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Gloucester to return to remote learning for 2-week period

Gloucester Public School students will all return to remote learning for two weeks after the winter break in a measure designed to help avoid a COVID-19 surge after the holidays.

Students are now either learning virtually or attending school on a hybrid schedule that has them in school for two days each week. The two-week return to remote learning will mean that those on the hybrid schedule will only miss four days of in-person classes.

After hearing from Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard Williams Tuesday night, school division superintendent Walter Clemons recommended the two weeks of remote learning between Jan. 4 and 15. “I’m making the recommendation out of an abundance of caution,” he said.

Gloucester School Board member Anita Parker made the motion based on Clemons’s recommendation and it was seconded by member Brenda Mack. Both women attended the meeting remotely, while the other five members attended the meeting in person at the T.C. Walker Education C...

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