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Whittier schools closed through April 6

WHITTIER — The Whittier Union High School District announced today that the seven high schools it governs will close for three weeks to minimize the exposure and spread of COVID-19. 

Effective tomorrow, schools will shut down and remain closed until Monday, April 6. 

This dismissal includes spring break week, scheduled March 23-27.

“All school-related events and activities are canceled and only staff will be allowed on campus,” the school district said in a statement.

While schools are closed, teachers will post activities and assignments online. Information on how to access these assignments will be posted on school websites next week. 

“We also realize that many of our students rely on us for meals,” the district said. “Please check our school websites for information regarding food distribution during these school closures.”

Meanwhile, the Whittier City School District and East Whittier City School District each has closed its schools through April 3. 

“Grab and go” lunches will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Dexter Middle School, Edwards Middle School and Andrews K-8.

Breakfast will be available from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evergreen, Hillview, Laurel and Mulberry schools.

The South Whittier School District shut down its campuses through April 3. 

Loma Vista and Graves Middle School will offer lunch for pick-up between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the exception of spring break (March 23-27).

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