GREENFIELD, Calif. (KION) The Greenfield Union School District announced Thursday that it will be allowing some students to return to campus for in-person learning starting next week.
The district said it will be bringing back small groups of PreK-8th students in preschool, transitional kindergarten and special day class.
Monterey County is still in the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and in that tier, schools are not allowed to reopen for in-person instruction without a waiver from the health department, but they may follow cohort guidance for child supervision.
Cohort guidance allows for stable groups of no more than 14 children or youth with no more than two adults to supervise. The groups are supposed to stay together for all activities and avoid contact with anyone outside the group.
The district is recommending that students and staff conduct health checks every day, wash hands often and monitor potential symptoms.
"The safety of our students, staff, educators and their families remains our highest priority... We are so proud of our students and we miss seeing them daily in our classrooms. We will continue to monitor our community surveys, scientific COVID data, stakeholder feedback, and are confident that by working together the decision to move forward with distance learning and supporting families with small groups will best serve student learning and student safety," the district said in a statement.
The students are expected to return to campus Monday.