Redding area high schoolers will be heading back to class in the fall. Shasta Union High School District will welcome all students for full 5-day-a-week face to face instruction. Some social distancing measures will be taken and everyone will need to wear a mask while on campus. Some families may not be comfortable with the Coronavirus risk, so an independent study option is available. California’s education chief has applauded the state’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, for this week’s decision not to reopen classrooms this fall amid rising Coronavirus cases. But Tony Thurmond says the same rules need not apply in counties with low rates of infection, saying schools could reopen for in-person classes as long as they follow the state’s guidance on physical distancing and wearing face coverings.