Most Lassen County schools set to return to in-person instruction Jan. 4

Local schools are planning to return to in-person instruction in January.

“After speaking with the local Public Health Official, I want to let families and our community know that the local health order in which the Public Health Department directed all schools in Lassen County to close and move to Distance Learning, will expire Dec. 31, 2020, and all schools will be returning to in-person learning on Jan. 4, 2021. Westwood Unified School District, however, has elected to continue with Distance Learning until the end of the semester. Each school district will continue to implement their local Plans and revert to Distance Learning as needed based upon student and staff COVID exposures and/or concerns,” read a statement from Patty Gunderson, Lassen County superintendent of schools.

“Unfortunately, one change that has been made by the California Department of Public Health guidance dated Nov. 16, 2020, is the requirement that all students, grades TK-12, wear face coverings unless specifically exempted by the guidance,” the statement continued.

Gunderson said to check your district’s website, social media, and/or notification system for specific information regarding your child’s school.