UPDATE—Gorman and ETUSD Schools Open Monday; Peak to Peak School Closed With Drive-Thru Covid Testing Tuesday

UPDATE: Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club and Lebec (Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 at 1 p.m.)— Peak to Peak’s Karin Willson is notifying P2P parents today that there will be Virtual Learning on Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11. Mandatory covid-19 testing is required for students to return to campus on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

“A no-cost drive-thru rapid testing site will be set up on campus for students on Monday and Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m.  If you have any questions please call the office at (661) 242-3811,” Willson said in an email today.

Other area schools are holding regularly scheduled in-person classes this week: Gorman and Frazier Park Elementary, El Tejon Middle School and Frazier Mountain High School. El Tejon Unified School District has made tests available to all students whose families want them.  Read on below for more details.

Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club and Lebec (January 7, 2022)—Starting on Wednesday this week Peak to Peak school closed “to be proactive” when a possible covid-19 exposure was reported. In an abundance of caution, the school will stay closed through Tuesday. Students will return on Wednesday, Jan. 12, school personnel said.

El Tejon Unified School District (ETUSD) plans to keep all its schools open this month (Frazier Mountain High School, Frazier Park Elementary School and El Tejon Middle School). Denise Saenz at Gorman Elementary School confirmed that they also plan to stay open, with school as normal.

ETUSD Superintendent Sara Haflich said, “Everything is still up and running for ETUSD. We are continuing to follow all California Department of Public Health guidelines as far as any positive cases and/or exposures.  At this point it does not appear that we will be needing to close any of our doors. I will certainly keep you posted if anything changes.”

Haflich added that the Kern County Superintendent of Schools held a meeting on Wednesday this week with  “all 47 Superintendents in Kern County, along with the Kern County Health Department, to get updates on new guidelines and to my knowledge no schools in Kern County are completely closing at this point.”

—Patric Hedlund, TME

This is part of the January 7, 2022 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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