Coachella Valley Region
New backpacks, empty notebooks, and awaited memories. As summer vacation begins to wrap-up, Coachella Valley teachers are already hard at work preparing for this upcoming school year.
"I’m very excited, I’m looking forward to a lot of really cool challenges, I want to see some of our children really fly and soar this year and see where we can take them,"’ said Donna Whitis, First Grade Teacher at Julius Corsini Elementary. "We want to make those kids college and career ready, even at this age.
For some teachers like Mrs. Whitis, they like to decorate their classrooms with ambiance.
"I like to incorporate little things, it might be stuffed animals, flowers, I want the kids to feel they’re not just at school, but since they’re here all day long, as well as me, I want them to feel like it’s their home away from home."
Below are instruction start dates for the Coachella Valley School Districts:
Palm Springs Unified School District – Wednesday Aug. 10
Coachella Valley Unified School District – Wednesday Aug. 17
Desert Sands Unified School District – Thursday Aug. 25
PSUSD would like to remind families to use extra caution when dropping off their children at school.
"Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school."