BPS preparing to potentially welcome Phase 2 students back to in-person learning in mid-March

Posted at 9:01 PM, Feb 25, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Public Schools is getting ready to potentially welcome more students back into the classroom for in-person learning.

Principals from individual schools have started to inform parents that the district is planning to allow Phase 2 students back into classrooms sometime in Mid-March.

The exact date of return has not been decided, but is expected to be announced soon.

Full details on which grade levels will be allowed to return in Phase 2 remain unclear, but schools have received guidance from Buffalo Public Schools.

Schools are beginning to survey parents to confirm the number of students interested in returning to in-person learning, and to weigh the need for bus transportation.

Phase 2 would likely follow the same hybrid model that has already been implemented for students in Phase 1.

Only pre-K through second grade, high school seniors and some students with special needs were invited back to in-person classes two days a week for the first time in February.

Buffalo Public Schools students had been learning remotely since the start of the 2020-21 school year.