Schools campuses set to remain closed for rest of school year

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A sign at Oak Avenue School announces the campus is closed. The plan is now for schools to remain physically closed through the end of the school year, although remote instruction will continue.

Public school students won’t return to the classroom this school year, and educators are working to transition the remainder of the year to remote instruction, Santa Clara County officials confirmed Wednesday (April 1).

Local districts partner to distribute free meals

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Los Altos School District registrar Bridget Stolorz distributes free meals at Klein Park.

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, local districts are working together to continue providing meals for students who might not otherwise have access to nutritious food.

MVLA aims to support student mental health during closure

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Los Altos High School sits empty as schools remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Now that the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and the county’s Office of Education declared that public schools will remain closed through at least May 1, most local students will take online courses for more than a month.

COVID-19 prompts Junior Olympics cancellation

The long-standing Los Altos School District Junior Olympics has been canceled because of the coronavirus.

This year would have been the 60th anniversary of the inter-school track meet. Fourth- through sixth-graders from all seven district elementary schools compete against each other in events including basketball free throws, chin-ups and hurdles.

The event was scheduled April 25 at Los Altos High School, but schools aren’t slated to open until at least May 4. According to Gaynor Ferrari, one of the organizers, the timing just wasn’t going to work.

“We’re really sad that it’s been canceled, especially because it’s the 60th,” Ferrari said.

School shutdown extended through May 1

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Oak Avenue School, above, as well as all other local public schools, will now remain closed until at least May 1.

It’s going to be a while before local students head back to the classroom, with the announcement today that public schools throughout the Bay Area will remain closed through at least May 1.

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