Following months of preparation, the Upper Perkiomen School District returned to in-person learning on Tuesday. Nearly 70 percent of the district's students participated in the hybrid-learning program.
Though the district had been 100 percent virtual since the current school year began in September, it felt like the first day of school, according to Philip Detwiler, a middle school social studies and science teacher.
"It was good to get back to some semblance of normalcy," he said. "We were very excited to see our students, even though their numbers are greatly reduced."
Superintendent Allyn Roche described the district's first day of in-person learning in more than 10 months due to concerns over the novel coronavirus as a success.
"It will take time for everyone to adjust to the COVID-19 protocols/procedures but we are excited to have students and teachers back in-person," Roche wrote in an email message received Wednesday morning.
Administrators experienced a ...