Local parents offer thoughts on new school year

Tesse Benson’s youngest children enjoy play time while learning from home. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
The 2020-2021 school year promises unprecedented changes in policy, safety measures and organization as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting health orders from both county and state health officials. Anza’s Hamilton High School and Hamilton K-8 School and Aguanga’s Cottonwood School, which are all part of the Hemet Unified School District, are affected by the state’s current mandates, which will begin the school year online only, and hopefully transition to other options as conditions allow. HUSD has created a plan to educate students with their safety in mind, giving parents choices on how to proceed. Three models are offered at this time. In the hybrid model, students can attend part of the week in-person and the rest of the week online. With the traditional
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