MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Medford School District's middle and high school students began hybrid learning March 29.
Students have been assigned to either at Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday schedule with everyone learning online Wednesdays, and working on other assignments from home the other two days.
McLoughlin Middle School principal, Kelly Soter tells Newswatch 12, students are also able to work in small groups on activities without being socially distanced for a maximum of 15 minutes, all used tools being sanitized, and hands being washed between activities.
Though she says being able to have students learn in person for two full days is something to celebrate, not everything is completely back to normal. The school's cafeteria is still closed and students will have to eat lunch in their classrooms six feet apart.
In addition to scheduling and lunch adjustments, students at McLoughlin will also have assigned entrances, and pick-up and drop-off locations.
Families are required to wear face coverings at all times during pick-up and drop off and the Medford School District continues to remind everyone that the health and safety of staff and students remains a priority.