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GGUSD elementaries to reopen

CHILDREN in elementary schools in Garden Grove will be returning to campus (Shutterstock).

All the elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District will soon be open for in-person instruction.

In an announcement to parents and others on Friday, the GGUSD revealed that all of the GGUSD’s school zip codes had COVID-19 rates below 25 per 100,000, thus qualifying all the K-6 campuses to reopen.

Eighteen schools had already been cleared to resume classwork, of which 13 have reopened. Heritage, Murdy, Newhope, Russell and Stanford will open on Monday, March 1.

Set to follow on Wednesday, March 3 will be Bryant, Eisenhower, Excelsior, Morningside and Riverdale.

On Thursday, March 4, Marshall, Paine, Peters K-3, Wakeham and Woodbury will open their doors. On Monday, March 8, the balance – Brookhurst, Carrillo, Clinton, Crosby, Evans, Faylane, Hazard, Lawrence, Parkview, Peters 4-6, Post, Rosita, Simmons, Stanley, Violette and Warren – will resume in-person classes.

Bell Intermediate will open on Monday, March 1, with McGarvin, Ralston and Walton intermediates opening on March 8, along with Hare Continuation High School.

The other intermediate and high schools won’t be able to do so until Orange County enters the “red tier” (substantial).

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

In the Westminster School District, return to in-person teaching is close. The district’s four zip codes now have an average positivity rate of 8.23 percent, almost at the 8 percent threshold that the WSD board has decided is the criteria for opening schools for in-person instruction.

One week after meeting that mark, schools are planned to reopen.

The WSD is a K-8 district serving most of Westminster and parts of other cities.

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