Essex Westford School District to go to full in-person learning at the end of April

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Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 12:38 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 3:25 AM EST
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ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) - The Essex Westford School District is expanding in-person learning for K-5 students to five days a week, with early release on Wednesdays. That begins on April 26.

But the district hasn’t figured out a safe way to bring students in grades 6-12 back into the classroom with the current physical distancing guidelines.

Class sizes are larger and the rooms don’t have enough space to safely accommodate everyone.

However, the warmer weather means windows can be opened and kids can get outdoors more.


The Essex Middle School is open for in-person classes on Tuesday, after a positive case of COVID-19.

Few details are being released, but the health department says the person was not exposed to the virus at school.

Anyone in contact with that person will now quarantine.

However, the school is asking everyone -- that means parents, students and staff -- to be hypervigilant in following safety protocols.

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