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Gloucester returns to hybrid classes Tuesday

Gloucester Public Schools will resume its hybrid schedule of in-person classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19, school division superintendent Walter Clemons told the school board during its meeting Tuesday.

Board member Randy Burak asked if the date to have students return should be pushed to Jan. 25 given the post-holiday rise in COVID-19 cases in the area. Clemons said he had consulted with Dr. Richard Williams, Director of the Three Rivers Health District, who said he believed it was safe for students to return next week.

Students resumed classes remotely on Jan. 4 following the winter break but the in-person return to classes was pushed off until next week due to concerns regarding a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases.

Clemons also said parents who are interested in changing their child’s learning schedule, whether they are learning remotely full-time or on the hybrid schedule, need to contact their child’s school. He said any such changes would depend on space available. He also ...

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