BRAWLEY — The Brawley Union High School District said it is excited about starting in-person hybrid groups at all of its school sites. With local COVID-19 case rates and positivity rates on the decline, and as educators have had an opportunity to be vaccinated, the District is preparing to implement in-person instruction, according to a press release. 

Starting April 12, the District will continue with distance learning in the morning and, beginning with seniors, afford the opportunity for in-person instruction in the afternoon. Seniors will return to campus in the afternoons according to their scheduled civics and English 4 classes. Additional subject areas will be available shortly thereafter. Differentiated in-person learning opportunities will also be offered during this time.

As this proves successful in keeping staff and students safe, the District will begin to expand its in-person instructional opportunities to juniors beginning April 26. All other grade levels will be phased in accordingly. All students will have the opportunity to take advantage of in-person differentiated services daily throughout the week. 

The release stated, “Returning to school in-person may stir some excitement or feelings of nervousness. We recognize that as some families are ready to return to in-person instruction, an equal number may not be ready. While we understand families must make that personal choice for their students, please be reassured that much planning and preparation has and continues to happen to ensure students return to a healthy, safe, and comfortable learning environment as social-emotional wellness is a critical focus for us in returning to in-person instruction.”

The District has implemented health and safety protocols and protective measures for small, prioritized subgroups that have returned to in-person instruction on campus over the past few weeks, and has been expanding those in preparation for in-person hybrid reopening.

“We look forward to seeing more of our students in the upcoming weeks and strive to provide a safe learning experience that leads to the potential return of all students in a traditional fashion during the 2021-2022 school year,” the release stated.

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