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Ripon High pulls plug on in-person learning for now
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Ripon High teachers such as Ann Pendleton can expect to see the return of students to the classroom onNov. 30. That’s the scheduled date for in-person instruction at RHS.

In-person instruction at Ripon High will be short lived.

At least for now.

The Ripon Unified school board, during an emergency session on Thursday, unanimously agreed to back the recommendation of Superintendent Ziggy Robeson and Ripon High administrators to end in-person learning at the high school after just one week.

"We will return distance learning on Monday for a majority of students with the exception of those enrolled in the Career & Technical Education classes," Robeson said.

The younger students — transitional kindergarten through eighth grade — will remain at their respective elementary school sites. "We've learned how to isolate them," she said, referring to students with symptoms of COVID-19.

The majority of RHS students returned this week to in-person instruction, with today (Friday) being their last day on campus until further notice.

Robeson indicated that a situation occurred during these past few days where six classes were impacted after one person may have been infected with the coronavirus

"We can't contain students in one class (at the high school)," she said.

Not so with CTE, where classes have been ongoing for the past seven or eight weeks.

With the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, Robeson and others are pleading with families to help out during these unprecedented times,

"Please, please, if your child is sick — stay at home," she said.