The year 2020 has been one of dilemmas. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to make some tough decisions, including one little boarding school in the desert. In doing their part to curb the spread of the virus, students were unable to return to the Holbrook Indian School (HIS) campus to finish out the 2019-2020 school year. After leaving for spring break, they remained home, many of them living on the Navajo reservation. The conditions for students were dire. The Navajo Nation had the highest transmission levels in the country. After five long months away, due to state government COVID-19 stipulations, HIS staff were happy that students returned to campus in August. In anticipation of their students return, HIS laid out a detailed plan to keep students and staff as safe as possible. They started the year with 65 students enrolled.
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