CORINTH, Miss. — Monday was the first day students and staff at Corinth Middle School attended class in-person while some students opted for distance learning.
FOX13 spoke to parents in Alcorn County who opted to send their children back to school because they said they believe the school district is providing a safe environment for students.
Many said in-person is the best learning option for students also.
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"I just think their learning with a teacher and their instructor in the learning environment is just better," said parent Susan Davis.
A half-hour before school started school buses and parents dropped off kids at Corinth Middle School as they normally would, but there were some notable differences.
Chuck Kennedy watched his seventh-grader stand a couple of minutes in line to get his temperature checked before entering the building. The checks are required but masks are optional.
"The mask is a little inconvenient but overall, I think they're doing a wonderful job," Kennedy said.
Monday the district reported no one was running a fever.
Temperatures are checked routinely throughout the day.
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The district released a video showing modifications like spacing and markers to reinforce distance in the classroom.
All actions parents said are necessary.
“It hasn’t hit our community or area like it has in the large cities,” said Kennedy. “I will be glad when we get past this and there is a vaccine and get all of this behind us because it has been rough.”
Susan Davis has a sixth-grader as well as a senior at Corinth High.
"Even though they said they loved being at home, being at school, they really actually missed being at school and being with their friends,'' Davis said.
The district also gave parents who are uncomfortable sending their child to school the option to continue virtual learning.
“We had to do the online option for a little while, but said it was tough,” said Kennedy. “It was tough for all of us.”
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