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    By  | sfryer@scng.com | Orange County Register

    Two of the three school districts that feed students into the Fullerton Joint Union High School District have set their timelines for the return to some in-person learning.

    The Fullerton Joint Union High School District this week announced Nov. 2 as its date for resuming in-person learning at its eight high schools, which serve students from Buena Park, Fullerton and La Habra.

    The La Habra City School District will start its hybrid of on-campus and distance learning on Oct. 19 for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students, Oct. 26 for first- and second-grade students, Nov. 9 for third- and fourth-grade students and Nov. 16 for grades five through eight.

    The district serves about 5,000 students with its nine campuses and will rotate students on campus in morning and afternoon batches.

    The Fullerton School District of 21 schools and 13,800 students begins hybrid learning Oct. 13. One option it is offering families is “Five-Day Learning” in which students can do their distance learning from their school’s campus.  Most schools are using a hybrid of in-class and online learning to create enough space for social distancing in classrooms.

    “They zoom in just as they would at home,” said Sung Chi, Fullerton School District director of educational services. “Many students have both parents who work full-time, so this gives them a way to continue distance learning while at their schools.”

    The Buena School District of seven schools serving 4,575 students up through eighth grade has a school board meeting Monday when it is expected dates for the return of in-person learning may be established.