Back-to-school events await La Jolla families

Lexi Barella, an incoming La Jolla Elementary School kindergartener, and Talia Barella, who is entering third grade at the school, are excited to begin. Lexi said she wants to meet new friends and play on the swings. Talia said it’s fun going back because “you get a new teachers every year and you can make new friends, and you could meet your best friend.”

By Ashley Mackin

Before La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High Schools resume after summer vacation on Sept. 2, back-to-school and sign-up events are scheduled in advance.

La Jolla Elementary School

■ Wednesday, Aug. 27: Sign-up day, 3-7 p.m. in the auditorium, 1111 Marine St., for all families to fill out paperwork for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents of new students must register their child before sign-up day.

■ Thursday, Aug. 28: Welcome barbecue for families of kindergarteners, starting at 5 p.m.

Bird Rock Elementary School

■ Tuesday, Aug. 26: Sign-up day, 3-7 p.m. 371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

■ Friday, Aug. 29: Meet-and-greet for kindergarteners, 10-11 a.m.

Muirland Middle School

■ Thursday, Aug. 28: Back-to-school orientation with sign-up opportunities, welcome by new principal Harlan Klein, and tours of the 1056 Nautilus St. campus, 8-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.

La Jolla High School

■ Registration is broken down by grade in which the students are entering: Seniors register Aug. 25, juniors register Aug. 26, sophomores register Aug. 27 and freshmen register Aug. 28 (a freshmen orientation at 8 a.m. that morning is mandatory). During freshmen orientation, members of the “Link Crew” assist those transitioning from middle school to high school. Find the registration packet and times at which students should arrive (based on the first letter of their last name) at

and La Jolla High is at 750 Nautilus St.

Private Schools Return Dates

Aug. 20:

■ The Bishop’s School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd.

■ Evan’s School, 6510 La Jolla Scenic Drive South Drive South

Aug. 25:

■ All Hallows Academy, 2390 Nautilus St.

■ Stella Maris Academy, 7654 Herschel Ave.

Aug. 26:

■ Gillispie School, 7380 Girard Ave.

■ La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave.

Sept. 3:

■ The Children’s School, 2225 Torrey Pines Road