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Outdoor classrooms? Reduced schedules? Here’s what it might look like when Santa Rosa students go back to school

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — The Santa Rosa City Schools District is hammering out the details on what school will look like this fall after the coronavirus outbreak shut down schools across the Bay Area.

The plan may include outdoor classrooms, shorter schedules, and masks for everyone but it’s all subject to change.

“We are planning for whatever may come,” said Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Dianne Kittamura.

Supt. Kitamura feels like she’s preparing for battle, but that’s what back to school is looking like these days. An arsenal of supplies has been ordered.

“We have hand sanitizer, one-gallon jugs for each classroom, face masks, face shields,” Kittamura said.

There’s also a plan for 16,000 students to return to school on August 17.

“We’re splitting our student body in half,” said Kittamura.

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