August marks the start of the fall semester for most of the Santa Clarita Valley’s students.
Students enrolled in compulsory education in the Santa Clarita Valley — Castaic Union School District, Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs Union School District, Newhall School District and William S. Hart Union High School District — returned to school on August 16.
“As families head back to school, local board members are grateful for all of the support from our parents. We wish a happy and productive year to our students and teachers,” Newhall School District Board President Christy Smith said.
College of the Canyons’ fall semester started on August 20. Welcome Week at the Valencia Campus starts on August 27, and Welcome Week at the Canyon Country Campus starts on August 28.
Grace Van Houten, a College of the Canyons student, is both excited and worried about the new school year. “Parking might actually be worse than last semester right now, but I’m looking forward to seeing the various improvements being made around campus and around town.”
The first day of classes at Master’s University is August 27.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.