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SUHSD preparing for distance learning amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 3:37 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 18:58:47-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Sweetwater Union High School District is working with teachers to prepare for distance learning if and when classes resume after Spring Break.

The district is currently closed because of coronavirus concerns, but district officials tell 10News plans are already in motion to figure out a way to complete the school year.

District spokesperson Manny Rubio tells 10News the district is looking at distance learning, which can mean a number of things. Teachers could either teach virtually from home or provide students with learning material.

Rubio says a majority of students already do a lot of online work and many of them have take home devices. The plans include addressing concerns that some students might not have devices or internet at their homes.

Wednesday night, the district and the teachers union sent out a letter with guidance and information for teachers on how to move forward. All schools were deep cleaned and sanitized. Some schools are allowing teachers to enter their classrooms to get whatever materials they may need.

For now, the plan is to have teachers return from Spring Break and allow for 2-3 days of planning before giving any direction to students and their parents.

Officials are also keeping a close eye on updates from the state and the department of education.

In the meantime, the district is still offering meal distribution while students are out of school.