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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining how teachers of subject areas that traditional involve hands-on activities are adapting to the distance learning format. A previous story featured art and music teachers at Orestimba High.

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NEWMAN - Candidate Alfredo Esquivez is making a second bid for a seat on the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District’s governing board, pledging in the process to bring an inclusive approach that draws upon his own experiences and cultural background.

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NEWMAN - Incumbent Newman-Crows Landing school board member Janice Conforti is stressing the importance of experience in helping guide local schools through the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GUSTINE - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on local campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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GUSTINE - The ASB student leadership team at Gustine High is adapting to the challenge of boosting school spirit while not at school - at least not in the traditional sense.

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NEWMAN - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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Renovation of the Gustine High gymnasium is continuing. The project includes a new gym floor, new bleachers, painting and installation of acoustic panels.

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New guidance issued by the state last week has given school districts the ability to bring students with more acute needs back to the classroom in small groups without going through a waiver process.

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustees has welcomed its second student member, who will serve through the 2020-21 school year.

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NEWMAN - The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District will be constructing two tennis courts in a city-owned park in conjunction with the planned reconfiguration of Orestimba High School.

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The Gustine Unified School District started a new year Wednesday, Aug. 19. A distance learning format will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. The district is providing hot spot devices to families without reliable internet service to accommodate the remote learning. Dr. Bryan Balle…

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The renovation of the Gustine High gym is continuing. Workers last week completed the task of putting down the new hardwood floor. Striping was scheduled to begin earlier this week. The project includes a new gym floor and bleachers, painting and the installation of acoustic panels.

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GUSTINE - Our Lady of Miracles opened its 2020-21 school year Monday with K-8 students taking part in distance learning.

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GUSTINE - Students in the Gustine Unified School District will resume their studies next Wednesday, Aug. 19, via a distance learning format.

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NEWMAN - A new school year opened Tuesday with students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District studying from home and teachers conducting instruction from otherwise empty classrooms.

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A drive-through taco bar was part of Orestimba’s “senior sunset” program last week.

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NEWMAN - A school year unlike any other in the history of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District will open next Tuesday, Aug. 11, with teachers in the classroom but students learning remotely from home.

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NEWMAN - Students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District will be learning from home when a new school year begins Aug. 11, but their teachers will be returning to the classroom to conduct the virtual instruction.

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High school sports will not begin until late December under new sports calendars rolled out Monday by the California Interscholastic Federation and Sac-Joaquin Section.

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GUSTINE - Students in the Gustine Unified School District will be learning remotely rather than returning to the traditional classroom when a new school year opens in August.

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GUSTINE - A decision is expected this week on whether Gustine Unified School District will open the new school year with a hybrid model that blends limited in-person classroom instruction with online learning or goes entirely with distance learning.

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District is tightening its budget belt in the face of uncertainty surrounding revenues and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local schools.

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NEWMAN - Officials in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District are continuing to develop plans for how a return to the physical classroom will look in August, even as they are offering alternatives for families who choose not to have their children return to traditional school.

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NEWMAN - A long-time nutrition services employee of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District has been honored by the California School Employee Association (CSEA), which represents classified school staff members.

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NEWMAN - Parents in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District recently had the opportunity to share their thoughts on what safety precautions and educational needs should be priorities when a new school year opens.

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Members of the Gustine High Sober Grad committee honored the Class of 2020 by lining a campus fence with senior photos last week.