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Faculty & Staff | May 25, 2020


WESTWords Employee Town Halls Academic Senate
employee photos and Thank You


The latest posts include:
  • Return to Work Challenges
  • The Cold Hard Truth About the Budget
  • You Need to Read This Now


  • Another Intro to Teaching with Canvas class starts on June 8. This class must be completed PRIOR to taking the Intro to Online Teaching and Learning class. (Eric Ichon – May 22)
  • About Cranium Café – May 29 Workshop (Leslie Tejada – May 22)
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA) (Gigi Chamizo-Lew, – May 21)
  • TRIO – Upward Bound accepting High School applicants from Hamilton High School, LA High School, and Dorsey High School. TRIO provides student with College Prep and Academic Support (Celena Alcala – May 23)


Town Hall - Topics included: 
CA Budget Updates; Guided Pathways Update

CORRECTION From the Library 

The Library Newsletter sent last week erroneously stated that VitalSource, a company offering free temporary emergency access to their electronic textbooks through May 25th, had extended the due date to June 8th.

This was an error. RedShelf is the company that has extended their due date for free temporary access. Students should use the link below to create an account using their LACCD email address to borrow books through RedShelf. Students should do this as soon as possible as RedShelf will be renewing the due date for items already checked out.

Foundation Appeal to Benefit Students


President: Patricia Zuk
Vice President: Jennifer Cole
Secretary: Ana Figueroa
Treasurer: Tamara Jones
     1) Norma Kay Boles
     2) Lisa Saperston
     3) Bonnie Blustein
     4) Bryon Curletto
     5) Ryan Edwards
     6) Laurimar Escudero
 District Senators:
     1) Kenneth Taira
     2) Grace Chee
     3) Adriana Martinez
Adjunct Senators:
     1) Eric Wang
     2) Juan Carlos Castillo
Election Facts:
     1) Ballots Submitted = 176
     2) Eligible Voters = 523
     3) Participation = 33.65%

May 2​6 @ 1pm

Zoom Link

Password: 321923



Summer 2020 Tutoring Hours Extended Pharmacy Tech 
Summer Classes Learning Center tutors Health care professionals

Starts June 15 & July 20

Schedule Now Posted

  • Priority Registration Begins ................. MAY 4
  • Open Registration Begins ................. MAY 18
  • Find Your Registration Date (Video)
DID YOU KNOW? Summer online is not new at West. A large percentage of Sumner classes have been offered by the award-winning Distance Education program at West for years.

Tues, June 9 @ 5pm

May 26 - June 6

The Learning Center tutors will be available online for extended hours starting May 26.

May 25 - Holiday

Mon - Thur..........9am - 9pm

Fri........................9am - 5pm

Sat, May 30........11am - 3pm

Sat, June 6..........11am - 5pm

FINALS...............June 2 - 8

Fri, May 25 & 29@ 5pm

Like others in health care, Pharmacy Techs are in high demand, now more than ever. Learn more about how you can prepare at West. RSVP here.

According to, Pharmacy Techs typically earn between $32,000 - $42,000 per year. Pharmacy Techs work collaboratively with pharmacists in community, retail, and hospital pharmacies. 


CNA Info Session
June 3 @ 4pm 

Meeting ID: 995 0601 8479
Password: 144296
Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Dream Center &
LGBTQ Support
Foster Care Youth Panel For High School
Students & Grads
Dream Center and Gay Pride logo Foster care panelists high school student at computer with summer background

Resource News

Check out the latest newsletter with resources for Undocumented Students and LGBTQ Students.

  • DACA Dates to Know
  • Emergency Fund Scholarship
  • Free Internet for Students
  • Un-Doc Talks
  • Summer Internships



Wed, May 27 @ 11:00am

Hear from West students who were part of the Foster Care system, participated in the college NextUp / Guardian Scholars program, and are now headed for universities and the workforce.

Wed, May 27 at 11am on Zoom

College for High School Students

This Summer, high cchool students can get a jump start on college and even complete a high school requirement at the same time...FOR FREE! Other classes offerings include  academic skills, college prep, and career exploration.

Transition from High School to College

This free two-week program prepares high school grads to start college successfully. This course also meets a requirement to qualify for the $0 Tuition Promise Program.

Virtual Recognition Westside ExtensionFor  Transfer News
mobile devices and computer with grad cap on screens child doing yoga, "job search" and budget sheet

Tues, June 9 @ 5pm

TO PARTICIPATE, do the following by MAY 20:

  1. RSVP for the Ceremony (you can even submit a video)
  2. Use the GradImages link sent to your LACCD email to submit info for your GradSlide (Name, Degree/Certificate, optional Photo)

This special event will celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 degree and certificate recipients in a joyful, yet socially safe, environment. 


Free Classes for You & Your Kids

Use your extra at-home time to strengthen your skills or learn new ones through Westside Extension
  • Personal Finance
  • Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
  • Creating Web Pages  
  • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring 
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet
  • FOR KIDS: Slammin' Science; Dance Party; Yoga and more    


Congratulations to all of our students who have been accepted to universities! #GoWestGoFar -  Join our Transfer Success Stories...Tell us where you're going.


University Reps Online


Loyola Marymount University: May 18-22

HBCU Prep: May 19 

UCLA: May 27, 29 & June 3

Idaho U.: May 28

Pepperdine: May 29

USC Engineering: June 5