Students back to school - albeit briefly

Posted 9/2/21

Students across the county have been easing back into the school routine. Earlier bedtimes, morning bus rides, afternoon sports practices, homework, pop quizzes and the rest. Georgetown Community …

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Students back to school - albeit briefly

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Students across the county have been easing back into the school routine. Earlier bedtimes, morning bus rides, afternoon sports practices, homework, pop quizzes and the rest.

Georgetown Community School students seemed to be enjoying their first few weeks of class, as they took reading assessments, played math games and warmed up in P.E. class.

Teachers have been taking students outside when possible, such as Lorray Singmaster’s third-graders completing their writing assignments and class read-aloud exercises.

“We’re enjoying the nice weather while we can,” Singmaster said.

Some teachers in the younger grades saw a dramatic shift in class size from last year, such as second-grade teacher Chynna Candlin, who went from 16 students last year to nine this year.

“It’s fun to have such a small class,” she said. “I get to know them right away.”

Unfortunately, a positive case of COVID-19 within the school would force the school to switch to a “full remote” learning mode the following week. Keeping children out of

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