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Here’s what the first day of school in Los Angeles looked like on social media

Sarah Favot | August 15, 2017



Tuesday signaled a return to class for LA Unified students — and that means lots of back-to-school photos on social media.

There was some news Tuesday afternoon when reports came out that a swarm of bees attacked students at Palmdale High School. Dozens of students were stung and taken to hospitals, according to reports.

LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King, school board members, and other district officials toured 11 school campuses throughout the day posing for photos and welcoming back students and faculty.

The tour began before the sun had risen at Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, the 131st and last school to open as part of the more than $20 billion school building project that began 15 years ago. It is one of four new district schools opening this year.

“I can already tell from the energy that this is going to be a great school year,” King said in a news release. “Our district has made record progress over the last year in preparing students for success, and I am excited about the opportunities to reach even greater heights this year.”

LA School Report was on the campus of LA Promise Charter High School, a new school in South LA, as dozens of ninth-graders streamed in for the first day, and at the Boys Academic Leadership Academy, the district’s first all-boys school.

School board member Kelly Gonez and other students got the red carpet treatment at Arleta High School, which welcomes back students in a unique way.

The day included many selfies taken by school board member Mónica García.

Some specific programs were highlighted on the school tours like Mountain View Elementary’s Armenian dual language program and the STEM Academy of Hollywood at Bernstein Senior High School.

Here are some back-to-school photos parents posted of their kids to social media:

And finally, remember the pre-kindergartner who cried on TV when a reporter asked him if he would miss his mom on the first day of school? KTLA followed up with the boy two years later.

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