Two Chesterfield elementary schools start year-round school year today

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Students from two of Chesterfield County’s elementary schools are heading back to school Monday morning.

Falling Creek Elementary School and Bellwood Elementary School students will both go to school year-round for 2021-22. Students will still get breaks through the school year, they will just be shorter and more frequent.

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Grades 1-5 start their day Monday, and kindergartners will have a staggered return.

The district’s current mask guidelines include wearing them inside, regardless of vaccination status.

Students who are outside during P.E. or recess don’t have to mask up. If they’re inside exercising, they don’t need to wear one if they’re six feet apart.

Masks will be required on buses, but bus drivers don’t need to wear one if they are the only person on the bus.

Other Chesterfield County Public Schools students will start school on Aug. 23 now that state law allows schools to start before Labor Day.

For a closer look at school calendars, click here.

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