College begins subsequent week for Redlands Unified college students | Schooling
A student has his temperature taken when he returns to school Monday morning at Mission Elementary in April.
Redland’s Unified students will return to face-to-face school on Wednesday, August 11th.
The school day returns to normal start and end times for elementary and secondary education. However, the state is still required to wear a mask. No vaccinations are required. To view a school’s bell map, visit redlandsusd.net.
On August 2, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its K-12 guidelines for the 2021-22 school year. Included in the guide are safety measures for schools regarding masks and social distancing.
● Outdoor masks are optional for everyone in K-12 school settings.
● K-12 students must mask themselves indoors, with exceptions as per CDPH guidelines. Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask themselves when sharing indoor spaces with students.
● Persons exempted from wearing a mask due to illness must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a mask.
● Schools need to develop and implement local protocols to provide face-covering to students who accidentally fail to bring face-covering into school to avoid unnecessary exclusions.
● In accordance with the 2020-21 school year guidelines, schools must develop and implement local protocols to enforce masking requirements. In addition, schools should offer alternative educational options for students who are excluded from campus because they do not wear face covering.
● In certain situations where a face cover cannot be used for educational or developmental reasons (communication or support for young children or those with special needs), a curtain-type face cover can be used in the classroom as long as the wearer keeps physical Distance to others. Personnel must again wear face-covering outside of the classroom.
● Recent evidence suggests that face-to-face training without minimal physical distancing requirements can be safely provided if other mitigation strategies (masking) are implemented.
In a letter to parents and students, Robert Clarey, headmaster of the Redlands East Valley said he was looking forward to the new year.
“When we return to a personal model of teaching, we recognize that rigor can feel like someone has taken things a step higher,” wrote Clarey. “This is a normal feeling, and we recognize that our approach to academics has to strike a delicate balance between who we were and where we are going to be career ready.
“At the same time, we will provide the necessary social and emotional support as we try to return to what we once recognized as normal.”