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Turlock Unified offers virtual instruction for students in quarantine

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Turlock Unified School District has decided to provide access to instruction when a secondary student in grades 7-12 is placed on quarantine (not allowed to physically attend school due to a COVID-19 related exposure or illness). Teachers will be opening their classrooms virtually through the use of cameras and online learning platforms, including Google Classroom.

“TUSD teachers and staff are working to support all students so they graduate college and career ready. Use of digital resources during quarantine periods is a further opportunity to engage students in learning. All students will be required to complete assignments and meet expectations for satisfactory progress to receive credit toward promotion or graduation,” said Chief Communications Coordinator Marie Russell.

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What Modesto, other school districts have in works for virtual graduation ceremonies

in Around California/People

Some kids will walk, others will TikTok. They’ll hear their names called, wear their caps and gowns and receive words of encouragement from dignitaries and student speakers.

In similar but various ways, school districts in Stanislaus County are working to ensure the Class of 2020 has virtual graduation ceremonies that approximate in-person commencements as much as possible. Some districts are doing the same for eighth-graders as they move on to high school.

Districts have said virtual commencements are not meant to replace in-person events, which they still hope to have sometime during the summer if social-distancing restrictions are lifted.

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