Revere students return to school

REVERE, Mass. — For the first time since March of 2020, public school students in Revere will return to their classrooms as schools reopen. This comes the same day the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner, Jeffrey Riley is expected to formally implement a mask mandate for students and staff for students and staff in every grade statewide. In Revere, masks were the plan going into the year according to RPS COVID-19 Guidelines.

School leaders are working with the city’s health department and school committee along with following the latest federal health guidance according to Mayor Brian Arrigo.

“We are excited to welcome back all of our students to the classroom this year,” Arrigo said.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, getting back to in-person learning has been a priority,” he added.

Some of the new safety measures include weekly pooled testing, extra nurses, and the hiring of health aides to help with contact tracing, mandatory masks for students and staff and visitors being asked to make appointments.

Arrigo and Superintendent Dianne Kelly are scheduled to welcome back students at the Hill School on Wednesday morning in addition to handing out school supplies.

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