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Students At Middle School In Canarsie To Return To Regular Building Thursday

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The New York City Department of Education says that students at I.S. 211 John Wilson will be able to return to their regular building Thursday.

According to the DOE, water was pumped from and fuel oil was cleaned from the building. A temporary boiler was also installed at the school.

With the reopening of I.S. 211, the DOE says 33 schools, serving approximately 15,000 students, remain in their relocated sites.

According to the DOE, Wednesday's student attendance rate was 88.1 percent in schools citywide.

Student attendance in the remaining relocated schools was 70.4 percent, according to the DOE, and student attendance in the 18 schools that returned to their original buildings this week was 86 percent, which was an increase of approximately 10 percent from Tuesday.

Diocese Of Brooklyn To Reopen Catholic Schools In Howard Beach, Rockaways

The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Wednesday that it is working with city, state and federal authorities to prepare Catholic schools in Howard Beach and the Rockaways in Queens to reopen this week.

St. Helen’s in Howard Beach reopened Wednesday.

According to the superintendent of the diocese's schools, Ave Maria Catholic Academy in Howard Beach and St. Rose of Lima on Far Rockaway are reopening on Thursday.

Ave Maria is also currently providing space for students and faculty from St. Camillus in Howard Beach, while their building is undergoing repairs.

Teachers and students from St. Francis de Sales in Belle Harbor will be holding class in SS. Simon and Jude in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, starting on Friday.

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