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Alex Jackson is an English teacher at Indio High School. He is using virtual learning as an opportunity to connect with his students.

Palm Springs Desert Sun

Desert schools have been in session for more than a month now, so the early technical issues have mostly been ironed out and a sort of rhythm has been established to the distance-learning model they are required to use. 

As Scott Bailey, the superintendent of Desert Sands Unified School District said, the number of calls they are getting to the technical support hotline they established “have reduced to a simmer after being heavy the first week, week and a half.”

As all three school districts continue with their distance-learning approach, a possible change in the landscape happened Sept. 22 as Riverside County moved from the restrictive “purple tier” into the less-restrictive “red tier.” What that means for schools is that if the