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MUHSD To Return Students March 15

Press Release

Atwater, CA (January 25, 2021) – Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) will mark the beginning of the fourth quarter of the school year with a return to in-person learning. On March 15, students will return to campuses on the A/B hybrid model, alternating days that they will be at schools. Families will continue to have the option to keep their children on Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year.

“We were hopeful that we would see some decline in the COVID numbers by now, but upon consultation with the health department, that is not the case.” said MUHSD Superintendent Alan Peterson. “However, we are optimistic that we are turning the corner and students will return to campuses soon.”

All MUHSD students have been on Distance Learning since returning from Winter Break earlier in the month. Back in November, MUHSD was allowed to return to in-person learning while the county was in the red tier of the state’s COVID Spread Risk Model. The district went back to Distance Learning a week before Winter Break due to a decrease in the number of students attending as well as a drop in staffing levels.

“We understand the frustration that’s out there,” said Superintendent Peterson. “We’re frustrated too. But we need to understand the seriousness of the pandemic and put the safety of our students and staff first and foremost.”


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