FL Employee Handbook

As part of our first steps toward a return to campus, below you will find LAFS’s “RETURN-TO-CAMPUS GUIDELINES” that have been developed based upon regulations, guidelines and recommendations on protective measures related to COVID-19, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the State of California recommendations for public/private institutions, the California Department of Health, and the City and County of Los Angeles. As the year continues to unfold and new information surfaces, we will update you upon any modifications or adjustments made to this plan.

Florida Employee Handbook

CA Employee Handbook

California Employee Handbook

As part of our first steps toward a return to campus, below you will find LAFS’s “RETURN-TO-CAMPUS GUIDELINES” that have been developed based upon regulations, guidelines and recommendations on protective measures related to COVID-19, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the State of California recommendations for public/private institutions, the California Department of Health, and the City and County of Los Angeles. As the year continues to unfold and new information surfaces, we will update you upon any modifications or adjustments made to this plan.

Classes Available 2022

February 2022 Term for Campus Students

We continue to strategically phase in and increase our selected hands-on, in-person courses for the February term (Jan 31-Feb 26). For our Film, Audio, and Music Production programs, please see the selected courses for on-campus learning below. February term schedules will be posted for all programs as of the end of the day on Monday, 01/24/2022.  

For more resources and information, please visit the Connect Site here to view COVID policy documents and updates including:

      1. Free COVID-19 testing information
      2. The Los Angeles Film School’s Vaccination Choice Policy
      3. Guidelines for your return to campus
      4. Check-in procedures at The Los Angeles Film School campus
February
Liberal Arts

SBS 101 Media and Culture (Hybrid – Campus Optional every Thursday)

Film PRODUCTION

FMP 120 Introduction to Production (Starting week 2)
FMP 130 Digital Editing I (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 150 Production Design I (optional zoom)
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 246 Sound Production Design I
FMP 260 Directing II
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management (on–campus optional week 3 only)
FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and Steadicam
FMP 445 Thesis Writing and Development (on Campus for the 4th week)
FMP 455 Film Thesis Production (production with confirmed stage space will commence as scheduled)

Audio & MUSIC Production

Permission is granted to allow limited alumni and guest performers/musicians who are essential to the functioning of educational project-based productions to participate in studio bookings via the Studio Booking website.

Music Production Courses

MPR 100 Musical Listening and Identification  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 121 Music Theory 1  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 222 Genre Based Production  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 260 Music Production for Media  (week 3 and 4 only)

Audio Production Courses

RCA 223 Signal Processing and Effects (week 3 and 4 only)
RCA 232 Pro Tools Essentials (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 240 Audio for Media (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
APR 300 Visual Media Essentials (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording

Ivar Theatre

RCA 286 Live Sound Production
APR 440 Show Production

ANIMATION

CAN 110 Digital Painting 1 (week 3 and 4 only)
AVE 240 Character Animation 1 (week 3 and 4 only)
AVE 346 Visual Effects Production 2 (week 3 and 4 only)
AGA 360 Environment Art (week 3 and 4 only)

January 2022 Term for Campus Students

The L.A. Film School will remain remote through the January term with the exception of selected hands-on, in-person courses (see below). We know you are excited to get back to a more normalized campus class structure. We too are also eager to have all students on campus. In the meantime, please carefully read over the program updates below currently in effect for January.

Additionally, for the courses that require hands-on training components, we will reinstate our limited, in-person instruction within select courses and academic experiences (detailed below) beginning January 03, 2022. It is important to remember that while we are delaying our full reopening,  our Vaccination Choice policy begins January 03  and all students, faculty, staff and pre-approved guests scheduled to be on campus, are required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test to be approved to be on campus.  LAFS’s Vaccination Choice Policy and FAQs are located here.   

JANUARY
Film PRODUCTION

FMP 120 Introduction to Production (Starting 1/11/22)
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 150 Production Design I (optional zoom)
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 246 Sound Production Design I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management (on–campus optional week 3 only)
FMP 437 Advanced Cinematography II
FMP 445 Thesis Writing and Development (on Campus for the 4th week)
FMP 455 Film Thesis Production (production with confirmed stage space will commence as scheduled)

Audio & MUSIC Production

Permission is granted to allow limited alumni and guest performers/musicians who are essential to the functioning of educational project-based productions to participate in studio bookings via the Studio Booking website.

