Masks are on, and class is now in session for Owensboro Public Schools, Daviess County Public Schools, and Owensboro Catholic Schools.
With the recent changes taking place, each school decided to welcome their students back in a memorable way. "We have a putt-putt golf course challenge for our students, to learn to lead by example," says Jeremy Stone, Music teacher at Whitesville Elementary School.
And over at Foust Elementary, students were greeted by first responders and community leaders. "The kids can see they don't only have the support of their families, but their community also supports them," says Jennifer Hester, Family Resource Coordinator.
Although masks are now a requirement in all Kentucky Schools, officials say this will help keep students learning in person. "If we have a positive case in the classroom, they say that the risk of transmission is extremely low and we won't have to quarantine an entire classroom. So it's really going to help us keep students in the building here for five days and not sitting at home, and here learning," says OPS PIO Jared Revlett.
All three districts are returning in-person classes five days a week.