School Days May Look Different This Year

COVID-19 is having an affect on just about every aspect of life, and back to school time is not an exception.

With school getting underway this week, students, teachers and parent will be adjusting to different learning environments. Some will be quite different.

Students and staff will wear masks; desks will be spaced further apart; no gathering of large groups will be permitted; temperatures will be checked of people entering the building. These are just a few of the new protocals required to contain the highly contagious respiratory virus from spreading, if someone has the virus.

Okawville schools will be among the districts with familiar schedules. Students will be in attendance five days a week, with a full slate of safety protocols in place. One major change this year will be that the school day will end at 2:40 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran School in Okawville is planning for students to have regular school days. Some allowances will be made for students who ride the bus, as the school relies on the same bus service as the public school.

Read more details from schools around the county in this week’s issue. 

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