LARS

APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording

Ivar Theatre

RCA 286 Live Sound Production
APR 440 Show Production

Given the current surge of positive COVID-19 cases within our county propelled by the Omicron variant, it is necessary that we deliver the majority of our educational offerings in remote format for the first two weeks of the January 2022 term.  

Additionally, for the courses that require hands-on training components, we will reinstate our limited, in-person instruction within select courses and academic experiences (detailed below) beginning January 03, 2022. It is important to remember that while we are delaying our full reopening,  our Vaccination Choice policy begins January 03  and all students, faculty, staff and pre-approved guests scheduled to be on campus, are required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test to be approved to be on campus.  LAFS’s Vaccination Choice Policy and FAQs are located here.   

All other courses will be delivered in a remote format for the first two weeks of the January Term.

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the June 2021 Term

Dear Student,  

With a spirit of optimism and gratitude, we announce that, in accordance with L.A. County guidelines, The Los Angeles Film School will continue to increase our offering of on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs for the June 2021 term.   

Your Program Director or Instructor will notify you via your school email account if you are registered for a course that will have on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs or studio access. You can see below for a list of the courses that will have campus accessibility. 

Participation in the selected class or lab sessions on campus is optional. If you prefer to remain remote for the June term, you should contact your Academic Advising Coach to discuss your course options.  

Upon review of recommendations and operational plans from the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and other governmental and higher education resources, the school has developed a “Return-To-Campus” plan. The school has adopted health and safety policies and procedures that all faculty, staff, and students will be required to follow. The policies and procedures are available here.  You must confirm your agreement to abide by them in advance of resuming any campus activities.  

Our intention is to continue to expand the number of on-campus labs and academic activities while remaining compliant with the guidelines on all points. Please note that you should still access all administrative and auxiliary services remotely as you will not be allowed on campus unless you are attending a scheduled class or lab.  We will monitor progress and provide an update as the June term progresses. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus in the months to come and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of The Los Angeles Film School community. 

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in June are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the June term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and SteadiCam
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 130 Digital Editing I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 120 Introduction to Film Production
FMP 290 Postproduction
FMP 150 Production Design I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management
FMP-125 Screenwriting I
FMP 246 Sound Production and Design I
FMP 306 Sound Production Design II
FMP 437 Adv Cinematography II
FMP 445 Writing for Thesis and Development
FMP 450B Thesis Film Preproduction II
FMP–455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in June are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the June term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Note the courses available for students to take on campus are listed in cyan.

Music Production Associate of Science
Musical Listening and Identification
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Composition and Programming
Sequencing Technologies
Songwriting and Development 
Quantitative Principles
Genre-Based Production
Advanced Music Composition and Programming
Digital Recording Principles 
Mixing Concepts and Techniques
Music Business Essentials
Creative Presentation
Music Production for Media
Advanced Production and Industry Skills 

Audio Production Associate/Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Musical Listening and Identification
Music Theory I
Sequencing and Synthesis
Signal Processing and Effects
Pro Tools Essentials 
Audio for Media
Quantitative Principles
Advanced Pro Tools
Mixing Concepts and Techniques
Audio System Technology
Analog Studio Recording
Large Format Consoles
Creative Presentation
Live Sound Production
Music Business Essentials
Visual Media Essentials
Historical Archetypes and Mythology
Advanced Audio for Media
Advanced Postproduction
Statistical Applications
Advanced Sequencing & Synthesis
Interactive Audio
Leadership & Organizational Behavior
Advanced Mixing
Advanced Studio Recording
Mastering
Contemporary Art
Event Management
Show Production 
Professional Writing
Creative Portfolio 1
Website Design
Creative Portfolio 2 

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the April 2021 Term

The Los Angeles Film School will start offering a limited number of on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs beginning in the April 2021 term. If you wish to continue taking your courses remotely, you will have the option to do so for at least the next six months.   

Your Program Director or Instructor will notify you via your school email account if you are registered for a course that will have on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs or studio access (see below).

The Los Angeles Film School is not yet permitted to fully open. The School chose courses for this initial step based upon those courses that are essential for students nearing their graduation who are in need of hands-on technical training to complete their academic requirements.

Again, participation in the selected class or lab sessions on campus is optional. If you prefer to remain remote for the April term, you should contact your Academic Advising Coach to discuss your course options.  

Upon review of recommendations and operational plans from the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and other governmental and higher education resources, the school has developed a “Return-To-Campus” plan. The school has adopted health and safety policies and procedures that all faculty, staff, and students will be required to follow. The policies and procedures will be sent to you via your school email account and you must confirm your agreement to abide by them in advance of resuming any campus activities.  

