Signature School students return to class

Signature School students return to class

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Signature School in downtown Evansville welcomed back students for the fall semester on Wednesday morning.

Principal Jean Hitchcock at Signature School tells us so far so good. These times are certainly different, but they are working through it all.

About 12% of students are doing online learning. As for those who are coming back in person, they’re required to wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible.

The principal tells us they’ve put precautions in place like spacing things out six feet. They’ve also assigned seats to students.

The school also put about $50,000 into technology in classrooms to adjust to online learning.

”We anticipate having students out and probably teachers out, will have to quarantine here and there,” said Hitchcock. “But if they’re asymptomatic and able to work, we can keep right on going now with the tech that we got.”

School leaders say everyone should have their temperatures taken before they head out for the day. Anyone who has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher is asked to stay home.

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Officials say students will also be expected to sanitize their area before and after each class.

As for lunch, students are allowed to grab lunch on Main Street during lunch hour since they are in Downtown Evansville. Principal Hitchcock says students can still do that as long as they stick to food places that have a partnership with the school.

We are told they are putting a majority of extra-curricular activities on hold until Labor Day.

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