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More Chesterfield students begin in-class learning: 'I'm excited'

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Posted at 11:42 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 00:21:09-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- More students will head back to in-person classes when pre-K through 3rd grade students return to their schools Monday in Chesterfield County.

Cohort 2 will be a hybrid model with one group of students reporting Monday and Tuesday and the second group reporting on Thursday and Friday. Remote learning will take place on the other three days.

Some parents of elementary students are cautiously optimistic about their children heading back to school.

"I'm excited for them to get some sense of normalcy," parent Lauren Andelin said. "I'm hoping they don't go backyards, but if they do, I feel the virtual model -- the challenge we've had -- has been something we do our best with, if it goes back to that."

Chesterfield Schools officials stressed safety guidelines will be followed.

About 1,000 special education students, the first cohort of four, returned to their classrooms on Sept. 29.

A potential timeline for the return of Cohorts 3 and 4 to in-person learning is pending the health committee's review.

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