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Board of Trustees Reaches Consensus: January 19, 2021, Date for In-Person Teaching and Learning

The Redwood City School District (RCSD) Board of Trustees reached consensus for all grade levels (PreK-8) to return to in-person teaching and learning as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The School Board agreed to that start date during a Board Study Session on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Full Distance Learning will also still be an option.

At the study session, district staff presented to the School Board the school district’s Roadmap to Reopening my School plan, which has been in place since July of 2020. It was developed throughout the spring and summer and it consisted of two learning models--the Hybrid Model and the Full Distance Learning Model. On July 22, 2020, the School Board approved for the district to start the 2020-21 school year with Full Distance Learning for the duration of the first trimester, which ends on November 13, 2020.

As of October 6, 2020, San Mateo County schools are able to return to in-person learning after the County was moved on Sept. 22 from the purple (widespread) to the red (substantial) tier in the state’s four-tiered, color-coded reopening system. Schools can return to in-person teaching and learning provided the Four Pillars of the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Pandemic Recovery Framework are implemented and a COVID-19 testing plan for staff is in place. As part of the study session held on October 7, 2020, the Board of Trustees heard from district staff how these plans will be implemented once the school district returns to teaching and learning on school campuses.

The School Board is scheduled to formally approve the district’s plan at its next regularly scheduled public meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.


Visit the school district's Roadmap to Reopening my School webpage to read the plan as presented to the Board of Trustees.

Redwood City School District

Redwood City School District is an innovative and award-winning PreK-8 district serving 7,200 students in Redwood City and portions of Atherton, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Woodside.