Newhall School District announces plans for full day, in-person instruction

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Newhall School District officials announced Friday that, due to updated guidance from Public Health officials, they’re officially moving forward with their plan to return to full day, in-person instruction on April 19. 

The district is planning to resume a more pre-COVID-19 routine with students on site Monday through Thursday for four full days and a minimum day Friday, according to district officials.   

In a letter distributed to parents Friday, Superintendent Jeff Pelzel told parents the updated guidance said students could be within 3 feet of one another during class instead of the previously required 6 feet.  

However, adults and students would still need to maintain 6 feet of distance, frequent hand washing will still be required, masks must be worn by students and adults at all times, and parents would still be required to complete the health screener daily.  

“Health and safety are still our top priority,” said Pelzel in the letter. “Each site will share additional information with families when we return from spring break.” 

Families that are currently enrolled in the district’s digital academy will be allowed to continute distance learning for the remainder of the year, if they so choose, Pelzel said.  

Newhall School District now joins Castaic Union School District in formally announcing April plans for a full day, in-person return.  

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