Orientations lead to start day: Monday, Aug. 28

It’s back-to-school season for La Jolla’s learners, with the 2017-2018 school year starting in the coming weeks and registration events leading up to Day 1.

The Bishop’s School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd., welcomes students back Monday morning, Aug. 21.

La Jolla Elementary, 1111 Marine St.; Bird Rock Elementary, 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.; Torrey Pines Elementary, 8350 Cliffridge Ave.; Muirlands Middle, 1056 Nautilus St.; and La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St., are back in session one week later, Monday, Aug. 28.

For Muirlands Middle School, orientation day will be held in two sessions, 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. During these sessions, students can sign up for clubs and school offerings, walk the campus on a guided tour, and hear an address from principal Harlan Klein.

For incoming Vikings, registration will be held on a rotation over several days. On the assigned registration day, students should arrive in staggered times based on the first letter of their last name: 8 a.m. A-C; 8:30 a.m. D-H; 9 a.m. I-M; 9:30 a.m. N-R; 10 a.m. S-Z. Seniors report at the applicable time Monday, Aug. 21; Juniors Tuesday, Aug 22; Sophomores Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Freshmen report to a combined registration/orientation, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. Students will go through the registration process with the assistance of Link Crew (upperclassmen ambassadors). Meanwhile, parents are invited to a “Welcome to LJHS” presentation in the auditorium, 8-9 a.m. Afterward, the PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) will be available to answer questions.

Back to school shopping

When it comes to supplies, several La Jolla schools have reported their needs to teacherlists.com

Through the website, parents may search for schools by ZIP code and can click on their child’s school. While all of La Jolla’s schools are named, lists are only available (as of press deadline) for Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla Elementary School.

For Bird Rock, there is a separate supply list for Grades K-5. Some examples include: lunch box (brown paper bags are discouraged due to seagulls and pigeons) and glue sticks for kindergarteners; a composition wide-ruled notebook and 3-ring binder for third-graders; spiral-bound graph paper and No. 2 pencils for fifth-graders.

For La Jolla Elementary, teachers ask for glue sticks and glue bottles for first-graders; Scotch tape and pencil sharpeners for second-graders; page flags and highlighters for fourth-graders.

La Jolla Country Day breaks supply lists even farther: fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade, seventh grade math supplies, seventh grade science supplies, eighth grade, eighth grade math supplies, and eighth grade science supplies.

There are also classroom supplies listed that teachers could use, such as disinfecting wipes, post-it notes, hand soap and more.

“For decades, the supply list process has been a frustration for parents,” said TeacherLists president John Driscoll. “Where to find the lists? When are they available? Forgetting the list on the counter at home. All of those issues are solved at teacherlists.com/parents.”

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