NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – Students in the Niles School District returned to in-person learning Monday.
All students in grades kindergarten through 12th went back to the classroom for four-day weeks.
They were greeted with welcome back signs, balloons and music.
Administrators, staff and teachers wanted to do something special for the students for this “Grand Re-Opening.”
Students will attend class in person Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be for remote learning.
Principal Steve Rovnak said it’s a step in the right direction.
“It’s been about a year that school has been off kilter. You don’t know what’s going on. This is the first step in getting things back to normal. Seniors enjoying their senior year, trying to get those different festivities back and everything. Just in general, I think everybody kind of needs this,” Rovnak said.
Right now, about 200 students remain online, 500 are in person.
Masks will be required on the bus and all day at school, with the exception of eating lunch.