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Poway Unified School District approves campus return plan for some students

Poway Unified School District
Posted at 1:22 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 16:33:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Poway Unified School District has approved a plan for some students to return to in-person classes starting as soon as this month.

The district's board on Thursday approved a phased reopening plan for elementary schools starting on Oct. 1, with the first group of schools opening with an AM/PM schedule.

Abraxas High School will reopen with an A/B schedule on Oct. 8, and PUSD's remaining elementary schools will reopen with an AM/PM schedule on Oct. 12, according to the district.

The board also approved resuming on-campus special education services and in-person instruction for small groups after Sept. 24.

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All students, from preschool through 12th grade, will be required to wear a mask when returning to campus. Virtual class options will continue to be made available for families.

Board leaders reached an agreement on allowing small groups of middle and high school students to return to campus for targeted learning support, social-emotional groups, special education services, and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. A plan for the next phase of reopening middle and high schools is scheduled to be presented at the board's Sept. 24 meeting.