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San Luis Coastal Unified announces distance learning for start of 2020-21 school year

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jul 16, 2020

San Luis Coastal Unified School District announced schools will reopen with distance learning for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

The Board of Education made the "extraordinarily difficult" decision Thursday night to start the school year with distance learning (Plan C) and continue it through winter break.

Plan C is enhanced distance learning. This plan would mean every student is in full distance learning similar to Spring 2020.

The first day of school will be Monday, August 24th.

District officials said in a press release that, "Parents and students should expect rigorous, full-day instruction for our students, including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning opportunities."

Daily attendance will be required for all students Monday through Friday.

If families wish to select the Virtual Learning Program (VLP) for the entire 2020-21 school year, they must do so by July 24, 2020.

District officials say they will continue to provide weekly meals and will coordinate with the cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo as well as non-profits to provide childcare options at the start of the year.

Students will also be provided with Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots as need, according to administrators.

To learn more about the board's decision and the district's full reopening plan, click here.

Lucia Mar Unified School District announced Tuesday it will also move forward with distance learning for the start of the school year.