Blue Ridge School District students return for first day of school

first_imgNEW MILFORD, Pa (WBNG) — With school back in session at the Blue Ridge School District, one 1st grade teacher is making sure her classroom is ready for her students. “We’re here for each other,” Orner said. “We’re going to do what we can to make the kids feel safe and successful.”  Of the one thousand Blue Ridge students, 825 students will be doing hybrid learning. Students are split into two groups: A or B.  Students will do remote learning the days they are not scheduled to come to campus. Orner says having class online three times a week is going to be the hardest transition for her students. Group A students will meet in-person Monday and Tuesday, and Group B students will meet in-person class Thursday and Friday.  “Many of my students do not know how to log on to computers, so we’re going to be training them the first few weeks on how to get on Google Classroom,” Orner said. Susquehanna Community School also had its first day of school Monday. “I’m no longer reading about recess,” 1st Grade Teacher Robin Orner said. “I’m reading about how to social distance and how to wear your mask.” Superintendent Matthew Button says teachers will only be doing remote learning on Wednesdays.  As someone who has kids enrolled in the district, Orner says she’s nervous about the school year but knows the district is one big family.  “On Wednesday we will do a deeper cleaning on our communal areas,” Button said. “Cafeterias, lobbies, gymnasium, auditorium, things like that.” After 15 years of teaching, Orner has made a lot of changes to her classroom this year. Including changing classroom tables into desks.last_img

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