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September 23, 2021

Senior Spotlight: Ezinne Kalu

Selecting students for the Morgan Hill Times’ annual senior spotlight honor is no enviable task. That’s why we make the principals, school counselors and staff sort it out. These students have navigated the labyrinth of high school hurdles, and we are inspired by their...

Students return to campus at Morgan Hill schools

The first day back on campus Monday was unlike any other at schools throughout Morgan Hill, as students, teachers, parents and faculty resumed in-person instruction in a post-pandemic world of social distancing, hygiene guidelines and new remote learning technology that brings students from their...

Parents raise concerns over MHUSD in-person classroom schedules

Students and staff throughout Morgan Hill Unified School District are getting ready to return to school April 12, but some parents are concerned the new in-person classroom schedules don't give all students equal time on campus. Most of the district’s 8,500 or so students have...

What 3-foot social distance means for return to California schools

New state and federal Covid safety guidelines that reduce the recommended minimum distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet should make it easier for California schools to return students to classrooms full time, but most districts are not likely to make the...

MHPD accepts tobacco grant to fund community enforcement officer

After the school district board of trustees rejected a tobacco enforcement grant that would have kept a school police officer on the campuses, officials from the California Department of Justice and City of Morgan Hill found a way to keep the funds local and...

School board postpones in-person return to April 12

The Morgan Hill Unified School District has postponed local schools’ scheduled return to in-person instruction to April 12. The MHUSD board of trustees unanimously approved the new full-time, district-wide in-person return date at the March 3 meeting. District officials in January had decided to bring...

What to know about California’s plan to reopen schools

By Jill Cowan, The New York Times Almost exactly a year ago, on March 7, 2020, officials in the Elk Grove Unified School District—Northern California’s largest—announced that schools would close for a week in response to concerns that the novel, unknown coronavirus could spread like...

Local sports fundraising goes old school, new school

Even though high school sports competition has been suspended since March 2020, athletic directors and coaches are still busier than ever with scheduling and fundraising. The latter remains an absolute necessity as teams are responsible for generating funds to pay for certain expenses that...

Gilroy High to be considered for mass vaccination site

Gilroy High School is poised to become South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site. On Feb. 11, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will consider allowing Santa Clara County Public Health to operate the site through the end of July. According to the tentative...

Gavilan reports Covid-19 case on campus

Gavilan College learned over the weekend that someone who had been working on campus tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the college to do a deep cleaning before it can reopen its doors again.   College spokesperson Jan Bernstein-Chargin said they reported the most recent case to...