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Coronavirus Updates for Students

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On-Campus Vaccination Events

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Ups & Get Up to $300 Bookstore Gift Cards!

LAVC is partnering with Care Ambulance Service and Fulgent Genetics to hold special on-campus COVID-19 Vaccination pop-ups for students, employees and the public. All three vaccine types will be available—Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. Walk-ups are welcome. 

As incentives, current LAVC students and employees will get a $150 gift card to the LAVC Bookstore for each dose received. Students need to be enrolled in at least one Summer or Fall LAVC class, and LAVC students and employee must have recieved his/her vaccine at this special pop-up to receive the LAVC Bookstore gift cards.

LAVC students who get vaccinated against COVID-19 are also eligible to recieve up to a $150 incentive (thanks to a partnership with the Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges and Kaiser Permanente). All LACCD students with a valid vaccination card dated on or after June 16, 2021 can apply for the $75 districtwide incentive.  If a student brings a friend or family member to get vaccinated, they can receive a maximum of $150, until all funds are used.  LACCD students must apply to the Foundation via the LACCD student portal with the “Kaiser Max the Vax” link.

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up - July 3

Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up - July 29

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot F

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up - July 31

Date: Saturday, July 31
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up - August 7

Date: Saturday, August 7
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up - August 31

Date: Tuesday, August 31
Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Location: LAVC Parking Lot A

If you have any questions about this event, please call 818-947-2600 or email AdminServices@lavc.edu.


Online Campus Services

LAVC is offering a menu of online/remote campus services as well as online academic support to you so you can stay on top of your educational goals. 

From counseling and special programs to tutoring and library services, we’re here and ready to help you online:

Want to learn on how to use the different features on the LACCD SIS Portal? Visit LACCD SIS Portal Student Help.


Contact Us

While remote/virtual services and instruction continues at LAVC, we encourage you to reach out to us for assistance.

One way to do that is to contact us directly via email, or contact departments through Cranium Cafe.

Here are the different ways in which you can reach us:


Educational Needs Resources & Grants

LAVC is committed to supporting student success while on-campus instruction and services remain online, including online/remote support services as well as laptop and technology grants for students in need. 

Please select from the menu of links below to learn more:


EMERGENCY FEDERAL STIMULUS AWARDS

LAVC students enrolled in Fall 2021 classes may be eligible to receive up to $1000 in federal stimulus funds for emergency basic needs. To qualify, the students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have LAVC as their home campus,
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units in Fall 2021
  • Be eligible for the California College Promise Grant or CA Dream Act, or demonstrate economic hardship resulting from COVID-19

Fall registration is going on now. Register online for a Fall class on the myCollege.laccd.edu Student Portal, and also complete the California College Promise Grant Application.

If you need assistance or have questions, contact LAVC Online Student Support.


EMERGENCY BASIC NEEDS, LAPTOP/TABLET & TECHNOLOGY GRANTS

In addition, LA Valley College will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes.

Grant awards (up to $500) are one-time only and will be determined on a need basis. Eligibility will be determined using the following criteria:

  • LAVC is your home campus,
  • Be enrolled in six units or more, and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Student can apply for both of the awards noted below. A panel will review your application and will determine eligibility. You will be notified of your award via email.

The following are the two award application process:

Emerency Laptop/Tablet Award

To apply:

  1. Go to the mycollege.laccd.edu Student Portal
  2. Navigate to Scholarship Tile
  3. Proceed to Explore Scholarship: Search Scholarships
  4. Use the Keyword: Emergency Laptop Scholarship 

Emergency Technology (Hot Spot or Internet Service) & Basic Needs Grant Award 

To apply: 

  1. Complete the Summer 2021 Emergency Funds Application Form or scan the QR code below.

QR Code for the Summer 2021 Emergency Grant Application

If you have any questions about your application, email the Student Services Office at hurwitfa@lavc.edu.


FREE WI-FI ACCESS FOR STUDENTS

Los Angeles Valley College is now offering free wi-fi access to enrolled Spring 2021 students who need reliable wireless internet connect.

Students can access free wi-fi on campus to complete their coursework in Parking Lot F (Monday-Sunday from 5 a.m.-10 p.m.) from their personal vehicle. Access to Parking Lot F is available from the Ethel Avenue entrance at Burbank Boulevard.

