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West Hempstead kicks off 2020-21 school year


The West Hempstead School District welcomed students back to all five of their schools for the 2020-21 school year on Sept. 3. District Superintendent Dan Rehman and Assistant Superintendents Dina Reilly and Joel Press visited the schools throughout the district, greeting students and their families back for the first time since March.

District leaders worked throughout the summer months — in collaboration with administrators, parents, students and teachers — to put together a plan to safely reopen schools. While students and teachers returned with new safety protocols in place, it seemed that everyone looked forward to being on school grounds.

Courtesy West Hempstead School District; compiled by Nakeem Grant