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Phoenix-Talent schools return for in-person learning

The Phoenix-Talent School District has welcomed students in elementary through 8th grade back into the building.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 5:24 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 5:58 PM

PHOENIX, Ore.--- The Phoenix-Talent School District has welcomed students in elementary through 8th grade back into the building.

Each building has different hybrid models in place, but Superintendent Brent Barry says only about half of students are in the building at any given time making social distancing easier. 

Barry says they have been planning this for months. The school district was exempted from the metrics early due to the impact the Almeda fire had on the community.

"There was some anxiety. There was maybe some apprehension," Barry said. "But once kids got into the building, that's what we know and that's what we do."

He says seeing students back in the building yesterday made all the planning and hard work well worth it.

"We had a couple kids that were walkers," Barry said. "They showed up a bit early and we said, 'yeah, you're a bit early,' and they basically shared that they couldn't sleep the night before because they were so excited to get back in school."

He says the school district has safety protocols in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, this includes parents screening their children before they come to school. Teacher are also trained for visual screening. The schools also use different doors when entering or exiting a building.

The high school students are expecting to attend their new campus come February, Barry says he hopes to announce an exact date soon.

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