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How To Prepare Your Kids To Return To The Classroom

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Redondo Beach Unified students are back on campus for hybrid learning. (Courtesy of Redondo Beach Unified School District)
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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.

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