Students poured through school gates that had been shuttered in March 2020 when Covid-19 swept the globe, greeting teachers and friends after 83 weeks outside the classroom.
Physical classes will continue on a rotational basis for schools that have yet to reach the 90% vaccination rate.
New York City's previous policy was to quarantine unvaccinated close contacts of infected students for 10 days.
Some have no problem being called 'father' or 'mother' while others say this could open the door to issues such as sexual grooming.
There is very little internet access and no electricity or water supply in Kampung Sapit, but the villagers do what they can to get by.
Of these, 65 students have been placed at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang quarantine centre.
This is the first time a boarding school has reported this many cases.