Half of EVSC students return to school Monday

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Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:16 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - It’s the first day of school for about half of EVSC students.

Students with the last names “A” through “J” are going to school on Monday and Tuesday.

Students at Highland Elementary were welcomed back early Monday morning.

The EVSC is doing the split start again this year.

It started during the pandemic and officials decided it worked for them.

“We know that relationships are so important in a sense of belonging so when we have just half of the students in the building, it allows for those teachers and our students to form those bonds and those relationships that will be beneficial throughout the school year, and we also make sure that our processes and our protocols are in great shape,” said EVSC Superintendent Dr. David Smith.

Dr. Smith says the split start is something they want to continue to keep for future years.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the last names “K” through “Z” go back to class.

On Friday, everyone returns to class together.

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