Our intention is to continue to expand the number of on-campus labs and academic activities in May while remaining compliant with the guidelines on all points. Please note that you should still access all administrative and auxiliary services remotely as you will not be allowed on campus unless you are attending a scheduled class or lab.  We will monitor progress and provide an update as the April term progresses.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in the months to come and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of The Los Angeles Film School community. 

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in April are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the April term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 437 Advanced Cinematography II
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and Steadicam
FMP 455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in April are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the April term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Music Production, Associate of Science
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 270 Advanced Production and Industry Skills

Audio Production, Associate of Science
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
RCA 286 Live Sound Production

Audio Production, Bachelor of Science
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording
APR 491 Creative Portfolio II

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Introduction to Production make-up labs (students signed up prior to 8/2020)
Cine I make-up labs (selected students signed up between 5/2020-3/2021)

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the May 2021 Term

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in May are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the April term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 335 Advanced Grip and Electric
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 130 Digital Editing I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 120 Introduction to Film Production
FMP 290 Postproduction
FMP 150 Production Design I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management
FMP-125 Screenwriting I
FMP 246 Sound Production and Design I
FMP 450B Thesis Film Preproduction II
FMP–455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in May are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the April term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Music Production Associate of Science
MPR 201 Songwriting and Development
MPR 222 Genre Based Production
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 270 Advanced Production and Industry Skills

Audio Production Associate of Science
APR 240 Audio for Media
RCA 253 Advanced Pro Tools
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
RCA 286 Live Sound Production

Audio Production Bachelor of Science
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording
APR 310 Advanced Audio for Media
APR 320 Advanced Postproduction
APR 440 Show Production
APR 490 Creative Portfolio 1
APR 491 Creative Portfolio II

Student COVID-19 Testing Sites

Student COVID-19 Testing Sites

Free COVID Tests are available to students and staff of The Los Angeles Film School.

February 2, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

Latest Information on Rapid/PCR Testing on Ivar:

1. Effective Thursday, February 3rd, the Hours of Operation are changing to 8 AM – 4 PM.

2. Both Rapid tests and PCR tests are being performed, so it may take longer than originally expected.

WALK-UP SIDE-WALK COVID TESTING

Location: Ivar (between Sunset and Selma)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM
Test Expiration Date: Test results are valid for 5 days, from the day of testing

Plum Testing’s Process: 

1. You will need to park your car and then walk over to Ivar (between Sunset and Selma).

2. Prior to walking up for your test, complete and submit this [Form Here].

a. The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

b. To fill out the form:

i. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

ii. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

iii. Your Form is now complete.

3. The test will be monitored and managed by a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

4. Once you take the test, please leave the area to wait for your test result.

5. When the result is received, the CNA will send you your result via email, the average wait time is 7 to 15 minutes. 

The L.A. Film School Process:

6. With a negative result, please UPLOAD your result to the Student Connect Site.

7. The test result will be approved, and you will have access to the campus.

8. Should your test be positive, please return home and call your instructor.

For those of you that have been fully Vaccinated, you do not need to do weekly testing. Though, please upload your Proof of Vaccination Card to the Student Connect Site before going to Campus. Further information is provided to you via your LAFS email and the Student Connect Site.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as this new system gets going.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

Other testing Sites: Two of the best options are through LA County and Walgreens.
    1. LA County 
      • PCR test detects the virus that causes COVID-19.
      • 3 types of tests are being offered: nose, mouth and throat.
      • It typically takes between 24 to 48 hours to receive your test results. You will be notified by email, text, phone call, and in some cases by mail, depending on the site. It is very important that you provide accurate and complete information when registering. LA County will use this information to contact you with your test results.

2. Walgreens

      • There are two labs and the turnaround time on the test results depends on location and the lab used.
      • 24 to 48-hour turnaround to receive your test results.

January 13, 2022

Hello Students,

If you are planning to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, please read on. To expedite the process, please submit this form in advance of arriving to campus and note the 6-digit number you receive. The lab will use this number to identify you and send your results.  https://medlabonlineportal.com/zCovidTest.aspx?org=738

NEW: With the surge in testing around the country, we inevitably expect delays in the turnaround time of our results. Please be aware that your test results taken on Friday could come back as late as Tuesday or even Wednesday of next week. If you are testing weekly in compliance with our COVID policy and do not get your test results back in time for a scheduled in-person class, please remember you have another option:

      1. Free testing sites found at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through these new testing challenges.

Sincerely,

The Los Angeles Film School

January 20, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

If you plan to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022, please review the following.

