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Only in Print: Schools in Diocese Acclimate to New Norms During First Week of Classes

Second-grader Nalani Harvey settles into her new desk at Midwood Catholic
Academy, Flatlands. (Photo: Erin DeGregorio)

WINDSOR TERRACE — After completing the 2019-2020 academic year remotely in June, a majority of Catholic school students, faculty, and staff in Brooklyn and Queens finally experienced a semblance of normalcy. They returned to school for in-person learning on Sept. 9, ready to start a new school year in a new fashion.

Most schools across the diocese used Sept. 9-11 as half-day orientations, with different grade levels coming in on certain days and at designated times. Students became familiarized with new classroom layouts, instructional hallway signage, and other health and safety procedures that must be adhered to. Teachers also explained their expectations and goals for the upcoming year, as well as how their classes will now be conducted…


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