Vista Unified schools to fully reopen Tuesday

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VISTA, Calif. — Vista Unified School District is set to reopen its campuses Tuesday, becoming one of the first locally to fully reopen its campuses instead of opening for part-time on-campus learning or in phases by grade.

Students will be required to wear face masks at all times unless eating or drinking and will be instructed to maintain six feet from one another when arriving or leaving campus, according to the district’s reopening guidebook.

“There will be many classrooms that will have up to 38 students and will not be able to space desks six feet apart,” the district said in a reopening plan.

The district’s reopening of all grade levels has sparked backlash among teachers and some parents who say it is not safe enough to return.

Meanwhile, others argue the risks of staying at home outweigh those of in-person learning.

Students who want to continue with virtual learning will have the option to do so.

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