District lays groundwork for return to 5-day learning
At its Wednesday meeting, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District addressed students’ return to in-person instruction five days a week.
Superintendent Carmen Ghysels said part of a return to a full-time school week includes Placer County moving from the state’s purple tier of COVID-19 restrictions to the red tier.
“We’re still in the purple tier, but it looks good,” said Ghysels on the district loosening restrictions.
Ghysels outlined a number of measures being put in place for a return to five-day-a-week instruction, including bus route schedules and redesigned classrooms to accommodate more students while keeping them four feet apart.
The district also provided an update regarding prep sports seasons. Teams are still not allowed to compete in out-of-state games, but a move into the state’s red tier would allow for higher contact sports, like football, to bypass required tests before competition.
“We are trying really hard to compete out of state,” said Ghysels, adding that requests to play in Nevada have been sent to the California Department of Public Health, Placer County, and the district’s insurance provider.
North Tahoe and Truckee High School students traditionally play schools within the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.
Ghysels also announced that fifth-grade students on the North Shore will return to Kings Beach and Tahoe Lake Elementary. Fifth graders in the area have been attending North Tahoe School.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at email@example.com or 530-550-2643.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
‘Much like a failing grade’: Teacher’s union blasts superintendent, HR director; school board comes to their defense
The Tahoe Truckee Education Association on Wednesday announced it had “overwhelmingly” given votes of no confidence to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Superintendent Carmen Ghysels and Director of Human Resources Joan Zappettini.