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Poway Unified School District elementary, special needs students return to in-person learning

Posted at 7:59 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 10:59:24-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Some Poway Unified School District students are returning to on-campus learning on Monday.

Starting Feb. 1, only students at district elementary schools and those in the special needs program will be able to go to campuses for in-person instruction.

The district’s original plan was to reopen schools on Jan. 19, but due to a surge in coronavirus cases and a lack of staffing, the reopening was delayed.

A slower, phased approach was implemented, allowing for some district schools to reopen on Monday.

District officials said elementary school and special education students will be back on their AM and PM schedule. Extended school services and preschool resumed last week.

According to the district, San Diego County will have to move from its current purple tier status to the state’s red tier before middle and high schools can reopen.

The district’s social media platforms noted they are also looking to hire temporary staffing and also looking for volunteers to help with their staffing concerns.