The TUSD social media accounts announced last Wednesday that they hope to open their middle and high schools on Thursday, March 25th. While Stanislaus county continues to struggle to leave the COVID purple tier, data indicates that the county should be in the red tier on March 23rd thus allowing all local high schools to open soon after. Returning THS students will be divided into 2 cohorts, Blue and Gold. The Blue cohort will consist of students with last names starting with A-L and will attend school full day in person on Monday and Thursday. Then they will be distance learning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Gold cohort will consist of students with last names starting with M-Z and will attend school full-day in-person on Tuesday and Friday. Then they will be distance learning Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students who have chosen to continue on distance learning will be attending school daily online.