San Francisco Unified School District announced over the weekend that multiple campuses will reopen for in-person learning Monday.
“Some students and families may be feeling anxiety with all the changes. This is perfectly OK.” Said Matthews is the superintendent in a statement.
“We’re excited to welcome back thousands of students next week. And, if you’re one of those who is staying in distance learning for now, your classes are still one community and we believe all students are equally important members of that community.” https://t.co/z0CMBkrjRs
— Dr. Vincent Matthews (@SFUSD_Supe) April 5, 2021
Superintendent Vincent Matthews explained starting Monday 11 early education preschool sites, 22 elementary schools and three county schools will open their doors to students.
All 107 schools in California’s seventh-largest school district are expected to reopen by the end of April, when roughly 22,000 students from prekindergarten to twelfth grade are predicted to return to in-person learning, reported NBC Bay Area.
The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to return all public school students to in-person learning in August last Tuesday.
“This past year has been full of uncertainty and I hope this unanimous resolution makes it clear that we are united in our commitment to provide full-time in-person school,” said Commissioner Lam, the resolution’s sponsor. “The work of getting all of our students back by next fall is our number one priority.”
“We recognize that students and families will experience this last part of the school year in different ways and we want to be sensitive to that and meet students where they are,” Matthews said in a statement. “It will feel different from before the pandemic for so many reasons, including the health and safety protocols but schools are still places for connection and interaction.”
San Francisco Unified School District shared photos of the first day back on Twitter.
— SF public schools (@SFUnified) April 12, 2021
Mayor London Breed expressed her support of schools reopening on Twitter.
It was so exciting to be able to finally be able to welcome back students to the classroom at Bret Harte Elementary today!
There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done to get all of our students back to full-time, in-person instruction, but this is a good step forward. pic.twitter.com/Jk2Y4ran5V
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) April 12, 2021