All students on campus must follow LAVC/LA County Health Protocols, stay in their vehicle, wear a mask, and always practice physical distancing. Note: restrooms are not available and there is no access for recharging devices.

Find out how to access campus Wi-Fi.


LOW-COST INTERNET OPTIONS

$50 Monthly Broadband Internet Discount for Low-Income Students

Consumers can begin applying and enrolling for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, an FCC program which help families and households to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households are able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

There are three ways for eligible households to apply:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742.
     

Additional Low-Cost Internet Options for Students

As the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) LACCD continues to offer the majority of courses remotely in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Internet access will be required for participation in many class activities. Several organizations provide low-cost Internet access to students. As a courtesy, contact information for several providers is provided below for your consideration. Download the Low-cost Internet Options for Students Guide [PDF].


BOOK LOANS

LAVC Monarch College Store Financial Aid Book Loan Program

A financial aid book loan has been established in the College Monarch Store to allow qualified financial aid students to purchase the required instructional materials at the store. 

The loan amount due will be automatically deducted from the student's grant refund. Should the student become ineligible for their grant, the loan is owed immediately and is a responsibility of the student. A hold will be placed on your record if funds are not collected.

These funds are limited.

All students who qualified for the Book Loan received an email from Los Angeles Valley College with details on how to place their order.


FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON TEXTBOOK ORDERS

Free Ground Shipping at the LAVC Monarch College Store on Student Textbook Orders for Summer 2021

For a limited time, LAVC students can receive free ground shipping on their Summer 2021 textbooks from the LAVC Monarch Campus Store (Bookstore). 

The LAVC Monarch Store is currently closed to in-person service, but you can still get your textbooks, LAVC gear and supplies using our convenient online website. Simply select your items at the LAVC Monarch Campus Store, and we will provide free ground shipping. 

Download the LAVC Monarch Campus Store Textbook Order Guide [PDF].


ONLINE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

LAVC Library

The LAVC Library is offering students online access to research materials including ebooks, articles, movies, tutorials, and more. In addition, librarians are available via email Monday–Friday (during operating hours) and 24/7 via real-time chat to help you find what they need. For the latest information on Library services and hours, visit the Library’s Online Services Information
 

LAVC Academic Resource Center's Online Tutoring

The LAVC Academic Resource Center is offering free online tutoring through NetTutor on Canvas or the SIS portal. It is also offering remote academic support tutoring services are available by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) through Canvas and Zoom. For self-instructional resources and updates, visit the LAVC Academic Resource Center webpage


STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunities & Responsibilities for Kids)

The CalWORKs Program is an education and training program established for students who are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits.

Dream Resource Center (DRC)

The Dream Resource Center supports undocumented students throughout their educational journey and provide accurate information about how to access and experience higher education.  
 

CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)

The CARE Program supports the unique needs of EOPS students who are single parents by promoting self-sufficiency and academic success through tailored workshops, additional counseling, educational materials and financial assistance for child care related expenses.
 

EOPS (Extended Opportunities Programs & Services)

The EOPS Office assists eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational challenges. It provides the following "over and above" services: counseling, tutoring, textbook service, workshops, priority registration, progress monitoring, and other helpful services. 
 

Family Resource Center (FRC)

The Family Resource Center provides supportive services to LAVC students who are parents. It offers a Student Parent Program, parenting workshop, infant and toddler playgroups, internships, children clothing exchange, diapers, wipes and formula, and fun family events.
 

Guardian Scholars / NextUp

The Guardians Scholars NextUp/CAFYES is designed to provide support for current and former foster youth attending Valley College.
 

PASO STEM (Promoting Awareness of STEM Opportunities - Science Technology, Engineering, Math)

The PASO STEM Office promotes STEM awareness and encourages completion of STEM certificates and degrees to help produce more community college STEM transfers to four-year institutions. 
 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

The SSD Program provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers.
 

TRiO Upward Bound / Math Science

The TRiO Program is a support system designed for first generation, low income and/or disabled students. It offers individual counseling, individual tutoring, academic workshops, cultural activities, transfer information, computer labs, and complimentary school supplies.
 

Umoja / Black Scholars

The Umoja/Black Scholars Program is a mentorship-based learning community created to foster greater culturally relevant engagement, sense of belonging, and academic success for LAVC students of color.
 

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services Office assists students who served in the U.S. Armed Forces to initiate their educational benefits. It offers tutoring, mentor program, psychological counseling, and access to support services on and off campus.


OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

LA County Library Access from Home

The LA County Library Access from Home program has many digital resources you can access 24/7, no matter where you are. All you need is your library card number and PIN.


Basic Needs Resources

In an effort to help connect our students who may be stuggling or facing difficulties, LAVC has complied a list of local basic need resources that are available.

Please select from the menu of links below to learn more:


FOOD RESOURCES

LA Food Bank Pantry Locator

To find a local food pantry in your area, visit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Pantry Locator.
 

Local Food Pantry/Resources

The CalWORKs/LAVC Helping Hands Project has compiled a list of local food banks:

Open Monday-Friday
  • Salvation Army San Fernando Valley Corps
    14917 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys CA, 91411
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Eliza Shanks Homes, Inc.
    13055 Weidner Street, Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

  • SOVA Community Food and Resource Program
    16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys CA, 91406
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

  • SOVA Community Food and Resource Program
    6605 Odessa Avenue, Van Nuys CA, 91406
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

  • Congregational Church of Chatsworth
    20440 Lassen Street, Chatsworth CA, 91311
    Hours: Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00 PM

Only Open on Selected Days of the Week
  • Wild Horse Children’s Foundation
    828 Harding Avenue, San Fernando CA, 91340
    Hours: Monday & Thursday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

  • Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
    7400 Tujunga Dr., North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • Apostolic Worship Center
    12541 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • Redeemer Lutheran Outreach
    20025 Chase Street, Winnetka CA, 91306
    Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Only Open on Mondays
  • MFP-Central Lutheran Church
    6425 Tyrone Ave, Van Nuys CA, 91401
    Hours: 2nd & 4th Monday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Only Open on Tuesdays
  • SFV Japanese American Community Center
    12953 Branford St., Arleta CA, 91331
    Hours: Tuesday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • One Generation
    18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda CA, 91335
    Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM (Until Supplies Are Gone)

Only Open on Wednesdays
  • Centro de Vida International Church Movement
    9251 Burnet Avenue, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Wednesday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • RCCG Victory House of California
    16730 Schoeborn Street, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Wednesday 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • Houses of Light Church Corporation
    19359 Londelius Street, Northridge CA, 91324
    Hours: Wednesday 1:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • Iglesia Bautista Renacer
    10000 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills CA. 91345
    Hours: Wednesday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Only Open on Thursdays
  • Church on the Way
    14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405
    Hours: Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Only Open on Fridays
  • MFP-St. Ferdinand Church
    1109 Coronel Street, San Fernando CA, 91340
    Hours: 2nd & 4th Friday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • North Valley Caring Services
    15453 Rayen Street, North Hills CA, 91343
    Hours: Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Khalsa Care Foundation
    9989 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima CA, 91331
    Hours: Friday 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

For additional resources, visit the LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry.
 

California Meals for Kids Mobile App

The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites. For more information, visit the California Department of Education CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application.
 

LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers

The Los Angeles Unified School District has Grab & Go Food Centers that are available to LAUSD students: 

LOCAL DISTRICT CENTRAL
  • Barack Obama Preparation Academy
    1700 W. 46th St., Los Angeles 90062

  • Berendo Middle School
    1157 S. Berendo St., Los Angeles 90006

  • Burbank Middle School
    6460 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90042

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

  • Eagle Rock High School
    1750 Yosemite Drive, Los Angeles 90041

  • Liechty Middle School
    650 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles 90017

  • Los Angeles Academy Middle School
    644 56th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011

  • Manual Arts High School
    4131 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90037

  • RFK/UCLA Community School
    700 S. Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles 90005

  • Santee High School
    1921 Maple Ave., Los Angeles 90011

  • Sotomayor Arts/Sciences Magnet
    2050 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles 90065

  •  Thomas Starr King Middle School
    4201 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles 90029

  •  Virgil Middle School
    152 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90004

LOCAL DISTRICT EAST
  • Bell Senior High School
    4328 Bell Ave., Bell 90201

  • Ellen Ochoa Learning Center
    5027 Live Oak St., Cudahy 90201

  • Gage Middle School
    2880 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park 90253

  • Garfield Senior High School
    5101 E. 6th St., Los Angeles 90022

  • Hollenbeck Middle School
    2510 E. 6th St., Los Angeles 90023

  • Lincoln Senior High School
    3501 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90031

