North Salem MSHS students may return to full-time instruction April 6

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The North Salem Central School District announced at its Wednesday night Board of Education meeting that the district plans to return all middle school/high school students to full-time, in-person learning on April 6, the Tuesday following spring break. The announcement came two days after Superintendent Ken Freeston said that the district was "not yet ready to announce that change in North Salem."

In a note sent to families Wednesday evening, Freeston said, "the State guidance has always allowed less than 6 feet of social distancing if barriers are placed between students. As with many area school districts, we are acquiring 600 desk barriers which we will install during the spring break. If they arrive on time we will be able to open on April 6th."

The news of a return to in-person instruction comes as welcome relief for many North Salem families, especially those with children have struggled under remote and hybrid instructional models since last March.

Freeston said that more details will be forthcoming.

This story will be updated.

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