IS 318 students return to in-person learning with changes due to pandemic

Students at I.S. 318 in Williamsburg reported to school Thursday for the first day of in-person learning since the start of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2020, 12:06 AM

Updated 1,331 days ago

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Students at I.S. 318 in Williamsburg reported to school Thursday for the first day of in-person learning since the start of the pandemic.
As they entered the building, students were required to have masks, and staff members checked their temperatures. The school also had windows open, and the kids were spread out as much as possible.
Parents say they have concerns but understand the importance of learning in the classroom.
"The regular concerns I've always had, but I told her 6 feet, sanitize and keep your mask on," says parent Tamika Bethea. "I sent her because this is a new school for her. She's starting sixth grade middle school, so I wanted her to be able to know the teachers."
Parents say staff assured them the school is safe for students.
With an uptick in coronavirus cases in Williamsburg, one parent says she's taking things day-by-day and may consider changing her daughter to remote learning.
"Today's the first day," says Stefanie Montanez. "If I see any signs or if she comes home complaining you know I'll pull her or not. But we'll see what happens."
Students also waited outside the building until the bell rang for the day to start.


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