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Ware Academy to resume in-person classes

Ware Academy is preparing to start the new school year with in-person classes on Aug. 10.

“We have a COVID mitigation plan in place. We will take the children’s temperatures before they get out of the car in the morning and again at lunch. We have sneeze guards for tables and plenty of hand sanitizer,” said Dawn Fleet, head of school for the private Gloucester academy which serves students from three years of age through eighth grade.

“We will be requiring masks in public areas, such as hallways. Right now they are optional in the classroom,” said Fleet. She said the school has also purchased an atomizer so when the children are out for recess their classrooms can be sanitized. “We can spray every single surface in a minute and it is supposed to kill the virus,” she added.

Fleet reported Ware’s enrollment was up to 143 students this week, with some slots still open for fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The remaining grades are currently closed. “We do have some open s...

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