LAUSD welcomes middle and high school students back

Freshman Eva Palafox had looked forward to all the typical high school experiences when the school year began. But her plans were placed on hold as campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District remained shuttered throughout fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So when she got the news that students could finally return to campus this month for the first time in more than a year, Palafox jumped at the chance. On Tuesday, April 27, the 15-year-old said she was happy to finally experience high school in person.

“I am somewhat nervous because I am a freshman, so it’s kind of overwhelming being in high school, especially during this pandemic, but overall I’m excited,” said Palafox, a student at Garfield High in East L.A.

This week, all secondary schools in LAUSD are welcoming students back after more than 13 months of campus closures. Some sixth and ninth graders started returning on Tuesday. The remaining sixth and ninth graders, as well as students in all other secondary grade levels, will return over the course of the week. Click here to read more: