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Back at HAFTR Elementary School, again


After a summer of fun and possibly some reading, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School students re-entered the building on Washington Avenue in Lawrence on Sept. 4.

A majority of the students had not been in the building since a Jan. 10 fire severely damaged the second floor and an extensive cleanup was needed. Students were moved to HAFTR Middle School, Congregation Beth Shalom, also in Lawrence, and to Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst in Cedarhurst before returning to the campus and completing the school year in, state-of-the-art modules.

Assistant Principal Tova Tucker was outside taking photos of the children and security guard Chris Douglas watched over the kids and the buses.