Today was the first day of school for Popp’s Ferry Elementary students although this year is like no other.
There are many guidelines in place to limit the amount of exposure between students and teachers.
Popp’s Ferry Elementary is encouraging parents to drop their students off to limit crowding on the buses. On the bus, every student will have their own row to themselves, the only exception is for siblings.
Parents must also check their child’s temperature before they enter school. If their temperature is at or above 100, they are encouraged to keep their child at home.
Students are also required to wear their face mask through the day and will only be permitted to take it off when socially distanced at recess or eating lunch. Principal Dr. Vivian Malone said, “Just you need to know to be patient with us. It’s going to take a while to get everyone in and used to the new system. Just remind parents that you’re not allowed on campus. You can come to the front office, but you have to have your mask and your ID. I feel very confident with the start of the school year. Of course, everybody is apprehensive about catching the virus, but we have so many safety precautions in place.”
Regarding the dismissal of students, they will be dismissing class earlier than normal, starting at 1:50 p.m.