Some San Diego schools use “overflow” rooms to fit in students learning in-person

By: | April 19, 2021

When San Diego Unified reopened last week, more students at some schools showed up than expected.

Some schools put students into separate classrooms to essentially do distance learning on a computer while at school. Some called these overflow rooms, but the district calls them learning labs, where students watch their instructors teach via Zoom.

School officials say the students are still getting quality time with their teachers, because students rotate between learning labs and regular classrooms.

“The Learning Labs allow schools to maintain safe distancing protocols while giving every student the opportunity to participate in their classes at schools offering four days of in-person instruction each week,” district spokeswoman Maureen Magee said in an email.

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