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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School reported another COVID positive case yesterday, March 16.

The high school had had 8 cases since January 1, and 18 for the 2020-21 school year.

The school leads the district with positive COVID-19 cases during the academic school year.

Framingham Public School district does not state when it reports positive cases if they are a teacher, staff, or a student.

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Framingham High School has just under 1,100 students in the building with Phases 1, 2,3, and cohorts A & B with Phase IV.

There are 264 students who are in-person learning under Phases I,II, III.

There are 417 cohort A in-person students and 410 cohort B students at Framingham High School.

There have now been 68 reported COVID-19 cases in the public school district during the 2020-21 school year.

Since January 1, there have been 32 cases in the district, with 20 cases in March.

Framingham High School leads the district with 17 total cases this school year. Fuller Middle School is second with 8 cases. and Walsh Middle School is third with 6 cases, 3 reported yesterday.

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The district has been testing staff weekly, and students, via pooled testing.

Today, March 17 is the deadline for parents to decide if their child will return to school full-time or stay remote. If a parent chooses not to respond, to the survey, they will be marked as choosing in-person learning for the rest of the school year.

Phase I & 2 students returned to their classrooms in February, after all schools went remote during the second surge in December.

Phase III students returned to their physical classrooms on February 24. It was the first time in a physical classroom for these students in the 2020-21 school year. They are attending school all five days.

Phase IV students, many who have not physically been in a classroom since March 2020, began on March 3 for cohort B and began on Monday, March 8. for cohort A.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.