Although Riverside County has been allowed to move into the "red" tier of reopening on Tuesday, schools will continue to conduct distance learning for at least another two weeks as they wait and see that the county remains in the tier.
The Palm Springs Unified School District discussed the hybrid plan, which will be the school's plan to return to classrooms. The hybrid plan would see a maximum of 50% capacity in the district's schools after the winter break in January.
Nothing was officially set yet, but district leaders discussed a four-month plan to get schools ready for the implementation of the hybrid plan.
- In September, the district will continue to monitor the county's tier movement as well as survey parents and form focus groups with teachers.
- October would see the preparation of campuses, as well identifying students who are struggling to access distance learning to possible bring them in as part of a small, very controlled group in November.
- November would also see continued discussions, as well the final phase of plans for the return, and the start of the transition of the hybrid plan through the small group of students. The district also plans to hold a public town hall discussion of the plan.
- Finally, in December, the district would look to see if there are any other additional professional developments needed, as well as helping students who have chosen to stay on distance learning for the remainder of the school year
PSUSD will meet again in October to further discuss the implementation of the hybrid plan.
News Channel 3 reached out to the Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Sands Unified School District to find out if there is a meeting scheduled or a plan ready on when in-person learning could possibly return. We have not heard back from either district at this time.
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