UPDATE: March 23, 2020
With the “Safer at Home” Order in effect through April 19, LAFS will continue online learning for our campus students through the April term. To be specific, after the conclusion of Spring Break (March 30 – April 05), our active campus students will continue in an online capacity as they move to their next course. Additionally, our new April students (beginning 04/06/2020) will also begin their education in an online fashion.
LAFS also has updated the policy for current students to receive Techkits and stipend checks. Please refer to the FAQ page for details.
UPDATE: March 17, 2020
Based on the latest guidance by our Federal Government regarding COVID-19 virus, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, we are limiting campus access for students, staff and faculty through April 5.
As of today, there have been no reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus. Our actions are strictly preventative in line with Federal guidelines.
As of March 16, classes are now being offered online. Students can contact their instructor for any information regarding online class assignments and monitor their school email account closely for further information regarding classes.
Students who do not have access to a computer or have other questions or concerns should contact Student Advising (email@example.com) or at 1-323-860-0789.
UPDATE: March 13, 2020
Starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, The Los Angeles Film School will be moving most of its campus courses online for the remainder of the March term. Instructors will be sending students emails to student lafilm.edu email accounts in the next 24-48 hours with specific information regarding the plan for their course(s). Although some production and studio courses will still hold a small number of sessions on campus, students who are ill or unable to come to campus will be provided alternative options to complete their coursework. Students should work with their instructor to determine the best option for individual students.
Students who do not have access to a computer should contact Student Advising (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Campus remains open and the school will provide classroom space for students who do not have reliable internet access to provide access to the online delivery of instruction.
The Campus will be closed for Spring break from March 30 to April 5.
Students should monitor their School Email account closely for further information regarding classes.
Do not hesitate to contact your assigned Student Advisor or the Student Advising Team (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
UPDATE: March 11, 2020
European Travel Ban
On March 11, 2020 President Trump addressed the USA announcing a variety of actions being implemented by the Federal Government to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Of immediate interest to the LAFS Community is the upcoming ban on travel from Europe to USA announced by the President. A 30-day suspension on travel from mainland Europe to the USA for all persons, excluding USA citizen and USA permanent residents and certain other exemptions, will commence on Friday March 13, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT.
The LAFS Community is strongly encouraged to avoid travel to or from Europe for the immediate future and until such time as these travel restrictions are lifted.
The exact verbiage of the President’s European Travel Ban can be viewed at the below link.
In the event that you were unable to view President Trump’s March 11, 2020 address, same may be viewed at the below link.
UPDATE: March 10, 2020
As recommended by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we request that all faculty, staff, and students returning from travel from the affected countries: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, self-quarantine and not return to campus for fourteen days (14) after their return. Please reach out to your supervisor or academic advisor at 323-860-0789 to make any necessary arrangements.
The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for those who must self-quarantine:
Los Angeles Film School is continuing to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will continue to provide updates from the California Department of Public Health and the CDC as they are made available. Any staff member or student with immediate concerns or questions are encouraged to contact their supervisor or academic advisor.
In an effort to minimize impacts of the virus we encourage all students, staff and faculty to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
- Prepare to have items at home including clear liquids, canned soups and any required medications.
March 3, 2020
The Los Angeles Film School continues to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation and is prepared to respond appropriately, as reported cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the globe.
What we are doing to prepare:
To assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, as well as any potential impact to our campus and scholastic community, the Los Angeles Film School is taking the appropriate steps to implement precautions listed below:
• The School remains in contact with national and local agencies to stay up to date on planning and guidance from state and federal health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• We will continue to provide the latest information for the awareness of our students, staff and overall community via our various communications platforms.
• The School will continue to perform routine environmental cleaning as recommended by the CDC.
• Any staff member or student with immediate concerns or questions are encouraged to contact their supervisor or student advisor.
What you can do:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or into a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands soon after.
• Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
• Prepare to have items at home including clear liquids, canned soups and any required medications.
Additional Information and Resources:
More information can be found at the CDC and World Health Organization websites as well as Los Angeles Film School’s list of frequently asked questions at www.lafilm.edu/alerts/faq.