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Hey, LA Teachers: What Do You Wish Parents Knew Before The First Day Of School?

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Teachers: What do you wish parents knew before the first day of school? Tell us in the form at the bottom of the page. Pictured, a writing workshop at El Sereno Middle School. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Wave goodbye to carefree summer days, and say hello to the start of a new school year.

For some Los Angeles students and teachers, summer vacation has already come to an end. Those in the Los Angeles Unified School District, however, have one more week to savor the sunshine and life without homework.

In anticipation of the 2019-2020 school year and to help make everyone's first day of school go as smoothly as possible, we want to hear from educators who have the first day of school down to a science -- or from those who have stumbled a bit along the way. We're not judging.

Share your pearls of wisdom for the first day of school. What do you wish parents knew before sending off their children to embark on another year of education? What should kids prepare for? Are there common mistakes you see, little annoyances or face-palm moments that could have been avoided? Tell us below.

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And just as importantly, what have you learned through the years? Bonus points if you can tell us a hilarious or embarrassing memory from years past!

We'll publish some of your answers before class is in session.