By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Thousands of students in Boston will head back to school Monday for the first time in nearly a year. Hybrid learning begins for students in Pre-K through third grade.

In two weeks, grades 4 through 8 will be welcomed back, followed by high school students on March 29th.

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High needs students have been in class since February 1.

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The district said extra safety precautions are in place including air purifiers, high-quality HVAC filters and medical grade PPE for staff.

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Families can choose to stay with full remote learning if they want. Staff