You may want to know the events or schedule in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) such as the last day of the semester and many more. Here, we will inform you where you can get this information on the official website of LAUSD.
Accessing Calendar at LAUSD Website
To know the calendar of LAUSD, the first thing that you have to do is to access the official website of LAUSD. In the website, there is a calendar icon at the top left of the screen near the home icon. Click on that to access Calendar.
Another way that you are able to do to access Calendar is to put your cursor on the About Los Angeles Unified menu at the top of the screen. Then, in The District section, there is a Calendar menu which is located at the top of the list. Just click on it and then you will be taken to the calendar page.
On the Calendar page, there are some options including School Calendars for 2018-19, School Calendars for 2019-20 and School Calendar for 2020-2021. Under each of these School Calendars, there are sub menus including Calendar by month and Calendar as a graphic and also the other options in Spanish.
If you scroll down the page in the Calendar page, under the options above, there is a calendar for the current time.
Events in LAUSD According to the Calendar in 2021
There are some events in LAUSD according to the calendar page in LAUSD official website. Here are the events in LAUSD in 2021.
- January 1st, 2021 to January 8th, 2021: Winter Recess. Schools are not in session. This event was held from December 21st, 2020.
- January 11th, 2021: Second Semester Begins.
- January 18th, 2021: Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday. Schools and offices are closed.
- February 15th, 2021: Presidents’ Day. Schools and offices are closed.
- March 26th, 2021: Cesar E. Chavez Birthday Observed. School is not in session.
- March 29th, 2021 to April 2nd, 2021: Spring Recess. School is not in session.
- May 31st, 2021: Memorial Day. Schools and offices are closed.
- June 11th, 2021: The Last Day of the 2020-21 School Year.
According to the Los Angeles Unified School District Single-Track Instructional School Calendar 2021-2022, here are the events.
- July 5th, 2021: Independence Day
- August 16th, 2021: First Day of Instruction
- September 3rd, 2021: Admission Day
- September 6th, 2021: Labor Day
- November 11th, 2021: Veterans Day
- November 25th, 2021 to November 26th, 2021: Thanksgiving Holiday
- December 20th, 2021 to January 7th, 2022: Winter Recess
- January 11th, 2022: Second Semester Begins
- January 17th, 2022: Dr. Martin L. King Birthday
- February 21st, 2022: Presidents’ Day
- March 28th, 2022: Cesar E. Chavez Birthday Observed
- April 11th, 2022 to April 15th, 2022: Spring Recess
- May 3rd, 2022: Memorial Day
- June 10th, 2022: Last Day of Instruction
According to that calendar, there is a note that scheduled pupil free days are Friday, August 13, 2021 and Monday, January 10th, 2022. If a school chooses Friday, June 10th, 2022, as a pupil free day, then Monday, January 10th, 2022 will be an instructional day.
News Related to LAUSD Calendar
According to the Spectrum News 1 on May 4th, 2021, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board unanimously approved an instructional calendar for the 2021 to 2022 Tuesday. It is without a 10 day extension of the year that has been proposed and they hope that it can make up for instructional time lost during the Covid-19.
The staff of the district dropped the recommended extension of the school year and it was as a response to strong opposition from teachers, administrators and parents.
There was a staff report which stated that a survey conducted in late April found 75% of teachers and 62% of administrators wanted no change to the instructional calendar in 2021 to 2022. Austin Beutner as the Superintendent admitted the opposition while speaking to the Board of Education Tuesday. However, he went on to advocate for additional classroom time with notes that the state is giving the district funds around $400 million. Governor recommended that students are given more instructional hours.
Beutner said that his aim when the new school year began was to make sure all students including those from communities hardest hit by Covid, were well on the path to recovery and that each student had the social, emotional and instructional support that they would need. He also said that that happened best in a school and for all who spoke of the need for a greater emphasis on equity in public education, this issue presented a real test.
Beutner said that they would make sure each student had as much instructional and mental health support as possible while they were at school, but those extra support were not a substitute for more time in school.
There is a fund which is provided to the district by the state for extending the school year or offering more instructional time for students will be offered to every school. However, Beutner said that more time was only possible if schools were properly open.
UTLA officials have stated that students, teachers and staff should not experience an extended school year on the heels of the pandemic. The union posted on Twitter that they were not able to follow the most stressful and emotionally traumatic year of their learning communities which had ever had with the longest school year they had ever had.
So, the board unanimously approved a traditional 180-day instructional calendar. There were a lot of members who expressed reluctance at this decision where they said that they would prefer some form of additional instruction time. However, they admitted that without the support from teachers, administrators and parents, this idea would not be able to be implemented yet.
In the calendar which is adopted by the board, it was shown that the first day of instruction for the fall semester for most campuses will be on August 16 where it is one day earlier than originally proposed and the final day of school is on June 10 which is also one day earlier than the original schedule. Then, the second semester will start on Monday, January 10th and the winter recess will be from December 20th through Friday, January 7th. The Spring recess will be on April 11th to April 15th.