Academic Calendars and News for the Los Angeles 2020-21 School Year
Academic Calendars and News for the Los Angeles 2020-21 School Year

School Calendars 2020-2021: Start & End Dates for Los Angeles County Schools & Reopening Updates

School schedules run our lives. That’s never been more true than it is this year when parents have been called upon to be tutors, teachers, and tech support during school hours. 

LA County schools have been fully cleared by the county to reopen. Read on to find out exactly what this means for families across the Southland.

And if what you read makes you wonder about what other school options are available to you, maybe our school guide can help.

The Reopening of LA County Schools

LA Schools have been given clearance to reopen! Each school district is opening with its own plan in place for in-person instruction (most are mixed with at-home components for at least some days of the week, so classrooms don't get crowded), and all have the option for kids to stick with online learning only for the remainder of the school year.

As each district has its own plans and schedules, parents should check with their teacher, principal, or school district for detailed instructions on that district's return to the classroom plan. Many kids are already back in the classroom!

LAUSD, which is not only California's largest school district but is the second largest in the nation, is returning kids to the classroom beginning on April 12. Elementary students will be returning to campus in cohorts for 5 days a week of instruction in either the morning or afternoon, beginning on April 12. Beginning the week of April 19, middle and high school campuses will begin to welcome students back. For in-person learning for upper-grade students, cohorts will report to schools 2-3 days a week.

School Calendars 2020-2021: Start & End Dates for Los Angeles County Schools

This school year has been and will continue to be, one unlike any other, so these dates may change again, and we will continue to update them. Bookmark this page to check for changes to the school calendars—and to help with planning school break camp coverage (and maybe—oh, please—family travel this summer).

Updates to the previous schedule are highlighted in bold.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD):  August 18, 2020 – June 11, 2021 
Updates: LAUSD will now resume classes on January 12, 2021 (instead of January 11). January 11 will now be a pupil free day to allow teachers to prepare for the new schedules under the new agreement for the remainder of the school year. Kids will have an additional 20-30 minutes of instructional time, and teachers will offer additional office hours throughout the week. That makes June 11 an instructional day, and the new final day of the school year!

ABC Unified School District: August 21/24 - June 8/9, 2021
Alhambra Unified School District:  August 12 - May 28, 2021
Arcadia Unified School District:   August 13/14 - June 3, 2021
Baldwin Park Unified School District:  August 13 - June 3, 2021
Bellflower Unified School District: August 13- June 4, 2021
Beverly Hills Unified School District:  August 17 - June 9, 2021
Burbank Unified School District:  August 17 - May 27, 2021
Compton Unified School District:  August 20- June 11, 2021
Conejo Valley Unified School District:  August 19 - June 10/11,, 2021 
Culver City Unified School District:  August 20- June 11, 2021 
Downey Unified School District:  August 12 - May 28, 2021
Duarte Unified School District:  August 13 - May 28, 2021
El Segundo Unified School District August 26- June 11, 2021
Glendale Unified School District:  August 19 - June 10, 2021 
Hermosa Beach City School District:  September 3 - June 23, 2021
Inglewood School District: August 24 - June 11, 2021
La Canada Unified School District:  August 17 - June 3, 2021
Las Virgenes Unified School District:  August 19- June 9, 2021
Long Beach Unified School District: September 1 - June 16, 2021
Manhattan Beach Unified School District:  August 26 - June 17, 2021
Monrovia Unified School District:  August 19 - June 9, 2021
Montebello Unified School District: August 17 - June 10, 2021
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District August 13 - June 2 , 2021
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District: August 26- June 10, 2021 
Paramount Unified School District:  August 9 - June 10, 2021
Pasadena Unified School District:  August 17 - June 3, 2021
Redondo Beach Unified School District:  August 19 - June 10, 2021
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District:  August 20 - June 11, 2021
Updates: January 4 is a pupil-free day for secondary schools, and the end of the school year for all students is June 11, 2021.

South Pasadena Unified School District: August 13 - June 2, 2021 
Torrance Unified School District:  August 26 - June 11, 2021
West Covina Unified School District:  August 13 - June 4, 2021
William S. Hart Union High School District: August 11 - June 3, 2021

Note:  Where two dates are listed it's because there are different dates for the elementary and HS students.

Please confirm all dates with your local school district, as they all may be subject to change.

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