2021 - 2022 ARCHIVE

Halloween Trunk or Treat 2021


Get Ready for Camp Emerson 2021!

Attention all incoming 6th & 7th Graders..

Emerson is thrilled to once again offer CAMP EMERSON! An opportunity for new incoming students to come to the Emerson campus and meet teachers, hear about middle school and best of all, meet new friends! 

Due to the pandemic, Emerson is offering Camp Emerson on two days: 
1 day for incoming 6th graders
1 day for incoming 7th grader
Even though you’re officially 7th graders, you spent all year online so we want you to come to Emerson in preparation for 7th grade!

Tuesday, August 10th – 6th grade

Wednesday, August 11th – 7th grade

Both days will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will go as follows:  

 8 – 9 – registration and opportunity to purchase Emerson uniform shirts and gear.

9 – 10 – parent orientation with Mr. Watson in the auditorium 

9-2 – student workshops around campus

Lunch will be provided thanks to PACE
Register Here


Mr. Gravning’s Donor Choose Book Drive

Mr. Gravning is trying to get fun and diverse books into the hands of every student who doesn’t have anything to read at home, and Donor’s Choose will be DOUBLING all contributions made on Tuesday, December 1st!  Please consider ending 2020 with a tax-deductible donation that will make 2X the normal impact. 



COVID Testing

LAUSD Covid-19 Test

The LAUSD has launched an initiative to provide COVID-19 testing to students, staff as well as family members of students and staff who test positive or show symptoms.

Learn more by clicking on the images below. 



ELA Announcement

Attention parents and guardians of English Language Learners:Parent representatives are needed for Emerson’s English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) . Parents will work closely with other parents and school administratorson programs and services available to ELD students.  If you are interested in joining the committee or attending ELAC meetings,please contact Mrs. Dillmore at


GATE Information

Highly Gifted Magnet Programs Application Timeline for 2021-2022

During school closures, intellectual testing for identification as highly gifted (HG) or highly gifted applicable (HGA) has been suspended. Based on how the tests are normed, standardized assessments must be conducted face-to-face by an LAUSD designated GATE psychologist in order for the test results to be valid. As a result, the on-time application for Highly Gifted Magnets (HGM) has been adjusted and will occur in spring 2021. Highly Gifted Magnets will not be listed in the Choices/Opciones application during the on-time application window (October 1 – November 13, 2020).

When schools safely reopen, testing will resume and if eligible, interested applicants may use the late application to apply for an HGM and be considered “on time.” Please note that the closing of schools since March has and will continue to impact the timeline for assessments. The Gifted/Talented Programs office is committed to addressing HG eligibility as quickly and equitably as possible. Referrals for HG applicants with pending 2019-2020 school year referrals will be prioritized for testing when schools reopen. The second highest priority for testing will include approved reassessment cases that were initially scheduled for testing in spring 2020, and lastly, any new referrals for HG applicants.

Please refer any Magnet-specific questions to (213) 241-4177 (option 1) or


Homework Help From LA City Libraries

Yep, you read that right!  L.A. City Libraries are stepping up with amazing opportunities for students, including tutoring.  Students must have a virtual library card…for more information, Click here:

L.A. Public Library website: