Dear Santa Monica Families,
Welcome to Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS); one of five Fenton Charter Public Schools (FCPS) in the Los Angeles area. SMBCCS became a Fenton school in 2012, an organization with over twenty-five years of successful Charter management, instructional practice, and high standards. In the 2020-2021 school year, our school community of staff, students, families and our close partnerships in the area, including Paramount Studios, Uplift Family Services, Codespark Academy, 9Dots, and the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood will work closely to continue to provide high quality, rigorous, and innovative programming and resources to our families as we begin our year in this new and constantly changing virtual world.
SMBCCS will expose students to enriching lessons with an added instructional focus on developing proficiency in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We will provide students with the tools they need to be successful in elementary school and beyond. As the year begins, we are excited to begin with Meet and Greet Car Parades and Virtual Parent Orientations that will assist you in meeting your new teacher and understanding the new year’s expectations of learning. Our car parades will occur at our school campus and our parent orientations will occur on the Zoom platform. The dates and times for our car parades will be provided to families on ClassDojo and through our Robocall and Robotext system.
The first and most important thing we want our families to know is that we are always available to answer your questions and assist you when you need us. To do so, Santa Monica offers several resources including 2 full-time psychologists, 4 educational specialists, a full-time school counselor, a registered behavior technician, 2 state-of-the-art iLabs led by 2 instructional technology coaches that students attend weekly for Computer Science instruction, and an Apple-certified teacher in every classroom. The 2020-2021 school year also brings some exciting news. Every student at SMBCCS will receive a brand new 7th generation Apple iPad with a Logitech Case and Smart Keyboard attachment! Students returning to Santa Monica will begin the year with the iPad provided after our closure. New iPads and Keyboard Cases will be provided to students within the first two months. We are confident this new addition to our instructional program will continue to fuel and empower our students’ exploration within their learning.
During Distance Learning at SMBCCS, one of our main priorities will be maintaining a robust program that meets student needs at all levels both academic and extracurricular to enrich their virtual experience. In order to accomplish this, I strongly encourage all families to make strong connections with their teachers, specifically on Class Dojo, as it will be our school’s main avenue of back and forth communication with our community. It is also very important that all contact information is correct and updated in the main office. Parents may contact our main office at (323) 469-0971.
I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our incredible scholars at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School.
Cary Rabinowitz, Director