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When do students go back to school in California?

Students are entering their third academic year that has been affected by covid-19 and there will be many regulations to ensure infections are low.

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When do students go back to school in California?
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When do students go back to school?

Some school districts, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, have already reopened. Here is a list of all the others:

August 9 - Antelope Valley Union High School District.

August 10 - William S. Hart Union High School District.

August 11 - Alhambra Unified School District, Pomona Unified, Arcadia Unified School District, Downey Unified School District.

August 12 - Pasadena Unified School District, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, South Pasadena Unified School District, Baldwin Park Unified School District, Duarte Unified School District.

August 13 - Beverly Hills Unified School District.

August 16 - Montebello Unified School District, Burbank Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

August 17 - La Canada Unified School District.

August 18 - Glendale Unified School District, Redondo Beach Unified School District, Las Virgenes Unified School District, Monrovia Unified School District, Paramount Unified School District, Conejo Valley Unified School District.

August 19 - Compton Unified School District, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Covina Unified School District.

August 23 - ABC Unified School District, Inglewood School District.

August 25 - El Segundo Unified School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.

August 26 - Torrance Unified School District.

August 31 - Long Beach Unified School District.

September 3 - Hermosa Beach City School District.

What covid-19 measures are in place?

To stem the spread of covid-19, teachers in Los Angeles are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus by October 15 and both teachers and students are required to wear masks inside school buildings.

The rules for students are:

  • Masks are optional outdoors,
  • K-12 students are required to mask indoors (with exemptions for children younger than 2 or those who have a medical condition),
  • Exempted individuals are expected to wear a nonrestrictive alternative such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge.