Paterson School District reopening doors to students in June; students in-person 4 days a week

The Paterson School District has announced it is reopening its doors to students in June, with new social distancing protocols in its buildings.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 9:47 AM

Updated 1,109 days ago

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The Paterson School District has announced it is reopening its doors to students in June, with new social distancing protocols in its buildings.
It was voted on Wednesday night by the Board of Education. The plan is to have the students be in-person from Monday to Thursday, and learning remotely Fridays. 
Special education and English language learning students will be returning June 8 to give teachers extra time to prepare, Superintendent Eileen Shafer says. 
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Masks and social distancing are a priority and students are also being given their own trifold partitions to use for the day in the classroom and lunchroom, and are returned at the end of the day to be disinfected. 
The district is also having occupied classrooms and offices keep a window open, and rooms that don't have windows have special air scrubbers in them. 
All classrooms are also equipped with air purifiers that are said by the district to kill over 99.9% of common airborne contaminants, including those that cause COVID-19.


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