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Aspire Firestone Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Firestone Academy landing page!

Grades: K – 5
Sponsoring District: Los Angeles Area
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #19-64733-0122622 Charter: #1214
Afterschool Program? Y

Enrollment: 345
Ethnicity:
Hispanic: 97%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 88%

Key Dates

First Day of School: August 15, 2022
Labor Day: September 5, 2022
Fall Break: October 3 – 7, 2022
Staff PD Day (no students): October 10, 2022
Veterans Day: November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 21- 25, 2022
Winter Break: December 19, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): February 13, 2023
Presidents’ Day: February 20, 2023
Cesar Chavez Day: March 23, 2023
Spring Break: April 3 – April 7, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): April 10, 2023
Memorial Day: May 29, 2023
Last Day of School: June 16, 2023

For Title IX & UCP, please contact Dr. Alejandra Velez, Regional Director of Student Services, at 323-837-9920.

For Special Education inquiries, please contact Ana Escalante, Regional Director of Special Education, at 323-538-2550.

Please contact your school’s Liaison for additional resources: Viviana Delgado, Counselor at Viviana.Delgado@aspirepublicschools.org or 323-249-5740.

Mental Health and Community Resources: For additional mental health and community resources, or if you need support with accessing mental health services or other community resources, please reach out to your school’s Mental Health Counselors. You may also search for a local mental health provider or other community resources here.

Homeless, Foster Youth, Bullying & Cyberbullying Resources for families and students

For information and resources on bullying and harassment prevention, please contact your school administrator or the Regional Director of Student Services at 323-837-9920 for support.

School and Community Resources: 

Additionally, in order to encourage and support stakeholder involvement, each school’s website contains the following information in both Spanish and English:

  • Timely notices of board meetings and other school committee meetings that involve parents.
  • Meetings held/interpreted in Spanish and English.
  • Opportunities to share thoughts and opinions through email and ParentSquare, the interactive parent communication platform used by the school.
  • Short summaries of issues, ideas, and decisions of school committees.
  • At least two opportunities for parents to give detailed input on the Local Control Accountability Plan.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at our school, however, parental involvement is not a requirement for acceptance to, or continued enrollment at, the charter school.

School Address & Contact Information

Address

8929 Kauffman Avenue,
South Gate, CA 90280, United States

Contact Info

Phone:
323-249-5740

Fax:
323-568-2017

Principal’s Message

Wonderful Firestone Families, 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! If you are new to our Falcon Family, we are so excited to have you join our community! For our wonderful, returning families, welcome back! At Firestone, we are committed to operating within an antiracist framework and ensuring that our school is a place that is both safe and welcoming to students and families. Through flexibility and innovation, we work each day to ensure that this is lived and breathed at Firestone. Social-emotional learning is embedded into our curriculum, as we continue to support our students in the healing needed after the pain and uncertainty of a global pandemic. Now more than ever, we see our families as partners in our students’ success. We are all in this together, as one team—parents, students, families, staff members, and the community at large. It is important to also remember that school is not meant to be a place of stagnation but rather a place of growth and change. As we look to the future, we want to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to bring about true change in our world. We must be ready to have uncomfortable conversations, especially as we focus on building a culture of antiracism; this lens is central to our students’ ability to leave Aspire Firestone Academy as critical thinkers and to give power to their voices. Please know that my door is always open and that your feedback is always welcome! 

With appreciation,

 Marnie Kislinger, Principal

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