Despite rough sledding, school opens


Students at the Academy at Charlemont enjoy a day of sledding earlier this winter. Despite challenges, the small independent school has been able to navigate the pandemic and has reopened. Photo courtesy Facebook

CHARLEMONT, MA- As the world marks the one-year anniversary of the pandemic and those horrific few weeks when life was flipped on its head, one topic that has been an endless source of debate is whether schools should be open for in-person instruction, and if so, how to do it in a safe manner. While almost all schools in the valley have been operating on at least a hybrid basis since the fall, in much of the country, including our neighbors to the south in Massachusetts, students have either returned to classrooms in just the past month or stayed remote-only since last March.

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