Students & Families

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Welcome Back, Jaguars!

Welcome to our Student and Parent Resources. You can find access to everything from our calendars, Parent/Student Handbook, campus communications, and more.

Explore the links below for detailed information. If you can’t find what you are looking for, try using the search feature or feel free to contact us!

Athletics & Support

Check out our list of current clubs and athletics! All clubs are student led and supervised by a campus staff member. Clubs
  • Roller Skating
  • Gaming
  • Concrete Queenz Skateboarding
  • Photography
  • ARC
Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cheer
Our school welcomes all students, regardless of background, and encourages everyone to join our inclusive community. We enhance our instructional programs and professional development to ensure that English Learners (ELs) engage deeply in rigorous and challenging content. Valuing family and community partnerships, we leverage their diverse languages, skills, cultures, and experiences. We empower all stakeholders to prioritize the needs of ELs, integrating ELD principles across our curriculum, supporting their academic growth, and affirming their cultural and linguistic identities throughout their educational journey Learn More
Special Education & Psychological Services Commitment Ánimo Legacy’s special education and psychological services team is committed to addressing barriers to learning through an integrated academic, social-emotional and behavioral system that bridges services to students with disabilities in an inclusive environment. Our Approach We provide high-quality and accessible programming that embraces the strengths of our students. Our special education supports are designed to foster a highly inclusive and supportive environment for all of our scholars and their families. Department Contact Information Dr. Susana Campo Senior Director of Special Education & Psychological Services Special Education Program Administrator Didi Smith [email protected] School Psychologist
Aida Jaramillo 6th Grade School Psychologist [email protected]
Zuleica Gutierrez 7th Grade School Psychologist [email protected]
Janeth Hernandez 8th Grade School Psychologist [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions: Can my child attend Ánimo Legacy if they have an IEP? Yes, we are a public school and welcome all students. I have questions about my child’s IEP. Who should I reach out to? Please contact the school and ask to speak with your child’s special education teacher. Who should I contact for a special education evaluation or support for my child? Please contact our school psychologist to share your concerns. Related Links: Notice of Procedural Safeguards Special Education Rights of Parents and Children -English Aviso de Garantías Procesales Derechos a la Educación Especial de Padres-Español Understanding The IEP Process, For Parents- VIDEO English
Our School Liaison is: Melissa Peña Community School Manager 1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600 The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act for Homeless Children and Youth entitles all homeless school-aged children to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to non-homeless students. To that end, Green Dot has adopted the following policy regarding the enrollment and education of homeless students: A homeless student is defined as a person between the ages of two and eighteen who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youths who:
  • Live in an emergency or transitional shelter; abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Live “double-up” with another family or are sharing the housing of other persons, due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Live in a hotel or motel due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations.
  • Live in a trailer park or campsite due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations.
  • Have been abandoned at a hospital.
  • Reside in a home for school-aged, unwed mothers or mothers-to-be if there are no other available living accommodations.
  • Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
  • Are a migratory or abandoned, runaway, or throwaway youth that qualifies as homeless because he/she is living in circumstances described above.
Homeless status is determined in cooperation with the parent or guardian. In the case of unaccompanied youth, status is determined by the School Liaison. School Liaison The principal designates the following staff person as the School Liaison for homeless students: Melissa Peña Community School Manager 1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600 323-565-1600 The School Liaison shall ensure that:
  1. Homeless students are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies.
  2. Homeless students enroll in and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed at Green Dot.
  3. Homeless students and families receive educational services for which they are eligible, including
  4. Head Start and Even Start programs, and referrals to health care services, dental services, mental health services, and other appropriate services.
  5. Parents/guardians are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
  6. Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children is disseminated at places where children receive services, such as schools, shelters, and soup kitchens.
  7. Enrollment/admissions disputes are mediated in accordance with law, the Green Dot charter(s), and Board policy.
  8. Parents/guardians and any unaccompanied youth are fully informed of all transportation services, as applicable.
  9. The School Liaison collaborates with State coordinators and community and school personnel responsible for the provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths. Enrollment
Green Dot shall immediately admit/enroll the student (subject to the school’s capacity and pursuant to any procedures stated in the charter), even if the student lacks records normally required for enrollment. Records will immediately be requested from the previous school. If the student needs to obtain immunizations or does not possess immunization or other medical records, the Principal or designee shall refer the parent/guardian to the School Liaison. The School Liaison shall assist the parent/guardian in obtaining the necessary immunizations or records for the student.
  • On-site school psychologists and college counselors
  • Student-tailored academic Advisory course
  • Restorative Justice Discipline Model
  • Community Building opportunities and grade-level events
  • Mental health and behavioral support for all students
  • Tutoring and office hours to support students’ academic needs
  • Personalized learning for all students

Parent Resources

Jaguar families can find important information here including portal login links, policies, calendar, and opportunities to partner in your student’s education. 

For more in-depth policies, please visit our policy and compliance page. 

Want to speak to our school staff or teachers?

News & Announcements

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Students & Families

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the Student and Parent Resources section of the website. Here you will find access to everything from our calendars, Parent/Student Handbook, campus communications, and so much more.

