The term “back to school” will be taking on a whole new meaning soon in the Garden Grove Unified School District.
On Friday, the GGUSD announced the re-opening of 18 elementary schools for in-person instruction over the next two weeks, a major breakthrough in the long struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.
- Monday, Feb. 22: Allen, Barker, Enders, Garden Park, Monroe and Patton
- Tuesday, Feb. 23: Anthony.
- Wednesday, Feb. 24: Gilbert, Northcutt, Zeyen, Cook, Hill and Sunnyside.
- Monday, March 1: Heritage, Murdy, Newhope, Russell and Stanford.
The announcement also reads “With COVID-19 case rates on the decline, we anticipate that we will be able to reopen additional elementary schools very soon.”
However, in keeping with state guidelines, intermediate and high schools not previously opened can only resume in-person instruction when Orange County returns to the “red” tier, also known as “substantial.” To get to red, the county must score no higher than 8 percent in test positivity.
The GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove and parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.