A score of Douglas High School parents celebrated the first day of full-time in-person instruction by greeting students with signs at the entrance.
“We’re out here to celebrate the amazing students of Douglas High School and especially our seniors,” parent Tami Stein said on Tuesday morning. “School is back. Better now than never this year. The kids haven’t been in school full-time for exactly a year, so we’re celebrating their coming back to school and hopefully a last part of their year.”
Stein, a Minden resident, is mother to twins Bodie and Chloe, and is a member of the Support Our Seniors parent group.
The Record-Courier has been publishing a page every Thursday devoted to the Douglas High School Class of 2021.
After March 15, the only Douglas County School District students who won’t be attending school in-person are the around 570 signed up for Douglas Nevada Online.
Those students signed up for the duration of the semester and their numbers have declined slightly from the 855 the district reported at the beginning of the fall semester.
School Superintendent Keith Lewis said that ASPIRE academy will be the last Douglas school to open to full-in-person instruction.
Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle school students returned to full time, in-person on Monday.
It has been a year since March 16, 2020, when the schools were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Students have participated in a hybrid in-person distance learning model since school came back into session in August.
On Friday, the Douglas Tigers football team defeated the Galena Grizzlies 26-0, before a limited crowd.
“Douglas High School is to be commended for the amazing work they have done to provide the opportunity for our athletes to compete, to implement a COVID testing program to ensure a football season and to develop a plan to allow spectators.”
Players, cheerleaders and band members each received a number of tickets per game, with the maximum limit of 100 spectators.