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Independence Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Our Principal

    Our Principal Ms. Qutio, 2018
    Pencil and crayon on paper
    21.59 cm x 27.94 cm (8½ in × 11 in)






    A Diverse Community School

    The vision of Independence Elementary is to cultivate a learning environment where all students CAN and WILL learn in order to be successful in the 21st century. 

    LAUSD 2018-2019 School Calendar

    Our teachers and school staff work hard every day to help our students. Los Angeles Unified has been unable to reach agreement on a new contract and United Teachers Los Angeles has announced that its members will strike beginning Monday, January 14. Our school will be open and operating on a regular schedule. Central Office employees will be assigned to our campus to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Transportation and meal service will be provided as usual, along with after-school programs. We are asking students to enter and exit through Gate 1 by the MPR in the morning and at dismissal. If you have any questions, please call the office at 323-249-9385. Thank you. Nuestros maestros y personal escolar se esfuerzan diariamente para ayudar a que nuestros estudiantes. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de L.A. no ha podido llegar a un acuerdo sobre un contrato nuevo, y la Unión de Maestros de Los Angeles anunció que sus miembros formarán parte de una huelga a partir del lunes 14 de enero. Nuestra escuela estará abierta y en operaciones dentro del horario regular. Empleados de las Oficinas Centrales serán asignados a nuestro plantel escolar a fin de garantizar la seguridad y bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar. Se proporcionará transporte y alimentación como de costumbre, junto con los programas después del horario regular. Les estamos pidiendo a los estudiantes que entren y salgan por la Puerta 1 acerca del salón de multiusos en la mañana y al salir. Si tienen alguna pregunta, favor de llamar al oficina al 323-249-9385. Gracias.

    An important message for parents and guardians of Independence Elementary School:  

    LAUSD has announced that UTLA has postponed their work stoppage.  Please be aware that there will not be a teacher strike tomorrow and school will resume as regularly scheduled tomorrow and Friday, January 10 & 11, 2019.  We look forward to seeing your child at school. Thank you.


    Un mensaje importante para padres y tutores de la escuela Primaria Independence:

    El Distrito Unificado de Los Angeles ha anunciado que el Sindicato de Maestros ha pospuesto la huelga programada para el dia 10 de enero.  No habrá huelga de maestros mañana y la escuela continuara regularmente mañana y viernes, el 10 y 11 de enero del 2019.  Anticipamos ver a sus hijos en la escuela mañana. Gracias.

    So proud of our Dual-language students and parents for creating a wonderful Dia de Los Muertos altar- celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Culture!

     LDE Robotics Tournament 


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    School Hours

    Instructional Hours

    • 7:50 am - 2:12 pm


    • 7:50 am - 1:09 pm

    Minimum Day

    • 7:50 am - 12:59 pm 

    Shortened Day

    • 7:50 am -1:34 pm

    After-School Programs

    • 2:12 pm - 6:00 pm 

    LAUSD Parent Portal

    7 Absences or Less

    Please join us in reaching our goal of 96% attendance!  This means that students must have:

    • No more than SEVEN TOTAL absences in the entire school year.

    Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Creating a habit of good attendance is important.  Good attendance will help children do well later in high school, college, and work.

    • Be sure to come to school every day

    • Be in the gate by 8:10 a.m.

    • Stay healthy by washing your hands, going to bed on time and eating nutritious meals

    • If your child has a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring him/her to school before or after the appointment