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Welcome from the Principal

Mr. Donald Moorer

Greetings Parents and Families of the Boy’s Academic Leadership Academy:

On behalf of the staff at the Boy’s Academic Leadership Academy, I am happy to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year! It is my sincere privilege and honor to serve this great school community. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work diligently with our staff and parents to deliver the best possible educational experience for our young men.

While I am excited to begin this school year, I also understand that many, including myself, are also concerned and anxious about what this year may bring with the many changes that are happening due to Coronavirus. This year presents unique opportunities for all of us. Whether that means you are learning in-person here at school or online with us. I am committed to ensuring that students will be equipped with the tools and skillsets deemed necessary to demonstrate academic excellence and uphold the BALA creed – Respect, Integrity, Courage, and Humility. One of the many benefits of a smaller school is that I truly do know each of our students at BALA. I believe every student is a genius who needs a secure, caring, and inspirational environment to grow and mature. I will provide a climate that is physically, emotionally, and academically safe. One that encourages risk-taking and promotes the sharing of ideas. Together, we must cultivate a culture of collaboration and inclusion with a commitment to doing our very best to help our students achieve.

In order to ensure positive communication between parents and the school community, it is urgent that 100% of families are signed up for the Parent Portal by Monday, August 10, 2020. To assist parents in signing up for the parent portal, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 6:00 pm there will be a zoom workshop hosted by Mr. Jones, STEAM Coordinator. You may access the meeting via zoom: Member ID - 973-624-4505/Password - balafamily. You will find a link with directions on how to sign up for the parent portal on BALA’s website: Balacademy.org. Additionally, we will host a town hall meeting for our scholars prior to the opening of school on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 12:00 pm. Scholars may access the meeting via zoom with the same Member ID and Password used for the parent meeting above. 

Again, welcome to the beginning of a year where positive change will be reflected in every classroom. School is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 8:00 am. Students may access their distance learning schedule on their Schoology page. 

The phenomenal staff of BALA and I feel honored to be part of this school community. We are grateful for your support and look forward to meeting each and every one of our families and developing an on-going committed partnership. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school at 323-820-6231 or by email address at dsm0789@lausd.net.

 

As BALA men, we are brothers, we are scholars, and we are RICH!

 

Sincerely,

 

Donald Moorer,

Principal

 

 


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