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Baltimore area schools during COVID-19

Lakeatia Awad waits as her son, Dorien Ritch Jr., 7, is screened before going into Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore area schools during COVID-19

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School districts across the state will use federal and state funds to recover from the effects of the pandemic and improve schools.
Students Return to Waverly Elementary School
Lakeatia Awad waits as her son, Dorien Ritch Jr., 7, is screened before going into Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lakeatia Awad waits as her son, Dorien Ritch Jr., 7, is screened before going into Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Harford School COVID safety
A variety of signs posted throughout the building remind students at Prospect Mill Elementary School about the COVID precautions in the school. Signage around the school is just one of the many safety precautions in place throughooutthe school system.
A variety of signs posted throughout the building remind students at Prospect Mill Elementary School about the COVID precautions in the school. Signage around the school is just one of the many safety precautions in place throughooutthe school system. (Matt Button/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Armistead Gardens Elementary School
Maryland State School Superintendant Mohammed Choudhury talks with students at Armistead Gardens Elementary School on the first day of classes in Baltimore City.
Maryland State School Superintendant Mohammed Choudhury talks with students at Armistead Gardens Elementary School on the first day of classes in Baltimore City. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore International Academy East
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and city school superintendent Dr. Sonja Santelises listen to a lesson in the Chinese language immersion program at Baltimore International Academy East on the first day of school.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and city school superintendent Dr. Sonja Santelises listen to a lesson in the Chinese language immersion program at Baltimore International Academy East on the first day of school. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Students Return to Waverly Elementary School
Lakeatia Awad waits as her son, Dorien Ritch Jr., 7, has his temperature taken by Jhenille Reaves, 2nd grade math and science teacher at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lakeatia Awad waits as her son, Dorien Ritch Jr., 7, has his temperature taken by Jhenille Reaves, 2nd grade math and science teacher at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Strong Schools Maryland rally
Strong Schools Maryland's Shamoyia Gardiner takes down the group's displays after rally at the State House on Wednesday January 13, 2021 to urge lawmakers to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.
Strong Schools Maryland's Shamoyia Gardiner takes down the group's displays after rally at the State House on Wednesday January 13, 2021 to urge lawmakers to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore International Academy East
Baltimore City school superintendent Dr. Sonja Santelises (center) and Mayor Brandon Scott wave at kindergarten students in the Arabic language immersion program at Baltimore International Academy East on the first day of school.
Baltimore City school superintendent Dr. Sonja Santelises (center) and Mayor Brandon Scott wave at kindergarten students in the Arabic language immersion program at Baltimore International Academy East on the first day of school. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Back to school vaccination fair
Amber Johnson, with Total Health Care, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Kamiren Dargan, 16, at a back-to-school vaccine fair at the Bon Secours Community Works. Kaiser Permanente and Total Health Care worked with the community center to provide vaccine access to this West Baltimore neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
Amber Johnson, with Total Health Care, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Kamiren Dargan, 16, at a back-to-school vaccine fair at the Bon Secours Community Works. Kaiser Permanente and Total Health Care worked with the community center to provide vaccine access to this West Baltimore neighborhood Thursday afternoon. (Ulysses Mu–oz/Baltimore Sun)
Back to school vaccination fair
A vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table as folks register to receive their dose at a back-to-school vaccine fair at the Bon Secours Community Works. Kaiser Permanente and Total Health Care worked with the community center to provide vaccine access to this West Baltimore neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
A vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table as folks register to receive their dose at a back-to-school vaccine fair at the Bon Secours Community Works. Kaiser Permanente and Total Health Care worked with the community center to provide vaccine access to this West Baltimore neighborhood Thursday afternoon. (Ulysses Mu–oz/Baltimore Sun)
Bus cameras
Capable of reading license plates, the cameras of the BusPatrol advanced stop-arm enforcement technology are pictured on a bus at Winters Mill High School in Westminster Thursday, October 15, 2020. The BusPatrol technology will be installed on the school system’s entire fleet of more than 300 buses.
Capable of reading license plates, the cameras of the BusPatrol advanced stop-arm enforcement technology are pictured on a bus at Winters Mill High School in Westminster Thursday, October 15, 2020. The BusPatrol technology will be installed on the school system’s entire fleet of more than 300 buses. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Students Return to Waverly Elementary School
Juel Jenifer, 5, kindergarten, is among 45 kindergarten through 5th grade students returning to in-person learning at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. This is the first day of class inside the building since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Juel Jenifer, 5, kindergarten, is among 45 kindergarten through 5th grade students returning to in-person learning at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. This is the first day of class inside the building since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
First day of school
Principal Erin Sikorski looks on as third grader Ariana Morales-Santiago walks in from the bus on the first day of school at William Winchester Elementary School in Westminster Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Principal Erin Sikorski looks on as third grader Ariana Morales-Santiago walks in from the bus on the first day of school at William Winchester Elementary School in Westminster Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Back to school Harford
A school bus moves along Osborne Parkway on the way to drop off students at Forest Lakes Elementary School as they head back to school Monday, March 1, 2021.
A school bus moves along Osborne Parkway on the way to drop off students at Forest Lakes Elementary School as they head back to school Monday, March 1, 2021. (Matt Button/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Baltimore Middle School Teacher
Roger Lyons, a science and social studies teacher at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School, speaks with 6th grade students learning remotely on Friday morning. Five students are in the classroom. In-person class size is limited to10 students because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Roger Lyons, a science and social studies teacher at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School, speaks with 6th grade students learning remotely on Friday morning. Five students are in the classroom. In-person class size is limited to10 students because of COVID-19 restrictions. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Harford School COVID safety
Prospect Mill Elementary School Art teacher Amy Hadaway helps a student with their lunch Tuesday.
Prospect Mill Elementary School Art teacher Amy Hadaway helps a student with their lunch Tuesday. (Matt Button/Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Baltimore Middle School Teacher
Roger Lyons, a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School, instructs 6th grade students in science on Friday morning. Lyons also teaches social studies. Five students are in-person and the rest are participating remotely. The class is limited to 10 students in the classroom because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Roger Lyons, a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School, instructs 6th grade students in science on Friday morning. Lyons also teaches social studies. Five students are in-person and the rest are participating remotely. The class is limited to 10 students in the classroom because of COVID-19 restrictions. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
First day of hybrid instruction
First graders Kayla Capito, left, and Paige Hatfield look out from their bus as they arrive at Cranberry Station Elementary School in Westminster on the first day of hybrid instruction in Carroll County Oct. 19.
First graders Kayla Capito, left, and Paige Hatfield look out from their bus as they arrive at Cranberry Station Elementary School in Westminster on the first day of hybrid instruction in Carroll County Oct. 19. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times)
Anne Arundel schools
The bubbler on drinking fountains at Harbour School in Annapolis are covered. Plastic cups, mounted on the wall nearby, can be filled at the bottle filler. The school has taken many precautions to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school has been open since July, but has not been able to get all teachers vaccinated.
The bubbler on drinking fountains at Harbour School in Annapolis are covered. Plastic cups, mounted on the wall nearby, can be filled at the bottle filler. The school has taken many precautions to protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school has been open since July, but has not been able to get all teachers vaccinated. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
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