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MIKE:

WITH THE SCHOLL YEAR NEARING

SCHOOLS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

ARE CHOOSING BETWEEN REMOTE OR

HYBRID

LEARNING.

22NEWS REPORTER KATRINA KINCADE

JOINS US LIVE WITH THE RECENT

DECISIONS MADE BY DISTRICTS.

GOOD MORNING, KATRINA...

REPORTER:

GOOD MORNING, MIKE...

MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE DECIDING

THEIR FALL LEARNING STYLE BY

THE LOCAL CASE NUMBERS.

AGAWAM DECIDED ON A HYBRID MODEL

AND WESTFIELD ON A PHASED

RE-OPENING

WITH HYBRID POSSIBLITY..

ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY

EDUCATION---THE HYBRID MODEL IS

MEANT TO BALANCE IN SCHOOL AND

REMOTE

LEARNING IN THE EVENT THAT A

SCHOOL IS UNABLE TO BRING ALL

STUDENTS BACK

UNDER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY

REQUIRMENTS

DESE RECOMMENDED TO ALL SCHOOL

DISTRICTS THAT THEY FOLLOW THE

STATE'S

NEW COLOR-CODED RISK MAP TO

DETERMINE FALL LEARNING. THEY

SAY AREAS LISTED AS EXTREMELY

HIGH RISK SUCH AS HOLYOKE AND

GRANBY

SHOULD DO FULL-REMOTE LEARNING

AND THOSE IN THE LOWER RISK

CATEGORIES CAN CONSIDER HYBRID

LEARNING.

YAMILEE GARCIA

IT MAKES ME FEEL

UNCOMFORTABLE---WE

DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE

CONTACTING---WHAT THEY ARE

DOING--SO IT IS CONCERNING---AND

I JUST

HOPE THAT THEY FIND A CURE.

REPORTER:

SCHOOLS THAT ARE PLANNING

REMOTE- ONLY LEARNING INCLUDES

SPRINGFIELD, WEST SPRINGFIELD,

EAST LONGMEADOW, EASTHAMPTON,

HOLYOKE AND GRANBY.

HERE IN CHICOPEE, PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ARE STAGGERING STUDENT'S RETURN

WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

STUDENTS RETURNING FIRST TO

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