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All Gloucester students to return by mid-November

All children enrolled in Gloucester County Public Schools will be back in their classrooms at least two days per week by mid-November, according to an “all call” to students’ families by GCPS Superintendent Walter Clemons on Monday.

Gloucester public school children started the 2020-2021 school year with online instruction that began on Sept. 8. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children were the first to return to in-person instruction the week of Sept. 28.

Last week, Clemons said children in grades one, two and three would begin in-school instruction on Monday, Oct. 19. On Monday of this week, Clemons said students in grades six and 12 will return to school beginning Oct. 26.

He also said students in grades four and five and grades seven through 11 would be able to begin in-person instruction on Thursday, Nov. 12, which is the first day of the second quarter.

All of the transitions to in-person instruction follow the hybrid model, with half of the students in the grade l...

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