See the links below for detailed information. If you can’t find what you are looking for, try using the search feature or contact us.

Athletics & Support

We are in our probation year with CIF athletics. This is also the first year students have the opportunity to compete in games against other schools. Additionally, campus clubs are available to all students and are offered based on advisor schedules. All clubs are student led and supervised by a campus staff member. We provide multiple clubs through our exclusive Expanded Learning program-at no cost to our families. 
  • Volleyball (W)
  • Cross Country (Co-ed)
  • Basketball (W,M)
  • Soccer (M)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Softball (W)
  • Cheerleading (Co-ed)
Clubs available to students include:
  • Associated Student Body (ASB)
  • Campus Ambassadors (CAs)
  • City of Gamers
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Latinx Allies United (LAU)
  • Yearbook
Our school welcomes all students, regardless of background, and encourages everyone to join our inclusive community. We enhance our instructional programs and professional development to ensure that English Learners (ELs) engage deeply in rigorous and challenging content. Valuing family and community partnerships, we leverage their diverse languages, skills, cultures, and experiences. We empower all stakeholders to prioritize the needs of ELs, integrating ELD principles across our curriculum, supporting their academic growth, and affirming their cultural and linguistic identities throughout their educational journey. Learn More
Special Education & Psychological Services Commitment Ánimo City of Champion’s special education and psychological services team is committed to addressing barriers to learning through an integrated academic, social-emotional and behavioral system that bridges services to students with disabilities in an inclusive environment. Our Approach We provide high quality and accessible programming that embraces the strengths of our students. Our special education supports are created with high structure in order to foster a highly inclusive supported environment for all of our scholars and their families. Department Contact Information Dr. Susana Campo Senior Director of Special Education & Psychological Services [email protected] (323) 565 – 1600 Special Education Program Administrator Lizzie Downes [email protected] School Psychologist Christine Brice [email protected] Frequently Asked Questions: Can my child attend Ánimo City of Champions if she/he has an IEP? Yes, we are a public school and welcome all students. I have questions about my child’s IEP. Who should I reach out to? Please contact the school and ask to speak with your child’s special education teacher. Who should I contact for a special education evaluation or support for my child? Please contact our school psychologist to share your concerns. Related Links: Notice of Procedural Safeguards Special Education Rights of Parents and Children -English Aviso de Garantías Procesales Derechos a la Educación Especial de Padres-Español Understanding The IEP Process, For Parents- VIDEO English
Our School Liaison is: Melissa Peña Director of Student Support Services 1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600 323-565-1600 The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act for Homeless Children and Youth entitles all homeless school-aged children to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to non-homeless students. To that end, Green Dot has adopted the following policy regarding the enrollment and education of homeless students. A homeless student is defined as a person between the ages of two and eighteen who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youths who:
  • Live in an emergency or transitional shelter; abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Live “double-up” with another family/are sharing the housing of other persons, due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • Live in a hotel or motel due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
  • Live in a trailer park or campsite due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
  • Have been abandoned at a hospital;
  • Reside in a home for school-aged, unwed mothers or mothers-to-be if there are no other available living accommodations;
  • Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Are a migratory or abandoned, runaway, or throwaway youth that qualifies as homeless because he/she is living in circumstances described above.
Homeless status is determined in cooperation with the parent or guardian. In the case of unaccompanied youth, status is determined by the School Liaison. School Liaison The Principal designates the following staff person as the School Liaison for homeless students: Melissa Peña Community School Manager 1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600 323-565-1600 The School Liaison shall ensure that:
  1. Homeless students are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies.
  2. Homeless students enroll in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed at Green Dot.
  3. Homeless students and families receive educational services for which they are eligible, including
  4. Head Start and Even Start programs, and referrals to health care services, dental services, mental health services, and other appropriate services.
  5. Parents/guardians are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
  6. Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children is disseminated at places where children receive services, such as schools, shelters, and soup kitchens.
  7. Enrollment/admissions disputes are mediated in accordance with law, the Green Dot charter(s), and Board policy.
  8. Parents/guardians and any unaccompanied youth are fully informed of all transportation services, as applicable.
  9. The School Liaison collaborates with State coordinators and community and school personnel responsible for the provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths. Enrollment
Green Dot shall immediately admit/enroll the student (subject to the school’s capacity and pursuant to any procedures stated in the charter), even if the student lacks records normally required for enrollment. Records will immediately be requested from the previous school. If the student needs to obtain immunizations or does not possess immunization or other medical records, the Principal or designee shall refer the parent/guardian to the School Liaison. The School Liaison shall assist the parent/guardian in obtaining the necessary immunizations or records for the student
  • On-site school psychologists and college counselors
  • Student-tailored academic Advisory course
  • Restorative Justice Discipline Model
  • Community Building opportunities and grade-level events
  • Mental health and behavioral support for all students
  • Tutoring and office hours to support students’ academic needs
  • Personalized learning for all students

Parent Resources

Champion families can find important information here, including portal login links, policies, calendar, and opportunities to partner in your student’s education. 

For more in-depth policies, please visit our policy and compliance page

Want to speak to our school staff or teachers?

News & Announcements

Bell Schedule

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