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After nearly one year of remote learning at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the return to in-person classes at Evanston/Skokie District 65 is being delayed because of snow.

The district’s hybrid plan, which was supposed to start Tuesday will now be delayed until Wednesday.

In a memo posted on the District’s website, the school system says “Due to inclement weather, we have made the decision to delay the launch of our onsite hybrid learning model until Wednesday.”

That means Tuesday will be another remote learning day, and “educators and students will be expected to join classes” online, the District statement adds. No buildings will be open.

Once the hybrid model does begin, about half of the District’s 7,000-plus students will attend school in person, while the other half will continue to learn remotely. Parents in the grade K-8 system were given the choice of which option they preferred for their children.

Here’s a look at school closings across the Chicago region from the Emergency Closing Center.

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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