Thousands of SCS students in grades 6 through 12 get back to in-person learning

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Temperature checks, masks, and social distancing were some things added to the list as thousands of Shelby County Schools students, faculty, and staff headed back to the classroom.

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SCS students in grades 6 through 12 are heading back to class for in-person learning Monday.

“Other safety protocols that we’re taking include masks, of course -- all students will be required to enter the building with their masks. Even at the bus stop, they need to have their mask on,” said SCS spokesperson Jerica Phillips. “We’ll be able to provide some disposable masks if students don’t have them but certainly as they enter the building, there will be screenings, and of course, we have enhanced safety protocols in the building with signage as well as additional hand sanitizer and other handwashing abilities throughout the day.”

March 12 marks one year since the students have been out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.