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School Starts Aug. 30 for Most Students

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School starts Wednesday, Aug. 30 for most students in the Long Beach Unified School District. 

Most school offices will reopen by Tuesday, Aug. 22. Watch individual school websites for additional back-to-school information. Access school websites by finding individual schools at Exceptions to the Aug. 30 start date include the Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science, along with the California Academy of Mathematics and Science. Both Sato and CAMS start Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Enrollment and Immunizations

Details on enrollment procedures, including a list of required documents, are available at The enrollment process starts online and is finalized in person at the school of residence, not the LBUSD Administration Building.

Enrollment of students new to the school district is done on a first-come, first-served basis at each school. Attendance at the school of residence is not guaranteed and is based on space availability. If classes fill up at a neighborhood school, parents will be contacted with further available options. To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, children must be five years old by Sept. 1, according to state law. Check with individual schools on when they will offer last-minute pre-registration for students new to the school district.

Students who have Medi-Cal or other insurance should contact their healthcare provider for any needed immunizations prior to school enrollment. Uninsured, qualifying students may obtain immunizations by appointment only at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, located at 2525 Grand Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Appointments can be made by calling (562) 570-4315. View immunization requirements under Immunizations in the A-Z index at

Full-Day Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

LBUSD offers full-day kindergarten and full-day transitional kindergarten (TK) options. Our programs include robust academics, time for child-directed activities, outdoor learning and playtime. All TK and kindergarten classrooms have been refreshed with new child-centered furniture and learning materials.

For 2023-24, TK classes will serve children born between Sept. 2, 2018 and April 2, 2019. Families can choose to enroll their student in a TK program or wait the additional year when the student is age-eligible to enroll in kindergarten. To learn about enrollment options for children born after April 2, 2019, visit the Early Learning homepage. For more information about TK and early admission to TK, go to Transitional Kindergarten in the A-Z index at

School Meals 

For the 2023-24 school year, meals for all students will be free of charge. However, we encourage households to complete a meal application to provide continued financial support to the school district. Learn more on the Nutrition Services website’s School Meals and Meal Application page.

Bus Stops and Routes

Information related to students eligible for transportation will be available in ParentVue the week before school starts. Questions regarding placement or type of service should be directed to the student’s case carrier at their school of attendance. For any other related bus questions, you may contact the Transportation Branch at (562) 424-5195. 

GoPass TAP Cards allow K-12 and Long Beach Community College students to ride Long Beach Transit for free. Learn more at  

For more back-to-school information, contact your local school or the following offices:

  • Early Learning Programs
  • Elementary and K-8 Schools – (562) 997-8247
  • Middle Schools – (562) 997-8100
  • High Schools – (562) 997-8115
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