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Tehachapi Unified School District votes to extend distance learning through Dec. 18

Posted at 10:43 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 01:43:13-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Tehachapi Unified School District voted in a meeting on Tuesday night to extend virtual learning in the district until Dec. 18.

TUSD stated that distance learning has greatly impacted student engagement and attendance.

With Kern County on Governor Newsom's "watch list," TUSD had no choice but be in a virtual state of learning to start the new school year.

When allowed to return to in-person instruction, TUSD will reopen in a manner consistent with guidance from the California Department of Education and the California Public Health Department.

TUSD is committed to implementing the following health and safety procedures:

  • Daily screening of students and staff for COVID symptoms and how to address those who display symptoms.
  • Social distancing protocols for students and staff to remain 6 feet apart.
  • Hand washing procedures and/or hand sanitizers to ensure frequency and thoroughness.
  • The use of personal protection equipment including face coverings.
  • Disinfecting procedures for hard surfaces and regularly scheduled deep cleaning of classrooms.
  • Students will be provided with disposable face coverings.
  • Access to the campus will be limited to students and staff until it is safe to resume large gatherings.
  • Traditional recess outdoors will be suspended but students will be allowed to take breaks outdoors while maintaining distance or in the classroom.
  • The District will provide busing for students who require transportation as written within their Individualized Education Plan. Busing will comply with the new restricted bus capacity of no more than 14 students per bus.

Check here for more information and contact information parents will need.