By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Students returned to the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain on Monday after over a week of remote learning due to a COVID outbreak.

“I am happy to have him back in school. It’s really important to have him in person,” said mother Alison Moreno.

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Some of the younger students struggled to adjust to the remote learning.

“I really did not like being online, it was tough doing all the work,” said sixth-grader Jakayla McNeil.

“It’s hard for five-year-olds doing remote learning, they have a tough time sitting in front of the computer,” Moreno explained.

Parents are hoping Boston Public Schools learned a lesson too.

“I am happy that BPS is remaining vigilant. I don’t think the COVID scare is over and it’s a warning that we need to continue being careful,” Moreno said.

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The district is promising families will receive notice from their school leader as soon as a positive case is identified in their school. Contact tracing will begin immediately and a second notice will go out when that process is completed.

Rolling into Thanksgiving week, students are thankful to be back.

“I’m glad to be back so I can see my friends and it’s good be in person,” said Jakayla. “I’m hoping I don’t have to go on Zoom again.”

As for how the Curley School handled the situation: “I think they did a good job with the cards they were dealt but I think the testing is really important part going forward,” said Moreno.

There will be a COVID testing clinic at the Curley School from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

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