Inyo Students Return to School for ABC’s, a Masking Requirement

Barry D. Simpson - Inyo County Superintendent of SchoolsInyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, confirmed that school will be in-person for all students, however, masking requirements for all students and staff will remain in place. He emphasized that this is not a local decision; there are state guidelines that they must follow. What of those who cannot for health or other reasons cannot attend in person? Simpson says that “Independent Study (a.k.a., distance learning) will be an option.” He went on to note that there are some new laws and exceptions on the Independent Study front that our districts are currently working on now.
Simpson said that Inyo County Schools have learned a great deal in the past 12-15 months and explained that “…we are poised to flip the switch and return to Distance Learning quickly if we are forced to, but at this time, we are happy to report our students will be in class on schedule each day starting in August!”

The County School Superintendent said that they are hopeful the mask requirement is lifted at some point early in the school year, but that the future is uncertain, with rising case rates in some areas of the state and the new Delta Variant, it does feel like the ground is “shifting beneath the schools’ feet again.”
Simpson finished his communication with: “…to our community and to all of our parents, staff and students, please know we are prepared, and we look forward to a safe and healthy start to the new school year!

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FREEDOM
FREEDOM
1 month ago

This has been the best thing to happen to Teachers in 200 years. A Virus than only affects 1,7 % of the Population has Given them the longest PAID vacation that they have ever DREAMED OF. And nor it may happen again . How about we just Keep our kids at home from now on , After all , At least at home they will not become CONFUSED by the RAINBOW. lol

JaneE
JaneE
1 month ago
Reply to  FREEDOM

When I went to school, 34 million cases in a population of 330 million (both approximate) was 10% of the population, not 1.7%. 1.7% is how many of the 34 million die. How many more are hospitalized for weeks or longer and still survive I don’t know. How many people who don’t have Covid-19 die from lack of hospital beds I don’t know, but I know the number is not zero based on anecdotal evidence.

By all means home school if that makes you feel better. It has been an option for decades.

T-Bone
T-Bone
1 month ago
Reply to  FREEDOM

Your comment illustrates the lack of literacy among the conservative right. Read a book.

Tinner
Tinner
1 month ago

Okay, I give up, what the heck does ABCM stand for?

MC Hubbard
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tinner

Should have said “ABC’s” Thanks for the catch.

Charles James
Charles James
1 month ago
Reply to  Tinner

Tinner: “ABC’s” + “Masking”= ABCM.

MC Hubbard
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles James

Sorry Charles I missed your wit in this one.

Charles James
Charles James
1 month ago
Reply to  MC Hubbard

Not a problem. I was being too clever by half at least.