CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Cherry Hill students will be back in the classroom Tuesday for the first time this school year.
The hybrid learning model was supposed to start on Sept. 8, but it was pushed off until the week of Nov. 9th.
During a virtual town hall meeting Monday, the community had the floor to ask questions.
Many Cherry Hill parents were frustrated with several last-minute changes. Last Monday when Dr. Meloche announced that the district would not return to school as planned on Tuesday, he set a return date of Nov. 30. Then, one day later, the date was moved up to Nov. 17.
Dr. Meloche clarified during the meeting that the Camden County Department of Health felt confident with its contact tracing efforts to give them the green light to return.
"Our primary focus is to return and to give the opportunity to physically be in the building," he said.
Dr. Meloche says it's most important for vulnerable learners to have in-person instruction and without a directive from the county it should not be delayed any further.
"At his point, we are launching with hybrid tomorrow. We are encouraging everyone to practice mitigation, limit exposure, " he said.
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