Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy


While FOR/HA is not permitted to endorse, promote or take a position on the impending teacher’s strike, please note that the leaders of the UTLA announced their members will strike on Thursday, Jan 10, unless they reach an agreement on a new contract with LAUSD.
The contract talks have been going on for about a year and a half and are centered around several issues: higher salaries (a 6.5% across the board salary increase), smaller class sizes, more nurses and librarians, more counselors, social workers and deans, and smaller special education caseloads.
Per Ms. Gamba, should the teacher’s strike, ‘additional certificated staff will be deployed to school sites from the District offices. WRMS will have a plan in place for utilizing all staff on campus, with the support of the certificated staff, to provide supervision of all students.
The plan is that students will rotate in activities between a classroom setting, Auditorium, and outdoors.Each setting will have adequate supervision.’
While the Administration recommends that all students should be in school everyday, regardless of the strike, should you choose to keep your child home, the school will follow the same practice as they do for all absences, which includes a written note from the parent/guardian explaining the reason for the absence. If the student has more than 7 absences at the end of the year, when we review students culmination eligibility, then the student can submit an appeal to the committee as needed.
Ms. Gamba reminds us that we are a strong school community with our focus on our children. And that while the coming week(s) will present challenges for all of us, she knows that together we will support each other and our families. We’re All In For The Wolfpack!


Here’s to another fun (adult) night coming up for Reed parents!

Don’t wait to buy your tickets for the 2nd Annual Texas Hold’Em tournament…all proceeds go to programs for Humanities!

To buy your early bird tickets, click here!

7th Grade AstroCamp Trip

7th Grade Families…the final payment ($250) for ASTROCAMP is due on January 16th! Please make checks payable to Friends of Reed, Humanities Academy and write ASTROCAMP in the memo line.


We are THANKFUL for…
• Our amazing teachers and their commitment to the Humanities Academy!

• Our fabulous volunteers who are dedicated to this vibrant and active SLC!

• Our students who we believe are the brightest and most creative minds in MS!

Thanksgiving is truly a time to be THANKFUL for all the good things in your life.

We hope that you count the Humanities Academy as one of those things to be THANKFUL for. As our ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN continues we hope that you will keep us in mind during this giving season.

FOR/HA (Friends of Reed /Humanities Academy) needs YOU!

FOR/HA Provides:

• Technology in the classroom (laptops, software & maintenance)

• Text Books, Classic Novels, & Work Books

• Magazine Subscriptions

• Science Laboratory Equipment & Supplies

• Teacher Supplies & Equipment

• Academic Enrichment – Shakespeare Worshops, LA Poet’s Society

• Field Trips

• Guest Speakers

• Pig Heart Dissection

Please consider contributing to the FOR/HA Annual Giving Campaign.

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday!

The suggested family donation is $500 but no donation is too small or big!

Donating is SUPER easy! Just click on this link

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!

Woosley Fire Donations

The Humanities Academy is collecting anything and everything for the fire victims who have lost everything. If you have dog food, bikes, clothes, dishes, blankets, towels, etc… please bring to school. You can drop off to Ms. Szymanski or Ms. Holbrook’s room. It is the season for giving, but also has been a time of devastation to many of our local residents who have lost everything. Let us be thankful for what we have, and inspire our kids to give a little of what they have. Donations will be collected until Winter Break…and possibly after if still needed.