New Fairfield students will spend some time in the classroom this fall. Superintendent Pat Cosentino said this week that the district has been working on a reopening plan, with the first day set for September 2nd. The plan must be submitted to the state for review by July 24th. District officials are considering reopening from operations, wellness, and teaching and learning standpoints. There will be social distancing and mask wearing for students and staff. The plan in New Fairfield calls for all students to return to the classroom, but giving parents the option to continue with distance learning. Another plan calls for staggered schedules to reduce the number of students in the building at one time. Half of the student body would have in person classes on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday would be reserved for a deep cleaning and the other half of students in classrooms on Thursdays and Fridays. Plans are also being developed for all distance learning throughout the year for all students.