WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- On Monday, the Westfield Public School system begins Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

This comes as the city is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Although the city of Westfield is considered high risk and in the red zone by the state, the district has decided to carry on with bringing students back to the classroom.

Over 50 cases were diagnosed last week.

To remind you of the school system's phased approach of bringing students back for in-person learning, two weeks ago, students in kindergarten and grades 1, 5, 7, and 9 began coming back to school every other week with their designated cohorts.

Phase 2 also included special education programs.

Starting today, students in grades 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12 will join them in the same model of learning, coming for in-person learning either on the 'A' or 'B' week depending on their cohort.

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