MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes

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Los Altos High School teachers and staff, above, waved signs and cheered students on as they arrived today for the start of in-person classes after more than a year of remote learning.

It may be April, but today felt like the first day of school in many ways at local high schools, complete with freshmen trying to find their way around campus and teachers helping kids get acclimated to being back in the classroom.

Half of MVLA students opt to return to campus

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A student works outside at Mountain View High School last month. The district has brought students back to do their online classes from campus already but plans to resume in-person classes next week.

Roughly half of local high schoolers plan to return to campus when in-person classes restart next week, while the rest are opting to continue learning from home.

Alta Vista High sees fewer students sign up to return

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Alta Vista High is MVLA's alternative school and has roughly 90 students.

With local high schools reopening next week, both Mountain View and Los Altos highs are expecting similar numbers of students to return: 51% at Los Altos and 55% at Mountain View, according to data presented last week. The rest will continue learning remotely. Alta Vista High, the district’s alternative school, saw a much lower share of families saying their student would return, with a dozen students initially opting in. Alta Vista is far smaller than the main high schools, with roughly 90 students.

Ballots mailed out for CUSD parcel tax

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Ballots have been sent out for the Cupertino Union School District's parcel tax.

Ballots have been mailed for the Cupertino Union School District’s Measure A parcel-tax proposal, and residents have until May 4 to send in their vote.

Student Voices: Pinewood student offers frontline view of campus return

Class Zoom meetings. Laptops and iPads. Wi-Fi problems. Studying on a bed.

Students have been learning from home since March 2020, when COVID-19 forced all schools in Santa Clara County to close and transition to online learning. After many months at home, some schools have reopened to offer in-person classes. As a student, I can say that it’s definitely been an interesting experience.

Cupertino Union reopens schools over a year after closures

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Jennifer Clark works with a fifth-grader at Montclaire Elementary School last week.

Students were back on campus at Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos last week, working at their desks, getting help from teachers and playing outside with friends.

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