Strict Mask Rules Will Greet Students Returning to West CoCo County SchoolsWest Contra Costa Unified is going back to school on Monday. Devin Fehely reports. (8-15-21)
Students Rising Above: Abigail SantiagoMost parents hope when a child goes off to college they will hear from them at least once in a while. For Abigail Santiago, calling home is a daily comfort for both her and her family. Elizabeth Cook reports. (8-13-21)
San Francisco Schools Ready for In-Person Education to Resume MondayStudents in San Francisco Unified are getting ready to head back to in-person learning next week. Andria Borba reports on the changes that students can expect. (8-13-21)
Millbrae Gym Helps Parents Teach Social Skills to Toddlers Emerging From COVID QuarantineWith more adults vaccinated and returning to a reopened society, parents are scrambling to give their babies and toddlers the social skills they've missed while quarantined at home. Sharon Chin reports. (8-12-21)
COVID Cases in East CoCo County Schools Coming From Outside ClassroomsIn parts of Eastern Contra Costa County, schools have now been open for a few weeks and COVID cases are emerging there but, even with those numbers, there is some encouraging news for parents. Wilson Walker reports. (8-12-21)
COVID: SFUSD Mandates Staff VaccinationsSan Francisco Unified School District is requiring staff to get vaccinated. Betty Yu explains the announcement comes just days before 1000s of students head back to the classroom.
COVID: UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong Talks About Protecting Teachers, Students, FamiliesDr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infections disease specialist with UCSF talks to Allen Martin about the best way to protect teachers, students and their families.
COVID: East Side Union High School District Students Return To In-Person LearningFor the first time in nearly a year and a half, tens of thousands of students in the East Side Union High School District in San Jose returned to the classroom for in-person learning. Devin Fehely reports. (8/10/21)
COVID: In-Person Learning Resumes For 35,000 Oakland Unified StudentsAfter more than a year of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of Oakland Unified School District students returned to the classroom on Monday. Juliette Goodrich reports. (8/9/21)
COVID: Marin Doctor On Virus Concerns Ahead Of School YearWith the start of the school year looming, pediatrician Dr. Karin Shavelson of MarinHealth talks to KPIX 5 about the Delta variant and rising pediatric COVID-19 cases. (8/9/21)
Oakland Unified School District Teachers, Students Return to Class MondayOn Sunday, the teachers union ratified a safety agreement with the Oakland Unified School District and key highlights include proper ventilation to minimize coronavirus transmission and infection. Betty Yu reports. (8-8-21)
Oakland Middle-Schoolers Receive Backpacks, Inspiration From Warriors StarOn Saturday in East Oakland, kids heading back to school got free backpacks and some encouragement from a Golden State Warrior who is very familiar with the neighborhood. John Ramos reports. (8-7-21)
Bay Area School Districts Mount Effort to Vaccinate StudentsWith school about to resume in many Bay Area districts there is one last push to get as many students vaccinated as possible. Wilson Walker reports. (8-7-21)
Oakland Students Return to Classrooms Next Week Despite COVID SurgeIt's the last weekend of summer break for Oakland students who are getting ready to head back to the classroom on Monday. Katie Nielsen reports. (8-6-21)
San Mateo County Schools Cope With COVID UpsurgeSan Mateo school officials are very aware of the possibility of COVID outbreaks during the year. Guidelines are in place and local health departments are in close contact with each school when that happens. Kenny Choi reports. (8-5-21)
Oakland Teen Weightlifter Credits Coach and Non-Profit Gym ProgramSeth Evans began weight training at 11 and now the 8th-grader from Oakland's Madison Park Academy has won four gold medals at the USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals in Detroit. Sharon Chin reports. (7-31-21)
Parents Concerned Over Return of In-Classroom LearningMany Bay Area parents are facing a back-to-school dilemma after hearing how contagious the COVID Delta variant can be. Da Lin reports. (7-30-21)
San Jose Schools Set to Reopen for Full In-Class LearningThe San Jose Unified School District, the South Bay’s largest, is on track to begin full in-person learning in less than three weeks. Kiet Do reports. (7-29-21)
Parents Await Clearance of COVID Vaccine for Kids Age 5 to 11It may be July now but summer play time will soon give way to classroom time and one set of students is still waiting for their turn to be vaccinated: kids age five to eleven. Andria Borba reports. (7-28-21)
Judge Overturns Decision To Cover Up SF School Mural Depicting Washington, Slavery, Native AmericansA judge overturned a decision to cover a SF school mural depicting George Washington, enslaved Blacks and slain Native Americans. Betty Yu talked to a former teacher at the school.
CoCo County District Opens Back-to-School Vaccine ClinicA school district in Contra Costa County is helping students get their mandatory shots. such as for the measles. while also giving them a chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Devin Fehely reports. (7-25-21)
Stanford Campus Police Reforms Include More Unarmed OfficersStanford has been working for months on a plan for police reform. As Len Ramirez tells us, that could mean more unarmed officers responding to calls.
2 Women Grads From S.F. Peninsula Prep School Named to U.S. Olympics Soccer TeamSacred Heart Preparatory alumnae Tierna Davidson (2016) and Abby Dahlkemper (2011) have been named to the U.S. women’s national soccer team Tokyo Olympics roster. Devin Fehely reports. (7-18-21)
COVID: California Issues Mask Guidelines For Fall StudentsCalifornia health officials issued mask rules for students returning to the classroom in the Fall. Betty Yu tells us how the state plans to deal with kids who don't mask up.