Youngest CCSD students to return to class in March

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - CCSD will see its youngest students return to the classroom in March.

The plan to send pre- kindergarten through 3rd grade kids back to school was approved at a meeting two weeks ago, but a date to begin wasn’t specified.

The plan calls for a return to the classroom to be an optional one, with a hybrid learning model in place for those who wish to continue doing distance learning, which has been in place full-time since March. Teachers would report to schools on February 22nd.

Right now the number of pre-K through 3rd grade teachers needed isn’t exactly known. That number will depend on the number of kids who will be attending class in person. Right now there’s no timetable set up for students from 4th grade up to return.

CCSD employees are now able to make appointments to get their first Covid-19 vaccine. The district released a memo earlier this week with details on how to make their appointment. Getting vaccinated was a central sticking point for the teachers union when it came to re-opening schools.

The nation's 5th largest school district has seen 18 student suicides since schools shutdown at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Jesus Jara said when suicides started to climb, he knew it wasn't just COVID-19 numbers officials had to be worried about.