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LAUSD Classrooms Reopen for In-Person Learning: Here's What to Know

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Schools are reopening fully for in-person classroom learning for the first time in a year and parents are wondering about COVID safety measures.

The LAUSD, the nation's second largest district is requiring everyone, regardless of whether they've been vaccinated, to get COVID tests weekly.

The LAUSD plans on offering full-day instruction five days a week, and will offer after-school programs.

The district said in a statement that its preparations for the start of the new school year include "continuing to require masking for all students, staff, and visitors; maximizing physical distancing as much as possible; continuing comprehensive sanitizing efforts, including frequent hand washing; upgraded air filtration systems; regular, ongoing COVID testing and community engagement; and collaborating with health partners and agencies to support free COVID vaccination."

The testing began on Aug. 2. More information can be found here.

NBC4 talks to LAUSD's medical director for answers about vaccines for students. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

For more information about school, transportation and other issues, parents can download a back to school guide here.

Here is a LAUSD resources page that helps direct parents of students to the appropriate section of its website to answer questions about the testing.

Here are other helpful links for parents:

Daily Pass
Parent Portal Resources
COVID Testing & Vaccinations
Enroll in an LA Unified School
Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of Southern California school district return dates:

San Bernardino County:

Monday, August 2
Bear Valley Unified School district
Oro Grande School District
San Bernardino City Unified School District

Wednesday, August 4
Apple Valley Unified School District
Central School District
Colton Joint Unified School District

Thursday, August 5
Hesperia Unified School District
Silver Valley Unified School District

Friday, August 6
Fontana Unified School District

Monday, August 9
Adelanto Elementary School District
Alta Loma School District
Baker Valley Unified School District
Barstow Unified School District
Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Chino Valley Unified School District
Etiwanda School District
Helendale School District
Lucerne Valley Unified School District
Mountain View School District
Ontario-Montclair School District
Victor Valley Union High School District

Tuesday, August 10
Alta Loma School District

Wednesday, August 11
Redlands Unified School District
Rim of the World Unified School District

Thursday, August 12
Cucamonga School District
Snowline Joint Unified School District

Friday, August 13
Trona Joint Unified School District
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District

Monday, August 16
Needles Unified School District

Monday, August 23
Morongo Unified School District
Upland Unified School District

Wednesday, August 25
Victor Elementary School District

Friday, August 27
Oro Grande School District

Wednesday, September 1
Mt. Baldy School District 

Los Angeles County:

Wednesday, August 4
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Westside Union School District

Thursday, August 5
Palmdale School District

Monday, August 9
Antelope Valley Union High School District
Eastside Union School District
Rowland Unified School District
Walnut Valley Unified School District
Wilsona School District

Tuesday, August 10
Bassett Unified School District
Castaic Union School District
East Whittier City School District 
Lancaster School District
Saugus Union School District
Whittier City School District
William S. Hart Union High School District

Wednesday, August 11
Alhambra Unified School District
Arcadia Unified School District (high school) 
Charter Oak Unified School District
Downey Unified School District
El Rancho Unified School District
Gorman Joint School District
Los Nietos School District

Thursday, August 12
Arcadia Unified School District 
Baldwin Park Unified School District
Bellflower Unified School District
Duarte Unified School District
Mountain View School District
Newhall School District
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District 
Pasadena Unified School District
South Pasadena Unified School District
Sulphur Springs Union School District 
Whittier Union High School District

Friday, August 13
Beverly Hills Unified School District

Monday, August 16
Burbank Unified School District
Centinela Valley Union High School District
Covina-Valley Unified School District
La Canada Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
Montebello Unified School District

Tuesday, August 17
El Monte Union High School District
Lowell Joint School District (7th grade)

Wednesday, August 18 
Glendale Unified School District
Hawthorne School District
Las Virgenes Unified School District
Lennox School District 
Little lake City School District
Lowell Joint School District
Monrovia School District
Paramount Unified School District
Redondo Beach Unified School District
Rosemead School District
Valle Lindo School District

Thursday, August 19
Azusa Unified School District
Compton Unified School District
Culver City Unified School District
Garvey School District
Hawthorne School District Math and Science Academy 
Lynwood Unified School District
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Monday, August 23
ABC Unified School District
Bonita Unified School District
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District
San Gabriel Unified School District
West Covina Unified School District

Tuesday, August 24
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District
Inglewood Unified School District

Wednesday, August 25
El Monte City School District
El Segundo Unified School District
Glendora Unified School District
Lawndale Elementary School District
Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Palo Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 
Temple City Unified School District

Thursday, August 26
Torrance Unified School District

Tuesday, August 31
Long Beach Unified School District
Wiseburn Unified School District

Wednesday, September 1
Claremont Unified School District

Friday, September 3
Hermosa Beach Unified School District 

Riverside County:

Wednesday, August 4
Palm Springs Unified School District
Perris Union High School District

Thursday, August 5
Beaumont Unified School District
Romoland School District
San Jacinto Unified School District

Friday, August 6
Alvord Unified School District
Jurupa Unified School District

Monday, August 9
Nuview Union School District
Palo Verde Unified School District
Riverside Unified School District
Val Verde Unified School District

Tuesday, August 10
Hemet Unified School District

Wednesday, August 11
Lake Elsinore Unified School District
Menifee Union School District
Moreno Valley Unified School District
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Temecula Valley Unified School District

Thursday, August 12
Coachella Valley Unified School District
Desert Center Unified School District
Perris Elementary School District

Wednesday, August 18
Desert Sands Unified School District

Orange County:

Monday, August 9
Savanna School District

Tuesday, August 10
Centralia Elementary School District

Wednesday, August 11
Anaheim Union High School District

Thursday, August 12
Anaheim Elementary School District
Tustin Unified School District

Monday, August 16
Brea Olinda Unified School District
Fullerton School District 
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Garden Grove Unified School district
La Habra City School District
Los Alamitos
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Santa Ana Unified School District

Tuesday, August 17
Buena Park School District
Capistrano Unified School District
Lowell Joint School District (7th graders)

Wednesday, August 18
Lowell Joint School District (TK-8)
Orange Unified School District

Thursday, August 19
Cypress School District
Irvine Unified School District

Monday, August 23
Laguna Beach Unified School District
Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Monday, August 30
Magnolia School District

Tuesday, August 31
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Wednesday, September 1
Huntington Beach Union High School District
Westminster School District

Wednesday, September 8
Ocean View School District

Ventura County:

Monday, August 9
Oak Park Unified School District

Wednesday, August 11
Simi Valley Unified School District
Santa Paula Unified School District

Wednesday, August 11
Simi Valley Unified School District
Santa Paula Unified School District

Thursday, August 19
Fillmore Unified School District

Monday, August 23
Moorpark Unified School District
Santa Clara Unified School District

Tuesday, August 24
Oxnard School District
Somis Union School District

Wednesday, August 25
Mesa Union School District
Oxnard Union High School District
Pleasant Valley School District
Rio School District
Ventura Unified School District

Thursday, August 26
Briggs School District
Hueneme Elementary School District

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