GGUSD back to school in October?

STUDENTS in the Garden Grove Unified School District will have in-person instruction in October, provided encouraging COVID-19 trends continue (Shutterstock).

In-person instruction for students in the Garden Grove Unified School District will likely return in October, according to an announcement issued today (Friday) to parents and others in the district.

Assuming that encouraging trends in controlling the spread of the coronavirus continue, pupils in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will return on Monday, Oct. 5.

Pupils in grades seven through 12 (intermediate and high schools) will return on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

In the announcement, the GGUSD noted that while some districts are opening as early as next week, the later date for local schools will allow “our large district to make a smooth transition.”

Back to school will not initially mean back to normal. Most campuses will use a hybrid system that combines in-person and distance learning, due to the requirement to meet social distancing requirements. There’s a limit on how many students can be allowed in a classroom at a time.

The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

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