Things will look a lot different for students returning to classes next week.
And to get them used to what a day will be like, the administrators at Sardis elementary have made a friendly and informative video.
Principal Janine McCurdy and Vice Principal Brad Hagkull walk through the school and show students everything from how to line up in the morning, and new protocols around hand washing and bathroom time. They also offer what may be the first look at some of the differences. Water fountains have been covered, and everyone will be expected to use a personal water bottle, for example.
Also, a double-sided handwashing station is being placed closely to all portables for those without water. Those portables also have automatic dispensing hand sanitizer stations on the walls.
They also explain co-horts, rules around playground use, picking up and dropping off guidelines, and more. Much of the information is directed toward parents, including asking them not to bring dogs onto school grounds, as they act as “magnets” for children, and potentially could mix cohorts.
In addition, they also note that kids will be coming back to a school under construction, as they get new doors and windows installed.
The 10-minute video is available at the school’s website. School is open to students this year on Sept. 10.
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