  • Marquez Senior High School
    6361 Cottage St., Huntington Park 90255

  • Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) Magnet
    5800 King Ave., Maywood 90270

  • South East Senior High School
    2720 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate 90280

  • South Gate Senior High School
    3351 Firestone Blvd., South Gate 90080

  • Torres High School
    4211 Dozier St., Los Angeles 90063

  • Wilson Senior High School
    4500 Multnomah St., Los Angeles 90032 

LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHEAST
  • Byrd Middle School
    8501 Arleta Ave., Sun Valley 91352

  • East Valley Senior High School
    5525 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood 91601

  • Fulton College Preparatory School
    7477 Kester Ave., Van Nuys 91405

  • Maclay Middle School
    12540 Pierce Ave., Pacoima 91331 

  • Mount Gleason Middle School
    10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland-Tujunga 91040

  • Panorama Senior High School
    8015 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City 91402

  • Romer Middle School
    6501 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood 91606

  • San Fernando Senior High School
    11133 O’Melveny Ave., San Fernando 90140 

  • Sylmar Charter High School
    13050 Borden Ave., Sylmar 91342

  • Van Nuys Senior High School
    6535 Cedric Ave., Van Nuys 91411

LOCAL DISTRICT NORTHWEST
  • Chatsworth Charter High School
    10027 Lurline Ave., Chatsworth 91311

  • Columbus Middle School
    22250 Elkwood St., Canoga Park 91304

  • Kennedy High School
    11254 Gothic Ave., Granada Hills 91344

  • Mulholland Middle School
    17120 Vanowen Ave., Lake Balboa 91406

  • Porter Middle School
    15960 Kingsbury St., Granada Hills 91344

  • Sepulveda Middle School
    15330 Plummer St., North Hills 91343

  • Sutter Middle School
    7330 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka 91306

LOCAL DISTRICT SOUTH
  • Banning Senior High School
    1527 Lakme Ave., Wilmington 90744

  • Curtiss Middle School
    1254 E. Helmick St., Carson 90746

  • Dana Middle School
    1501 S. Cabrillo Ave., San Pedro 90731

  • Dymally High School
    8800 San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90003

  • Edison Middle School
    6500 Hooper Ave. Los Angeles 90001

  • Fremont Senior High School
    7676 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90003

  • Gompers Middle School
    234 E. 112th St., Los Angeles 90061

  • Markham Middle School
    1650 E. 104th St., Los Angeles 90002

  • Narbonne Senior High School
    24300 Western Ave., Harbor City 90710

  • Peary Middle School
    1415 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena 90247

  • Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School
    4110 Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles 80910

  • White Middle School
    22102 S. Figueroa St., Carson 90745

LOCAL DISTRICT WEST
  • Audubon Middle School
    4120 11th Ave., Los Angeles 90008

  • Bernstein Senior High School
    1309 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood 90028

  • Cochran Middle School
    4066 W. Johnnie Cochran Vista, Los Angeles 90019 

  • Daniel Webster Middle School
    11330 Graham Place, Los Angeles 90064

  • Dorsey Senior High School
    3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles 90016

  • Harte Preparatory Middle School
    9301 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles 90044

  • Marina Del Rey Middle School
    12500 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles 90066

  • Muir Middle School
    5929 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90044

  • Washington Preparatory Senior High School
    10860 S. Denker Ave., Los Angeles 90047


FOOD INSECURITY SCHOLARSHIP

LACCD Foundation Food Insecurity Scholarship -
Kroger/Ralph’s/Food for Less Gift Cards for LACCD Students

If you are experiencing food insecurities that compromise your ability to continue your studies or successfully engage in classes, you can apply for a "Food Insecurities Scholarship" to receive a $50 Kroger/Ralphs/Food for Less gift card. 

  1. To apply, go to the Food Insecurites Scholarship link.
  2. Complete the online Food Insecurities Application and submit.
  3. If selected, you will be notified by a scholarship administrator. 
  4. Scholarship recipients will need to accept/decline the award online, and complete a thank you letter to the donor.

HOUSING / SHELTER RESOURCES

COVID-19 Renter Protections Information

Information on COVID-19 Renter Protections from evictions and rent increases is available at the Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department Covid-19 Renter Protections.
 

