Hurricane Ian

Attention Students,

Due to the continued effect of Hurricane Ian on the Central Florida region, and in the interest of the continued safety of LAFS online students, staff, and faculty, we are extending the cancelation of our online classes through the end of Friday, September 30th.

Online classes are canceled for Wednesday (9/28), Thursday (9/29), and Friday (9/30).

Our online instructors and advisors will continue to work with both online students and on-ground students who are currently taking an online course to extend deadlines and make pragmatic accommodations, as needed.

Together, our priorities are the safety for and the well-being of our LAFS Community. We will make our best effort to keep you informed of any relevant updates through all LAFS communicative channels. Please stay tuned to local media outlets and the Orange County website (https://www.orangecountyfl.net) for more details regarding Hurricane Ian.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Kyle M. Woody
Vice President, Education

Jackie Otero
Director of Education, Online

Charles Kanganis
Director of Education, Campus

Attention Students: Hurricane Ida

Attention Students,

The Los Angeles Film School continues to monitor the effects of Hurricane Ida to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, staff, and faculty. Currently, online classes are continuing as normal. For all students who cannot access essential services to conduct classwork, please rest assured that your instructors and advisors will work with you on an individual basis to extend deadlines if needed. We understand that power outages and flooding in the affected areas are severe and may extend for a period of time. When you are able to, please email or call your student advising team for further assistance if needed. Please continue visiting Connect and The Los Angeles Film School’s official Twitter account @lafilmschool for updates.

Campus Student Advising

Online Student Advising

Additional Resources

What to do during power outages: https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

Tri-State Area Residents

New York Disaster and Flood Resource Center

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management 

Connecticut Emergency Alerts

Louisiana Residents

Text LASHELTER to 898-211 or call 211 for statewide drive-up shelters

Text NOLAREADY to 77295 for Orleans updates

FEMA Louisiana Resources

Mississippi Residents

Head to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for updates on weather conditions in your area. Click here: https://www.msema.org/

FEMA Mississippi Resources

Winter Storm UPDATE

Winter Storm Update

Attention Students,

The Los Angeles Film School continues to monitor the severe winter weather to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, staff and faculty. Currently, online classes are continuing as normal. For all students who are having trouble accessing essential services to conduct your classwork, please rest assured that your instructors and advisors will work with you on an individual basis to extend deadlines if needed. Please email or call your student advising team for further assistance as soon as you are able, and continue to visit Connect and The Los Angeles Film School’s social accounts for updates.

Campus Student Advising

Please use the contact information below:

Online Student Advising

Additional Resources

Don’t get hooked by a Phishing email!

Don’t get hooked by a Phishing email(s)!

Dear Students,

Phishing emails are scams that seem to come from a trusted source but trick you into giving up private information or taking risky actions. Remember these things when you get any message, even if it looks like it is from a trusted source.

Read the 3 tips below.

Check the sender

Hover over the email address of the sender and make sure it matches what you were expecting.

Check the link

Hover over any hyperlinks and make sure that it is for a credible site before clicking any links. You can always directly type a known URL into your browser instead of clicking a link

Report anything suspicious

If anything doesn’t add up, report it by forwarding the email to Helpdesk@lafilm.edu

– The Los Angeles Film School IMT

COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

As Los Angeles Film School (“LAFS”) continues to closely monitor this evolving global public health situation, we remain committed to keeping our community informed regarding our university’s plans and the CDC’s recommendations as events develop.

Below is a list of some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19, how it might affect the LAFS community, and resources for additional information. 

Q1. What is COVID-19?

Q1. WHAT IS COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Learn about COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Q2. HAS ANYONE at The school BEEN INFECTED?

No case of COVID-19 has been reported at LAFS. Should a case be positively identified, appropriate communications as guided by the Department of Health will take place. For additional information regarding locations impacted by COVID-19 visit the CDC’s global map and the California Department of Public Health’s website.

Q3. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT COVID-19 CAN CAUSE?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 symptoms.

Q4. HOW DOES THE VIRUS SPREAD?

Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet). The virus spreads via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets either land in the mouths or noses of nearby people or are inhaled into their lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and touching their mouth or eyes before washing their hands, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. For more information, visit the CDC page on How COVID-19 Spreads.

Q5. HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) the best preventative steps for any communicable disease include simple but important measures to practice as part of your daily routine, including:

  • 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 arm 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.

Additional information is available from the CDC.

Q6. I AM not feeling well AND NEED TO MISS CLASS/Work. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • Campus students who are ill should not attend class. They should contact their instructor or student advising (advising@lafilm.edu) to discuss appropriate accommodations.
  • Online students who are ill and unable to complete coursework should contact their instructor via the LMS or student advising (onlineadvising@lafilm.edu) to discuss appropriate accommodations.
  • Faculty who are ill should not attend work. Please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone or by text to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.
  • Staff who are ill should not attend work. Please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

Q7. WHAT IF I HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE, I BELIEVE TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?  

  • Take your temperature twice a day and remain alert for fever, coughs, or difficulty breathing.
  • If you develop a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing, self-isolate and contact your primary care physician.
  • Students: in addition to seeking medical assistance, contact your instructors via email or telephone to discuss appropriate class adjustments or accommodations. You can also contact your student advisor directly or advising@lafilm.edu (campus students)/onlineadvising@lafilm.edu (online students) for assistance.

 

  • Faculty: in addition to seeking medical assistance, please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone or text to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

 

  • Staff: in addition to seeking medical assistance, please contact your immediate supervisor and/or the HR department by telephone to discuss possible work continuation and/or accommodations.

 

Additional information and guidance can be found by visiting the CDC pageInterim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Travel-associated or Community Settings.

Q8: WHAT WILL THE school DO IF THERE IS A POSSIBLE CASE IDENTIFIED AMONG STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF?

Should a case be positively identified and confirmed, appropriate communications as guided by the California Department of Public Health will occur and CDC protocols will be followed. Protocols are in place for cleaning campus facilities, classrooms, labs and workspaces of affected students, faculty and staff. Administrators will work to make accommodations for extended student/staff absences. 

HOW IS THE school KEEPING STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF INFORMED? 

LAFS is communicating with our community through the following channels:

  • Via All Users Email Blasts – To Staff and Students
  • Website: lafilm.edu/alerts
  • Via LAFS’s Emergency Notification System –“School Messenger”.
  1. Is THE school PROVIDING MASKS?

The CDC is not recommending the wearing of masks at this time.  

  1. Will Additional cleaning materials and hand Sanitizer be provided for on campus use?

The LAFS will be providing additional hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in areas across campus for student, staff and visitor use.

  • WHERE DO I GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?
    • Contact your medical provider for personal health questions.
  • Non-medical support resources:
    • Students: contact your Student Advisor
    • Faculty/Staff:  Contact HR Department

 

 

Messaging to Students & Staff Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

Messaging to Students & Staff Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

To: Students, Staff, Faculty and our Los Angeles Film School Community

Regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19

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.