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Good morning, its Monday, March 15.

Here are the week’s top stories.

At last, PAUSD, MVLA high schoolers return to campus

Almost exactly a year since campuses first shuttered to stem the tide of a raging pandemic, high schoolers in the Mountain View–Los Altos and Palo Alto Unified school districts returned to classrooms this week.

VIDEO: San Juan Dance brings joy and normalcy in the pandemic

A mainstay of Downtown Los Altos, San Juan Dance continues to operate and bring joy to its dancers even in the pandemic.

Recently promoted Teri Faught on her new role, learning loss, equity and teaching

A longtime teacher and administrator in the Mountain View–Los Altos School District, Teri Faught this week assumed the role of associate superintendent of educational services.

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Union president retracts: MVLA April hybrid return not contingent on orange tier

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District’s April 19 full hybrid return is not contingent on the county being in the orange tier of coronavirus restrictions, as District Teachers’ Association President David Campbell previously told the Post.

Graduation in the pandemic: three potential plans from the MVLA district

Los Altos High School Assistant Principal Suzanne Woolfolk and Mountain View High School Assistant Principal Jon Robell on March 8 detailed the logistical components of potential graduation plans — modified, given the raging global pandemic — also sharing the results from a survey of over 700 seniors district-wide and comments from various senior class meetings at both schools.

Artist of the month: On the canvas, Solomon Wechter creates his own world

Los Altos High School junior Solomon Wechter was awakened when he discovered his passion for painting — but it wasn’t until recently that he got in touch with his artistic creativity. 

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Meet Alex Brown, quasi-famous MV activist and ‘Official Guy Who Does Stuff Sometimes I Guess’

Community activist Alex Brown’s official, voted-on title and email signature is the “Official Guy Who Does Stuff Sometimes I Guess,” but it should probably be changed to be “Official Guy Who Does Stuff All the Time.”

Paly club makes change one postcard at a time

Palo Alto High School’s Postcards for Change club seeks to increase youth engagement in politics, and in a rather unique way — writing, decorating and mailing out postcards.

Calls persist for Los Altos Council Member Lee Eng to resign

Calls persist for Los Altos Council Member Lynette Lee Eng to resign over comments made at a Nov. 24 meeting, where she falsely accused Keenan Moos, a Black Los Altos resident, of threatening her and her family. 

State gives indoor sports the green light

Indoor sports across the state of California may now return to competition following a settlement reached with the “Let Them Play CA” movement on March 4, with subsequent guidance issued by the state health department effective March 5.
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