Homeless Services

  • LA Family Housing
    7843 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
    (818) 982-4091
    Hours: 8am-5pm
     
  • Burbank Temporary Aid Center
    1304 W Burbank Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91506
    (818) 848-2822
    Hours: 9am-12noon,1:30-5pm
     

Campus Peer Navigator Program

Community college students (ages 18-25) experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness can contact the Campus Peer Navigator Program for resources. Download the Campus Peer Navigator Program Flyer [PDF]

Referral services are also available for students 25 years and older. 

Contact:
Brigette Zarazua Quintero, Campus Peer Navigator 
The Village Family Services
818.755.8786 
Email Brigette Zarazua
 

Continuum of Care / Point of Contact for Unhoused Individuals

Individuals experiencing homelessness can find the point of contact for unhoused individuals by viewing the State of California Continuum of Care List [PDF]. 

Contacts:
Elsa Fraire Contreras, 213-233-4761, efcontreras@lahsa.org 
Peter Lynn, 213-683-3333, plynn@lahsa.org
 

Los Angeles Room & Board Pilot Program

Current low-income LACCD students who are experiencing homelessness can apply for the Los Angeles Room & Board (LARNB) Pilot Program, which will provide with transitional housing, meals and other student support services in a large, single dwelling building in Westwood, near UCLA. Due to COVID-19, the program will start now with only about 35 students. 

Students interested in the program are encouraged to fill out the LARNB Opportunity House application


SHOWERS & HYGIENE SERVICES

Expanded Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Los Angeles have deployed expanded hygiene services to better support our unsheltered neighbors.

For a link of these services and a guide to proper handwashing written by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, download the Expanded Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles Guide [PDF].


MEDICAL/HEALTH & TESTING RESOURCES

LAVC Student Health Center & Psychological Services

The LA Valley College Student Health Center is available to help you with medical services via telephone at (818) 763-8836, press option #4, or visit the Valley Community Healthcare's Patient Services.
 

COVID-19 Medi-Nurse Line

California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area. Call the COVID-19 Medi-Nurse Line at 1-877-409-9052.
 

Free COVID-19 Testing for LA County Residents

Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles offers COVID-19 testing all Los Angeles County residents. For COVID-19 testing information, go to the City of Los Angeles Free COVID-19 Testing.
 

Substance Abuse Helpline

People struggling with substance abuse can reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline:

SAMHSA Distress Helpline
Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
TTY: 1-800-846-8517


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

LA County Mental Health Access Line

If you are feeling stressed, d​expressed, or anxious and need to talk with someone ​contact @lacdmh

LA County Dept. of Mental Health 24/7
Access Line: 1-800-854-7771
Text: "LA" to 741741
 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. Call 800-273-8255 or text “Hope” to 916-668-ICAN).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hotline (4/9/2020): Access 24/7 video relay service by dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TTY 1-800-799-4889).
 

Emotional & Community Support Resources

LAVC Student Health Center's Psychological Services

The LA Valley College Student Health Center is available to you 5 days a week via telephone to handle all of your mental health needs. Therapists are available for phone sessions if you are finding yourself upset, depressed, worried, scared, or anxious about the current pandemic, or any other stress in your life.

Call Valley Community Healthcare at (818) 763-8836, press option #4, to speak with a case manager dial extension 1455, or visit the Valley Community Healthcare's Patient Services webpage.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

LAVC Domestic Violence Resource

LAVC has certified staff who are available to talk with students who are experiencing domestic violence to provide resources and support. 

Contact:
Ellie Rabani
email Ellie Rabani
 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or a loved one are in need of support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 anytime, 24/7, for free and confidential support. You are not alone.
 

LA City Text - 911 

Mobile users in LA now have the ability to send text messages to 911, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 911, a potentially life-saving option.
 

Domestic Violence Shelter

If you need to locate a Domestic Violence Shelter, please call the DV Hotline at (800) 978-3600 or through 2-1-1.


IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

CHIRLA is offering one-on-one appointments every other Friday through a virtual platform for our students, faculty and staff who need legal immigration services. For more information, visit the LAVC Dream Resource Center webpage.


UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Angelenos

If you were laid off, furloughed or had your hours reduced, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from the State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). These benefits are available for all CA residents who have authorization to work in the U.S. and meet other eligibility requirements. Other unemployment benefits are available for self-employed and "gig" workers. Download the Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Angelenos Guide [PDF]
 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

If you are out of work or had your hours reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. This benefit is for gig workers, freelancers, the self-employed, business owners, individuals with limited work history and others not usually eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The assistance is distributed by California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) and is available to all eligible CA residents who have authorization to work in the U.S. Download the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Guide [PDF].


