• Parents Raise Concerns About Contact Tracing And Covid-19 Tracking

    It has been almost a full month since students have been back in the classroom and concerns about positive Covid-19 cases and how schools are tracking the cases has parents concerned. We spoke to a parent who says her son tested positive and his fellow classmates were not alerted about his test results. “Unfortunately they […]

  • Former Shadow Hills basketball coach arrested on suspicion of rape

    Former Shadow Hills High School Boys Basketball Coach, Ryan Towner, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of three counts of rape and three counts of oral copulation. This is according to Riverside County Sheriff’s records. 35-year-old Towner was arrested by deputies in the area of Jefferson and Fred Waring in Indio around 9:00 a.m. All coaches […]

  • Desert Sands Unified offering vaccines for students

    The Desert Sands Unified School District, along with Desert Healthcare District and Rite Aid Pharmacies, will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to middle and high school students. Approximately 15,000 students can receive the Pfizer vaccine starting Tuesday, May 25. The students allowed to receive the vaccine are those 12-17 years old. A parent or guardian must […]

  • DSUSD Hybrid In-Person Learning at Ben Franklin Elementary

    Desert Sands Unified School District administrators, teachers and staff have been preparing for in-person learning for months. On Monday, March 15, almost a year after the coronavirus pandemic closed schools, elementary schools in the district will return to in-person hybrid learning. NBC Palm Springs’ Dante Walker caught up with Ben Franklin Elementry principal Kirsten Knapp […]

  • School Districts Plan On Returning To In-Person Learning

    As Covid-19 case rates drop countywide, plans to return to in-person learning for local school districts are in full swing as they submit covid-safety plans and wait for the approval. NBC Palm Springs spoke to Desert Sands Unified School District to understand more about their covid safety plan submitted for students and staff, along with […]

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