It's been more than a year since going to school in-person, and everyday was the norm.

One Western New York school district is planning a full return to in-person learning by the end of April -- but they're waiting for the go-ahead from the state.

WIVB reports Hamburg Central School District Superintendent Michael Cornell made the announcement Wednesday night:

In a letter sent to families, HCSD says they’re prepared for a return to full in-person learning Monday through Friday with a tentative return date of April 26 after consulting with various district decision-makers.

According to the letter, students who are currently enrolled as full-time remote students will have the option to continue remotely for the rest of the school year.

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The Hamburg superintendent chose April 26 to allow for things like bus routing and class schedules arranged.

WIVB reports:

The date will also allow families to adjust their home routine, noting April 26 is two weeks after Spring Recess “which would allow for any travel-related COVID infections to be addressed,” the letter states.

According to the March 30 report from the Erie County Department of Health, 469 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, bringing the 7-day total to 3,094 total cases. The current positivity rate is around 8 percent.

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