LINDEN, NJ - While most Linden Public School students remain learning virtually, Linden Elementary students returned to in-person instruction Tuesday morning.

As previously reported by TAPinto Linden, the Linden Board of Education decided on September 4 that students will learn virtually due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Superintendent Marnie Hazelton announced the option for in-person instruction in a letter to parents and guardians sent back on September 29.

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Students from all eight elementary schools were given the option to return to classrooms five days a week on 1/2 day schedule. 

According to district officials, about 50 percent of students returned, while the other half remained at home to continue virtual learning. 

Lunches were not served but students had the option to receive a grab and go lunch at dismissal time.

High school and middle school students are tentatively set to return to their classrooms in mid-November.

Read the letter from Superintendent Marnie Hazelton announcing in-person instruction for elementary school students HERE.

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