Kids in the Lucia Mar Unified School District are back at school.
The district welcomed 100 new teachers and principals this year.
New this year, kids will start school late every Monday so teachers and staff can meet.
Kids at Fairgrove Elementary School in Grover Beach will be learning Mandarin Chinese.
"Mandarin is the most widely-spoken language in the world," says District Superintendent Jim Hogeboom.
"There's a big need for Asian languages in general, and so as we try to prepare our kids for the future, what better way than to make sure they have the ability perhaps to speak a language that's going to help them get a job or career."
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will take the Chinese class.
The teacher will also offer a class at Judkins Middle School in Pismo Beach.
The first day of class also took place at other schools on the Central Coast this week.
Some other districts return to class next week.