NHS and NMS welcome students back on campus

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

“It’s exciting. I haven’t seen some of these kids since March,” said Northumberland High School principal Dr. Travis Burns, as he greeted students stepping off school buses Thursday, October 22.

It was the first day of in-person instruction for grades 4-12 since Gov. Ralph Northam closed all schools in the Commonwealth in March in response to the growing pandemic.

Roughly 40% of the 403-member high school student body is returning to campus. Those 160 students have been divided into…

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