New York City back to school, Mix of Joy and Confusion as School Doors Open.
After major delays for the more than 1 million public school students in New York City, summer has come to a close.
School started Monday, including the first wave of students to start in-person learning. The rest are doing remote learning, as the city slowly phases others in.
3-K, pre-K and District 75 students with special needs went back first.
At Mosaic pre-K Center, first day photos came after checking temperatures. Families were required to wait socially distanced, and no parents were allowed inside the Elmhurst, Queens school.
Still, one dad was still pleased with his choice to let his 4-year-old daughter start blended learning.
“We choose the students mixed with the friends. It’ll be helpful for their growth,” he told CBS2’s John Dias.
For months, the school had ben getting the building ready.
“It’s going to be the cleanest year ever. We’re doing the best we can,” said teacher Sarah Istarki.