NEWTOWN - Students from Sandy Hook Elementary are preparing to head to their new school at the beginning of the year.
The superintendent says classes will start Jan. 3 at Chalk Hill School in Monroe.
The former middle school has been empty for two years.
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The superintendent says they will consolidate the first-grade classes because one of the three rooms had just one remaining student.
She says the return is a complicated and sensitive process for everyone.
Parents will have a chance to tour the school on Jan. 2.