Schools yet to be fully re-opened

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Several schools across Belize re-opened on Monday, January 10th to a hybrid learning system. The system sees some students taking online classes, while others attend face-to-face sessions. The re-opening (particularly in governmental institutions) is considered imperative by the current government, but in San Pedro Town, the only schools offering in-person classes, since last year, are reportedly the private institutions, while governmental institutions still prepare to offer physical teaching.

In facilities like the San Pedro High School, they continue with an initiative started in December 2021, that only allows at-risk students to attend physical instruction while the student body continues online learning. Other governmental schools like Holy Cross Anglican, and the San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School are yet to start in-person classes. Schools confirmed to be preparing for face-to-face classes are Holy Cross to be opened by January 17th and SPRCS to be opened by January 24th. Other schools/pre-schools (private) like ABC Preschool, Little Angels Pre School, San Pedro Pre School, The Island Academy and Ambergris Caye Elementary School have started physical instruction. ACES shared that they have been working like this from October of last year. ABC pre-school said they started in October. They all observe strict COVID-19 protocols and at some schools, students have the option to study online if they prefer.

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