Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 8, 2020 


When parents started calling in 
mid-July, Creative Arts Group 
realized that the community 
of Sierra Madre had needs that 
were not yet being met. With 
schools not going back in person, 
there was clearly an interest 
in art classes that could help 
children express themselves in 
this complicated time. “We want 
to give children a chance to be 
children,” says Executive Director 
Kristin Naran. “Creativity is an 
important part of growing up. 
We want to provide, in a safe way, 
some normalcy.”

In June, Creative Arts Group 
transformed what was once an 
empty driveway into a thriving 
outdoor studio. Starting the 
week of August 17, CAG will 
be offering a 5-week ‘Back to 
School’ Session for children ages 
5-14 in their new shaded, open-
air studio. With the sail shades 
and misters overhead cooling the 
air and everyone wearing masks, 
the new studio is a comfortable 
and socially distanced outdoor 
environment welcoming to all. 

The 5-week session includes classes 
and workshops in clay, papier 
mache, painting, drawing, origami, 
tile painting and mosaic. 

For more information and to 
sign up for classes, please see the 
Creative Arts Group website (www. or give the 
office a call (626-355-8350). 

Outdoor classroom

Offerings in addition to our 
regular classes

5-week back to school 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade



Principal: Cindy Harmon




The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will adhere to new guidance from the 
California Department of Public Health, which recommends that Counties with case rates at 
or above 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers for the re-opening of classroom 
instruction for students in grades TK- 6.

Los Angeles County’s case rate currently is 355 per 100,000 and we will not be considering 
waiver applications, at this point in time.

We know that to many families, this is a disappointing announcement, but it’s based on the 
existing science and data that is guiding all of our decision-making. We need to ensure the 
health and safety of our children, school teachers and staff and all of their families.

This decision will be reconsidered once the case rate falls to the levels recommended by the 

The Department of Public Health will continue to work with all of our partners across the 
County to implement the infection control strategies we know effectively reduce community 
transmission and case rates so that schools can re-open for in-person instruction as soon as 
the data and science tell us it’s safe to do so.

While all schools, public and private, across the County are closed for in-person instruction of 
students, teachers, staff and administrators are allowed to return to school buildings provided 
adults adhere to existing protocols that require physical distancing and infection control measures, 
including wearing face coverings.


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding 
for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the County. The 
Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education is contracting with the Child Care 
Alliance, a network of LA County Resource and Referral /Alternative Payment agencies, to 
distribute vouchers. 

Families seeking early care and education services may call 888-92-CHILD (888-922-4453). 
Eligibility for these vouchers is set by the state. 

At this time, Child Care Alliance are still in the process of implementing the program in partnership 
with LA County. Interested families are encouraged to call Child Care Alliance and 
provide contact information and zip code. The zip code will help them search their database 
for a Resource and Referral agency, which is where they will forward the family’s information. 
Once the program is implemented, a local Resource and Referral agency will reach out 
to the families to provide further details. 

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