The testing lab has changed the form needed for the drive-thru testing tomorrow.  Here is the new [Form Here]. 

The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance is on Ivar at the corner of Ivar and Selma.

This form will be open for submissions after 10 PM tonight, 1/20/22. 

How to fill out your form before you arrive:

      1. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

      2. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

      3. Your form is now complete.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

COVID-19 Testing Sites

COVID-19 Testing Sites

February 2, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

Latest Information on Rapid/PCR Testing on Ivar:

1. Effective Thursday, February 3rd, the Hours of Operation are changing to 8 AM – 4 PM.

2. Both Rapid tests and PCR tests are being performed, so it may take longer than originally expected.

WALK-UP SIDE-WALK COVID TESTING

Location: Ivar (between Sunset and Selma)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM
Test Expiration Date: Test results are valid for 5 days, from the day of testing.

Plum Testing’s Process: 

1. You will need to park your car and then walk over to Ivar (between Sunset and Selma).

2. Prior to walking up for your test, complete and submit this [Form Here].

a. The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

b. To fill out the form:

i. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

ii. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

iii. Your Form is now complete.

3. The test will be monitored and managed by a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

4. Once you take the test, please leave the area to wait for your test result.

5. When the result is received, the CNA will send you your result via email, average wait time is 7 to 15 minutes. 

The L.A. Film School Process:

6. With a negative result, please UPLOAD your results to the Staff Connect Site.

7. The test result will be approved, and you will have access to the campus.

8. Should your test be positive, please return home and call your supervisor.

For those of you that have been fully Vaccinated, you do not need to do weekly testing. Though, please upload your Proof of Vaccination Card to the Staff Connect Site before going to Campus. Further information is provided to you via your LAFS email and the Staff Connect Site.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as this new system gets going.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 27, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

We have terrific news!  Starting this coming Monday, January 31, 2022, side-walk walk-up RAPID testing will be available for Los Angeles Film School at the corner of Ivar and Selma. This testing is open to the public and is available to you and your families. These testing services will be operated and provided by Plum Testing.

PLEASE NOTE: The drive-thru testing on the 6353 rooftop will no longer be offered. 

NEW Walk-up RAPID Testing:

Location: Corner of Ivar & Selma
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7AM to 4PM
Test Expiration Date: Test results are valid for 5 days

Plum Testing’s Process:

    1. Please park and then walk to the  Corner of Ivar & Selma
    2. Prior to walking up for your test, you will need to complete and submit this [Form Here]. 
    3. Video instructions are available on how to complete and submit your form [Watch Video Here].
    4. To fill out the form:
      • Fill in your personal information on page one, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.
      • The second page will ask if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.
      • Your form is now complete.

The test will be monitored and managed by a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Once you take the test, please leave the area to wait for your test result. When the result is received, the CNA will send you your result via email, average wait time is 7 to 15 minutes. 

The L.A. Film School Process:

    1. With a negative result, please UPLOAD your result to the Employee Test Result Portal.
    2. The test result will be approved, and you will have access to the campus.
    3. Should your test be positive, please return home and call your supervisor.

The L.A. Film School will no longer use UrgentMed for RAPID testing. This is a new testing set up for LAFS and Plum Testing. Thank you for your understanding and patience as our new system gets going.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as this new system gets going.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 10, 2022

Hello LAFS Family,

This is a friendly reminder of our scheduled weekly testing site if you plan to work or take class on campus. This will occur every Friday until further notice.

Please note that the on-site testing will only be performed on the B2 rooftop with drive-thru and walkups. We will notify you via email if anything changes.

Next Testing Date: Friday, January 14, 2022

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance is on Ivar at the corner of Ivar and Selma.

Update: On-site testing will only be performed on the B2 Rooftop with drive thru and walkups.

If you are coming to campus just to get tested:

    • Drive thru testing will now be available on the rooftop parking at 6353 Sunset Blvd. 

    • If you are not driving, access to the rooftop parking will be on Sunset Blvd.  Signs will be posted outside the main lobby entrance with directions to the rooftop testing site.

    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:

    • Please record the number you receive after you submit your form for your first time. This is your Patient ID #. In the future, just enter your Patient ID number to submit the form and take the test.

