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MUHSD To Return Students To Traditional Schedule

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Atwater, CA (March 24, 2021) – At a Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, the Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) Board of Trustees voted to return students to a traditional, 5 day a week schedule once they return from Spring Break on April 12. Currently, students who chose to return to campuses are on a A/B hybrid model alternating days that they are in the classroom. 

Seniors may return beginning March 29 while everyone else will join them April 12, at which time the A/B model will be completely phased out. Families will continue to have the option of keeping their students on 100% Distance Learning.

The change comes in light of updated guidance provided by the CDC and the California Department of Education regarding distance requirements in classrooms. COVID-19 prevention protocols will remain in place at all MUHSD sites and staff will work to ensure that safety measures are followed.

“I am ecstatic to provide students the choice to return to a more traditional school environment which, hopefully, relieves some of the anxiety that this past year has caused,” said MUHSD Superintendent Alan Peterson. “I can’t thank the Board enough for their decision.”

Wednesday’s vote also included the elimination of a Distance Learning option next school year unless mandated by the county or state.


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