RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.


Hollister School District campuses to remain closed

Trustees will again consider reopening in a January meeting, taking into account positive test rates, new case rates and vaccination availability.

RO Hardin Elementary School in the Hollister School District. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD schools to remain closed through December

Trustees vote 4-1 in support of Superintendent Diego Ochoa’s recommendation.

San Benito High senior Nicolas Skardoutos, who is going to University of La Verne to play baseball, practicing in his backyard. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Balers respond to COVID-19

San Benito High School students share how they are affected during the pandemic.

San Benito High senior Victoria Flores working on school assignments at home. SBHS started its online distance learning on March 30. Photos provided by Victoria Flores.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School becomes a virtual campus

Students have been participating in distance learning for one month.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Schools & Education

SBHS students carry on despite school closure

AP exams, transcripts and picking a college are among top concerns for seniors.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Schools & Education

San Benito County Office of Education working on plan for next school year

District superintendents met April 29 to work on plan for how schools will address student needs.

The Gavilan College laptop distribution team met students at the rear of the Briggs Building, checked off the paperwork and loaned out laptops. Photo provided.

Education / Schools

Gavilan loans laptops to Hollister students

Staff contacted San Benito students directly and handed out 30 computers on April 18.

Nine-year-old Bella and six-year-old Luca make their daily schedule. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Parenting during the coronavirus pandemic

A mother of two gives her frontline account. It takes a little while to set goals and get a schedule going, but part of the learning experience is accepting the limits that come with this crisis.

Taking a walk with your child while following appropriate social distancing measures can be a great way to get exercise during the shelter-in-place order. Photo provided by Meghan Ross.

Children and Youth

Families share experiences during shelter-in-place order

Five San Benito County parents share thoughts on keeping kids engaged.

Nutrition workers Eva Hernandez, Karen Kulpa and Dora Sanchez distribute food to families as they drive up. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

Despite closures, Hollister School District distributes student meals

Seven elementary and middle schools provide breakfast, lunch and snacks.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHS gives update on closure related to coronavirus

The SBHS District Nutrition Services program will continue to provide meals at no charge for all San Benito High School students during the school closure. The school will use a drive-through system and students must be present with their student ID to receive a meal.