    • Test Link Site

    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.

    • Once you are tested, you will be expected to leave the campus.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal found site on LAFS CONNECT.
    • If it is a positive result, please contact your direct manager. 

If you are coming to campus to work and want to get tested:

    • If you are already approved to be on campus, please check-in as you normally would by completing the attestation, temp check and badge in to get your campus wristband.

    • If you are not already approved to be on campus, before coming to campus, you must upload, either a vaccination record showing you are fully vaccinated, or a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours to the Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECTAcceptable test results must have your name and the date of test visible.

    • Once you have checked-in and are cleared to be on campus, you can go to the rooftop parking at 6353 to get tested during the hours of operation listed above. 

    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test: 

    • Please record the number you receive after you submit your form for the first timeThis is your Patient ID #. In the future, just enter your Patient ID number to submit the form and take the test.

    • Test Link Site

    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.

    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT.  This negative test result will be valid for the following work week.

    • If it is a positive test result, please contact your direct manager.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 13, 2022

Hello Staff, 

If you are planning to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, please read on. To expedite the process, please submit this form in advance of arriving to campus and note the 6-digit number you receive. The lab will use this number to identify you and send your results. https://medlabonlineportal.com/zCovidTest.aspx?org=738 

New: With the surge in testing around the country, we inevitably expect delays in the turnaround time of our results. Please be aware that your test results taken on Friday could come back as late as Tuesday or even Wednesday of next week. If you are testing weekly in compliance with our COVID policy and do not get your test results back in time for work, please remember you have other options: 

      1. UrgentMed – you can make an appointment for a rapid test. Before you go, complete the form (attached below) by filling in your Name, Birth Date and Date of Service 
      2. Free testing sites found at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through these new testing challenges. 

Sincerely,  

The Los Angeles Film School 

January 20, 2022

Hello Los Angeles Film School Family,

If you plan to take advantage of the on-site campus testing tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022, please review the following.

The testing lab has changed the form needed for the drive-thru testing tomorrow.  Here is the new [Form Here]. 

The video is available [Watch Video Here]. Please complete and submit the attached form before driving up for your test.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance is on Ivar at the corner of Ivar and Selma.

This form will be open for submissions after 10 PM tonight, 1/20/22. 

How to fill out your form before you arrive:

      1. The first page is where you submit your personal information, upload your drivers’ license and sign. This information is confidential it is not sold or seen by anyone other than those processing your test.

      2. The second page asks if you have insurance. If you do have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance ID card and click submit.

      3. Your form is now complete.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles Film School

January 5, 2022

Hello ~ We are hoping for a wonderful turnout of employees and students to take advantage of our on-site COVID-19 testing initiative beginning this January. We had a great response of appreciation thus far to our on-campus testing site, and have an important update about this Friday, January 7th.  The changes discussed here are for January 7, 2022, ONLY.

Date: January 7, 2022

Hours of Operation:  8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:

    • 6353 Rooftop parking located on IVAR St. Then entrance in on Ivar at the Southeast corner Ivar and Selma).
    • Update: On-site testing will not be available at 6690 as initially communicated.

If you are coming to campus just to get tested:

    • Drive thru testing will now be available on the rooftop parking at 6353 Sunset Blvd. 
    • If you are not driving, access to the rooftop parking will be on Sunset Blvd.  Signs will be posted outside the main lobby entrance with directions to the rooftop testing site.
    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:
    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test.  You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.
    • Once you are tested, you will be expected to leave the campus.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal found site on LAFS CONNECT.
    • If it is a positive result, please contact your direct manager. 

If you are coming to campus to work and want to get tested:

    • If you are already approved to be on campus, please check-in as you normally would by completing the attestation, temp check and badge in to get your campus wristband.
    • If you are not already approved to be on campus, before coming to campus, you must upload, either a vaccination record showing you are fully vaccinated, or a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours to the Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT. Acceptable test results must have your name and the date of test visible.
    • Once you have checked-in and are cleared to be on campus, you can go to the rooftop parking at 6353 to get tested during the hours of operation listed above.
    • To speed up the process, use the link below to the online form that must be completed and submitted electronically before you can take the test:
    • This is a PCR COVID-19 test. You will receive the results in 24-48 hours via email.
    • Once you receive a negative test result, please upload it to the Staff Test Result Portal site on LAFS CONNECT.  This negative test result will be valid for the following work week.
    • If it is a positive test result, please contact your direct manager.

