Pentucket Regional High School returns to fully in-person learning through a phased plan later this month.
Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and Principal Jonathan Seymour said the transition will be staggered over three days, beginning Tuesday, April 27.
“We’re very excited to bring students back into the building. There are so many benefits to in-person learning that we know our students have missed—not only academically, but in building a rapport with their teachers and spending time with their peers as well,” Seymour said.
Attending fully in-person classes on Tuesday, April 27, are all freshmen and seniors; sophomores and juniors in Cohort A, approximately half of both grades; and Cohort C students who have been attending school fully in-person for student support services.
On Wednesday, April 28, all freshmen and seniors; sophomores and juniors in Cohort B, approximately half of both grades; and Cohort C return.
Depending on the success of the first two days, all students are scheduled to attend classes in person Thursday, April 29.
Pentucket Regional High School’s return to fully in-person learning completes a district-wide transition that began this spring. Elementary school students throughout the district returned to fully in-person learning through a phased plan from March 23-29 and middle school students returned April 5.
Students and their families who wish to stay with fully remote learning may continue doing so.
Bartholomew thanked students and their families who have been “flexible, cooperative and patient as we’ve navigated entirely new ways of teaching, new schedules, public health expectations and more.”
The district asks high school students and their families to consider using buses for transportation if they are not already doing so since space is limited at high school’s parking and drop-off areas due to the ongoing construction for the new middle-high school building.
Staff will be bringing additional furniture into the high school building tomorrow to ease the transition to fully in-person learning.