With new restrictions in place, how do you reopen your school and stay safe in the midst of a pandemic? Well, it is definitely a team effort. As the summer progressed, the teaching team at Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy in Sonora, Calif., found themselves in a tricky situation. Do they open for in-person learning or do they begin with distance learning? With mask and physical distancing requirements in place, they found that in-person learning provided them with some spacing issues. If they tried to fit all students from last year in the classrooms, they were going to have to be a little bit creative. This required an “all hands on deck” moment. Board members, church members, and teachers gathered (social distance style) together to design, prepare, and build over 75 partitions made of PVC pipe and clear plastic. With these partitions in place, they were able to open all of classrooms for in-person learning.
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