Vale students back to school after 10 months of interrupted instruction

Vale Elementary School Principal Theresa Meiwald scans an arriving student's forehead to take her temperature before she is allowed into the building. (Liliana Frankel/Entereprise)

VALE – Drop off of students at Vale Elementary School on Tuesday felt almost like any other first day of school, with excited teachers welcoming children back by name, parents reluctantly letting go of clutched hands, and students bustling with nervous energy.

But for this first full day of class after 10 months of Covid-related interruptions, there was no August sun, only street . . .