American schools are beginning to reopen, even as the COVID -19 pandemic continues to surge in some states. Students heading to the classroom for the first time will be in for a not so normal lesson.
I can remember the toughest part for me on the first day was planning my outfit! For students going back to school this year, the worry is much bigger, not only for the students themselves, but parents, teachers, staff and the entire administration.
Most public schools have decided to opt for online learning courses, but some schools will return in person. Students who will be going back to school in person will need to include more things in their backpacks other than the traditional pencil and paper. Many additional not so normal items include face masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Colleges, Universities and Public Schools will have to practice social distancing using the required CDC guidelines.
Remember to stay home if you are sick, disinfect and clean surfaces that you touch, wash your hands often, cover your mouth and nose. For more updated information on COVID-19 and returning to school safely visit cdc.gov. The CDC continues to release updates on new resources and tools to support opening schools.
However, you go back, whether in person or online, be safe healthy and make it a great school year!