Hooray for School! Kindergarteners Elated to be Together

Bedford kindergarteners reunited at Davis School Monday for the first time in almost a year. And School Superintendent Philip Conrad said, “It really was like the first day of school.”

Although the return to full-time in-person instruction was truncated by a weather-related early dismissal, “it was really wonderful They seemed to be in great spirits,” Conrad told the School Committee Tuesday.

The return culminated weeks of planning after the School Committee directed Conrad to come up with a plan to reunite the kindergarteners. The return required some space modifications and new hires.  He praised Davis School Principal Beth Benoit, Assistant Principal Jessica Colby,  and kindergarten teachers and staff for preparing everything for everyone.

Conrad noted that after the brief reunion, kindergarteners missed Tuesday because of the snowstorm. Wednesday is a district-wide remote learning day, so the next time the children will connect is Thursday.  “The kindergarteners came back and it was really fun to see them,” Conrad said. “The staff had done an incredible job to prepare them for the changes. They all knew where they were going.”

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763