By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Thousands of students returned to school in Boston for in-person learning Thursday as the city gradually brings kids back to their classrooms.

High-needs students had originally planned to be back in school on Monday, but that was postponed due to the storm.

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“We expect to have 7,700 students in our buildings this week,” a Boston Public Schools spokesperson told WBZ-TV in a email.

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Students in Kindergarten through third grade are set to return in a hybrid format the week of March 1st, followed a week later by grades 4 through 8. High school students will go back to hybrid the week of March 29.

Boston suspended in-person and hybrid learning back on October 22 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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For more information on the return to school, visit the Boston Public Schools website.

CBSBoston.com Staff