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Only 1 in 30 Ripon Unified students opt for distance learning
TUSD distance learning
Distance learning may end sooner than anticipated for Turlock elementary students as the county’s 14-day COVID-19 case rate continues to drop (Photo contributed).

Most students at Ripon Unified have been back in the classroom since the return of in-person instruction.

Some have stayed with the distance-learning education option.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, RUSD has provided virtual elementary classes for kindergarten- through- eighth- grade students.

Since the return from the holiday break, 103 youngsters were enrolled in virtual elementary, according to the Sixth Month report from the recent school board meeting.

That was the period from Jan. 11 through Feb. 5.

RUSD had a total enrollment of 3,075 during that stretch. The district reported 3,339 students in the Sixth Month of the 2019-2020 school year, pre-COVID.

Colony Oak Elementary School led the K-8 sites with a total enrollment of 430.

Weston and Ripon Elementary followed, tallying 426 and 408 students, respectively.

Park View had a count of 378 and Ripona reported 304 students in the Sixth Month.

Ripon High continued to show an uptick in enrollment from a year ago, going from 972 in 2019-2020 to the updated 986 students.

Independent Study (22) and Harvest High (18) rounded out the enrollment report.