Clovis Unified parents can choose between hybrid or online learning models for students

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Clovis Unified will soon hear back from the state on its waiver application that could allow for some in-person instruction.

A questionnaire was sent to parents on Friday, offering two options. The first is a hybrid model, where a student would spend part of their class time in person and the other half at home.

The second is the online model, which students would continue distance learning from home full time.

Each of the 34 elementary schools will have specific return plans that fit their campus needs.

For those who choose to return, students will go through screenings before coming onto campus and have their temperature checked.

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During Monday’s parent forum, at least two health officials with children in the district said they would send their children back to school.

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Clovis teen’s free online tutoring helps students across the country

A free online tutoring program, started by a Clovis teen, is going nationwide and now helping kids across the country.

What started as an idea to help students in the Central Valley has quickly spread.

“We started getting responses from many different states,” said founder of Tutor Nirvana Jai Mehrotra-Varma.

The Clovis North senior started tutornirvana.com to provide free tutoring to students struggling with online learning.

“I knew this was an opportunity that could benefit not just my community but other communities,” added Varma. “I started reaching out to other leaders and tried to get them to establish chapters in their communities.”

Varma says they are now working with students in 23 states and have recently created a YouTube channel.

“Subjects like biology, chemistry, algebra, geometry just to name a few,” said Varma.

The team consists of student volunteers from across the country, like Maggie Reznik, a fellow tutor for

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