After nearly 11 months away from the physical classroom, a portion of Verona Area School District students in grades 6-12 returned for in-person instruction on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Only around a third of students are returning to the physical buildings each day, with the in-person students split into cohorts that have them learning in-person half of the week, and virtual the other half. Approximately 30% of students opted to stay fully virtual throughout second semester.

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Kimberly Wethal joined Unified Newspaper Group in 2018, where she serves as the news editor for four publications and primarily covers the Verona Area School District and the City of Fitchburg. She previously was an intern with UNG starting in 2013.