NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Los Angeles Unified School District announced Monday students will not return to their schools for the rest of the academic year.

“A little disappointment I guess if you could really call it that, but for the most part I think I’m pretty happy with the decision. Public health is important,” said Jocelyn Chong, the mother of an LAUSD student.


Chong and her husband both work. Now they’re working from home.

“We’re trying to understand what it’s like to be a teacher and we’re not trained. We just don’t know how to break it down the same way so I am a little bit concerned about instruction, how much my husband and I can fill in the gaps,” said Chong.

Chong isn’t only thinking about academics. The stay at home directive has the potential to impact everyone’s mental health.

“I know my husband and I are privileged in that we can be home all day long, as trying as that can be, it’s still something that we can do to kind of check in on him to make sure that mentally and emotionally he’s taken care of,” said Chong.

Just because students can’t go back to their classrooms doesn’t mean school is finished.