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West Contra Costa Unified School District is starting its 2020-2021 school year on Monday in a distance-learning format.

Students will join each other and teachers providing live lessons either from home or their classrooms via Zoom or Google classroom, or through pre-recorded or pre-assigned activities for independent study, WCCUSD officials said.

The district’s 28,000-plus students will take classes remotely, starting at 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, including a homeroom or advisory period for students to connect with each other and their teachers.

Additionally, the district will host Wellness Fridays, focused on student socio-emotional well-being.