Students with Lompoc Unified will return to school for in-person learning starting March 8.
Case numbers have dropped to 16.9 per 100,000 residents in Santa Barbara County, which was announced by the county Tuesday.
The exact model for in-person instruction will be announced Wednesday afternoon.
Families and staff have until Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. to fill out a survey which asks about their preferred in-person learning model.
Survey takers can decide between a couple models: hybrid with students on campus two days a week and virtual the other three or an a.m./p.m. model where students are on campus four days a week and virtual on Wednesdays.
“We are excited to be able to have our students back on school campuses. Even though it will be different than traditional school, having kids on campus and learning in classrooms is a huge step in the right direction. We once again wish to thank LUSD parents for their continued support and remind them they will continue to have distance learning as an option, if that is their preference,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.
If families prefer, students are able to continue with distance learning.
Starting March 8, TK through first grade students will return to school, and then the following week second and third graders can return.
On March 22, fourth through sixth grade students will be on campus.
“We are hopeful that the rates continue to fall and we reach the red tier quickly so we can also offer in-person instruction to our secondary students,” said Deputy Superintendent Bree Valla.
Masks and social distancing will be required for all students. Recess will also look different with students only interacting with their cohorts.