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Mechanicville City School District welcomes back students

WNYT Staff
Created: September 14, 2020 08:28 AM

MECHANICVILLE -- Monday is a big day for several school districts in the Capital Region. Students are heading back to the classroom.

However, back to school looks very different this year because of the pandemic.

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Mechanicville students in grades K-6 will have in-person instruction each day. Older students, grades 7-12, will alternate every other day between in-person and virtual instruction.

The district will be following CDC and state guidelines. Before entering the building, students, faculty and staff will have their temperatures checked.

In the classroom, desks will be six feet apart, and masks will be required. The school will also have enhanced cleaning procedures.

The district says it has been working hard to create reopening plans, and they are excited to bring students back.

“It’s been 185 days since the students had class in this building,” said Mike Mitchell, Middle/High School Principal at Mechanicville City School District. “We are excited and our staff is excited.”

To hear more about the first day at Mechanicville City School District, click on Emily De Vito’s report.


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