COVID-19 Update

We understand this is a confusing and challenging time for our community, and circumstances are continuing to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to use this page as a centralized source of information for the latest updates, news, and resources. Please continue to check back frequently for the most up to date information regarding TLC’s response to COVID-19, as well as resources to support your family. 

Last Updated: March 23, 2020


Due to COVID-19, TLC has shifted to a 100% homeschool model. This means our school sites are temporarily closed, however our teachers and school administrators are still working remotely to support parents in teaching from home. 


No, we have shifted to 100% homeschooling for all students. Our school sites are temporarily closed while students are working independently from home on assignments. Teachers are available to support students virtually during this time. 

Educational Partners are available by phone and email. Our staff directory on our website lists all contact information. Educational Partners will also be reaching out to all of their families.

Educational Partners and classroom teachers will communicate directly with you about submitting assignments. There are many options available including Google classroom, email or taking photos or videos to share.

Currently, meeting week has been rescheduled to Monday, March 30 through April 3. These will primarily be done virtually. Educational Partners will schedule with you individually and arrange the best format for a meeting based on your circumstances.

Both San Diego Unified School District and Chula Vista Elementary School District are currently offering meal service assistance daily. A ParentSquare email was sent out about specific locations for each community. The district’s websites also list up to date information. If you have questions, TLC’s Food Service Administrator, Cathy Kniss can be reached by email at or by calling 619-463-6845 x136.

All information sessions are currently being held virtually. Registered participants will receive a link and instructions a few days prior to their information session.

All proof of residency documents need to be uploaded to RegOnline or scanned and emailed to Please do not drop off documents at school sites at this time. If needed you can also mail documents to:
The Learning Choice Academy, Attn: Records Department, 4215 Spring St., Ste. 229, La Mesa, CA 91941. *Please include student name.

At this time, all field trips and events are postponed until further notice. We will share information about refunds or rescheduling one week prior to each field trip or event as we receive updates from the organizations. Event forms can be turned in once normal services resume. 

At this time, seniors just need to complete the online cap and gown order form. RSVP forms and payments can be submitted when we return to campus. 

All events are currently postponed until further notice. The Events department will email registered participants one week prior with an update regarding rescheduling or refunding for that particular field trip or event. This is a fluid situation so we will communicate updates as received and no later then one week prior to the scheduled date. 

Please note that usually refunds take 3-4 weeks to process and a check will be mailed to your home address on file with the school. Each organization is handling the event or field trip differently. You will receive notification one week prior to the event with detailed instructions.

At this time, please follow the instructions of your provider about services. Providers’ policies will vary and make-up classes may be offered.  TLC will issue payments as planned based on invoices as long as a virtual class is offered or a make-up class. If no services were provided, please inform your EP and we will not issue payment.

Educational Specialists or service providers have contacted each family individually. All services will be done virtually or rescheduled. IEPs may be held virtually in order to meet the necessary timelines. Families will be contacted with virtual meeting information (Google Hangout or Zoom) or to make alternate arrangements.

At this time we are not aware of any students or staff that have tested positive for the virus. If a student or staff member is confirmed to be COVID-19 positive the public health department will notify the school district and/or everyone who may have had contact with that person and ask those contacts to self-isolate until they are known to be symptom free. Notifications will only be shared with our school community for confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. Please continue to follow the general health advice from state and local officials to protect yourself, your family and your community.


Home Education Virtual Resources


TLC Social/Emotional Support


Food Distribution Sites:

Any student age 2 to 18 can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19. This link provides a list of the food service sites confirmed by the San Diego County Office of Education. If you have questions, TLC’s Food Service Administrator, Cathy Kniss can be reached by email at or by calling 619-463-6845 x136.

Pandemic EBT:

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits will help families in California buy food while schools are closed during the coronavirus emergency. Families who qualify will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. The Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) card can be used just like a CalFRESH/SNAP EBT card and will also be allowed for use at two online retailers for food: Walmart and Amazon. The card will be valid for 1-year from the date of issuance. Students who are qualified for free/reduced meals should automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail. These families are expected to receive these cards in the mail between May 12-22. However, families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be made available on May 22, 2020, in EnglishSpanish, & Chinese If you have additional questions, please contact our Food Service Administrator, Cathy Kniss ( or 619.463.6849 x136). Flyer


For the latest news, recommendations, and guidelines regarding COVID-19, please refer to San Diego County’s website, the California Department of Public Health’s website, or the CDC’s website