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Considering the times, school opening goes smoothly

Davie County Schools successfully navigated the first few days of school.

Students and teachers are adapting well to new processes and new ways to learn, said Jenni Pleasant, marketing and communications officer.

DCS Virtual experienced issues, but virtual students across the state have had issues. NCEdCloud is a state program. Otherwise, DCS Virtual is off and running and students are adjusting to learning remotely, she said.

In a message to students and parents, Pleasant  said: “Bottom line, there are so many happy faces, in classrooms and online. While we will undoubtedly have challenges, there is also a ton to celebrate. We can’t lose sight of that. We are back together, either in-person or online, and our students have been missed.”

In-person students are screened in the mornings before entering the buildings and are wearing masks, while maintaining a social distance throughout the day.

Desks in classrooms are spaced at least six feet apart and students using their own set of school supplies.  Lunches are being brought back to the classrooms and students are able to move and play.

“It has been important for teachers to take some time to provide extra support this week for students, getting to know them, and making sure they feel comfortable and excited about the new school year,” Pleasant said. “It is important to take the time to make sure students understand expectations and are confident beginning the academic year.”