OTHER SERVICES & RESOURCES

Resources for LAVC Student

The Family Resource Center has complied an online Google Folder with numerous resources for students.

Income Benefits for College Students

The LAVC CalWORKs Office has posted a Student Income Resources for College students [PDF].

 


LAVC Virtual Town Halls

LAVC VIRTUAL TOWN HALL FOR STUDENTS - JULY 12, 2021

LAVC President Dr. Barry Gribbons holds regular Student Town Halls on YouTube to share the latest Valley College updates with students and answer questions. Below is the list to the latest Student Town Hall:

To view the recording of past Student Town Halls, visit the LAVC President's Student Town Hall webpage. You can also find a complete list of LAVC videos on the Los Angeles Valley College YouTube channel.

STUDENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FROM PAST TOWN HALLS

Looking for an answer to your question? Please check our compiled list of the student questions and answers [PDF] from our past Student Town Halls with President Gribbons.
 

LAVC VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE - MARCH 22, 2021

LAVC held a campus town hall to share information about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. Keith Norris of the UCLA Department of Medicine presented facts about the COVID-19 vaccination and answered questions about the vaccine.


Updates for Student

The following are the latest campus updates for students at Los Angeles Valley College:

Posted: 07/10/2021 

Join us for the LAVC Virtual Student Town Hall on Monday, July 12

You're invited to hear a campus update from Dr. Gribbons at the LAVC Student Town Hall on Monday, July 12 at 1 p.m. on YouTube Live.

Hear about plans for re-opening for in-person services, federal relief resources, on-campus vaccination events, and more. He will also answer questions posted on the chat.

To schedule a YouTube reminder for the July 12th LAVC Student Town Hall

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 07/05/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - July 5-11, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for July 5-11, 2021.


Posted: 06/28/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - June 28-July 4, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for June 28-July 4, 2021.


Posted: 06/21/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - June 21-27, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for June 21-27, 2021.


Posted: 06/14/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - June 14-20, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for June 14-20, 2021.


Posted: 06/10/2021

$250 Awards available for enrolled Summer students

Dear Students,

LA Valley College students who are enrolled for Summer 2021 may be able to receive a $250 federal stimulus award. To be receive the award, you must:

  • Have LAVC as your home campus,
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units, AND
  • Be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (fee waiver) or the CA Dream Act, or demonstrate economic hardship resulting from COVID-19

Don't miss this chance on the $250 award! Register for a Summer class on the myCollege.laccd.edu Student Portal, and complete your California College Promise Grant Application.

Summer registration going on now. Summer classes start Monday, June 14 with additional classes starting in July! For registration assistance, contact our Online Student Support.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 06/7/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - June 7-13, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for June 7-13, 2021.


Posted: 06/04/2021

You're Invited to the LAVC Virtual Student Town Hall on June 7 at 1pm

Dear Students,

Please join Dr. Gribbons for an end of Spring campus update on Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. on YouTube Live.

Get details about Federal stimulus funds available for Summer and Fall students, vaccination events on campus, and much more! He will also answer your questions posted on the live chat; be sure to log into your YouTube account.

Schedule a reminder for the June 7th LAVC Student Town Hall on YouTube.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 05/31/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - May 31-June 6, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for May 31-June 6, 2021.


Posted: 5/26/2021

You're Invited to the LAVC 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on June 8, 9 a.m.

Dear Students,

Celebrate the Class of 2021 at LAVC's Virtual Graduation Ceremony

The Los Angeles Valley College invites you to view the 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony! Join us online for the 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m.

This unique ceremony will include all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional ceremony. There will be student videos, remarks from the Los Angeles Valley College President, Dr. Barry Gribbons, LACCD Chancellor, Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, LACCD Board of Trustee Steven Veres, Academic Senate President, Chauncey Maddren, student speaker Kristina Sullivan and Associated Student Union President, Farouk Ajibola will recite the Pledge of Allegiance. In addition to speeches, the Los Angeles Valley College Choir and Chamber Singers will perform an original song written by the students.

We encourage you to comment and congratulate the graduates and post pictures tagging @lavalleycollege #LAVCProud.

How to View the Ceremony:

On June 8th at 8:45am, log into the LAVC Facebook Page or YouTube Channel to view the ceremony. 

