Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


How To Prepare Your Kids To Return To The Classroom

Redondo Beach Unified students are back on campus for hybrid learning. (Courtesy of Redondo Beach Unified School District)
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

By the end of March, several L.A. County school districts, including Pasadena Unified, Glendale Unified, Long Beach Unified and Downey Unified, are planning to bring elementary students back on campus. Others have already reopened in-person instruction for younger students.

Many kids (and parents) are stoked, but as with any first day of school, the transition can come with some stress. The L.A. County Office of Education is encouraging parents to set their kids' expectations before they go back, to prepare students for school to look different than it did before the pandemic.

County education officials aren’t sure how kids will handle hybrid learning, so they’re asking parents who send their kids back to be on the lookout for warning signs of anxiety and grief.


Support for LAist comes from


Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletter. To support our non-profit public service journalism: Donate Now.