Temecula students return to campuses

Teacher Nicole Thomas welcomes students back to class at Ysabel Barnett Elementary School in Temecula after one year of school closures for in-person learning during the pandemic, Tuesday, March 16. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Students in Temecula elementary schools returned to on-campus learning Tuesday, March 16, after a little more than a year in a distance learning format. Temecula Valley Unified School District students began part-time, in-person learning after receiving approval from county and state health officials, though parents had the option to keep their students in the virtual learning format if they wished. About 7,400 students were expected to return to on-campus learning, while around 3,600 will remain in distance learning. Elementary students participating in the new “hybrid” learning format will attend small classes in the morning or in the afternoon for two-and-a-half hours on campus. During the school hours when they are not on campus, students will have distance learning assign
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