“As Duanesburg students returned to school buildings Wednesday for the first time since March, educators sought to ease them into new routines and rules while reassuring kids not that much has really changed.
Teachers faced students sitting at desks – albeit sometimes through a livestream and with everyone in masks – and introduced expectations and lessons for the year. The first gym class of the year, a group of eight students doing icebreakers with a new physical education teachers, was completed and cafeteria staff prepared hundreds of meals – to be served directly to students in the classrooms they will rarely leave.
“This is a school,” said Laurel Hallberg, a school psychologist. “Doing this is what it is for.”
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Matson, Zachary. Daily Gazette 9 September 2020.