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  • Writer's pictureNaomi Hartman & Leah Brenner

Back To School in LA

It is back to school for some schools in LA today, even though it still feels like summer!

The LAUSD has released its 2018-2019 calendar for public schools. Here are most important dates to note:

August 14, 2018 - First Day of School

September 3, 2018 - Labor Day

November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day Observed

November 22-23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - Winter Recess

January 7, 2019 - Second Semester Begins

January 21, 2019 - Dr. Martin L. King Birthday

February 18, 2019 - Presidents' Day

April 1, 2019 - Cesar E. Chavez Birthday Observed

April 15-19, 2019 - Spring Recess

May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day

June 7, 2019 - Last Day of Instruction


As children head back to school, it’s back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our homes for the homework that’s soon to come. Advance planning and a few simple strategies, the experts say, can help boost productivity and reduce the frenzy. So take a deep breath and try these expert-approved tips at home.

1. Create multiple homework zones - it’s best to have two to three spots in the home where children can work, moving around to different places can actually improve productivity, according to experts.

2. Organize school supplies - corralling all the supplies in one place before the child sits down also helps avoid unnecessary interruptions later.

3. Make space for children to hang their backpacks - and coats, to keep home tidy.

4. Don't forget helpful extras! - The chalkboard and wall calendar are great for planning, prioritizing and reminding.

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