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Ripon High pupils return to campus starting Nov. 30

The in-person learning at Ripon High will take a step forward Monday with the return of students in a few cohorts of Career Technical Education to the classroom.

That's just for starters.

"At this time, we are sharing that our incremental transition is to welcome back our RHS students," said Ripon Unified Superintendent Ziggy Robeson.

In her letter this week to staff, students and families, she announced Nov. 30 as the return date for high school students under a regular schedule.

Manteca Unified is bringing juniors and seniors — along with first through fourth graders — back to classrooms on Nov. 2. Fourth graders through high school sophomores will follow on Nov. 16.

"It has been our goal since the initial school campus closure on March 13 to bring back our students in the classroom for in-person learning, as soon as it was safe with the implementation of the needed precautions for students and staff," Robeson said.

She added: "We appreciate the opportunity to serve our students / families and are most grateful for your support as we work together to get through this challenging and ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic."

A few weeks earlier, RUSD welcomed back fourth- through- sixth grade students along with those at Harvest High, the district's alternative education site, back to school. RUSD elementary sites were among the 17 schools in San Joaquin County to receive the OK for the return of TK-6. The first phase kicked off on Sept. 28 with the return of K-3, with families having the option to continue with distance learning.
Robeson thanked staff, students and families for their patience during the phase approach of returning students to campus.