Danville Students Could Start Returning To Class This Week

Courtney Teague
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DANVILLE, CA — Younger Danville students who opted for the hybrid in-person learning model could begin returning to classrooms Wednesday.

The San Ramon Valley School District committed to reopening its doors after Contra Costa County's COVID-19 rate fell below 25 daily new cases per 100,000 residents for at least five days. Contra Costa first met this threshold Friday, meaning Wednesday is the first day some students will be able to return, unless the county's case rate creeps above 25 cases per 100,000 residents Tuesday.

If the case rate holds, here's SRVUSD's current plan for the days ahead:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10: Preschoolers through second-graders return for general education and special day classes

  • Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15: No school

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16: Remote learning day due to holiday weekend (elementary follows remote Monday schedule, secondary follows remote odd day schedule)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17: Third-graders through fifth-graders return; middle and high schoolers return for special day classes; adult transition students return

SRVUSD is also asking the board for approval to allow sixth-graders who opted for the hybrid model to return Wednesday, Feb. 17 for core classes such as reading, English language arts and social studies. The board is slated to discuss school reopenings Tuesday night, according to the agenda.

The district said it's working to bring middle and high schoolers back in small groups, while those who chose the hybrid learning option are set to return when Contra Costa enters the red tier.

It's unknown when the county will move into the red tier, but it could be a ways off. Among the red tier requirements is having a COVID-19 case rate of 4 to 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents — that's a fraction of the county's current case rate.

SRVUSD asks families to ensure their acknowledgment forms have been electronically signed and turned in, and ensure students understand the importance of following social distancing measures and wearing face coverings.

This article originally appeared on the Danville Patch