Nashoba Tech opened its doors on Sept. 16 to seniors and sophomores in technical programs, while academic teachers taught juniors and freshmen remotely.

The school will operate that way, as long as it stays coronavirus-free, with appropriate safety measures taken and administrators reviewing protocols on a daily basis.

The school’s technical programs are up and running, and masked students were already getting technical areas into shape for the school year.

Freshmen will continue to rotate through Nashoba Tech’s technical programs before choosing their six top choices

The guidance staff said many parents conveyed their gratitude with how smoothly — and safely — the first day back was. That followed an equally smoothly run Freshman Orientation the week before.  

Sophia Spagnolia, a sophomore from Shirley, prepares to walk Carli in the Veterinary Assisting during the first day of class.

Carpentry instructor Jose Fernandes, far right, oversees seniors Max Leger of Ayer, left, and Jaryd Molinari of Chelmsford as they prepare the Carpentry area.

Mallory York, a senior from Groton, gets right to  work in Cosmetology.