If while logging in you experience technical difficulties, please contact the LAVC IT department at lavc-techsupport@laccd.edu or (213) 460-3274

What to expect?

  • This pre-recorded ceremony will include all graduates who RSVP’d to participate.
  • Each graduate will have a slide with their name and the degree(s) earned.
  • Graduates who took their photo will have their picture on the slide. 
  • The ceremony will include a congratulatory message from LAVC professors, departments and staff.
  • Experience the same format of an in-person Commencement ceremony, from speakers, music, and the turning of the tassel.
  • Watch the Virtual Graduation Ceremony through LAVC’s YouTube and Facebook.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 5/3/2021

Reminder - Revised Process for Coming for In-Person Classses at LAVC

We would like to remind all students taking in-person classes to complete the online health screening on the LAVC SAFE App or the "Covid-19 Symptom Self-Checker" on the LAVC website every day you access the campus. 
 

LAVC Process for Coming on Campus for Students

Effective May 3, 2021, the following is the process for students taking in-person classes to come to campus:

  1. Read the latest LACCD Safety Advisories.
  2. Before coming onto the campus each day, complete the LAVC health screening using the LAVC Safe app (see below for instructions) or the LAVC webpage.
    • NOTE: Student athletes should continue to follow the check-in process set by the Athletics department and their coach
  3. While on-campus, LACDPH and LACCD Safety Advisory must be adhered to at all times, including:
    • Wear facial coverings
    • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance
    • Wash hands regularly

How to Use the LAVC SAFE App

View the LAVC Process for Coming On Campus on LAVC Coronavirus Updates - Campus Procedures.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 5/3/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - May 3-9, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for May 3-9, 2021.


Posted: 5/2/2021

New Campus Check-In Procedure for In-Person Classes

In response to the changing conditions of the pandemic, LAVC wants to let you know that it is updating the way everybody will access to the college.

New Procedure for Campus Check-In

Effective May 3, 2021, all students scheduled to come to campus for in-person classes should either use the LAVC SAFE App or the "Covid-19 Symptom Self-Checker" on the LAVC website every day that they access the college. You will no longer need to check in with the Sheriff each day.

Student athletes--Please continue to follow the check-in process set by the Athletics department and your coach.

Download the How to Use the LAVC SAFE App flyer.

How to Use the LAVC SAFE App
 

COVID-19 Vaccination Info

Want to stay safe and get vaccinated? COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all L.A. County residents. Find an appointment at myturn.ca.gov, or click on the graphic below.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all L.A. County residents. Find an appointment at myturn.ca.gov

Sincerely,

Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 4/26/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - April 26-May 2, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for April 26-May 2, 2021.


Posted: 4/19/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - April 19-25, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for April 19-25, 2021.


Posted: 4/16/2021

Campus Update from President Gribbons at Student Townhall on April 19 at 1 p.m.

Please to join President Dr. Barry Gribbons for a campus update at the LAVC Student Town Hall on Monday, April 19 at 1 p.m. on YouTube Live. 

President Gribbons will share infomation on:

  • Plans for Summer classes
  • Fall Semester plans for on-campus (in-person) and online classes
  • Emergency Student Aid Grants for laptops and technology needs
  • Update on the graduation ceremony

Got questions? He will be answering questions posted on the live chat, so please log into your YouTube account to post your question.

Set your YouTube reminder for Monday's Student Town Hall.

Sincerely,

Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 04/12/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - April 12-18, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for April 12-18, 2021.


Posted: 3/29/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - March 29-April 11, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for March 29-April 11, 2021.


Posted: 3/22/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - March 22-28, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for March 22-28, 2021.


Posted: 3/17/2021

LAVC Town Hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine – Monday, March 22 at 4pm

Please join us for a special LAVC Town Hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine on Monday, March 22 at 4 p.m. on YouTube Live. Dr. Keith Norris of the UCLA Department of Medicine will present facts about the COVID-19 vaccination and answer questions you have about the vaccine.

There will be a FREE DRAWING for current students who attend for a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards!

View the LAVC Town Hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine Flyer.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 3/15/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - March 15-21, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for March 15-21, 2021.


Posted: 3/8/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - March 8-14, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for March 8-14, 2021.


Posted: 3/1/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - March 1-7, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for March 1-7, 2021.


