The 2019-2020 school year ended in bizarre fashion. Things will certainly still be different for Louisiana students when school resumes.

As a father of two little girls in elementary school, I'm already worried about the school year returning. Naturally, I want my daughters to be a back at school and be back with friends. I want them to be able to live life and enjoy their childhood without thinking about a big scary virus. That said, reading the State of Education's return to school guidelines, I'm confident the school year will kick-off without a hitch.

State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley outlined the guidelines, with a strong focus on masks and/or face coverings.

He says, “Face coverings should be worn in all areas of the schools, this includes the classrooms. Most importantly face coverings should be worn during arrival, dismissal, and any other transition within the school building.”

According to the guidelines, students with severe breathing difficulties do not have to wear a face covering, along with students in 2nd grade or below.

With a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner, I'm sure that last part should cause quite a few fights and arguments.

Brumley also recommends that Louisiana schools attempt to set-up an online classroom for students and families who are worried about returning to the physical school.

In regards to daily health checks, he says, "We are asking our schools to assess students on arrival in school and throughout the day including conducting most importantly that initial temperature check."

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