As students return to in-person learning in some schools, many others move to remote learning
Despite concerns and scattered school closures due to COVID-19, more Long Island students are heading back into classrooms for in-person learning.
On Monday in Huntington, the district's superintendent said that some middle and high school students can go back to in-person learning twice a week. Previously, they only had the option to attend classes in-person once a week.
In Smithtown, many first and second grade students returned to school, and third through fifth graders will be back next week.
Lindenhurst's Harding Avenue Elementary School is operating remotely Monday after the superintendent says two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Two other elementary schools in the district closed due to COVID-19 -- Albany and Rall.
Also closed Monday were Sachem High School North, Islip High School and Sawmill Intermediate School.
Pediatrician Dr. Sara Siddiqui, with NYU Langone's Huntington Medical Group, says it's important for parents to pay close attention to exactly where the spikes in positive cases are happening.
"We have to make sure that we don't rush to any conclusions regarding clusters," says Siddiqui. "Is it a family, a child that's in school that caused the cluster? So we need more information."
Some parents spoke to News 12 saying there were feeling more worried as more students returned to their child's schools.