"I'm really excited to be back with my friends obviously, its been a while since we've been in school" says Maggie Hollis.
Hollis is headed into her freshman year at Henderson County High School with COVID-19 looming Hollis says she doesn't know what to think!
"I think we really do have to follow the rules and listen to our teachers and wear our masks to be able to stay in school" adds Hollis.
The Henderson County Board of Education spent thousands of dollars on resources to keep students, faculty and staff safe during the school year.
"I really do think it is going to be an adjustment, but not a bad thing if we are working to keep people safe" says Hollis.
While school administrators are going to extra measures to keep children safe other students say they re going to take advantage of online learning.
"I feel that Henderson County is keeping students safe, but for me and my family we are going to home school this year" says 8th grader Annabel Whitledge.
Students will be required to wear their mask when in the hallways or common areas, thats something Whitledge says she would have a hard time doing,
"I really think it would be a struggle to keep my mask on all day, and I don't want to put my self in that danger".
There are a number of options for students and parents to decide what is best for their families in-person classroom instruction, online learning or a mix of the two.
"I really do hope to go back to school one day when all this stuff passes" says Whitledge.
School in Henderson is set to start August 26.