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Students at Red Bluff High School will return to campus amid pandemic

Red Bluff High School begins in-person classes Thursday. Parents, students, and staff have been preparing for this return since June.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 6:49 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2020 8:16 AM

RED BLUFF, Calif - Red Bluff High School students will head back to the classroom Thursday, Aug. 12. 

Staff, parents, and students have been counting down to the first day of in-person classes. 

“I feel like the kids need to be interacting with their own peers, and I am very excited for them to finally get into a routine again,” said parent, Jacqueline Vengeas.

Vengeas says she’s not concerned about her son’s safety at school.

“With all the safety protocols, I feel he is going to do fine," she shared. "He will do fine with the classroom setting, with the new rules and everything will flow great.”

Superintendent for Red Bluff Joint Union High School, Todd Brose, told Action News Now that when students arrive at the classroom, teachers will check their temperatures, fill out a student symptom checklist and then require all students to wear a mask during class.

Teachers will also disinfect desks and doorknobs between classes. Brose says they’re taking steps to reduce mealtime risks. 

“We have two lunches, so we will have a split lunch," said Superintendent, Todd Brose. "We are going to utilize our main plaza, as well as another building that we have, so if they want to be eating inside there will be two buildings spread out in tables and we also have outside eating too."

As for PE class, the school got approval to use their pool.  

"PE will have a pool session early on in the pool and all that has been cleared by our department of health and the same thing they will disinfect the areas after each period,” said Brose. 

Brose is feeling confident about all the adjustments the school has made and is ready to see the students tomorrow.

“All the work we have done, we are prepared to be opening schools safely tomorrow and we are just excited to be back at school.”

Red Bluff High School also has distance learning for kids choosing online instead of in-person and will provide meals for them too.

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