Hundreds of Central Florida students returning to classrooms following COVID-19 closures

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — On Monday morning, hundreds of Central Florida students are heading back to their classrooms after stints of online learning due to outbreaks of COVID-19.

Eau Gallie High School in Brevard County is reopening Monday, as is a part of Avalon Elementary School in Orange County.

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Students in three grade levels — kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade — of Avalon Elementary were sent home to do classes virtually two weeks ago. Only certain classes had to be sent home because the district stated the younger grades tend to stay with the same group, teacher and students, ultimately leading to less interaction.

As of Monday, there are two other schools in central Florida with students learning from home due to COVID-19 cases.

Timber Creek High School in Orange County switched to online learning because of 14 positive cases.

And also in Orange County, officials have sent home 70 people in the autism spectrum disorder unit at Palm Lake Elementary due to possible exposure to the virus.

Both Timber Creek and the unit at Palm Lake Elementary will reopen Thursday, Nov. 5.

Video: About 15K students set to return to in-person learning at Orange County schools