Ocean View kids back in class

GOLDEN VIEW Elementary School students are back in the classroom. All schools in the Ocean View School District resumed in-person instruction Monday (OVSD photo).

Students in the Ocean View School District returned to school today (Monday) for in-person learning five days a week. The district is bringing elementary students back for five days of instruction in a phased approach that began this week.

All students at Golden View Elementary and Westmont Elementary returned today as well as students in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade in all other schools. On April 12, second and third grade students return and on April 19, fourth and fifth grade students return.

OVSD has provided in-person learning in schools since September in a hybrid model, and because of changes made by the California Department of Public Health in social distancing guidelines, the district is now able to bring students back to the classroom every day.

Patricia Singer, president of the Ocean View School District Board of Trustees said, “We are looking forward to taking another big step towards normalcy for our students and staff. We have been very successful in creating a safe environment in our schools and we are eager to increase the valuable time that students spend with their teachers.”

“Being in school provides students with a vital mix of academic and social interactions. We are thrilled to provide more opportunities for our students to make those important connections,” commented Dr. Carol Hansen, superintendent.

OVSD is currently focusing on increasing time in school for elementary students, but continues to explore ways to increase teacher-directed instructional time for middle school students as well. In addition, the district is committed to providing parents instructional options and offers a K-8 Virtual Academy for all students.

The district serves northern Huntington Beach as well as parts of Fountain Valley, Midway City and Westminster.

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