San Diego Unified Schools reopen classrooms for in-person learning to all grades
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Unified School District will reopen classrooms in all grade levels Monday to students whose families have opted to return to in-person instruction.
The district said they will be continuing to provide instruction online to those who prefer to continue their education from home. Officials said about 27 percent of students opting to continue their education online.
Students and teachers returning to campus will wear masks and follow social-distancing protocols. Schools have air filters, hand sanitizer, and social-distancing signage, among other safety mitigations.
UC San Diego will conduct COVID-19 testing on campuses for students and staff who are participating in onsite learning and are asymptomatic.
Testing will be mandatory for staff. The goal is to test every eligible student and staff member every two weeks.
The tests will be administered in campus auditoriums and multi-purpose rooms by medical professionals from UC San Diego Health in conjunction with staff members from the district’s health office.
San Diego Unified Board President Richard Barrera told KUSI’s Ed Lenderman he is proud of the teachers for working so hard.
SDUSD’s “in-person” learning is still half virtual. Barrera explained some students have to watch their teachers teach on a screen in another room, even though they are on campus.