GASTON COUNTY, NC. – Gaston County’s youngest students return to the classroom Monday morning while the school district puts elementary students on a four-day schedule

Kindergarten through fifth graders go Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Wednesdays will be a day of distance learning

You must wear masks in buildings and on the school bus Officials said schools will also restrict movement between classes

School boards voted in favor of this move three weeks ago knowing that 6 feet of social distancing is next to impossible They believe 3 foot of social distancing is possible

This move, unlike other efforts to be in person in Gaston County, appears to be approved by most teachers.Some told Channel 9 they are concerned that the lack of socialization is affecting the development of students, especially younger students , have impaired

â ???? Because they had to stay away from each other and couldn’t be together and weren’t able to have the circle time on the carpet, so I’m excited that we’re going to be able to tell a little bit about what kindergarten is like should Teacher Lisa Byrd said

It also helps that teachers are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina.Some teachers who spoke to Channel 9 said it gives them some level of protection, and some have studies under it Quotes students who appear to be much lower than in the parish

Middle and high school students stay on hybrid plan B for the time being

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The change will also come if Gaston County remains in the red zone on the state’s County Alert Map, meaning the COVID-19 spread is critical

Currently, Gaston County has a test positivity rate of just under 10 percent

In his most recent report, there were 16 positive cases in elementary schools in Gaston County

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World News – FI – Gaston County’s youngest students return to the classroom for face-to-face study

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