Back to school for grades K through 2

A student is greeted by instructional assistant Wanda Lazott on Monday, March 8. Photo: Chas Hundley

Close to 70 students returned to classrooms Monday morning at the Banks Elementary School. They arrived by car, bus, and on foot, in some cases joined by their families and a surprising amount of dogs. The morning was a brisk one, with the sun peeking through the clouds.

Waiting for them were school staff, teachers, and Banks School District superintendent Jeff Leo, greeting and guiding them to different school entrances — a COVID-19 safety measure — and making sure they had masks on.

Melanie Clinton, a Banks Elementary School instructional assistant, provides traffic control in front of the Banks Elementary School on Monday, March 8. Photo: Chas Hundley

Monday's students represent grades K through 2, and are the first wave of . . .

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