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Back To School (In Person!) For Some High School Students In Ventura County

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Limited classes resumed at high schools in the Conejo Valley Monday, including Westlake Village High School

Some high schools in Ventura County reopened for in-person instruction for the first time since the start of the pandemic.  In the Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake High Schools welcomed students back Monday.

It was back to school for Westlake High School student Aviv Stabinsky.  The 15-year-old says he’s thrilled to once again have some social interaction with his classmates.

Everyone entering campus gets a temperature check.  Masks and social distancing are mandatory.  And, to limit the number of people on campus, students are split into morning and afternoon sessions.

The Conejo School District school are using a hybrid mix of in person, and remote learning.  But, many families are continuing to opt for distance-only learning. 

Grant Cutler is a senior at Westlake High.  He admits the atmosphere is strange, with the social distancing in classes, and other safety measures.

But, the 18-year-old is happy to get part of his senior year back, and is hopeful there can be some type of an in-person graduation event.