PARADISE, Calif. – Kids in Paradise are going back to school - in person after the school board reached the decision Friday.
"Well our focus is really falling under the guidelines of the CDC and California Department of Health and everything put out there by California Dept of Education,” said Paradise Superintendent, Tom Taylor.
Taylor told Action News Now those guidelines include providing students with PPE.
"It is having the masks, it is having partitions for students, it is social distancing students, it is putting up signage, it is about putting put marking on the sidewalks,” shared Taylor.
The school district has also added plenty of hand sanitizer stations. Taylor says they have also worked on a new schedule.
"Part of that is developing schedules," shared Taylor. "What does it look like at the TK-6 level, what does it look like at the 7-12 schedule? Obviously a little different."
At Paradise High School, Superintendent Taylor says students will either be on campus Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. But for younger students at Paradise Ridge Elementary, they will be going to school in a.m. and p.m. waves. 7th through 12th grades will do online learning on Fridays.
"Students are going to be connected three days with teachers which is more than what we had with the distance learning and plus two of those days are in gonna be in face."
Elementary school is ready to start on Oct. 19, but the high school will not start until Oct. 26. High school sports will also be coming back on Oct. 19.
For those families that wish to stay virtual, online courses are offered for K-12 as well. For more information on the models themselves, CLICK HERE.