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Bishop’s School leads La Jolla’s back to school calendar

La Jolla’s Back-to-School Dates

Aug. 22

The Bishop’s School

7607 La Jolla Blvd.

Aug. 27

• Stella Maria Academy

7654 Herschel Ave.

Aug. 28

• La Jolla Country Day

9490 Genesee Ave.

• Gillispie School

7380 Girard Ave.

Aug. 29

• All Hallow’s Academy

2390 Nautilus Street

Sept. 4

• La Jolla Elementary School

1111 Marine St.

• Bird Rock Elementary School

5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

• Muirlands Middle School

1056 Nautilus St.

• La Jolla High School

750 Nautilus St.

• Torrey Pines Elementary

8350 Cliffridge Ave.

Sept. 5

• The Children’s School

2225 Torrey Pines Lane

Sept. 19

• UC San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr.

Sign Up Days

Sign Up Days are used to make the first days back at school run smoothly. Parents benefit from this one-stop-shopping method of completing orientation materials, and teachers are able to focus on classroom instruction rather than managing paperwork when the students arrive.

Bird Rock Elementary

Tuesday, Aug. 28

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or

5-7 p.m.

La Jolla Elementary School

Wednesday, Aug. 29

8:30-10:30 a.m. or

5-7 p.m.

Torrey Pines Elementary

Thursday, Aug. 30

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and

Friday, Aug. 31

10:30 a.m. to noon

Muirlands

Thursday, Aug. 30

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

La Jolla High School

Aug. 24-30

La Jolla’s Back-to-School Dates

Aug. 22

The Bishop’s School

7607 La Jolla Blvd.

Aug. 27

• Stella Maria Academy

7654 Herschel Ave.

Aug. 28

• La Jolla Country Day

9490 Genesee Ave.

• Gillispie School

7380 Girard Ave.

Aug. 29

• All Hallow’s Academy

2390 Nautilus Street

Sept. 4

• La Jolla Elementary School

1111 Marine St.

• Bird Rock Elementary School

5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

• Muirlands Middle School

1056 Nautilus St.

• La Jolla High School

750 Nautilus St.

Sept. 5

• The Children’s School

2225 Torrey Pines Lane

Sept. 19

• UC San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr.

About SDUSD

• $1 billion annual operating budget

• 132,000 students, pre-K through grade 12

• Second largest district in California

• Student population: 15 ethnic groups, 60 languages/dialects

• 118 elementary schools, including K-8

• 24 middle schools

• 28 high schools

• 45 charter schools

• 16,062 students receive Special Ed services

• 9,745 students come from military families

• 25,000 in gifted/talented program

—www.sandi.net/

backtoschool

By Shelli DeRobertis

As students and parents prepare for the 2012-13 school year — just days away for some — there will be a few changes in the routine:

• Graduation Requirements

The Class of 2016 will be the first to face the new graduation requirements for incoming freshmen, adopted in 2011 by the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Board.

Referred to as “UC A-to-G for all,” in a letter sent to parents in May, the requirements heighten core coursework.

SDUSD communications specialist Jack Brandais said students must take a certain number of A-to-G classes to be eligible for admission to University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) schools — “whether or not they’re college bound.”

The letter lists the following requirement changes:

  • World Language: Two years of the same language for grades 7-12 (4 credits)
  • Mathematics: Three years of Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra for grades 7-12 (6 credits)
  • Visual and Performing Arts: One year of UC/CSU-approved visual and performing arts courses (2 credits).

Previously, students could fulfill the second year of World Language with a year of arts courses instead. Now, they must complete two years learning the same language, and one year of approved arts courses.

• Whooping Cough Booster

Incoming seventh graders must get their Tdap, aka whooping cough booster, that protects against pertussis, before they go back to school, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

“This applies to all students, ages 11 and 12, who completed grade six last year,” said spokesman Jose Alvarez. “Last year the rule applied to all seventh- through twelfth-graders. The immunization requirement was first mandated in 2011, after the county recorded 1,144 cases of pertussis in 2010. Last year, 436 cases were reported countywide. To date in 2012, 68 cases have been documented.

A free immunization clinic for the Tdap is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at John Muir School, 4431 Mt. Herbert. Information: (866) 358-2966, or visit

www.sdiz.org

• High School Webstore

La Jolla High School will debut an online webstore where students may purchase their P.E. uniforms, locks, yearbooks and other items. However, this year, there is no longer a requirement that students buy their combination locks from the school, and they are encouraged to bring their own, said Kathleen Doll, site technician.

The online store aims to alleviate long lines at the financial window. Students may pick up their purchased items on campus during registration days Aug. 24-30.

“We hope a lot of people use it,” Doll said. “We will have an automatic list of who has paid.”

An e-mail blast will be sent to students with blocks of times and days for them to pick up books, take I.D. card pictures, turn in signed paperwork and pick up P.E. clothes, Doll said, noting that the entire process will take a couple of hours and should be arranged and completed before school starts in September.

LJHS students can get a head start with the required annual paperwork by visiting www.LJHS.sandi.net and following the link to download registration information and forms.

School Uniforms

• A few schools in the district now recommend students wear uniforms. Parents are advised to check their child’s school website to find out the latest uniform policies. Beginning Aug. 23, parents will be able to call their schools directly to inquire.