(BYRON) In a Wednesday, February 11 email, BUSD Superintendent Reyea Gauna announced that schools will be reopening (in hybrid models) in the next 2-4 weeks, depending in on grade level:

Dear BUSD families,

As you know, Byron Union School District (BUSD) has been diligently working to reopen our schools for in-person (hybrid) instruction. With the support and in collaboration with our Teachers union (BTA), Classified union (CSEA), Administrators, district staff, and Board of Trustees, we are excited to announce our plan to have students return to in-person instruction.  In October 2020, our Trustees approved our reopening plan, including our phase-in model and return dates, but due to the increase in COVID-19 cases between November and January, we had to push our return date indefinitely.

With current CDC, State, local guidelines, the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, K-6 schools may reopen in the Purple Tier. Originally, to reopen in the Purple Tier, districts had to regularly test all students for COVID-19. This has changed and is no longer a requirement. Additionally, case rates have been adjusted so that counties in the Purple Tier, under 25/100,000 cases, may reopen K-6 schools. Our 7th and 8th graders will return once we enter the Red Tier. The following are return dates by grade level and programs.

March 8, 2021 – DB and TP: TK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, SAI preschool, and Academy programs will open for in person instruction (hybrid model). 

March 15, 2021 – DB and TP: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and EMS 6th grade (hybrid model). EMS 7th and 8th grades return when we enter the Red Tier (hybrid model).

Thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding.

Respectfully,

Superintendent Gauna

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