Testing will resume as originally communicated on Thursday, January 13, Friday, January 14 and every Thursday and Friday thereafter until otherwise informed.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

January , 2022

Hello Everyone ~

Per Tammy’s email on 12/28/21, our Choice Vaccination Policy goes into effect on January 3, 2022.  We are very happy to announce that LAFS will provide weekly on-site testing every Thursday and Friday, beginning Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. This is a PCR test and results will be sent electronically to you within 24-48 hours that you can upload into the confidential Test Result portal on LAFS Connect. 

In the meantime, whether you are scheduled to work or not, you can come in and get tested on Friday, January 7, during the times and at the locations below, to receive and upload your test results in time for to be on campus Monday, January 10.  Thereafter, you can be tested on Thursday or Friday for the following week.  Please remember to complete the Daily Attestation (see link below) prior to arriving on campus.

1st available day of Free Testing on campus

Friday, January 7,2022

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Testing Locations and Hours after Friday, 01/07/2022

Thursday and Fridays

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For the Week of January 3 – January 7:

For our unvaccinated employees that are scheduled to work on campus as of January 3, 2022, you will need to show proof of a negative test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to your first day on campus.  There are two options for testing to consider:

    1. Free – Testing sites near you can be found at: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or call 2-1-1 to learn more.
    2. UrgentMed near you – in partnership with LAFS, please make an appointment at https://urgentmednetwork.com/ and download & complete the attached form below.   

Remember to complete the daily Attestation and upload your negative results to the confidential portal Testing site on LAFS CONNECT prior to arriving on campus. If you do not upload your results, your access to the campus will be delayed until your results are uploaded and approved.

Any employee who receives a positive test result at any time should notify their supervisor and Human Resources: hr@lafilm.edu

January 7, 2021

Hello Everyone ~

Per Tammy’s email on 12/28/21, our Choice Vaccination Policy goes into effect on January 3, 2022.  We are very happy to announce that LAFS will provide weekly on-site testing every Thursday and Friday, beginning Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. This is a PCR test and results will be sent electronically to you within 24-48 hours that you can upload into the confidential Test Result portal on LAFS Connect. 

In the meantime, whether you are scheduled to work or not, you can come in and get tested on Friday, January 7, during the times and at the locations below, to receive and upload your test results in time for to be on campus Monday, January 10.  Thereafter, you can be tested on Thursday or Friday for the following week.  Please remember to complete the Daily Attestation (see link below) prior to arriving on campus.

1st available day of Free Testing on campus

Friday, January 7,2022

LARS: 6690 – from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Testing Locations and Hours after Friday, 01/07/2022

Thursday and Fridays

LARS: 6690 – from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LAFS Building 2: 6353 – 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For the Week of January 3 – January 7:

For our unvaccinated employees that are scheduled to work on campus as of January 3, 2022, you will need to show proof of a negative test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to your first day on campus.  There are two options for testing to consider:

    1. Free – Testing sites near you can be found at: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ or call 2-1-1 to learn more.
    2. UrgentMed near you – in partnership with LAFS, please make an appointment at https://urgentmednetwork.com/ and download & complete the attached form below.   

Remember to complete the daily Attestation and upload your negative results to the confidential portal Testing site on LAFS CONNECT prior to arriving on campus. If you do not upload your results, your access to the campus will be delayed until your results are uploaded and approved.

Any employee who receives a positive test result at any time should notify their supervisor and Human Resources: hr@lafilm.edu

Employee Vaccination Choice Policy FAQs

LAFS Vaccination Choice Policy & FAQs

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Vaccines 2021

Vaccines Available on campus August 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Film School is hosting a mobile vaccination unit on campus on Wednesday, August 11 between 9:30am – 2:30pm for students, alumni, faculty and staff to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Protect yourself and others, schedule your appointment today if you haven’t already received a vaccine.

ABOUT OUR MOBILE VACCINATION UNIT:
There will be nurses on-site to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccines available are Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. For the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, second-dose appointments will automatically be scheduled by the third-party nurses.

For individuals who have already received their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, you may complete your series at this event. Based on the vaccine availability by The Los Angeles County Department of Health, you will be notified to which vaccine, Moderna or Pfizer will be available on August 11, 2021. Your name will be provided to the nurses 3-5 days before the event, and they will be prepared with your second dose.

Once you sign up, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled time slot for your vaccination three days prior.