It’s official. Last Tuesday, the School Board voted in the 2013-14 Calendar. First day of school in the “Fall” is Tues, August 13th. Major holidays are also noted.
LAUSD school calendar sucks!!!! What happened to a child’s summer?
The students are off from June 8 to August 12- a little over two months. Additionally, unlike most school districts across the country, LAUSD affords three weeks of winter vacation to employees and students, hence the summer is a bit shorter by a week.
The less time children spend outside of school, the better it is for them. I was just wondering why in most countries the school always starts at the same time, such as September 1st, and there are no surprises or schedule changes to expect. It would be nice to have some consistency in the US. Now with LAUSD changing the schedule, we, the parents, have to pay top dollar and “hot summer rates” for any airfares, resort fees, etc. I would rather spend less and be able to give back more to school during the year.
Agreed! Total bullshit
Look I can understand early start (except for in the SFV); however, I don’t understand the day off (September 5) after having the 30th, 31st, 1st, and 2nd (3rd and 4th at School) and 5th off. That’s just dumb. Can’t you just have the 3rd and 4th off (and take a different couple of days on later – or maybe 4 less half days). Oh well. My last year at LAUSD for my kids. Thank the Lord. Hallelujah. It’s been real!
I know people on the east coast that are starting the school year the week after 4th of July. it is what it is, no need to bash
My daughter attends hollywood High School and is supposed to attend summer school. Problem is that we recieved no directions or even word that she was granted the ability to attend! What gives?!!?
My son is also attending in the valley. The school here starts July 8th. I didn’t get the notice till last week of school, but I already knew ’cause I called the school. Here is a link with some info, and a phone number to call http://btb.lausd.net/News/tabid/116/token/detail/nid/29/Default.aspx
I KNOW >>>MY KIDS LAST DAY @ SCHOOL???? >>>THEY CAME HOME WITH NO NOTE OR MEMO ??? TEACHERS GAVE NO NOTE FOR WHAT DAY TO START THE NEW YEAR >>> 2013-2014?? I HAD TO GOOGLE THE INFO. I CALLED OTHER PARENTS >>>THEY DIDN’T KNOW EITHER. TEACHERS ??? SCARE TO TELL PARENTS ABOUT THEIR CRAZY SCHEDULE???? WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS >>> WE NEED A CONSISTENT SCHEDULE >>> NOT SOME KIND OF IRREGULARITIES … SO, I HAD TO CANCEL MY LAST VACATION, SINCE I DID NOT GOOGLE IN TIME. GOOD LUCK TO EVERY ONE WITH THIS CRAZY SCHEDULE @LAUSD.
Nice to be a teacher for LAUSD and not the student, or parent of a student.
Why does LAUSD start school during the hottest part of the summer? What happened to starting after Labor Day?
Exactly! When I was young we had a full 3 months of summer vacation. It is horrible that our kids don’t have a decent summer. Now summer is very rushed trying to do all the fun summer things!
I don’t like the schedule, because it starts to early. The kids even don’t have time to rest.
LAUSD should start a new school year beginning of September, not in August,
Yes, I work in LAUSD and I agree 100% with all the parents that one to go back to the old LAUSD schedule. Its so hot starting in August. Elementary schools are the most affected. Children come to school tired and restless, falling asleep during class because many of them couldn’t sleep well during hot summer nights. It is not healthy and practical for learning since kids get dehydrated, restless, and cranky; therefore, have a hard time listening to the teacher. Also, they don’t want to eat. Some of them, specially the young ones, cry very easy. Kids and staff with respiratory problems suffer the heat. They end in the nurse’s office, specially the ones with asthma. We, the “teachers aids” have to be outside during recess and lunch watching the kids at over 100 degrees weather. Some teachers don’t want to have kids in their classrooms to spoil their lunch. I don’t understand this since they take turns and still take their lunch in the Cafeteria. Also we were not given a clear explanation of why they changed the September schedule to August. As usual we didn’t even know for sure when the last day of school was, until June. This is the work of LAUSD administration people. The ones that don’t have to teach or be around the schools. They don’t have to suffer. The ones that make the Big Money. I wish all of you parents write to the Board of Education and let them know how this change is affecting you, your family vacation time and your lives in general. Tell them how much you disagree with this change, as much as we do. Some of us are parents too! A change needs to be done right away. Otherwise lets wait into election day!! Its is so ridiculous and unfair!!
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Does ANYONE know what the exact dates for Summer break 2014 are??
I tried Googling it and actually spent the last 45 min with no luck. We are planning a trip to Europe and the return to school date in August is really important. Anyone?
As far as the LAUSD draft calendar goes, school will start back Tues, August 12, 2014. The Board of Ed still needs to vote it in, but it seems likely they will. Last day of school will be June 4, 2015.
Make the summer start on June 1,2015 and start on the 1st day of September