Entering the fourth full week of school, Clinton school building principals says so much has gone well since kids returned to classes.
Questions swirled from the community about the ability of younger students to keep masks on and maintain social distancing but Principal of Clinton's Lincoln and Douglas Elementary Schools, Beth Wickenhauser indicates they had minimal issues with a few students early but she credits the community for having the kids prepared for having to mask all day.
Sacha Young at Clinton Elementary School could not say enough good things about the return of school in her building. She says students and teachers both were excited to be back and while things are different, she adds they have gotten used to how school is going to work this year.
Having a good plan in place laid the foundation for returning to school successfully for Principal Jim Peck at Clinton Junior High School. He says the first few days were a feeling out process of how all their procedures were going to go and what they looked like. Since then, he says things have been very smooth as everyone seems to be acclimated to how things will work.
"Better than I could have planned" is how high school principal Jerry Wayne described the start of the year for his building. He credits students for doing the things necessary to keep school going.
All students were back to class on August 19 and to this point, only a pre-k class has had to isolate due to a COVID case in the buildings.