to ISLC’s Students of the Month!

    The Little Library on Aldrich Road

    7th Grade ISLC Dragon Angela Estrada was celebrated by the mayor of South Gate on October 3, 2020 for founding the Little Library on Aldrich Road.  Come visit to leave a book or take a book!  We are SO proud of you, Angela, for supporting literacy and service  in our community! 

    Spring 2020 Awards Video

    Congratulations Miles Recio!

    Warren Christopher Scholarship Runner-Up Awardee

    Congratulations to 11th Grader Miles Recio who has been recognized as a “Runner-Up” for the Warren Christopher Scholarship Award. Miles will be awarded with a $500 scholarship upon graduation from high school and enrollment in college. Congratulations Miles!!

    ISLC's 2020 Advanced Placement results are in!  ISLC is proud to report 97% of students that registered in the fall, took the exams.  ISLC's AP English Literature scores for 2020 are 7% above California's and the Global average passing rate.  AP Spanish Language 2020 scores were at 100% passing rate!!!  

    Congrats to our hard working AP students, teachers, and counselors!

    ISLC places 2nd in its size division for the 2020-2021 STATE WIDE Race to Submit!

    The 2020-21 Race to Submit is a statewide campaign that aims to increase the number of financial aid applications for California high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application.

    Class of 2021 Seniors--You are in good hands!

    Please join us in congratulating Emely Juarez Class of 2020 on her Lifetime Perfect Attendance Award!  ABC 7 Disney Channel reporter Eric Resendiz will interview her and her parents for being recognized for not missing a day of school and not every arriving late to class during her K-12 educational journey--a feat accomplished by a short list of LAUSD alumni.  We expect the TV news segment to air during the upcoming days. In the meantime, please also check out Emely’s story via a link to the La Opinion newspaper article in Spanish that published this past Saturday June 13:

    More Proud Dragon News!! 

    Middle School robotics students have placed as finalists in the G4C Challenge Games, a national video game challenge. Wow!!  Winners will be announced at an online ceremony that all are invited to attend.  The Dragon finalists are:            

    Maxsem G. (7th grade)


    Marco U. (7th grade)

    Enjoy some photos featuring Maxsem, Marco, and their work below.  Here’s a game created by Maxsem.  (Have some fun trying to solve this kid’s most challenging game!)

    Here's the link to get a ticket to attend the awards ceremony.

    Good luck Dragons! 

    Tech Support Zoom Room Drop-In Hours for Students and Parents Starts Sept. 21

    Students or parents in need of tech support can drop into the Tech Support Zoom Room for support from an AVID Tutor.  

    Mondays: 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 12:10-12:40

    Tuesdays-Fridays: Advisory H and L (get permission from your teacher)

    Zoom Link Here

    Meeting ID: 875 7659 9651

    Passcode: 089890



    Parent Tech Tips

    Parent Guide to Navigating Schoology through Parent Portal
    Cómo navegar el sitio de Schoology como padre de familia y tutor legal

    Schoology Grade Level Groups

    Please join your grade level Schoology group to stay updated with information!

    Class of 2027 Grade 6: Z276-S2G4-8RXGH

    Class of 2026 Grade 7: JZ79-994X-9HBF2

    Class of 2025 Grade 8: K9CZ-TRST-XW35X

    Class of 2024 Grade 9: BP7C-G95D-WM76M

    Class of 2023 Grade 10: NK22-JXB7-DZNKR

    Class of 2022 Grade 11: H4C2-S3JB-CWQFW

    Class of 2021 Grade 12: TCBG-76JQ-J2C3H