Posted: 2/26/2021

Campus Update from President Gribbons at Student Town Hall on March 1

Please join President Dr. Barry Gribbons for an campus update at the LAVC Student Town Hall on Monday, March 1 at 1 p.m. on YouTube.

He will share information on scholarships, free laptops/tablets, student government elections and much more! You will also be able to get your question answered on the live chat. Please set a YouTube reminder for our March 1 Student Town Hall.  

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 2/12/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - February 22-28, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for February 22-28, 2021.


Posted: 2/15/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - February 15-21, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for February 15-21, 2021.


Posted: 2/8/2021

Valley Weekly Student Newsletter - February 8-14, 2021

Weekly campus newsletter for students with important LA Valley College news, announcements and events. Read the Valley Weekly Student Events Newsletter for February 8-14, 2021.


Posted: 2/8/2021

Welcome to the Spring Semester 2021

Dear Students,

Welcome to Los Angeles Valley College

We are so excited to have you join us this Spring, and look forward to helping you on a path to success as you reach your educational goals.

Here is some helpful information to get you started on your first day of class:

Questions about your Class?

Please contact the instructor if you have class questions or to request a permission number. Learn how to email instructors through the LACCD SIS Class Search.

How to Access Your Online Class

To log into your online class through the SIS/Canvas:

Canvas Support & Chat

Get help on how to use Canvas by visiting the Canvas Support Page in the Student Portal. You will be able to search questions about using Canvas and access the Canvas Support Chat. You can also contact our Virtual Valley Help Desk for assistance.

Limited In-Person Classes

All classes are being held online, except for a few classes that are being offered completely or partially face-to-face. Check your class schedule in the Student Portal to see whether your class is offered online or in person.

Adding a Class & Permission Numbers

You can enroll online for all open full-term classes until the end of the day on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. After February 9, 2021, you will need a permission number to enroll in all full-term classes. To request a permission number, contact the instructor. To be officially added to the class, the permission number will need to be entered in the Student Portal. The last day to add a class online with a permission number is February 21, 2021.

We're Here to Help You Succeed

Check out these academic and support services and programs that are here to help you.

Laptops & Technology Grants are Available

LAVC will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes. Learn how to apply for Laptops/Tablet, Technology & Basic Needs Grants.

Student Support Program

Let us help you be more successful at Valley College. Check our student support programs designed to help students succeed. We also have programs for students who are parents and students in STEM majors, and more!

Academic Support & Library Resources

The LAVC Academic Resource Center has free online tutoring available. The LAVC Library offers 24/7 access to FREE live help at “Ask A Librarian,” online research and reading materials, and FAQ and online “Get Research Help” guides for self-directed learning.

Los Angeles Valley College’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

LAVC is committed to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change. Visit our site for more information about this important ongoing work.

Got More Questions or Need Assistance?

The LAVC Welcome Center is here to help you. Please email, call or chat live with Welcome Center staff in our Student Support Help Desk.

Sincerely,

Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 1/29/2021

Campus Update with President Gribbons at the LAVC Student Town Hall on Monday

Dear Students,

Join Dr. Gribbons at the LAVC Student Town Hall on Monday, February 1 at 1 p.m. on YouTube. Get an update on Laptop Grants and Covid-related financial awards for students, and more! He will also be answering your questions on the live chat. Set a reminder for the February 1 Student Town Hall on YouTube.

Sincerely,
Los Angeles Valley College


Posted: 12/15/2020

Welcome to LAVC. Need a Laptop for School?

Dear New Student:

Welcome to Los Angeles Valley College!

We understand the many challenges that students face during this pandemic. The campus has a limited supply of computer devices that we can award to new students that do not have one. We encourage you to apply.

To apply:

  1. Go to the SIS Student Portal (mycollege.laccd.edu),
  2. Navigate to Key Links & Help Tile,
  3. Proceed to the Scholarship link to the Student Login button.

The award requirements include:

  • Los Angeles Valley College is your home campus.
  • You are enrolled in at least 6 (six) units for Winter 2021 or Spring 2021.
  • Your application explains a demonstrated need and verification of such need.

Devices will be mailed to you. It is important that you provide us with a secure and verifiable mailing address.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the Office of Student Services at HURWITFA@LAVC.EDU. In your email, please include your student name, ID number, and student email address.

Wishing you a successful semester,

Florentino Manzano, Vice President
Student Services